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Today's Sports

  • Commodores win PLAC softball...

    LEOPOLD—Brooke Litherland drove in four runs with two triples as Perry Central trounced Orleans 12-0 Monday to win the PLAC girls softball title outright.
    The Commodores beat West Washington 4-1 Saturday to clinch at least a share of the PLAC title. But Orleans, which had lost only to Paoli 2-1, still stood in the way of the Commodores’ first outright conference title.

  • Bulldogs edge Trojans, top...

    CANNELTON—Brandon Cook’s bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the 10th inning gave Cannelton an 8-7 baseball win over Wood Memorial Monday.
    That was the Bulldogs’ third win in a row, raising their record to 8-7. That is their most victories in a season in 17 years, since the 1996 team finished 14-15.
    Jonah Day, Wood Memorial’s third pitcher of the game, gave up four walks in the 10th inning.
    “He threw pretty hard but he was kind of all over the place a little bit,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.

  • Tell City defeats Perry Central

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City took better advantage of its opponents’ defensive mistakes to beat Perry Central 9-4 in baseball Monday.
    Tell City’s Chris Schaefer and Perry Central’s Anthony Mosby gave strong pitching performances, but there weren’t many other outstanding features in the game.
    Neither team hit the ball really hard, with neither getting an extra-base hit. Five of Tell City’s 10 hits and three of Perry Central’s four were infield hits.

  • Peter wins twice in girls track...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Cathryn Peter won two events to lead Perry Central to fourth place in its 10-team girls track sectional Tuesday.
    Jasper won with 142.5 points, 46.5 ahead of runner-up Forest Park.
    Perry Central scored 87 and Tell City was seventh with 40. Cannelton, with just one girl competing, finished 10th with two points.
    Peter won the 3200-meter run in 12:05.51 and teamed with Megan Thomas, Grace James and Marie Schwartz to win the 3200 relay in 10:09.91.

  • Commodores 3rd in 4-team match

    SANTA CLAUS—No one shot under 46 for Perry Central as it finished third in a four-team boys golf match Thursday.
    Jasper won with 149. Southridge shot 158, Perry Central 199, and Forest Park 202.
    Trevor Carter shot 10-over-par 46 to lead Perry Central.
    Nathan Bashor and James Rogier each shot 48 and Nick Edwards 57 to complete the Commodores’ scoring.
    Eric Schepers was their fifth man with 58.
    Perry Central, 16-9, will compete in a three-team match at Tell City Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.

  • Boonville no-hits Marksmen

    BOONVILLE—Jordan Buxton pitched a no-hitter as Boonville beat Tell City 10-0 in girls softball Thursday.
    Buxton struck out 11 and walked one in the six-inning game. The Marksmen never hit a ball out of the infield.
    “She had a nice rise ball and good speed,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes.
    The only runner to reach base against her was Sydney Goffinet, who walked to lead off the sixth inning.
    Goffinet advanced to second on Bailey Sandage’s ground out but was stranded there.

  • Girls sectional pairings drawn

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City and Cannelton drew first-round opponents ranked No. 3 in the state in their class in IHSAA girls softball sectional drawings Thursday.
    Tell City will play Mater Dei in the first game of a seven-team, Class 2A sectional at Cedar Crest School 6 p.m. Monday, May 20 (all times listed are Perry County times).
    The winner of that game will play defending sectional champion South Spencer, which drew the first-round bye, in the semifinals 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22.

  • Commodores outhit Mitchell

    MITCHELL—Hannah Edwards had three hits and Lexi Aders drove in three runs as Perry Central beat Mitchell 7-4 in PLAC girls softball Thursday.
    The Commodores scored five runs on four hits in the first inning.
    They built their lead to 7-0 in the top of the fifth.
    Mitchell got its hitting going late, though several were “little bloops,” said Perry Central Coach Mark Rothgerber.
    The Commodores outhit Mitchell 13-10 despite their swings being “way out front” of Mitchell’s slower than usual pitches, Rothgerber said.

  • Raiders edge Tell City

    TELL CITY—Southridge scored a run in the seventh inning to edge Tell City 5-4 in a battle of PAC baseball leaders Thursday.
    Tell City built a 4-1 lead with four runs in the bottom of the second inning. Gant Miller started that rally with a double.
    Trent Rainey, Spenser Beard and Brian Arnold each drove in a run that inning, with the other one scoring on an error.
    Two 30-minute lightning delays took away some of the Marksmen’s momentum.

  • Tell City boys 2nd in PAC

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City won two events and placed in the top three in 13 as it finished second in the PAC boys track meet Thursday.
    Tell City scored 138 points. Forest Park won the nine-team meet with 146.
    “I told the boys that if we scored 150 points, we’d win by 20,” said Tell City Coach Zac Hartz. But the top two teams combined for higher scores than usual.
    Tell City won the meet in 2009 with only 116.33 points.