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Today's Sports

  • Southridge holds off Perry...

    HUNTINGBURG—Perry Central hit only 25.6 percent from the field in a 33-27 season-opening girls basketball loss to Southridge Tuesday.
    “We played hard - we just didn’t shoot well,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume.
    “We had the size advantage, but we weren’t able to take advantage of it and it started to be a defensive liability in the first half when we didn’t get defensive help there in time when they spread the floor.

  • Lack of depth could hurt...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Things were looking up for Cannelton’s girls basketball team last year as it started the season with 13 players, including five freshmen, and actually played some JV games for the first time in 22 years.
    This year the Bulldogs are down to six players: two seniors, two sophomores and two freshmen.

  • Frontline vets, quick guards...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—A strong, veteran frontline and more depth than usual at guard could propel Tell City’s girls basketball team to a winning season.
    The Marksmen return their top two scorers, top three rebounders, top two in assists, and top three field-goal percentage shooters from last year’s 10-14 team.
    Emma Kohnert, a 5-foot-11 senior forward, and Madison Mathena, a 5-10 senior forward/center, return as two frontline starters.

  • Size of competing schools what’s...

    Since most IHSAA tourneys have been divided into classes since 1997, many people may not realize that cross country is a one-class sport.
    It is, because the IHSAA considers it an “individual” sport, as runners from any size school can compete individually in the state meet.
    But of course a team title is still awarded at each level of the state tourney, and at the state level it’s almost always won by a school with at least 2,000 students. That makes Tell City’s 10th-place finish in this year’s state meet all the more remarkable.

  • Perry Central team mainly...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central graduated all five starters from last year’s 11-11 girls basketball team, so the Commodores will field a young team this year.
    There are nine sophomores and only two seniors on the 17-player roster.
    With such a young team, “I don’t know if we’re super strong in any one area,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume. “They all play well together, though - they’re being very unselfish.”

  • 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.