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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Passing woes hurt TC in loss to...

    LEOPOLD - Forest Park did an excellent job receiving serves while Tell City had some problems in that department Thursday.

    The result was a 25-23, 25-15, 25-9 win for Forest Park in the first round of the Class 2A volleyball sectional.

    "We knew to compete with them we had to block and we had to pass," said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes. "We got the blocking part down. We probably had our best blocking game we've had all year. We got hands on every one of their hits.

  • Tell City's defense lacking...

    TELL CITY - Tell City's football team compiled the sort of statistics Friday that one might expect would give the Marksmen their first win.

    They had two 160-yard rushers and gained 14 first downs as they scored a season-high 27 points.

    But their defense continued to struggle as they lost to North Knox 49-27 in Class 2A first-round sectional action.

    The Marksmen finished the season 0-10, their first winless season ever, as they gave up an average of 43.8 points per game. That ranked 312th among 318 teams in the state.

  • PC records 7th shutout in win...

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central held Wood Memorial to 54 total yards as the Commodores romped 45-0 in the first round of the Class A football sectional Friday.

    Perry Central also rolled up 332 yards of total offense.

    Perry Central Coach Mike Spencer said, "Our intensity off the ball was good. The last time we played them we let the (Trojan) defense come off blocks and make plays."

    The Commodores scored on seven of their first eight possessions.

  • Senators blank PC

    CAMPBELLSBURG - Perry Central never got its offense going in a 36-0 seventh grade football loss to West Washington Tuesday.

    "We couldn't get anything started," said Perry Central Coach Neal Stahly. "We just didn't play very well."

    Ethan Emmons recovered a fumble on defense but "we had some trouble tackling," said Stahly.

    He said that problem "carried over to the eighth grade game," where the Commodores lost 46-0.

  • Archers split with Chargers

    PETERSBURG - Brennan Malone scored on a 75-yard kickoff return in the final two minutes to give Tell City a 12-6 seventh grade football win over Pike Central Monday.

    "We got some decent blocks on the right side and he found a seam," said Tell City Coach Kelly Malone.

    Pike Central had tied the game 6-6 on a touchdown just before Malone's kickoff return.

    Tell City scored the game's first touchdown on a 10-yard pass from Malone to Austin Paulin.

    On defense for the Archers Logan Smithson and Drew Mowery each intercepted a pass and C.J. Rowe recovered a fumble.

  • P C shuts out Paoli

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central stopped Paoli's option attack and shut out the Senators 20-0 in reserve football Monday.

    "They probably only had two or three first downs all night," said Perry Central Coach Ron Gibson. "They really couldn't move the ball on the ground.

    "I think the JV kids learned a lot Friday night, watching how we took away their option (in the varsity matchup)."

    Perry Central scored one touchdown in each of the first three quarters.