Today's Sports

  • Douglas to play for Oaks

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Oakland City University offered 2012 Perry Central graduate Brad Douglas a scholarship to play golf but landed him without having to use that scholarship.
    The Oaks, an NCAA Division II team that also competes in the National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association, offered Douglas an athletic scholarship that would pay 75 percent of his tuition.

  • Experienced Tell City tennis...

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—With five lettermen and a talented group of freshmen, Tell City’s boys tennis team has a good chance to improve on last year’s 7-12 record.
    The Marksmen’s top returnee, senior Anjan Kashyab, has made All-PAC three times and was the top vote-getter on the team last year.
    He finished 12-0 in the regular season before losing to Castle star Brandon Davis in the sectional.
    Kashyab also made all-district and received honorable mention on the coaches’ all-state team.

  • Cannelton volleyball team...

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Only two of the seven players from Cannelton’s volleyball sectional roster last year return, so it’s not surprising that Bulldog Coach Felicia Myers called this “a rebuilding year.”
    The team again has only seven players and will have only six eligible for Tuesday’s season opener at Perry Central.
    None of the players is taller than 5-foot-7, so the team lacks height and depth as well as experience.

  • PC volleyball team ready to...

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s volleyball team has improved its record each of the last three years, and Coach Becky Genet expects that improvement to continue this year.
    The Commodores return their top four hitters, their top four blockers, their top three diggers, and their setter from last year’s 16-15 team.
    Seven of the 22 girls on the team lettered last year.

  • Marksmen plan to use ball-...

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Mike Spencer had great success using a ball-control offense in football, and Don Foerster would like to enjoy similar success with it in soccer.
    The second-year Tell City coach knows his team’s opponents can’t score if they don’t have the ball.
    So the Marksmen are “learning to play possession ball,” Foerster said Thursday. “With the numbers we have, you want to maintain possession of the ball as much as possible.”

  • Perry Central fall schedules

    Boys Varsity Football
    10    Southridge (Scrimmage)    H    7:00
    17    Corydon Central    T    7:00
    24    Forest Park    H    7:00
    31    Crawford County    H    7:00
      7    West Washington    T    7:00
    14    Tell City    H    7:00

  • Interest in swimming, track may...

    Television ratings for the current Summer Olympic Games are up 9 percent over the last ones and are dwarfing those of other sports and non-sports programming.
    That means millions have been watching heavy doses of swimming and track, two sports normally seen in prime time on network TV only during the Olympics.
    Could the huge interest in these Olympic sports translate into increased interest and turnouts for area high school swimming and track teams?

  • Experienced hitters, setters...

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s volleyball team won a school-record 28 matches last year and its first conference title. With all but one starter returning, the Marksmen hope to do even better this year.
    Coach Dalonda Hayes said “probably our setting and our hitting” are the team’s main strengths, and the team has more depth than last year.
    “Last year if someone was having a bad game I didn’t really have anyone to put in for them. This year we have options,” said Hayes.

  • Long hits highlights of annual...

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Brad Wroe’s three-run homer was the highlight of Tuesday’s Schweizer Fest baseball old-timers game that featured more deep hits than usual.

  • Commodores' new coach...

    LEOPOLD – Despite the loss of a Hall of Fame coach, Perry Central's football team is looking to “pretty much do what Perry Central’s always done,” under the guidance of new head coach Greg Gibson.