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Today's Sports

  • Perry Central’s aces sink...

    By LARRY GOFFINET Sports Editor CANNELTON—Grace James served 29 points, including nine aces, as Perry Central beat Cannelton 25-4, 25-6, 25-2 in volleyball Tuesday.

  • James receives JVA national award

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central junior Grace James is one of seven winners of the Junior Volleyball Association’s 2013 National AthLeader awards.
    James was a setter for the Kiva 16 Red club team based in Louisville, Ky., that finished ninth in the 90-team open division at the AAU national tourney in Orlando, Fla., in June.
    The award recognized “the Top JVA student athletes for academic success and leadership displayed through extracurricular activities and community service,” according to the JVA.

  • TC golf team starting over

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Rebuilding may not be a strong enough term for what Tell City is doing in girls golf this season, as the Marksmen are basically building a team from scratch.
    They started last season with four girls, the minimum required for a team score, but canceled the rest of the season after only one match because only two girls remained on the team.
    Only one of those two, Jenny Hess, returns this year. But new coach Amber Thomas has seven girls on the team.

  • Veteran TC tennis team expects...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City returns most of the players from its best boys tennis team in years but graduated its No. 1 singles player.
    It wasn’t just any No. 1 singles player either. Anjan Kashyab made all-conference four years (no other Marksman boy has done it more than twice) and earned a scholarship to play for Murray State University.

  • Cannelton working on basic...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Cannelton returns four of its seven players from last year’s 2-17 volleyball team but still has an inexperienced squad.
    There are 10 girls on the team, including two seniors and two juniors. But one senior and one junior have not played high school volleyball before. The other senior and other junior have played only one year.
    Add two sophomores and four freshmen and the team’s lack of experience is apparent.

  • PC shooting for PLAC title

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central returns all but one starter from last year’s 24-7 volleyball team, so the Commodores are optimistic about competing for another PLAC title.
    Ashley Gengelbach, who led the team in blocks and made All-PLAC the last two years, graduated. But three all-conference players return: seniors Hannah Harpenau and Sydney Goffinet and junior setter Grace James.

  • Young Tell City still aiming for...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes thinks her volleyball team can contend for a third consecutive PAC title despite returning only three players who saw much varsity action last year.
    Graduated are last year’s two varsity setters and the team’s leading hitter, McKenzie Hayes, who was among the state’s leaders in kills the last three years and now plays for the University of Memphis.
    But Logan Flannagan, who was second on the team in kills with 196 last year, returns.

  • All ages compete in ‘family’...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—As players gathered for the TNT Amusement Co. dart league’s postseason banquet and cricket tourneys Friday, Norma Smith said, “It’s like a family in here.”
    For some, such as Smith, that statement really rings true, as she has three daughters, a son and son-in-law also playing in the league (one of her daughters has an appropriate name for a league participant: Sue Dartt).
    But Smith was referring mostly to the fact “the people are friendly.”

  • Cannelton fall schedules

    Varsity Volleyball
    August
    19 Cloverport Fraize HS T 5:00
    20 Perry Central H 6:00
    22 Lanesville T 5:30
    29 Orleans T 5:30
    September
    5 Wood Memorial T 6:00
    7 Orleans Tourney T TBA
    9 Cloverport Fraize HS H 5:00
    12 Hancock County T 5:30
    14 Rock Creek Tourney T 9:00
    20 Rock Creek Academy T 5:00
    24 Tell City T 6:30
    October
    1 Tecumseh Jr./Sr. HS T 6:00
    3 Crawford County T 5:30
    8 South Spencer H 6:00
    10 South Central H 5:30
    12 Shoals T 12:00
    15 Hancock County H 5:30
    18 Rock Creek Academy H 5:30
    26 Sectional Wood Memorial TBA
    Junior High Volleyball
    September

  • Ferdinand athletes sweep fitness...

    TELL CITY—Ferdinand athletes dominated the first Schweizer Fest Fitness Games three-day competition hosted by New Directions Fitness Center last weekend.
    Jeff Durlauf of Ferdinand won the men’s competition and Karri Meyer of Ferdinand took the women’s title.
    The top three women and the top four men all train at the SIC Fitness gym.
    Tell City High School athlete Mariah Blake, who trains at New Directions, came close to earning one of the three women’s awards. Had she finished just one place higher in the final event, she would have been third.