Today's Sports

  • Morgan, TC stop Patriots

    Sports Editor

    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

    Sports Editor

    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

    Sports Editor

    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.

  • All Saturday, Monday sports...

    PERRY COUNTY—Snow flurries and a record cold temperature for April 16 that kept fields from drying after weekend rains forced postponement of all Perry County sports events Monday.
    Perry Central’s softball game with Forest Park was postponed just one day to Tuesday.
    Tell City’s girls tennis match with North Posey has been rescheduled for May 10 at 5:30 p.m.

  • Balanced Tell City outshoots...

    TELL CITY—Colin Noble shot 42 for medalist honors as Tell City beat Tecumseh 186-256 in boys golf Tuesday.
    Marcus Fortwendel shot 44, Spencer Fest 45, and Griffin Alvey 55 to complete the Marksmen’s scoring.
    Anthony Koch, who shot 59, and Jacob Fortwendel, 61, also played for the Marksmen.
    Logan Arnold shot 58 to lead Tecumseh.
    Tell City, 2-0, will host Perry Central and Jasper Monday at 4:30 p.m.

  • PC girls 2nd in tri-meet

    LEOPOLD—Claire Davis won both throwing events to lead Perry Central to second place in a girls triangular track meet Tuesday.
    Northeast Dubois won with 68 points. Perry Central scored 59 and Springs Valley 30.
    Davis threw the shot 30 feet, 9 inches and the discus 87 feet, 3 inches for her blue ribbons.
    Elizabeth Dauby ran the 1600 meters in 5:56.21 for Perry Central’s only individual win in a running event.
    The Commodores also won two relays.
    Madelyn Peter, Dauby, Morgan Judy and Bree Noland took the 1600 relay in 4:46.49.

  • Rangers edge PC 8-6

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central outhit Forest Park 7-6 but committed five errors in an 8-6 softball loss Tuesday.
    “Just really, really silly errors have cost us several games and they cost us today,” said Perry Central Coach Mark Rothgerber.
    Olivia Hauser pitched a complete game for Perry Central, striking out four and walking three.
    Only two of the eight runs she allowed were earned.
    “Olivia pitched a really good game,” said Rothgerber.
    Seven batters had one hit apiece for Perry Central - all singles.

  • Boonville shuts out PC 3-0

    BOONVILLE—Dylan Underhill pitched a three-hitter as Boonville shut out Perry Central 3-0 in baseball Tuesday.
    Underhill walked three and struck out six, and his teammates backed him with errorless defense.
    “We hit the ball hard - we just couldn’t find the hole,” said Perry Central Coach Jeremy Edwards.
    Gavin Poole, Reece Davis and Kage Kiplinger each hit a single for Perry Central’s hits.
    Boonville had six hits, including two doubles by Grant Rinehart.

  • Improved defense not enough as...

    HAWESVILLE, Ky.—Cannelton had only two hits as it lost a baseball doubleheader to Hancock County 2-0 and 7-0 Tuesday.
    The teams agreed to play only five innings each game, so Cannelton players went to the plate only four times apiece for the day.
    They didn’t do a lot with those at-bats either, as they had two hits - both singles - and no walks in the first game and no hits and two walks in the second game.
    They had strong defense, though, committing only two errors in the first game and none in the second game.