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Today's Sports

  • Seven Commodores make All-PLAC...

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central seniors T.J. Hall and Dane Ransom were repeat selections to the All-PLAC football team Thursday, and five other Commodores made it for the first time.

    Ransom, the Commo-dores’ tight end, made the team as a receiver for the second year in a row.

    Hall made it at running back this year after making it as the kicker last year.

  • Gunn on All-PAC team

    TELL CITY—Tell City junior running back Trent Gunn was named to the All-PAC football team selected by conference coaches last week.

    Gunn is the first Tell City running back to make all-conference since Jared Foury in 2006 and only the fourth to do so in the last 11 years.

    According to statistics released by Tell City Coach Don Hitz, Gunn rushed for 1,195 yards on 144 carries this season. He scored nine touchdowns.

  • Huber, Hedinger All-PLAC

    LEOPOLD—Improving its conference standing helped Perry Central double its number of players on the All-PLAC volleyball team this year.

    Senior outside hitter Jessica Huber made the team for the second year in a row. And teammate Megan Hedinger, a junior middle hitter, was also selected to the team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.

    Huber was the only Perry Central player to make the team last year, when the Commodores finished last in the conference.

  • Schwartz, Ernst started for 4...

    Perry Central’s winning the Jasper boys cross country sectional for the fourth year in a row and advancing to the state meet for the third year in a row were the top accomplishments by any Perry County team this fall.

    But there were also several outstanding individual accomplishments by local athletes.

    Seniors Jake Schwartz and Michael Ernst have been varsity cross country runners since their freshman seasons and thus started for four sectional champions in that sport.

  • Alpine sweeps coed titles

    TELL CITY—Alpine House’s coed softball team isn’t over the hill yet after all.

    Alpine had 19 hits, including three home runs to beat Waupaca 16-10 to win the Tell City Fall Coed League playoff tourney Wednesday.

    Alpine, which started five players 42 or older in its first two games this season, also won the regular-season title with a 5-0 record, marking the eighth time in the league’s 12-year history that it swept both titles.

    Alpine also won the regular-season title last year but made an early exit from the playoffs.

  • Tell City winter schedules

    Boys Varsity Basketball

    November

    17    Springs Valley Scrimmage    H    6:00

    28    Cannelton    H    7:30

    December

      1    Perry Central    H    8:00

      5    Forest Park    T    7:00

    11    Southridge    T    7:00

    12    South Central    H    7:00

  • Perry Central winter schedules

    Boys Varsity Basketball

    December

      1    Tell City    T    6:30

      4    Cannelton    T    6:30

    11    Wood Memorial    H    6:30

    12    Evansville Mater Dei    H    6:00

    18    Springs Valley    T    5:30

    19    JV Tourney at South Spencer    T    TBA

  • Tell City Junior High schedules

    Boys  Basketball

    November

    12    Heritage Christian School (7)    H    6:00

    17    Cannelton (7/8A)    T    6:00

    19    Castle North MS (7/8A)    T    5:30

    23    Southridge (7/8A)    H    5:30

    30    Forest Park (8A & B)    H    5:30

  • Commodores finish 22nd in state...

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

    “Eric had a great race,” said Perry Central Coach Jason Barnett. “He just keeps getting better. He ran what he was supposed to. He’s definitely going to be a legitimate top 25 contender next year.”

  • Rain puts a damper on fall...

    This was the 32nd fall sports season that I have covered for the News and the one in which rain affected the performances most.

    Many years it will rain on one Friday during the football season, but this year it rained six consecutive Fridays, with last week being the worst.

    By the time the football season ended for Perry County teams Friday, most fields were nothing but a muddy mess.