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Today's Sports

  • Huskies outspike Marksmen

    TELL CITY—Evansville North used a stronger spiking attack to beat Tell City 25-20, 25-14, 25-17 in a volleyball season opener Monday.

    “We didn’t attack,” said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes. “We were always on defense. And our communication was so bad it wasn’t even funny.”

    She said one reason for the offense’s problems may have been “I just got this rotation two days ago. We’ve had several injuries.”

    Freshman McKenzie Hayes led the Marksmen with five kills and eight assists.

  • PC teams expect best seasons

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central cross country coach Jason Barnett is setting the bar high for his teams this year, saying the boys and girls teams should have their best seasons ever.

    The Commodore boys have won their sectional the last three years and last year finished 20th in the state meet. They return all seven boys who ran in that meet.

  • Noland to run for Vincennes

    TELL CITY—Jamal Noland, a 2009 Tell City graduate, has decided to accept an offer to run for Vincennes University’s men’s track team.

    VU Coach Chris Gafner recruited him after seeing him run the 100-meter dash in the IHSAA regional last spring. He plans to have Noland run the 200 and 400 and possibly participate in the long jump or high jump.

  • Drexler's hat trick helps...

    PETERSBURG—Christoph Drexler had three goals and one assist as Tell City shut out Pike Central 7-0 in junior varsity soccer Tuesday.

    Drexler scored on one-third of his nine shots on goal. An exchange student from Germany, he “has a very good knowledge of the game,” said Tell City Coach Fred Hillenbrand.

    Kyli Smithson, one of two girls on Tell City’s team, scored the Marksmen’s first goal and later had two assists.

  • Local teams open football...

    Area football teams will open their regular season this Friday.

    Perry Central will host Corydon for its season opener at 7 p.m.

    Tell City will travel to Mount Vernon for its opener, also at 7 p.m.

    Complete season previews for both Perry County teams will appear in the News Thursday.

  • 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.