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Today's Sports

  • Claise shuts out Crawford, Paoli

    MARENGO—Miranda Claise pitched shutouts against PLAC opponents Saturday and Monday as Perry Central put itself in the driver’s seat for its first conference softball title.
    Claise pitched a four-hitter as the Commodores beat Crawford County 3-0 Satur-day. She struck out nine and walked two.
    Brittany Parker hit a triple and scored on an error for the game’s first run in the second inning.
    Morgan Richardson capped the scoring with a solo home run over the left-field fence in the seventh inning.

  • Hayes helps West rout East

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LYNNVILLE—Tell City senior McKenzie Hayes had 10 points, 11 rebounds, two blocked shots, one assist and one steal to help the West trounce the East 77-57 in the Hoosier Basketball Coaches Association girls basketball all-star game Sunday.
    Hayes played 15 minutes, 57 seconds, as there were 12 players on the West team.
    She was the fourth leading scorer on the team and was probably the leading rebounder. She hit 5 of 12 shots from the field.

  • Seven games rained out

    PERRY COUNTY—Rain and severe storm warnings led to the postponement of most local sports Wednesday through Friday.
    Tell City’s home baseball game with South Spencer and Perry Central’s baseball game at Orleans were postponed Wednesday.
    Perry Central’s girls softball game with Southridge and boys golf match at Forest Park were postponed Thursday.
    Perry Central’s baseball game at Mitchell was called off Friday.

  • Kralj’s perfect game helps...

    LINCOLN CITY—Kaitlin Kralj threw a five-inning perfect game as Heritage Hills defeated Tell City 14-0 in PAC girls softball Wednesday.
    Kralj struck out six as she raised her record to 9-3 for the Patriots, who are ranked seventh in the state in Class 3A.
    McKenzie Hayes hit a line drive to right-center field in the fifth inning that Heritage Hills’ right fielder made a nice catch on.

  • Rangers nip PC; Tell City...

    FERDINAND—Cathryn Peter won three distance races to lead Perry Central to second place in a three-team girls track meet Thursday.
    Host Forest Park won with 64 points, three more than Perry Central. Tell City scored 36.
    Perry Central led most of the meet. But the pole vault was the last event recorded and Forest Park was the only team that had anyone in it. Her five points put the Rangers on top.
    Peter won the 1600-meter run in 5:43 and the 3200 in 12:51.

  • Goodson joins Pitino’s staff...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    MINNEAPOLIS—Tell City graduate Steven Goodson has joined new University of Minnesota men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino’s staff as director of basketball operations.
    Goodson, 30, had been on Minnesota’s coaching staff the last six years as a special assistant to former coach Tubby Smith, who was fired last month.

  • Braves roll past Commodores

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central won the last inning but Tecumseh dominated the first four to beat the Commodores 18-1 in girls softball Friday.
    The Braves had 15 hits, including three for extra bases, and took advantage of eight Perry Central errors—by six different players.
    “We weren’t real alert on defense,” said Perry Central Coach Mark Rothgerber.

  • Tell City 2nd in frosh-soph meet

    DUBOIS—Elliott Brown ran his first race of the season and won it to help Tell City place second in Northeast Dubois’ six-team freshman-sophomore boys track invitational Tuesday.
    Brown, sidelined with mononucleosis since the start of the season, won the 100-meter dash in 11.29 seconds.
    He also won the 200 in 23.99 and teamed with David Meyer, Kevin Yeung and Nick Buchta to place second in the 400 relay in 49.17.

  • Perry Central places 2nd in...

    ENGLISH—Trevor Carter shot an 8-over-par 36 to lead Perry Central to second place in the seven-team Early Bird boys golf tourney at Lucas Oil course Saturday.
    Paoli won with 183 strokes, six fewer than the Commodores.
    Tell City’s Mason Waninger finished second in the nine-hole tourney with a 42, just two strokes behind medalist Logan Andis of Paoli.
    But Tell City did not have a team score, as only three Marksmen competed. Two are sidelined with medical issues and one had a baseball game.
    Carter placed third in the 38-man field.

  • Forest Park defeats Perry Central

    FERDINAND—Ericka Lange pitched a four-hitter as Forest Park defeated Perry Central 4-1 in girls softball Monday.
    Lange struck out four and walked one. Three of her strikeouts came on called third strikes.
    “We just watched too many strikes go by,” said Perry Central Coach Mark Rothgerber. “She wasn’t an overpowering pitcher, but we didn’t hit the ball hard at all.”
    Morgan Richardson hit a double for Perry Central’s only extra-base hit.