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Today's Sports

  • PLAC track meets rained out

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central was a fairly heavy favorite to win the PLAC girls track meet again this year, but based on seeds the Commodores were locked in a close battle with Mitchell in the boys meet.
    Could Perry Central pull out a 10th consecutive title? We’ll never know.
    After approximately an hour’s storm delay, as 9 p.m. approached - which was 10 p.m. for every school in the conference but Perry Central - the athletic directors from the conference schools met to make a tough decision.

  • Tell City runners dominate PAC...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Despite not scoring in four field events, Tell City used strong performances from its sprinters and distance runners to win the PAC boys track meet Thursday.
    The Marksmen scored 127 points, 30 more than runner-up Forest Park.
    How dominant were Tell City’s runners? They took the top two places in the shortest race, the 100-meter dash, and the longest race, the 3200. They finished in the top two in eight of the 11 running events.

  • Turkey Grand Slam
  • Marksmen extend streak to 8...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—When a team gets on a roll, it finds ways to win close matches. That was the case for Tell City’s girls tennis team in its recent winning streak.
    The Marksmen beat Pike Central 3-2 in a PAC match Saturday to extend that streak to eight matches.
    Cassie Bryant in No. 2 singles and Kelsey Gowers in No. 3 singles won straight-sets matches before a 90-minute rain delay.

  • Lanesville defeats Bulldogs

    LANESVILLE—Two walks and two hit batsmen helped Lanesville score six runs in the first inning and beat Cannelton 14-4 in baseball Tuesday.
    Cannelton scored three runs in the top of the first inning with one of its best offensive innings of the season.
    Three of Cannelton’s first four batters reached base and Jayden Morris singled to left field to score Damon Powers and Bryce Garrett.
    One out later, Logan Northener also singled to drive home Bailey Maffia.
    The Bulldogs could have scored even more but left the bases loaded.

  • Perry Central falls twice

    CORYDON—Perry Central had 12 hits, committed only one error, and walked only two batters but lost to Corydon 11-4 in baseball Tuesday.
    Corydon had 13 hits but put them together.
    Grant Pund went 3 for 4 with two doubles and two RBIs to lead Perry Central’s offense. “It was good to see him get back on track,” said Perry Central Coach Phil Zellers.
    Trey Mullis, Ethan Myler and Bryce Ridener each added two hits.
    Freshman John Bashor was Perry Central’s starting pitcher. He walked two and struck out one in 3 1/3 innings.

  • Tell City girls outhit Raiders

    TELL CITY—Tell City pounded out 14 hits in a 9-2 PAC softball win over Southridge Monday.
    Chelsey Billings and Morgan Schuetter each had three hits for the Marksmen and Hayley Fackler and Rachel Malone each added two.
    Fackler and Emili Stephens each hit a double. Madison Schuetter led the Marksmen in RBIs with three.
    “I was happy with the girls’ patience and pitch selection at the plate,” said Tell City Coach Maggie Schuetter. “Everyone hit the ball very hard this evening.”

  • PC nips Wolfpack in 8

    MARENGO—Perry Central scored three runs in the eighth inning to edge Crawford County 11-10 in PLAC softball Monday.
    Perry Central built a 7-0 lead before the Wolfpack had a six-run fifth inning to get back in the game.
    “The top of their batting order hits the ball really, really hard,” said Perry Central Coach Mark Rothgerber. “It took them a while to catch up to Autumn (Lain, Perry Central’s pitcher), but when they did they really hit the heck out of the ball.”

  • Burchett hits 2 more HRs in loss...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City gave up 13 unearned runs in a 16-10 baseball loss to North Harrison Saturday, but Travis Burchett’s power hitting kept the Marksmen in the game most of the way.
    Burchett, a freshman designated hitter/outfielder/pitcher/first baseman, hit two more home runs to give him five in five games for the week.
    He hit a grand slam deep over the left-field fence in the third inning to tie the game 7-7.

  • Tell City 5th in PAC girls meet

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s lack of depth hurt in team standings but the Marksmen exceeded most of their seeds as they finished fifth in the nine-team PAC girls track meet Tuesday.
    Gibson Southern scored 133.5 points to win the meet for the third year in a row. Tell City scored 75.
    “We were seeded to score 48 points and we scored 75,” noted Tell City Coach Katie Weyer. “That was the game plan: outscore your seeds.