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Today's Sports

  • Frontline depth helps Tell City...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Strong frontline play by McKenzie Hayes, Logan Flannagan and Kassidie Hayes helped Tell City beat Perry Central 25-22, 25-20, 25-17 in the Class 2A volleyball sectional semifinals Saturday afternoon.
    “I told them if Logan and Kassidie are on, we have a great chance of winning, and they played their hearts out,” said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes.
    McKenzie Hayes made 17 kills, Flannagan nine kills and two solo blocks, and Kassidie Hayes six kills and one block.

  • Defense helps Wildcats beat Tell...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Mater Dei used strong defense in the front and back rows to beat Tell City 25-22, 25-22, 23-25, 25-10 to win the Forest Park volleyball sectional Saturday night.
    The Wildcats put two blockers on Tell City kills leader McKenzie Hayes at all times and held her to 17 kills, about two below her average.
    They always had three tall spiker/blockers in the front row while Tell City usually had just two.

  • Commodores’ hitting depth...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—A balanced spiking attack and Brittany Parker’s strong serving helped Perry Central beat South Spencer 25-16, 25-8, 25-14 in the first round of the Forest Park volleyball sectional Thursday.
    Six different players made kills for Perry Central, led by Hannah Harpenau with 13, Sydney Goffinet nine, and Ashley Gengelbach and Jordan Sprinkle with six apiece.
    Grace James had 24 assists.

  • New-lineup Tell City survives in...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—When Larry Bird was slowed by back and foot injuries late in his pro basketball career, Rick Barry remarked that he was still better than 90 percent of the players in the NBA.
    The same could probably be said of Tell City senior McKenzie Hayes as she helped the Marksmen beat Southridge 25-19, 25-20, 7-25, 25-23 in the first round of the Forest Park volleyball sectional Thursday.

  • North Posey jumps on Marksmen...

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    POSEYVILLE—North Posey dominated offensively and defensively in beating Tell City 35-7 in the first round of the Class 2A football sectional Friday.
    North Posey scored on its first possession, driving 63 yards. Alec Werry bootlegged around the left end for a 5-yard touchdown.
    Tell City was forced to punt on its first possession. North Posey muffed the punt return, though, and Tell City recovered at the Viking 37.

  • Commodores run past Eastern...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s offensive line had one of its best games and therefore so did Austin LeClere in a 47-21 first-round Class A football sectional win over Eastern Greene Friday.
    LeClere carried the ball 25 times for 262 yards and five touchdowns.
    Levi Hilgenhold added 12 carries for 94 yards and a touchdown as the Commodores amassed 451 yards on the ground.

  • Rock Creek holds off Cannelton

    CANNELTON—Rock Creek improved its serve reception to beat Cannelton 25-12, 26-24, 25-16 in volleyball Friday.
    Rock Creek has now beaten the Bulldogs twice after losing to them in a tourney Sept. 8.
    “They’ve definitely improved since the first time we played them, but we still should have beaten them,” said Cannelton Coach Felicia Myers.
    Cannelton had only two ace serves, one apiece by Allicyn Garrett and Mikah Hemmings.
    Garrett made four kills and Taylor Lawalin made 24 sets.

  • Tell City must get better start...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    POSEYVILLE—Drawing a road game against an opponent that is 9-0 and ranked No. 3 in the state in its class isn’t the easiest way to start a football sectional.
    But Tell City, which will visit North Posey Friday at 7:30 p.m., shouldn’t be too intimidated by the Vikings, as the Marksmen played them about as well as anyone in the regular season.

  • PC opponent small but quick

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central is 3-0 all time against Eastern Greene, the team the Commodores will host for a first-round Class A football sectional game Friday at 6:30 p.m.
    The Commodores have won by an average score of 55-4 in those meetings, including 67-0 when Eastern Greene gained only one first down and lost five fumbles.
    But their last meeting was in the 2006 sectional. Luke Dean, in his fifth year as coach of the Thunderbirds, has started a new era for them since then.

  • Forest Park ousts Marksmen

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Strong serving by Taylor Sumner and Emily Hagedorn kept Tell City in the first game, but the Marksmen lost to Forest Park 25-23, 25-11 in the PAC eighth grade volleyball tourney quarterfinals Thursday.
    Tell City fell behind 14-5 in the first game. But Sumner and Emily Hagedorn each served seven consecutive points to put the Marksmen ahead 20-15. Hagedorn served three aces in her streak.
    The Marksmen still led 23-18 after Kaydi Backer served two points, one of them an ace.