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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Commodores place 4 on All-PLAC...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    PAOLI—Perry Central led the All-PLAC softball team with four selections in voting by conference coaches Thursday.
    Junior outfielders Maddie Labhart and Karissa Gayer made the team for the second year in a row. Labhart also made it last year and Gayer made it two years ago.
    They were joined by first-time selections senior shortstop Chelsey Billings and sophomore pitcher Olivia Hauser.
    Perry Central tied Orleans for first place in the seven-team conference, each finishing 5-1.

  • Fackler, Schuetter named to All-...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Tell City seniors Hayley Fackler and Morgan Schuetter were named to the All-PAC softball team in voting by conference coaches Wednesday.
    They are the first Marksmen to make the team in six years. And this is the first time in the team’s 23-year history that Tell City had two players make all-conference.
    Fackler, who played shortstop and caught, made the 15-girl team as one of its four infielders.

  • Fest, Tucker on to regional

    JASPER—Tell City’s Spencer Fest and Perry Central’s Brennan Tucker qualified for the regional with their performances in the boys golf sectional at Sultan’s Run Friday.

  • It was good spring for local...

    No Perry County team won a sectional this spring, but nearly all of them were competitive in their sectionals.
    Perry Central’s softball team was the only one to grab at least a share of a conference title, as it tied for the PLAC crown. But again most of them were competitive in their conference races.
    Most of the teams also improved from last year - some had their best record in several years - so on that basis I would judge this a successful season for the local teams.
    Some would have been even more successful if not for injuries to key players.

  • Perry Central 4th in PLAC tourney

    FRENCH LICK—Garrett James shot 100 to lead Perry Central to fourth place in the PLAC boys golf tourney Monday.
    Perry Central had 442 strokes. Paoli won with 334, 14 strokes ahead of runner-up Crawford County.
    James was consistent throughout the match, shooting 50 on the front nine holes and 50 on the back nine.
    Other Perry Central scorers were Brennan Tucker with 107, Braeden Etienne 113, and Liam Gogel 122.
    Cole Johnson, the Com-modores fifth man, withdrew.

  • Jeeps shut out Bulldogs

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Reece Bauer pitched a two-hitter as Northeast Dubois beat Cannelton 5-0 in Class A baseball sectional semifinal action Monday morning.
    Bauer struck out seven and walked two. His teammates helped him by committing only one error and turning three double plays.
    Cannelton also played strong defense, committing only one error, turning a double play, and executing a rundown perfectly to tag a runner out between third base and home.

  • Wolfpack outshoots PC boys

    ELIZABETH—Only one Perry Central golfer shot under 52 as the Commodores lost to Crawford County 186-204 in boys golf Thursday.
    Host South Central had only two boys competing and thus had no team score.
    Garrett James shot 45 to lead Perry Central.
    He tied for second place in the match, just four strokes behind medalist Dalton Pinter of Crawford County.
    Behind James for Perry Central were Brennan Tucker with 52 and Lain Knieriem 53.
    Braeden Etienne and Liam Gogel each shot 54 to tie for the Commodores’ fourth scorer.