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Today's Sports

  • Will Hall of Fame changes change...

    How will changes in the Baseball Hall of Fame’s voting format affect the chances of suspected steroid users’ getting inducted?
    The Hall of Fame announced Sunday that effective immediately players will remain on the Professional Baseball Writers of America’s Hall of Fame ballots for only 10 years instead of the previous 15 years.

  • Thompson takes three awards

    TELL CITY— Tammy Thompson won two individual awards and was on the second-place team in the Hoosier Heights Ladies Invitational golf tourney July 15.
    Thompson hit the closest drove to the pin on hole No. 3 and the longest drive on No. 5.
    She and Jane Miller had the second best gross score in the  A flight, 71. Julie Buse and Barb Daum had the best score, 67.
    June Cline and Martha Luckett placed third in that flight with 76.

  • Rockport tops Remington in first...

    PLYMOUTH— Jon Stallings pitched a five-hitter and Rockport got off to a  fast offensive start to beat Remington 7-1 in the opening round of the American Legion baseball state tourney Tuesday.
    Rockport, 22-9, was scheduled to play Terre Haute in the second round of the eight-team tourney Wednesday.
    Rockport jumped to a 3-0 lead in the first two innings and then rode the left arm of Stallings to the next round.
    The South Spencer senior allowed just five hits and two walks and struck out five.

  • Rockport wins regional

    By CLAY CUNNINGHAM
    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    ROCKPORT—Throughout the American Legion baseball season, Rockport Manager Jim Haaff has said he would have a dangerous team if he ever had the luxury of playing with a full roster.
    Post 254 proved him right with a regional championship Friday.
    Three players each drove in three runs and Rockport scored in every inning of a 15-1, seven-inning blowout of Jasper to claim the title.

  • Schweizer Fest Sports Notes

    Horseshoes tourney set for Aug. 7-8
    TELL CITY – The Schweizer Fest bring-your-own-partner doubles horseshoes tourney will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at Zoercher-Bettinger Park.

    The draw-for-partners horseshoe s tourney will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, also at Zoercher-Bettinger Park.

  • Post 254 defeats Jasper

    By CLAY CUNNINGHAM
    Sports Editor

    ROCKPORT – Austin Paulin had two RBIs, Gant Miller finished with two hits and Rockport rode great pitching to an 8-1 win over Jasper in the American Legion baseball regional opener Tuesday. After putting Post 147 down in order in the first inning, Rockport leadoff man Kobe Stephens appeared to get the offense off to an innocuous start when he lightly tapped a grounder back to Jasper pitcher Brandon Bayer.

  • Brager, Ettensohn lead charge at...

    By CLAY CUNNINGHAM
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY – It was a productive day for the Tri-County Swim Club, which took first with 2,907 points at the Summer Swim Conference Championships at Tell City Saturday.

    The club, which consisted of swimmers from Perry, Spencer and Hancock counties, edged the Southridge Aquatic Raider Gators, which placed second with 2,766.

    Miles Brager was the day’s big winner, taking first in five individual races and one relay.

  • LeClere puts best foot forward...

    By CLAY CUNNINGHAM
    Sports Editor

    INDIANAPOLIS – A former Perry Central standout played a key role in the South All-Stars’ 30-2 rout of the North team at last Friday’s annual Indiana Football Coaches Association game.

    Invited to play as a punter, 2014 Commodore grad Austin LeClere also saw considerable time as an outside linebacker and made a crucial first-quarter play that helped pave the way for the South’s blowout win.

  • Sports Notes

    TC flag football registration Aug. 2
    TELL CITY – Registration for Tell City’s flag football program for grades 2-4 will be held 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 2 at William Tell Elementary.

    A $25 fee will be charged for each player.

    Youth football registration set
    TELL CITY – Sign-up dates have been set for Tell City fifth- and sixth-grade tackle football players.

  • Schweizer Fest Sports

    Horseshoes set Aug. 7 and 8
    TELL CITY – The Schweizer Fest bring-your-own-partner doubles horseshoe tourney will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at Zoercher-Bettinger Park.

    The draw-for-partners horseshoe tourney will be held 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, also at Zoercher-Bettinger Park.