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Today's Sports

  • Hunt propels TC past PC

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Dustin Hunt ran for two touchdowns and passed for another as Tell City beat Perry Central 20-6 in season-opening football Friday.
    Hunt, a senior playing his first game at quarterback, ran for a game-high 92 yards on eight carries and completed 5 of 11 passes for 111 yards.
    “Our back-side flow was slow a couple of times and he made the most of it,” said Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson. “I thought we did a pretty good job on their sweeps.”

  • Strong spiking helps Tell City...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—A strong, balanced spiking attack helped Tell City overcome some serving problems and beat Southridge 25-20, 25-18, 25-14 in volleyball Thursday.
    Kammie Jo Hayes made 14 kills, Bailey Weikel six, Addison Fella five, and Emili Stephens four.
    “I thought Emili and Bailey did a really nice job,” said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes. “That’s what we’re going to have to have.”

  • Roark, Commodores outspike...

    ORLEANS—Terissa Roark made 13 kills and served three aces as Perry Central beat Orleans 25-15, 25-14, 25-13 in PLAC volleyball Thursday.
    Roark went 23 for 27 spiking and 8 for 8 serving.
    Jenna Lutgring served nine aces and Courtney Berger added six. Lutgring went 18 for 19 serving.
    Bree Noland backed Roark in kills with five and made three blocks. Lutgring made four blocks and Maria Hubert added three.
    Addy Davis had 19 assists.
    Berger and Maddie Labhart each made 10 digs and Brooke Lasher added six.

  • Tell City to play Castle

    Some good news for those who like to see local high school teams play challenging schedules: Tell City will face Castle in boys basketball the next two seasons.
    Tell City will travel to Castle this school year on Saturday, Jan. 6, and Castle will visit Tell City Jan. 5, 2019.
    To make room for Castle on the schedule, Tell City will not play Cloverport for the next two years.

  • Patriots outshoot Tell City

    SANTA CLAUS—Vicki Nelson shot 44 for medalist honors as Heritage Hills beat Tell City 243-267 in girls golf Thursday.
    Tell City sophomore Taylor Goffinet shot 58 for the second lowest score of the match. “Her shots are becoming more consistent with each match, and she is gaining confidence with each round,” said Tell City Coach Amber Wheatley.
    Other Tell City scorers were Cloey Pledger and Maggie Lamb each with 69 and Hannah Rhodes 71.

  • Tell City golfers tie Forest Park

    SANTA CLAUS—Taylor Goffinet shot 57 to lead Tell City to a 251-251 tie with Forest Park in girls golf Tuesday.
    Mollie Arnold shot 60 and Maggie Lamb 65 for the Marksmen. Kenzie Burgess and Hannah Gray each shot 69 to tie for their fourth scorer.
    Forest Park’s Audrey Jones shot 53 for medalist honors.
    “We showed a lot of improvement,” said Tell City Coach Amber Wheatley. “As a whole, the girls were able to use the stroke limit (for each hole) less.

  • New team debuts Saturday

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—A new varsity sport will debut for Tell City when the Marksmen’s girls soccer team takes the field at Corydon Saturday.
    Under current PAC rules, the Marksmen are not eligible for the conference title in their first year and they will not play in the sectional this year. But they will play a mostly varsity schedule.
    Not all the Tell City players are new to varsity soccer, though, as three, Claire Zellers, Brenna Franzman and Beth Whitworth, played on the boys team last year.

  • New boys soccer coach expects...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City starts its eighth varsity boys soccer season with its fifth coach.
    None of the others enjoyed much success, but Brian Fletcher thinks the Marksmen have the talent and attitude to succeed.
    The Marksmen have gone 0-36 in the last three years, scoring only nine goals in that span.

  • Tell City girls team young

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    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.

  • PC girls team lacks depth

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    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.