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  • Tell City spikes 2 opponents

    TELL CITY—Kammie Jo Hayes made 16 kills as Tell City defeated Lanesville 25-19, 25-19, 25-12 in volleyball Wednesday.
    Emili Stephens and Bailey Weikel each added seven kills and Rachel Malone had 37 assists.
    Morgan Schuetter made 14 digs and Samantha Stephens added 10.
    Malone served 14 points, including five aces, and Weikel added 10 points, including seven aces.
    Tell City also beat Corydon 25-18, 25-13, 25-19 as Hayes made 16 kills, Emili Stephens six, Addison Fella five, and Samantha Stephens four.
    Malone had 29 assists.

  • Tell City’s offense sputters early in 18-6 PAC loss to Rebels

    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    REO—For the second consecutive week Tell City’s offense struggled to find consistency as the Marksmen fell to South Spencer 18-6 in PAC football Friday.
    Marksmen Coach Josh Teague said his team wasn’t ready at the start.
    “We didn’t come out in the first half very good at all,” Teague said. “Second half we had a little bit better fight, but we didn’t have an answer for (Jaylen Taylor).”

  • Wolfpack go up a Creek in 32-6 loss to Perry Central

    Sports Editor

    MARENGO—Creek Wright rushed for 142 yards and four touchdowns in the first half as Perry Central trounced Crawford County 32-6 in PLAC football Friday.
    Wright scored on runs of 4, 9, 1 and 42 yards as the Commodores built a 26-0 lead with 6:47 left in the first quarter.
    He had made 15 of the Commodores’ 23 carries to that point. But Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson said he still plans to spread the running load among his backs.

  • Rangers, Vikings top Tell City

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Forest Park scored the last two goals to beat Tell City 4-1 in PAC boys soccer Tuesday.
    Tell City’s Drayton Kring scored on a crossing pass from Braeden Wheatley just 1:49 into the second half to cut the Rangers’ lead to 2-1.
    But the Rangers scored two more goals in the next 15 minutes and Tell City came close to scoring only one more time.

  • Improved Wolfpack to host Commodores

    Sports Editor

    MARENGO—Crawford County will bring an 0-2 record into Friday’s 6:30 p.m. PLAC football game with Perry Central and was winless last season as well.
    But there are several indications this will not be the easy win for Perry Central that it has been in the past, including 49-8 last year.
    “I think they’re a lot better,” said Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson. “They’re a lot more experienced - they have 14 seniors.”

  • Tell City will try to stop Webb’s passing

    Sports Editor

    REO—South Spencer’s football team doesn’t have quite as much size or speed as it had last year, but its passing game could give Tell City problems when they meet Friday at 7 p.m.
    Manning Webb, a 6-foot, 165-pound senior, is “a third-year starter returning at quarterback,” noted Tell City Coach Josh Teague.
    Webb missed last week’s game against Gibson Southern with a dislocated shoulder above his non-throwing arm, but Teague thinks he could be ready to play this week.

  • Tell City wins Perry Central tourney

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Kammie Jo Hayes made 26 kills and Rachel Malone had 45 assists as Tell City won Perry Central’s volleyball tip-off tourney Saturday.
    Tell City beat Perry Central 25-18, 25-23, Southridge 25-15, 25-23, and Henryville 25-20, 31-29 to win the four-team round-robin undefeated.
    Hayes made seven kills and Emili Stephens and Addison Fella each added three in the win over Perry Central. Malone had 13 assists.

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    Weekend Gardener


  • Leopold marking 175th birthday



    LEOPOLD – The community of Leopold will mark 175 years of history Sunday, Sept. 24, with a busy day of activities. Leopold was founded in 1842 by the Rev. Augustine Bessonies and named for King Leopold of Belgium.

    Town fathers hoped its central location would lead to it being chosen as a county seat.

  • INDOT to close SR 245 south of Santa Claus next week

    SPENCER COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation announced Monday that State Road 245 south of Santa Claus would close on or after Tuesday, Sept. 5, weather permitting. The closure will allow crews to replace pavement on SR 245 from about one mile south of Santa Claus to about 5.5 miles north of SR 70. The project is expected to continue through Oct. 19, though it may be prolonged by weather.