Today's Sports

  • Back-row passing key to PC, TC...

    When one thinks of volleyball stars, it's typical to think of the tall, high-jumping power hitters in the front row who frequently hammer spikes to the opposing team's floor.

    Tell City graduated its leading spiker, Dana Sibrel, last year. The Marksmen also lost another good hitter, Kathi Kassen, a foreign exchange student who had to return to her native Germany this year.

    But the Marksmen still have several strong hitters this year, including three who are each at least 5-foot-10: Lauren Goffinet, Elizabeth Kohnert and Brittney Harth.

  • Rangers run past Tell City

    FERDINAND - Forest Park scored the first 21 points and held off Tell City 28-13 in football Friday.

    On fourth and goal with Forest Park leading 21-13 with 4:47 left in the game, Tell City still had a chance to tie the game.

    But Tell City's Trent Gunn was stopped inches short of a touchdown and chain links short of a first down.

    The Marksmen went 64 yards on that drive and controlled the clock for over seven minutes.

  • Commodores blank Rams for PLAC...

    PAOLI - Perry Central used familiar weapons, a ball-control running game and a stingy defense, to shut out Paoli 28-0 in a battle of undefeated PLAC football teams Friday.

    The win gave the Commodores their fifth consecutive conference title and their third 9-0 regular season in the last four years.

    Paoli entered the game ranked 10th in the state in Class 2A by the Associated Press and averaging 42.3 points per game.

    But Perry Central's state-leading defense recorded its sixth shutout of the season.

  • Memorial's defense scuttles...

    LEOPOLD - Evansville Memorial stopped Perry Central's spiking attack and beat the Commodores 25-11, 25-7, 25-8 in volleyball Monday.

    Jessica Huber led Perry Central in kills with four. Tessa Lynch had five assists and Sloan Harpenau added four.

    Hilarie Hahus made eight digs for the Commodores.

    Perry Central won the junior varsity match 25-13, 13-25, 15-13 as Brittany Overstreet made 17 digs and served two aces.

    Deidra Dickerson also served two aces.

    Olivia Schroeder and Kayla Carter each made three kills and Lindsey Gengelbach had five assists.

  • TC thumps Rebels

    TELL CITY - Elizabeth Kohnert made eight kills as Tell City defeated South Spencer 25-7, 25-11, 25-13 in PAC volleyball Monday.

    Brittney Harth added seven kills and Lauren Goffinet and Jamie Brinksneader each made five. Julie Davis had 19 assists.

    Davis and Leslie Poole each made seven digs.

    Davis and Catelyn Zuelly each served four aces.

    The Marksmen made only one block, as South Spencer wasn't making many spikes for them to block.

    Tell City won the junior varsity match 25-8, 25-12 as Devon Lott made nine kills and Miranda Zuelly had eight assists.

  • Rangers' power running to...

    FERDINAND - Another power running attack will test Tell City's defense when the Marksmen face Forest Park Friday at 7 p.m.

    "They'll come out in several different sets," Tell City Coach Don Hitz said of the Rangers. "But they use primarily a power running game off tackle, and that's what I would do against us."

    The Marksmen had trouble stopping Gibson Southern's power running in a 41-18 loss last week.

    Hitz said the Rangers are also similar to Gibson Southern in size. "On film they look to be bigger than us."

  • Former Colts quarterback rooting...

    I was eating lunch at the Tell City Dairy Queen Friday when a man approached my table and asked, "Aren't you the sports editor?"

    After I replied that I was, he asked how I thought Perry Central's football team would do the rest of the season.

    I said I expected the Commodores to go undefeated in the regular season. Then he asked if I thought they could beat Linton in the sectional.

  • Volleyball sectional pairings set

    INDIANAPOLIS - Tell City and Perry Central each drew into the long bracket of the Perry Central Class 2A volleyball sectional in pairings drawn by the IHSAA Monday.

    The six-team sectional will start with two matches next Thursday, Oct. 23.

    Tell City will play Forest Park at 6 p.m., followed by Perry Central vs. South Spencer at approximately 7:30 p.m.

    The winners of those matches will meet in the first semifinal match 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25.

    That will be followed by North Posey vs. Mater Dei, the two teams with first-round byes, at approximately 12:30 p.m.

  • Perry Central, Paoli in battle...

    PAOLI - Perry Central's 18-game PLAC football winning streak, the longest current winning streak in any conference in southwestern Indiana, will be on the line when the Commodores face unbeaten Paoli Friday at 7 p.m.

    The Commodores have won the last four conference titles and have not lost a conference game since falling 16-7 at Springs Valley Oct. 10, 2003.

    They are 8-0 overall this season and are up to No. 4 in the state in this week's Class A coaches poll.

    Paoli is also 8-0 overall and 4-0 in the conference this year and is ranked 12th in the Class 2A coaches poll.

  • PC 2nd, Tell City 3rd in girls...

    JASPER - Perry Central put four runners in the top 10 but placed second due to injuries to their fifth and sixth runners in the girls cross country sectional Tuesday.

    Tell City freshman Sarah Goffinet won the race and led Tell City to third place.

    Thus both Perry County teams were among the five qualifying for the regional, to be held at Crawford County Saturday at 9:30 a.m.

    Heritage Hills won the seven-team sectional with 50 points. Perry Central scored 79 and Tell City 91.