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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • South Spencer upsets Marksmen

    TELL CITY—Kerrigan Shourds made nine kills and four blocks as South Spencer beat Tell City 25-19, 12-25, 25-21, 22-25, 15-10 in PAC volleyball Tuesday.
    Emma Kohnert made 14 kills and four blocks for Tell City. Brenee Leibering added nine kills and Mary Steen eight. Natalie Peter had 36 assists.
    Cassie Bryant made 23 digs and Taylor Gentry served two aces.
    This was South Spencer’s first win over the Marksmen since Sept. 23, 1993.

  • Football sectional pairings set

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central will host 4-4 North Daviess while Tell City will have a long road trip in first-round football sectional games Oct. 24.
    Pairings for each sectional were drawn by the IHSAA Sunday.
    If Perry Central wins its first game in its Class A sectional, it will likely play 7-1 Linton-Stockton, which hosts winless Wood Memorial in the first round, in the semifinals Oct. 31. That game would also be played at Perry Central.

  • Rangers to battle Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Two 1-7 teams will try to gain some momentum for the sectional when Tell City visits Forest Park in PAC football Friday at 7 p.m.
    The Rangers have been bothered by several injuries this year, which makes it a little harder to prepare to face them.