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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Tell City ousts Southridge

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Strong serving and hitting propelled Tell City past Southridge 25-6, 25-17 in the first round of the eighth-grade PAC volleyball tourney Thursday.
    The semifinals and finals were scheduled at Southridge Saturday. Tell City, 10-2, was scheduled to play the Forest Park versus North Posey first-round winner in the semifinals.
    Tell City jumped to a 22-4 lead in the first game Thursday as Caiti Teague served nine consecutive points. Many of them came on unreturned serves.

  • Commodores beat West Washington...

    CAMPBELLSBURG—Grace James made five blocks and had 36 assists as Perry Central beat West Washington 25-13, 25-7, 25-14 in PLAC volleyball Thursday.
    The Commodores finished 6-0 in conference play to win the title outright for the second consecutive year.
    Maddie Hubert and Jordan Sprinkle each made four blocks Thursday to back James as the Commodores did a good job defending the Senators’ spikes up front.

  • Sectional could tell which poll...

    For the first time Indiana high school volleyball had two polls to rank its teams this year. This week’s Forest Park sectional may help fans decide which poll is more accurate.
    Perry Central and Mater Dei are the favorites to meet in the championship match of that sectional.
    Perry Central, 23-9, has been ranked in the top 10 in the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association’s Class 2A poll most of the season and was ranked No. 10 this week.
    Mater Dei has not been listed in the top 10 in that poll.

  • Perry Central tops Mitchell

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    MITCHELL—Big plays were the difference in the game as Perry Central defeated Mitchell 27-14 in PLAC football Friday.
    Mitchell successfully executed an onside kick to start the third quarter. The Bluejackets eventually scored on a Devin Cobb 19-yard run to tie the score 14-14.
    Mitchell again executed an onside kick, recovering again at the Commodore 30-yard line.

  • Brown scores 5 TDs as Tell City...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Elliott Brown scored five touchdowns as Tell City dominated the rushing statistics to beat Forest Park 35-13 in PAC football Friday.
    Brown carried the ball 22 times for 222 yards, an average of 10.1 yards per carry.
    He scored on a 71-yard run on the third play of the game.
    Five plays later he scored again.
    After the Rangers lost a total of 2 yards on their first three plays, they decided to punt.

  • Volleyball sectional pairings...

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City and Perry Central could meet in the semifinals of next week’s Forest Park volleyball sectional.
    Both local teams drew into the long bracket of the six-team sectional in pairings drawn by the IHSAA Monday.
    Perry Central will take on Forest Park in the first match Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Perry County time followed by Tell City versus North Posey at approximately 7 p.m.
    The winners of those matches will meet in the first semifinal match Thursday at 5:30 p.m., followed by Mater Dei versus South Spencer in the other semifinal.

  • Cannelton falls to Shoals,...

    CANNELTON—Cannelton lost to Hancock County 25-9, 25-16, 25-8 in volleyball Tuesday but “we actually played well,” said Cannelton Coach Ashley Chapman.
    “It was a fun game to watch,” she added. “They work a lot better with Melissa (Clausen). Maybe it’s because she gives us that senior leadership.”
    Clausen, playing her second consecutive match after missing the first 22 with a broken ankle, led the Bulldogs with five digs.