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Today's Sports

  • PC will have to wrap up...

    FRENCH LICK—Springs Valley’s football team has improved since last year’s winless season. But the Blackhawks will still put a young squad on the field when they host Perry Central Friday at 7 p.m.

    The Blackhawks beat Crawford County 18-14 Aug. 28 for their first victory since Sept. 7, 2007.

    But three games later their starting quarterback got hurt in a 41-6 lost to Linton-Stockton.

    Thus the 1-6 Blackhawks now “rely mostly on shorter passes, along with their running game,” said Perry Central Coach Mike Spencer.

  • Marksmen to visit Titans

    FORT BRANCH—Gibson Southern’s up and down football team will host Tell City for a PAC game Friday at 7 p.m.

    The Titans are only 2-5 overall and 1-4 in the PAC. But they are coming off their first conference victory, a 35-6 win over Pike Central.

    And in the second week of the season they lost only 21-13 to South Spencer, which is currently ranked No. 2 in the Class 2A state coaches poll.

     

    “They really played South Spencer tough,” said Tell City offensive coordinator Art Schlichter after watching a videotape of that game.

  • Perry Central boys place 2nd in...

    INDIANAPOLIS—Nathan Schwartz placed sixth to lead Perry Central to second place in the 31-team, small-school boys junior high cross country meet Saturday.

    South Knox won with 95 points. Perry Central was second with 120 and Hebron third with 135.

    Perry Central has a 90-1 record, as it had beaten every other opponent this season.

    Schwartz ran the course in 10:29.7.

    Other Perry Central scorers were Aaron Pierrard, 23rd in 10:52.7; Bryce Lain, 27th in 10:56.4; Andrew Huber, 42nd in 11:16.6; and Michael Schwartz, 44th in 11:19.8.

  • TC falls to Vikings, Wildcats

    JASPER—Tell City was unable to get many ace serves down in volleyball losses to North Posey Saturday and Jasper Tuesday.

    The Marksmen had only two aces in a 25-20, 22-25, 25-18, 25-11 PAC road loss to North Posey Saturday. And no one served more than one ace for them in a 25-15, 24-26, 25-15, 25-11 loss to Jasper Tuesday.

    Elizabeth Kohnert made 17 kills and six blocks against North Posey.

    McKenzie Hayes added five kills and six blocks and Mackenzie Weyer made seven blocks.

    Josalyn Ress had 15 assists and Hayes added 12.

  • Forest Park clips Commodores

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central had a balanced spiking attack but lost to Forest Park 25-20, 20-25, 25-22, 25-15 in volleyball Tuesday.

    Jessica Huber made 13 kills to lead Perry Central. Megan Hedinger added eight, Ashley Gengelbach seven, and Victoria Lutgring and Olivia Schroeder four apiece.

    Huber, Hedinger, Lutgring and Gengelbach each made two blocks.

    Aiding the hitters were Tessa Lynch with 15 assists, Jennifer Kemp with nine, and Sloan Harpenau seven.

    Hilarie Hahus served four aces and Lynch and Harpenau each added two.

  • Boonville tops Tell City in...

    NEWBURGH—Anjan Kashyab won in No. 1 singles, but Boonville won the other four matches to beat Tell City 4-1 in the semifinals of the Castle boys tennis sectional Saturday.

    Kashyab beat Preston Alstadt 6-2, 6-4.

    Kashyab thus advanced to the individual No. 1 singles sectional at Jasper, where he was scheduled to play Tyler Ritchie of Bosse Wednesday.

    The closest match Saturday was in No. 3 singles, where Boonville’s Zach Green edged Chris Kohnert 7-6 (8-6), 7-5.

    Brad Alstadt beat Greg Hollinden 6-0, 6-3 in No. 2 singles.

  • Tell City girls place 3rd at...

    DUBOIS—Sarah Goffinet was the individual winner as Tell City placed third in the Northeast Dubois girls cross country invitational Tuesday.

    Bedford-North Lawrence won with 46 points. Jasper scored 96 and Tell City 108.

    “We are creeping closer to Jasper (a team the Marksmen could have to beat to qualify for the regional),” noted Tell City Coach Katie Chinn.

    Goffinet won in 20:13 and Andyn Rowe was 10th in 21:34.

  • Mitchell can’t stop PC...

    LEOPOLD—Mitchell couldn’t stop Perry Central’s ball-control running game but Perry Central contained Mitchell’s speed most of the time Friday.

    The result was a 21-7 football victory for the Commodores that raised their record to 7-0 overall and 3-0 in the PLAC.

    Perry Central opened with one of its patented, ball-control touchdown drives fueled mainly by short runs by T.J. Hall and Mikey Wilkerson.

  • Vikings build early lead to beat...

    TELL CITY—North Posey scored on its first four possessions in defeating Tell City 45-22 in PAC football Friday.

    The Vikings’ Cameron Calvert rushed for 209 yards on 28 carries and scored touchdowns on runs of 3, 4, 2, and 18 yards.

    North Posey outrushed the Marksmen 308 yards to 97 yards. 

    North Posey Coach Joe Gengelbach said, “Our offensive line is coming together. We are young and only have one senior (there). It has allowed our running backs to get to the second level, then it is up to them.”

  • Wildcats hold off Tell City

    TELL CITY—Mater Dei made more kills than Tell City to beat the Marksmen 26-24, 25-23, 25-22 in volleyball Thursday.

    “It was probably the best game we’ve played all year hustle-wise,” said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes. “And we played a well rounded game.

    “We’ve got to work on a couple rotations, though. Where we lost is when we stopped attacking.”

    She said some of the Marksman hitters would resort to dinking too much after getting a spike or two blocked.