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Today's Sports

  • Commodores 5th at Terre Haute

    TERRE HAUTE—Alex Newton placed 21st among 271 runners to lead Perry Central’s boys to fifth place in the Early Bird cross country invitational Saturday.
    There were 16 complete teams in the meet, and three of the four that beat the Commodores are ranked in the top 11 in the state by Indianarunner.com.
    Bloomington South, ranked No. 6, won with 42 points.
    Perry Central scored 201, the same as Martinsville and Bloomington South. But the Commodores earned fifth place on the basis of having the best sixth man of the three.

  • PC upsets Corydon

    LEOPOLD—Ashley Gengelbach made 16 kills, three blocks and nine digs and served six aces as Perry Central beat Corydon 25-19, 25-23, 21-25, 25-17 in volleyball Tuesday.
    Gengelbach went 32 for 41 hitting and 17 for 18 serving.
    Hannah Harpenau added 13 kills, Sydney Goffinet 11, and Brittany Parker five.
    Grace James aided the hitters with 36 assists.
    The Commodores also got 18 of their serves to hit the floor. Besides Gengelbach’s six aces, Goffinet had seven, Grace James four, and Harpenau one.

  • Pats’ backfield features depth

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Heritage Hills will bring a deep backfield and a potent passing game to town for Friday’s 7 p.m. PAC football game with Tell City.
    “From what I’ve seen of them they do everything well,” Tell City Coach Ryan George said of the Patriots. “Like Tell City used to have, they have a football program—not just a football team.
    “They have a coach (Bob Clayton) who’s been there a long time and they’re good every year.”

  • Versatile Rangers to test PC...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Forest Park’s versatile attack will test Perry Central’s football defense Friday at 7 p.m.
    “They had a decent running game (152 yards) against Gibson Southern the other night and also threw the ball fairly well (78 yards passing),” Perry Central Coach Mike Spencer said of the Rangers, who beat Gibson Southern 21-16 in their season opener.
    The Rangers also scored a touchdown on defense, as Lance Buechler recovered a fumble in the Gibson Southern end zone.

  • Southridge outshoots Marksman...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s Jessica Ballman tied for medalist honors but Southridge beat the Marksmen 245-270 in girls golf Monday.
    Ballman shot a 22-over-par 60, matching Southridge’s Heather Underhill and Taylor Seufert.
    Tell City’s Amber Fentress was just two strokes behind them.
    Jenny Hess shot 72 and Courtney Blinzinger 76 to complete the Marksmen’s scoring.
    Tell City, 0-2, will play Floyd Central in a road match Monday at 4:30 p.m.

  • Marksmen fall to Gibson Southern

    TELL CITY—Gibson Southern defeated Tell City 3-0 in a rain-shortened PAC boys tennis match Thursday.
    Trent Wallace defeated Jeff Yeung 6-0, 6-0 in No. 2 singles.
    The Titans also won both doubles matches in straight sets.
    Cameron Allen and Brad Wilzbacher beat Tyler Groves and Dakota Braunecker 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1 doubles.
    Sam Greubel and Josh Nurrenbern beat Jacob Miller and Austin Paulin 6-0, 6-1 in No. 1.
    No. 1 and 3 singles matches were not completed, as they were still in progress when the rain and lightning came.

  • Quick Patriots outscore Marksmen

    TELL CITY—Heritage Hills used its quickness to beat Tell City 6-3 in a rain-shortened PAC boys soccer game Thursday.
    Tell City Coach Don Foerster said, “They were a lot quicker than our backs were, and they beat our backs down the field.
    “We just didn’t play a very strong defensive game. We don’t have a lot of depth there yet.
    “And we didn’t clear the ball very well.”
    The Patriots scored all six of their goals in the first half, after which the game was called due to a thunderstorm.

  • Missed serves hurt Cannelton

    LANESVILLE—Cannelton made eight bad serves and lost to Lanesville 25-20, 25-18, 20-25, 25-14 in volleyball Thursday.
    “Missed serves were a big problem tonight,” said Cannelton Coach Felicia Myers. “I didn’t expect that. We only had two missed ones Tuesday night.”
    On the positive side, “we moved a lot more and actually dug their spikes,” she said. “We made 32 digs.”
    Sarah Powers made 11 digs and Allicyn Garrett added 10.
    Powers also made 11 spikes (one kill) and served three aces.

  • Tell City 6th in opening meets

    FERDINAND—Sarah Goffinet placed fifth to lead Tell City to sixth place in Forest Park’s nine-team girls cross country invitational Thursday.
    Goffinet completed the 3.1-mile race in 22:10.
    Other scorers for the Marksmen were Audrie Terry, 31st in 27:07; Mariah Blake, 33rd in 27:59; Addie Terry, 37th in 28:13; and Rachel Woznicki, 45th in 29:39.
    Bailey Powell was their sixth runner, finishing 50th in 30:03.
    Tell City scored 151 points. Evansville Memorial won with 33.

  • Perry Central spikes Orleans

    ORLEANS—Ashley Gengelbach made 18 kills and seven blocks as Perry Central beat Orleans 25-19, 21-25, 25-17, 25-18.
    Hannah Harpenau added 14 kills and Sydney Goffinet had 12. Each of them made only four bad spikes.
    Harpenau made two blocks.
    Grace James had 35 assists.
    The Commodores also served well. Lauren Davis, Grace James and Brittany Parker combined to go 49 for 51 serving with eight aces.
    Davis was 19 for 20 with four aces and James 16 for 16 with three aces.