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Today's Sports

  • DeSpain finally receives credit...

    Kyle DeSpain, who will be inducted into Tell City High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame Friday, set impressive single-game records in two sports for the Marksmen.
    But one he did not know about until years later.
    In his junior season in a baseball game against New Albany April 28, 1995, DeSpain hit three home runs.
    I duly noted in the News’ account of that game that DeSpain had tied the school record set by Bobby Dixon against Vincennes May 25, 1985.

  • 3 Marksmen qualify for wrestling...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    NEWBURGH—Tell City’s David Teague, Aubrey Craig and Elliott Brown placed third in their weight classes at the Castle wrestling regional Saturday to qualify for the regional.
    Tell City finished seventh in the 10-team field with 80 points. Evansville Memorial won with 245.
    The top four finishers in each weight class qualified for the regional, which will also be held at Castle Saturday at 9 a.m.

  • Free throws give Perry Central...

    LEOPOLD—“I guess the main thing that sticks out is free-throw shooting,” Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume said after his team’s 62-52 PLAC girls basketball win over Mitchell Saturday.
    In a game in which 53 fouls were called, each team shot more than 30 free throws.
    Perry Central took advantage of them, hitting 77.1 percent to Mitchell’s 51.6 percent.
    Morgan Richardson led Perry Central with 15 points on 5 of 11 field-goal shooting and 4 of 5 free throws.

  • Hornets nip Bulldogs

    By PHILLIP BALL
    Sports Correspondent

    CANNELTON—Cannelton struggled from the field and free-throw line in a 44-40 boys basketball loss to Medora Saturday.
    The Bulldogs hit just 17 of 60 from the field for 28.3 percent and 3 of 8 free throws for 37.5 percent.
    Cannelton got off to a strong start, hitting 3 of its first 4 shots from the field to take a 7-0 lead.
    The Hornets battled back, though, behind three-three-point baskets from Kirk Stewart, to cut the lead to 13-11 by the end of the first quarter.

  • Tell City dominates overtime to...

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    FRENCH LICK—Tell City blew the game open in overtime to beat Springs Valley 66-59 in boys basketball Saturday.
    Springs Valley had an opportunity to win it with 7 seconds left in regulation but Blake Robling missed the front end of a bonus free-throw situation. Until that miss the Blackhawks had made all six of their free throws.

  • PC overtakes Eagles in 2nd half

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LANESVILLE—Better defense in the second half and driving more helped Perry Central overtake Lanesville 63-56 in boys basketball Saturday.
    Lanesville went on an 11-4 run late in the second quarter to build a seven-point lead, which it still held at halftime.
    “We started the game really well at both ends of the floor,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “Then we just had a little lapse there.

  • Trojan girls roll past Bulldogs

    OAKLAND CITY—Cannelton hit only 2 of 16 shots from the field in an 87-19 girls basketball loss to Wood Memorial Friday.
    The Trojans hit 55.4 percent (36 of 65) from the field and outrebounded the Bulldogs 24-6.
    “That’s probably one of the better teams I’ve seen for a while,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “They play man-to-man defense and really get after you.
    “They also used some diamond press and man-to-man pressure.
    “They’d sub in five girls at a time and lose nothing when they sub.”

  • Chinn got TC girls cross country...

    Like the others who will be inducted into Tell City High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame Friday, Katie Chinn accomplished things that no one else in school history and few in southern Indiana have.
    But she did it with a team that was still in its infancy.
    In 1999 she became only the fourth girl to win two events in one track sectional, but that team had been in existence more than 25 years.
    It was in girls cross country that she helped a third-year team become one of the best in southern Indiana in just its third year of existence.

  • Trojans zap Cannelton

    OAKLAND CITY—Wood Memorial hit five three-pointers as it jumped to a 21-0 lead en route to beating Cannelton 81-42 in boys basketball Friday.
    Cannelton opened the game in a 2-3 zone defense, but the Trojans found open perimeter shooters on the wings, in the corners, and at the top of the key.
    Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett said the Trojans did not shoot that well in games he saw on tape, “but defensive pressure was there. We didn’t get there.
    “We’re lazy in our zone, so we went back to man-to-man in the second half.

  • Taller Ohio County too much for...

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    HARTFORD, Ky.—Tell City hit only 35.8 percent from the floor in a 77-52 boys basketball loss to Ohio County Friday night.
    The Marksmen kept is close in the first quarter as Gant Miller and Drew Mowery made three-point baskets to tie the score at 6-6.
    But Ohio County then used its height to its advantage, going inside to 6-foot-5 B.J. Morse and outside to 6-6 freshman Trace Young.
    Young scored 10 of his 22 points in the first quarter from inside the key to within 6 feet of the goal.