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Today's News

  • Writers got baseball award winners correct

    Like most fans, I don’t always agree with whom the Baseball Writers of America Association picks for the Major Leagues’ Most Valuable Player Awards and whom the managers and coaches pick for the Gold Glove awards.
    But this year I think they made all the right choices, despite some self-proclaimed baseball sabermetricians’ complaining loudly that Los Angeles Angels rookie center fielder Mike Trout was robbed for both awards.

  • Wilkerson chosen to succeed Wahl as Tell City’s baseball coach

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—One Heritage Hills graduate did a good job as Tell City’s baseball coach, so another one has been hired to replace him.
    Jason Wilkerson, 38, was hired as the Marksmen’s new baseball coach Nov. 12. He succeeds Mark Wahl, who resigned in June to become William Tell Elementary’s assistant principal.

  • Marksmen fall after hot start

    TELL CITY—Tell City won its first four matches but lost the last 10 in a 57-24 season-opening wrestling loss to Boonville Tuesday.
    The Marksmen earned the maximum six points in each of their victories, winning three by pins and one by forfeit.
    “We’re just awfully young and it really showed,” said Tell City Coach Joe Litherland. “We were just physically outmatched in the middle and upper weights.”
    The meet started with the heavyweight match, where Cody Osborne pinned Denver Krueger in 30 seconds.

  • Tell City boys team nearly triples in size

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys swim team is still young and inexperienced but has nearly three times as many members as last year.
    The Marksmen had only five boys on their team last year and only four competed in the sectional.
    Those five—Trent Harding, Brandon Mundy, Luke Thomas, Aaron Vincent and Clayton Mogan—return as does senior Hunter Sandage, who lettered two years ago but did not swim last year.
    The only other senior on the team, Will Roberts, is a first-year swimmer.

  • Tell City edges Reitz

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Hannah Schaefer and McKenzie Hayes made some key steals to help force overtime as Tell City beat Reitz 45-40 in girls basketball Tuesday.
    The Marksmen built a 10-point lead midway through the second quarter but fell behind 29-26 after a lethargic third quarter in which they hit only 2 of 10 shots from the field and got outrebounded by the shorter Reitz team 7-5.
    The Marksmen fell behind 37-32 when Reitz forward Kiersten Wytovak scored inside with 3:13 left in regulation.

  • Commodores boast quickness, depth

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s boys basketball team had excellent quickness and good depth last year, but has even more of both this year.
    Last year’s 17-6 Commodores used eight players regularly and that is how many saw action in their two sectional games.

  • Bulldogs nip Trojans in season’s first game

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Cannel-ton used a strong pressing defense to rally from seven points down with 6 1/2 minutes left in regulation and beat Wood Memorial 67-64 in overtime in boys basketball Wednesday.
    Wood Memorial committed 31 turnovers, including 10 in the fourth quarter and four in overtime.
    Brandon Cook made a steal and a layup with four minutes left in regulation to pull Cannelton within three points of the Trojans, 52-49.
    He hit 3 of 4 free throws in the next 1 1/2 minutes to tie the score.

  • Turnovers hurt Commodores in loss

    DUBOIS—Perry Central committed 19 turnovers in a season-opening 34-27 freshman basketball loss to Northeast Dubois Monday.
    The Commodores led until the final four minutes. Then “we just kept turning the ball over and not getting good shots,” said Perry Central Coach Bob Linne.
    “Defensively we didn’t stop the ball,” he added. “They beat us to the basket on drives way too often, and they were not quicker than us.”
    Trey Mullis had 11 points and six rebounds to lead Perry Central.

  • Marksmen hold off Chargers at FT line

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Logan Flannagan’s clutch free-throw shooting down the stretch helped Tell City hold off Pike Central 44-34 in PAC girls basketball Saturday.
    Tell City led by just one point, 32-31, when Pike Central’s Olivia Leighty went to the line for two free throws with 3:21 left.
    She missed both shots and Flannagan was fouled on a driving shot nine seconds later.
    Flannagan hit both her free throws to increase the Marksmen’s lead to three.

  • New Tell City coach seeks improvement

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City graduated only one starter from last year’s 5-17 boys basketball team, but he led the Marksmen in points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocked shots and field-goal percentage.
    And the returnees are playing for their third coach in three years. So Coach Brent Owen figures it will take a while for the team to reach its peak.
    “I just hope we can be competitive when January comes around—that’s what we’re shooting for,” Owen said Sunday.