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Today's News

  • Shoals, Hornets top Cannelton

    CANNELTON—Mikah Hemmings made seven kills, five blocks and three digs but Cannelton lost to Hancock County 25-15, 25-20, 25-21 in volleyball Tuesday.
    Star Bernardi added four kills and three blocks for the Bulldogs. “She really played well for us,” said Cannelton Coach Bridget Bruggeman.
    Jordyn Vogt also made four kills. Makala Kellems had eight assists and two digs.
    Despite the loss, Bruggeman said, “We played really well tonight. We played as a team—we talked and worked really well as a team.”

  • Tell City dumps Rebels, Rams

    REO—Kassidie Hayes had 18 kills, seven assists, five blocks and two aces as Tell City beat South Spencer 25-22, 25-22, 25-16 in PAC volleyball Tuesday.
    Logan Flannagan added nine kills and 21 digs.
    Natalie Peter had 19 assists, Cassie Bryant made 16 digs, and Derrian Zabel served two aces.
    Tell City beat Paoli 25-11, 25-15, 25-23 last Thursday as Bryant served nine aces.
    “She was mixing it up and keeping them guessing,” said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes of Bryant’s serving.
    Bryant also made 20 digs.

  • Commodores win two more matches

    EVANSVILLE—Sydney Goffinet made 18 kills and served six aces as Perry Central beat Evansville Memorial 25-20, 25-22, 25-17 in volleyball Monday.
    Hannah Harpenau added nine kills, Jordan Sprinkle eight, Maddie Hubert and Grace James five apiece, and Brittany Parker four.
    “We passed pretty well and were able to set up Jordan and Maddie (more than usual) and that worked well for us,” said Perry Central Coach Becky Genet. “And Sydney Goffinet and Hannah Harpenau hit well again.”
    James had 37 assists.

  • PC girls take 5th, TC 6th in sectional

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    JASPER—Jillian Theis was the only Perry County girl to place in the top 10 at Tuesday’s cross country sectional. But all 14 who ran qualified for the regional.
    Perry Central finished fifth and Tell City sixth among six complete teams in the sectional.
    The top five teams and the top 10 runners not on those teams qualified for the regional. All seven Tell City runners qualified as individuals.
    Theis, a Perry Central freshman, placed 10th in 22:17 and teammate Megan Thomas was 15th in 22:51.

  • Volleyball pairings drawn too

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City drew a first-round bye but Perry Central and Cannelton drew into tough brackets in the IHSAA volleyball sectional drawings Monday.
    In the six-team Class 2A sectional at Forest Park, Perry Central will play North Posey in the first match Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 5:30 p.m. (all times listed are Perry County times).

  • Football pairings drawn

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City will have a rematch of its closest game while Perry Central will play a team it has never faced in first-round football sectional action.
    Pairings were drawn Sunday by the IHSAA.
    Tell City will host Southridge in their Class 2A sectional 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25. The 7-1 Raiders beat Tell City 24-21 at Southridge Sept. 27 in the closest game of the season for both teams.

  • Commodores can finish unbeaten in conference

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central can complete its first undefeated PLAC football season in five years when it hosts Mitchell Friday at 6:30 p.m.
    To do that, the Commodores must neutralize the big offensive line of Mitchell, which is 1-7 overall and 1-3 in the PLAC.
    “Their offensive line averages 254 pounds per man,” noted Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson. “They just try to pound it at you.
    “They use a lot of inside runs, but they will try to get outside once in a while.”

  • Rangers aim for upset of Tell City this time

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—A lot of upsets occur in the last week of the football regular season when teams overlook inferior opponents while looking forward to sectional matchups.
    A young Tell City team benefited from such a scenario two years ago when it upset Forest Park for just its second win of the season.
    Now the shoe could be on the other foot, as Tell City’s 5-3 veteran team will be favored when it hosts 2-6 Forest Park Friday at 6:30 p.m.

  • Marksmen win first sectional since 1999

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    JASPER—Tell City claimed the boys team title with all five of its scorers placing in the top 17 in the 59-man Jasper cross country sectional Tuesday.
    It was the Marksmen’s 10th sectional title but first since 1999, when their current coach, Chris Hollinden, was the team’s top runner.
    Tell City scored 52 points to beat runner-up Perry Central by 24.

  • Perry Central girls PLAC champions