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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Lassaline wins Schweizer Fest...

    TELL CITY - Erik Lassaline held off two former champions to win his first Schweizer Fest Golf Open title Sunday.

    Lassaline, a 1983 Tell City graduate who won the Big Eight Conference tourney in 1982, had been close to the top spot in the Schweizer Fest tourney several times.

    He placed second in 1997, '98 and 2000, third in 1987 and '88, fourth in 2001 and '05, and fifth in 2002.

    But this year he shot an even-par 142 to finish one stroke ahead of two-time champion Mark Flannagan and five-time champion John Stiles.

  • Marksmen expect strong spiking...

    TELL CITY - Tell City volleyball coach Dalonda Hayes says her team has strong spiking and can be a sectional contender if inexperienced back-row players come through.

    The Marksmen set a school record for most victories in a season last year as they went 24-8.

    They graduated leading spiker Dana Sibrel, who made All-PAC, from that team. But they return several players with strong frontline experience.

    They include 5-foot-11 senior Lauren Goffinet, who will start at left front, and juniors Elizabeth Kohnert, Brittney Harth, Leslie Poole and Jamie Brinksneader.

  • Perry Central fall schedules

    Boys Varsity Football

    August

    15 Clarksville (Scrimmage) H 6:00

    22 Corydon Central T 7:00

    30 South Decatur H 4:00

    September

    5 Crawford County H 7:00

    12 West Washington T 7:00

    19 Tell City H 7:00

    26 Wood Memorial T 7:00

    October

    3 Mitchell School T 7:00

    10 Springs Valley H 7:00

    17 Paoli T 7:00

    24 Sectional Sectional TBA

    Girls Varsity/Junior Varsity Volleyball

    August

    14 Corydon Central T 6:00

    19 Cannelton H 6:00

    21 Orleans H 5:30

    26 Corydon Central T 5:30

  • Tell City fall schedules

    Boys Varsity Football

    August

    15 Crawford Co. (scrimmage) H 7:00

    22 Mount Vernon H 7:00

    29 Heritage Hills T 7:00

    September

    5 South Spencer H 7:00

    12 Pike Central H 6:30

    19 Perry Central T 7:00

    26 Southridge H 6:30

    October

    3 North Posey H 7:00

    10 Gibson Southern H 7:00

    17 Forest Park T 7:00

    Girls Volleyball

    August

    18 Evansville North (VJ) H 6:00

    21 Southridge (VF) T 5:00

    26 Evansville Memorial (VJ) T 6:30

    28 Gibson Southern (VJ) H 6:00

    30 Evansville Harrison (VJ) T 9:00

  • Perry County woman makes 471-...

    DES MOINES, Iowa - For years Earlene Preher of Leopold was one of the top distance runners in Perry County, winning several road races.

    But a knee injury a few years ago made her unable to continue her running career, so she started focusing more on bicycling. "Bicycling doesn't bother my knee one bit," she said.

    Two years ago while on vacation in Arizona she read a newspaper article about an annual bicycle ride across Iowa sponsored by a Des Moines paper, the Register.