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Today's Sports

  • Rangers stop Tell City in...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    DUBOIS—Tell City got a couple of good shots on goal and stopped a bunch of Forest Park shots but still lost 7-0 in the Class A boys soccer sectional semifinals Wednesday.
    Grant Padgett started at goalie for Tell City and made seven saves, including a nice diving one.
    But Forest Park managed to get five goals past him, including two that dribbled in despite being deflected by Padgett.
    The Rangers’ second goal came on a penalty kick, which are usually hard to stop.

  • Titans roll past Tell City

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Editor

    FORT BRANCH— Gibson Southern scored on every possession, taking less than three minutes on each, as it shut out Tell City 62-0 in PAC football Friday.
    Tell City was forced to punt from its own 14-yard line on its first possession but caught a break as the ball bounced off a Gibson Southern player’s leg. Tell City recovered it at its 35.
    The break was short-lived as the Marksmen were again forced to punt three plays later.

  • Springs Valley’s passing attack...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FRENCH LICK—Braden Whitaker threw four touchdown passes to Jackson Land as Springs Valley beat Perry Central 36-29 in PLAC football Friday.
    Two misguided pass-interference penalties against Perry Central aided two of the Blackhawks’ touchdowns.
    After a Springs Valley receiver had a pass in his grasp late in the second quarter, a Perry Central defender came up to tackle him and his hit caused the ball to bounce loose.

  • Tell City to visit No. 1 Titans

    FORT BRANCH—Tell City’s football team will face its toughest challenge of the season as it visits Gibson Southern Friday at 7 p.m.
    The Titans are 7-0 and ranked No. 1 in the Class 3A Associated Press poll and No. 2 in the coaches poll.
    “We just have to have a very good week of practice,” Tell City Coach Josh Teague said of preparing for the Titans. “If you want to play at the level where you can be the best, you have to play the best.”

  • Tell City overtakes Elites

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Victoria Weatherholt and Lainey Peter combined for 13 kills and Tell City overcame a slow start to beat Haubstadt 19-25, 25-23, 15-8 in the first round of the PAC eighth grade volleyball tourney Tuesday.
    Tell City, 10-1, will play Forest Park in the second round of the 11-team tourney at Forest Park tonight at 5:30.
    The Marksmen fell behind 20-10 in the first game Tuesday. They pulled within four points late before the Elites scored the last two points.

  • Quick Blackhawks to host...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FRENCH LICK—Springs Valley will try to use its quickness in its passing and running games when it hosts Perry Central in PLAC football Friday at 6:30 p.m.
    Mark Hammond, who coached the Blackhawks 2004-09, has returned to the helm after seven years as the school’s athletic director.
    He is using more of a spread offense - “a lot of sets with two receivers on each side and one back,” said Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson.

  • TC, PC draw strong teams in...

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City and Perry Central each drew one of their Class 2A football sectional’s favorites for first-round sectional opponents.
    Pairings were drawn by the IHSAA Sunday.
    Tell City will compete in Sectional 40 and will host 5-2 Mater Dei, which is ranked No. 5 in the Class 2A state coaches poll, in the first round Oct. 20.
    The winner of that game will play Forest Park or North Knox in the semifinals Oct. 27.

  • Volleyball sectional pairings...

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central will be the first Perry County volleyball team to open sectional play next week.
    Tell City will host a volleyball sectional for the first time in at least 40 years and Perry Central will play South Spencer in the first match of that Class 2A tourney Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
    That will be the only match in the seven-team sectional that night.
    Action resumes next Thursday, when Mater Dei will play Southridge at 5:30 p.m. followed by Tell City versus North Posey at approximately 7 p.m.

  • Commodores fall to Forest Park,...

    LEOPOLD—Courtney Berger made 33 digs to help Perry Central go five sets but Forest Park prevailed 25-14, 25-17, 22-25, 19-25, 15-11 in volleyball Tuesday.
    Maddie Labhart added 12 digs and Addy Davis nine for the Commodores.
    Terissa Roark made 15 kills and Bree Noland added 11. Davis had 21 assists.
    Davis served five aces, Maria Hubert four, and Berger three.
    South Spencer beat the Commodores 25-21, 28-26, 20-25, 25-16 Monday despite eight kills and four blocks by Noland.
    Roark made 10 kills and Hubert four. Davis had 21 assists.

  • TC beats 2 PAC foes to raise...

    POSEYVILLE AND REO—Tell City used strong spiking and blocking to beat two PAC foes and possible sectional opponents in volleyball Saturday and Tuesday.
    The Marksmen beat North Posey 25-22, 25-27, 25-12, 25-10 Saturday and South Spencer 26-24, 25-20, 22-25, 25-16 Tuesday.
    Tell City finished 5-3 in the conference.
    Kammie Jo Hayes made 20 kills, Addison Fella 12, and Bailey Weikel 10 against North Posey.
    Rachel Malone aided the hitters with 45 assists.
    Weikel and Fella each made three solo blocks.