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Today's Sports

  • Quick Blackhawks to host...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FRENCH LICK—Springs Valley will try to use its quickness in its passing and running games when it hosts Perry Central in PLAC football Friday at 6:30 p.m.
    Mark Hammond, who coached the Blackhawks 2004-09, has returned to the helm after seven years as the school’s athletic director.
    He is using more of a spread offense - “a lot of sets with two receivers on each side and one back,” said Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson.

  • TC, PC draw strong teams in...

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City and Perry Central each drew one of their Class 2A football sectional’s favorites for first-round sectional opponents.
    Pairings were drawn by the IHSAA Sunday.
    Tell City will compete in Sectional 40 and will host 5-2 Mater Dei, which is ranked No. 5 in the Class 2A state coaches poll, in the first round Oct. 20.
    The winner of that game will play Forest Park or North Knox in the semifinals Oct. 27.

  • Volleyball sectional pairings...

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central will be the first Perry County volleyball team to open sectional play next week.
    Tell City will host a volleyball sectional for the first time in at least 40 years and Perry Central will play South Spencer in the first match of that Class 2A tourney Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
    That will be the only match in the seven-team sectional that night.
    Action resumes next Thursday, when Mater Dei will play Southridge at 5:30 p.m. followed by Tell City versus North Posey at approximately 7 p.m.

  • Commodores fall to Forest Park,...

    LEOPOLD—Courtney Berger made 33 digs to help Perry Central go five sets but Forest Park prevailed 25-14, 25-17, 22-25, 19-25, 15-11 in volleyball Tuesday.
    Maddie Labhart added 12 digs and Addy Davis nine for the Commodores.
    Terissa Roark made 15 kills and Bree Noland added 11. Davis had 21 assists.
    Davis served five aces, Maria Hubert four, and Berger three.
    South Spencer beat the Commodores 25-21, 28-26, 20-25, 25-16 Monday despite eight kills and four blocks by Noland.
    Roark made 10 kills and Hubert four. Davis had 21 assists.

  • TC beats 2 PAC foes to raise...

    POSEYVILLE AND REO—Tell City used strong spiking and blocking to beat two PAC foes and possible sectional opponents in volleyball Saturday and Tuesday.
    The Marksmen beat North Posey 25-22, 25-27, 25-12, 25-10 Saturday and South Spencer 26-24, 25-20, 22-25, 25-16 Tuesday.
    Tell City finished 5-3 in the conference.
    Kammie Jo Hayes made 20 kills, Addison Fella 12, and Bailey Weikel 10 against North Posey.
    Rachel Malone aided the hitters with 45 assists.
    Weikel and Fella each made three solo blocks.

  • Commodores Dauby, Bashor 2nd in...

    MARENGO—Elizabeth Dauby placed second individually but Perry Central finished fourth in the PLAC girls cross country race Saturday, ending the Commodores’ nine-year reign as champions.
    John Bashor placed second in the boys race to lead Perry Central to third place in it. Isaac Moore of Orleans edged him by 59-hundredths of a second, 17:29.10 to 17:29.69.
    Bashor “had his best race of the year,” said Perry Central Coach Jason Barnett. “He ran really smart and he slowly kept picking guys off,

  • Simpson, Tell City repeat PAC...

    HUNTINGBURG—Leo Simpson is always a strong runner for Tell City’s boys cross country team. But he seems to get especially fired up for the PAC meet.

  • Don’t gloat - scandal could hit...

    There are a lot of University of Louisville basketball fans in Perry County and undoubtedly they are upset about the scandal that broke last week.
    Rick Pitino was fired as U of L’s coach after it was revealed that U of L is one of the schools the FBI is investigating for bribing recruits to attend their school and/or bribing shoe company executives to steer recruits to their school.
    One recruit who did sign with U of L reportedly received $100,000.

  • Jeeps top Tell City

    TELL CITY—Drew Ettensohn scored a goal in both games but Tell City lost twice in boys soccer last week.
    Ettensohn scored without an assist in a 15-1 loss to Northeast Dubois Thursday.
    “We played much better at times, even though the score doesn’t show it,” said Tell City Coach Brian Fletcher. “We had 12 shots on goal and more solid runs than we’ve had in the past.
    “We’ve still been teaching this young, inexperienced team how to play soccer the correct way.

  • Castle eliminates Tell City

    BOONVILLE—Castle won every game to beat Tell City 5-0 in a boys tennis sectional first-round match Wednesday.
    In singles play Ollie Ossenberg beat Neal Hollinden in No. 1, Aneesh Alapati defeated Ethan Maffia in No. 2, and Kunhai Shah topped Cameron Young in No. 3, each by 6-0, 6-0 scores.
    Reece Stephens and Jake Matuscak defeated Anthony Koch and Zach Goffinet by the same score in No. 1 doubles.
    Tell City had to forfeit in No. 2 doubles as it has all season due to a shortage of players.