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Today's Sports

  • Tell City, North Posey in...

    POSEYVILLE—Continued improvement on defense could be the key to Tell City’s chances in its football sectional semifinal game at North Posey Friday at 7 p.m.

    The Marksmen scored 22 points in a regular-season loss to North Posey Oct. 2, which was then their highest total of the season.

    But they gave up 45 points that night. However they have not given up more than two touchdowns in regulation play in any of their three games since.

    The 7-3 Vikings will test Tell City’s defense with a strong running game.

  • Schlichter helping Tell City...

    TELL CITY—A trip to a jewelry store produced a jewel of an offensive coordinator for Tell City’s football team.

    Art Schlichter recalls, “I was in Roland’s (on Main Street in Tell City) buying something for my daughter and Ken Roland said, ‘Would you be interested in helping the high school team?’ I said I might, and Don Hitz (Tell City’s head coach) gave me a call a day or two later).”

  • Mater Dei knocks off Perry...

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central had some serve-reception problems in a 25-14, 25-20, 25-15 loss to Mater Dei in the first round of the Class 2A volleyball sectional Tuesday.

    “We just had a hard time with serve-receive,” said Perry Central Coach Becky Genet. “And they were a very strong team—we would have had to play our best game.”

    The Commodores made several errors on receiving serves and making return hits as they fell behind 7-2 and 14-5 at the start of the first game.

  • PC rips Blackhawks

    FRENCH LICK—Perry Central built a 48-0 lead before Springs Valley gained a first down as the Commodores cruised 55-0 in a Class A football sectional first-round game Friday.

    The Commodores did most of their damage on offense with their running game, gaining 349 yards on 39 attempts, an average of 8.9 yards per carry.

    Six of their seven rushing touchdowns came on runs of at least 15 yards, and four different players scored them.

  • Marksmen crush Crawford County

    TELL CITY—Tell City ran off 47 straight points in defeating Crawford County 47-7 in the opening round of the Class 2A football sectional Friday.

    After Crawford County scored on its first possession, the Marksmen scored on their next three possessions.

    Only the fact that they ran out of time at the half kept them from scoring on their fourth possession.

    The Marksmen held the Wolfpack to 184 total yards while racking up a season-high 405 yards themselves.

    They also had a season-high rushing total of 291 yards and a season high for points scored.

  • Rangers top Tell City in...

    TELL CITY—Bad serves at key times hurt Tell City in a 25-20, 25-11, 25-27, 25-20 Class 2A volleyball sectional semifinal loss to Forest Park Wednesday.

    The Marksmen trailed only 9-6 in the second game when they made a bad serve.

    Amanda Braunecker then served eight consecutive points for Forest Park to put the Rangers up 18-6. A kill by Josalyn Ress finally ended her serving turn.

    Tell City also made bad serves in the first game when trailing only 22-19 and in the fourth game when trailing only 17-15.

  • PC teams, Goffinet place 2nd in...

    MARENGO—Perry Central’s boys and girls cross country teams each placed second in the 10-team Crawford County regional Saturday, thus advancing to this week’s Brown County semistate.

    The top five teams in each race qualified for the semistate. Tell City’s girls team just missed qualifying, finishing one point behind fifth-place New Albany.

    “I knew it’d be close between us and New Albany,” said Tell City Coach Katie Chinn. “We’d only run against them once—we beat them in the North Harrison invitational.”

  • Marksmen favored to beat...

    TELL CITY—After upsetting Forest Park last week, Tell City’s football team will be favored to win its second game in a row when the Marksmen host Crawford County in the first round of the Class 2A sectional Friday at 6:30 p.m.

    Crawford County is 0-9 and has given up an average of 34.1 points per game while scoring only 9.7 points per game.

    Among 318 football teams in the state, the Wolfpack are ranked 308th in Jeff Sagarin’s computer rankings with a 16.61 rating.

  • PC, Blackhawks to meet again

    FRENCH LICK—Barring another flash flood, Springs Valley will finally get to host Perry Central for a football game Friday at 6:30 p.m.

    The two were scheduled to play at Springs Valley Oct. 9, but flooding that week left the Blackhawks’ field under three feet of water.

    So the game was moved to Perry Central and played the next game. Because it was supposed to be the Blackhawks’ final regular-season home game, they held their senior day at Perry Central.

  • Tell City clips Rangers in OT

    TELL CITY—Trent Gunn threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Trent Benningfield on first down in overtime as Tell City beat Forest Park 21-20 in PAC football Friday.

    Forest Park had gone on offense first in overtime and had scored on third down on a 15-yard pass from Grant Welp to Kyle Schwinghamer.

    The Rangers, who don’t have a strong place-kicker, tried for a two-point conversion, but their pass fell incomplete.

    Benningfield’s touchdown then tied the game, so all Tell City had to do to win was kick the extra point.