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Today's Sports

  • Perry Central foe prefers running

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    MARENGO—Perry Central will have to stop Crawford County’s running game when the two meet in PLAC football Friday at 7 p.m.
    New Wolfpack coach Alan Hess, a Tell City graduate, “has been trying to develop their running game,” said Perry Central Coach Mike Spencer. “You can tell they’re working hard at it.
    “They will throw, but they’re not going to make their living throwing the ball. They prefer to run.”

  • PC 2nd in own tourney

    LEOPOLD—Ashley Gengelbach made 30 kills as Perry Central placed second in its four-team volleyball tip-off tourney Saturday.
    Perry Central beat Princeton 25-19, 25-14 and Northeast Dubois 25-15, 19-25, 19-17 but lost to Southridge 25-17, 25-12.
    Southridge finished undefeated to win the tourney.
    Gengelbach made nine kills and Hannah Harpenau added four against Princeton.
    Grace James had 13 assists. Sydney Goffinet served four aces.

  • Perry Central girls 2nd, boys...

    BOONVILLE—Perry Central placed six runners in the top 35 as it finished second among 13 teams in the Pioneer Invitational girls cross country meet Saturday.
    The Commodores placed third among 14 complete teams in the boys race despite their usual top runner, Alex Newton, being slowed by cramping.
    Tell City took sixth in the boys race and ninth in the girls race.
    Perry Central freshman Aaron Pierrard placed seventh in the boys race in 17:13. Sophomore teammate Bryce Lain was ninth in 17:24.

  • Rangers pass Tell City late

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City shut out Forest Park for the first 57 minutes of boys soccer Tuesday.

  • Hayes leads TC to tourney title

    EVANSVILLE—McKenzie Hayes made 47 kills as Tell City won a six-team volleyball tourney at Harrison Saturday.
    Tell City beat Gibson Southern 25-19, 25-21 and Evansville North 25-19, 25-23 to win its pool and then beat Harrison, the winner of the other pool, 25-23, 25-5 for the title.
    “Our defense was really good this weekend,” said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes. “Our serve-receive was a little down, but our defense (receiving hits instead of serves) was strong.”

  • Marksmen outshoot South Spencer

    TELL CITY—Jessica Ballman shot 58 for medalist honors as Tell City beat South Spencer 261-268 in girls golf Wednesday.
    Other Tell City scorers were Amber Fentress with a 65, Jenny Hess 68, and Courtney Blinzinger 70.
    Tell City, 1-2, will visit Floyd Central today at 4:30 p.m.

  • Boonville shuts down Marksmen

    TELL CITY—Blake Cobb scored five goals as Boonville beat Tell City 8-1 in boys soccer Wednesday.
    The score was tied 1-1 late in the first half, but Boonville scored two quick goals before halftime.
    “We got tired,” said Tell City Coach Don Foerster. “We didn’t have the depth. We had seven on the bench but some of them need a little more time to get ready for varsity soccer.”
    He also said the Marksmen got away from their possession game in the second half.

  • Orleans holds off Cannelton

    ORLEANS—Cannelton improved its spiking but had problems on defense in a 25-19, 25-18, 25-20 volleyball loss to Orleans Thursday.
    “We did not move well or anticipate the ball when they served,” said Cannelton Coach Felicia Myers. “We weren’t really into the game.”
    On the positive side, though, “we had a lot of spikes and kills,” she said.
    The Bulldogs made 26 good spikes, including a season-high 14 kills.

  • Cougars dig past Commodores

    RAMSEY—Amber Longest made 43 digs as North Harrison beat Perry Central 25-22, 25-18, 22-25, 25-20 in volleyball Thursday.
    According to North Harrison’s statistics, the Cougars made 96 digs overall.
    “They picked up everything,” said Perry Central Coach Becky Genet.
    She also said the Cougars “started hitting pretty well and we had a little hard time digging up the ball.
    “The last game we made a lot of errors—hitting the ball in the net and serving errors.”

  • Marksmen grind out PAC win over...

    FORT BRANCH—Tell City has never won a conference title in volleyball but is off to a good start at it this season.
    Despite having an off night, the Marksmen beat Gibson Southern 25-15, 25-23, 11-25, 25-14 Thursday to  improve to 2-0 in the PAC, with their wins coming over teams that finished first and third in the nine-team conference last year.
    The Marksmen were able to grind out the win Thursday despite the fact “our passing was off and our setting was off,” Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes said. “It was an ugly win.