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Today's Sports

  • Turnovers doom Perry Central

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    PAOLI—Four turnovers hurt Perry Central in a 28-21 loss to Paoli in PLAC football Friday night.
    Perry Central trailed 21-14 with 10:00 left in the fourth quarter Jacob Kelly intercepted a Paoli pass and returned it 7 yards to the 1-yard line.
    After three plays from the 1-yard line produced a loss of 2 yards, Alex Simpson ran off left tackle for a touchdown.
    Kelly’s extra-point kick tied the game at 21-21.

  • Mistakes haunt Tell City in loss...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Pike Central took advantage of Tell City’s mistakes, including problems on special teams, to beat the Marksmen 43-21 in PAC football Friday.
    Tell City outrushed the Chargers 350 yards to 98 and had 123 more total yards than the Chargers.
    The Marksmen’s totals included a 27-yard loss after a bad snap on what was supposed to be a punt.

  • Tell City outhits, outserves...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Emma Kohnert made 13 kills and five blocks and Rachel Malone served 23 points as Tell City beat Perry Central 25-14, 25-7, 25-17 in volleyball Thursday.
    Perry Central trailed only 16-11 in the first game after Terissa Roark and Ryann Lynch teamed to make a block.
    Bad serves on two of their next three attempts kept the Commodores from being able to cut Tell City’s lead.
    The Marksmen led 21-14 before Malone served the last four points.

  • Tell City perfect in Perry-...

    LEOPOLD—The top five runners for each team score in cross country, so if a team has the top five finishers in a meet it compiles a perfect score of 15.
    Tell City did even better than that Tuesday, as it took the top six places and eight of the top nine in dominating the Perry-Spencer junior high boys invitational.
    Heritage Hills placed second with 73 points, Perry Central third with 80, and South Spencer fourth with 138 in the four-team meet.
    Tell City’s Nigel Kaiser won the meet in 12:50, less than a second ahead of teammate Kaden Chestnut.

  • Perry Central loses 5 matches

    MONTGOMERY—A lack of kills hurt Perry Central as it went 0-4 in Barr-Reeve’s volleyball tourney Saturday.
    Addy Davis and Terissa Roark each made two kills to lead the Commodores in a 25-9, 25-9 loss to Northview.
    Kirstyn Linne had four assists and Davis added two. Brooke Mullis made three digs.
    Abby Reed made six kills and Linne had 15 assists in a 23-25, 25-16, 15-12 loss to Linton.
    Payton Emmons, Maddie Labhart, Mullis and Roark each added two kills.
    Roark and Ryann Lynch each made one block.

  • Heritage Hills nips Tell City in...

    LINCOLN CITY—Emma Kohnert made 20 kills and six solo blocks but Tell City lost to Heritage Hills 19-25, 25-17, 25-17, 26-28, 15-11 in PAC volleyball Tuesday.
    Kammie Jo Hayes added 14 kills and Emili Stephens made five.
    Emily Hagedorn had 20 assists and Rachel Malone added 17.
    Malone made 16 digs,  Morgan Schuetter 15, and Hayes 10.
    Madison Mathena and Natalie Sanders each made three blocks.
    Kohnert served 11 points and Hayes added 10. Schuetter served five aces.
    Tell City is 8-3 overall, 2-1 in the PAC.

  • Bulldogs set up hitters well to...

    CANNELTON—Improved setting helped Cannelton beat Cloverport 25-18, 25-20, 25-14 in volleyball Tuesday.
    Cannelton Coach Julie Harris said she thought her team played “one of the best games I’ve seen them play in setting up the ball.
    “They also moved really, really well. And as far as communication and talking, it was much better.”
    Chloe Davis had five assists and Nicole Harris and Kelsey Marshall each added two.
    Caressa Sloss made four blocks and three kills and Harris added four kills.

  • Marksmen 6th in state preview...

    TERRE HAUTE—Tell City placed four runners in the top 43 as it finished sixth in the 29-team Terre Haute Savings Bank State Preview boys cross country meet Saturday.
    Though cross country is not a class sport, a separate race was held for schools that are in Classes A-3A in other sports. Eighteen teams ran in that race but Tell City chose to compete with the biggest schools.
    “Pretty well anybody that was any good ran in that race (with the big schools),” said Tell City Coach Brian Beckort.

  • Tell City falls twice in PAC

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Heritage Hills won every match in straight sets to beat Tell City 5-0 in PAC boys tennis Tuesday.
    Logan Smallwood beat Chandler Lacy 6-1, 6-1 in No. 1 singles in the longest match, which featured several long rallies.
    Cameron Van Winkle defeated Blaze Brumfield 6-0, 6-0 in No. 2 singles and Lucas Zorn beat Lucas Montgomery by the same score in No. 3.
    Gavin Fella and Trae Hirt defeated Jackson Ramsey and Ethan Maffia 6-1, 6-1 in No. 1 doubles.

  • Special-teams TDs propel Tell...

    TELL CITY—Tell City built a 14-0 lead before it ran a play from scrimmage and beat Perry Central 48-0 in eighth grade football Thursday.
    Hunter Beckort returned the opening kickoff 70 yards for a touchdown and Bren Miller ran for the two-point conversion.
    Perry Central had to punt four plays later and Shane Braunecker returned it 50 yards for a touchdown to put Tell City up 14-0.
    Beckort made a 32-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and ran for the two-point conversion.