Today's Sports

  • Commodores whip Mitchell

    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...

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    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

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    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.

  • 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...

    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...

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    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...

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    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.