Today's News

  • Tell City 0-5 in Saturday tourney

    EVANSVILLE—Dylan Froehlich went 5-0 but Tell City lost all five of its matches in a six-team wrestling round-robin Saturday.

    The Marksmen fell to North Posey 33-30, Castle 69-9, Reitz 71-4, Mount Vernon 48-33, and Evansville Central 41-31.

    Castle and Reitz are ranked in the top 10 in the state. “Reitz beat Mater Dei, which was ranked No. 2 last week, and Castle beat Reitz (in this tourney),” noted Tell City Coach Joe Litherland.

  • Southridge tops PC

    HUNTINGBURG—Perry Central contained Southridge star center Austin Rasche, but the forwards combined for 40 points as the Raiders won 75-56 in boys basketball Friday.

    Rasche, who had 20 points and 19 rebounds in last year’s game against the Commodores, was held to eight points.

    But Kyle Hagen scored 26 points, Broc Roesner 17, and Aaron Goeppner 14 for the Raiders.

    Forwards Goeppner and Hagen each made two inside baskets as the Raiders jumped to a 13-6 lead in the first six minutes.

  • Patriots edge PC late

    LEOPOLD—Strong defense and a deliberate offense almost enabled Perry Central to pull off a girls basketball upset Thursday, but Heritage Hills won 33-27.

    Heritage Hills, one of the quickest teams in southwestern Indiana, usually scores on a lot of fast breaks. But the Patriots got no fast-break layups Thursday, as Perry Central did a good job getting back on defense.

    Only one time did the Patriots get out in front on a break, and Commodore defender Lindsey Gengelbach knocked the ball out of bounds from behind.

  • Hot Bulldogs romp 66-26

    NEW HARMONY—Cannelton shot well, including making eight three-point baskets, to trounce New Harmony 66-26 in girls basketball Friday.

    Shooting percentages were not available, but Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett said he believed “that was the best we’ve shot all year.”

    Sarah Powers led Cannelton with 20 points, scoring all of them in the first half as the Bulldogs built a 38-18 lead.

    Nakaa Myers added 17 points, including four three-point baskets. Powers made three three-pointers.

  • Boonville shuts down Tell City

    BOONVILLE—Boonville outscored Tell City 35-16 in the first half en route to a 56-38 girls basketball victory over the Marksmen Thursday.

    “We didn’t shoot the ball very well at all,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons. “And our defense wasn’t nearly as good as I thought it would be.”

    The Marksmen played mostly man-to-man defense, with a little matchup zone at times.

  • Marksman girls outswim Gibson Southern, Tecumseh

    LYNNVILLE—Alyson Goffinet won two individual events to propel Tell City to victory in a girls triangular swim meet Thursday.

    Tell City scored 155 points, Gibson Southern 108, and Tecumseh 8.

    Goffinet won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:28.92 and the 500 free in 6:47.09.

    Chelsea Malone, Amanda Wagner, Erika Hauenstein and C.J. Fentress won all three relays for the Marksmen.

    They swam the 200 medley relay in 1:58.65, the 200 free relay in 1:47.36, and the 400 free relay in 3:57.99.

  • TC boys win 11 of 12 events

    LYNNVILLE—Tell City won all 11 events it entered to win a boys triangular swim meet Thursday.

    Tell City scored 113 points, Gibson Southern 110, and Tecumseh 50.

    Unlike track, it is possible to win every event in swimming and not win the meet because of the number of places scored in each event.

    And Tell City had no second places and only one third place in individual events, and had no entry in the 100-yard breaststroke.

    But Tecumseh was able to take just enough second and third places away from Gibson Southern to give Tell City the victory.

  • Board votes to close Tell City Junior High School

    TELL CITY - Seventh- and eighth-graders in the Tell City-Troy Township school district will report to the high school when the next academic year begins.

    School-board members voted Tuesday to close the city's junior-high building at the end of this year, ahead of a decision from the county council about funding for renovations to accommodate the shift. Sixth-graders will remain at William Tell Elementary School.

  • Jury acquits TC woman on battery charge

    TELL CITY - Heather Sandage covered her face in relief Saturday morning after a jury acquitted her of causing the 2005 death of 7-month-old Izaak Harney.

    The jury's verdict, reached in less than two hours, removed the Class A felony that had hung for nearly four years over Sandage, who was the child's baby-sitter.

    As she sat, Sandage's relatives and friends hugged one another and the woman's attorneys, Joseph and Nathan Verkamp.

    On the other side of the courtroom, stunned relatives of the child consoled one another while Harney's parents left the courtroom.

  • Lift-off from St. Croix