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Today's Sports

  • Patriots’ running game will test...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LINCOLN CITY—Heritage Hills’ football team is 0-1 for the first time in seven years, but the Patriots still feature a strong running game.
    “They run the ball well, just like they always have,” said Tell City Coach Ryan George, whose team will visit the Patriots for a PAC game Friday at 7 p.m.

  • PC wants to try big plays...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Two strong running teams will face each other when Perry Central hosts Forest Park in football Friday at 7 p.m.
    “They want to run more than they want to throw,” Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson said of the Rangers. “They throw when they have to.”
    The Rangers graduated their quarterback and top receiver, Ben Braunecker, who now plays for Harvard, last spring.
    But they return their top running back, 6-foot, 190-pound senior tailback Travis Schnell.

  • Tell City edges Rangers

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City won two singles matches and No. 2 doubles to beat Forest Park 3-2 in PAC boys tennis Tuesday.

  • Correction: McMahon won women’s...

    TELL CITY—The women’s winner of the Schweizer Fest six-mile road run was incorrectly listed in Thursday’s issue.
    Mandy McMahon actually won it in 39 minutes, 23 secconds, placing 25th overall.
    Cathryn Peter was second among women in 41:44, placing 32nd overall.

  • Rain halts some sports events

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys tennis match with Gibson Southern was halted by rain and lightning Thursday.
    Both doubles matches were completed, with the teams splitting them.
    Tell City’s Kevin Yeung and Tyler Groves beat Ryan Smith and Andrew Rodgers 6-0, 6-4 in No. 2 doubles.
    Gibson Southern’s Sam Greubel and Josh Nurrenbern defeated Austin Paulin and Jeff Yeung 6-3, 6-0 in No. 1 doubles.

  • Marksmen girls sixth in Rangers...

    BRETZVILLE—No Tell City runners placed in the top 15 as the Marksmen finished sixth in Forest Park’s six-team girls cross country invitational Thursday.
    Evansville Memorial won with 25 points. Tell City scored 165.
    Marian Blake led Tell City, finishing 19th in 24:57.
    Freshman Hailey Carman was the Marksmen’s second finisher, taking 31st in 25:55. “She ran great,” said Tell City Coach Katie Chinn.

  • Eagles hold off Bulldogs

    CANNELTON—Cannelton attempted only 20 spikes in a 25-20, 26-24, 25-13 volleyball loss to Lanesville Thursday.
    “We just didn’t set the ball up enough,” said Cannelton Coach Felicia Myers.
    One reason for that was the Bulldogs have only one experienced setter. Another reason was their inexperienced back-row players don’t make good passes to the setter as often as more experienced players would.
    The Bulldogs were in the second game all the way because they were “talking to each other and moving,” said Myers.

  • Perry Central spikes Orleans

    LEOPOLD—Hannah Harpenau made 18 kills and four digs as Perry Central beat Orleans 25-23, 25-20, 25-18 in PLAC volleyball Thursday.
    Ashley Gengelbach added nine kills and four blocks. Sydney Goffinet made five kills and Jordan Sprinkle made four blocks.
    Grace James had 30 assists.
    Brittany Parker and Jennifer Kemp each served three aces. Parker went 10 for 10 serving.
    Parker also made 13 digs and Kemp added seven.

  • Tell City blocks Raiders

    HUNTINGBURG—Tell City made 13 kill blocks in a 25-6, 25-17, 25-14 PAC volleyball win over Southridge Thursday.
    “That’s the most we’ve ever had I think,” said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes. “We did a great job blocking at the net. And our passing was excellent tonight.”
    Sisters McKenzie and Kassidie Hayes each made five blocks, with each getting three solos. Logan Flannagan added three blocks—two solos.
    McKenzie Hayes also had 19 kills, five assists and nine digs.

  • Developing depth could help PC...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central will be one of the favorites in this fall’s girls cross country sectional and could go much further if a fifth runner moves up near the top four.
    The Commodores return their top four scorers from last year’s regional and semistate: Cathryn Peter, Jessica Theis, Megan Thomas and Marie Schwartz.