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Today's Sports

  • Perry Central rolls past West...

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central scored 22 points in the second quarter to beat West Washington 30-14 in eighth grade football Tuesday.
    Jacob Braun scored touchdowns on runs of 3, 48 and 1 yard and also ran for two two-point conversions.
    Jacob Peters scored the Commodores’ fourth touchdown on an 8-yard run and Lane Lynch ran for a two-point conversion.
    Braun rushed for 121 yards on 18 carries. Lynch added 96 yards on four carries and completed 3 of 4 passes for 41 yards.

  • Tell City favored to win first...

    According to the IHSAA, the next sectional championship Tell City wins in any sport will be the school’s 100th.
    The spread sheet compiled by Jason Wille accompanying that release lists only one wrestling sectional title, in 1974, for the Marksmen.
    But they were also co-champions of the Southridge wrestling sectional in 1996, tying Jasper. Tell City was the one that advanced to the team regional that year because it had more individual sectional champions than Jasper.

  • Freeman is 27th in world tourney

    ORLANDO, Fla.—Nathan Freeman of Tell City High School finished 27th in the high school division and 53rd overall in the National Archery in the Schools Program’s world tourney Oct. 6-8.
    Freeman finished sixth in the national tourney (after a shootout to break a three-way tie for fourth) last May and “if you go to the nationals you automatically qualify for the world tourney,” said Tell City Coach Jay Johnson.
    Freeman shot 282 at the world tourney. Ryan Long of Kentucky’s Madison Southern High School won with 296.

  • Raiders to test Tell City again

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—The setting will be different but Tell City’s goal in Friday’s 6:30 p.m. football sectional game with Southridge will be the same as in their regular-season meeting: Contain the Raiders’ running game.
    Southridge, 7-2, rushed for 331 yards in beating the Marksmen 41-14 Sept. 23 at Huntingburg.
    And when Tell City concentrated heavily on Southridge’s running game, the Raiders completed 6 of 7 passes for 101 yards and three touchdowns.

  • Passing fuels No. 3 Miners

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LINTON—Linton-Stockton’s strong passing game will test Perry Central’s defense when they meet in the Class A football sectional Friday at 7 p.m.
    The Miners are 9-3 and ranked No. 3 in the state in the coaches’ and Associated Press polls. They are averaging 59.1 points per game, having scored at least 50 in every game except a 27-13 win over Sullivan.

  • Perry Central boys, girls place...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    MARENGO—Freshman Aaron Pierrard placed fifth to lead Perry Central to second place in the 10-team IHSAA boys cross country regional Saturday.

  • Cub fans, good luck with your...

    Several baseball fans have asked what I think of Theo Epstein’s moving from general manager of the Boston Red Sox to the same position with the Chicago Cubs.
    Since I am an ardent Red Sox fan, most assume that I will be dismayed. And six years ago when he first resigned (he would return three months later), I was.
    But now I say to Cub fans, you can have him.
    Many say the Red Sox will miss their great general manager who helped produce two World Series titles for the team after an 86-year drought.

  • Kashyab makes all-district team

    TELL CITY—Tell City junior Anjan Kashyab was one of 16 singles players named to the All-District 5 boys tennis team last week.
    District 5 includes teams from Evansville, New Albany, Floyd Central, Bloomington and all schools in between.
    Kashyab played No. 1 singles for the Marksmen all season and finished with a 12-1 record. His only loss was to Castle senior Brandon Davis in the sectional.
    Davis is listed second on the all-district team. He took a 25-1 record into the state quarterfinals Friday.

  • Cannelton beats Rock Creek

    CANNELTON—Strong passing led to good setting and spiking as Cannelton beat Rock Creek Academy 25-18, 25-21, 25-17 in volleyball Friday.
    “We probably set the ball up nine out of 10 times,” said Cannelton Coach Felicia Myers. “We only had eight bad passes, which is our best of the season by far.”
    Sammie James made 40 good sets for the Bulldogs.
    She also “mixed it up too,” sometimes making quick tips over the net instead of setting it up for a spike, said Myers.

  • Commodores spike Senators

    LEOPOLD—Ashley Gengelbach made 13 kills and two blocks as Perry Central beat West Washing-ton 25-14, 25-21, 25-20 in PLAC volleyball Thursday.
    Sydney Goffinet added 10 kills, Hannah Harpenau eight, and Grace James four. Goffinet and Harpenau each made one block.
    James had 32 assists.
    Jennifer Kemp led Perry Central’s back-row defense with 18 digs. Brittany Parker added 16 and Harpenau 12.
    Kemp served two aces.
    “Overall we played a very consistent game,” said Perry Central Coach Becky Genet.