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Today's News

  • Tell City passes Mater Dei late

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    EVANSVILLE—Tell City scored the game’s last seven points to beat Mater Dei 32-30 in boys basketball Friday.
    The Marksmen’s Braeden Beard was fouled on a two-point field goal with 2:55 left in the game. He also made the free throw to complete the three-point play, cutting Mater Dei’s lead to two, 30-28.
    The Wildcats missed their next shot and Ty Smith grabbed the rebound for Tell City.

  • PC holds off Orleans 57-51

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    ORLEANS—Perry Central hit 50.0 percent from the field and held off a late run by Orleans to beat the Bulldogs 57-51 in PLAC boys basketball Friday.
    The Commodores hit 8 of 15 from three-point range and had probably their best mix of perimeter shots, driving baskets and free throws this season.
    “When we take good shots, we’re not a bad shooting team,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter.

  • K of C free-throw winners

    Girls winners in the Tell City Knights of Columbus’ Perry County free-throw shooting contest Sunday were (front row, from left) Regan Borden, age 9; Josie Bough, age 10; Trista Van Hoosier, 11; Alysia Hurtado, 12; Bree Noland, 13; and Ava Hilgenhold, 14. Boys winners were (back row, from left) Alden Marion, age 9; Ethan Ball, age 10; Corbin Haughee, 11, R.J. Jones, 12; Kaden Chestnut, 13; and Tyler Rockwell, 14. They will compete in the District 34 competition against the Ferdinand winners 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, at Tell City Junior-Senior High School.

  • Perry Central wins own 8th grade tourney

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central cut its turnovers and improved its shooting to beat Tecumseh 44-40 to win its own eighth grade boys basketball tourney Saturday.

  • Perry Central, Tell City may get easier route in sectional

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    INDIANAPOLIS—An unfortunate break for North Posey may give Perry Central and Tell City’s girls basketball teams a better chance in their sectional.
    Girls sectional pairings were drawn by the IHSAA Sunday and Perry Central will face North Posey in the first round of the Class 2A Forest Park sectional 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31 (all times listed are Perry County times).

  • Cannelton falls twice on road

    ORLEANS—Cannelton hit 52.0 percent from the field but lost to Orleans 62-36 in girls basketball Monday.
    “We shot real well but we only got off 25 shots,” noted Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.
    That was largely due to the Bulldogs’ committing 23 turnovers. And they got outrebounded 20-10.
    There weren’t a lot of rebounds for either team, as Orleans also shot well from the field - including 22 of 37 from two-point range.
    Lillie Daugherty was 5 for 5 from the field and led 6-12 Orleans with 13 points.

  • Two local teams have winning records this season

    Among the nine winter varsity teams in Perry County, two have winning records as we head into the second half of the season for boys basketball and the home stretch for all other sports.
    Those two are Tell City’s boys basketball team and boys swim team, which might surprise a lot of people.
    Knowledgeable fans knew that Tell City’s boys basketball team has talent, but many may not have expected it to mature this quickly considering there are no upperclassmen on the roster.

  • Hot Senators sink Commodores

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    CAMPBELLSBURG—Perry Central couldn’t stop West Washington’s hot shooting as the Commodores lost 59-48 in PLAC boys basketball Saturday.
    The Senators hit 75.0 percent from the field, making 18 of 24 two-point attempts and 3 of 4 from three-point range.
    The Commodores hit 34.6 percent from the field making 10 of 30 two-point attempts and 8 of 22 three-pointers.

  • Marksmen hold off South Spencer

    By ZANE CLODFELTER
    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    REO – Clinging to a slim lead late, Tell City was in a familiar situation. And like the previous instances, the Marksmen were able to hold on for a win - this time at South Spencer 59-57 in PAC boys basketball Saturday.
    “In my mind, I was saying, ‘Here we go again, but hopefully we can stop it,’” Tell City Coach Matt Lynch said. “Good thing is we never gave up the lead and it’s our first true road win of the season.”

  • Free throws help Tell City edge Perry Central

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—The main difference in the game was free throws, so it was apropos that Katie Goffinet scored the winning points at the line as Tell City edged Perry Central 39-37 in girls basketball Monday.
    Perry Central’s Catie Hauser hit 1 of 2 free throws to tie the game 37-37 with 27.3 seconds left.
    Tell City missed its next shot but got the ball back on the possession arrow on a jump-ball situation with six seconds left.