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Today's Sports

  • Perry Central pounds Linton for...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Grace James’ serving in the third game and Jordan Sprinkle’s spiking in the fourth game propelled Perry Central past Linton-Stockon 23-25, 25-10, 25-20, 25-16 in the Class 2A volleyball regional Tuesday.
    The 27-9 Commodores will play Indianapolis Ritter, ranked No. 4 in the state, in the first match of the Forest Park semistate Saturday at 10 a.m.
    That will be followed by No. 1 Providence taking on unranked Union County at approximately noon.

  • Perry Central wins volleyball...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Maddie Hubert made five kills in the fifth game and Grace James served six consecutive points in it as Perry Central beat Mater Dei 25-18, 12-25, 25-18, 22-25, 15-8 to win the Forest Park volleyball sectional Saturday.

    The Commodores, now 26-9, will host the regional against Linton-Stockton Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Perry Central beat Linton 25-17, 25-18 during the regular season in the Barr-Reeve tourney Sept. 6.

  • Tell City team just misses trip...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    NASHVILLE—Tell City’s team and the Simpson twins just missed qualifying for the boys state cross country meet with their performances in the Brown County semistate Saturday.
    The top six teams in the 20-team semistate and the top 10 individuals not on those teams qualified for state.
    Tell City finished seventh with 212 points, just nine behind sixth-place Terre Haute North.

  • Linton bringing high powered...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central and Linton-Stockton will meet in their Class A football sectional for the fifth consecutive year Friday at 7 p.m., but both will sport slightly different looks this year.
    Both graduated quite a few starters last year and 9-1 Linton is “a little bit more run-oriented” this year, Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson said Monday. “They probably run 60 percent of the time.”

  • Marksmen looking to avenge...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s football team gets a chance to improve how much it has improved in recent weeks when it hosts North Posey for a semifinal sectional game Friday at 7 p.m.
    After Tell City’s first-round sectional win over Eastern Greene Friday, Tell City Coach Ronnie Robinson noted that both of the Marksmen’s possible semifinal opponents “have beaten us in the regular season and I think that’s a motivating factor to our kids to prove that we have gotten better.”

  • Tell City will likely just miss...

    Tell City and Perry Central have played some exciting regular-season games in a variety of sports through the years, which led to intense fan interest in a possible rematch in the sectional.
    That’s never been possible in football, though, because the two county schools are in different classes in that sport.
    And it now appears that will remain the case next year, though just barely.

  • Wood Memorial ousts Bulldogs

    LYNNVILLE—Wood Memorial used its superior height to outspike and out-block Cannelton for a 25-7, 25-6, 25-8 win in a Class A volleyball sectional first-round match Thursday.

  • PC defeats Vikings to advance to...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Jordan Sprinkle made 17 kills and three blocks to lead Perry Central past North Posey 25-18, 25-18, 19-25, 25-17 in the Forest Park volleyball sectional semifinals Thursday.
    The 25-9 Commodores were scheduled to meet 23-9 Mater Dei in the championship match Saturday.
    Sprinkle was aggressive from the start of Thursday’s match, making a kill for the Commodores’ first point and adding two other powerful kills as they built their lead to 5-2.

  • Long runs propel Commodores past...

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central ripped off long runs to defeat North Daviess 41-21 in the  first round of sectional football Friday.
    Perry Central will host Linton-Stockton in the sectional semifinals Friday at 7 p.m.
    Perry Central’s Luke Hilgenhold returned the opening kickoff 40 yards to the 45 yard line.
    The Commodores ran the ball down the field to the North Daviess 9-yard line. On third and goal Lane Lynch threw a touchdown pass to a wide open Jonathan Flamion.

  • Tell City defense steals...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City forced four turnovers to beat Eastern Greene 47-32 in a Class 2A football sectional first-round game Friday.
    The 3-7 Marksmen, who won a sectional game for the first time in five years, will host North Posey for a second-round game Friday at 7 p.m.
    Tell City and Eastern Greene’s number of total yards were virtually identical—396 for Tell City and 395 for the Thunderbirds.