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Today's Sports

  • Harpenau leads Commodores to...

    LEOPOLD—Hannah Harpenau made 12 kills and 16 digs as Perry Central beat Corydon 25-18, 26-24, 25-12 in volleyball Tuesday.
    Harpenau made 32 spike attempts and 26 were good.
    Sydney Goffinet and Brittany Parker each added six kills and Grace James made five.
    James had 25 assists.
    Goffinet and Madeline Hubert each made three blocks and Jordan Sprinkle added two.
    Backing Harpenau in digs were James with nine, Parker with seven, and Hannah Edwards with six.
    Parker served four aces and Edwards and Goffinet each added three.

  • Commodores counting on speed vs...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson hopes his team’s speed will give it the advantage in Friday’s 7 p.m. football game with Forest Park.
    Forest Park lost to Gibson Southern 60-0 in last week’s season opener.
    While acknowledging that “Gibson Southern is really good,” Gibson also mentioned that the Rangers “had trouble with Gibson Southern’s speed at times, and I think that’s a good thing for us.

  • Quick Patriots to test Marksmen

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Two fast teams that prefer the running game over passing will meet when Tell City hosts Heritage Hills in PAC football Friday at 7 p.m.
    “I’d say running the ball is their main strength,” said Tell City Coach Ryan George of the 0-1 Patriots. “But they’re a typical Heritage Hills team—they’re solid in all facets of the game.”

  • Perry Central boys take 3rd at...

    BOONVILLE—Bryce Lain and Aaron Pierrard placed in the top 10 to lead Perry Central to third place in the 15-team Pioneer Invitational boys cross country meet Saturday.
    Perry Central scored 110 points, 11 more than runner-up Evansville North, and Tell City was fifth with 130. South Knox won with 75.
    Lain placed sixth in 17:01 and Pierrard 10th in 17:18.

  • Raiders nip Marksmen by 2 strokes

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Taylor Seufert of Southridge shot 53 for medalist honors as the Raiders edged Tell City 248-250 in girls golf Monday.
    Addie Peter and Alex Lawalin each shot 56 to lead Tell City.
    Jenny Hess shot 66 and Mary Grace Alvey 72 to complete the Marksmen’s scoring.
    Sarah Hess, who shot 73, and Vanessa Hess, 75, also played varsity for the Marksmen.
    Tell City, 0-2, will visit Floyd Central Monday at 4:30 p.m.

  • IHSAA imitating T-ball: Everyone...

    Is there any point in holding a sectional if everyone in it is going to qualify for the regional? The IHSAA may find out at some of its cross country tourneys this year.
    For years cross country has had the most generous advancement of any IHSAA sport. The top five teams in each sectional and regional and the top six in each semistate advanced to the next level.
    Also the top 15 individuals (at one time it was just 10) advanced, regardless of whether they were on one of the advancing teams or not.

  • Hemmings hurt in Bulldogs’ loss

    LANESVILLE—A lack of strong spiking hurt Cannelton in a 25-14, 25-6, 25-9 volleyball loss to Lanesville Thursday.
    “We did play a pretty decent first game,” said Cannelton Coach Bridget Bruggeman. “Then at the beginning of the second set she hurt her ankle and had to leave the match.
    “I think we lost a little confidence after that.”
    Bruggeman didn’t know yet the severity of Hemmings’ injury or how long she will be sidelined.

  • Commodores spike Orleans

    ORLEANS—Jordan Sprinkle made 10 kills and Hannah Harpenau and Sydney Goffinet each added seven as Perry Central beat Orleans 25-8, 25-19, 25-12 in PLAC volleyball Thursday.
    Sprinkle went 16 for 20 hitting, Goffinet 13 for 13, and Harpenau 13 for 14 as the Commodores accurately placed their hits.
    Grace James aided the hitters with 28 assists.
    Hannah Edwards served five aces, Madeline Hubert four, and James three. Hubert went 10 for 10 serving.

  • Marksmen outspike Southridge for...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Kassidie Hayes made eight kills and three blocks and served two aces as Tell City beat Southridge 25-16, 25-21, 25-17 in PAC volleyball Thursday.
    Logan Flannagan added seven kills and Emma Kohnert made three kills and four blocks as Tell City dominated front-row play.
    Natalie Peter had 15 assists to aid the hitters. She also served 13 points, including two aces.
    Hayes and Kassie Bryant each also served two aces.

  • Corydon nips Commodores

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Corydon put together an 85-yard touchdown drive in the last 10 minutes to edge Perry Central 8-7 in season-opening football Friday.
    Perry Central played strong defense throughout. But eight fumbles—three of which it lost—and an interception hamstrung its offense.
    Corydon fumbled five times and had two passes intercepted in the defensive battle.