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Today's Sports

  • Girls softball league revises...

    If your daughter will be 9 or 10 by Jan. 1 and plays in the Tell City Girls Softball League, you might want to consider investing in pitching lessons for her this winter.
    That’s because the league has revised its age groups and the new age-9-10 group will use live pitching for part of its games next summer.
    For the past five years the age-8-9 division used a pitching machine the entire game and the 10-12 league used live pitching.

  • Marksmen sixth in own relay meet

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s best finish in any event was fourth place as the Marksmen finished sixth in their own girls swimming relay meet Saturday.
    Traditional powerhouses Mount Vernon, Castle, Jasper and Jeffersonville were the only teams to finish in the top three in any race.
    Mount Vernon won the meet with 122 points. Tell City scored 26.
    Tell City’s Charissa Lahee, Elizabeth Bishop, Bailey Powell and Loren Braunecker placed fourth in the 1,000-yard free relay in 13:04.16.

  • Gengelbach makes South all-star...

    COLUMBUS—Perry Central’s Ashley Gengelbach has been named to the South team for Indiana’s annual North-South senior volleyball all-star match.
    Gengelbach was selected after trying out for the team at Columbus East High School Sunday.
    The match will be played at Perry Meridian High School in Indianapolis Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Perry County time.
    Gengelbach, a 5-foot-11 hitter, made All-PLAC the last two years. She led the Commodores in blocks with 63.5 this season and was second on the team in kills with 235.

  • Hot start, press help Perry...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    REO—Perry Central built an early lead with hot outside shooting and used a third-quarter press to hold it and beat South Spencer 46-32 in girls basketball Tuesday.
    Lynsay Goffinet hit two three-point shots and Brittany Parker hit a 14-footer as the Commodores built a 14-2 lead in the first four minutes.
    Their other scoring in that span came on an inside basket and two free throws by Ashley Graves and a fast-break layup by Megan Thomas.

  • Is nation’s best player from...

    A player from a small southern Indiana high school that used to be in the same conference as Tell City and whose brother played against Tell City seems to be the unanimous choice as the nation’s best college basketball player.

  • Peter wins cross country MVP...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Cathryn Peter was named Perry Central’s Most Valuable Runner in girls cross country for the fourth year in a row at the school’s fall sports awards program Thursday.
    Alex Newton won the boys cross country Most Valuable Runner award for the second year in a row and Austin LeClere was named the Most Valuable Player in football in a team vote.
    No MVP award was given in volleyball or cheerleading.

  • Cold start costly to Perry...

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central hit only 4 of 18 from the field in the first half and lost to Corydon 48-41 in a season-opening girls basketball game Friday.
    The Commodores also committed 15 turnovers in the first half as they fell behind 22-14.
    They cut their turnovers to three in the second half and Brittany Parker got hot in the third quarter to help them tie the score 36-36 early in the fourth quarter.
    Parker scored 15 points in the third quarter, including hitting 3 of 3 three-point shots.

  • Tell City dominates boards vs....

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Tell City’s taller team outrebounded Cannelton 48-25 en route to a 67-32 season-opening girls basketball victory Friday.
    “We were five inches taller than they were (across the front line) at times,” was Tell City Coach John Lyons’ explanation for his team’s rebounding advantage.
    “We’re going to have trouble with rebounding all year,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.

  • Cannelton winter schedules

    Boys Varsity Basketball
    November
    21    Wood Memorial    H    7:30
    24    Tell City    H    6:00
    30    Perry Central    T    6:30
    December
    1  4    South Spencer    H    7:30
    20    Lanesville    H    7:00
    27    Tecumseh Invt.    T    11:45

  • Tell City has its biggest girls...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—With 23 members, Tell City has its biggest girls swim team in the squad’s 33-year history. Now it’s up to new coach Angie Spinner to sort them out.
    Spinner said Tuesday she will be able to put three girls in every event, but she’s not sure who will swim what yet.
    Charissa Lahee, one of four seniors on the team, is the only PAC champion returning as she took the 100-yard freestyle in 58.78 seconds last year. She was also on the winning 200 medley relay team.