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Today's Sports

  • Patriots pull away from Perry...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central couldn’t sustain a hot late first half in the third quarter and lost to Heritage Hills 56-40 in boys basketball Friday.
    Cade Jones scored inside to put Heritage Hills up 29-18 with 1:28 left in the first half.
    But Ryan Hubert got hot to pull Perry Central within three points at halftime.
    Hubert made a four-point play as he hit a three-point shot from the corner while being knocked down and also hit the free throw.

  • Marksmen draw long route

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City was the only Perry County team to draw a long route to a boys basketball sectional title in pairings drawn by the IHSAA Sunday.
    In next week’s seven-team Class 2A sectional at Castle, Tell City will play Mater Dei in the first round Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
    Forest Park will face South Spencer after that at approximately 7:15 p.m.
    The winners of those two games will meet in the second semifinal game Friday, March 2, at 7:15 p.m.

  • Braves hold off Perry Central

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central was unable to stop Tecumseh’s fourth-quarter run and lost 62-52 in boys basketball Saturday.
    Perry Central trailed 49-44 with 4:03 left in the game.
    Tecumseh’s Josh Jagelewski and Steven Molinet then hit inside shots to start an 8-0 run for the Braves.
    Perry Central turned the ball over on its next two possessions, leading to a jumper by Carson White and a layup by Molinet.
    Luke Bishop ended the Tecumseh run with a jump shot with 2:05 left.

  • Hagan, Hartz, Wint join Tell...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Mike Hagan, Joe Hartz and the late Preston Wint were inducted into Tell City High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame in an emotional ceremony Friday.
    Tom Wint, speaking about his parents said, “I can guarantee Preston and Frankie are looking down from heaven with big smiles on their faces.

  • TC edges Vikings in three...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Key three-point plays by Trent Arnold and Braeden Beard lifted Tell City past North Posey 59-56 in triple overtime in PAC boys basketball Satur-day.
    Arnold hit a three-point shot from the top of the key to tie the score 45-45 with 1:09 left in the second overtime.
    “That was a huge play that was run for him,” said Tell City Coach Matt Lynch. “He’s getting his shooting stroke back.”

  • Marksmen place 6th in boys swim...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    JASPER—Drew Ettensohn broke a 24-year-old school record twice to lead Tell City to sixth place in a 12-team boys swimming sectional Saturday.
    Tell City scored 176 points. Heritage Hills won the sectional for the first time with 432 points, 22 more than runner-up Bedford North Lawrence.
    Ettensohn broke Davin Harpe’s school record in the 100-yard butterfly by swimming it in 55.50 seconds in the trials last Thursday.

  • Hot shooting Tell City tops...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Every Tell City starter hit at least 60 percent from the field and scored at least nine points as the Marksmen downed Boonville 61-51 in boys basketball Tuesday.
    The Marksmen outshot Boonville from the field 60.5 percent to 42.6 percent and hit 5 of 10 from three-point range compared with Boonville’s 6 of 16.

  • Tell City Cal Ripken League...

    TELL CITY – Registration is underway for the 2018 Tell City Cal Ripken League baseball season.
    Open registration will be held at Fifth Third Bank’s meeting room 5 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21.
    Parents may also mail in registration forms and fees for their children. Forms are available at the Perry County News office. Or they may register online at http://tellcitycalripkenleague.website.siplay.com/.
    The league’s age groups are 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12 based on players’ ages as of April 30, 2018.

  • Paoli outshoots Perry Central

    PAOLI—A late first-half run propelled Paoli past Perry Central 73-56 in PLAC boys basketball Friday.
    “We played pretty well,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “We were down just five points with a couple minutes left in the first half.
    “Then they made a run to push it to 13 at the half. They pressed us most of the game and we had a couple of turnovers that led to easy layups. And they had some kids that got hot and hit a couple of threes.”

  • Garrett scores 40 as Bulldogs...

    LAWRENCEBURG, Ky.—Rafe Garrett had 40 points, 17 rebounds and five assists as Cannelton beat Fox Creek Academy 83-68 in boys basketball Friday.
    Garrett, a 6-foot sophomore guard, hit 13 of 20 shots from the field and 14 of 17 free throws.
    He scored 23 points in the first half as the Bulldogs built a 49-38 halftime lead.