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  • 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.

  • Experienced Tell City expects to...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—After a couple of down years for them, Tell City’s cross country boys expect to rebound thanks to depth and experience.
    The Marksmen have 16 boys on the team, four more than last year. And they return their top four runners and five of their top seven.
    The top four, senior twins Caleb and Cameron Sherry and Brook Smith and junior Donovan Ingle, are in a close race for the team’s No. 1 spot, with only 15 to 20 seconds separating them in practice races, said Coach Chris Hollinden.

  • Extending PC’s streak may hinge...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central has won the Jasper boys cross country sectional a record seven consecutive years. Developing a strong fifth runner could help the Commodores extend that streak.
    Two of their top three runners from the last two years, senior Bryce Lain and junior Aaron Pierrard, return.
    Both have placed in the top five in the sectional the last two years and “in my opinion they should be one-two at the sectional” this year, said Perry Central Coach Jason Barnett.

  • Marksmen outspike Huskies

    EVANSVILLE—Kassidie Hayes had 12 kills, 13 assists and seven ace serves as Tell City defeated Evansville North 25-14, 25-20, 25-11 in a volleyball season opener Monday.
    “We served really well—we had 12 aces,” said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes. “We’ve been working on placing the ball a lot in practice.”
    Logan Flannagan made nine kills and Emma Kohnert six to back Kassidie Hayes in the hitting department.
    Kohnert, a freshman playing her first varsity match, “played really well,” said Dalonda Hayes.
    Natalie Peter had 15 assists to aid the hitters.

  • Can Commodores' quickness...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central football coach Greg Gibson said “overall team speed” is his team’s main strength. But whether an inexperienced line can open holes for the runners is a question mark.
    “We’re fairly quick,” said Gibson. “We have quick running backs and we’re quicker than we have been at receiver probably.
    “I think we’ll be as quick or quicker overall than most of the teams on our schedule.

  • PAC title realistic goal for...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City hasn’t won a football conference title since 1992. It may not do so this year, but it’s a reasonable goal for the first time in ages thanks to a combination of speed, size and experience.
    Asked the team’s main strength, third-year coach Ryan George said, “We’re hoping our offensive and defensive lines. They’re seniors who’ve played together a while.”
    He also said the team’s speed “should be really good. I think we’ll be as fast as any team we play overall.

  • 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.