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Today's Sports

  • Perry Central boys team has...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—With seven lettermen returning and more than twice as many runners than last year, Perry Central’s boys cross country team “has a lot of potential,” said Coach Jason Barnett.
    The returnees include senior Marcus Graham, who placed second in the Jasper sectional and sixth in the Crawford County regional last year.
    “Marcus is going to be up there pretty good,” said Barnett. “I expect him to be right up there with (Simpson) twins from Tell City.”

  • Tell City boys aiming even...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys cross country team won conference, sectional and regional titles and placed 23rd in the state meet last year without a senior on the team.
    So with all of their top five runners returning, the Marksmen are shooting for even bigger things this season.

  • Tell City features good speed,...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—“We’ve done a good job preparing their bodies to play football. Now they have to conquer the mental part of the game.”
    So said Tell City Coach Josh Teague Tuesday as he prepares for his first full season as head coach after taking over two games into last season.
    With a young team, the Marksmen went 1-9 last year. But they return eight starters on defense and six on offense.

  • Perry Central football team...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—A strong defense and balanced offense could lead to a good season for Perry Central’s football team.
    “I thought our defense played pretty well in our scrimmage (against Southridge Friday),” said Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson. “Our pursuit was pretty good.
    “On offense we ran the ball pretty well - our line’s coming along. I think we’ll be pretty balanced - I feel like we can be a 50-50 running-passing team.”

  • PC’s serving comes alive late to...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central made 10 bad serves but used good serving down the stretch to beat Cannelton 25-10, 25-23, 25-9 in volleyball Tuesday.
    The Commodores made six bad serves in the second game and Cannelton built leads of 18-12 and 21-14, the latter when Nicole Harris made a soft but well-placed kill.
    Perry Central’s Payton Emmons served six consecutive points to tie the score 21-21, though.

  • Cannelton fall sports schedules

    Girls Varsity Volleyball
    August
    16    Perry Central    T    6:00
    22    Lanesville    H    5:30
    24    Springs Valley Comm. HS    H    5:00
    25    Orleans    H    5:00
    September
    3    Orleans Tourney    H    8:00
    6    Cloverport Fraize HS    H    5:30

  • Tell City tennis team...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—For the second year in a row Tell City’s boys tennis team will be shorthanded in every match.
    High school tennis matches consist of three singles and two doubles matches, with no one allowed to play singles and doubles. Thus seven players are needed to fill every spot.
    Last year the Marksmen had just six players. And after graduating three, they have just five so far this year.
    Seniors Chandler Lacy, Jackson Ramsey and Blaze Brumfield return from last year’s 3-11 team.

  • Cannelton has most depth in last...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Cannelton’s volleyball team went through two coaches last year and finished 0-20.
    Now the Bulldogs have another coach, Julie Harris, assisted by Amanda Evans. But they are familiar with the players, having coached all of them in junior high.
    The Bulldogs also have more depth than usual. With 13 players on the roster, they plan to field a JV team for the first time in six years.
    They also have more experience with four seniors, including three who are fourth-year varsity players.

  • Good serving main asset for PC...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s volleyball team has strong serving but needs to improve on receiving serves, said Coach Becky Genet.
    “Our serving looks a lot better than last year, (when the Commodores finished 8-23)” she added. “We’re serving with power and we’re learning to place them better.”
    She said Ryann Lynch, Terissa Roark, Brooke Mullis and Addy Davis are probably the top servers.

  • Marksmen look stronger all around

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Strong serving and some experience in hitting and setting should help Tell City’s volleyball team improve on last year’s 14-15 record.
    Emma Kohnert, a 5-foot-11 senior, who has already made All-PAC twice, returns as a middle hitter after leading the Marksmen in kills with 374 and blocks with 97, including 71 solos.
    Sophomore Kammie Jo Hayes returns as the other middle hitter after finishing second on the team in kills with 180 and blocks with 36 as a freshman.