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Today's Sports

  • Perry Central tops Mitchell

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    MITCHELL—Big plays were the difference in the game as Perry Central defeated Mitchell 27-14 in PLAC football Friday.
    Mitchell successfully executed an onside kick to start the third quarter. The Bluejackets eventually scored on a Devin Cobb 19-yard run to tie the score 14-14.
    Mitchell again executed an onside kick, recovering again at the Commodore 30-yard line.

  • Brown scores 5 TDs as Tell City...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Elliott Brown scored five touchdowns as Tell City dominated the rushing statistics to beat Forest Park 35-13 in PAC football Friday.
    Brown carried the ball 22 times for 222 yards, an average of 10.1 yards per carry.
    He scored on a 71-yard run on the third play of the game.
    Five plays later he scored again.
    After the Rangers lost a total of 2 yards on their first three plays, they decided to punt.

  • Volleyball sectional pairings...

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City and Perry Central could meet in the semifinals of next week’s Forest Park volleyball sectional.
    Both local teams drew into the long bracket of the six-team sectional in pairings drawn by the IHSAA Monday.
    Perry Central will take on Forest Park in the first match Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Perry County time followed by Tell City versus North Posey at approximately 7 p.m.
    The winners of those matches will meet in the first semifinal match Thursday at 5:30 p.m., followed by Mater Dei versus South Spencer in the other semifinal.

  • Cannelton falls to Shoals,...

    CANNELTON—Cannelton lost to Hancock County 25-9, 25-16, 25-8 in volleyball Tuesday but “we actually played well,” said Cannelton Coach Ashley Chapman.
    “It was a fun game to watch,” she added. “They work a lot better with Melissa (Clausen). Maybe it’s because she gives us that senior leadership.”
    Clausen, playing her second consecutive match after missing the first 22 with a broken ankle, led the Bulldogs with five digs.

  • South Spencer upsets Marksmen

    TELL CITY—Kerrigan Shourds made nine kills and four blocks as South Spencer beat Tell City 25-19, 12-25, 25-21, 22-25, 15-10 in PAC volleyball Tuesday.
    Emma Kohnert made 14 kills and four blocks for Tell City. Brenee Leibering added nine kills and Mary Steen eight. Natalie Peter had 36 assists.
    Cassie Bryant made 23 digs and Taylor Gentry served two aces.
    This was South Spencer’s first win over the Marksmen since Sept. 23, 1993.

  • Football sectional pairings set

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central will host 4-4 North Daviess while Tell City will have a long road trip in first-round football sectional games Oct. 24.
    Pairings for each sectional were drawn by the IHSAA Sunday.
    If Perry Central wins its first game in its Class A sectional, it will likely play 7-1 Linton-Stockton, which hosts winless Wood Memorial in the first round, in the semifinals Oct. 31. That game would also be played at Perry Central.

  • Rangers to battle Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Two 1-7 teams will try to gain some momentum for the sectional when Tell City visits Forest Park in PAC football Friday at 7 p.m.
    The Rangers have been bothered by several injuries this year, which makes it a little harder to prepare to face them.

  • Commodores will try to stop...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    MITCHELL—A few years ago Mitchell was a pass-happy football team. But now under first-year coach Todd Pritchett the Bluejackets are primarily a running team.
    Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson, whose team will visit the 3-5 Bluejackets Friday at 6:30 p.m., said they are mainly a power-running team. “They line up in a double-tight wing-T and run powers and dives.”
    Gibson said they passed only six times against Providence despite getting behind and losing 20-0.

  • Perry Central spikes Evansville...

    LEOPOLD—Maddie Hubert and Jordan Sprinkle combined for 35 kills as Perry Central beat Evansville Memorial 18-25, 25-18, 23-25, 25-21, 15-9 in volleyball Monday.
    Hubert made 18 kills, Sprinkle 17, Brittany Parker 13, and Ryann Lynch six.
    Grace James had 48 assists and served five aces.
    She also made 22 digs to go along with Hannah Edwards’ 28, Parker’s 23, Zosha Roberson’s 12, Casey James’ 11, and Hubert’s 10.
    Sprinkle made six blocks and Hubert and Grace James each added five.

  • TC girls 2nd, PC 4th in sectional

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    JASPER—Tell City and Perry Central each had a freshman place in the top eight to lead their teams in the girls cross country sectional Saturday and help them qualify for the regional.
    Tell City placed second in the seven-team meet with 86 points and Perry Central fourth with 102. Jasper won with 26.