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Today's Sports

  • Marksmen still young

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s girls tennis team returns only two sectional starters from last year’s 1-10 team.
    Beth Whitworth played No. 3 singles last year as a sophomore and may play No. 1 this year.
    Caitlin Teague played No. 2 doubles last year but will likely play singles this year.
    Claire Zellers, the only senior on the 12-girl roster, also played enough matches to letter last year.

  • 13-run first inning propels...

    LYNNVILLE—A 13-run first inning propelled Tecumseh past Cannelton 19-3 in baseball Wednesday.
    “We should’ve been out of the first inning down no worse than 3-1,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.
    “Instead it ended up being 13-1 mainly on errors, walks and hit batters - you name it, we did it.
    “We had an error at third base. On the next play we threw home and the catcher wasn’t on home plate when he caught it. Then it kind of snowballed from there.”

  • Corydon shuts out PC 5-0

    CORYDON—Perry Central had only two hits and committed seven errors in a 5-0 softball loss to Corydon Wednesday.
    Commodore batters struck out 12 times.
    “We swung at some bad pitches,” said Perry Central Coach Mark Rothgerber. “A lot of them were on a rise ball that wasn’t that good and we should’ve laid off of because it would rise out of the strike zone.
    “She had movement on the ball, but it wasn’t overwhelming.”
    On defense Perry Central “made a lot of silly errors,” said Rothgerber.

  • PC girls 2nd to Patriots

    LEOPOLD—Elizabeth Dauby and Claire Davis each won two events for Perry Central but Heritage Hills used its depth to edge the Commodores in girls track Thursday.
    Heritage Hills won the triangular meet with 71.5 points. Perry Central was second with 58.5 and Wood Memorial third with 25.
    Perry Central scored best in the throwing events, with Davis winning both and teammate Alyssa Verkamp placing second in both.
    Davis threw the shot 33 feet, 10 1/2 inches and the discus 74 feet, 8 inches. Verkamp threw the shot 27-8 and the discus 74-4.

  • PC boys 2nd in tri-meet

    LEOPOLD—Clay James won both hurdles races to lead Perry Central to second place in a boys triangular track meet Thursday.
    Heritage Hills won with 88 points. Perry Central scored 62 and Wood Memorial 6.
    James won the 110-meter high hurdles in 17.5 seconds and the 300 intermediates in 44.16.
    Teammate Cain Hohne cleared 6 feet, 4 inches to win the high jump.

  • TC knocks off Vikings

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Morgan Schuetter threw a three-hitter and Tell City got at least one hit from every spot in the batting order to beat North Posey 9-2 in PAC softball Friday.
    It was Tell City’s first win ver the Vikings since 6-4 victory in the 2011 sectional semifinals.
    Schuetter struck out 13, walked two, and gave up only one earned run.

  • Perry Central upsets South...

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central rallied for six runs in the fifth inning to beat South Spencer 7-6 in baseball Friday.
    It was the Commodores’ first win ever over the Rebels.
    Reece Davis hit a pinch-hit, two-run double in the Commodores’ big inning.
    Kage Kiplinger and Ethan Edwards each added an RBI single that inning.
    Jaron Underhill pitched a six-hitter for the win, striking out seven and walking four. He gave up only two earned runs.

  • Tell City prevails in 3-hour...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City used 11 earned runs and strong relief pitching by Tretter Lyons to beat South Central 16-10 in baseball Thursday.
    While Tell City had to earn most of its runs, half of South Central’s runs were unearned.
    This was South Central’s fourth game but it was Tell City’s first after four rainouts, and that showed early.

  • Beard named Player of Year on...

    EVANSVILLE—Tell City junior forward/center Braeden Beard was named the Player of the Year on the Evansville Courier & Press’ All-Southwestern Indiana boys basketball team Sunday.
    The team is selected by the Courier & Press’ sports staff with input from area coaches. All southwestern Indiana players except those from Evansville and Castle (who are named to a separate All-Metro team) are eligble for it.
    Beard is the first Tell City player to be named Player of the Year on this team since Bryan Taylor was in 1975.

  • New Little League bat rules take...

    Baseball bats are expensive, so some parents are probably not happy about having to buy new bats for their youth league players this year.
    But new USA Baseball bat standards have gone into effect this season that mandate wood-like performance in youth bats, bringing them more in-line with high school and college bats, which are designed to perform more-like wood since the BBCOR standard was implemented in 2011.
    Bats approved by USA Baseball have barrels up to 2 5/8 inches in circumference.