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Today's Sports

  • Competitive juices flow in dart...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    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

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    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.

  • Rockport outhits Newburgh in...

    By STUART CASSIDY
    Staff Writer

    ROCKPORT—Strong hitting and an eighth-inning rally propelled Rockport past Newburgh 7-5 in the first round of the American Legion baseball regional Friday.
    A 17-hit performance helped Post 254 overcome 11 walks issued by its pitchers.
    Rockport Coach Jim Haaff said the game plan was to keep the score close and “we did a little better than that,” opening a 7-3 lead at one point.

  • Schweizer Fest bench-press...

    TELL CITY – The annual Schweizer Fest Bench Press Competition will begin with weigh-ins at 9 a.m. Aug. 10.

    There are nine divisions, six for men, two for women and a master’s division.

    Entry fee is $20 if pre-registered by Aug. 2 or $25 the day of competition. To enter, contact EverBody’s at 547-3565 or send email to Breanne@everbodyfitness.com. T

    he competition is hosted by EverBody’s Fun & Fitness Center.

  • Second annual Schweizer Fest...

    TELL CITY – The second annual indoor-outdoor archery tournament will take place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 3 at Tell City Junior-Senior High School.

    Participants of all ages are welcome. The competition will be divided into various styles of archery. There will be a National Archery in the Schools Program division, with elementary, middle-school and high-school classes. National Field Archery Association freestyle and hunter freestyle will have two divisions, both shooting 30 arrows from a distance of 20 yards.

  • Fitness Games set Schweizer Fest...

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Fitness Games, a competition to find out who the fittest people in Perry County are, will be held Aug. 9-11.

    The first of six events will be weightlifting – squat, bench press and dead lifts – 6-9 p.m. Aug. 9 at New Directions and Tell City High School’s weight room.

    The second event will be the hundreds, which includes double unders, sit-ups, air squats and pushups, 6-10 p.m. Aug. 9 in the street outside New Directions.

  • Soccer squad faces 18-game...

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Junior High Soccer Team will play a record 18 games this year. The season will begin Aug. 15 at home against Mt. Vernon and conclude with the Southern Indiana Junior High Soccer Conference tourney the week of Oct. 1-5.

    New teams added to the schedule this year include North Posey, Evansville Christian and Vincennes Rivet.

    Tell City will play all teams in the PAC that field junior high and high school soccer teams, including Forest Park, South Spencer, Southridge, Heritage Hills, Gibson Southern, North Posey, and Pike Central.

  • Rockport prepares for difficult...

    ROCKPORT – Post 254 faces stiff competition in its attempt to win an 18th regional baseball championship this weekend.

    Rockport will open the double-elimination tournament against Evansville sectional runner-up Newburgh in the second game of Friday’s opening round. Evansville champion Princeton will face Boonville, who Rockport defeated in the Boonville sectional, Friday at 4 p.m.