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Today's Sports

  • Rockport picks up fourth...

    ROCKPORT – Rockport Post 254 followed a different script Thursday night than shown in previous games but still came away with the same result, a 9-5 win over Owensboro, Ky., Post No. 9 in American Legion baseball.
    That’s now four straight wins for the Rockport post.
    In Post 254’s last three wins, they jumped to and maintained early leads. But against Owensboro, Rockport fell behind after taking a 1-0 lead and trailed 5-4 heading into the bottom of the eighth inning.

  • Girls league games rained out...

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Girls Softball League games were rained out Monday and Tuesday (except for T-ball Tuesday, which was played in the grass), pushing back the league’s playoff tourneys.

    The age-13-16 division was scheduled to play its last night of regular-season games Wednesday and plans to start its playoff tourney tonight. The same was true for the age-9-10 division.

    The age-11-12 playoff tourney was scheduled for Wednesday on Wayne Marchand Field (the women’s league’s field).

  • Schweizer Fest sporting events...

    TELL CITY – Plans are taking shape for two major Schweizer Fest sporting events, including an indoor-outdoor archery tourney Aug. 3 and the 36th annual road runs Aug. 10.

    The second annual archery tournament will take place at Tell City Junior-Senior High School. Participants of all ages are welcome. The competition will be divided into various styles of archery.  

  • Tell City players add to Legion...

    By CLAY CUNNINGHAM
    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    ROCKPORT – Several former and current Tell City players had strong performances playing for Spencer County-based Senior Legion baseball teams last week.

  • Waninger takes 3rd in Mountain...

    CLARKSVILLE — Mason Waninger of Tell City placed third among 18 in an age-15-16 Indiana Junior Golf Mountain Dew Tour tourney at Wooded View Golf Club June 11.

    He shot a personal best 7-over-par 78 on the par-71 course as he carded two birdies and nine pars.

    Timothy Wiseman of Corydon won with 75 and Mitchell Frederick of Corydon placed second at 77.

    Waninger’s finish earned him 11 tour points.

  • Rhodes sets Brescia HPB record

    OWENSBORO, Ky.—Tell City graduate Jordan Rhodes set a Brescia University baseball record by getting hit by pitches 15 times in 57 games this spring.

    That means he was hit once every 3.8 games, nearly equaling the rate of once every 3.04 games by Montreal Expos second baseman Ron Hunt when he set the modern (since 1900) major league record by getting hit 50 times in 1971.

  • Brewster one-hits Crawford County

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Dakota Brewster gave up only one tainted infield hit as Perry Central beat Crawford County 4-3 in eighth grade baseball Friday.

    Brewster struck out seven and walked one in the five-inning game.

    Perry Central Coach Rick Graves said he wasn’t sure how much Brewster would be able to pitch because he had strained his neck lifting weights earlier in the day. But he looked strong throughout.

  • COLUMN: Rebels’ latest title...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    South Spencer, which is in the same sectional and conference as Tell City, won the Class 2A baseball state title this month for the second time in three years and third time in seven years.

    That reinforces the belief that this area’s Class 2A sectional is the strongest one in the state and the Pocket Athletic Conference is one of the strongest baseball conferences in the state.

  • Legacy Financial regains sole...

    TELL CITY—Legacy Financial pounded out 18 hits in five innings to beat Cash Waggner & Associates 20-8 in a battle for first place in Tell City’s age-13-16 girls softball league Thursday.

    The two teams were each 6-3 going into the game. But Legacy took control with a seven-run second inning on six hits, including a triple by Leah Hellums and a double by Maddie Briem.

    Savannah Alvey went 4 for 5 with a double to lead Legacy’s hitters.

    Tori Peter added three hits and Hellums and Briem each had two. Hellums drove in three runs.

  • Waninger takes 3rd in Mountain...

    CLARKSVILLE— Mason Waninger of Tell City placed third among 18 in an age-15-16 Indiana Junior Golf Mountain Dew Tour tourney at Wooded View Golf Club June 11.
    He shot a personal best 7-over-par 78 on the par-71 course as he carded two birdies and nine pars.
    Timothy Wiseman of Corydon won with 75 and Mitchell Frederick of Corydon placed second at 77.
    Waninger’s finish earned him 11 tour points.