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Today's Sports

  • Varsity Commodores have no home...

    Perry Central has one of the top boys cross country teams in the state, ranked 23rd by IndianaRunner.com last week.

    But Perry Central fans won’t get to see this team perform at home this year.

    For several years the Commodores have hosted the Perry-Spencer invitational, but this year it will be for junior high teams only, as all the varsity teams in those two counties have decided not to compete that day.

  • PC anticipates Cougars will put...

    GREENSBURG—South Decatur won its opening football game Friday mainly with its running game. But Perry Central Coach Mike Spencer will have his defense ready for a lot of passing when the two meet Saturday at 4 p.m.

    “They’ve got some quickness,” said Spencer. “They scored on a lot of sweeps (in last week’s 51-8 season-opening win over Cambridge City Lincoln).”

    But the Cougars also had some quick backs and scored on several sweeps in their season opener two years ago.

  • Fast Patriots to test Tell City

    TELL CITY—Tell City will have its hands full trying to contain Heritage Hills’ team speed when they meet in PAC football Friday at 7 p.m.

    “They’ve got a lot of team speed,” said Tell City Coach Don Hitz. “They returned a couple of punts and interceptions for touchdowns last week.”

    That was in a 68-0 season-opening win at Vincennes Lincoln in which the Patriots built a 55-0 lead by halftime.

  • Marksmen fall to Southridge in...

    TELL CITY—No Tell City player shot under 59 as the Marksmen lost to Southridge 235-266 in girls golf Monday.

    Jessica Ballman shot a 59 to lead the Marksmen.

    C.J. Fentress shot a 63, Amber Fentress 69, and Kelly Hess 75 to complete the Marksmen’s scoring.

    Southridge’s Sara Boeglin shot a 46 for medalist honors.

    “All things considered it was probably our worst performance,” said Tell City Coach Jim Meek. “We can do far better than that. We had a chance to win this one and we didn’t have our heads in the game.”

  • PC boys third at Terre Haute

    TERRE HAUTE—All five Perry Central scorers placed in the top 25 as the Commodores finished third in Terre Haute South’s seven-team boys cross country invitational Saturday.

    The Commodores are ranked 23rd in the state by IndianaRunner.com this week. But two of the teams ranked ahead of them, Bloomington South and Martinsville, were also in this meet, so Perry Central Coach Jason Barnett was pleased with his team’s finish.

    “We really had a good day,” said Barnett. “A lot of our guys ran faster than last year.

  • Tell City boys 2nd, girls tie...

    NEW ALBANY—Tell City placed four pairs of boys in the top 25 to place second in Clarksville’s 10-team hokum karem cross country meet Tuesday.

    In a hokum karem meet each runner runs three one-mile segments, alternating with a partner. Places of three duos are added together to form a team score.

    New Albany, ranked 15th in the state by IndianaRunner.com this week, won the meet with eight points. Tell City placed second with 39 points and Scottsburg was third with 43.

    Tell City tied for third in the girls race.

  • Drexler’s 4 goals lead...

    TELL CITY—Christoph Drexler scored four goals as Tell City defeated Boonville 5-2 in junior varsity soccer Tuesday.

    Drexler, a junior foreign exchange student from Germany, scored three unassisted and one on an assist by Taylor LaGrange.

    “He dominated the defenders,” Tell City Coach Fred Hillenbrand said of Drexler. “His change of direction is really good.”

    Justin C. Peter scored an unassisted goal in his only shot on goal for the Marksmen’s other point.

    Tell City had 12 shots on goal overall.

  • Forest Park nips Marksmen

    FERDINAND—Anjan Kashyab and Trent Wheatley won singles matches but Tell City lost to Forest Park 3-2 in boys tennis Monday.

    Kashyab beat Brad Ketzner 6-1, 6-4 in No. 1 singles.

    Wheatley defeated Brodie Gress 6-1, 6-2 in No. 3.

    Nathan Bromm shut out Greg Hollinden 6-0, 6-0 in No. 2 singles.

    That was the same score by which Forest Park’s Marcus Beckman and Ryan Welp beat Chris Kohnert and Mike Richmer in No. 1 doubles.

    Alex Altman and Alex Lubbehusen beat Nathan Ramsey and Patrick Hagedorn 6-3, 6-3 in No. 2 doubles.

  • Perry Central tops Panthers

    LEOPOLD—Megan Hedinger and Jessica Huber combined for 15 kills as Perry Central beat Corydon 25-22, 25-19, 25-20 in volleyball Tuesday.

    Hedinger went 15 for 22 spiking with eight kills and Huber went 21 for 27 with seven kills.

    Olivia Schroeder added four kills and Victoria Lutgring three.

    Hedinger also made five blocks and Lutgring added three.

    Freshman Jennifer Kemp aided the hitters with 12 sets. Tessa Lynch added eight and Sloan Harpenau three.

  • Serve reception hurts Tell City...

    TELL CITY—Poor serve reception hurt Tell City in a 25-11, 26-24, 25-12 volleyball loss to Evansville Memorial Tuesday.

    Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes said her top two back-row passers combined to go 17 for 47 on serve-reception in the first game.

    “Then they did really well the second game, but the third game was about like the first game.”

    She also said, “We struggled tonight on blocking” against the taller Tigers.