Today's Sports

  • Dickerson succeeds Snyder as...

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Bill Dickerson was named Cannelton’s boys basketball coach Thursday, succeeding Michael Snyder, who resigned to become the school’s principal.
    Brian Garrett, the school’s previous principal, will move up to the newly created position of assistant superintendent. He will also remain the athletic director for now.
    Superintendent Alva Sibbitt “felt like we needed to add another administrator,” Snyder, 38, said Friday about all the changes.

  • Is batting right, throwing left...

    I recall reading somewhere that only two percent of baseball or softball players who throw left-handed bat right-handed.
    In Major League Baseball the percentage is even lower. According to an article by Steve Treder in The Hardball Times, only 57 major league non-pitchers since 1871 have featured that combination.
    Only two in the live-ball era, since 1920, have become bona fide major league stars: Cleon Jones and Rickey Henderson.
    But anecdotal evidence suggests this phenomenon is a lot more common in Perry County.

  • Young stars in action

    The Perry Central Crush played Tell City’s age-8-and-under all-stars in a girls softball game in Tell City Thursday. Perry Central won 8-3.

  • National champion

    Tell City freshman-to-be Olivia Hale won the S3DA 3-D Female Middle School Olympic Recurve class archery national championship at the Mermet Lake State Conservation Area near Metropolis, Ill., June 22-23 and also helped Archery Camps USA of Boonville win the Middle School Club Division. She is the daughter of Brandon and Dee Bundy.

  • Annual road races Aug. 11

    The 42nd Annual Schweizer Fest Road Run will get underway at 8 a.m. Aug. 11.
    The six-mile race begins at 8 a.m. and two-mile race begins at 8:05 a.m. A kid’s fun run begins at 9:20. The course winds through the streets of downtown Tell City before heading through some challenging hills for the six-mile participants.

  • Old Timers Baseball Game Aug. 7

    The 44th Annual Schweizer Fest Old Timers Baseball Game is set for Aug. 7.
    Tristate players (active or inactive) over the age of 40 are invited to participate. Registration begins at 5 pm. Players are requested to wear the uniforms they wore during their playing days (if they still fit).
    Each participant will receive an official Schweizer Fest hat. Trophies will be awarded for the longest hit ball, best defensive play and oldest participant. The game will be held at Frank Clemens Field at Walter Hagedorn Park.

  • Rockport Legion drops three...

    Journal-Democrat Sports Editor

    ROCKPORT – Five Rockport errors didn’t help Tell City graduate Preston Hendershot on the mound as Post 254 fell to Danville 7-2 in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday.
    Rockport committed three errors in Danville’s six-run second inning.

  • Mound confidence key in...

    Journal-Democrat Sports Editor

    ROCKPORT – Tell City graduate Preston Hendershot is excited for his future.
    He has an academic scholarship awaiting him at Brescia University in nearby Owensboro this fall and with that opportunity, comes the chance to play for the Bearcats’ baseball team.
    However, he’s still engaged with his present surroundings, working a summer job at Perry Marine during the day and then suiting up Rockport in American Legion baseball at night.

  • Rockport wins 2 games

    ROCKPORT—Gavin Poole hit a double and scored a run as Rockport defeated Newburgh 4-1 in American Legion baseball Thursday.
    Poole batted leadoff and went 1 for 3 in the seven-inning game.
    Tell City graduate Nick Smith caught for Rockport and also went 1 for 3 while batting fifth.
    Perry Central sophomore Reece Davis played first base for Rockport and went 0 for 2 but reached base on an error and scored the tiebreaking run in the sixth inning.
    Manning Webb drove in that run and led Rockport with two hits. Trever Zink had two RBIs.

  • Impressions of Rockport Legion...

    Rockport usually fields a strong American Legion baseball team and this year is no exception.
    Post 254 was 12-6 heading into Saturday’s doubleheader with Danville, Ill., and five Perry County players have contributed to the team’s success.
    Tell City graduate Preston Hendershot pitches and plays some outfield for Rockport for the second year in a row after being the only Perry Countian on the team last year.