Today's Sports

  • 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

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    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.

  • PC girls win PLAC again

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    LEOPOLD—Cathryn Peter won three events Friday to lead Perry Central to its 18th PLAC girls track title in the last 19 years.
    The Commodores scored 143 points, 43 more than runner-up Mitchell, as they won their 27th title overall.
    Peter won the 1600-meter run in 5:38.31 and the 3200 in 12:18.53, taking both titles for the fourth year in a row.
    She teamed with Megan Thomas, Marie Schwartz and Grace James to win the 3200 relay in 10:27.80.

  • Huber, distance men lead PC boys...

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Even without injured star Alex Newton, Perry Central dominated the distance races to win the PLAC boys track meet Friday for the eighth year in a row.
    Perry Central scored 155 points, 72 more than runner-up Crawford County, for its largest margin of victory ever.
    Newton won the 3200-meter run the last two years but suffered a small tear of the plantar ligament in his foot May 3 and did not compete Friday, though he plans to try to run in the sectional Thursday.

  • Emmons, Theis set school records...

    MITCHELL—Payton Emmons and Jillian Theis set school records as Perry Central cruised to the PLAC junior high girls track title Saturday.

  • 10-run 2nd inning carries...

    TELL CITY—Crawford County scored 10 second-inning runs to beat Tell City 10-4 in a rain-shortened girls softball game Tuesday.
    Crawford County had only four hits in five innings. But the Wolfpack took advantage of six walks, two errors and two wild pitches in their big inning.
    The good news for the Marksmen, though, is they are starting to hit better. Jessie Wheatley went 3 for 3 with a double and three RBIs to lead their six-hit attack.
    She raised her season batting average to .500 (6 for 12).

  • Hornets outhit Cannelton

    CANNELTON—Hancock County scored in each of the first six innings to beat Cannelton 10-2 in baseball Monday.
    “We just gave up too many two-out runs,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “We’d make a couple of nice plays to get two outs and then we’d give up a run on a hit, an error or a passed ball.”
    Hancock County outhit the Bulldogs 12-3 and committed no errors to the Bulldogs’ three.

  • Bluejackets edge PC 2-1

    MITCHELL—Mitchell’s two unearned runs in the first inning stood up as the Blue-jackets beat Perry Central 2-1 in a PLAC baseball pitching duel Tuesday.
    Tanner Cassidy pitched a complete game for Perry Central, giving up only five singles, walking only one, and striking out five.
    But the Commodores committed two of their three errors in the first inning, allowing Mitchell to score its runs.
    Mitchell played errorless ball and Perry Central had only four hits despite striking out only four times.

  • Wagner Butler’s swim MVP

    INDIANAPOLIS—Freshman Amanda Wagner was named Butler University’s 2012-13 wo-men’s swim team’s Most Valuable Performer at the team’s awards banquet last month.
    Wagner is a 2012 Tell City graduate and is a pre-pharmacy major at Butler.
    During her first season at Butler, she was a member of two record-breaking relay teams.
    Both records, the 200 medley relay and the 400 medley relay, were broken during the Atlantic 10 Conference meet in February. Wagner swan the breaststroke leg on both of them.