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Today's Sports

  • Tell City stops Cloverport

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Strong defense, especially in the first half, propelled Tell City past Cloverport 81-50 in boys basketball Tuesday.
    The Marksmen used a variety of defenses in the first half.
    In all of them “I just thought our defense in the first half was really aggressive,” said Tell City Coach Brent Owen. “We had a lot of steals that led to easy baskets.

  • Tell City 7th in sectional

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    JASPER—Bailey Powell placed in the top nine in two individual events and two relays to lead Tell City to seventh place in the 11-team girls swimming sectional Saturday.
    The Marksmen scored 147 points, just 13 behind sixth-place Pike Central. Jasper won with 492.
    Kassi Peter, Powell, Sydney Brown and Samantha Allen placed sixth in the 400-yard freestyle relay in 4:22.41.

  • Kohnert second in rebounding at...

    GODFREY, Ill.—Tell City graduate Chris Kohnert has helped Lewis and Clark Community College’s men’s basketball team to a 9-12 record this season as the team’s starting small forward.

    Kohnert, a 6-foot-7 sophomore, is second on the team with 4.8 rebounds per game and third in steals with 1.0 per game.
    He is averaging 6.9 points per game and hitting 45.1 percent from the field and 69.8 percent at the free-throw line.
     

  • Winter Games are more about...

    There was a time when I thought much more highly of the Summer Olympics than the Winter Games.
    That was because the Winter Games were full of events that I didn’t consider real sports, such as bobsledding, curling and luge.
    The Summer Games, on the other hand, featured basketball, track and swimming, sports that athletes nearly everywhere in the United States participate in from elementary school on.

  • 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.