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Today's Sports

  • PC opponent small but quick

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central is 3-0 all time against Eastern Greene, the team the Commodores will host for a first-round Class A football sectional game Friday at 6:30 p.m.
    The Commodores have won by an average score of 55-4 in those meetings, including 67-0 when Eastern Greene gained only one first down and lost five fumbles.
    But their last meeting was in the 2006 sectional. Luke Dean, in his fifth year as coach of the Thunderbirds, has started a new era for them since then.

  • Forest Park ousts Marksmen

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Strong serving by Taylor Sumner and Emily Hagedorn kept Tell City in the first game, but the Marksmen lost to Forest Park 25-23, 25-11 in the PAC eighth grade volleyball tourney quarterfinals Thursday.
    Tell City fell behind 14-5 in the first game. But Sumner and Emily Hagedorn each served seven consecutive points to put the Marksmen ahead 20-15. Hagedorn served three aces in her streak.
    The Marksmen still led 23-18 after Kaydi Backer served two points, one of them an ace.

  • PC, TC have strong shot at...

    It has been 24 years since Tell City claimed its last volleyball sectional title, seven years since Perry Central won its last one, and 29 years since Cannelton won its only title.
    So is one of the Perry County teams due to win a sectional this week?
    Normally I try not to get local fans’ hopes too high. Then if a Perry County team does win, they can be pleasantly surprised and not be too disappointed if they lose.

  • Commodores claim share of PLAC...

    CAMPBELLSBURG—Hannah Harpenau made 16 kills and 14 digs as Perry Central beat West Washington 25-23, 25-17, 25-13 in PLAC volleyball Thursday.
    The Commodores finished 5-1 in PLAC matches to tie Paoli for the conference title, their first share of a conference crown since 2006.
    Ashley Gengelbach made nine kills, Sydney Goffinet seven, and Grace James four to back Harpenau Thursday. James had 23 assists.
    James also made three blocks and Gengelbach and Goffinet each added two.

  • TC amasses 373 yards to beat...

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    FERDINAND—Tell City out-gained Forest Park 373 total yards to 172 and shut out the Rangers 26-0 in Pocket Athletic Conference football Friday.
    On the Marksmen’s second possession, which started at their 21-yard line, they ran the ball 12 times. Elliott Brown gained 52 yards on the drive. He rushed over the left side for a 23-yard touchdown with 0:26 left in the first quarter.

  • Commodores whip Mitchell

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    MITCHELL—Improvements in its passing and power games helped Perry Central trounce Mitchell 42-6 in PLAC football Friday.
    Perry Central thus won the PLAC title outright. The Commodores finished 4-1 in conference play, losing to Paoli, but Paoli has been ruled ineligible for the conference title for not playing Crawford County.
    Commodore quarterback Dacota Schaad completed all four of his passes, each for at least 16 yards, Friday.

  • Perry Central boys win cross...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    MARENGO—Perry Central placed three runners in the top 12 and won the Crawford County boys cross country regional Saturday for the first time.
    The Commodores scored 68 points, 12 ahead of runner-up Borden.
    This was their first regional title in any sport except football and their first in any sport in six years.

  • May on All-PAC team

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City senior Casey May was named the goalie on the All-PAC boys soccer team by conference coaches Monday.

  • 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.