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Today's Sports

  • Perry Central team will feature...

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central's football team graduated probably its three fastest players last year, including a running back who gained more than 4,500 yards in the past two years.

    But Coach Mike Spencer thinks the Commodores will "still be fairly quick." And with a big line, including 6-foot-4, 400-pound all-state tackle Robbie Piper, "I think we'll be able to run the football," said Spencer.

  • Tell City outdigs Evansville...

    TELL CITY - Julie Davis, Katie Kalin and Paige Gelarden each made 10 digs as Tell City beat Evansville North 25-16, 25-22, 25-17 in a season-opening volleyball match Monday.

    Tell City built huge leads early in the first game (10-2) and third game (11-3) and controlled those games the rest of the way.

    The Marksmen also led most of the second game, though North narrowed their 20-15 lead to 23-22 on some bad returns by the Marksmen.

    Tell City then scored a point on a North side out, though, and scored the final point on a Leslie Poole serve that North failed to return.

  • PC's serving, spiking beat...

    LEOPOLD - Hot serving streaks by Kyla Edwards and Sloan Harpenau helped Perry Central beat Cannelton 25-12, 25-11, 25-20 in volleyball Tuesday.

    The Commodores also got some timely hitting from Megan Hedinger and Jessica Huber, with both getting some kills off good sets and some free balls.

    Cannelton led 6-2 in the first game after Nakaa Myers served five consecutive points.

    But Perry Central then scored a point on a side out.

    Edwards followed by serving 10 consecutive points before a well placed dink by Cannelton's Jaci Garrett ended her serving turn.

  • 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."