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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • High school soccer is new sport...

    When fall high school sports make their season debut in Perry County this week, there will be a new sport on the block - soccer at Tell City.

    Officially it is a junior varsity sport for its first two years, with the Tell City-Troy Township school board to then decide if there is enough interest to promote it to varsity status.

    So the Marksmen won't play in a sectional this year or next and will play mostly junior varsity opponents.

  • Increased depth should help Tell...

    TELL CITY - More depth should help Tell City's girls golf team this year.

    The Marksmen have eight girls on their roster, the most in eight years.

    Last year they started the season with five girls and had only three - one short of the requirement for a team score - compete in the PAC and sectional matches.

    All three of those players return, including senior Amber Thomas, a fourth-year starter.

    She shot a season-best 42 against Bosse at Evansville's Fendrich course last year.

  • Tell City has experience among...

    TELL CITY - Tell City's boys tennis team graduated its top two singles players last year, but the Marksmen have some experience at other positions.

    Senior Andy Chinn is a third-year starter, though he will probably have to move up to No. 1 singles after playing No. 3 last year.

    "He's a pretty good net player and he can serve pretty well," said new coach Nick Weyer.

    Three doubles starters from last year's sectional, Jake Roland, Greg Hollinden and Dylan Stewart, return.

  • Cannelton coach sees much...

    CANNELTON - Cannelton's volleyball team still lacks height, but with more experience than last year Coach Heather Daum expects the team to be vastly improved.

    Starting three sophomores, two freshmen and one junior last year, the Bulldogs went 0-25.

    "We're definitely improved," said Daum. "I've had a lot more time to work with them this preseason."

    She expects defense to be the team's main strength.

    "We're not a big hitting team, so my focus has been on defense - passing, blocking and digging."

  • Commodores have inexperienced...

    LEOPOLD - With only five returning letter winners - only one of which is a senior - Perry Central has one of its youngest and most inexperienced volleyball teams in years.

    But Coach Becky Genet, starting her 31st year at the helm, thinks the Commodores can be a sectional contender by the end of the season.

    "We're pretty young and we haven't played together," said Genet. "The girls have got to learn to communicate. But they're working hard."

  • Sprinkle scores in three events...

    COLUMBUS - Emily Sprinkle of the Tell City Swim Club scored in three events at the Indiana age-group long-course state championships Aug. 1-3.

    Sprinkle placed 10th in the age-10-and-under girls 50-meter backstroke in 41.13 seconds, 72 hundredths of a second better than her previous best.

    She placed 12th in the 50 free in 33.93 and 16th in the 200 free in 2:45.36.

    She scored 13 points in those three events combined.

    She just missed scoring in her other two events, finishing 19th in the 50 butterfly in 39.13 and 20th in the 100 back in 1:29.88.

  • Kashyab double winner in...

    TELL CITY - Anjan Kashyab was a double winner in the Schweizer Fest tennis tourney last weekend.

    Kashyab, a Tell City eighth grader, won the age-14-and-under and 16-U boys singles titles.

    He and 2008 Tell City graduate Sean Risse placed second in men's doubles.

    Scott Saalman and Phil Knust of Jasper won the men's doubles title. Saalman is a 1983 Tell City graduate.

    Besides Kashyab, the only winners from Tell City were Andy Chinn and Bethany Peter, who took the mixed doubles title.

  • Hollinden 2nd in six-mile road...

    TELL CITY - Tell City boys cross country coach Chris Hollinden was the highest Perry County finisher in the Schweizer Fest road races Saturday.

    Hollinden placed second in the six-mile run in 32:37.48.

    That was just 7.48 seconds slower than his second-place time of last year but was 39.58 seconds behind winner Jeremy Kemper, a former cross country teammate of Hollinden at the University of Evansville.

    Forest Park cross country runner Ali Cooper won the women's six-mile title and finished 41st overall in 42:03.68.