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Today's Sports

  • Richey qualifies for motocross...

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s Tyler Richey just made his dream come true, as he has qualified for the largest amateur motocross race in the world for the first time.

  • Divas second in Space Coast...

    VIERA, Fla.—Tell City freshman Jenna Arnold won the tourney’s top offensive award to lead the Diamond Divas 03 based out of Tell City to second place in the age-14-and-under USSSA Space Coast World Series July 2-8.

  • Combs, Marion, Kieser lead...

    NEWBURGH—Kayla Combs placed eighth in her age group in the 200-meter breaststroke to lead the Tri-County Typhoons in Newburgh’s swimming invitational last weekend.
    Combs swam the 200 breast in 3:41.67.
    Lily Marion placed seventh in the 100 backstroke in 1:19.74 and 11th in the 200 back in 2:52.23.
    She took 14th in the 200 individual medley in 3:05.52 and 18th in the 200 free in 2:49.07.
    Kristen Kieser placed eighth in the 200 freestyle in 2:43.52.

  • Davis in underclass showcase

    BLOOMINGTON—Perry Central sophomore Reece Davis made Prep Baseball Report’s all-state underclass team and will get to play in an invitation-only showcase at Indiana University’s Bart Kaufman Field July 24.
    The showcase will include:
    • Personal online video of each player’s performance
    • Online player profile  
    • Position workout and batting practice
    • Game

  • Schroeder’s team 2nd in USSSA...

    VIERA, Fla.—Rylie Schroeder of Tell City played for the Newburgh Ice team that placed second in the age-12-and-under USSSA Space Coast World Series July 2-8.
    Schroeder, a first baseman/pitcher who will be an eighth grader at Tell City Junior-Senior High, hit .250 (5 for 20) with four walks and six RBIs for the tourney.
    She went 2-0 pitching, giving up 12 hits in nine innings.
    The Ice won a tourney at St. Louis last weekend in which Schroeder hit her second home run over the fence.

  • Kashyab places 2nd in tourney

    JEFFERSONVILLE—Anjan Kashyab of Tell City placed second in the River City Tennis men’s open singles tourney last weekend.
    This was a USTA-sanctioned tourney and one of Kashyab’s first since he finished playing for Murray State University in May 2016.
    He defeated the tourney’s No. 2 seed, Kevin Roberts of Greenwood, 6-0, 6-0 in the quarterfinals and beat Benjamin Hill of Louisville, Ky., 6-0, 6-3 in the semifinals.
    No. 1 seed Chris Denton of Indianapolis beat Kashyab 6-2, 7-5 for the title.

  • Things I plan to do in my...

    With my retirement just two weeks away, many people have asked me what I plan to do then.
    I’m sure some are just making conversation, but some are concerned that I will be bored and won’t find things to fill my time after spending so much of it covering local sports for 40 years.
    Some of the latter group are also hoping that I will be lost without covering sports and will reconsider my retirement.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.