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Today's Sports

  • Tecumseh tops Perry Central in...

    BRETZVILLE—Madison Duncan pitched a two-hitter as Tecumseh beat Perry Central 3-0 in the Class 2A softball sectional semifinals Wednesday.

  • Wulff, Mater Dei stop Perry...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Austin Wulff pitched a six-hitter and his teammates turned three double plays in the first four innings as Mater Dei beat Perry Central 10-0 in the first round of the Class 2A baseball sectional Wednesday.
    Wulff struck out only two, as the Commodores made good contact. But some of their hardest hits were turned into 6-4-3 double plays by Mater Dei shortstop Andy Heldman and second baseman Hayden Fulz.

  • Rebels edge Marksmen in marathon

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—South Spencer scored an unearned run in the 12th inning to edge Tell City 10-9 in the Class 2A baseball sectional semifinals Thursday.
    Will Stewart led off the 12th inning for the Rebels by reaching base on an error by the third baseman.
    He went to second on Manning Webb’s single to right field and scored as Dalton Bartlett reached base on a throwing error by the shortstop.

  • Sports editor to retire after 40...

    As I mentioned in my last column, the first high school sports event I covered after becoming the News’ sports editor in 1978 was the local baseball sectional.
    Now it will also likely be the last high school event I cover, unless one of Perry County’s teams advances to the regional.
    After 40 years on this job, I have decided to retire effective Aug. 2.
    I’ve thought of some of the stories I’ve written about coaches’ retirements and the reasons they gave for retiring to try to compare which ones best fit me.

  • PC 10th in unified sectional

    EVANSVILLE—Nathan Cassidy placed second in Flight 4 of the mixed long jump to lead Perry Central in the unified track sectional Saturday.
    The Commodores finished 10th in team standings with 47 points. Jasper won the 11-team meet with 120.
    Cassidy went 7 feet, 4 inches in the long jump.
    He placed third in Flight 5 of the shot put with a 16-foot-7 throw.
    Teammate Nathan Keown took fifth in Flight 4 of the shot put at 19-11.

  • Hayes half inch short of state

    EVANSVILLE—Tell City junior Kammie Jo Hayes missed qualifying for state by a half inch at the Evansville Central girls track regional Tuesday.
    Hayes placed fourth in the shot put with a 36-foot-9 throw.
    The top three in each event qualified for state and Southridge’s Karli Meyer was third at 36-9 1/2.
    Perry Central’s Claire Davis placed sixth at 35-4.
    Davis also competed in the discus and just missed scoring, making the finals and finishing ninth with a 100-foot-6 throw.

  • Bulldogs fall to Jeeps

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    DUBOIS—Northeast Dubois pitchers Camryn Stemle and Claire Mangin retired 15 consecutive Cannelton batters as the Jeeps won 23-0 in a first-round Class A softball sectional game Tuesday.
    Linzie Hellums was the only Cannelton batter to reach base. She led off the bottom of the first inning by hitting a nubber about 15 feet down the first-base line.
    Stemle fielded it and made a low throw that fell out of the first baseman’s glove.

  • Duncan, Tecumseh beat Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    BRETZVILLE—Madison Duncan pitched a four-hitter and hit a three-run homer as Tecumseh beat Tell City 11-1 in the first round of the Class 2A softball sectional Monday.
    Duncan’s three-run homer over the right-field fence capped a five-run third inning that gave the Braves an 8-0 lead.
    Gracee Sullivan started that inning with a double to deep center field.
    One out later Kirsten Pride walked and stole second base. Emma Holder drove in both runners with a single to right-center.

  • Castle eliminates Marksmen 5-0

    NEWBURGH—Castle, ranked No. 13 in the state, won every game in every match to beat Tell City 5-0 in the first round of the girls tennis sectional Wednesday.
    Tell City finished the season 0-12.
    Castle went on to win the sectional for the 22nd year in a row.
    Castle 5, Tell City 0
    Singles
    1. Chrissy Fuller (C) def. Caitlin Teague 6-0, 6-0.
    2. Madison Devillez (C) def. Beth Whitworth 6-0, 6-0.
    3. Sravani Ravipati (C) def. Claire Zellers 6-0, 6-0.
    Doubles

  • 2A baseball sectional most wide...

    The first high school event I covered after being hired as the News’ sports editor May 31, 1978, was the Tell City baseball sectional, so this week’s will be the 41st I have covered. And I believe it’s the most wide open one ever.
    The arrival of class sports in the 1997-98 school year should have made the Class 2A sectional that Tell City and Perry Central competes in more balanced, but South Spencer and Mater Dei have generally always been powerhouses in it.