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Today's Sports

  • Rebels defeat Tell City twice

    TELL CITY—South Spencer put the game away with four runs in the fifth inning to beat Tell City 6-1 in Diamond League baseball Thursday.
    Nearly all the Rebels’ runs were earned.
    “There were a couple plays I thought we probably should’ve made,” said Tell City Coach Trent Benning-field. “But with us not playing for a couple of weeks, we didn’t get a good read on some balls in the outfield.”
    Caleb Malcomson pitched the first four innings for Tell City, giving up two hits and two runs.

  • Poole homers in Legion debut

    BOONVILLE—Perry Central senior Gavin Poole homered in his American Legion baseball debut as Rockport routed Boonville 13-2 in the season opener Tuesday.
    Poole’s three-run homer in the sixth gave Rockport a 13-0 lead.
    He also singled and walked and scored three runs.
    Tell City graduate Nick Smith went 2 for 5 with two RBIs for Rockport.
    Tell City graduate Preston Hendershot played left field for Rockport and Perry Central sophomore Reece Davis played first base, each going 0 for 2.

  • Fest shoots 87 in regional

    HENRYVILLE—Tell City’s Spencer Fest shot 87 in the Providence boys golf regional Thursday, but that was not good enough to qualify him for the state finals.
    The top three teams and the top five individuals not on those teams qualified for state.
    The five individual qualifiers all shot between 71 and 73.
    Fest shot 41 on the first nine holes and 46 on the back nine of the Champions Pointe course.
    Perry Central’s Brennan Tucker also competed in the regional and shot 95.
    He shot 46 on the front nine and 49 on the back nine.

  • Burchett, Smith repeaters on All...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Tell City seniors Travis Burchett and Nick Smith were named to the All-PAC baseball team for the second year in a row in voting by conference coaches last week.
    Tell City was one of four teams to get two players on the 14-man honor squad.
    Conference champion Southridge led the team with three selections, including junior outfielder Tucker Schank, the son of former Tell City star Dave Schank.

  • Pitching dominates as Crawford...

    TELL CITY—After a week of rainouts Tell City’s age-11-14 girls softball season got under way this week with Crawford Memorials getting off to a 2-0 start Monday and Tuesday.
    As usual the pitching was ahead of the hitting at this point, so when the pitchers threw strikes their opponents were in trouble.
    Crawford Memorials rode strong pitching performances by Hannah Daum and Jayleigh Napier.
    Daum pitched a two-hitter in a 4-3 win over Cash Waggner Monday, striking out 10 and walking four in four innings.

  • Noble advances in Drive, Chip...

    LOUISVILLLE, Ky.—Andrew Noble of Tell City finished third out of 30 in the age-10-11 boys PGA of America Drive, Chip, and Putt competition Saturday at the Seneca Golf Club.

  • Tell City relay 16th, Hohne 26th...

    BLOOMINGTON—Tell City finished 16th in the 3200-meter relay at the boys state track meet Saturday.

  • Camp seeks to help local tennis...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—One of the most important summer sports camps is taking part at Hagedorn Park this month.
    Like most, it seeks to produce better players for its sport. But its bigger mission is “to save tennis in Tell City,” said Dan Hopkins.
    Hopkins, the assistant coach for Tell City’s boys tennis team, is also the pastor of First Baptist Church in Tell City, so some might think his statement is a case of a public speaker engaging in hyperbole.
    But that’s probably not the case.

  • 5 Perry Countians on Rockport’s...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    ROCKPORT—Rockport’s American Legion baseball team featured only one Perry County player last year, probably the fewest ever when Perry County did not have its own team.
    But five Perry Countians - three from Tell City and two from Perry Central - will dot Post 254’s roster when the team makes its 2018 debut at Boonville Tuesday.

  • Three Commodores All-PLAC in...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    PAOLI—Perry Central’s Jaron Underhill, Reece Davis and Wes Scamahorn were named to the All-PLAC baseball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.
    Perry Central tied for second in the seven-team conference with a 4-2 PLAC record and joined champion Paoli as the only teams to have three players make All-PLAC.
    Underhill was a senior outfielder/pitcher for the Commodores but “definitely made it for his pitching,” said Perry Central Coach Jeremy Edwards.