Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Volleyball sectional pairings set

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City and Perry Central could meet in a semifinal match of Forest Park’s Class 2A volleyball sectional.
    Pairings drawn by the IHSAA Monday have Tell City facing North Posey in a first-round match at 5:30 p.m. (all times listed are Perry County times) Thursday, Oct. 20.
    That will be followed by Perry Central vs. Southridge at approximately 7 p.m.
    The winners of those two matches will meet in the second semifinal match Saturday, Oct. 22, at approximately 11:30 a.m.

  • PC, TC draw strong opponents

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central’s first-round football sectional game will be a rematch of last year’s championship game, while Tell City drew a fellow PAC team.
    Perry Central will visit undefeated Linton-Stockton for a first-round Class A sectional game Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. Perry County time.
    The two have met frequently in the sectional, including last year’s championship game won by Perry Central 28-17 at Linton.
    Linton returns most of its skill players from last year, though, while most of Perry Central’s graduated.

  • Garces named to All-PAC team

    TELL CITY—Tell City junior forward Daniel Garces was elected to the All-PAC boys soccer team in voting by conference coaches Monday.
    Garces, an exchange student from Colombia, led the Marksmen with six goals and three assists overall. He had three goals and three assists in six PAC matches.
    Tell City finished fifth in the seven-team conference (Southridge and Tecumseh do not have soccer teams) with a 1-4-1 record.

  • Banged-up Marksmen to host...

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Forest Park’s ability to move the ball on the ground and through the air will test Tell City’s defense in Friday’s 6:30 p.m. PAC football game.
    The 4-4 Rangers have the most passing yards of any team in the PAC. Miles Leonard, a 5-foot-11, 181-pound senior quarterback, has completed 68 of 139 passes for 1,250 yards and nine touchdowns.

  • PC will try to stop Mitchell

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—A couple years ago Mitchell passed more than nearly any football team in the state. But now it is the Bluejackets’ running game that concerns Perry Central.
    The two will meet in a PLAC game Friday at 7 p.m.
    The Bluejackets, 3-5 under first-year coach John Edge, “have put in a lot of wing-T offense,” said Perry Central Coach Mike Spencer.
    They will run it with two tight ends or a split end and a tight slot, with a fullback and a halfback.

  • Marksmen outhit, outserve South...

    REO—Tell City used superior hitting and strong serving to beat South Spencer 25-14, 25-12, 25-22 in PAC volleyball Monday.
    The Marksmen finished 8-0 in the conference and raised their overall record to 26-4, breaking the school record of 25 victories set in 2007.
    Tell City scored kills on 32 percent of its spiking attempts Monday, “which is really good,” said Coach Dalonda Hayes.
    The Marksmen missed three serves in the first game but none in the last two.