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Today's Sports

  • TC girls team lacks depth

    TELL CITY - Tell City's girls cross country team has some strong runners but has little margin for error, as there are only six girls on the team.

    The Marksmen started last season with 13 girls but graduated three seniors and brought in only one freshman this year.

    And their top runner from last year, Sidney Strobel, has moved to Harrison.

    This is the second time in three years the Marksmen have had a star runner move away after her freshman season.

  • Tell City boys favored to win...

    TELL CITY - Despite heavy graduation losses, Tell City boys cross country coach Chris Hollinden thinks "we have a shot at being better than last year."

    The Marksmen graduated six seniors, including five who lettered, last year. "We lost a really deep senior class," said Hollinden. "So we have a pretty inexperienced team."

    They return No. 1 runner Alex Fenn, though. He has won the PAC meet the last two years and placed eighth in the Bedford semistate last year to qualify for the state meet, where he finished 53rd.

  • Wildcats shut out TC

    TELL CITY - Mount Vernon held Tell City to 2 yards of total offense and beat the Marksmen 45-0 in a football season opener Friday.

    Tell City tailback Trent Gunn rushed for 34 yards on 14 carries.

    But some losses by teammates, including the quarterback's being sacked three times on the first two possessions, reduced the Marksmen's net rushing gain to 5 yards.

    And they lost 3 yards on their only completed pass.

    They did not gain a first down the entire game.

  • Perry Central wears down Corydon

    CORYDON - T.J. Hall rushed for 172 yards and two touchdowns as Perry Central trounced Corydon 43-6 in football Friday.

    Hall did his damage in 25 carries.

    Mikey Wilkerson added 84 yards on eight carries and scored a 4-yard touchdown run.

    Fullback Ryan Hanan gained 34 yards on five carries and Ethan Wheatley added 22 yards on three carries.

    Overall the Commodores averaged 7.9 yards per carry as they rushed for 381 yards.

    They also had a potent passing game. Quarterback Austin Hauser completed 3 of 5 passes for 86 yards and two touchdowns.

  • Perry Central aiming for two...

    LEOPOLD - Until 2006 Perry Central had never won a cross country sectional title. Now the Commodore boys have won two in a row and are favored to make it three in a row this year.

    They start the season ranked 15th in the state by IndianaRunner.com. New Albany, ranked 22nd, is the only other team from the southern fourth of the state ranked in the top 30.

    So the secret seems to be out about Perry Central's boys team. But Coach Jason Barnett thinks the Commodore girls can sneak up on some opponents and also win the Jasper sectional this year.

  • Perry Central team will feature...

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central's football team graduated probably its three fastest players last year, including a running back who gained more than 4,500 yards in the past two years.

    But Coach Mike Spencer thinks the Commodores will "still be fairly quick." And with a big line, including 6-foot-4, 400-pound all-state tackle Robbie Piper, "I think we'll be able to run the football," said Spencer.

  • Tell City outdigs Evansville...

    TELL CITY - Julie Davis, Katie Kalin and Paige Gelarden each made 10 digs as Tell City beat Evansville North 25-16, 25-22, 25-17 in a season-opening volleyball match Monday.

    Tell City built huge leads early in the first game (10-2) and third game (11-3) and controlled those games the rest of the way.

    The Marksmen also led most of the second game, though North narrowed their 20-15 lead to 23-22 on some bad returns by the Marksmen.

    Tell City then scored a point on a North side out, though, and scored the final point on a Leslie Poole serve that North failed to return.

  • PC's serving, spiking beat...

    LEOPOLD - Hot serving streaks by Kyla Edwards and Sloan Harpenau helped Perry Central beat Cannelton 25-12, 25-11, 25-20 in volleyball Tuesday.

    The Commodores also got some timely hitting from Megan Hedinger and Jessica Huber, with both getting some kills off good sets and some free balls.

    Cannelton led 6-2 in the first game after Nakaa Myers served five consecutive points.

    But Perry Central then scored a point on a side out.

    Edwards followed by serving 10 consecutive points before a well placed dink by Cannelton's Jaci Garrett ended her serving turn.

  • Football Marksmen feature young...

    TELL CITY - Tell City's football team graduated 14 seniors from last year's 5-6 team, including nine two-way starters.

    Thus the Marksmen are left with little experience this year. They have only six seniors on their 43-player roster. And only one of those seniors, Andy Carter, earned a varsity letter last year.

    There are six lettermen on the team. A sophomore, running back Trent Gunn, is probably the most experienced player on the team.

    He rushed for about 950 yards as a freshman, including 196 yards in a first-round sectional win over Sullivan.

  • Sandage to run at UE

    TELL CITY - Spencer Sandage, a 2008 Tell City graduate, announced Friday that he will continue his cross country and track careers for the University of Evansville.

    Sandage looked at running for Bellarmine University but then decided to attend UE.

    "I applied to the school and then he (UE cross country and track coach Don Walters) contacted me," said Sandage.

    Walters wanted Sandage on his cross country team and was prepared to offer a partial athletic scholarship.

    But "they'd already given me as much as they could, with academic and other aid," said Sandage.