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Today's News

  • Near misses this year could propel TC or PC to title next year

    Tell City and Perry Central came extremely close to knocking off the top two teams in their Class 2A basketball sectional last week.

    Besides giving their fans two of the most exciting games in that sectional in years, they may have also given themselves confidence that they can play with big, bad Forest Park and Mater Dei.

    Tell City and Perry Central have never beaten Mater Dei in the boys sectional.

    Perry Central has also never beaten Forest Park in the sectional in the 12 years since the class format started. And Tell City last did so in 2000.

  • Malone wins in divisional meet

    COLUMBUS—Chelsea Malone of the Tell City Swim Club won one event in the Southern Indiana divisional swim championships Sunday.

    She took the 100-yard backstroke in 1:02.58. She placed second in the 100 freestyle in 56.68 seconds.

    Amanda Wagner placed seventh in the 200 individual medley in 2:32.85 and 10th in the 100 free in 59.54.

    Erika Hauenstein placed fourth in the 200 IM in 2:26.97, ninth in the 100 backstroke in 1:06.65, and 12th in the 100 Freestyle in 1:00.45.

    Those were the only three Tell City swimmers to compete in the divisional meet.

  • Goffinet invited to top 60 workout

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City guard Lauren Goffinet has been invited to Hoosier Basketball Magazine’s workout for the top 60 senior girls players in the state.

    She will participate in the first of two sessions, which is for girls from the northern and southern parts of the state, at Marian College Sunday at noon, Perry County time.

    Goffinet averaged 20.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.3 steals and 1.6 assists per game this season.

    She hit 46.0 percent from the field, including 37.0 percent from three-point range, and 77.4 percent of her free throws.

  • Seven Tell City wrestlers earn medals in state meet

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tretter Lyons placed third in his weight class to lead boys from the Tell City Wrestling Club in the ISWA peewee-novice folkstyle state finals last weekend.

    Jayden Casebolt actually earned Tell City’s highest finish. Separate girls divisions were added this year, and she placed second among two girls in the peewee 45-pound weight class.

    She was the only Tell City girl competing in the state meet.

    Lyons scored three pins as he placed third among eight in the boys bantam 75 division.

  • Tell City splits two matches

    TELL CITY—Tell City scored six pins to beat Heritage Hills 54-52 in junior high wrestling last Thursday.

    Mason Waninger, Travis Brinksneader, Grant Bolin, Justin Alvarez, J.R. Kieser and Spenser Beard earned the pins for the Archers.

    Tell City lost a road match to Castle 69-28 Tuesday.

    “We started out strong with our lower weights,” said Tell City Coach Mark Thomas. “But our middle and upper weights for the most part were outclassed and dominated by Castle’s wrestlers.

  • Tell City 2-3 in tourney Saturday

    EVANSVILLE—James Payne went 5-0 to lead Tell City to a 2-3 record in a round-robin junior high wrestling tourney at Memorial Saturday.

    Tell City beat Harrison 58-40 and Princeton 52-47 but lost to Memorial 75-25, Reitz 65-30, and Southridge 54-51.

    Payne, competing in the heavyweight weight class, scored the maximum six team points in each of his matches as he pinned two opponents and won three times by forfeit.

    Grant Bolin had the next best record on the team, going 4-1 in the 95-pound weight class. He also pinned two opponents.

  • Percussionists offer free performance Friday

    Everyone is welcome when the Tell City Marching Percussion Ensemble performs for the public 5:45 p.m. Friday in the Tell City High School girls (auxiliary) gym.

    Enter from student parking lot.

    "Come and wish them good luck," Band Booster Patty Hawkins urged, "as they prepare for state preliminaries in Indianapolis Saturday."

  • Mater Dei nips Tell City in 2 overtimes

    BOONVILLE—It took two overtimes, but Mater Dei’s strong rebounding and inside game eventually prevailed over Tell City 79-78 in the Class 2A boys basketball sectional semifinals Friday.

    Neither team shot well from the field, with Tell City hitting 31.9 percent and Mater Dei 36.4 percent.

    “Obviously it was a very physical basketball game,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes. “There weren’t very many clean shots to be had tonight.”

  • Cannelton goes cold in loss to Tecumseh

    LYNNVILLE—Cold shooting by Cannelton in the second half helped Tecumseh defeat the Bulldogs 66-38 in the boys Class A basketball sectional semifinals Friday.

    The Bulldogs scored only 10 points in the third quarter while Tecumseh added 15 to the board.

    That allowed the Braves to expand their lead to 18 points by the end of the quarter.

    “I thought defensively, we played well in the first half,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett. “We just didn’t do what we need to do offensively in the second half to stay with them.”

  • Tell City wins two matches

    TELL CITY—Tell City won six of 10 matches actually wrestled to beat South Spencer 61-30 in junior high wrestling Tuesday.

    The Pocket Athletic Conference has 20 weight classes in junior high wrestling, which is too many for most schools to fill.

    Tell City won five matches by forfeit, South Spencer won two by forfeit, and three weight classes were double forfeits.

    Four of Tell City’s wins on the mat came by pins. J.R. Kieser, Spenser Beard, C.J. Rowe and James Payne earned the pins.