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Today's Sports

  • Tell City, Perry Central draw...

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City drew a co-favorite while Perry Central avoided the favorite in its sectional for one game in IHSAA football sectional drawings Sunday.
    Tell City will open play in its seven-team Class 2A sectional at North Posey 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19. North Posey is 8-0 and ranked No. 3 in the state in the Class 2A coaches poll.
    Tell City, 3-5, played the Vikings better than most in the regular season, losing 42-20 Sept. 28. Only two teams have scored more points against the Vikings this year.

  • Volleyball sectional draws made

    INDIANAPOLIS—Volleyball sectional pairings drawn by the IHSAA Monday have co-favorites Tell City and Perry Central on course to meet in the semifinals of the Forest Park Class 2A sectional.
    That seven-team sectional will open Tuesday with Mater Dei facing Forest Park at 6 p.m. (all times listed are Perry County times).
    Perry Central, 22-6 and ranked 15th in the state, will face South Spencer Thursday, Oct. 18, at 5:30 p.m. That will be followed by Tell City, 25-3 and ranked sixth in the state, versus Southridge at approximately 7 p.m.

  • PC outserves, outhits Memorial

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central made 11 ace serves in a 25-7, 25-22, 25-22 volleyball victory over Evansville Memorial Monday.
    Grace James served four aces and Hannah Harpenau added three.
    The Commodores also “hit the ball very well,” said Perry Central Coach Becky Genet.
    Harpenau made 15 kills, Sydney Goffinet 13, and Ashley Gengelbach eight. James had 26 assists.
    Gengelbach made five blocks, Jordan Sprinkle four, and James two.
    Jennifer Kemp led the Commodores in digs with 17. Harpenau added 16 and Brittany Parker 11.

  • Tell City wins conference again

    TELL CITY—McKenzie Hayes made 23 kills, eight digs, three ace serves and two blocks as Tell City beat South Spencer 25-14, 25-10, 25-11 in PAC volleyball Tuesday.
    The Marksmen finished 8-0 in the PAC to win the conference title for the second year in a row.
    Logan Flannagan added eight kills and Kassidie Hayes five kills to the Marksmen’s attack. Charissa Lahee had 27 assists.
    Cassie Bryant made 15 digs and served 12 points.
    Lahee added eight points, including two aces, and McKenzie Hayes served seven points.

  • Tell City victory would not be...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—The last week of the regular season in IHSAA football probably produces the most upsets, as the sectional drawings are out and the favored teams sometimes get caught looking ahead to the sectional.
    Tell City has upset Forest Park twice in the last three years on that night. But in this Friday’s 7 p.m. matchup the shoe could be on the other foot, as 3-5 Tell City is favored against the 1-7 host Rangers.

  • Containing Mitchell’s runners...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    MITCHELL—Containing Mitchell’s running game could help Perry Central tie for the PLAC football title.
    The two will meet Friday at 7 p.m. and a win by the Commodores will allow them to share the PLAC title with Paoli.
    Mitchell, a pass-happy team a few years ago, has turned into “pretty much a running team” under second-year coach John Edge, said Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson.

  • Perry Central boys, girls win...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    JASPER—Perry Central swept the team titles and came close to taking the individual titles as well in the boys and girls cross country sectionals Tuesday.
    The Commodore boys scored 34 points—just three off their best score ever—as they won the Jasper sectional for a record seventh year in a row.
    Forest Park was second with 64 points and Tell City third with 73 to also qualify for the regional, an honor that went to the top five teams in the eight-team field.

  • Theis, Perry Central girls...

    PAOLI—Perry Central took the top three places and five of the top nine to win the PLAC junior high girls cross country meet Thursday.

  • Rebels hold off Cannelton

    ELIZABETH—Cannelton made more kills than usual but lost to South Central 24-26, 25-20, 25-20, 25-23 in volleyball Thursday.
    “We came off the bus not really ready to play after the long drive,” said Cannelton Coach Felicia Myers.
    “We were very sluggish and slow to get started each game, and by the time we got started it was almost too late.
    “We did set the ball up probably more than we have any game this year, though. We had 80 spikes and 36 free balls.”

  • Tell City defeats Paoli in four...

    TELL CITY—McKenzie Hayes made 27 kills, four blocks, seven digs, and five ace serves as Tell City beat Paoli 25-22, 23-25, 25-15, 25-17 in volleyball Thursday.
    Logan Flannagan added 11 kills and three blocks for the Marksmen. Kassidie Hayes added five kills and three blocks and Charissa Lahee made three kills.
    Lahee also had 33 assists.
    Stori Beard made 15 digs, Cassie Bryant 13, Taylor Benningfield and Lahee 10 each, and  Hannah Schaefer six.