Local News: Wednesday April 10th 2024

Posey County Radio News and Sports


North Posey High School shared a post on Facebook that Milk and Sugar is having a giveback day today and 25 percent of sales will be donated back to North Posey BPA. Parker Settlement and Franklin Street locations will be participating in this giveback. Two North Posey BPA students have qualified for the national contest in Chicago. This giveback will help pay for the students’ expenses.


Mt. Vernon Baseball lost at Washington last night, 10-1. The Wildcats will be back at home tonight against Boonville at 5:30 PM.

Mt. Vernon Softball did not play last night, but they return to action at home against Harrison this evening at 5:00 PM.

North Posey Baseball had their game at home against Heritage Hills postponed to Friday night. The Vikings welcome Vincennes tonight at 5:00 PM.  

North Posey Softball plays host to Tecumseh this evening at 5:00 PM. You will be able to hear that game on 98.9 FM WPIW and online at poseycountyradio.com.


Earlier this week the high school baseball rankings came out and the North Posey Vikings are ranked 7th in Class 2A. Other teams ranked in Class 2A across the Tri-State includes Forest Park 1st and Mater Dei is 11th. In Class 4A…North is 4th and Castle is 12th. Class 3A has Princeton 6th, Memorial 9th, Jasper 10th, and Heritage Hills is 12th. Finally in Class 1A…Evansville Christian and Tecumseh are both 11th.


In high school softball…the Mt. Vernon Wildcats are ranked 6th in Class 3A. Gibson Southern is 1st and Heritage Hills is 12th. In Class 2A, the North Posey Vikings are 5th. Class 4A has Castle 2nd. Class 1A includes Tecumseh 2nd and Barr-Reeve 6th.


Yesterday, Evansville Mayor Stephanie Terry spoke at Bally’s on her first 100 days in office. The mayor has implemented a new parks police unit for safety, improved road conditions, and is in the beginning the stages of creating more affordable housing for Evansville. Her team has already created 81 newly constructed affordable rental units and 48 renovated units. Mayor Terry's administration wants to tackle high utility costs, including electric and water rates. The mayor also shared big development announcements. Citizens could expect a new aquatic center and a revamp to the riverfront.  The Mesker Amphitheater is also seeing improvements; Mayor Terry sharing that the city is in it's early stages of conversation with a private developer. A plan to redevelop 420 Main St. is also in the works for downtown Evansville, that could see a completion by 2026. The city is still working to tackle issues like engaging the youth, opioid use, and group violence.  Plans on the downtown projects could be released as early as May of 2024.


From local college sports last night…Evansville Baseball smashed Butler on the road, 15-5 in 7 innings. The Purple Aces improve to 15-17 and will be home on Friday for the start of a 3-game MVC series against Illinois State.

USI Baseball lost their third-straight game at Saint Louis last night, 13-5. The Screaming Eagles fall to 14-19 and will hit the road for a 3-game OVC series at Southeast Missouri State on Friday.


From Major League Baseball the St. Louis Cardinals were able to even up the 3-game series at home with the Phillies as they took game 2 last night, 3-0. Sonny Gray earned the win in his Cardinals debut as he tossed 5 scoreless innings. Nolan Gorman launched his 3rd home run of the year. The Redbirds improve to 6-6 and wrap up their series with the Phillies today at 12:15 PM.

The Cincinnati Reds fell short at home against the Milwaukee Brewers, 9-5. Cincy drops to 6-5 and the two teams continue their 4-game set tonight at 5:40 PM.


In the NBA…the Indiana Pacers hammered the Raptors in Toronto 140-123. Tyrese Haliburton poured in 30 points to pace Indiana and Obi Toppin added 23 points. The Pacers improve to 46-34 and with just two games left in the regular season, their magic number to lock up a top 6 spot in the Eastern Conference and miss out on the play-in tournament is down to one game. They travel to Cleveland on Friday and finish up the regular season at home on Sunday against Atlanta.

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