Today's Sports

  • Tell City victory would not be...

    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—The last week of the regular season in IHSAA football probably produces the most upsets, as the sectional drawings are out and the favored teams sometimes get caught looking ahead to the sectional.
    Tell City has upset Forest Park twice in the last three years on that night. But in this Friday’s 7 p.m. matchup the shoe could be on the other foot, as 3-5 Tell City is favored against the 1-7 host Rangers.

  • Containing Mitchell’s runners...

    Sports Editor

    MITCHELL—Containing Mitchell’s running game could help Perry Central tie for the PLAC football title.
    The two will meet Friday at 7 p.m. and a win by the Commodores will allow them to share the PLAC title with Paoli.
    Mitchell, a pass-happy team a few years ago, has turned into “pretty much a running team” under second-year coach John Edge, said Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson.

  • Perry Central boys, girls win...

    Sports Editor

    JASPER—Perry Central swept the team titles and came close to taking the individual titles as well in the boys and girls cross country sectionals Tuesday.
    The Commodore boys scored 34 points—just three off their best score ever—as they won the Jasper sectional for a record seventh year in a row.
    Forest Park was second with 64 points and Tell City third with 73 to also qualify for the regional, an honor that went to the top five teams in the eight-team field.

  • Theis, Perry Central girls...

    PAOLI—Perry Central took the top three places and five of the top nine to win the PLAC junior high girls cross country meet Thursday.

  • Rebels hold off Cannelton

    ELIZABETH—Cannelton made more kills than usual but lost to South Central 24-26, 25-20, 25-20, 25-23 in volleyball Thursday.
    “We came off the bus not really ready to play after the long drive,” said Cannelton Coach Felicia Myers.
    “We were very sluggish and slow to get started each game, and by the time we got started it was almost too late.
    “We did set the ball up probably more than we have any game this year, though. We had 80 spikes and 36 free balls.”

  • Tell City defeats Paoli in four...

    TELL CITY—McKenzie Hayes made 27 kills, four blocks, seven digs, and five ace serves as Tell City beat Paoli 25-22, 23-25, 25-15, 25-17 in volleyball Thursday.
    Logan Flannagan added 11 kills and three blocks for the Marksmen. Kassidie Hayes added five kills and three blocks and Charissa Lahee made three kills.
    Lahee also had 33 assists.
    Stori Beard made 15 digs, Cassie Bryant 13, Taylor Benningfield and Lahee 10 each, and  Hannah Schaefer six.

  • PC blocks Blackhawks to tie for...

    LEOPOLD—Sydney Goffinet made 15 kills and Perry Central made 19 blocks to beat Springs Valley 25-23, 16-25, 25-20, 25-15 in PLAC volleyball Thursday.
    The Commodores are thus in position to tie for the conference title if they can beat West Washington this Thursday. Currently Perry Central, Paoli and Springs Valley each has one loss in conference play.
    Strong blocking by nearly every frontliner helped Perry Central against Springs Valley. Ashley Gengelbach made six blocks, Jordan Sprinkle five, Grace James four, and Goffinet three.

  • Titans overpower Marksmen on line

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Dominating play on the line helped Gibson Southern defeat Tell City 30-6 in PAC football Friday.
    “They just whipped us up front,” said Tell City Coach Ryan George. “We didn’t block very well all night.
    “We’ve got to come off the ball and give our backs seams to run and we weren’t getting that done enough.
    “We weren’t attacking people defensively either.”

  • Perry Central holds off Springs...

    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s big plays were the difference in its 14-8 win over Springs Valley in Patoka Lake Athletic Conference football Friday.
    Springs Valley led 8-7 with 5:56 left in the game when the Commodores recovered a Springs Valley fumble on the Blackhawks’ 47-yard line.
    The Commodores’ next two plays netted them no yards. On third-and-10 Perry Central’s Austin LeClere rushed for 7 yards.

  • Theis places third in state meet

    TELL CITY—Jill Theis placed third to lead Perry Central to 11th in the small-school division of the Indiana middle school girls cross country state meet Saturday.
    Perry Central scored 337 points. Norwell won the 27-team meet with 129.
    Theis, an eighth grader, ran the 3-kilometer course in 11:35.9, 22 seconds faster than her 13th-place finish last year.
    Other Perry Central scorers were Macey Emmons, 77th in 13:03.3; Elizabeth Dauby, 100th in 13:19.4; Hannah Hubert, 102nd in 13:20.0; and Caylyn Peter, 111th in 13:34.8.