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Today's Sports

  • Rockport claims 40th sectional...

    By CLAY CUNNINGHAM
    Sports Editor sports@spencercountyjournal.com

    BOONVILLE – Aided by a critical fifth-inning error, Rockport was able to claim a 40th Legion Baseball sectional title Saturday, outlasting a surprisingly competitive Boonville team 10-7 in the championship round.

    Boonville, who reached the tourney’s double-elimination final following a 7-6, ninth-inning come-from-behind victory over Jasper earlier in the afternoon, scored four times in the top of the fifth inning to pull ahead 6-4.

  • Santa Claus tourney winners

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  • Individual awards

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  • 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 lift) 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.

  • All-star tourney champs

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  • Regular-season champions

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  • COLUMN: Tell City will have...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    Ryan George is starting just his second year as Tell City’s athletic director but is already getting to put his stamp on the school’s sports program by helping to hire most of its coaches.

    The school will again offer 18 varsity sports, assuming there are enough girls for a girls golf team (last year that team folded due to a lack of numbers), and George will have had a hand in hiring 10 of those teams’ coaches.

  • Smitty’s wins playoff tourney

    TELL CITY—Smitty’s Memorial Team outhit Tri-State Service & Maintenance 21-6 to win the Tell City Women’s Softball League playoff tourney championship game 10-2 Thursday.

    Smitty’s led only 4-1 after five innings but pulled away with a five-run sixth inning.

    Singles by Paige Gelarden, Courtney Cain, Candy Parks, Lauren Goffinet and Jaci Garrett, a sacrifice fly by Brittany Roark, and an error fueled that big inning.

    Jamie Brinksneader scored a key run earlier by stealing home to put Smitty’s up 4-0.

  • Davis’ 37 homers at break no...

    Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis has hit 37 home runs at the all-star break, tying the American League record set by Reggie Jackson in 1969 and just two short of the major league record set by Mark McGwire and Barry Bonds in the seasons when they finished with at least 70.
    Sammy Sosa, who hit 66 homers in 1998, 63 in 1999, and 64 in 2001, never had 37 at the all-star break.
    So that must mean Davis is guaranteed to hit at least 60 this season and become a perennial 40- to 60-homer man every season, right?

  • Latta wins Summer Fest 5K run

    TELL CITY—John Latta won the Summer Fest 5-kilometer run June 29, finishing more than a minute ahead of runner-up Brandon Mundy.
    Donovan Ingle was third in 18:49, 14 seconds behind Mundy.
    Current or former Tell City cross country runners took five of the top six places.
    Donald Knieriem, who ran in the Boston Marathon this year, finished eighth overall and won the 60-and-older men’s division.
    Addie Terry was the women’s champion.