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Today's Sports

  • Nine PC players make All-PLAC...

    LEOPOLD - Five members of Perry Central's state leading defensive unit were named to the All-PLAC football team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.

    The Commodores also placed four players on the offensive unit, giving them at least nine players on the team for the fifth year in a row.

    Senior defensive tackle Robbie Piper and senior linebacker Ryan Hanan were repeat selections from last year's team.

    Other Commodores named to the 15-man defensive unit were T.J. Lamon at outside linebacker, B.J. Farmer at cornerback, and Clint Schank at defensive end.

  • New basketball league helps...

    TELL CITY - There's a new basketball league on the map.

    No, not another professional minor league. Rather it's Tell City's intramural league for girls in grades 5-6.

    In recent years Tell City has added fifth and sixth grade girls teams that play about 12 games a year against other schools starting in December.

    But there were still a lot of girls in those grades who didn't get much playing time, some of whom might be late-blooming basketball players and might be needed on the varsity down the line.

  • Harrison wins bout

    ST. CHARLES, Ill. - Former Tell City wrestling star Brandon Harrison won his first jujitsu mayhem cage fight Saturday.

    Harrison beat Brian Garibaldi by tap-out due to a rear naked choke hold in 1:05.

    Harrison is ranked 12th in the nation in the amateur lightweight division. Garibaldi fell to 20th in the nation after their bout.

    Harrison is a 2006 graduate of Tell City, where he was the school's only two-time regional champion in wrestling.

  • No TC boys on All-PAC team

    TELL CITY - No Tell City player was named to the 26-man All-PAC football team Monday, though running backs Trent Gunn and Kyle Osborne and punter Wes Hinton did receive honorable mention.

    It was the fourth time in six years that no Marksmen have made the team.

    Co-conference champion North Posey led this year's team with eight selections in voting by league coaches.

    Southridge, which tied North Posey for the conference title, had five players make the team, as did Heritage Hills and South Spencer.

    Gibson Southern had two and Forest Park had one.

  • Perry Central 20th in state

    TERRE HAUTE - Perry Central's boys cross country team was ranked in the state's preseason top 20 by IndianaRunner.com and made that ranking come true with a 20th-place finish in the state meet Saturday.

    After finishing last in the 24-team state meet last year, the Commodores' goal all season long was to make it back to state and finish in the top 20.

    Strong finishes by their top four runners, especially Eric Scheiber and Michael Ernst, helped them achieve that goal.

  • Some athletes still excel in two...

    Sophie Etienne of Heritage Hills was named to the All-PAC girls soccer team last week.

    Three weeks earlier, Etienne, the granddaughter of Tell City-Troy Township superintendent Ron Etienne, also made all-conference in another fall sport, cross country.

    She was the individual champion in the Crawford County girls cross country regional and helped the Patriots win team titles in the conference, sectional and regional and qualify for the state meet.

  • No Tell City girls make All-PAC

    TELL CITY - Lauren Goffinet and Elizabeth Kohnert received honorable mention, but no Tell City girl made the All-PAC volleyball team selected by conference coaches Wednesday.

    Forest Park, Heritage Hills and Southridge tied for first in the nine-team conference and each placed three girls on the 12-player all-conference team.

    Pike Central placed two girls on the team and North Posey had one.

    "I thought Southridge, Forest Park and Heritage Hills would each have at least two girls on it," said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes. "But I wasn't sure if they'd get three.

  • North Daviess holds off...

    LEOPOLD - North Daviess shut down Perry Central's running game and beat the Commodores 7-6 in the Class A football sectional semifinals Friday.

    The Commodores, who normally rely mostly on their running game, were held to 21 yards rushing on 27 carries.

    T.J. Hall gained 36 yards on 18 carries, Mikey Wilkerson gained 1 yard on one carry, and their other three players who carried the ball ended with minus yardage.

    Thus the Commodores trailed 7-0 when they got the ball back at their own 20-yard line with 2:14 left in the game and no timeouts remaining.

  • Braves oust Bulldogs

    OAKLAND CITY - Tecumseh used more spiking and better serving to beat Cannelton 25-10, 25-7, 25-6 in the first round of Wood Memorial's Class A volleyball sectional Saturday.

    The smaller Bulldogs made only five kills and one block.

    Sometimes a small team can make up for a lack of dominant front-row hitting with strong passing and serving.

    But the Bulldogs had 13 dropped balls and made eight bad serves, including five in the first game. They had no ace serves.

    They trailed only 5-2 in the first game before they made their first serve into the net.

  • PC falls to Rangers

    LEOPOLD - A strong effort on receiving serves helped Forest Park defeat Perry Central 26-24, 25-9, 25-18 in Class 2A volleyball sectional semifinals Saturday.

    Perry Central was able to get only one ace serve, by Kyla Edwards, to the floor against the Rangers.

    Perry Central had an excellent serving percentage. Hilarie Hahus went 11 for 11, Jessica Huber 8 for 8, Tessa Lynch 7 for 7, and Edwards 9 for 10.

    The Commodores also had one of their best blocking matches. Megan Hedinger made five blocks, Molly Harth three, and Huber two.