Today's Sports

  • Sprinkle propels PC past Rangers

    FERDINAND—Jordan Sprinkle made 25 kills and four blocks as Perry Central defeated Forest Park 25-15, 19-25, 25-12, 25-8 in volleyball Tuesday.
    Maddie Hubert added 10 kills, Brittany Parker seven, and Grace James six. James had 39 assists and two blocks.
    Parker made 20 digs, Hannah Edwards 14, Hubert 12, James 11, and Zosha Roberson eight.
    Casey James served four aces.
    Perry Central went 0-3 in a tourney at Boonville Saturday, losing to Northview 25-10, 25-21, to Barr-Reeve 26-24, 25-9, and to sectional rival Mater Dei 24-26, 25-22, 15-4.

  • Swihart makes All-PAC again

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City junior Jake Swihart was elected to the All-PAC boys tennis team Monday for the second year in a row.
    Swihart was selected to the nine-man team in voting by league coaches.
    He joins Mike Rea (1982-83), Sean Risse (2006-07) and Anjan Kashyab (2009-12) as the only Tell City boys to make all-conference more than once.
    Swihart played No. 1 singles in all but one match for the Marksmen this season and went 6-2 in the conference and 13-6 overall.

  • Titans tough team to prepare for

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Gibson Southern, which will visit Tell City in PAC football Friday at 7 p.m., is a tough opponent to prepare for because of its variety of weapons.
    The 6-1 Titans run a “zone-read” offense, said Tell City Coach Ronnie Robinson. “They have a single back with the quarterback in the gun and he’s reading the back-side linemen or linebackers.”

  • Young Blackhawks to visit Perry...

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Springs Valley, featuring a young, predominantly running team, will visit Perry Central in PLAC football Friday at 6:30 p.m.
    The Blackhawks are 1-5 under first-year coach Justin Scheller and have only four seniors on their roster. Only two of them start on offense and only one on defense.
    “They’re young,” said Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson. “But they’ve got some athletes and they’ve got some size on offense.”

  • Perry Central takes PLAC meets

    MARENGO—Perry Central claimed the team title and the individual title in both PLAC varsity cross country meets Saturday.

  • Simpson, Tell City dominate PAC

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Leo Simpson won with one of Tell City’s best times ever and the Marksmen had six boys make all-conference as they won the PAC boys cross country meet Saturday.
    The Marksmen also took the girls team title and turned in a perfect score in the junior high boys meet.
    Simpson, a freshman, won the varsity boys race in 15:54. The Hoosier Heights Country Club 5-kilometer course record for a runner in any grade is 5:37 by Evansville Central’s Stan Temme in 1981.

  • Mater Dei defeats Marksmen

    EVANSVILLE—Emma Kohnert made 11 kills but Tell City lost to Mater Dei 25-12, 25-18, 25-19 in volleyball Thursday.
    Mary Steen added five kills for the Marksmen and Brenee Leibering made two blocks.
    Natalie Peter had 23 assists and Cassie Bryant made 12 digs.
    Mater Dei won the JV match 25-15, 25-10.
    Jana Lacy made three kills and Natalie Sanders added two for Tell City. Emilie Stephens made two blocks and served three points (one ace) and Chelsey Billings made 10 digs.

  • James propels PC past Jasper

    LEOPOLD—Grace James made nine blocks, eight kills and 15 digs and had 23 assists as Perry Central beat Jasper 25-22, 26-24, 26-24 in volleyball Thursday.
    Jordan Sprinkle added eight blocks as the Commodores played strong defense at the net.
    Parker made 21 digs, Hannah Edwards 13, Hubert and Ryann Lynch seven apiece, and Casey James six.
    Besides James’ eight kills, Brittany Parker made nine, Sprinkle eight, and Maddie Hubert seven in a balanced spiking attack.

  • Tell City 2nd in tennis sectional

    Sports Editor

    NEWBURGH—Castle won four matches in straight sets and beat Tell City 5-0 in their boys tennis sectional championship match Thursday.
    Castle won the sectional for the 21st year in a row.
    Tell City’s Jake Swihart made several ace serves as he  beat Ashwin Prasad 6-3 in the first set of No. 1 singles.
    But Prasad came back to win the next two sets 6-2, 6-1 after a rain delay in the second set.

  • Vikings best Tell City

    Mount Vernon Democrat

    POSEYVILLE—North Posey ran all over Tell City and won 36-15 Friday in a PAC football game that was played much more evenly than the final score.
    A six-minute stretch spanning the halves in which they gave up 22 unanswered points. doomed the Marksmen.
    Tell City scored first, as Elliot Brown scooted 39 yards for a 7-0 lead.
    North Posey fumbled the ensuing kickoff and the Marksmen marched down to the North Posey 2 but turned the ball over on downs.