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Today's Sports

  • Perry Central pounds Linton for...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Grace James’ serving in the third game and Jordan Sprinkle’s spiking in the fourth game propelled Perry Central past Linton-Stockon 23-25, 25-10, 25-20, 25-16 in the Class 2A volleyball regional Tuesday.
    The 27-9 Commodores will play Indianapolis Ritter, ranked No. 4 in the state, in the first match of the Forest Park semistate Saturday at 10 a.m.
    That will be followed by No. 1 Providence taking on unranked Union County at approximately noon.

  • Tell City will likely just miss...

    Tell City and Perry Central have played some exciting regular-season games in a variety of sports through the years, which led to intense fan interest in a possible rematch in the sectional.
    That’s never been possible in football, though, because the two county schools are in different classes in that sport.
    And it now appears that will remain the case next year, though just barely.

  • Wood Memorial ousts Bulldogs

    LYNNVILLE—Wood Memorial used its superior height to outspike and out-block Cannelton for a 25-7, 25-6, 25-8 win in a Class A volleyball sectional first-round match Thursday.

  • PC defeats Vikings to advance to...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Jordan Sprinkle made 17 kills and three blocks to lead Perry Central past North Posey 25-18, 25-18, 19-25, 25-17 in the Forest Park volleyball sectional semifinals Thursday.
    The 25-9 Commodores were scheduled to meet 23-9 Mater Dei in the championship match Saturday.
    Sprinkle was aggressive from the start of Thursday’s match, making a kill for the Commodores’ first point and adding two other powerful kills as they built their lead to 5-2.

  • Long runs propel Commodores past...

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central ripped off long runs to defeat North Daviess 41-21 in the  first round of sectional football Friday.
    Perry Central will host Linton-Stockton in the sectional semifinals Friday at 7 p.m.
    Perry Central’s Luke Hilgenhold returned the opening kickoff 40 yards to the 45 yard line.
    The Commodores ran the ball down the field to the North Daviess 9-yard line. On third and goal Lane Lynch threw a touchdown pass to a wide open Jonathan Flamion.

  • Tell City defense steals...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City forced four turnovers to beat Eastern Greene 47-32 in a Class 2A football sectional first-round game Friday.
    The 3-7 Marksmen, who won a sectional game for the first time in five years, will host North Posey for a second-round game Friday at 7 p.m.
    Tell City and Eastern Greene’s number of total yards were virtually identical—396 for Tell City and 395 for the Thunderbirds.

  • Perry Central wins volleyball...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Maddie Hubert made five kills in the fifth game and Grace James served six consecutive points in it as Perry Central beat Mater Dei 25-18, 12-25, 25-18, 22-25, 15-8 to win the Forest Park volleyball sectional Saturday.

    The Commodores, now 26-9, will host the regional against Linton-Stockton Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Perry Central beat Linton 25-17, 25-18 during the regular season in the Barr-Reeve tourney Sept. 6.

  • Fischer resigns as Tell City’s...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Austin Fischer said Monday that he has resigned as Tell City’s boys soccer coach.
    Fischer was promoted from assistant to head coach when Don Foerster resigned in the middle of the 2012 season.
    Fischer went 0-6 the rest of that season, 1-13 in 2013, and 0-12 this year.

  • Big offensive line helps North...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Stopping North Daviess’ running game will be Perry Central’s main goal when they meet in a first-round Class A football sectional game Friday at 6:30 p.m.
    “They like to run,” said Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson. “And they’re big—their offensive line averages 267 pounds and their two tackles are over 300 pounds.
    “I think we’re quicker off the ball, but they do a good job when they get into you.”

  • Eastern Greene will throw a...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    BLOOMFIELD—Tell City will face a team that uses a variety of ways to score when the Marksmen visit Eastern Greene for a first-round football sectional game Friday at 6:30 p.m.
    “They line up and spread it out quite a bit on offense, but I think they run almost as much as they pass, maybe more,” said Tell City Coach Ronnie Robinson.
    “They run a bunch of different stuff,” he added, ranging from a wishbone to a spread offense with three wide receivers on one side.