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  • COLUMN: Tell City will have...

    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.

  • Perry Countians fall in IFC bouts

    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    ROCKPORT—It was a rough night for Perry County fighters, who went 0-3 at a kickboxing event held by Indiana Fighting Champion-ship Saturday.
    Thomas Kellems and Kyle Osborne each went the distance but suffered unanimous decision losses.
    Kellems lost a back-and-forth match with David Colburn. Osborne lost to Ryan “Octane” Fischer.

  • Rockport wins five of its last...

    ROCKPORT—Rockport won won five of six American Legion baseball games in the past week to conclude its regular season on a high note.
    Tell City graduate Dayne Seibert drove in three runs in a 15-2 blowout of Boonville July 9.
    Tell City junior C.J. Rowe improved to 4-0 on the mound as Rockport defeated Jasper 11-4 July 10.
    Rowe struck out three and got plenty of help from his offense, which belted out 19 hits.
    Post 254’s offense exploded for eight first-inning runs in a 17-1 blowout of Washington Friday.

  • Evanston hosts area’s only men’s...

    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    EVANSTON—Local recreational softball players of all ages have gotten a chance to carry out their athletic ambitions on a weekly basis in Evanston.
    Currently in its fourth season, the Evanston Men’s Softball League is the only recreational league of its kind available to residents of Spencer and Perry counties. It began in 2010 and was run by Rodney Schaefer.

  • Hayes resigns as Tell City’s...

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—John Hayes decided being head coach of teams in two consecutive seasons would be too much, so he has resigned as Tell City’s girls softball coach.
    Hayes was named Tell City’s girls basketball coach this summer after two years as John Lyons’ assistant.