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Today's Sports

  • Tell City hopes to reach state...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys cross country team placed 10th in the state meet last year and hopes to do even better this season.
    The Marksmen return all but one runner, including their top three.
    They also have two talented freshmen and a senior who was their No. 4 runner two years ago but did not run last year.
    Any of those nine “could be varsity on any given day,” said Coach Brian Beckort.

  • Tell City hopes to reach state...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys cross country team placed 10th in the state meet last year and hopes to do even better this season.
    The Marksmen return all but one runner, including their top three.
    They also have two talented freshmen and a senior who was their No. 4 runner two years ago but did not run last year.
    Any of those nine “could be varsity on any given day,” said Coach Brian Beckort.

  • Perry Central ‘fairly quick’

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Coach Greg Gibson thinks his Perry Central football team is “fairly quick,” but he’s concerned about “our overall lack of experience at different places.”
    Cameron Bland, a 5-foot-9, 170-pound freshman, will start at quarterback. “I think he handled himself fairly well in the scrimmage (against Southridge Friday),” Gibson said.
    Creek Wright, a senior who has not played since his freshman year, and sophomore Josh Smith will split time at tailback.

  • Tell City features more diverse...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—More speed and a little more well rounded offense could help Tell City’s football team improve this season.
    The Marksmen went 1-9 last year and were shut out four times.
    This year “I would say our team speed is improved and our skill-position players are a little more diverse,” said Coach Josh Teague. “We have guys on the wings that can catch and run. We’re a little more well rounded.”

  • PC holds off Bulldogs

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Maddie Labhart’s serving turned the second game around as Perry Central beat Cannelton 25-15, 25-22, 25-13 in volleyball Tuesday.
    Cannelton built leads of 14-6 and 17-13 in the second game.
    Then Labhart served six consecutive points, including at least one ace, as Perry Central took a 19-17 lead. The Commodores never trailed again.

  • Marksman tennis team young, also...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Three years ago Tell City went 18-6 in boys tennis and finished in a four-way tie for first in the nine-team PAC.
    But since then the Marksmen have struggled to field a full team.
    Seven players are needed to fill the three singles spots and two doubles teams. Two years ago the Marksmen had six players and had to forfeit in No. 3 singles all season.

  • Cannelton’s hitting stronger...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—More depth and stronger hitting than usual could help Cannelton’s volleyball team improve this season.
    “We’ve had about 15 coming to practice consistently over the summer,” said new coach Allicyn Garrett. That is the most players the Bulldogs have had in at least seven years.
    There are no seniors on the team but there are five juniors with considerable varsity experience: Caressa Sloss, Chloe Davis, Maddie Stowe, Mackenzie Reed and Hannah McMahon.

  • Passing could help PC improve...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Many volleyball coaches say passing is the most important part of the game, and Perry Central Coach Melissa James thinks that is her team’s main strength.
    “We’re blessed on this team with a lot of passers that are pretty consistent,” said James, who is starting her first year as head coach of the Commodores after 19 years as an assistant under former coach Becky Genet.

  • Hitting, defense could carry...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s volleyball team hopes to use strong hitting and back-row defense to compete for PAC and sectional titles.
    “We’ve got some good hitters,” said 12th-year coach Dalonda Hayes. “And we have some experience at libero and defensive specialists - I think we’re going to be a little bit scrappier there than in the past.”

  • Aiming for ringers

    The Schweizer Fest bring-your-own-partner softball tourney was held Friday at Zoercher-Bettinger Park. Grant LaMar and Wes Richard won the 14-team, double-elimination tourney. Cory Etienne and Calvin Cash placed second.