Today's Sports

  • PC falls twice by 1 run

    HUNTINGBURG—Perry Central’s softball team hasn’t cracked the win column yet but is getting close, falling twice by one run to strong PAC teams last week.
    The Commodores lost 10-9 in eight innings at Southridge Thursday.
    They scored two runs in the top of the seventh to tie it but the Raiders scored one with two outs in the eighth to win.
    The Commodores outhit the Raiders 11-10 as Kirstyn Linne went 3 for 5 with a double and Karissa Gayer added two hits.

  • Tell City splits games

    EVANSVILLE—Chloe Sandage went 3 for 4 with two RBIs as Tell City whipped Bosse 17-3 in softball Thursday.
    Justice Kuster added two doubles and three RBIs to the Marksmen’s 15-hit attack.
    Ava Hilgenhold contributed a double and a single, Emili Stephens and Morgan Schuetter each went 2 for 4, and Hayley Fackler hit a double.
    The Marksmen finished the game in five innings by the 10-run rule.
    Kuster pitched all five innings for her fifth win of the season. She gave up three hits and two walks and struck out seven.

  • Perry Central wins 3 of 3

    LEOPOLD—Reece Davis went 3 for 4 with a double and two RBIs as Perry Central beat Mitchell 7-5 in PLAC baseball Fri-day.
    Gavin Poole added a single and a double and an RBI to the Commodores’ nine-hit attack. Colten Bland also had a double.
    Jaron Underhill earned the win in 3 1/3 innings of relief pitching. He struck out five and walked none.
    Perry Central starter Wes Scamahorn had some control problems, walking six and striking out seven in 3 2/3 innings.

  • Morgan, TC stop Patriots

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Ryan Morgan pitched a two-hitter and Tell City erupted for four runs in the third inning to beat Heritage Hills 4-1 in PAC baseball Friday.
    Morgan walked one and struck out two.
    He said his four-seam fastball “was really on-point and my curveball was too.”
    He got behind in several counts early “because I hadn’t thrown out of the stretch yet,” he said. “After that I really keyed in to get my fastball in there.”

  • PC 2nd, TC 3rd in triangular

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Tell City won two events and Perry Central won one but Forest Park took the other 13 to win their girls triangular track meet Thursday.
    The Rangers scored 84 points. Perry Central was second with 52 and Tell City third with 25.
    As usual the Perry County teams dominated the throwing events.
    Perry Central took the top three places in the discus. Claire Davis won it with a 96-foot-4 throw, Alyssa Verkamp was second at 88-0 and Alyssa Hill third at 81-6.

  • Commodores outrun Tell City

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Clay James won both hurdles races to lead Perry Central past Tell City 79-49 in boys track Thursday.
    James ran the 110-meter high hurdles in 16.65 seconds and the 300 intermediates in 45.05 to win each by at least a second.
    Teammate Levi Rainbolt won the 200-meter dash in 23.75 seconds, a personal record, and teamed with Creek Wright, Logan Hubert and Chase James to win the 1600 relay.
    Wright also won the 400 dash in 53.90 and Hubert won the 800 in 2:14.02.

  • Meeting former ABA stars great...

    The Indiana Pacers’ dominant win over Cleveland in their first game of the current playoffs Sunday reminded me of how they used to look when they were winning all their championships.
    Wait a minute, you say: The Pacers have never won the NBA title. That’s true, but they started in the ABA, where they won three titles in four years, 1970 through 1973.
    The ABA opened play in the 1967-68 season with a red, white and blue basketball, a three-point shot - which no other league at any level had then - and a lot of players who were more colorful than the ball.

  • All Saturday, Monday sports...

    PERRY COUNTY—Snow flurries and a record cold temperature for April 16 that kept fields from drying after weekend rains forced postponement of all Perry County sports events Monday.
    Perry Central’s softball game with Forest Park was postponed just one day to Tuesday.
    Tell City’s girls tennis match with North Posey has been rescheduled for May 10 at 5:30 p.m.

  • Balanced Tell City outshoots...

    TELL CITY—Colin Noble shot 42 for medalist honors as Tell City beat Tecumseh 186-256 in boys golf Tuesday.
    Marcus Fortwendel shot 44, Spencer Fest 45, and Griffin Alvey 55 to complete the Marksmen’s scoring.
    Anthony Koch, who shot 59, and Jacob Fortwendel, 61, also played for the Marksmen.
    Logan Arnold shot 58 to lead Tecumseh.
    Tell City, 2-0, will host Perry Central and Jasper Monday at 4:30 p.m.

  • PC girls 2nd in tri-meet

    LEOPOLD—Claire Davis won both throwing events to lead Perry Central to second place in a girls triangular track meet Tuesday.
    Northeast Dubois won with 68 points. Perry Central scored 59 and Springs Valley 30.
    Davis threw the shot 30 feet, 9 inches and the discus 87 feet, 3 inches for her blue ribbons.
    Elizabeth Dauby ran the 1600 meters in 5:56.21 for Perry Central’s only individual win in a running event.
    The Commodores also won two relays.
    Madelyn Peter, Dauby, Morgan Judy and Bree Noland took the 1600 relay in 4:46.49.