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Today's Sports

  • TC cheerleaders fourth in state

    NEW CASTLE—Tell  City finished fourth in Class 2A at the Indiana cheerleading state contest Saturday, just missing qualifying for the nationals.
    The top three teams in each class (based on a school’s basketball classification) qualified for the nationals. Tell City finished only eight-tenths of a point behind third-place Clinton Central among five teams competing in Class 2A.
    “We barely missed it,” said Tell City Coach Terria Zuelly. “That was the only disappointing part.

  • Hayes 2nd-team all-state

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City junior McKenzie Hayes was named to the Class 2A second-team all-state volleyball team by the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association Sunday.
    Hayes, a 6-foot-1 junior middle hitter and setter, led the state in kills with 730, a school record. She has made 1,588 kills in her three-year varsity career.
    Hayes also led the Marksmen with 126 total blocks, including 85 solos, and 55 ace serves.

  • Tell City has more depth,...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—With eight of its top 10 players returning from last year, Tell City’s girls basketball team hopes to improve on last year’s 6-17 record.
    McKenzie Hayes, a 6-foot-1 junior center, is the top returnee. She averaged 15.5 points and a school-record 13.4 rebounds per game last year and set a school record with 81 blocked shots despite missing seven games.

  • Perry Central has young, quick...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s girls basketball team graduated four starters, including three three-year starters, from last year’s 17-5 team that won the PLAC and set a school record for most wins.
    But the Commodores return a 6-foot-1 all-conference center and have an intriguing mix of quick, young players.
    “I really think we’re quicker overall than last year,” said Coach Bill Dickerson. “I think we’re just as quick as 75 percent of the teams we’ll play.”

  • Goffinet named TC’s girls cross...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Sarah Goffinet won the girls cross country most valuable runner for the fourth year in a row at Tell City’s fall sports awards program Monday.
    McKenzie Hayes was chosen the most valuable offensive player in volleyball after being named the team’s MVP last year.
    Hana Reed was named the most valuable defensive volleyball player, and no overall MVP was named.
    Elliott Brown won the offensive MVP in football and Trevor Zuelly won the defensive MVP.

  • No Marksmen make All-PAC...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—No Tell City players were named to the 29-man All-PAC football team by conference coaches Thursday.
    Brad Leibering, a senior offensive and defensive lineman, was the only Marksman to receive honorable mention.
    Tell City finished in a three-way tie for fifth place in the eight-team conference. Gibson Southern and Forest Park, the teams that tied the Marksmen, placed four and three players, respectively, on the team.

  • Gengelbach, Harpenau make All-...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central hitters Ashley Gengelbach and Hannah Harpenau were named to the All-PLAC volleyball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.
    Each made the 12-girl team for the first time.
    Gengelbach, a junior middle hitter, led the Commo-dores in kills with 335 and in blocks with a school-record 111, including 53 solos.
    She had a .909 serving percentage and served 32 aces, tied for third on Perry Central’s team.

  • Six Commodores on All-PLAC in...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Repeat selections Travis James and Hunter LaGrange were among six Perry Central players elected to the All-PLAC football team by conference coaches Thursday.
    Commodores making the team for the first time were offensive lineman Greg Coultas, defensive lineman Spencer Wright, linebacker Justin Hagan and punter Austin LeClere.
    LaGrange, who made the team as an at-large selection on offense last year, was one of four running backs listed on the 32-man team this year.

  • Blunk may report on record

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Krista Blunk set several records at Tell City High School and will likely get to report on an NCAA record Saturday.
    Blunk will be the sideline reporter for CBSSports telecast of the University of Houston at Alabama-Birmingham football game.
    Houston quarterback Case Keenum has already set NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision career records for touchdown passes, total offense and total touchdowns accounted for and is likely to break the career record for most passing yards Saturday.

  • Dixon’s son recalls dad’s...

    The coach of Tell City’s first boys basketball sectional championship team won’t be able to attend the team’s alumni game Nov. 26. But his son is thinking about attending and called from his home in Seattle Monday to reminisce about his dad’s career.
    Napoleon Dixon, who coached the 1923-24 Tell City squad to an undefeated regular season and the sectional title, died in 1988 at age 94.