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Today's Sports

  • Tell City boys 2nd in regional

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    MARENGO—Tell City had no runner place in the top eight but used its depth to finish second in the 10-team Crawford County boys cross country regional Saturday.
    North Harrison, led by individual winner Daniel Fleace, won with 73 points. Tell City scored 81.
    Aaron Pierrard placed third in 16:19.7 to lead Perry Central, which scored 148 points, to fifth place. The Commodores thus also qualified for the Brown County semistate.

  • Perry Central holds off Rangers

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Perry Central overcame a slow start with strong spiking and digging at the end to beat Forest Park 21-25, 25-15, 25-13, 16-25, 15-12 in first-round volleyball sectional action Tuesday.
    “We didn’t play well at all in the first game,” said Perry Central Coach Becky Genet. “The second and third games were nice—we played well.
    “Then we just fell apart again (in the fourth game).”

  • Vikings outspike Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Tell City couldn’t stop North Posey’s quick-spike offense and lost to the Vikings 25-15, 25-17, 25-16 in a volleyball sectional first-round match Tuesday.
    No one made more than one block for the Marksmen.
    “They just had a quick offense and our blocking was slow getting up,” said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes. “Our back row can’t cover everything.
    “That’s a good North Posey team.”

  • Eastern Greene will throw a...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    BLOOMFIELD—Tell City will face a team that uses a variety of ways to score when the Marksmen visit Eastern Greene for a first-round football sectional game Friday at 6:30 p.m.
    “They line up and spread it out quite a bit on offense, but I think they run almost as much as they pass, maybe more,” said Tell City Coach Ronnie Robinson.
    “They run a bunch of different stuff,” he added, ranging from a wishbone to a spread offense with three wide receivers on one side.

  • Big offensive line helps North...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Stopping North Daviess’ running game will be Perry Central’s main goal when they meet in a first-round Class A football sectional game Friday at 6:30 p.m.
    “They like to run,” said Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson. “And they’re big—their offensive line averages 267 pounds and their two tackles are over 300 pounds.
    “I think we’re quicker off the ball, but they do a good job when they get into you.”

  • Fischer resigns as Tell City’s...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Austin Fischer said Monday that he has resigned as Tell City’s boys soccer coach.
    Fischer was promoted from assistant to head coach when Don Foerster resigned in the middle of the 2012 season.
    Fischer went 0-6 the rest of that season, 1-13 in 2013, and 0-12 this year.

  • Tell City junior high team...

    GREENVILLE, Ky.—Three Tell City runners placed in the top four as the Marksmen won the Western Kentucky middle school boys cross country meet Thursday.
    The Marksmen finished the season 99-0, the second year in a row they have gone undefeated.
    Indiana junior high teams run 3-kilometer races but this one was 4K, which Tell City Coach Brian Beckort said was “getting them ready for next year,” when they will run 5K races in high school.

  • Tell City ousts Southridge

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Strong serving and hitting propelled Tell City past Southridge 25-6, 25-17 in the first round of the eighth-grade PAC volleyball tourney Thursday.
    The semifinals and finals were scheduled at Southridge Saturday. Tell City, 10-2, was scheduled to play the Forest Park versus North Posey first-round winner in the semifinals.
    Tell City jumped to a 22-4 lead in the first game Thursday as Caiti Teague served nine consecutive points. Many of them came on unreturned serves.

  • Commodores beat West Washington...

    CAMPBELLSBURG—Grace James made five blocks and had 36 assists as Perry Central beat West Washington 25-13, 25-7, 25-14 in PLAC volleyball Thursday.
    The Commodores finished 6-0 in conference play to win the title outright for the second consecutive year.
    Maddie Hubert and Jordan Sprinkle each made four blocks Thursday to back James as the Commodores did a good job defending the Senators’ spikes up front.

  • Sectional could tell which poll...

    For the first time Indiana high school volleyball had two polls to rank its teams this year. This week’s Forest Park sectional may help fans decide which poll is more accurate.
    Perry Central and Mater Dei are the favorites to meet in the championship match of that sectional.
    Perry Central, 23-9, has been ranked in the top 10 in the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association’s Class 2A poll most of the season and was ranked No. 10 this week.
    Mater Dei has not been listed in the top 10 in that poll.