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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • 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.