Today's Sports

  • Graham 2nd at Boonville

    BOONVILLE—Marcus Graham placed second in 16:30 to lead Perry Central in Boonville’s boys cross country invitational Saturday.
    Other Perry Central finishers were John Bashor, 23rd in 18:32; Dylan Hubert, 50th in 19:40; and Steven Beckman, 77th in 21:20.
    Those four were the only ones listed on the official results, so no team score was listed for the Commodores.
    However, Perry Central Coach Jason Barnett said he had seven runners finish, more than the required five for a team score.

  • PC must deal with Forest Park’s...

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Stopping Forest Park’s blitzes will be a key for Perry Central when they meet in football Friday at 6:30 p.m.
    “They bring a lot of pressure - we’ll have to be ready for that,” said Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson.
    The 0-1 Rangers’ base defense is a 4-4. They will use man-to-man coverage in the secondary at times and sometimes play a three-man zone back there.

  • Typical Patriots tough opponent...

    Sports Editor

    LINCOLN CITY—Tell City will visit a typical Heritage Hills football team Friday at 7 p.m.
    The 1-0 Patriots operate “primarily out of the wishbone (offense),” said Tell City Coach Josh Teague. “They all swarm to the ball well on defense. Their team speed is good.”
    He said Matthew Graham, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound senior, and Ethan Griepenstroh, a 5-9, 165-pound senior, are their top running backs.

  • Tell City boys win 22-team...

    OWENSBORO, Ky.—Tell City placed four runners in the top 12 as it won the 22-team Border Clash boys cross country meet Tuesday.

  • Smith leads Tell City past Perry...

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Nick Smith had never played football before last season, when he started at center as a sophomore for Tell City’s varsity.
    This year he has been switched to running back. After one JV game, that move appears to be a success.
    He scored on three long plays in the fourth quarter as Tell City overtook Perry Central for a 34-24 JV victory Monday.
    Perry Central built a 24-8 lead when Josh Smith returned an interception 99 yards for a touchdown with 4:37 left in the third quarter.

  • Gibson Southern blanks Tell City

    FORT BRANCH—Gibson Southern won every match in straight sets to beat Tell City 5-0 in PAC boys tennis Thursday.
    Tell City’s Jackson Ramsey and Davin Tran played a close first set in No. 1 doubles, losing to Casey Nurrenbern and Derek Lynn 7-5. The Gibson Southern duo went on to win 6-2 in the second set.
    Gibson Southern won all but three games in singles.
    Jarrett Klusmeier beat Chandler Lacy 6-1, 6-1 in No. 1, Daniel Knapp shut out Blaze Brumfield 6-0, 6-0 in No. 2, and Gavin Graper defeated Neal Hollinden 6-0, 6-1 in No. 3.

  • Olympics should inspire older...

    I remember when I marveled at athletes in their early 30s who were still playing softball for winning teams.
    Then later I saw men’s, women’s and coed teams win tourneys with outfielders in their 40s.
    But most of the sports in the Summer Olympics, such as swimming and track, are ones where athletes are generally done by the time they reach 30.
    And in women’s gymnastics age 23 is ancient. Ten of the last 11 all-around champions in the Olympics were teenagers and the other one was 20.

  • Orleans beats Perry Central

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central had 25 spiking errors in a 25-23, 25-17, 25-22 PLAC volleyball loss to Orleans Thursday.
    Abby Reed led Perry Central with six kills on 17 for 19 spiking.
    Terissa Roark and Addy Davis each added four kills. Payton Emmons made three blocks.
    Kirstyn Linne had 12 assists and Davis added seven.
    Ryann Lynch made 14 digs. Davis added five and Linne and Brooke Mullis each made four.

  • Tell City whips Raiders

    HUNTINGBURG—Emma Kohnert made nine kills and four solo blocks and served 16 points as Tell City beat Southridge 25-12, 25-16, 25-15 in PAC volleyball Thursday.
    Four of her points came on ace serves.
    Morgan Schuetter served 11 points, including three aces, and made eight digs.
    Kammie Jo Hayes made eight kills to back Kohnert in that department and Rachel Malone had 14 assists.
    Tell City won the JV match 25-20, 25-16.
    Tell City also won the C-team match 25-20, 25-23 as Ava Hilgenhold served seven aces and had five assists.

  • Tell City forces turnovers to...

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Tell City forced four turnovers and made several nice cutback runs to beat Perry Central 20-7 in a football season opener Friday.
    The Marksmen recovered three of Perry Central’s four fumbles, with Mason Stephens getting two and Dustin Hunt recovering one that Davin Lawrence caused.
    Cameron Kessinger intercepted a pass for the other turnover.
    Hunt’s fumble recovery at the Perry Central 34-yard line set up Tell City’s first touchdown.