Today's Sports

  • Par for the course can be...

    I recall reading an article about a golf course that musician Willie Nelson had built on his property.
    A visitor was playing a round of golf with Nelson, who shot a 13 on one hole. The visitor was surprised when Nelson declared that he had parred that hole.
    Noticing the look of astonishment on his visitor’s face, Nelson said, “Hey, when it’s your own course you can make par whatever you want it to be.”

  • Wildcats shut out Marksmen

    MOUNT VERNON—Tell City got only six shots on goal in a 9-0 boys soccer loss to Mount Vernon Thursday.
    Tell City goalie Sam Rogers made 15 saves and the Marksmen’s defense stopped another seven Mount Vernon shots. But the Wildcats scored three goals in the first half and six in the second half.
    “Sam actually did pretty well, but they just picked us apart,” said Tell City Coach Austin Fischer. “They have a lot of freshmen and sophomores who have played travel ball together.

  • Tell City sweeps singles in win

    MARENGO—Tell City swept the singles matches in straight sets to beat Crawford County 3-2 in boys tennis Thursday.
    Jake Swihart trounced Tim Knieriem 6-1, 6-0 in No. 1 singles, Jeff Yeung beat Drake Melton 6-2, 6-2 in No. 2, and Austin Paulin defeated Brennan Kannapel 6-2, 6-1 in No. 3.
    Paulin played singles for the first time this season.
    “We tried something different tonight and we got the win, but we still have work to do,” said Tell City Coach Nick Weyer.

  • Flannagan leads Tell City past...

    TELL CITY—Logan Flannagan made 13 kills and 13 digs as Tell City defeated Crawford County 25-10, 25-21, 25-22 in volleyball Wednesday.
    Kassidie Hayes and Emma Kohnert each added seven kills and Kohnert made two blocks.
    Natalie Peter had 15 assists and Hayes added 13.
    Peter served four aces and Derrian Zabel added two.
    Tell City won the JV match 19-25, 25-19, 15-8 as Kelsey Gowers served 11 points, including six aces, and made 13 digs.
    Amy Hackbarth added nine points and Natalie Sanders six (two aces).

  • Commodores spike Patriots

    LINCOLN CITY—Hannah Harpenau and Sydney Goffinet combined for 31 kills as Perry Central beat Heritage Hills 25-22, 25-8, 25-20 in volleyball Thursday.
    Harpenau made 16 kills and 11 digs. Goffinet added 15 kills on 23 for 24 spiking.
    Grace James and Brittany Parker each added five kills and Jordan Sprinkle made four.
    James had 39 assists and made 15 digs. Parker added 11 digs and Hannah Edwards and Casey James each made seven.
    Sprinkle made two blocks. Parker served five of the Commodores’ 11 aces.

  • Southridge nips Tell City

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Using a ball-control running game and an occasional big pass, Southridge held off Tell City 24-21 in PAC football Friday.
    The Raiders ran an incredible 65 rushing plays (including taking a knee twice at the end of the game) for 224 yards.
    They also completed seven passes for 127 yards, including touchdown passes of 33 and 38 yards from Luke Stetter to Connor Craig.
    Tell City rushed for only 86 yards on 25 attempts and made only six first downs compared with Southridge’s 20.

  • Big plays propel PC past Trojans

    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD—Big plays helped Perry Central beat Wood Memorial 40-6 in football Friday.
    On Wood Memorial’s first possession, the Commodores forced the Trojans into a punting situation at their own 28-yard line.
    The snap went over punter Collin Robinson’s head and rolled to the goal line. He picked up the loose ball and tried to run it but was tackled at the Trojan 11-yard line.

  • Hawhee, Marksmen Commodores

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Jarrett Hawhee rushed for 141 yards and scored the go-ahead touchdown as Tell City beat Perry Central 13-8 in JV football Monday.
    Perry Central led 8-7 after three quarters. But with 6:54 left in the game Hawhee scored on a 1-yard run up the middle.
    The first three quarters were a battle of turnovers, with each team losing three fumbles and Perry Central’s Ethan Myler intercepting a pass.

  • Theis 3rd in freshman race

    MARENGO—Jillian Theis placed third in the freshman girls race to lead Perry Central in Crawford County’s cross country invitational Saturday.
    There were separate races for each class in each gender and then the top five times of all runners from a school were added together to determine the school’s team score.
    Perry Central finished 11th among 22 complete teams in the girls race and 22nd among 29 in the boys race.

  • Marksman boys 33rd in strong 52-...

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.—No Tell City runner finished in the top 150 in the strong 52-team Trinity Invitational boys cross country meet Saturday.
    Tell City scored 924 points to finish 33rd among 52 teams. Carmel won with 88 points, beating Brentwood, Tenn., on the sixth-man tie-breaker.
    “Nine of the nation’s top 50 teams were in attendance,” noted Tell City Coach Chris Hollinden. “It was a good eye-opener for our kids before we start hitting the postseason meets.”