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Today's Sports

  • Tell City wins third consecutive...

    MARENGO—Tell City placed three runners in the top seven and all five of its scorers in the top 21 as it edged Christian Academy by one point to win the Crawford County boys cross country regional Saturday.

  • Rangers hold off Tell City...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City scored two touchdowns in a 1:53 span late but still fell short to Forest Park 40-36 in PAC football Friday.
    Tell City built a 20-12 lead when Devon Blake returned a punt 64 yards for a touchdown with 9:53 left in the third quarter.
    Nick Smith caught a two-point conversion pass from Dustin Hunt to make the score 22-12.

  • Fumbles hurt PC in loss to...

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD— Four lost fumbles hurt Perry Central in a 48-20 PLAC football loss to Mitchell Friday.
    On Perry Central’s first possession a fumbled center-quarterback exchange was recovered by the Bluejackets at the Perry Central 14-yard line.
    Mitchell was penalized for holding on the next play, but quarterback Luke Lafevor then threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Trey Speer.
    Caleb Lobosky’s two-point conversion run put Mitchell up 8-0 just 48 seconds into the game.

  • Tell City advances past North...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Trailing 18-13 and 21-17 in the fourth game, Tell City came back to beat North Posey 25-17, 25-27, 25-21, 25-22 in the first round of the volleyball sectional Thursday.
    The 24-7 Marksmen were scheduled to play Mater Dei in the semifinals Saturday.
    Volleyball teams generally like to avoid going to a fifth game, which because it is shorter is basically a crapshoot. But how did the Marksmen come back in the fourth game from deficits that teams don’t usually overcome?

  • Ettensohn gets honorable mention...

    FERDINAND—No Tell City players were named to the 11-man All-PAC boys soccer team, but Drew Ettensohn received honorable mention.
    Ettensohn, a sophomore midfielder, tied Braeden Wheatley for Tell City’s team lead in goals with two.
    Tell City finished 0-7 in conference play.
    Pike Central won the conference with a 7-0 record and led the all-conference team with four selections.
    Heritage Hills placed second at 6-1 and had three players named to the All-PAC team.

  • Off-field victories most...

    Anyone who knows me well knows I am a highly competitive person. I would like to win every softball game I coach and every euchre game I play, even if that is unrealistic.

  • Commodores will try to stop...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central will try to stop Mitchell’s power running attack when they meet in PLAC football Friday at 6:30 p.m.
    “They use a straight-T offense most of the time and run mostly off tackle,” said Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson. “They’ll use a full-house backfield in a shotgun formation every now and then and spread it out about one percent of the time.”
    The 5-3 Bluejackets’ backs operate behind a big offensive line.

  • Fleck, Englert keys for Rangers...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Stopping Noah Fleck’s passing and running and Sam Englert’s receiving will be keys for Tell City when it takes on Forest Park in PAC football Friday at 6:30 p.m.
    Whether Fleck will play this Friday has also been a question.
    The 6-foot-2, 175-pound senior quarterback was also the Rangers’ leading scorer in soccer this season but sat out last Wednesday’s soccer sectional match with Tell City and Friday’s football game with Heritage Hills due to injury.

  • Rebels oust PC in 4 games

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Alix Stoermer made 17 kills and four blocks and served three aces as South Spencer beat Perry Central 25-19, 18-25, 25-21, 26-24 in a first-round volleyball sectional match Tuesday.
    Stoermer’s serving helped turn the first game in the Rebels’ favor.
    The score was tied 13-13 before a bad Perry Central hit gave the Rebels the lead. Stoermer then served five consecutive points to put them up 19-13.

  • Tell City girls 6th, Perry...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    JASPER—Perry Central’s Elizabeth Dauby placed in the top 10 for the fourth year in a row, but neither Perry County team qualified for the regional at the girls cross country sectional Saturday.
    Tell City finished sixth with 160 points and Perry Central seventh with 161 among eight complete teams.
    The top five teams and the top 10 individuals not on those teams qualified for the regional, to be held at Crawford County Saturday at 10:45 a.m.