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Today's Sports

  • Springs Valley spikes Cannelton

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LYNNVILLE—Caitlyn Reynolds made 13 kills as Springs Valley beat Cannelton 25-15, 25-7, 25-10 in the Class A volleyball sectional semifinals Saturday.
    Cannelton Coach Allicyn Garrett said the Blackhawks “and Tecumseh are probably the hardest hitting teams we’ve faced.”
    Springs Valley jumped to a 7-1 lead in the first game as Alanna Nelson served five consecutive points.
    Two of those points came on free-ball kills by the Blackhawks.

  • Wildcats oust Tell City in...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Mater Dei used strong serve reception and digging to beat Tell City 25-15, 25-18, 22-25, 25-20 in the Class 2A volleyball sectional semifinals Saturday.
    “Our hitters were swinging and had some good hits, but (the Wildcats) were in the spots,” said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes.
    She also said, “We weren’t aggressive serving-wise. All year we’ve had 10 to 12 aces (per match) and we had two tonight.

  • Off-field victories most...

    Anyone who knows me well knows I am a highly competitive person. I would like to win every softball game I coach and every euchre game I play, even if that is unrealistic.

  • Ettensohn gets honorable mention...

    FERDINAND—No Tell City players were named to the 11-man All-PAC boys soccer team, but Drew Ettensohn received honorable mention.
    Ettensohn, a sophomore midfielder, tied Braeden Wheatley for Tell City’s team lead in goals with two.
    Tell City finished 0-7 in conference play.
    Pike Central won the conference with a 7-0 record and led the all-conference team with four selections.
    Heritage Hills placed second at 6-1 and had three players named to the All-PAC team.

  • Tell City advances past North...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Trailing 18-13 and 21-17 in the fourth game, Tell City came back to beat North Posey 25-17, 25-27, 25-21, 25-22 in the first round of the volleyball sectional Thursday.
    The 24-7 Marksmen were scheduled to play Mater Dei in the semifinals Saturday.
    Volleyball teams generally like to avoid going to a fifth game, which because it is shorter is basically a crapshoot. But how did the Marksmen come back in the fourth game from deficits that teams don’t usually overcome?

  • Fumbles hurt PC in loss to...

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD— Four lost fumbles hurt Perry Central in a 48-20 PLAC football loss to Mitchell Friday.
    On Perry Central’s first possession a fumbled center-quarterback exchange was recovered by the Bluejackets at the Perry Central 14-yard line.
    Mitchell was penalized for holding on the next play, but quarterback Luke Lafevor then threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Trey Speer.
    Caleb Lobosky’s two-point conversion run put Mitchell up 8-0 just 48 seconds into the game.

  • Rangers hold off Tell City...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City scored two touchdowns in a 1:53 span late but still fell short to Forest Park 40-36 in PAC football Friday.
    Tell City built a 20-12 lead when Devon Blake returned a punt 64 yards for a touchdown with 9:53 left in the third quarter.
    Nick Smith caught a two-point conversion pass from Dustin Hunt to make the score 22-12.

  • Tell City wins third consecutive...

    MARENGO—Tell City placed three runners in the top seven and all five of its scorers in the top 21 as it edged Christian Academy by one point to win the Crawford County boys cross country regional Saturday.

  • Commodores will try to stop...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central will try to stop Mitchell’s power running attack when they meet in PLAC football Friday at 6:30 p.m.
    “They use a straight-T offense most of the time and run mostly off tackle,” said Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson. “They’ll use a full-house backfield in a shotgun formation every now and then and spread it out about one percent of the time.”
    The 5-3 Bluejackets’ backs operate behind a big offensive line.

  • Fleck, Englert keys for Rangers...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Stopping Noah Fleck’s passing and running and Sam Englert’s receiving will be keys for Tell City when it takes on Forest Park in PAC football Friday at 6:30 p.m.
    Whether Fleck will play this Friday has also been a question.
    The 6-foot-2, 175-pound senior quarterback was also the Rangers’ leading scorer in soccer this season but sat out last Wednesday’s soccer sectional match with Tell City and Friday’s football game with Heritage Hills due to injury.