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Today's Sports

  • Tell City team quick but small,...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City graduated probably its fastest football player ever last spring but may be faster overall this season.
    “We lost our absolute quickest kid (running back Elliott Brown, who set several school records including career rushing yards), but I think the guys we have are pretty quick,” said Coach Ronnie Robinson.
    Even “our linemen are fairly quick,” he said.

  • Commodores have talented starters

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s football team will feature talented starting lineups both ways, including numerous returnees at the skill positions.
    The Commodores have eight lettermen returning, and most of them are two-way starters.
    But “a lack of experience on the line and a lack of depth overall” concern Coach Greg Gibson.

  • Perry Central’s ace serves beat...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s volleyball team made 11 bad serves in a three-game match Tuesday.
    But when the Commodores got them in, Cannelton had trouble handling them. Twenty-seven went for aces as the Commodores won 25-17, 25-6, 25-8.
    Ryann Lynch served six aces, Maddie Hubert and Payton Emmons five apiece, and Terissa Roark and Courtney Berger four apiece.

  • Cannelton fall schedules

    Varsity Volleyball
    August
    17    Cloverport Fraize HS    H    5:30
    18    Perry Central    H    6:00
    20    Lanesville    A    5:30
    26    Springs Valley Community HS    A    5:00
    27    Orleans    A    6:30
    September
    5    Orleans Tourney    A    8:00

  • TC has more depth; expects more...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—New Tell City boys soccer coach Pat Jarboe has some simple goals for his team this season: “We want to score more goals than we did last year and we want to win some games.”
    He might also have added: bring some stability to the team.
    The Marksmen have fielded a varsity team for five years and have won just four games in that span. Jarboe is their fourth coach.
    They went 0-12 and scored just one goal last season.

  • Marksman boys tennis team lacks...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Athletes generally flock to a chance to be part of a winning team.
    Tell City’s boys tennis team finished 10-4 in dual matches - its most victories in decades - and 18-6 overall last year, tying for first place in the nine-team PAC and placing second to perennial champion Castle in the sectional.
    So one would assume plenty of boys want to play for the team this year. But one would be wrong.
    Three doubles starters and the top reserve from last year’s team return.

  • Cannelton coach sees improvement...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Cannelton’s volleyball team finished 1-24 last year, but Coach Ashley Chapman said her four returning players “have really improved” and they are joined by five talented newcomers.
    Jordyn Vogt is a fourth-year varsity player. The only other senior on the team, Tori Stowe, has never played on the team but “she’s really good,” said Chapman.
    Junior returnees are Nicole Harris, April Terry and Kelsey Marshall.

  • Perry Central team faces...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Last year was magical for Perry Central’s volleyball team.
    The Commodores won their first sectional title in nine years, won their first regional ever, played a close five-game match with Indianapolis Ritter in the semistate, and tied a school record with 27 victories.
    That many accomplishments would be hard to repeat under any circumstances but is even harder considering the Commodores return only one full-time varsity player, Maddie Hubert, and she is switching positions.

  • Tell City will feature depth in...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Strong hitting and serving should carry Tell City’s volleyball team to a winning season.
    Hit by injuries last year, the Marksmen finished the season 9-19, their first losing record in five years. But they return eight letter winners this year and have depth and experience at every position but setter.

  • Cheap scoreboards proving costly...

    Everyone, including organizations building new ballparks, should remember the old saying, “You get what you pay for.”
    Invariably, when one tries to cut corners in designing and erecting a ballpark, it results in complaints and having to fix or replace the inferior aspects of the park quickly, thus costing the builder more than it would have if the proper equipment had been installed originally.
    That has been the case with Evansville’s new Deaconess Sports Park baseball/softball complex.