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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Perry Central passes Cougars 34-...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    ELNORA—Perry Central unleashed its best passing game of the season and reduced its turnovers as it beat North Daviess 34-14 in the first round of their football sectional Friday.
    Perry Central, 3-6, will host 5-4 North Central for a second-round game Friday tentatively scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
    One week after throwing three interceptions, Perry Central quarterback Adam Dauby completed 8 of 10 passes for a season-high 136 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions Friday.

  • Shoals holds off Cannelton

    SHOALS—Cannelton had one of its best serving matches but lost to Shoals 25-18, 25-19, 27-29, 25-13 in volleyball Saturday.
    Chloe Davis served 15 points and Nicole Harris 11 for Cannelton, with each of them getting four aces.
    April Terry added seven points and Caressa Sloss five, with Sloss serving two aces.
    Sloss made five digs, three blocks and one kill.
    Harris had two digs and one kill. Terry and Kelsey Marshall each also made one kill.
    Davis, Mackenzie Reed and Marshall each made one block.

  • Thunderbirds’ option to test...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FARMERSBURG—Tell City will look to contain North Central’s dual-threat quarterback when they meet in a first-round football sectional game Friday at 7 p.m.
    The 4-4 Thunderbirds run a triple-option offense, something Tell City has not faced this season.
    “They run their offense well and it’s an offense that’s not easily duplicated in practice,” said Tell City Coach Josh Teague.

  • Commodores to face big Cougars...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    ODON—Perry Central hopes to overcome an injury-filled regular season by getting some players healthy and winning its first-round football sectional game Friday.
    The 2-6 Commodores will visit 1-8 North Daviess Friday at 6:30 p.m.
    North Daviess has given up an average of 46.6 points per game and scored 9.9 ppg. Its only win was 27-24 over Indiana School for the Deaf Sept. 30.
    “They want to run,” Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson said. “They haven’t thrown a whole lot.”

  • Vikings eliminate Perry Central

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Bad passing by Perry Central and strong spiking and digging by North Posey helped the Vikings win 25-13, 25-12, 25-14 in a first-round volleyball sectional match Tuesday.
    “They’ve got a nice team,” Perry Central Coach Becky Genet said of North Posey. “They hit around the blockers and they put the ball down.
    “And they’ve got more than one or two hitters.”