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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Harding propels Tell City to...

    TELL CITY - Trent Harding won all five of his individual events to lead Tell City to first place in its own fall invitational age-group swim meet Saturday.

    "For a mostly young team, we swam very well," said Tell City Coach Jeff Simpson. "It was our first win in at least four years. We have had the ability to win meets in the past - we just didn't have enough swimmers go to the meets."

    Harding won the age-11-12 boys 50-yard freestyle in 35.08 seconds and the 100 free in 1:24.59.

  • Line battle could decide...

    LEOPOLD - Two strong running games helped by big, physical offensive lines will battle when Perry Central hosts North Daviess for a Class A football sectional semifinal game Friday at 7 p.m.

    Perry Central, led by 6-foot-4, 400-pound Robbie Piper, usually has the size advantage on the offensive and defensive lines.

    But the 7-3 Cougars will be bigger at some positions on the line.

    They start a 6-foot-3, 315-pound center and guards who are 6-4, 290 pounds and 5-8, 228 pounds.

    They also have a 6-foot, 230-pound tackle. But their other tackle is only 5-11, 193 pounds.

  • Perry Central boys, Goffinet...

    NASHVILLE - Perry Central's boys team placed fifth in the 20-team Brown County semistate Saturday to qualify for the state cross country meet for the second year in a row.

    Tell City freshman Sarah Goffinet also qualified for state, as she placed 10th in the girls semistate.

    The top six teams and the top 15 individual runners from each race qualified for the state meet, to be held Saturday at LaVern Gibson course in Wabash Valley Sports Center, Terre Haute. The girls race will start at noon Perry County time, the boys race at 12:45 p.m.

  • Commodores squash Rebels

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central improved its passing and spiking accuracy and beat South Spencer 25-13, 25-4, 25-16 in first-round Class 2A volleyball sectional action Thursday.

    "I know they're not the strongest team in the world, but in most of the games we lost we beat ourselves," said Perry Central Coach Becky Genet.

    "Tonight at least we passed the ball and made some things happen. We passed the ball a lot better and went to the floor and got the ball.