Today's Sports

  • Cars in parking lot good sign...

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Experience and stability, two things that have been rare on Tell City’s football team for years, give the Marksmen high hopes for their first winning record in seven years and only the second one in 12 years.
    Forty-five players, the team’s most in three years, reported for practice last week. The team also has 13 seniors after having only two or three play each of the last two years.

  • Perry Central fall schedules

    Varsity Football
    16    Southridge (scrimmage)    A    7:00
    23    Corydon Central    H    7:00
    30    Forest Park    A    7:00
      6    Crawford County    A    6:30
    13    Paoli    H    6:30
    20    Tell City    A    7:00

  • Jameson to autograph TC booklets...

    Steven Goodson, who recently left the University of Minnesota’s director of basketball operations job for a position on Tubby Smith’s Texas Tech staff, is not the only person born in Tell City to have been named a DOBO for a Big Ten Conference team.
    Jill Jameson, daughter of former Tell City boys basketball assistant coach John Jameson, is starting her third year as the director of basketball operations for the University of Wisconsin’s women’s basketball team.

  • Deom nearly perfect in archery...

    TELL CITY—Wes Deom of Tell City was just one point short of a perfect score as he won the bowhunter male division of the Schweizer Fest archery tourney Saturday.
    Deom scored 299 of a possible 300 to win the highest scoring category of the tourney.
    He edged Tell City High School senior Nathan Freeman by two points.
    Morris Denton of Robards, Ky., placed third in that division with 294 points.

  • Small turnout has big time at...

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Possibly deterred by the threat of rain, one of the smallest turnouts ever showed up for the Schweizer Fest old-timers baseball game Tuesday.
    But the 14 who played (some older ones came just to watch) put on a good show in the five innings.
    One team turned a triple play, and that was not even voted the best defensive play of the game.
    Jeremy Edwards caught a fly ball that two of the young pinch-runners did not think he would get to. Neither tagged up, and both were doubled off base.

  • Schweizer Fest sports move into...

    TELL CITY—Schweizer Fest sports events were scheduled to start with the archery tourney Saturday but will move into high gear this week.
    Next up is the annual old-timers baseball game Tuesday at Frank Clemens Field.
    Registration begins at 5 p.m. at the field. Batting practice will start shortly after, with the game starting at approximately 6:30 p.m.
    Tri-state players age 40 and older are eligible to participate. Trophies will be awarded for the longest hit, best defensive play, and oldest player.

  • Competitive juices flow in dart...

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Athletes of all ages are always looking for an outlet for their competitive nature, and several area adults have found it in Tell City dart leagues.
    “It’s challenging,” said Chad Taylor. “If you’re in any sport, you strive to get better and better.”
    Another reason some like it is “it’s easy on the body,” said Dave Sanders.

  • Goodson going to Texas Tech

    Sports Editor

    LUBBOCK, Texas—After first deciding to remain on the University of Minnesota’s basketball staff with new coach Richard Pitino, Tell City graduate Steven Goodson has changed his mind and is following Tubby Smith to Texas Tech.
    Goodson, 30, had been on Minnesota’s staff the last six years but had been with Smith 12 years, starting as a student manager for his University of Kentucky team in 2001.

  • Rockport Legion team may be even...

    When I talked to Rockport American Legion baseball manager Jim Haaff at the Class 2A high school sectional last spring, he mentioned several freshmen and sophomores who would be playing for his team this summer.
    Knowing that he had also lost several veteran players from last year’s sectional runner-up team and that no Heritage Hills players would be playing for Rockport this summer (they all played for the Hoosier Express), I asked Haaff if it would be a rebuilding season for his team.

  • Rockport falls twice Saturday

    ROCKPORT—A baseball adage is good pitching will stop good hitting. And Rockport faced two strong pitchers as it lost twice in the American Legion baseball regional Saturday.
    A day after amassing 17 hits in the first-round game, Post 254 had 13 hits in two games combined Saturday.
    Princeton’s Lucas Lantrip improved to 7-0 as he pitched eight strong innings in a 10-3 win over Rockport in the first game of the day.
    Rockport took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on and RBI single by Dayne Seibert.