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  • Inconsistent Titans to host...

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    TELL CITY—After winning four games last year, including an upset of Heritage Hills, Gibson Southern’s football team was hoping for even bigger things this year.
    But inconsistency has plagued the 2-5 Titans, who will host Tell City Friday at 7 p.m.
    They have scored 64 and 69 points in wins over Princeton and Pike Central. But they have averaged only 10.2 points in their five losses and have been shut out twice.

  • Blackhawks’ versatile backfield...

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    FRENCH LICK—The Perry Central at Springs Valley football game Friday at 7 p.m. will feature two teams with similar philosophies on offense.
    Like Perry Central, the 4-3 Blackhawks’ “running game has been their strong suit, even though they mix in the play-action pass fairly well,” Perry Central Coach Mike Spencer said Monday.
    He added that the Blackhawks “are fairly quick. I think we match up pretty well there.”

  • PC’s defense stops Forest Park

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central made 22 blocks and 65 digs to beat Forest Park 25-20, 25-23, 23-25, 25-22 in volleyball Tuesday.
    Ashley Gengelbach and freshman Jordan Sprinkle each made six blocks. Grace James added five and Hannah Harpenau four.
    “The team had a great blocking night,” said Perry Central Coach Becky Genet.
    The Commodores’ back-row defense was also strong. Harpenau made 17 digs, Brittany Parker 12, James and Lauren Davis 10 apiece, and Jennifer Kemp eight.

  • Rebels edge Cannelton

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    CANNELTON—South Spencer beat Cannelton 25-20, 25-22, 23-25, 25-15 in volleyball Tuesday, but Cannelton was only a few missed serves away from winning the match in three games.

  • TC boys second in PAC

    PETERSBURG—In preseason Tell City was heavily favored to repeat as PAC boys cross country champion. So Coach Chris Hollinden was not pleased with Saturday’s second-place finish in the conference meet.
    Forest Park won with 35 points, 37 ahead of Tell City.
    “We simply got outworked, out-hustled, outmanned and out-willed during the race today,” said Hollinden. “What we all saw was a team that wanted to win this meet much more than we did.

  • Marksmen beat Vikings to clinch...

    TELL CITY—McKenzie Hayes made 24 kills as Tell City beat North Posey 25-10, 25-17, 25-14 Saturday to clinch its first volleyball conference championship.
    The Marksmen, ranked fourth in the state in Class 2A this week, improved to 7-0 in the PAC with one conference match left. The other eight teams in the conference all have at least two PAC losses.
    Hayes also made eight blocks (three solo) and served four aces Saturday.
    Logan Flannagan added 11 kills and Hannah Schaefer made three blocks. Charissa Lahee had 19 assists.

  • PC boys, girls repeat as PLAC...

    PAOLI—Only the top five runners constitute a cross country team’s score, but Perry Central’s two teams combined to have 13 runners make All-PLAC Tuesday.

  • Former Ky. Wesleyan pitcher in...

    Since Scott Rolen’s Cincinnati Reds and Jamey Carroll’s Los Angeles Dodgers did not make the Major League Baseball playoffs this year, you might think  there is no former area player in the playoffs. But you’d be wrong.
    Cory Wade, one of the New York Yankees’ top relief pitchers, pitched three years for Kentucky Wesleyan College.
    Wade, an Indianapolis native, graduated from Broad Ripple High School in 2001.

  • Wolfpack nips Bulldogs

    MARENGO—Cannelton had its best spiking match of the season but lost to Crawford County 25-19, 25-18, 18-25, 25-19 in volleyball Thursday.
    “We did a lot well,” said Cannelton Coach Felicia Myers. “We covered more, and we played the net better than we ever have.”
    Sarah Powers made 11 spikes, including nine kills, for the Bulldogs. Allicyn Garrett added six kills and 15 total spikes.
    Sammie James aided the hitters with 46 good sets.

  • Jasper negates Perry Central’s...

    JASPER—Jasper held Perry Central to fewer kills than usual and beat the Commodores 25-18, 27-25, 25-14 in volleyball Thursday.
    Ashley Gengelbach led Perry Central with 10 kills. Sydney Goffinet added seven and Hannah Harpenau four.
    But Jasper dug up most of the Commodores’ spikes, finishing with 67 digs.
    Jaclyn Schmitt made 18 digs for the Wildcats. Lydia Scherle added 13 and Paige Buschkoetter 12.
    The Wildcats also blocked some Perry Central spikes. Shelby Merder made five blocks, including three solos.