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Today's Sports

  • Thomas leads Tell City past...

    ROCKPORT - Amber Thomas shot a 6-over-par 42 to lead Tell City past South Spencer 238-241 in girls golf Wednesday.

    Thomas birdied two holes, the par-3 No. 3 hole and the par-4 No. 6 hole, on her way to medalist honors on the Lakewood Country Club course.

    She turned in her best score of the season and tied for the best of her career.

    She finished seven strokes ahead of South Spencer leader Shayna Miller.

    Tell City's second and third scorers were C.J. Fentress with a 63 and Jessica Ballman 65.

  • Cougars defeat Perry Central

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central had good spiking and serving statistics but lost to North Harrison 13-25, 25-17, 25-27, 25-8, 15-12 in volleyball Thursday.

    Megan Hedinger made 13 kills and 10 blocks for Perry Central.

    Jessica Huber added eight kills and two blocks and Emily Tempel made four kills.

    Sloan Harpenau had 13 assists and Tessa Lynch added 10 to aid the hitters.

    Lynch served three aces and Huber added two. Kyla Edwards went 15 for 15 serving with one ace.

  • Gibson Southern tops Tell City

    TELL CITY - Learning a new offense and having serve reception problems contributed to Tell City's 25-16, 19-25, 25-21, 25-10 PAC volleyball loss to Gibson Southern Thursday.

    "We just put in a new offense yesterday (switching from a 5-1 to a 6-2) and I felt like that was a learning experience again," said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes.

    Paige Gelarden, who became the second setter in the new offense, had eight assists and original setter Julie Davis had 11. And the Marksmen "had more attacks than we'd had in the last two games," said Hayes.

  • Orleans outspikes Cannelton

    CANNELTON - Cannelton had trouble making good returns in a 25-7, 25-15, 25-9 volleyball loss to Orleans Thursday.

    The Bulldogs often were unable to set up their bump-set-spike attack. And when they did make spikes, only two of them went for kills - one apiece by Sarah Powers and Shy May.

    Cannelton pulled within 21-14 in the second game as Jaci Garrett served a point.

    But Orleans then forced a side out and served the next two points to build its lead back to 10.

    Freshman Sammie James served four points, including one ace, to lead Cannelton for the match.

  • Shoulder injury halts Gibson...

    It looked as if this would be a banner year for Perry County athletes at Indiana State University, with at least one of them competing for the Sycamores in every season.

    Perry Central graduate Aaron Carter will be a sophomore guard for the Sycamores' men's basketball team this winter. And Tell City graduate Kyle Kessinger has joined the Sycamores' track team as a sprinter.

    Track's main season is the spring, though college tracksters also compete in a shorter indoor season in the winter.

  • Passing game propels Patriots...

    LINCOLN CITY - Heritage Hills passed for 237 yards and three touchdowns in the first half en route to a 48-6 PAC football victory over Tell City Friday.

    Despite giving up 48 points and 397 total yards for the game, the Marksmen showed some improvement on defense from their previous game.

    They forced turnovers on Heritage Hills' first two possessions, as Andy Carter intercepted a pass and Brad Zogopoulos recovered a fumble.

    They held the Patriots to 5 yards rushing on 10 carries in the first half.

  • PC fourth at Terre Haute

    TERRE HAUTE - Two Perry Central runners placed in the top 10 but the Commodore boys finished fourth in the Terre Haute South Early Bird Cross Country Invitational Saturday.

    The Commodores also placed fourth in the girls race.

    Perry Central junior Jake Schwartz was fourth among 52 runners in the boys race in 17:12.30.

    Teammate Eric Scheiber was 10th in 17:32.80.

    Other Perry Central scorers were Michael Ernst, 21st in 18:01.90; Ian Bashor, 27th in 18:25.40; and Neal Schwartz, 32nd in 18:58.90.

  • Raiders outshoot Tell City

    TELL CITY - Sarah Boeglin shot a 4-over-par 42 for medalist honors as Southridge beat Tell City 212-262 in girls golf Monday.

    Boeglin, the Jasper sectional runner-up last year, birdied two of the first three holes.

    Most of Tell City's golfers, meanwhile, got off to a slow start.

    "We've just got to do a better job putting," said Tell City Coach Jim Meek. "The greens have just been aerated, which makes putting different. But they were the same for everybody."

    Amber Thomas led Tell City with a 53.

  • Patriots' quickness will...

    LINCOLN CITY - Tell City's football team will try to handle Heritage Hills' quickness when the two meet in PAC football Friday at 7 p.m.

    Mount Vernon used its speed to make some big plays against the Marksmen last week.

    "Mount Vernon was pretty quick, and Heritage Hills will be like that, if not quicker," said Tell City Coach Don Hitz Monday.

    "They're just disciplined and fast," he added. "They move to the ball. And when they go to block, they're aggressive. They're a typical Bob Clayton coached team."

  • South Decatur offense hard for...

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central's defense plans to be ready for anything when the Commodores host South Decatur Saturday at 4 p.m.

    "Historically they've been a passing team, but in their first game (a 28-0 win over Cambridge City Lincoln Friday) they primarily kept it on the ground," said Perry Central Coach Mike Spencer.

    That was also the case in the Cougars' first game last year. But then against Perry Central they threw the ball 45 times, completing 19 of them for 329 yards. Perry Central did intercept five, though.