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Today's Sports

  • Three Tell City wrestlers take...

    EVANSVILLE—Three Tell City Wrestling Club members won titles as the club hosted its 14th annual Tell City Folkstyle Open at the Ford Center Feb. 12.

  • PSC Holiday Classic will be 2-...

    Each team will still be guaranteed three games, but the PSC Holiday Classic boys basketball tourney will be completed in two days next winter.
    North Harrison, an original member of the tourney that has been absent several years, will return to it next season, taking the spot that Indiana Math & Science Academy filled this year after Forest Park withdrew from the tourney last spring.

  • James selected PC’s new...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central will have a new head volleyball coach next fall, but there will still be some continuity for the team.
    Melissa James, who was an assistant coach to retiring Becky Genet the last 19 years, was selected the new head coach by the school board last Monday.
    James said she sought the position because “I coached with Mrs. Genet a long time, I just love the sport of volleyball, and I didn’t feel ready to give it up.”

  • Paoli’s quickness rips Perry...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Paoli’s quickness and offensive rebounding proved too much for Perry Central as the Rams won 74-42 in PLAC boys basketball Friday.
    The Rams grabbed 20 offensive rebounds and outrebounded Perry Central 44-29 overall.
    “We didn’t block out all night and they’re quick to the ball and they’re athletic,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “If we got in a jumping contest, they won most of them.”

  • Patriots edge Tell City

    By ZANE CLODFELTER
    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    LINCOLN CITY—Playing with PAC title implications, Tell City had difficulties against Heritage Hills’ zone defense, which led to a Patriots’ 41-40 win in boys basketball Friday.
    Heritage Hills led 11-7 at the end of the first quarter and 21-12 late in the second quarter, and Tell City Coach Matt Lynch couldn’t understand why his team was sluggish.

  • Hammack 2nd in state middle...

    NEW CASTLE—William Tell Elementary sixth grader Coy Hammack placed second among 37 wrestlers in the 75-pound weight class at the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association’s Middle School State Championships Sunday.

  • Duncan hired as PC’s head girls...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Saying she wanted to continue the winning tradition of her mentor, Michelle Duncan was hired Monday to succeed Becky Genet as Perry Central’s head girls track coach.

  • Teague falls to eventual champion

    EVANSVILLE—Dawson Combest of Columbus East defeated Tell City’s David Teague 9-1 in a 132-pound first-round semistate wrestling match Saturday.
    Teague thus ended his senior season with a 23-9 record.
    Combest went on to win the semistate, beating Donald Campbell of Ben Davis in the finals.
    Brownsburg won the team title with 148.5 points.
    Fifty-four teams were represented by at least one wrestler at the semistate, which was held at the Ford Center.

  • Kohnert, Hayes make All-PAC

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Tell City’s Emma Kohnert and Kammie Jo Hayes were named to the All-PAC girls basketball team in voting by conference coaches Monday.
    Tell City guard Katie Goffinet received honorable mention, so all three players Tell City Coach John Hayes nominated received some recognition.
    He said the voting went “better than I expected.”

  • Hornets sting Bulldogs

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    HAWESVILLE, Ky.—Hancock County used its athleticism and depth to beat Cannelton 63-31 in boys basketball Tuesday.
    The Hornets forced 25 Cannelton turnovers - 16 in the first half, even though they pressed in only the first four minutes - and scored eight layups or dunks directly off them. Center Kane Logsdon made two dunks.
    They also scored well inside in their half-court offense.
    And when Cannelton tried to collapse its defense inside, the Hornets hit open three-point shots.