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Today's Sports

  • Commodores run past Rangers

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central jumped to a 19-0 lead and held off Forest Park 31-12 in football Friday.
    Forest Park cut a 19-0 halftime lead to 19-12 with 11:52 left in the game.
    But soon after that Perry Central capitalized on a shanked Ranger punt that went 15 yards, stopping at the Ranger 36.
    Devin Martin ran around the left end for 15 yards, but the Commodores gained a total of just 2 yards on the next three plays.

  • Memorial blocks Marksmen

    EVANSVILLE—Tell City had trouble getting kills against Evansville Memorial’s strong blocking and digging and lost 25-21, 25-21, 26-24 in volleyball Tuesday.
    Emma Kohnert and Brenee Leibering led Tell City in kills with just five apiece. Natalie Peter had seven assists.
    Despite the lack of kills, “we played a lot better tonight,” said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes. “We’re on the right track. Our passing was really good tonight.

  • Tell City 3rd at Washington

    WASHINGTON—Tell City went 2-1 at four of five positions to place third in Washington’s eight-team boys tennis tourney Saturday.
    Washington won with 42 points. Evansville Central scored 39 and Tell City 29.
    Tell City won 9 of 15 total matches.
    “The heat was a factor as we played in the later rounds, but our team handled it well, and played through it,” said Tell City Coach Nick Weyer. “There were some great teams that we faced and we were challenged, but we worked hard and persevered.  

  • Defense helps PC top Corydon

    CORYDON—Improving serve reception helped Perry Central beat Corydon 25-13, 25-11, 25-8 in volleyball Thursday.
    “Our serve-receive passing score was 2.22,” noted Perry Central Coach Becky Genet. That is almost to the Commodores’ goal of 2.25.
    Maddie Hubert made 10 digs to lead the Commodores. Hannah Edwards and Grace James each added nine and Brittany Parker made eight.
    The Commodores also featured a balanced spiking attack.
    Jordan Sprinkle made eight kills, Ryann Lynch six, Hubert and Parker five apiece, and James three.

  • Commodores want to stop Rangers...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Containing Forest Park’s running game will be Perry Central’s top priority when they meet in football Friday at 6:30 p.m.
    “They like to run the ball,” said Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson. But Gibson Southern, ranked No. 2 in the state in Class 3A, shut the Rangers out last week by being quick to the ball on defense.
    The Commodores may not be quite as quick as Gibson Southern, but “I was pleased with our pursuit Friday night,” Gibson said Monday.

  • Healthier, veteran Patriots to...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LINCOLN CITY—With a young team beset by injuries, Heritage Hills went 2-8 in football last year.
    But the Patriots, who will host Tell City Friday at 7 p.m., have more experience and better health so far this year, so they look more like a traditional Heritage Hills team.
    “They’re a really solid ballclub,” Tell City Coach Ronnie Robinson said Monday.
    They have not used the traditional Heritage Hills wishbone offense so far but instead have used mostly a pro set.

  • PC shuts out Marksmen

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Grant Pund scored three touchdowns as Perry Central defeated Tell City 40-0 in JV football Monday.
    Pund carried the ball just five times but rushed for 127 yards. He had two touchdown runs of 58 yards and one of 1 yard.
    Adam Dauby threw a 5-yard pass to Dylan Seibert for the Commodores’ second touchdown and a 10-yard one to Morgan Kemp for the final touchdown.

  • Tell City boys team wins 30-team...

    OWENSBORO, Ky.—Tell City placed five runners in the top 30 to win the 30-team Indiana-Kentucky Border Clash boys cross country meet Tuesday.
    The Marksmen scored 86 points to edge Meade County, ranked seventh in Kentucky, by two points and become the first Indiana team to win the meet in its four-year history.
    Complete boys team scores were not available at press time because meet officials had a problem with their Hytek scoring system.

  • Marksman track team set six...

    Tell City’s boys track team obviously had an incredible season last spring, going undefeated through the sectional and placing a close second in the 37-team regional to finish the season 77-1.
    But recently it was discovered that the team actually broke six school records in that season.

  • Passing woes hurt Cannelton in...

    CANNELTON—Cannelton had trouble receiving Lanesville’s hits and serves in a 25-8, 25-13, 25-6 volleyball loss to the Eagles Thursday.
    “It was just silly, elementary errors,” said Cannelton Coach Ashley Chapman. “We had dropped balls and we couldn’t get the ball to our setter.”
    Jordyn Vogt led Cannelton with six kills, four assists, one block and one ace serve.
    Nicole Harris added five kills and Kelsey Marshall made one kill and one dig.
    Cannelton, 0-3, will host Orleans Thursday at 6:30 p.m.