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Today's Sports

  • Commodores past Rangers

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central jumped to a 19-0 lead and held off Forest Park 31-12 in football Friday.
    Forest Park cut a 19-0 halftime lead to 19-12 with 11:52 left in the game.
    But soon after that Perry Central capitalized on a shanked Ranger punt that went 15 yards, stopping at the Ranger 36.
    Devin Martin ran around the left end for 15 yards, but the Commodores gained a total of just 2 yards on the next three plays.

  • Patriots top Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LINCOLN CITY—Strong blocking by an experienced offensive line and a deep group of running backs helped Heritage Hills beat Tell City 56-7 in PAC football Friday.
    Heritage Hills Coach Todd Wilkerson said a more experienced line was a big reason the Patriots were able to outrush the Marksmen 265 yards to 81 yards despite having one fewer carry.
    “A lot of those kids played last year and went through growing pains,” he said of his linemen.

  • Commodores spike Cougars

    LEOPOLD—Jordan Sprinkle made 13 kills and six blocks as Perry Central beat North Harrison 19-25, 25-15, 25-21, 20-25, 15-9 in volleyball Thursday.
    Brittany Parker added 10 kills, Ryann Lynch nine, Maddie Hubert eight, and Grace James five.
    James had 32 assists.
    Hubert made four blocks and James three.
    The Commodores also had good back-row defense, with James making 29 digs, Parker 24, Hannah Edwards 19, and Hubert 13.
    James served five aces. Hubert added four and Casey James and Zosha Roberson each served two.

  • Titans outspike Marksmen in PAC...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Untimely serving errors and an inconsistent kill attack hurt Tell City in a 26-24, 25-21, 25-22 PAC volleyball loss to Gibson Southern Thursday.
    Tell City led most of the first game, including 24-20. But the Titans served the next six points to win.
    The Marksmen made three consecutive bad serves and four out of five in a crucial stretch in the middle of the second game.
    The last bad serve put them behind 16-13. They tied the score once after that but never regained the lead.

  • Orleans’ spikes overpower...

    CANNELTON—Orleans used a strong spiking attack to beat Cannelton 25-6, 25-12, 25-7 in volleyball Thursday.
    “They had one girl on their team that just pounded it,” said Cannelton Coach Ashley Chapman.
    Despite those hard hits, Kelsey Marshall made six digs for Cannelton. “She did awesome,” said Chapman.
    Jordyn Vogt made three kills for Cannelton. Nicole Harris added two kills and three assists.
    Cannelton, 0-4, will host Whitesville Trinity Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

  • Northeast Dubois stops Tell City

    DUBOIS—Zach Fisher was Tell City’s only winner in a 4-1 boys tennis loss to Northeast Dubois Thursday.
    Fisher beat Alex Bauer 6-0, 6-4 in No. 2 singles.
    The Jeeps’ Patrick Betz beat Jake Swihart 6-3, 6-2 in No. 1 singles and Case Eisenhut defeated Luke Thomas 6-1, 6-0 in No. 3 singles.
    The Jeeps also won both doubles matches in straight sets.
    Tristan Linne and Cayden Knies defeated Jeff Yeung and Kevin Yeung 6-4, 6-4 in No. 1 doubles.
    Parker Zehr and Kaden Quinn beat Chandler Lacy and Jackson Ramsey 6-1, 6-3 in No. 2.

  • Memorial blocks Marksmen

    EVANSVILLE—Tell City had trouble getting kills against Evansville Memorial’s strong blocking and digging and lost 25-21, 25-21, 26-24 in volleyball Tuesday.
    Emma Kohnert and Brenee Leibering led Tell City in kills with just five apiece. Natalie Peter had seven assists.
    Despite the lack of kills, “we played a lot better tonight,” said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes. “We’re on the right track. Our passing was really good tonight.

  • Tell City 3rd at Washington

    WASHINGTON—Tell City went 2-1 at four of five positions to place third in Washington’s eight-team boys tennis tourney Saturday.
    Washington won with 42 points. Evansville Central scored 39 and Tell City 29.
    Tell City won 9 of 15 total matches.
    “The heat was a factor as we played in the later rounds, but our team handled it well, and played through it,” said Tell City Coach Nick Weyer. “There were some great teams that we faced and we were challenged, but we worked hard and persevered.  

  • Defense helps PC top Corydon

    CORYDON—Improving serve reception helped Perry Central beat Corydon 25-13, 25-11, 25-8 in volleyball Thursday.
    “Our serve-receive passing score was 2.22,” noted Perry Central Coach Becky Genet. That is almost to the Commodores’ goal of 2.25.
    Maddie Hubert made 10 digs to lead the Commodores. Hannah Edwards and Grace James each added nine and Brittany Parker made eight.
    The Commodores also featured a balanced spiking attack.
    Jordan Sprinkle made eight kills, Ryann Lynch six, Hubert and Parker five apiece, and James three.

  • Commodores want to stop Rangers...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Containing Forest Park’s running game will be Perry Central’s top priority when they meet in football Friday at 6:30 p.m.
    “They like to run the ball,” said Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson. But Gibson Southern, ranked No. 2 in the state in Class 3A, shut the Rangers out last week by being quick to the ball on defense.
    The Commodores may not be quite as quick as Gibson Southern, but “I was pleased with our pursuit Friday night,” Gibson said Monday.