Today's Sports

  • PC holds off Bulldogs

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Maddie Labhart’s serving turned the second game around as Perry Central beat Cannelton 25-15, 25-22, 25-13 in volleyball Tuesday.
    Cannelton built leads of 14-6 and 17-13 in the second game.
    Then Labhart served six consecutive points, including at least one ace, as Perry Central took a 19-17 lead. The Commodores never trailed again.

  • Tell City features more diverse...

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—More speed and a little more well rounded offense could help Tell City’s football team improve this season.
    The Marksmen went 1-9 last year and were shut out four times.
    This year “I would say our team speed is improved and our skill-position players are a little more diverse,” said Coach Josh Teague. “We have guys on the wings that can catch and run. We’re a little more well rounded.”

  • Perry Central ‘fairly quick’

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Coach Greg Gibson thinks his Perry Central football team is “fairly quick,” but he’s concerned about “our overall lack of experience at different places.”
    Cameron Bland, a 5-foot-9, 170-pound freshman, will start at quarterback. “I think he handled himself fairly well in the scrimmage (against Southridge Friday),” Gibson said.
    Creek Wright, a senior who has not played since his freshman year, and sophomore Josh Smith will split time at tailback.

  • Tell City hopes to reach state...

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    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys cross country team placed 10th in the state meet last year and hopes to do even better this season.
    The Marksmen return all but one runner, including their top three.
    They also have two talented freshmen and a senior who was their No. 4 runner two years ago but did not run last year.
    Any of those nine “could be varsity on any given day,” said Coach Brian Beckort.

  • Perry Central boys trying to...

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    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s boys cross country team returns five of its top seven runners from last year, but the graduation of Marcus Graham has left a huge void.
    Graham placed seventh among 180 runners in the Brown County semistate last year and now runs for Vincennes University.
    Senior John Bashor and sophomore Dylan Hubert, the Commodores’ No. 2 and 3 runners last year, return though.

  • Strobel, Kaiser female road run...

    TELL CITY—Kim Strobel, 43, proved she could still keep up with younger runners as she won the women’s title in the Schweizer Fest six-mile road run Saturday.
    Strobel, who has run the Boston Marathon before, finished in 45:37.6.
    She last won the women’s title in 2010, when she ran it in 44:31.
    The two-mile race had a young female runner again. Tell City eighth grader Jill Kaiser won it for the second year in a row, in 13:17.0.

  • Griffin, Snyder golf champs

    TELL CITY—Logan Griffin and Jason Snyder shot 125 to win the Schweizer Fest golf scramble last weekend.

  • Tell City splits 2 matches

    TELL CITY—MaKaylee Buntin served 28 points, including 10 aces, as Tell City beat Cloverport 25-9, 25-11, 25-18 in volleyball Tuesday.
    Buntin’s aces broke the school record of eight previously held by McKenzie Hayes.
    Kammie Jo Hayes made 12 kills for the Marksmen. Bailey Weikel added six kills and two solo blocks.
    Rachel Malone aided the hitters with 15 assists and Grace Kreilein added nine.
    Morgan Schuetter made six digs.

  • PC girls team lacks depth

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s girls cross country team edged Crawford County by one point to win the PLAC title last year. If the Commodores can develop more depth, they should compete for the title again.
    They return their top two runners from last year, senior Elizabeth Dauby and junior Macey Emmons.
    Dauby won the PLAC individual title last year and qualified for the semistate.
    Emmons placed fourth in the PLAC.

  • Tell City girls team young

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    TELL CITY—Tell City’s girls cross country team will rely on four freshmen as it tries to rebuild after a sub-par season last year.
    The Marksmen finished sixth in the PAC last year and seventh among seven complete teams in the Jasper sectional.
    They return only three runners from that team, senior Mariah Klueh and juniors Alex Blankenship and Ashley Scarboro.
    Blankenship placed eighth in the PAC meet last year to make all-conference and qualified for the regional as an individual.