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Today's Sports

  • Perry Central boys win Boonville...

    BOONVILLE—Perry Central placed all five of its scorers in the top 10 to win the 14-team Boonville boys cross country invitational Saturday.

    The Commodores scored 39 points to finish 11 ahead of runner-up Evansville Memorial. Tell City was sixth with 172.

    Michael Ernst placed fifth in 16:46.31 to lead the Commodores.

    Other Perry Central scorers were Eric Scheiber, seventh in 16:52.66; Neal Schwartz, eighth in 17:05.99; Jake Schwartz, ninth in 17:06.62, and Ian Bashor, 10th in 17:15.21.

  • Marksmen to face big South...

    REO—Combating a bigger, more experienced offensive line is a problem Tell City will try to solve in its PAC football game at South Spencer Friday at 7 p.m.

    Tell City Coach Don Hitz said the offensive line is the main strength of the Rebels, who are 2-0 and ranked 12th in the Class 2A state coaches poll.

    “They’re big and strong and all seniors,” Hitz said of the line. “They’ll lock on and really drive it.

    “They’re a lot bigger than us—probably 20 pounds per man bigger.”

  • Wolfpack hope to change luck...

    MARENGO—Driving down the field hasn’t been a problem for Crawford County’s football team in its first two games, but finishing those drives with touchdowns has been.

    The Wolfpack, who will host Perry Central Friday at 7 p.m., are 0-2. But “they could easily be 2-0,” said Spencer. “They’re a big team and have actually moved the ball well in both games.

  • Tell City 1-2 at Harrison

    EVANSVILLE—Elizabeth Kohnert made eight kills and five blocks as Tell City beat Evansville North 20-25, 25-19, 15-6 in Harrison’s volleyball tourney Saturday.

    Brittney Harth added four kills and two blocks and Jamie Brinksneader also made four kills.

    McKenzie Hayes had eight assists and five digs. Hana Reed also made five digs and Miranda Zuelly had five assists.

    Tell City lost its other two matches in the tourney to Gibson Southern 25-20 and 25-22 and to Pike Central 25-22 and 27-25.

  • PC 1-2 in tipoff tourney

    LEOPOLD—Jessica Huber made seven kills and four digs as Perry Central beat South Spencer 25-11, 25-15 in the first match of Perry Central’s tipoff volleyball tourney Saturday.

    Megan Hedinger added five kills. Sloan Harpenau and Tessa Lynch each had six assists.

    Harpenau and Hilarie Hahus each served two aces.

    Perry Central lost its other matches in the four-team round-robin, falling 26-24, 25-19 to Northeast Dubois and 25-18, 25-22 to Southridge, which won the tourney.

  • Patriots speed past Tell City

    TELL CITY—Three long plays by David Maldonado helped Heritage Hills defeat Tell City 63-13 in PAC football Friday.

    Maldonado scored the game’s first touchdown on a 24-yard pass from Cody Schmitt.

    Tell City tied the score 7-7, though, on a 20-yard touchdown pass from Nick Kleaving to Kyle Osborne on the first play of the second quarter.

    The Marksmen still trailed only 21-7 at halftime. But Maldonado returned the third-quarter kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown.

    Three plays later he made a 33-yard punt return to the Tell City 9-yard line.

  • Fenn running for Vincennes

    VINCENNES—Tell City graduate Alex Fenn is running cross country and track for Vincennes University.

    Fenn agreed to accept an athletic scholarship from the Trail Blazers earlier this summer and reported to practice cross country practice this month.

    He said Friday that he’s not sure where he ranks on the team “because I’m injured right now (a leg injury). It’ll be gone soon, though, I hope.”

  • Commodores shut out South Decatur

    GREENSBURG--Perry Central used a balanced rushing attack and strong defense against the run to shut out South Decatur 21-0 in football Saturday.

    The Commodores held South Decatur to 18 yards rushing on 22 carries while gaining 299 yards themselves on 46 carries.

    Quarterback Dee Jay Shaw scored Perry Central's first touchdown on a 1-yard run on the game's opening series.

    T.J. Hall scored the next one on a 3-yard run and Mikey Wilkerson scored the final one on a 1-yard run.

  • North Harrison nips Perry Central

    RAMSEY—Perry Central had good statistics in every category but fell short to North Harrison 23-25, 25-23, 25-18, 25-22 in volleyball Thursday.

    Jessica Huber made eight kills, Megan Hedinger six, Victoria Lutgring four, and Ashley Gengelbach three for the Commodores.

    Hedinger also made four blocks and Huber added three.

    Tessa Lynch had 16 assists and Jennifer Kemp added eight.

    Sloan Harpenau went 19 for 19 serving with three aces and Hilarie Hahus went 23 for 23 with two aces.

  • Marksmen’s passing off...

    FORT BRANCH—Poor passing contributed to Tell City’s 25-13, 25-19, 25-23 loss to Gibson Southern in PAC volleyball Thursday.

    “That’s where we got killed—because our passing is not consistent,” said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes.

    She also noted that injuries continued to bother the Marksmen, as starting setter Miranda Zuelly missed this match. “We’ve had one person out every match,” said Hayes.

    Elizabeth Kohnert led Tell City hitters with 10 kills and five blocks.