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  • Smith leads Tell City past Perry...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Nick Smith had never played football before last season, when he started at center as a sophomore for Tell City’s varsity.
    This year he has been switched to running back. After one JV game, that move appears to be a success.
    He scored on three long plays in the fourth quarter as Tell City overtook Perry Central for a 34-24 JV victory Monday.
    Perry Central built a 24-8 lead when Josh Smith returned an interception 99 yards for a touchdown with 4:37 left in the third quarter.

  • Gibson Southern blanks Tell City

    FORT BRANCH—Gibson Southern won every match in straight sets to beat Tell City 5-0 in PAC boys tennis Thursday.
    Tell City’s Jackson Ramsey and Davin Tran played a close first set in No. 1 doubles, losing to Casey Nurrenbern and Derek Lynn 7-5. The Gibson Southern duo went on to win 6-2 in the second set.
    Gibson Southern won all but three games in singles.
    Jarrett Klusmeier beat Chandler Lacy 6-1, 6-1 in No. 1, Daniel Knapp shut out Blaze Brumfield 6-0, 6-0 in No. 2, and Gavin Graper defeated Neal Hollinden 6-0, 6-1 in No. 3.

  • Olympics should inspire older...

    I remember when I marveled at athletes in their early 30s who were still playing softball for winning teams.
    Then later I saw men’s, women’s and coed teams win tourneys with outfielders in their 40s.
    But most of the sports in the Summer Olympics, such as swimming and track, are ones where athletes are generally done by the time they reach 30.
    And in women’s gymnastics age 23 is ancient. Ten of the last 11 all-around champions in the Olympics were teenagers and the other one was 20.

  • Orleans beats Perry Central

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central had 25 spiking errors in a 25-23, 25-17, 25-22 PLAC volleyball loss to Orleans Thursday.
    Abby Reed led Perry Central with six kills on 17 for 19 spiking.
    Terissa Roark and Addy Davis each added four kills. Payton Emmons made three blocks.
    Kirstyn Linne had 12 assists and Davis added seven.
    Ryann Lynch made 14 digs. Davis added five and Linne and Brooke Mullis each made four.

  • Tell City whips Raiders

    HUNTINGBURG—Emma Kohnert made nine kills and four solo blocks and served 16 points as Tell City beat Southridge 25-12, 25-16, 25-15 in PAC volleyball Thursday.
    Four of her points came on ace serves.
    Morgan Schuetter served 11 points, including three aces, and made eight digs.
    Kammie Jo Hayes made eight kills to back Kohnert in that department and Rachel Malone had 14 assists.
    Tell City won the JV match 25-20, 25-16.
    Tell City also won the C-team match 25-20, 25-23 as Ava Hilgenhold served seven aces and had five assists.

  • Tell City forces turnovers to...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Tell City forced four turnovers and made several nice cutback runs to beat Perry Central 20-7 in a football season opener Friday.
    The Marksmen recovered three of Perry Central’s four fumbles, with Mason Stephens getting two and Dustin Hunt recovering one that Davin Lawrence caused.
    Cameron Kessinger intercepted a pass for the other turnover.
    Hunt’s fumble recovery at the Perry Central 34-yard line set up Tell City’s first touchdown.

  • Cornhole pitching

    Cody Englert of Branchville tosses a beanbag in the championship match of the Schweizer Fest cornhole tourney Saturday. Englert and teammate J.D. Underhill of Bristow placed second in the 41-team tourney to T.J. Miller and Randy Johnson of Haysville.

  • Rockport falls in semifinals of...

    SHELBY, N.C.—Rockport had only three hits in a 4-1 loss to Texarkana in the semifinals of the American Legion Baseball World Series Monday.

  • Lassaline, Ward win Schweizer...

    TELL CITY—Switching from an individual tourney to a two-person, best-ball format hasn’t really changed who wins the Schweizer Fest Golf Open.
    This was the fifth year for the two-person, best-ball format and third time in the last four years that one of the winners was a former individual champion.
    Erik Lassaline, the 2008 champion, teamed with Seth Ward to win last weekend’s 36-hole tourney with 132.
    Mark Flannagan, a three-time individual winner, teamed with his son Shane to finish second just one stroke behind the champs.

  • Simpson, Peter win six-mile road...

    TELL CITY—Local high school cross country runners took the top five places in the Schweizer Fest six-mile road run Saturday.