Today's Sports

  • Commodores stop Trojans

    Sports Correspondent

    OAKLAND CITY—Perry Central forced four turnovers and scored on its first six possessions as it beat Wood Memorial 49-14 in first-round sectional football Friday.
    The 9-1 Commodores will host Linton-Stockton in the sectional semifinals Friday at 6:30 p.m.
    The Commodores forced the Trojans to punt on the their first possession.

  • Tell City qualifies for state CC...

    NASHVILLE—Tell City’s boys cross team placed fifth in the 20-team Brown County semistate Saturday to qualify for the state meet.

  • Shoals spikes Bulldogs

    CANNELTON—Shoals used its superior height to outspike Cannelton and beat the Bulldogs 25-8, 25-15, 25-18 in volleyball Thursday.
    “They had some really good hitters,” said Cannelton Coach Jordan Kratzer. “All their girls were tall - a lot taller than us.
    “Their middle hitter was at least 5-11, maybe 6 feet, and she could really kill the ball.”
    Caressa Sloss led Cannelton with four kills. She, Chloe Davis and Jordyn Vogt each made two blocks.
    Davis served two aces and Kelsey Marshall made eight digs.

  • Miners’ running game will test...

    Sports Editor

    LINTON—Linton-Stockton’s speed and versatile running game could pose problems for Tell City in their 6:30 p.m. Friday football sectional game.
    The 8-1 Miners, ranked No. 3 in the state in Class A, will be “probably one of the fastest teams we’ve faced,” said Tell City Coach Josh Teague.
    He said they run the ball 75 percent of the time and use a variety of runners.

  • Perry Central faces rematch with...

    Sports Editor

    OAKLAND CITY—Perry Central beat Wood Memorial 41-0 in football Sept. 25 and hopes for similar results in their first-round sectional rematch Friday at 7 p.m.
    The 0-9 Trojans are “not really” doing anything different since their first meeting with the Commodores, Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson said. “They’ve maybe added a couple different offensive formations.

  • Vikings oust Tell City

    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Tell City couldn’t overcome a sluggish start and lost to North Posey 25-17, 25-14, 26-28, 25-18 in a first-round volleyball sectional match Tuesday.
    “The first two sets I felt like we were just walking through the motions,” said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes. “They were nervous - I could understand that in the first set because some of them had never played in a sectional.

  • Rebels knock off Perry Central

    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Courtney Norman made 15 kills and three blocks as South Spencer beat Perry Central 26-24, 25-17, 28-30, 28-26 in a first-round volleyball sectional match Tuesday.
    Strong hitting by Maddie Hubert and Brooke Mullis, the only returnees who saw action for Perry Central in the postseason last year, kept the Commodores in the match all the way.
    Hubert went 56 for 68 hitting with 19 kills.
    She also made six digs and was excellent on serve reception when she was in the back row.

  • Beckort helps Tell City enjoy...

    The regional title won by Tell City’s boys cross country team Saturday was only the second in the team’s history.
    The Marksmen won their other regional in 1998, when Brian Beckort and Dave Goffinet were co-coaches of the team. They also won the girls regional that year with those two co-coaching the team.
    Fast-forward 17 years and Beckort is coaching the Tell City boys to another regional title.

  • Depth helps Tell City take...

    Sports Editor

    MARENGO—Tell City placed four runners in the top 15 and six in the top 26 as it won the 10-team Crawford County boys cross country regional Saturday.
    The Marksmen scored 48 points and New Albany was second with 79.
    Leo Simpson placed third in 16:31.4 to lead Tell City and freshman Nate Kaiser, usually the team’s third or fourth runner, was ninth in 17:04.2.

  • Cross country sectional needs to...

    It’s ironic that Tell City Coach Katie Weyer, who has been one of the most vocal critics of the Vincennes University-Jasper Campus cross country course, had her top runner suffer a costly injury on that course a week ago.
    Hailey Carman, the Marksmen’s top runner, was running pretty well in the girls sectional race when she fell. She had to be helped up and off the course and was therefore ineligible to finish the race.
    To be fair, the course may not have had anything to do with her injury.