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Today's News

  • City eyeing grant for floodwall certification

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Unlike letters to Santa, a grant application to the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs won’t be answered in time for Christmas, but Tell City leaders hope the new year brings news of an award to help obtain certification of its floodwall.

  • Tell City boys sixth at Jasper

    JASPER—Taylor Maddle placed third in diving to lead Tell City to sixth place in a seven-team boy swimming invitational Saturday.
    The Marksmen scored 91 points. Bloomington North won with 416.
    Maddle scoerd 327.65 points in diving, just 14.5 fewer than second-place Heath Hanselman of Jasper.
    Maddle “dove really well for only being on the board twice last week,” said Tell City Coach Lew Anderson. “He and the Jasper kid, who got second, were going back and forth all meet.”

  • Marksmen 3-6 at Harrison

    EVANSVILLE—Ryan Henrickson went 8-1 but Tell City won only three of nine matches in Harrison’s round-robin wrestling tourney Friday and Saturday.
    Tell City avenged two earlier defeats, beating South Spencer 51-30 and Harrison 41-40. The Marksmen also beat Forest Park 45-24.
    Tell City and Harrison tied 40-40 at the end of their match but Tell City got the win on the seventh tie-breaking criterion, which is most first points scored.
    The Marksmen lost to Reitz, Southridge, Louisville Trinity, Heritage Hills, Evansville Memorial and Union County.

  • Eagles blitz Cannelton

    By PHILLIP BALL
    Sports Correspondent

    AUSTIN—Poor rebounding and poor defense doomed Cannelton in an 84-44 boys basketball loss to Austin Tuesday.
    The Eagles outrebounded Cannelton 53-25 for the game, including grabbing 19 offensive rebounds.
    “Too many offensive rebounds. Rebounding abso-lutely killed us,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett. “Our kids are not checking out—they just stand and wait for the ball to come to them.”

  • Tell City second in Jasper invitational

    TELL CITY—Chelsea Malone and Amanda Wagner each won two relays and an individual event to lead Tell City to second place in the six-team Wildcat Invitational girls swim meet Saturday.
    Host Jasper won with 369 points. Tell City scored 304.
    Malone, Wagner, Erika Hauenstein and Charissa Lahee won the 200-yard medley relay in 1:58.70.
    Malone, Wagner, C.J. Fentress and Hauenstein won the 200 free relay in 1:46.43.
    Malone won the 50 free in 26.36 seconds and placed second in the 100 backstroke in 1:03.44.

  • Tell City goes 1-1 Saturday

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—McKenzie Hayes had 19 points, 17 rebounds, seven blocks, four steals and four assists as Tell City beat Heritage Hills 47-31 in the PSC Holiday Tip-Off girls basketball tourney Saturday night.
    Despite Hayes’ big game, she did not score in the first quarter (though she had two assists), when the Marksmen built a 14-7 lead.

  • Graves strong inside as PC beats Rebels

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s Ashley Graves was matched against another center listed at 6 feet tall Saturday night, but the only thing close was their height.
    Graves hit 8 of 9 field-goal attempts and had 17 points and 10 rebounds as the Commodores beat South Spencer 41-29 in the second round of the PSC Holiday Classic girls basketball tourney.
    She held South Spencer center Taylor Roach to no points (on 0 of 6 field-goal shooting) and three rebounds.

  • Defense lifts PC past Tell City to tourney title

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—With nearly everyone but center Ashley Graves in a shooting slump lately, Perry Central’s girls basketball team has had to rely on its defense and inside play.

  • Fire destroys home; robs family of Christmas gifts

    TOBINSPORT – A Perry County family was left homeless Saturday night after fire destroyed their home near Tobinsport.

    Rick and Patricia “Trish” Harris and three children escaped without injuries but the 9 p.m. fire destroyed nearly all of their belongings, including Christmas gifts purchased that day.

    “Just about all they had is gone,” said Amanda Huff, Rick Harris’ sister.

    The couple have four children, three of whom live in the home, 15-year-old Nate, Sierra, 14, and 11-year-old Amanda.

  • Young voices to rise in free concert Tuesday

    TELL CITY – Nearly 50 voices will rise from choral groups combined to form the Marksmen Chorale during a Christmas concert set to begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Tell City Junior-Senior High School.

    The junior-high chorus will open the show, followed by the high-school singers, then the Marksmen Chorale.

    The sixth-grade band will take the stage next, followed by the seventh- and eighth-grade band, then the high-school band.