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Today's Sports

  • Balanced spiking attack will...

    TELL CITY—Strong hitting at every position could propel Tell City’s volleyball team to a winning season.

    The Marksmen finished 14-14 last season after posting a school-record 24 wins the previous year. But they return four senior hitters who lettered for both those teams and they have some talented underclassmen as well.

    Sometimes they have had one or two good hitters and opposing defenses would key on them. But this year “we’ve got hitters in every spot that I feel comfortable going to,” said fourth-year Tell City coach Dalonda Hayes.

  • Perry Central team to depend on...

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s volleyball team hopes to improve its passing and setting to rebound from last year’s 5-30 record.

    The Commodores return two strong hitters in Jessica Huber and Megan Hedinger. “And we serve well,” said Coach Becky Genet.

    “Basically we’re working on our passing and improving our setting,” added Genet. “We need to become more consistent.”

    The Commodores will have more experience in those areas. Setters Sloan Harpenau and Tessa Lynch return from last year’s starting lineup.

  • With 8 seniors, Bulldogs banking...

    CANNELTON—With eight seniors and 16 players on the roster, Cannelton’s volleyball team has its most experience and depth in several years.

    Third-year coach Heather Garrison thinks defense is the Bulldogs’ strongest suit but thinks they are stronger in most areas than the last two years.

    But she said one of their biggest obstacles may be “overcoming our past,” as they seem to lack confidence that they can win after going 2-18 last year and not winning more than three matches in any of the last five years.

  • Tell City tennis team expects...

    TELL CITY—With four returning starters and a freshman who has won numerous USTA tourneys, Tell City’s boys tennis team hopes to improve on last year’s 3-10 record.

    The Marksmen have only eight boys on their roster—just one more than the number needed to fill a varsity lineup.

    But they have some talent. Junior Greg Hollinden started at No. 1 doubles last year, Chris Kohnert started at No. 3 singles, and Trent Wheatley and Patrick Hagedorn started at No. 2 doubles.

  • TC girls golf team shooting for...

    TELL CITY—Despite having only four girls on the team, Tell City girls golf coach Jim Meek thinks the Marksmen could win half their matches this season.

    Though lacking in numbers, the Marksmen have experience. They return three starters from last year and one from the year before.

    They bring a variety of strengths to the team.

    Sophomore Jessica Ballman “is probably the most consistent driver from a form point of view,” said Meek. “Her mechanics are more consistent than the others.

  • Marksmen to start 2nd JV soccer...

    TELL CITY—Tell City starts its second junior varsity soccer season with 17 players, three more than last year.

    That turnout should help backers of the sport to convince the Tell City-Troy Township School Board to give it varsity status next year.

  • County parks board hopes to hire...

    CANNELTON—The Perry County Parks & Recreation Board of Directors hopes to hire a county recreation director by October.

    The new employee would replace Dan Adams, who resigned from the position in July to devote more time to his winery business.

    Parks board president Edd Ransom told the board at Wednesday’s meeting that the job description board members agreed to at their previous meeting had been submitted to county auditor Connie Berger and had been approved with no major changes.

  • Scheiber, Hollinden win...

    TELL CITY—Perry Central cross country star Eric Scheiber won the Schweizer Fest six-mile road run Saturday.

    Scheiber, who will be a junior at Perry Central, won in 33 minutes, 50 seconds, 15 seconds ahead of runner-up Wes Camp.

    Tell City cross country coach Chris Hollinden won the two-mile race in 10:08 after placing second in the six-mile race last year.

    Tell City sophomore Katelyn Braunecker won the women’s overall two-mile title in 14:17, two seconds ahead of Breigh Haase.

  • Waldie golf champion

    TELL CITY—Kevin Waldie of Hawesville, Ky., shot an even-par 140 to win the Schweizer Fest Golf Open by one stroke last weekend.

    Waldie, a former Brescia University golfer, shot a 72 in the first round Saturday but cut that to 68 Sunday to edge five-time champion John Stiles by one stroke.

    Three other former champions, Michael Daum, Mark Flannagan and Erik Lassaline, each shot 142.

    Lassaline, last year’s champion, shot a 69 Saturday despite not being pleased with his putting. “If I’d putted well, I could have shot a 63,” he said.

  • Etienne, Jones win again

    TELL CITY—Sixteen years later, Herman Etienne and Carl Jones successfully defended their title in the Schweizer Fest six-person team horseshoe tourney Saturday.

    In 1993 they were part of the Guillaume’s Bulldozing team that won the Schweizer Fest tourney.

    No Schweizer Fest horseshoe competition was held again until this year.

    Saturday Etienne and Jones teamed with Calvin Cash, Jeremy Etienne, Steve Etienne and Scott Hubert on the Cash Waggner & Associates team to win the six-team competition.