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Today's Sports

  • Tell City girls hold off Hornets

    TELL CITY—Strong rebounding and defense helped Tell City overcome poor shooting to beat Hancock County 48-45 in girls basketball Monday.
    The Marksmen hit just 31.0 percent from the field but grabbed 39 rebounds.
    Madison Mathena and Kassidie Hayes each had nine rebounds. Katie Goffinet added six and Celina Snyder five.
    Hayes also blocked seven shots.
    “We did some stuff we haven’t done all year,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes. “The first half we had only three turnovers (13 for the game), which is great for us.

  • Braves defeat cold Cannelton

    LYNNVILLE—Cannelton hit only 16.1 percent from the field in a 68-22 boys basketball loss to Tecumseh Saturday.
    “We were tired,” said Cannelton Coach Michael Snyder. “We didn’t play very well. We struggle to score points, and our struggles continued.
    “Tecumseh’s down to what they’re used to, but they’re still very athletic and they’ve got kids who get up and down the floor. They beat us to every loose ball. And our boys didn’t rebound very well.

  • Hagedorn, McClintic, Talley...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Laura McClintic James, Dan Talley and the late Joe Hagedorn were inducted into the Tell City High School Athletic Hall of Fame Saturday.
    McClintic, Talley, and Rosa Jones, Hagedorn’s sister, mentioned several of their career highlights in their acceptance speeches.

  • Epley propels Eagles past Tell...

    By JOHN HAYES
    Sports Correspondent

    TELL CITY—Evansville Day used a 21-point third quarter to beat Tell City 58-44 in boys basketball Tuesday.
    Led by freshman Rilee Epley’s 15 points, the Eagles outscored the Marksmen 21-8 in the decisive third quarter.
    Epley hit five two-point baskets, a three-pointer, and two free throws in the quarter after the teams played to a 16-16 tie in the first half. He finished with a game-high 27 points.

  • Hornets edge Tell City in 2...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City hit only 4 of 12 free throws in the two overtime periods as it lost to Hancock County 72-66 in boys basketball Saturday.
    The Marksmen had to rally from a three-point deficit in the last 1.5 seconds of regulation to send the game into overtime.
    Hancock County fouled Hunter Rowe with 0:01.5 left in the fourth quarter before he had a chance to shoot a three-point shot, sending him the line for two shots.

  • Perry Central tops Cannelton

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—After a slow start Perry Central got its rebounding and transition game going to beat Cannelton 68-38 in boys basketball Tuesday.
    Cannelton built an early 8-2 lead on three-point baskets by Bryce Garrett and Damon Powers and a drive by Garrett.
    Perry Central replied with a 17-0 run, though.
    Luke Hilgenhold started it with a transition layup.

  • Forest Park edges Perry Central

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s comeback came up short in a 51-50 boys basketball loss to Forest Park Saturday.
    The Commodores were down five, 48-43, with 1:43 left in the game.
    Perry Central’s Luke Hubert then made a two point jump shot.
    After Forest Park missed a free throw, Perry Central’s Lane Lynch was fouled. He made 1 of 2 free throws to narrow the gap to two points with 0:46 left.

  • Tell City girls outswim Rebels

    TELL CITY—Even numbers means a good chance for Tell City’s girls swim team to win.

  • Tell City boys dominate South...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City dominated the freestyle races in an 82-44 boys swimming win over South Spencer Wednesday.
    The Marksmen swept the top three places in the 100-yard freestyle. Jacob Mowery won it in 1:04.38, Seth Vaquero was second in 1:08.44, and Anthony Froehlich was third in 1:14.49.
    Stephen Houle won the 500 free in 5:53.09 and Lucas Montgomery placed second in 7:02.77.

  • Alford may long for old New...

    In evaluating Major League Baseball contracts, pundits place more importance on the total guaranteed money than on yearly salaries.
    And players who sign those mega-bucks, mega-year contracts talk about their comfort level with a team being important.
    Using those measuring sticks, Steve Alford’s decision to leave the University of New Mexico in 2013 to become UCLA’s basketball coach was a mistake.
    Alford started his coaching career at age 26, after four years playing in the NBA, with Indiana’s Manchester College, an NCAA Division III school.