Today's Sports

  • Is no playing on snow day good...

    Three of the nine schools in the PAC, including Tell City, have a strict rule that their athletes cannot compete in any sports event in a day when classes at their school were called off because of inclement weather.
    Mater Dei also has a rule that its teams cannot travel to any sports event on a day when school was called off. So even if Tell City had not had such a rule, Mater Dei’s boys basketball game at Tell City Friday would have had to be postponed.
    But is such a hard and fast, no-exceptions rule a good thing?

  • Blackhawks’ twin towers defeat...

    CANNELTON—Springs Valley’s two 6-footers proved too much for Cannelton as the Blackhawks won 55-30 in girls basketball Wednesday.
    Cannelton center Caressa Sloss and Springs Valley center Jewel McCormick pretty much neutralized each other.
    Sloss was 8 for 15 from the field and McCormick 8 for 14, with Sloss also hitting a free throw to edge McCormick in points 17 to 16.

  • More local sports events...

    PERRY COUNTY—Tell City’s boys basketball home game with Mater Dei was postponed Friday because neither school was in session that day.
    It has been rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 3, with the JV game starting at 11:30 a.m. and the varsity at 1 p.m.
    All sports events involving Perry County teams Thursday were also postponed due to the weather.
    Tell City was scheduled to play at South Spencer in PAC girls basketball Thursday but that game has been moved to Tell City this Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., before those two schools meet in boys basketball.

  • Cannelton prevails in 2 OTs

    WASHINGTON—Cannelton hit 50.0 percent from the field to survive cold free-throw shooting and beat Washington Catholic 59-56 in double overtime in boys basketball Friday.
    Cannelton led most of the game, though it was close all the way.
    Washington Catholic scored last in regulation and the first overtime, though, to keep the game going.
    Cannelton went 0 for 7 at the free-throw line in the second overtime and 10 for 32 for the game.

  • Orleans uses transition game to...

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Orleans broke open a close game with pressure defense and some transition layups in the second half to beat Perry Central 50-33 in PLAC boys basketball Friday.
    Perry Central trailed only 24-22 at halftime but got outscored 17-8 in the first 10 minutes of the second half.
    “Probably six of our 14 turnovers led to layups for them, especially in that run they made,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter.

  • K of C free-throw contest Sunday

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Knights of Columbus will sponsor their annual free-throw shooting contest at Bryan Taylor Sports Arena at noon Sunday, Jan. 21.
    Registration will be held 11 to 11:30 a.m. The competition is free and open to all Perry County boys and girls ages 9-14, with first-place trophies awarded for each gender in each age.
    Anyone needing more information should contact Brian Zoll at 812-719-2402.

  • Dodgeball tourney set Saturday

    TELL CITY – The age-11-and-under Hurricanes Travel Baseball Team will host a dodgeball tourney 5:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at Bryan Taylor Arena.
    There will be a middle school and high school and older division, six players per team. Entry fee is $5 per player and the fee for spectators will be $2.
    Contact Hanna Fortwendel, hfortwendel@hotmail.com or 270-222-0994, for more information and to register a team.

  • Snowstorms wipe out local sports...

    PERRY COUNTY—Two snowstorms forced postponement of all sports events in Perry County Friday through Tuesday.
    With some teams’ seasons nearly over, some of the events that were postponed will not be rescheduled.
    And a shortage of available dates means athletic directors are having to get creative with rescheduling varsity boys basketball games.

  • Castle game may be key to TC’s...

    Though Tell City had dropped Castle from its schedule in boys basketball (and most other sports) several years ago, the Marksmen deserve credit for picking them up for a two-year series starting this season.

  • James to succeed Ransome as PC AD

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Bob Ransome will retire as Perry Central’s athletic director March 2 and the school board has chosen Ray James to succeed him.
    Ransome, 65, is in his 25th year as the school’s athletic director for all grades.
    James, 49, is in his 14th year as the principal of Perry Central Elementary. He will serve as principal and athletic director from March to June, after which a new elementary principal will be named.