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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Monday, Tuesday sports events...

    PERRY COUNTY—All sports events involving Perry County teams were postponed Monday and Tuesday due to continuing rain and the threat of severe storms.
    The Perry Central at Springs Valley PLAC softball game, postponed Monday, has been rescheduled for April 30.
    Also postponed Monday were the Cannelton versus Crawford County baseball game, Tell City JV baseball versus Evansville Memorial, Perry Central JV baseball at Forest Park, and Perry Central at Paoli junior high track meets.

  • Walks propel Orleans past Perry...

    ORLEANS—Giving up eight walks hurt Perry Central in a 6-2 PLAC baseball loss to Orleans Saturday.
    Perry Central outhit Orleans 5-4, but Orleans pitcher Duncan Gerkin walked only two as he pitched a complete game. He struck out six.
    “He was really good,” Perry Central Coach Jeremy Edwards said. “He had good speed and had a good breaking ball. But we put the ball in play quite a bit.”
    Colten Bland went 2 for 3 to lead Perry Central hitters and Wes Scamahorn added a double.

  • Cannelton splits twinbill

    HOPKINSVILLE, Ky.—David Reed and Rafe Garrett each had three hits as Cannelton outslugged Heritage Christian for an 18-9 victory in the second game of a season-opening baseball doubleheader Saturday.
    Reed went 3 for 4 with two doubles to lead the Bulldogs’ 11-hit attack. He drove in three runs and scored three.
    Garrett added a double as he went 3 for 3 plus two walks. He scored four runs.
    Logan Marshall and Dakota Thomas each added two RBIs.
    Patrick Lawson scored three runs and Marshall and Dylan Young each scored two.

  • Guillaume let go as PC girls...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s school board voted Monday not to renew Ty Guillaume’s contract as girls basketball coach.
    Guillaume said Tuesday that he had been informed of the board’s decision before spring break but was surprised by it.
    “I think they were giving me a chance to resign,” he said. “But why resign if you’re doing the best job you can every day?”
    He compiled a 41-71 record in five years as the head coach, including 3-19 this season.

  • Marksmen sweep South Central

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City pounded out 23 hits and Morgan Schuetter and Justice Kuster pitched shutouts as the Marksmen swept a softball doubleheader with South Central Saturday.
    Schuetter went 3 for 3 plus a sacrifice fly as Tell City won the first game 16-0. She had two doubles and drove in four runs.
    Hayley Fackler, Ava Hilgenhold and Chloe Sandage each added a single and a double. Lizzy Kehl had two singles and Chloe Carman hit a double.

  • Perry Central hopes to improve...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—With three of the top five players returning and some talented freshmen joining them, Perry Central’s boys golf team hopes to improve on last year’s record.
    The Commodores went 10-16 in the regular season last year, then finished fifth among six teams in the PLAC tourney and seventh among 10 complete teams in the Jasper sectional.

  • Young Tell City hopes to compete...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys golf team is still young but has more experience than the last two years and is setting some high goals.
    There are no seniors on the six-man roster, but juniors Spencer Fest and Marcus Fortwendel each have two years of varsity experience.
    Sophomores Collin Noble and Griffin Alvey also lettered last year. So the Marksmen return four of their top six, including their top two golfers from the team that had Tell City’s best PAC finish in 12 years.

  • Orleans blanks Perry Central

    ORLEANS—Perry Central outhit Orleans 3-2 but lost 3-0 in a season-opening PLAC softball game Friday.
    “We had runners on second and third with one out a couple of times and couldn’t move them,” said Perry Central Coach Mark Rothgerber. “That hurt us.”
    Perry Central batters struck out seven times.
    Karissa Gayer went 2 for 4 to lead the Commodores.
    Kirstyn Linne pitched a two-hitter for Perry Central. But she walked six and hit one batter, and her teammates committed five errors.