Today's Sports

  • Rangers hold off Perry Central

    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD—Poor free-throw shooting Perry Central in a 59-50 boys basketball loss to Forest Park Saturday.
    Perry Central’s Luke Hubert made a three-pointer, pulling the Commodores within three at 52-49 with 2:55 left in the game. It was his third three-pointer of the fourth quarter and fourth of the game.
    Perry Central subsequently fouled and Trever Zink made both free throws.
    Perry Central’s Levi Hubert then drew a foul driving to the basket but missed both free throws.

  • Bulldogs nip Lions

    BLOOMINGTON—Strong defense early and Rafe Garrett’s clutch free throws late lifted Cannelton past Lighthouse Christian 41-39 in boys basketball Saturday.
    Cannelton jumped to a 12-0 first-quarter lead as the Lions had trouble handling the Bulldogs’ 1-2-2 three-quarter-court trap.
    “Obviously starting the game 12-0 really makes a big difference,” said Cannelton Coach Michael Snyder, whose team has usually had to battle back from an early deficit.

  • Balanced Marksmen defeat Eagles

    Sports Correspondent

    TELL CITY—Tell City raced to a 9-3 first-quarter lead and held on to beat Evansville Day 47-42 in boys basetkball Tuesday.
    Tell City scored first on a Braeden Beard field goal 15 seconds into the game. Evansville Day tied it at 2-2 on Humaad Khan’s field goal with 3:32 left in the first quarter.

  • Rebound FGs help PC beat...

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Overall rebounding was closer than in their previous meeting but Perry Central scored 15 points off offensive rebounds in beating Cannelton 73-35 in boys basketball Tuesday.
    Cannelton scored the game’s first four points and trailed only 13-10 after the first quarter.
    But Perry Central scored the first seven points of the second quarter on offensive rebounds to take control.

  • Jennings, Little in national all...

    ORLANDO, Fla.—William Tell Elementary fourth graders Talon Jennings and Zackary Little participated in the ESPN Wide World of Sports New Year’s Eve Classic national all-star baseball tourneys Dec. 27-31.

  • TC girls 2nd in tri-meet

    TELL CITY—Taylor Kratzer won one individual event and a relay as Tell City placed second in a girls triangular swim meet Wednesday.
    South Spencer won with 106 points. Tell City scored 94 and Evansville Day 18.
    Kratzer won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:28.32 and teammate Brenna Franzman placed second in 2:31.83.
    Kratzer teamed with Sydney Robbins, Brea Haller and Arianna Warf to win the 200 free relay in 2:06.67.
    Warf placed second in the 200 individual medley in 2:53.79 and in the 100 free in 1:07.55.

  • TC boys outswim 2 more opponents

    TELL CITY—Drew Ettensohn, Seth Vaquero and Neal Hollinden each won two individual events to lead Tell City to victory in a boys triangular swim meet Wednesday.
    Tell City scored 129 points, South Spencer 26, and Evansville Day 15.
    Ettensohn won the 50-yard freestyle in 24.96 seconds and the 100 butterfly in 1:00.60.
    Vaquero won the 200 free in 2:06.14 and the 500 free in 5:45.44.
    Hollinden won the 100 backstroke in 1:05.68 and the 200 individual medley in 2:25.48.
    Those three teamed with Sam Rogers to win the 400 free relay in 4:03.48.

  • Hancock County holds off Tell...

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Hancock County hit 52.9 percent from the field to beat Tell City 55-52 in boys basketball Friday.
    “They’re one of the best teams we’ve played - they’re 14-1 for a reason,” said Tell City Coach Matt Lynch. “The way they shot and played tonight, they were the best team we’ve played for sure.
    “That’s the first time we’ve been outrebounded (the Hornets won the board battle 26-18) all season.

  • Knights of Columbus free-throw...

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Knights of Columbus will sponsor their annual free-throw shooting contest for all Perry County boys and girls ages 9-14 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, at Tell City High School’s Bryan Taylor Arena.
    Doors will open at noon. There is no entry fee. Registration forms are available at all Perry County schools or may be filled out at the contest.
    A first-place trophy will be awarded in each gender for each age. Winners will also get to advance to the district competition.
    If there are any questions call Brian Zoll at 812-719-2402.

  • Theo for president?

    The biggest national sports story of 2016 was the Chicago Cubs’ winning the World Series for the first time in 108 years.
    The biggest national news story of the year was Donald Trump’s being elected president of the United States.
    Perhaps those two stories could intersect in the future, as the Democratic Party would be wise to draft Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein to run against Trump in 2020.