Today's Sports

  • PC crushes Trojans

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central took control of the line of scrimmage and game early in a 49-2 football victory over Wood Memorial Friday.

    Andrew Harpenau took the opening kickoff 61 yards down the sideline to Wood Memorial’s 6-yard line.

    On the first play from scrimmage Mikey Wilkerson dashed in for his first of four touchdowns on the night.

    Backfield teammate T.J. Hall kicked the extra point to give the Commodores a 7-0 lead with just 18 seconds off the clock.

  • Raiders run past TC early in game

    HUNTINGBURG—Southridge rode a strong first-half running game to a 31-14 PAC football victory over Tell City Friday.

    The Raiders rushed for 154 yards on 23 carries in the first half and scored four touchdowns—all on the ground—in the first 161⁄2 minutes.

    Tell City’s defense stiffened in the second half, holding the Raiders to only a safety.

  • Marksmen spike Wolfpack

    TELL CITY—Elizabeth Kohnert made 16 kills as Tell City beat Crawford County 25-10, 25-19, 25-11 in volleyball Wednesday.

    McKenzie Hayes added eight kills and Jamie Brinksneader and Josalyn Ress each made seven.

    “We’re finally getting to where we’re hitting the ball really well,” said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes. “Our setters are starting to know where our hitters want the ball, and our passing was better tonight.

    “We hit the ball really well with very few errors.”

  • Patriots turn back Perry Central

    LINCOLN CITY—Strong serve reception helped Heritage Hills beat Perry Central 25-10, 25-10, 32-30 in volleyball Thursday.

    Perry Central was able to get only two ace serves down against the Patriots.

    The Commodores had a strong spiking game, though. Jessica Huber made nine kills, Megan Hedinger eight, and Ashley Gengelbach seven.

    Those three combined to go 62 for 78 spiking overall.

    Gengelbach made four blocks and Huber added two.

    Tessa Lynch had nine assists and Sloan Harpenau added five.

  • How do fans pick which teams to...

    When the NFL used replacement players during the 1987 players strike, some said fans wouldn’t mind because they root for their team’s shirts, regardless of which players are wearing them.

    Crowd were down, but still thousands attended each game. So perhaps those fans did root for the shirts of their hometown team.

    But living hours away from any major professional team, how do Perry Countians choose which pro teams to root for?

  • Rain forces postponements...

    Three sports events involving Perry County teams were called off Thursday due to rain and wet fields.

    Tell City’s boys tennis match at Crawford County and Perry Central’s junior varsity and junior high boys and girls cross country races at Paoli will not be rescheduled due to a shortage of available dates.

    Tell City’s home junior high football games with South Spencer were also called off Thursday. School officials will try to reschedule them because they are conference games.

  • Tell City downs Bulldogs

    TELL CITY—Elizabeth Kohnert made 14 kills and McKenzie Hayes served 14 points as Tell City defeated Cannelton 25-14, 25-5, 25-13 in volleyball Tuesday.

    Hayes was officially credited with only three aces, but the Bulldogs had trouble stopping her serves.

    She served eight consecutive points as the Marksmen jumped to an 8-1 lead in the first game.

    She served nine in a row, including one ace, as the Marksmen built a 14-1 lead in the second game.

    She then made a bad serve, but Cannelton gave the ball right back on a bad serve of its own.

  • PC's power game will test...

    LEOPOLD—Wood Memorial will likely have a hard time containing Perry Central’s offensive line and power running game when they meet in football Friday at 7 p.m.

    The Trojans are 0-5 despite scoring an average of 20.4 points per game. Their problem has been on defense, where they are giving up 41.6 points per game.

    Dillon Tepe, a 6-foot-2, 230-pound junior lineman who starts both ways, is the Trojans’ only defensive lineman who weighs more than 215 pounds.

  • Forcing turnovers key for Tell...

    HUNTINGBURG—Forcing turnovers may be Tell City’s best chance of beating Southridge in PAC football Friday at 7 p.m.

    The Raiders entered last Friday’s game with South Spencer ranked third in the state in the Class 2A coaches poll, having lost only to Jasper, which is ranked No. 4 in the Class 4A coaches poll this week.

    The Raiders’ running game remained strong against South Spencer as they rushed for 221 yards.

    Kyle Holzbog, a 5-foot-8, 160-pound senior, gained 130 yards on 16 carries.

  • Marksmen place second in North...

    RAMSEY—Elizabeth Kohnert made nine kills and four blocks as Tell City beat Salem 25-14, 25-16 in the first round of North Harrison’s volleyball tourney Saturday.

    Josalyn Ress and McKenzie Hayes each added five kills. Hayes had 11 assists and Ress eight.

    Leslie Poole made 19 digs and Hana Reed added 15.

    Tell City then lost to North Harrison 25-16, 25-18 in the championship match of the four-team tourney.

    Kohnert and Hayes each made 11 kills in that match. Jamie Brinksneader and Mackenzie Weyer each added five.