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Today's Sports

  • Long runs propel Commodores past...

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central ripped off long runs to defeat North Daviess 41-21 in the  first round of sectional football Friday.
    Perry Central will host Linton-Stockton in the sectional semifinals Friday at 7 p.m.
    Perry Central’s Luke Hilgenhold returned the opening kickoff 40 yards to the 45 yard line.
    The Commodores ran the ball down the field to the North Daviess 9-yard line. On third and goal Lane Lynch threw a touchdown pass to a wide open Jonathan Flamion.

  • Tell City defense steals...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City forced four turnovers to beat Eastern Greene 47-32 in a Class 2A football sectional first-round game Friday.
    The 3-7 Marksmen, who won a sectional game for the first time in five years, will host North Posey for a second-round game Friday at 7 p.m.
    Tell City and Eastern Greene’s number of total yards were virtually identical—396 for Tell City and 395 for the Thunderbirds.

  • Perry Central wins volleyball...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Maddie Hubert made five kills in the fifth game and Grace James served six consecutive points in it as Perry Central beat Mater Dei 25-18, 12-25, 25-18, 22-25, 15-8 to win the Forest Park volleyball sectional Saturday.

    The Commodores, now 26-9, will host the regional against Linton-Stockton Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Perry Central beat Linton 25-17, 25-18 during the regular season in the Barr-Reeve tourney Sept. 6.

  • Fischer resigns as Tell City’s...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Austin Fischer said Monday that he has resigned as Tell City’s boys soccer coach.
    Fischer was promoted from assistant to head coach when Don Foerster resigned in the middle of the 2012 season.
    Fischer went 0-6 the rest of that season, 1-13 in 2013, and 0-12 this year.

  • Big offensive line helps North...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Stopping North Daviess’ running game will be Perry Central’s main goal when they meet in a first-round Class A football sectional game Friday at 6:30 p.m.
    “They like to run,” said Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson. “And they’re big—their offensive line averages 267 pounds and their two tackles are over 300 pounds.
    “I think we’re quicker off the ball, but they do a good job when they get into you.”

  • Eastern Greene will throw a...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    BLOOMFIELD—Tell City will face a team that uses a variety of ways to score when the Marksmen visit Eastern Greene for a first-round football sectional game Friday at 6:30 p.m.
    “They line up and spread it out quite a bit on offense, but I think they run almost as much as they pass, maybe more,” said Tell City Coach Ronnie Robinson.
    “They run a bunch of different stuff,” he added, ranging from a wishbone to a spread offense with three wide receivers on one side.

  • Vikings outspike Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Tell City couldn’t stop North Posey’s quick-spike offense and lost to the Vikings 25-15, 25-17, 25-16 in a volleyball sectional first-round match Tuesday.
    No one made more than one block for the Marksmen.
    “They just had a quick offense and our blocking was slow getting up,” said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes. “Our back row can’t cover everything.
    “That’s a good North Posey team.”

  • Perry Central holds off Rangers

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Perry Central overcame a slow start with strong spiking and digging at the end to beat Forest Park 21-25, 25-15, 25-13, 16-25, 15-12 in first-round volleyball sectional action Tuesday.
    “We didn’t play well at all in the first game,” said Perry Central Coach Becky Genet. “The second and third games were nice—we played well.
    “Then we just fell apart again (in the fourth game).”

  • Tell City boys 2nd in regional

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    MARENGO—Tell City had no runner place in the top eight but used its depth to finish second in the 10-team Crawford County boys cross country regional Saturday.
    North Harrison, led by individual winner Daniel Fleace, won with 73 points. Tell City scored 81.
    Aaron Pierrard placed third in 16:19.7 to lead Perry Central, which scored 148 points, to fifth place. The Commodores thus also qualified for the Brown County semistate.

  • Tell City junior high team...

    GREENVILLE, Ky.—Three Tell City runners placed in the top four as the Marksmen won the Western Kentucky middle school boys cross country meet Thursday.
    The Marksmen finished the season 99-0, the second year in a row they have gone undefeated.
    Indiana junior high teams run 3-kilometer races but this one was 4K, which Tell City Coach Brian Beckort said was “getting them ready for next year,” when they will run 5K races in high school.