Today's Sports

  • Raiders to test Tell City again

    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

    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...

    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.

  • PC forces fumbles to beat...

    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central forced seven fumbles and recovered three of them to defeat Mitchell 50-20 in PLAC football Friday.
    “We needed to play well because that fullback was a load,” Perry Central Coach Mike Spencer said, referring to Trevor Phillips, who is 6-foot-1, 253 pounds. “He was a good athlete and brought the ball up in there (the offensive line) hard.

  • Tell City’s defense stops Forest...

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City had freshmen figuring in all three of its touchdowns and held Forest Park to four first downs to beat the Rangers 24-14 in PAC football Friday.

  • Memorial holds off Perry Central

    EVANSVILLE—Perry Central made 97 digs and fell just short of Evansville Memorial 25-22, 19-25, 22-25, 25-18, 15-11 in volleyball Monday.
    Jennifer Kemp made 30 digs for the Commodores, which Perry Central Coach Becky Genet said was part of “an overall great night for her.”
    Brittany Parker added 23 digs, Hannah Harpenau 21, Lauren Davis 10, and Grace James nine.
    Harpenau made 20 kills, Ashley Gengelbach 18, and Sydney Goffinet 16.
    Jordan Sprinkle made six blocks and Gengelbach added three.