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Today's Sports

  • Homers propel Raiders past Perry...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    BRETZVILLE—Southridge scored five runs on two homers to beat Perry Central 6-4 in the first round of their Class 2A girls softball sectional Tuesday.
    Perry Central led 2-1 going into the bottom of the fifth inning. But Kassidy Mundy singled to left field and with two outs Kendyl Dearing hit a high fly ball that barely cleared the left-field fence for a two-run homer.
    Shelby Kippenbrock led off the next inning with a single up the middle and Kayley Main followed with a single to right.

  • Two teams blast Cannelton

    CANNELTON—Cannelton gave up 36 runs in baseball losses to Shoals and Hancock County Friday.
    “We were not ready to play at all,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “It’s not the way you want to end your season before the sectional, that’s for sure.”
    Shoals had 11 hits and drew 10 walks in a 14-4 win.
    Larry Holman went 2 for 3 with a home run to lead Cannelton. Tristan Simmons added a double.

  • Richardson no-hits Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Hallie Richardson threw a no-hitter as Pike Central beat Tell City 11-0 in PAC girls softball Wednesday.
    Richardson struck out five and walked four as the Marksmen were shut out for the 12th time this season.
    “She’s good, but we make everybody look good,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes.
    Tell City trailed only 2-0 going into the sixth inning, but the Chargers exploded for nine runs that inning as Tell City went through three pitchers.

  • Marksmen 1-1 in tennis sectional

    NEWBURGH—Tell City avenged a regular-season lost to Boonville in the first round Wednesday but lost to Heritage Hills 4-1 in the semifinals of the Castle girls tennis sectional Thursday.
    Tell City lost to Boonville 3-2 May 2 but reversed that score Wednesday.
    “Our team came ready to play, and all the match scores were better than the first time we played them,” said Tell City Coach Nick Weyer.
    Cassie Bryant shut out Macy Dimmett 6-0, 6-0 in No. 2 singles, and Kelsey Gower held off Kailey Koop 6-1, 7-5 in No. 3 singles.

  • Commodores nip Rebels 4-3

    REO—Sydney Goffinet and Brooke Litherland drove in runs in the eighth inning to lift Perry Central past South Spencer 4-3 in girls softball Thursday.
    Perry Central scored a run in the seventh to tie the score 2-2 and Hannah Edwards led off the eighth inning with a single.
    Heather Hendricks sacrificed her to second and Goffinet hit a double to drive her home.
    Goffinet then scored on Brooke Litherland’s single to right. That proved to be the decisive run, as South Spencer scored once in the bottom of the eighth.

  • Tell City slugs Rangers

    TELL CITY—Spenser Beard had three hits and three RBIs as Tell City beat Forest Park 8-6 in PAC baseball Wednesday.
    The win enabled the Marksmen to finish second in the conference at 5-3. Southridge won the title with a 6-2 record.
    Beard hit a solo home run in the fifth inning, his first of the year and only the second by the Marksmen this season.
    They have displayed gap power, though, with 46 doubles. Casey May, Austin Paulin and Reese Miller each hit one in this game and Trent Zuelly added a triple.

  • Perry Central’s great sports...

    Last October I wrote that this could be the best school year ever for Perry Central sports, and that has proven to be the case.
    The Commodores have won one regional, four sectionals, and eight of 10 possible conference titles so far.
    Three sectional titles and one conference one (boys golf) remain to be decided.
    The four sectional titles in one school year are the most for any school in Perry County history.

  • Commodores win track sectional...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    JASPER—Perry Central set three school records, tied another, and set personal records and/or exceeded seeds in most events to repeat as boys track sectional champions Thursday.
    Based on seeds, Forest Park was favored by 10 points over Perry Central. But the Commodores won with 140.5 points. 4.5 more than the runner-up Rangers.
    Tell City placed third with 98.5 and Cannelton, with just three boys competing, was 11th with one point.

  • Wood Memorial outscores Bulldogs

    OAKLAND CITY—Wood Memorial scored in every inning to beat Cannelton 18-8 in girls softball Monday.
    Cannelton had eight hits and had two big innings of its own, scoring five runs in the fourth and three in the fifth.
    But “we have a hard time making routine plays in the field,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.
    Mikah Hemmings hit a single and a double to lead Cannelton’s offense. Allicyn Garrett also had two hits.
    Mollie Ingle and Hemmings each pitched three innings for Cannelton, each walking two and striking out one.

  • Perry Central outhits Wolfpack...

    MARENGO—Tanner Cassidy had three hits and Trey Mullis hit a home run as Perry Central beat Crawford County 6-5 in PLAC baseball Tuesday.
    Mullis, Anthony Mosby and Alton Cummings each had two of the Commodores’ 12 hits, and Michael Landers hit a double.
    Cassidy and Cummings each drove in two runs.
    Cassidy also pitched a complete game for the win. He scattered eight hits and three walks and struck out 10.
    Perry Central batters had no strikeouts, which pleased Coach Phil Zellers.