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Today's Sports

  • Tell City goes cold in 2nd half

    LINCOLN CITY—Heritage Hills went on a 20-5 run to end the game as it beat Tell City 37-22 in PAC girls basketball Friday.
    After falling behind 11-1 in the first four minutes, Tell City switched to man-to-man defense and battled back to tie the Patriots 17-17 early in the third quarter.
    “Then we just went cold,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes. “We could not hit open shots again.
    “We didn’t practice Tuesday or Wednesday (because of icy roads). That doesn’t help when you’re not great shooters.”

  • Snow postpones more games

    PERRY COUNTY—Snow and icy roads continued to force postponement of some sports events involving Perry County teams Thursday and Friday.
    Tell City’s home boys basketball game with Pike Central, scheduled Friday, has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 1, with the JV game starting at 5:30 p.m.
    No new date has been decided yet for Tell City’s homecoming ceremonies and athletic hall of fame inductions, which were also scheduled Friday.

  • Rangers top Tell City in...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—An advantage in rebounds and turnovers helped Forest Park beat Tell City 36-23 in a PAC  girls basketball defensive battle Thursday.
    All the clichés about the shooting being as cold as the weather applied to this game, as Tell City hit just 25.0 percent from the field and 37.5 percent of its free throws.
    Forest Park hit only 30.8 percent from the field but hit a respectable 64.3 percent of its free throws.

  • Blackhawks beat Bulldogs from...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Hector Walker, Springs Valley’s athletic forward/center, didn’t beat Cannelton Friday. But the Blackhawks’ perimeter game did as they won 66-47 in boys basketball.
    Walker, the Blackhawks’ best player, was held to eight points on 4 for 9 field-goal shooting as the Bulldogs concentrated their defense inside.
    But the Blackhawks hit five three-pointers in the first quarter as they built a 28-22 lead.

  • Snow forces postponements again

    PERRY COUNTY--Another snowstorm hit southern Indiana this week, forcing postponement of all sports events involving Perry County teams Tuesday and Wednesday and some Monday, Thursday and Friday.

    Tell City's home boys basketball game with Pike Central, scheduled this Friday, has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 1, with the JV game starting at 5:30 p.m.

    No new date has been decided yet for Tell City's homecoming ceremonies and athletic hall of fame inductions, which were also scheduled Friday.

  • Wildcats shut down Marksmen

    MOUNT VERNON—Tell City committed turnovers on its first six possessions of a 55-19 girls basketball loss to Mount Vernon Saturday.
    It never really got better for the Marksmen, who finished with 26 turnovers, 29.6 percent field-goal shooting, and their lowest single-game point total in four years.
    Center Kassidie Hayes led Tell City with 10 points on 5 of 7 field-goal shooting. She also led with six rebounds and three blocks.
    She expanded her shooting range, hitting several shots from 12-15 feet in the elbow and wing areas.

  • Tell City gets first-round bye;...

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City Coach John Hayes was pleased with his team’s drawing Sunday for pairings in the Forest Park Class 2A girls basketball sectional.
    Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume was not as thrilled.
    The five-team sectional will open Tuesday with Perry Central taking on 15-7 tourney favorite North Posey at 6 p.m. (all times listed are Perry County times).
    The winner will play 11-9 Forest Park in the semifinals at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14.

  • 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.