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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tell City hopes to reach state...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    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.

  • Marksman tennis team young, also...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Three years ago Tell City went 18-6 in boys tennis and finished in a four-way tie for first in the nine-team PAC.
    But since then the Marksmen have struggled to field a full team.
    Seven players are needed to fill the three singles spots and two doubles teams. Two years ago the Marksmen had six players and had to forfeit in No. 3 singles all season.

  • Cannelton’s hitting stronger...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—More depth and stronger hitting than usual could help Cannelton’s volleyball team improve this season.
    “We’ve had about 15 coming to practice consistently over the summer,” said new coach Allicyn Garrett. That is the most players the Bulldogs have had in at least seven years.
    There are no seniors on the team but there are five juniors with considerable varsity experience: Caressa Sloss, Chloe Davis, Maddie Stowe, Mackenzie Reed and Hannah McMahon.

  • Passing could help PC improve...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Many volleyball coaches say passing is the most important part of the game, and Perry Central Coach Melissa James thinks that is her team’s main strength.
    “We’re blessed on this team with a lot of passers that are pretty consistent,” said James, who is starting her first year as head coach of the Commodores after 19 years as an assistant under former coach Becky Genet.

  • Hitting, defense could carry...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s volleyball team hopes to use strong hitting and back-row defense to compete for PAC and sectional titles.
    “We’ve got some good hitters,” said 12th-year coach Dalonda Hayes. “And we have some experience at libero and defensive specialists - I think we’re going to be a little bit scrappier there than in the past.”

  • Aiming for ringers

    The Schweizer Fest bring-your-own-partner softball tourney was held Friday at Zoercher-Bettinger Park. Grant LaMar and Wes Richard won the 14-team, double-elimination tourney. Cory Etienne and Calvin Cash placed second.

  • Arnold leads Tell City past...

    TELL CITY—First-year player Mollie Arnold shot 58 to lead Tell City’s girls golf team to a season-opening win over Bosse Monday.
    Bosse brought only one girl, Isabella McGregor, so Tell City won by forfeit.
    Besides Arnold, Tell City scorers were Taylor Goffinet with 64, Kenzie Burgess 73, and Cloey Pledger 75.