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Today's Sports

  • Hayes makes All-PAC for third...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—McKenzie Hayes became the first Tell City player to make all-conference in volleyball three times when she was named to the All-PAC team by conference coaches Monday.
    Two other Tell City seniors also made the 14-girl team: Charissa Lahee as a setter and Stori Beard as a defensive specialist.
    Tell City won the conference for the second year in a row with an 8-0 record.

  • Braves oust Bulldogs

    LYNNVILLE—Cannelton couldn’t get its spiking attack going as it lost to Tecumseh 25-9, 25-5, 25-9 in the first round of Tecumseh’s Class A volleyball sectional Saturday.

  • Peter qualifies for state meet...

    NASHVILLE—Perry Central senior Cathryn Peter qualified for the state cross country meet for the third year in a row with her performance in the Brown County semistate Saturday.
    But neither Perry Central team advanced. The top six teams of each gender’s 20-team field qualified for state, but Perry Central finished seventh in the boys race and 13th in the girls race.
    The top 15 individuals also advanced. Peter placed 12th in the girls race in 19:00.2, her best time ever.

  • Frontline depth helps Tell City...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Strong frontline play by McKenzie Hayes, Logan Flannagan and Kassidie Hayes helped Tell City beat Perry Central 25-22, 25-20, 25-17 in the Class 2A volleyball sectional semifinals Saturday afternoon.
    “I told them if Logan and Kassidie are on, we have a great chance of winning, and they played their hearts out,” said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes.
    McKenzie Hayes made 17 kills, Flannagan nine kills and two solo blocks, and Kassidie Hayes six kills and one block.

  • Defense helps Wildcats beat Tell...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Mater Dei used strong defense in the front and back rows to beat Tell City 25-22, 25-22, 23-25, 25-10 to win the Forest Park volleyball sectional Saturday night.
    The Wildcats put two blockers on Tell City kills leader McKenzie Hayes at all times and held her to 17 kills, about two below her average.
    They always had three tall spiker/blockers in the front row while Tell City usually had just two.

  • Commodores’ hitting depth...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—A balanced spiking attack and Brittany Parker’s strong serving helped Perry Central beat South Spencer 25-16, 25-8, 25-14 in the first round of the Forest Park volleyball sectional Thursday.
    Six different players made kills for Perry Central, led by Hannah Harpenau with 13, Sydney Goffinet nine, and Ashley Gengelbach and Jordan Sprinkle with six apiece.
    Grace James had 24 assists.

  • New-lineup Tell City survives in...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—When Larry Bird was slowed by back and foot injuries late in his pro basketball career, Rick Barry remarked that he was still better than 90 percent of the players in the NBA.
    The same could probably be said of Tell City senior McKenzie Hayes as she helped the Marksmen beat Southridge 25-19, 25-20, 7-25, 25-23 in the first round of the Forest Park volleyball sectional Thursday.

  • North Posey jumps on Marksmen...

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    POSEYVILLE—North Posey dominated offensively and defensively in beating Tell City 35-7 in the first round of the Class 2A football sectional Friday.
    North Posey scored on its first possession, driving 63 yards. Alec Werry bootlegged around the left end for a 5-yard touchdown.
    Tell City was forced to punt on its first possession. North Posey muffed the punt return, though, and Tell City recovered at the Viking 37.

  • Commodores run past Eastern...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s offensive line had one of its best games and therefore so did Austin LeClere in a 47-21 first-round Class A football sectional win over Eastern Greene Friday.
    LeClere carried the ball 25 times for 262 yards and five touchdowns.
    Levi Hilgenhold added 12 carries for 94 yards and a touchdown as the Commodores amassed 451 yards on the ground.

  • Rock Creek holds off Cannelton

    CANNELTON—Rock Creek improved its serve reception to beat Cannelton 25-12, 26-24, 25-16 in volleyball Friday.
    Rock Creek has now beaten the Bulldogs twice after losing to them in a tourney Sept. 8.
    “They’ve definitely improved since the first time we played them, but we still should have beaten them,” said Cannelton Coach Felicia Myers.
    Cannelton had only two ace serves, one apiece by Allicyn Garrett and Mikah Hemmings.
    Garrett made four kills and Taylor Lawalin made 24 sets.