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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Brown, Tell City run to opening...

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    MOUNT VERNON—Tell City rushed for 331 yards on 26 carries to blitz Mount Vernon 34-14 in season-opening football Friday.
    Elliott Brown rushed 17 times for 253 yards and four touchdowns. Reese Miller carried six times for 63 yards.
    Tell City started its opening possession at its 40-yard line after a 20-yard kickoff return. The Marksmen picked up 13 yards on two carries, and a 15-yard face-mask penalty against the Wildcats moved the ball to the Mount Vernon 32-yard line.

  • Marksmen shut out Pike Central

    PETERSBURG—Eli Reed scored a goal in the 67th minute of the game as Tell City beat Pike Central 1-0 in PAC boys soccer Tuesday.
    Reed scored on an assist from Grant Bolin.
    Pike Central lost despite making 23 shots on goal compared with Tell City’s seven.
    “We had some pretty good shots but we didn’t have a whole lot of them,” said Tell City Coach Austin Fischer. “They had a lot of shots but not very good ones.

  • Cannelton outserves Cloverport

    CLOVERPORT, Ky.—Mikah Hemmings and Nicole Harris each served 12 aces as Cannelton beat Cloverport 25-14, 25-11, 25-14 in volleyball Monday.
    “We had consistent serving,” said Cannelton Coach Bridget Bruggeman.
    Hemmings made seven kills, Makala Kellems six, and Jordyn Vogt two as the Bulldogs also hit the ball well.
    No one kept track of assists, but setting “is one thing we have to work on,” said Bruggeman.
    On the positive side, “for our first game I was very impressed with how we communicated in switching,” she said.

  • More depth means TC girls could...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—More depth and tighter grouping between the first and fifth runners could help Tell City’s girls cross country team move up this year.
    There are 12 girls on the team, the most in several years.
    The team’s two seniors have not competed for two years but one of them, Tori Payne, “is running awesome,” said Tell City Coach Katie Weyer.
    She said “it’s a tossup” between Payne and Hailey Carman, last year’s No. 1 runner, as to who is No. 1 on the team now.

  • Fifth runner key to PC girls’...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—With six of its top seven runners returning from last year’s sectional champions and regional runners-up, Perry Central’s girls cross country team expects another strong season.
    Cathryn Peter, the team’s No. 1 runner the last four years and a three-time individual state qualifier, graduated to the University of Southern Indiana’s team.
    But talented freshman Jillian Theis, who placed third in the small-school division of the middle-school state meet last year, should help fill the void.