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Today's News

  • Tell City places 2nd in 13-team sectional

    JASPER—Tell City won four events and placed second in five to finish second in the 13-team girls swimming sectional Saturday.

    No other team won more than two of the 12 events. But Jasper used its depth to beat Tell City for the title 286-247.

    Only first-place finishers were guaranteed to advance to this weekend’s state meet.

  • Commodores block South Spencer late

    LEOPOLD—Ian Hahus blocked Mac Webb’s shot at the buzzer to preserve Perry Central’s 61-60 boys basketball win over South Spencer Saturday.

    “We went to a full-court, man-to-man defense and pressured them into a tough shot,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “It came up short. Ian knew (South Spencer) had a second to catch and shoot and he timed his jump.”

    South Spencer’s Tristan Brown, hobbling on an injured ankle, made a three-point shot from the volleyball spiking line to tie the game 57-57 with 1:35 left.

  • Tell City falls in OT

    FORT BRANCH—Gibson Southern hit 60.5 percent from the field to beat Tell City 61-58 in overtime in PAC boys basketball Saturday.

    The Titans scored all 20 of their two-point field goals on layups—some on drives, some on backdoor cuts, two on offensive rebounds, and one on a fast break off a Tell City turnover.

    When Tell City played a zone defense, the Titans would make several passes to try to spread the zone out and then attack the middle with a pass or drive.

    Against man-to-man defense, they often made successful backdoor cuts.

  • Hornets sting Bulldogs

    CANNELTON—Cannelton could not overcome a hot start by Hancock County as the Bulldogs lost 97-71 in boys basketball Saturday.

    Trailing 3-2 just over two minutes into the game, the Hornets found their shooting touch. They made nine three-pointers in the next eight minutes, outscoring the Bulldogs 38-14.

    The Hornets shot 52.9 percent for the half, including 9 of 15 from three-point range, to build a 49-23 halftime lead.

    Mark Harris hit five three-pointers in the first-half and Nolan Braun made three.

  • Froehlich regional champ

    NEWBURGH—Tell City senior Dylan Froehlich remained undefeated as he won the 215-pound title in the Castle wrestling regional Saturday.

    Teammate A.J. Flynn placed fourth in the 130-pound weight class to also qualify for the semistate.

    Froehlich beat Jordan Adams of Evansville Memorial 2-0 in the championship match to raise his season record to 42-0.

    He scored the only points in that match on a reversal in the second period.

    He pinned Jesse Hohl of Evansville Central in 0:49 and decisioned Justin Van Winkle of Mater Dei 6-0 to advance to the finals.

  • Missed free throws cost Bulldogs

    CANNELTON—Cannelton missed 16 of 37 free throws in a 69-57 girls basketball loss to Hancock County Saturday.

    Cannelton outshot the Hornets from the field 45.7 percent to 39.7 percent.

    “We played man-to-man defense pretty well against them,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “We played better man-to-man than we did zone—we were helping and rotating a little on the weak side.”

    The Hornets jumped to a 13-0 lead in the opening minutes against Cannelton’s zone.

  • Snow forces more postponements

    More snow hit Perry County Saturday, Monday and Tuesday, forcing more postponements of area sports events.

    The first-round games of the Tell City girls basketball sectional were postponed from Tuesday to Wednesday.

    Perry Central’s freshman basketball game at Paoli was postponed Monday and has been rescheduled for Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

    The semifinals and finals of the eighth grade boys PAC basketball tourney at Pike Central, in which Tell City was scheduled to participate, were called off Saturday for the second week in a row.

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  • Breaking News County offices closed Tuesday

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County's courthouse, courthouse annex and prosecutor's office are closed at the request of County Commissioner Bill Amos.

  • Tax-delinquent properties may go to certificate sales

    TELL CITY - Properties that don't sell through county tax sales could become more-economical buys if Perry County commissioners finalize their approval of a certificate-sale process.

    Glen Luedtke, client-services director for SRI Inc., explained in a regular commissioners meeting Feb. 1 legislation adopted three years ago could help the commissioners get tax-delinquent properties back onto tax rolls. Property owners are given another 120 days to retain their properties, but if they can't, the county can dispose of tracts without having to take ownership of them, he said.