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Today's Sports

  • PC girls team may have shot at...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central placed third in its girls track sectional the last two years. With 12 letter winners and five talented freshmen on this year’s 22-girl squad, the Commodores might do even better.
    The Commodores can put at least two people in every individual event and should be really strong in the distance and middle-distance races.
    Senior Cathryn Peter “looks really good in the 1600(-meter run), the 3200, and the 3200 and 1600 relays,” said Perry Central Coach Becky Genet.

  • Perry Central baseball team will...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central will field a young baseball team this year, but the Commodores do have some experience at the key positions of pitcher and catcher.
    Only three starters return from the sectional lineup for last year’s 9-16 team. There are only four seniors on the team and two of them, including a foreign exchange student, have never played high school baseball.
    Eight of the 19 boys on the team are freshmen and some of them will have to see varsity action.

  • Malone should help TC hurdle...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys track team did not score in either hurdles race in the PAC meet or sectional last year. But Coach Zac Hartz thinks those could be the Marksmen’s strongest events this year.
    His main reason for optimism there is junior Brennan Malone is back in both hurdles races. He showed a lot of promise in them as a freshman but did not compete in them last year after tearing an anterior cruciate ligament in football.

  • PC boys team aims for sectional...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—With a team dominated by upperclassmen, Perry Central’s boys  track team has a good chance to repeat as Jasper sectional champion.
    The Commodores are strong and deep from distance races to sprints.
    Nearly all the runners from last fall’s regional cross country championship team are on the track team.

  • Nationals’ Johnson will go out a...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    Since Major League Baseball expanded its playoffs by adding a wild-card team in each league to the playoffs in 1994, there have been several years when the American League East’s New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox both made the playoffs.

    You could count on at least one of them being there.

    The last time neither made the playoffs was 1993 (OK, technically no one made the playoffs in 1994 because the season was not completed due to a players’ strike).

  • Three Perry County players...

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central’s Tanner Cassidy and Derek Thomas and Cannelton’s Brandon Cook were among 135 players receiving honorable mention on the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association’s senior boys all-state team released Thursday.
    Cassidy averaged 15.3 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game to lead the Commodores in all three categories.
    Thomas averaged 12.4 points and 2.2 steals per game and hit 47.0 percent from three-point range.
    Cook averaged 25.2 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.2 steals per game.

  • Experienced Bulldogs shooting...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Cannelton once won four baseball sectionals in five years under the one-class system but hasn’t made a strong run at a title in the 16 years of class baseball.
    However, sixth-year coach Mike Garrett thinks this year “will be our best shot to get one since I’ve been here.”
    He bases that on the fact the Bulldogs have more experience and depth than they’ve had in years.

  • TC softball team still young,...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City had a young girls softball team last year with just two seniors and five juniors and went 3-19.
    This year the Marksmen are even younger with two seniors and just three juniors on their 25-girl roster.
    But most of their 11 freshmen have played a lot of games in junior high and travel ball. “They’ve probably played more softball games in their lives than our seniors have,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes.

  • Veteran Commodores aiming for...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—With eight starters back from a team that set the school record for wins last year, Perry Central’s girls softball team could challenge for its first PLAC title this year.
    The Commodores went 11-11 last year, the first .500 record in the team’s 10-year history.
    “I think our defense will be really strong,” said Perry Central Coach Mark Roth-gerber. “Everybody coming back knows what to do.”
    He also thinks their pitching will be strong.

  • Marksmen expect to score many...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—With six starters back from last year’s sectional lineup, Tell City expects to have a good hitting baseball team.
    And after the Marksmen hit the ball, they have some speed to run the bases.
    “We should be able to score a lot of runs,” said Jason Wilkerson, starting his first season as the team’s coach. “If our pitching can hold together, we’ll be OK. In practice it’s looked decent.”