Today's Sports

  • Early start date hurts girls...

    It seems that college basketball starts its season earlier every year, but Indiana high school girls basketball has it beat now.
    Several area girls teams, including Perry Central, will play their first game Tuesday, a week earlier than before. Most others, including Tell City and Cannelton, will start Thursday or Friday.

  • Commodores have more frontline...

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    LEOPOLD—Balanced scoring and more depth up front could propel Perry Central’s girls basketball team to another winning season.
    The Commodores started basically four guards last year as they went 14-10 and three of them graduated, so Coach Ty Guillaume is concerned about “our depth at the guard position. If we get in foul trouble there, our experience drops.”

  • Quick Miners run past Perry...

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Linton-Stockton’s quick, deep backfield and quick, strong offensive line were on display again as the Miners beat Perry Central 63-7 in the football sectional semifinals Friday.
    The Miners rushed for 421 yards on 32 carries, an average of 13.2 yards per carry. Four backs ran for touchdowns.
    They passed only five times, but all three of their completions went for touchdowns.

  • Tell City 23rd in state cross...

    TERRE HAUTE—Tell City finished 23rd in the 24-team boys state cross country meet Saturday with 595 points.

  • Kohnert on All-PAC team for...

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    TELL CITY—Tell City junior middle hitter Emma Kohnert was named to the All-PAC volleyball team for the second time Monday.
    Kohnert was one of three repeat selections on the 12-girl team elected by league coaches.
    She was the fourth leading vote-getter among the eight all-around players on the team.
    The 5-foot-11 Kohnert led the Marksmen in kills and blocks for the second year in a row, increasing her totals this year to 374 kills and 97 blocks, including 71 total blocks.

  • Perry Central is next to...

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    LEOPOLD—Linton-Stockton disposed of one Perry County foe in football sectional action last week. Now Perry Central will be the next to face the formidable foe in the sectional semifinals Friday at 6:30 p.m.
    “It’ll be a challenge,” Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson said of playing the 9-1 Miners, who are averaging 53.6 points per game and are ranked No. 3 in the state in Class A.
    Their only loss was a game they won 45-0 on the field but had to forfeit for using an ineligible player.

  • Tell City needs more three-sport...

    Tell City administrators recently discussed with the school board whether Tell City has too many sports.
    Tell City’s high school enrollment is under 400 compared to over 900 40 years ago; yet the Marksmen have more sports now than then with the addition of boys soccer, boys and girls swimming, girls softball and girls golf since then.
    Three years ago Tell City canceled its girls golf season because it didn’t have enough girls to field a team.

  • Blackhawks bop Bulldogs in first...

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    OAKLAND CITY—Cannelton had trouble returning Springs Valley’s hits and serves in a 25-6, 25-13, 25-5 first-round volleyball sectional loss to the Blackhawks Thursday.
    April Terry served an ace to pull Cannelton within 4-3 in the first game.
    But after a Cannelton side out, Sophie Webster served eight consecutive points for the Blackhawks to put them in control.
    The second game was tied 5-5 and it was Cannelton’s turn to serve.

  • Alvey, Feix, Ludwig make TC Hall...

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    TELL CITY—Players who starred on three of Tell City’s most successful basketball teams - Dave Alvey, Bill Feix and Debbie Ludwig - have been elected to the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
    They will be inducted in a ceremony in the Tell City Junior-Senior High auditorium 5 p.m. Jan. 16, before the Tell City versus South Spencer boys basketball game. Feix will be inducted posthumously.

  • Miners run past Tell City

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    LINTON—Linton-Stockton rushed for 446 yards in a 76-8 first-round football sectional victory over Tell City Friday.
    The Miners, ranked No. 3 in the state in Class A, scored 10 of their 11 touchdowns on running plays but still displayed a variety of weapons, as five of their backs scored.
    Their longest touchdown run was their last one, 91 yards by reserve Keaton Cox with 3:25 left in the third quarter.