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Today's Sports

  • Perry Central 22nd in state meet

    TERRE HAUTE--Eric Scheiber finished 52nd to lead Perry Central to 22nd place in the 24-team IHSAA boys cross country state meet Saturday.

    Scheiber ran the 3.1-mile course in 17:15.5 to finish in the top 27 percent of the 196-runner field.

    Other Perry Central scorers were Ian Bashor, 118th in 17:55.0; Michael Ernst, 123rd in 17:59.0; Jake Schwartz, 138th in 18:06.5; and Neal Schwartz, 161st in 18:23.6.

    Freshman Alex Newton was right behind Neal Schwartz, finishing 162nd in 18:23.9. Noah Gatwood was the Commodores' seventh runner, finishing 189th in 19:20.6.

  • Wilgus leads TC at Newburgh

    NEWBURGH—Ross Wilgus won one freestyle race to lead the Tell City Swim Club in the Newburgh Fall Fling Invitational Oct. 24-25.

    Tell City finished eighth among eight teams, as several Tell City swimmers were available to compete only one day of the meet.

    Wilgus won the age-6-and-under boys 25-yard freestyle in 23.70 seconds.

    He also would have won the 50 backstroke but was disqualified for an improper flip turn.

    Amanda Wagner placed fourth in the 13-and-older girls 100 breaststroke in 1:13.06.

  • Kohnert named to All-PAC team

    TELL CITY—Tell City senior middle hitter Elizabeth Kohnert was named to the All-PAC volleyball team chosen by conference coaches Monday.

    Kohnert led the Marksmen in kills with 301 and blocks with 112. “I would say probably 60 to 70 of those were solo blocks,” said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes.

    Added Hayes, “She’s got a lot of natural athletic ability. Since I’ve been here she’s probably my best blocker ever—her timing’s great.

  • Perry Central boys qualify for...

    NASHVILLE—Eric Scheiber placed 13th to lead Perry Central to fourth place in the 20-team Brown County boys cross country semistate Saturday.

    That qualified the Commodores for the state meet, to be held at noon Saturday at LaVern Gibson Championship course at Wabash Valley Sports Center in Terre Haute.

    “We ran pretty well from a team perspective,” said Perry Central Coach Jason Barnett. “We weren’t that far out of third place (12 points behind Bloomington South).

  • Braves spike Cannelton

    LYNNVILLE—Cannelton made no kills or ace serves in a 25-3, 25-8, 25-9 loss to Tecumseh in the Class A volleyball sectional Saturday.

    After Cannelton had a side out on its first serve, Teri Newmaster served nine consecutive points for the Braves to give them a 10-0 lead. The Bulldogs were unable to successfully return most of her serves.

    Rebecca Brown added 11 consecutive points, including one ace, as Tecumseh increased its lead to 22-1.

    Tecumseh also had big serving turns early in the next two games.

  • No. 5 Perry Central to host No....

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central will try to contain one of the state’s leading rushers when two of the top five Class A football teams in the state meet in the sectional semifinals Friday at 6:30 p.m.

    The Commodores, 9-1 and ranked fifth in the final Class A state coaches poll, will host North Daviess, 9-1 and ranked fourth in that poll.

    The Cougars’ offense is led by Ryan Webster, a 5-foot-9, 185-pound senior running back.

  • Tell City, North Posey in...

    POSEYVILLE—Continued improvement on defense could be the key to Tell City’s chances in its football sectional semifinal game at North Posey Friday at 7 p.m.

    The Marksmen scored 22 points in a regular-season loss to North Posey Oct. 2, which was then their highest total of the season.

    But they gave up 45 points that night. However they have not given up more than two touchdowns in regulation play in any of their three games since.

    The 7-3 Vikings will test Tell City’s defense with a strong running game.

  • Schlichter helping Tell City...

    TELL CITY—A trip to a jewelry store produced a jewel of an offensive coordinator for Tell City’s football team.

    Art Schlichter recalls, “I was in Roland’s (on Main Street in Tell City) buying something for my daughter and Ken Roland said, ‘Would you be interested in helping the high school team?’ I said I might, and Don Hitz (Tell City’s head coach) gave me a call a day or two later).”

  • Mater Dei knocks off Perry...

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central had some serve-reception problems in a 25-14, 25-20, 25-15 loss to Mater Dei in the first round of the Class 2A volleyball sectional Tuesday.

    “We just had a hard time with serve-receive,” said Perry Central Coach Becky Genet. “And they were a very strong team—we would have had to play our best game.”

    The Commodores made several errors on receiving serves and making return hits as they fell behind 7-2 and 14-5 at the start of the first game.

  • PC rips Blackhawks

    FRENCH LICK—Perry Central built a 48-0 lead before Springs Valley gained a first down as the Commodores cruised 55-0 in a Class A football sectional first-round game Friday.

    The Commodores did most of their damage on offense with their running game, gaining 349 yards on 39 attempts, an average of 8.9 yards per carry.

    Six of their seven rushing touchdowns came on runs of at least 15 yards, and four different players scored them.