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Today's Sports

  • Thunderbirds overtake Perry...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—North Central scored two touchdowns in the last five minutes to overtake Perry Central for a 36-29 football sectional semifinal win Friday.
    The game was close all the way. After it was tied 14-14 at halftime, both teams made some long drives and big plays in the second half.
    Clint Payne scored on a 2-yard run with 9:35 left in the game to put Perry Central ahead 29-22.
    That capped a 16-play, 90-yard drive that included four completed passes for 63 yards by Adam Dauby.

  • Tell City places 10th in state...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TERRE HAUTE—Thomas Simpson placed 45th and Leo Simpson 48th to lead Tell City to 10th place in the 24-team boys cross country state meet Saturday.
    That is Tell City’s highest finish ever at the state meet, bettering the 13th place by the 1975 team.
    The Marksmen also beat every other team from the Brown County semistate. They had placed second in the semistate, nine points behind Terre Haute South, but they beat Terre Haute South by eight points at state.

  • Kohnert, Hayes make All-PAC in...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Tell City hitters Emma Kohnert and Kammie Jo Hayes were named to the All-PAC volleyball team in voting by conference coaches Monday.
    Kohnert, a 5-foot-11 senior, made the team for the third year in a row.
    She led the Marksmen in kills with 347 and blocks with 100, including 69 solos.
    She made kills on 36.3 percent of her hits. Her hitting percentage (kills minus errors, divided by total attempts) was 24.2 percent.

  • Thunderbirds’ run defense will...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s football team will try to break through a North Central defense that held Tell City to 34 rushing yards and 65 total yards last week.
    The 3-6 Commodores will host 5-4 North Central for a second-round sectional game Friday at 7 p.m.
    Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson said the Thunderbirds’ run defense “looks pretty good.”

  • Mater Dei edges Tell City in...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Mater Dei’s come-from-behind win in the first game gave it the momentum to beat Tell City 26-24, 25-13, 25-23 for the Forest Park volleyball sectional title Saturday.
    The first game was close throughout, but Tell City tied it 23-23 on a kill by Kammie Jo Hayes.
    Hayes then served the go-ahead point with the help of a soft kill by Emma Kohnert.
    Hayes then served for game point, but Mater Dei eventually won that point.

  • Tell City boys place 2nd in...

    NASHVILLE—Leo Simpson placed fifth and four Tell City runners finished in the top 26 as the Marksmen placed second in the 20-team Brown County boys cross country semistate Saturday.

  • New conference would be boon to...

    With Tell City searching for more competitive balance and the Pocket Athletic Conference possibly adding more Class 3A schools, it may no longer be a good fit for the Marksmen.
    But the Patoka Lake Athletic Conference, which does not offer several sports Tell City has, probably is also not a good fit - and there is no guarantee Tell City would be accepted if it did seek to join the PLAC.
    So, as I promised last week, I have come up with a proposal for a new conference that Tell City and nine other area schools should form.

  • Jeeps spike Cannelton

    FRENCH LICK—Kortney Quinn made 12 kills and Adi Denu served eight aces as Northeast Dubois beat Cannelton 25-18, 25-5, 25-6 in a Class A volleyball sectional first-round match Thursday.

  • Real Marksmen show up late to...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—For most of Thursday’s volleyball sectional semifinal match between Tell City and Forest Park, it didn’t look like a 19-9 team playing a 1-27 team.
    But it did in the fourth game as Tell City jumped to a 10-0 lead and finally put the pesky Rangers away 25-15, 25-22, 21-25, 25-5.
    Tell City was scheduled to play Mater Dei in the championship match Saturday.
    The Marksmen trailed most of the second game Thursday and never led in the third game.

  • North Central’s defense stops...

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    FARMERSBURG—Tell City was held to 65 yards of total offense in a 30-0 loss to North Central in first-round sectional football Friday.
    Tell City was forced to punt on its first possession, but North Central’s Garrett Froschauer fumbled the return. The Marksmen recovered it at the Thunderbird 47 yard line.
    Tell City ran three plays gaining a total of 6 yards, then punted again.