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  • Perry Central second, Tell City...

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—All four Jasper scorers shot 40 or under as the Wildcats beat Perry Central and Tell City in a boys golf triangular match Monday.
    Jasper shot 156. Perry Central was second with 195 and Tell City third with 212.
    Brennan Tucker shot 46 to lead Perry Central and Garrett James was right behind at 47.
    Lain Knieriem and Cole Johnson each shot 51 to complete the Commodores’ scoring.
    Braeden Etienne, who shot 59, and Liam Gogel, 64, also played for the Commodores.

  • Titans topple Tell City in...

    TELL CITY—Gibson Southern won every match in straight sets to beat Tell City 5-0 in PAC girls tennis Thursday.
    In singles play Cori Jones defeated Caitlin Teague 6-0, 6-2 in No. 1, Rachel Jones beat Beth Whitworth 6-1, 6-0 in No. 2, and Mary Hall defeated Claire Zellers 6-1, 6-2 in No. 3.
    The Titans won every game in the doubles matches.
    Shelby Braselton and Hannah Reinbrecht defeated Ireland Gaynor and Hannah Rhodes 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1.
    Lexie Birch and Sami Burcell beat Baylee Bryant and Leann Goffinet by the same score in No. 2.

  • Commodores third in triangular...

    OAKLAND CITY—Two Perry Central golfers shot in the 40s but the Commodores finished third in a three-team match Thursday.
    Wood Memorial won with 168 strokes and had the individual medalist, Carter Creeden, who shot 40.
    Forest Park shot 185 and Perry Central 199.
    Braeden Etienne shot 48 to lead Perry Central and Garrett James shot 49.
    Brennan Tucker shot 50 and Lain Knieriem 52 to complete the Commodores’ scoring.
    Liam Gogel, who shot 56, and Cole Johnson, 59, also played for the Commodores.

  • PC falls twice by 1 run

    HUNTINGBURG—Perry Central’s softball team hasn’t cracked the win column yet but is getting close, falling twice by one run to strong PAC teams last week.
    The Commodores lost 10-9 in eight innings at Southridge Thursday.
    They scored two runs in the top of the seventh to tie it but the Raiders scored one with two outs in the eighth to win.
    The Commodores outhit the Raiders 11-10 as Kirstyn Linne went 3 for 5 with a double and Karissa Gayer added two hits.

  • Tell City splits games

    EVANSVILLE—Chloe Sandage went 3 for 4 with two RBIs as Tell City whipped Bosse 17-3 in softball Thursday.
    Justice Kuster added two doubles and three RBIs to the Marksmen’s 15-hit attack.
    Ava Hilgenhold contributed a double and a single, Emili Stephens and Morgan Schuetter each went 2 for 4, and Hayley Fackler hit a double.
    The Marksmen finished the game in five innings by the 10-run rule.
    Kuster pitched all five innings for her fifth win of the season. She gave up three hits and two walks and struck out seven.

  • Perry Central wins 3 of 3

    LEOPOLD—Reece Davis went 3 for 4 with a double and two RBIs as Perry Central beat Mitchell 7-5 in PLAC baseball Fri-day.
    Gavin Poole added a single and a double and an RBI to the Commodores’ nine-hit attack. Colten Bland also had a double.
    Jaron Underhill earned the win in 3 1/3 innings of relief pitching. He struck out five and walked none.
    Perry Central starter Wes Scamahorn had some control problems, walking six and striking out seven in 3 2/3 innings.

  • Morgan, TC stop Patriots

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    TELL CITY—Ryan Morgan pitched a two-hitter and Tell City erupted for four runs in the third inning to beat Heritage Hills 4-1 in PAC baseball Friday.
    Morgan walked one and struck out two.
    He said his four-seam fastball “was really on-point and my curveball was too.”
    He got behind in several counts early “because I hadn’t thrown out of the stretch yet,” he said. “After that I really keyed in to get my fastball in there.”

  • PC 2nd, TC 3rd in triangular

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    LEOPOLD—Tell City won two events and Perry Central won one but Forest Park took the other 13 to win their girls triangular track meet Thursday.
    The Rangers scored 84 points. Perry Central was second with 52 and Tell City third with 25.
    As usual the Perry County teams dominated the throwing events.
    Perry Central took the top three places in the discus. Claire Davis won it with a 96-foot-4 throw, Alyssa Verkamp was second at 88-0 and Alyssa Hill third at 81-6.

  • Commodores outrun Tell City

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    LEOPOLD—Clay James won both hurdles races to lead Perry Central past Tell City 79-49 in boys track Thursday.
    James ran the 110-meter high hurdles in 16.65 seconds and the 300 intermediates in 45.05 to win each by at least a second.
    Teammate Levi Rainbolt won the 200-meter dash in 23.75 seconds, a personal record, and teamed with Creek Wright, Logan Hubert and Chase James to win the 1600 relay.
    Wright also won the 400 dash in 53.90 and Hubert won the 800 in 2:14.02.

  • Meeting former ABA stars great...

    The Indiana Pacers’ dominant win over Cleveland in their first game of the current playoffs Sunday reminded me of how they used to look when they were winning all their championships.
    Wait a minute, you say: The Pacers have never won the NBA title. That’s true, but they started in the ABA, where they won three titles in four years, 1970 through 1973.
    The ABA opened play in the 1967-68 season with a red, white and blue basketball, a three-point shot - which no other league at any level had then - and a lot of players who were more colorful than the ball.