Today's Sports

  • Perry Central team has quality...

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Two of the five scorers from Perry Central’s sectional runner-up boys cross country team last year graduated and two others of the top seven chose not to run this year.
    But Coach Jason Barnett should still have a strong team, anchored by senior Aaron Pierrard.
    Pierrard was the individual champion in the eight-team Jasper sectional last year and is being recruited by several colleges, including the University of Southern Indiana.

  • Young Tell City could repeat...

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City graduated the top three runners from its team that won the boys cross country sectional and placed second in the regional last year.
    But Coach Chris Hollinden thinks the Marksmen could be even better this year.
    They return six lettermen (everyone who competes in at least one varsity race letters) and have three talented freshmen from last year’s 80-0 junior high team on their 14-man roster.

  • Perry Central will feature quick...

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Featuring speed, size, and good upperclassman numbers, Perry Central’s football team will try to repeat as PLAC champions.
    The Commodores finished 9-3 last year, losing in their Class A sectional finals to No. 1-ranked Linton.
    That team featured good speed, but “I think we’re quicker overall than last year,” Coach Greg Gibson said Monday. “I don’t know if we have anyone as fast as Austin LeClere was, but we’ve got some that are close.”

  • Tell City returns 2 starters on...

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—The good news for Tell City’s football team is the Marksmen return Co-PAC Most Valuable Player Elliott Brown from their first winning season (6-4) in seven years.
    The bad news is the only other returning starter on offense is fullback C.J. Rowe.
    There are nine seniors but only six returning lettermen on the 34-man roster.
    That’s why new coach Ronnie Robinson, one of the team’s former top assistants, said a lack of experience is his main concern.

  • Perry Central’s serving streaks...

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Brittany Parker served 22 points in just two serving turns as Perry Central beat Cannelton 25-4, 25-5, 25-4 in volleyball Tuesday.
    Parker first went to serve in the first game after Jordan Sprinkle made a kill to put the Commodores up 7-2.
    Parker served one point with the help of a tip kill by Grace James and then served an ace, prompting Cannelton to call timeout.

  • Perry Central fall schedules

    Varsity Football
    15    Southridge/Scr    A    7:00
    22    Tell City    H    7:00
    29    Forest Park    H      6:30
    5    Crawford Co    H    6:30
    12    Paoli    A    6:30
    19    Tecumseh HC    H    7:00

  • Soccer team lacks numbers

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City boys soccer coach Austin Fischer doesn’t have to worry about any reserves grumbling about lack of playing time this season.
    He does have to worry about injuries, fatigue, bad grades, suspensions or anything else that could sideline players, though, as he has only 11—the number that start a game—on his roster.
    “We’re still looking for more,” Fischer said Thursday, “but our first game is Tuesday.

  • Tell City tennis team gunning...

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Castle has won this area’s boys tennis sectional 20 years in a row, but Tell City is taking aim at ending that streak this season.
    The Marksmen have won nine dual matches each of the last two years, going 9-5 last year and winning a tourney at Heritage Hills. They lost to Castle 4-1 in the sectional championship match.
    The last time they won more than nine dual matches was 2002, but that is one of their goals this year.

  • Bulldogs have young, small...

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Cannelton returns only two starters from last year’s 2-22 volleyball team, but Coach Ashley Chapman is counting on quickness and strong digging to lead to improvement.
    Chapman, who was the team’s assistant coach the last two years, had only six players two weeks ago but is up to nine now, though only eight will have enough practices in to be eligible for Tuesday’s season opener.

  • Tell City’s volleyball team...

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s volleyball team had two All-PAC hitters last year and knew it would lose one to graduation.
    But the other one, 6-foot Kassidie Hayes who led the team in kills and blocks last year, was scheduled to return until she tore an anterior cruciate ligament in a summer AAU tourney.
    Her loss will be felt, but Coach Dalonda Hayes still thinks the Marksmen have a strong enough frontline to contend for the PAC title.