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Today's Sports

  • PC needs to contain Blackhawks’...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Springs Valley has scored at least 46 points in three of its football games and only one touchdown in each of the other four games, including a 50-6 loss at Tecumseh last week.

    Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson expects the 3-4 Blackhawks to bounce back for their 7 p.m. game at Perry Central Friday, though. “It’s always a good game when they play us,” he said Monday.

  • Titans will bring speed to test...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Gibson Southern’s football team finished 4-7 last year but is 6-1 this year and averaging 35.7 points per game. So are the Titans the surprise of the PAC?

    “I don’t think so,” Tell City Coach Ryan George said Monday as his team was preparing to host the Titans Friday at 7 p.m. “I thought they had talent last year.”

  • Perry Central girls, boys win...

    PAOLI—The definition of dominating a conference cross country meet is even a team’s non-scorers (its sixth and seventh runners) make all-conference.

    Perry Central accomplished that again in winning the PLAC boys meet Tuesday with 20 points, 49 ahead of runner-up Mitchell.

    All seven Perry Central runners made all-conference by placing in the top 10. The Commodores also had seven make all-conference in 2009 and 2010 and six in 2011, 2007 and 1996.

  • Tell City boys third, girls...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—All five Tell City scorers placed in the top 17 but none were in the top nine as the Marksmen finished third in the PAC boys cross country meet Saturday.

    Forest Park won with 41 points. Tell City scored 69, two behind second-place Gibson Southern.

    “We’re very disappointed,” said Tell City Coach Chris Hollinden. “We felt like we had a legitimate chance at giving Forest Park a run for the money. They flat out put it to us early on and we didn’t respond.”

  • You know, that there, you know,...

    Back in the days of Mike Gminski and Gene Banks, Duke University hired someone to coach its basketball players on how to speak properly in interviews.
    I’m not sure if any team still does that, but judging by the number of “you knows” I hear in nearly every interview with a sports figure—usually about two per sentence—I doubt it.

  • Marksmen reach sectional finals

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City dominated singles play, winning 36 of 39 games, en route to beating South Spencer 4-1 in the first round of the boys tennis sectional Thursday.
    The Marksmen, 9-2 in dual meets, were scheduled to play defending champion Castle for the title Saturday.
    Thursday’s singles matches went quickly, as Tell City won all three by identical 6-0, 6-1 scores.

  • Commodores have trouble blocking...

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central made only seven blocks in four games and lost to Jasper 20-25, 25-9, 25-12, 25-20 in volleyball Thursday.
    Hannah Harpenau made 13 kills to lead Perry Central. Ashley Gengelbach added eight, Sydney Goffinet seven, and Jordan Sprinkle four.
    Grace James had 22 assists.
    James, Gengelbach and Goffinet each made two blocks.
    The Commodores did a good job digging Jasper’s hits much of the time.
    Brittany Parker made 20 digs, Jennifer Kemp and James each 16, Harpenau 13, and Gengelbach eight.

  • Cannelton conquers Wolfpack

    CANNELTON—Improved passing helped Cannelton come back from a two-game deficit to beat Crawford County 25-21, 21-25, 18-25, 25-20, 15-9 in volleyball Thursday.
    “We started getting our passes to the setter to set the ball up,” said Cannelton Coach Felicia Myers of the last two games.
    That led to a season-high kill total for the Bulldogs. Allicyn Garrett made 15 and Taylor Lawalin 10, their season highs.
    Jackie Malone made 15 sets and Mikah Hemmings made three blocks for the Bulldogs.

  • Marksmen’s balanced spiking...

    EVANSVILLE—Strong spiking across the front line carried Tell City past Mater Dei 25-18, 26-24, 25-17 in volleyball Thursday.
    Logan Flannagan and Kassidie Hayes “played very well at the net with very few errors,” said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes.
    Those two teamed with McKenzie Hayes to produce 40 kills, as McKenzie Hayes made 19, Kassidie Hayes 12, and Flannagan nine.
    McKenzie Hayes and Flannagan each made four blocks, with Hayes getting four solos and Flannagan two solos.

  • North Posey runs past Tell City...

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    TELL CITY—North Posey out-gained Tell City in rushing and passing, defeating the Marksmen 42-20 in PAC football Friday.
    North Posey scored on three of its first four possessions, racing to a 21-point lead in the first half.
    The Vikings ran the ball eight times for 65 yards on their first drive, with Wes Harness scoring the touchdown on a 23-yard run.
    Tell City lost a total of 2 yards on its first three plays and had to punt from its own 18-yard line.