Today's Sports

  • Trojans conquer Cannelton

    Sports Editor

    OAKLAND CITY—Pressure defense and strong rebounding helped Wood Memorial jump to a 30-2 lead and beat Cannelton 60-21 in Class A basketball sectional semifinals Friday.
    Wood Memorial center Conner Sevier, a college prospect listed at 6-foot-5, always hits a high percentage from the field against Cannelton - he was 8 for 9 in their regular-season game and 6 for 7 with a team-high 13 points in this game.
    Surprisingly, though, he did not grab a single rebound in their regular-season game.

  • 13 take titles in own tourney

    TELL CITY—Thirteen Tell City Wrestling Club members claimed titles in the club’s own folkstyle tourney Sunday.

  • Tell City girls defeat Chargers

    PETERSBURG—Taylor Kratzer won two individual events and two relays as Tell City beat Pike Central 97-68 in junior high girls swimming Tuesday.
    Kratzer won the 50-yard butterfly in 40.67 and the 200 freestyle in 2:42.76.
    She teamed with Lily Marion, Brenna Franzman and Carli Hosler to win the 400 free relay in 5:11.49.
    Marion, Mary Hollinden, Kratzer and Claire Mowery won the 200 medley relay in 2:35.42.
    Marion led off that relay with a 36.06 time in the 50 backstroke. That qualified her to compete in the age-group state finals March 21.

  • Ettensohn propels Marksmen to...

    PETERSBURG—Andrew Ettensohn won two individual events and two relays as Tell City trounced Pike Central 95-56 in junior high boys swimming Tuesday.
    Ettensohn won the 50-yard freestyle in 27.44 seconds and the 50 butterfly in 30.14.
    He teamed with Neal Hollinden, Elliot Reed and Josh Gaynor to win the 200 medley relay in 2:18.97.
    Those same four boys won the 400 free relay in 4:47.80.
    Reed won the 100 individual medley in 1:14.62, Gaynor won the diving with 62.10 points, and Hollinden won the 50 backstroke in 37.11.

  • Tell City wins Gibson tourney;...

    FORT BRANCH—Seven Tell City wrestlers went undefeated as the Marksmen won the Gibson Southern Duals junior high wrestling tourney Saturday.
    Tell City beat North Knox 90-9, Gibson Southern 61-34, Tecumseh 90-6, and Vincennes Clark 57-36.
    Cory Braunecker, Shane Braunecker, Nigel Kaiser, Devon Casebolt, Kyle Hagedorn, Tretter Lyons and Jeff Miller went undefeated for the Marksmen.

  • Patriots overtake Tell City in...

    Sports Editor

    LINCOLN CITY—Gavin Schaefer, Sam Collins and Caleb Sabelhaus made several big plays in the fourth quarter as Heritage Hills overtook Tell City for a 54-45 PAC boys basketball win Saturday.
    Tell City scored 10 consecutive points to take a 36-33 lead with 0:41 left in the third quarter.
    Hunter Rowe hit two free throws, Blake Haller scored two inside baskets, and Spenser Beard scored on two drives to fuel that run.

  • Forest Park’s defense eliminates...

    Sports Editor

    HUNTINGBURG—For-est Park’s quickness on defense bothered Tell City as the Marksmen fell 80-41 in the first round of their boys basketball sectional Tuesday.
    The Marksmen committed 23 turnovers. They had six before they attempted a shot as they fell behind 10-0 in the first four minutes.

  • Mater Dei hits key threes to...

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    HUNTINGBURG—Mater Dei’s three-point shooting caught fire briefly in the middle of the game to propel the Wildcats past Perry Central 62-47 in the first round of their boys basketball sectional Tuesday.
    Perry Central had the advantage in three-point shooting most of the first half. Michael Schwartz hit two consecutive three-pointers to put the Commodores up 23-18 with 0:30 left in the half.

  • Hayes makes All-PAC girls...

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City center Kassidie Hayes was named to the All-PAC girls basketball team in voting by conference coaches Wednesday.
    Hayes, a 6-foot senior, missed the first nine games of the season while recuperating from a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered last summer and saw limited action in several after that.
    But she still blocked five times as many shots as anyone else on Tell City’s team and led the squad in rebounding with 6.1 per game.

  • Local teams don’t face easy road...

    Tuesday’s first game of the Class 2A boys basketball sectional at Huntingburg is being billed as a rematch of last year’s title game: Defending champion Perry Central versus 2014 runner-up Mater Dei.
    If he wanted to, Perry Central Coach Matt Carter could borrow a quote from a former college coach who once came to Perry Central to try to recruit him, Bobby Knight.
    Early in the 1976-77 season a reporter said something to Knight about his Indiana University Hoosiers being the defending national champion.