Today's Sports

  • PLAC honors Roark again

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    LEOPOLD—Perry Central senior Terissa Roark has been named to the All-PLAC volleyball team for the second year in a row.
    The team, selected by conference coaches, was released Sunday.
    The 5-foot-9 Roark led the Commodores in kills with 276, more than twice as many as anyone else on the team, and in serving percentage at 94.7 percent.
    She was fourth on the team in blocks with 12 and tied for fifth in digs with 79 even though she was known primarily as a hitter.

  • 4 PC players on All-PLAC...

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    LEOPOLD—Four Perry Central players, including repeat selection Cole Harpenau, were named to the All-PLAC football team released Sunday.
    Harpenau, a 5-foot-10, 280-pound senior center, made the team as an offensive lineman for the second year in a row.
    Other Commodores on the 32-man team were junior receiver Clay James, senior linebacker Lane Hilgenhold, and senior at-large offensive player Creek Wright.
    Harpenau was one of seven repeat selections on the team.

  • Borden edges Bulldogs

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    CANNELTON—Cannelton made a strong comeback late, but poor free-throw shooting and turnovers proved costly to the Bulldogs in a 43-41 girls basketball loss to Borden Saturday.
    The Bulldogs never trailed in the first half but missed six consecutive free throws in the third quarter as they fell behind 32-27 with 1:47 left in the period.
    McKenzi Rothbauer hit a three-pointer for Borden late in the third quarter and another one early in the fourth quarter as the Braves built a 38-31 lead.

  • Perry County teams’ sectionals...

    Sectional 48, the Class 2A boys basketball sectional that Tell City and Perry Central play in, will be held at Castle this year, the first time any Perry County team has played a basketball sectional at that site.
    Tecumseh, a newcomer to the sectional, will be designated as the tourney host. But because Castle’s gymnasium is bigger than any of the seven participating schools’ gyms, the tourney will be held there.

  • Wolfpack outshoots Bulldogs

    MARENGO—Cold shooting hurt Cannelton in a 43-25 girls basketball loss to Crawford County Friday.
    “Our effort was great,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “We worked on defense, but we missed a lot of shots that we needed to knock down.
    “We got our shots - we got some really good looks. We just didn’t knock them down.”
    Cannelton pulled within four points, 14-10, early in the second quarter.

  • Malone signs to play volleyball...

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    TELL CITY—Tell City senior Rachel Malone will still be setting volleyballs up for a Hayes to spike them next year.
    This year a lot of her school-record 796 assists went to Kammie Jo Hayes, who led the Marksmen in kills.
    Next year a lot of them will likely go to Kassidie Hayes, Kammie Jo’s older sister.
    Malone signed Thursday to play volleyball for Brescia University, where Kassidie Hayes will be a senior middle hitter next year.

  • Rangers’ layups off steals beat...

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    TELL CITY—Hitting layups off steals helped Forest Park build an early lead and the Rangers expanded it in the second half to beat Tell City 45-22 in girls basketball Thursday.
    Tell City’s half-court defense looked good in the first half, but the Rangers built a 20-9 lead in the first 12 minutes thanks to five layups scored off steals before Tell City’s defense could get back.

  • Lashbrook helps Trojans hold off...

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    LEOPOLD—Lexi Lashbrook took over the scoring in the middle of the game to lead Wood Memorial past Perry Central 34-28 in girls basketball Friday.
    Perry Central stayed close, especially early, because of Wood Memorial’s cold free-throw shooting.
    The Trojans were 0 for 8 from the line in the first 9 1/2 minutes and hit just 8 of 27 for the game.
    Perry Central reserve Veronica Schwartz hit a three-pointer from the wing to tie the score 10-10 with 4:52 left in the first half.

  • Tell City girls have improved...

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    TELL CITY—Improved guard play and shooting could lead to a winning season for Tell City’s girls basketball team.
    ““With Katie Goffinet, Hayley Fackler, who just continues to get better, Lizzy Kehl, Chloe Carman and Grace Kreilein, for the first time in a while I feel like our guard play is going to be pretty good,” said Coach John Hayes.
    Four of those players will start, though, so the Marksmen will be a guard-dominated team.

  • Six locals on academic all-state

    INDIANAPOLIS—Five Perry County boys and one local girl were named to the Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches’ academic all-state teams last week.
    Tell City seniors Leo and Thomas Simpson and junior Chase Beckort and Perry Central seniors John Bashor and Luke Bishop made the boys team.
    Tell City senior Alex Reed and juniors Elliot Reed and Will Simpson received honorable mention on it, as did Perry Central’s Ethan Bolin and Logan Hubert.