Today's Sports

  • Football sectional pairings drawn

    INDIANAPOLIS—Neither Perry County team got the draw it really wanted when the IHSAA drew its football sectional pairings Sunday.
    Tell City will have to make a long road trip and visit the sectional favorite, Linton-Stockton, which is ranked No. 3 in the state in Class A, in the first round Friday, Oct. 23, at 6:30 p.m.
    In that same sectional Perry Central will also have to hit the road for a first-round game at Wood Memorial Oct. 23 at 7 p.m.
    Perry Central would get to host its second-round game, against the winner of Linton versus Tell City, Oct. 30.

  • Improved Rangers to visit Tell...

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    TELL CITY—With a senior-dominated lineup, Coach Ross Fuhs has Forest Park’s football team headed in the right direction in his fourth year with the team.
    The Rangers, who will visit Tell City Friday at 6:30 p.m., won only four games the last three years combined but are 4-4 this season with four wins in their last five games - losing only to Heritage Hills in that span.

  • Perry Central to face Mitchell’s...

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    LEOPOLD—Stopping Mitchell’s running game will be Perry Central’s main goal when they meet in PLAC football Friday at 6:30 p.m.
    “They run the ball about 70 percent of the time,” said Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson. “I think they’d like to run 80 percent of the time, but they’ve had to pass when they’ve gotten behind.”
    Two runners, Greg Brown, a 5-foot-9, 190-pound junior, and Austin Kirk, a 5-10, 150-pound junior, share the running load about evenly.

  • Perry Central girls team...

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    JASPER—Macey Emmons and Elizabeth Dauby placed in the top 10 to lead Perry Central to fourth place in the seven-team Jasper girls cross country sectional Saturday.
    Perry Central scored 101 points. Jasper won with 34. Tell City finished seventh with 138.
    The Commodores thus qualified for this Saturday’s 10:45 a.m. Crawford County regional, as the top five teams and the top 10 individuals not on those teams advanced.

  • Tell City repeats as sectional...

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    JASPER—Tell City placed five runners in the top 10 and six in the top 12 to easily repeat as champion of Jasper’s boys cross country sectional Saturday.
    The Marksmen scored 33 points. Jasper placed second in the 10-team meet with 66.
    Perry Central was seventh with 171 and Cannelton 10th with 309.
    The top five teams and the top 10 individuals not on those teams qualified for the regional, to be held at Crawford County Saturday at 10 a.m. Perry County time.

  • Zeller parents to speak in Tell...

    TELL CITY – Steve and Lorri Zeller, parents of famous basketball players Luke, Tyler and Cody Zeller, will share the message of their new book, “Raising Boys the Zeller Way,” at Tell City Junior-Senior High School auditorium 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7.
    They will also discuss the intricacies and hardships that come with parenting in today’s society, especially parenting student athletes.

  • $153 million doesn’t go as far...

    Even with today’s inflated baseball salaries, a team that guarantees a player $153 million over seven years and less than two years later benches him for a one-game playoff series probably thinks it made a bad deal.
    Such is the case with the New York Yankees and center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, who pinch-hit but did not start in Tuesday’s wild-card loss to Houston.
    Ellsbury slumped late in the regular season and finished with a career-low .257 batting average.

  • Passing game helps Tell City...

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    TELL CITY—Shane Braunecker caught two touchdown passes from Ross Wilgus as Tell City beat Heritage Hills 20-14 in seventh grade football Thursday.
    Braunecker caught a short pass in the flat and ran the rest of the way for a 62-yard touchdown with 2:41 left in the first quarter.
    Nigel Kaiser ran for the two-point conversion to put the Marksmen up 8-0.

  • Bulldogs fall to Rebels

    ELIZABETH—South Central’s change-of-pace attack caused Cannelton problems as the Rebels won 25-4, 25-6, 25-16 in volleyball Thursday.
    “They played more of a slower-paced game and our girls aren’t used to that,” said Cannelton Coach Jordan Kratzer. “I think that threw our girls off.”
    Caressa Sloss did make five blocks for Cannelton and Jordyn Vogt added three.
    Tori Stowe made 10 digs and Sloss added nine.
    Cannelton made only two kills, one apiece by Stowe and Sloss.
    The Bulldogs served no aces.

  • No. 4 Blackhawks hold off...

    FRENCH LICK—Perry Central battled Springs Valley, which is ranked No. 4 in the state’s Class A coaches poll, to a five-game match but lost 24-26, 25-14, 25-16, 23-25, 15-8 in PLAC volleyball Thursday.
    Maddie Hubert made 11 kills and 14 digs for Perry Central. Brooke Mullis added nine kills and Terissa Roark seven, and Addy Davis had 25 assists.
    Davis and Ryann Lynch each matched Hubert’s 14 digs. Mullis and Brooke Lasher added 12 apiece.
    Davis and Roark each made three blocks and Payton Emmons added two.