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Today's Sports

  • PAC won’t expand; Tell City to...

    The Pocket Athletic Conference released this statement last week: “It has been decided by conference administrators that the PAC will not be accepting any new members at this time.”
    That likely means Tell City will stay in the PAC for several reasons.
    I asked Tell City Athletic Director John Atkins if the PAC’s decision not to expand is an indication that it wants to keep Tell City in the conference.

  • PC has 34 turnovers in loss to...

    MITCHELL—Perry Central committed 34 turnovers in a 51-39 PLAC girls basketball loss to Mitchell Friday.
    “They’ve got a good young team and they play hard, but we made way too many turnovers,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume.
    Mitchell started the game in a 1-2-1-1 full-court press and later used a 1-3-1 half-court trap, a man-to-man full-court press, a 1-3-1 three-quarter-court press, and man-to-man press again.
    Each time Perry Central solved one, the Bluejackets switched to another press or trap.

  • Tell City’s defense defeats...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Tell City held Cannelton to 30.0 percent field-goal shooting and forced 33 turnovers to beat the Bulldogs 56-23 in girls basketball Friday.
    The Marksmen hit 59.1 percent from the field. They got some high-percentage shots inside but also hit two three-pointers and three 17-footers over Cannelton’s zone.
    The biggest story of the game, though, was the Marksmen’s defense.

  • Baxter scores third hole-in-one

    TELL CITY – Joe Baxter of Tell City scored his third hole-in-one and second at Hoosier Heights Country Club on the 125-yard, par-3 seventh hole Monday.
    Hugh Clayton witnessed the shot.
    Baxter, 79, also shot better than his age that round, finishing with 78 for 18 holes.

  • Simpson wins third cross country...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Leo Simpson was named Tell City’s boys cross country Most Valuable Runner for the third year in a row at the school’s fall sports awards program Monday.
    That award was based strictly on points scored.
    No Most Valuable Player award was given in volleyball but Emma Kohnert, who was named MVP last year, won the Offensive Player of the Year award in that sport.
    Morgan Schuetter won the volleyball Defensive Player of the Year award.

  • Shoals holds off Cannelton

    SHOALS—Allison Boyd hit four three-pointers as Shoals beat Cannelton 49-42 in girls basketball Saturday.
    “They had one girl who could shoot a little bit and we never could find her,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “They’d move the ball around against our zone and we wouldn’t get to her in time.”
    Garrett said missing 10 of 23 free throws also “really killed us. Two of them were front ends of one-and-ones.
    “And we had a couple of turnovers late that hurt us.”

  • Sophomores dominate Tell City’s...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—With a still young team, Tell City will try to improve on last year’s fourth-place finish in the PAC girls swim meet.
    The Marksmen have 13 girls on their roster: 10 sophomores, two seniors and one junior.
    Four letter winners return and Ariana Warf swam for South Putnam last year before moving to Tell City.
    Another new student, Shay Brager, came from Hancock County, which does not have a swim team, but she swam for Tell City’s Tri-County age-group swim team last summer.

  • Four Perry Central boys on All-...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Four Perry Central players were named to the All-PLAC football team selected last week.
    Cole Harpenau on the offensive line, Alex Simpson at running back, and Austin Wilkerson as an at-large defensive player made the 32-man team in voting by conference coaches.
    Jacob Kelly was an automatic selection as the kicker based strictly on statistics.
    Simpson, a senior, played in only two conference games and five overall before an injury ended his season.

  • Corydon gets hot to beat Perry...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Corydon’s hot three-point shooting and Perry Central’s 24 turnovers were main factors in Corydon’s 50-39 girls basketball victory Tuesday.
    Perry Central did not shoot well overall, hitting 28.3 percent from the field - including 0 for 9 from three-point range - and missing 12 of 21 free throws.
    But the Commodores played a scrappy game with strong defense.
    They held Corydon scoreless for nearly five minutes before Madison Engleman hit a layup in transition.

  • Roark makes All-PLAC volleyball...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Middle hitter Terissa Roark was the only Perry Central player named to the All-PLAC team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.
    Roark, a 5-foot-9 junior, led the Commodores in blocks with 35 and was second on the team in kills with 142.
    She also led the team in ace serves with 56 and made good serves 92.0 percent of the time, second best on the team.
    She also made 67 digs and had 11 assists.
    She was second in the conference in blocks with 14 in her six PLAC matches.