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Today's Sports

  • Rangers hold off Marksmen in OT...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Tell City had an off shooting night but used strong defense to almost win the Forest Park girls basketball sectional Saturday, falling to the host team 45-35 in overtime.
    There were nine lead changes and four ties in regulation play.
    Katie Goffinet hit 3 of 4 free throws and Emma Kohnert hit 2 of 2 at the line to fuel a 5-0 Tell City run that gave the Marksmen a 30-29 lead with 1:43 left in regulation.

  • Tell City JV defeats Cannelton

    CANNELTON—Ethan Maffia scored nine points as Tell City beat Cannelton 38-12 in JV basketball Thursday.
    Nate Kaiser added seven points, Andrew Harper six, and Caleb Malcomson five for the Marksmen.
    Jose Flores led Cannelton with seven points.
    Cannelton won 36-33 in overtime at Medora Jan. 28 as Chris Maffia scored 14 points.
    Maffia, who is also a top varsity reserve, did not play in the first three quarters but scored seven points in the fourth quarter and seven in overtime.

  • Tough tests coming up for...

    Tell City’s boys basketball team has 10 wins for the first time in nine years, with seven games still left in the season.
    The Marksmen are also undefeated in the PAC, but some tough tests are coming up for them.
    They will visit Cloverport Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. for what should be a very physical game, based on the way they are usually called in Kentucky.
    Then they have PAC games at Pike Central Friday and at home against Gibson Southern Saturday.

  • Tell City hits threes to maul...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—If there were any doubts about Tell City’s shooting slump being over, its performance in Thursday’s 71-18 boys basketball win over Cannelton should have erased them.
    The Marksmen hit 9 of 16 from three-point range in the first three quarters as they built a 58-14 lead.

  • TC edges Vikings in sectional...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Emma Kohnert had probably the worst shooting game of her career Friday, but she will be remembered for hitting the free throws that gave Tell City a 35-33 win over North Posey in the girls basketball sectional semifinals.
    Tell City, 11-12, was scheduled to play the host team, 16-10 Forest Park, in the championship game Saturday.
    Looking at some of the statistics from Friday’s game, one might wonder how the Marksmen advanced.

  • Bulldog girls defeat Medora

    MEDORA—Caressa Sloss scored nine points in the second quarter as Cannelton outscored Medora 16-4 en route to a 53-32 girls basketball win Saturday.
    Sloss and Nicole Harris each finished with 16 points for Cannelton and Chloe Davis added nine.
    “We got a lot of fast breaks pushing the ball up the floor after (defensive) rebounds,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “They were kind of slow getting back.
    “We played pretty good man-to-man defense - our help defense was pretty good.

  • Teague 3rd in sectional to...

    NEWBURGH—Tell City’s David Teague placed third in the 132-pound weight class at the Castle wrestling sectional Saturday to qualify for the regional.

  • Induction ceremony great for TC...

    Tell City High School’s 14th annual Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony Saturday mixed nostalgia with perhaps some inspiration for the current Marksmen.

  • Cannelton falls twice

    MEDORA—Medora held Cannelton without a field goal in overtime to beat the Bulldogs 66-62 in boys basketball Saturday.
    “We didn’t play very well defensively, which is probably the biggest disappointment,” said Cannelton Coach Michael Snyder. “And we hit only 4 of 16 free throws.
    “We had every opportunity to pull away in that game and we just never did it.”
    Cannelton center Ethan Melton hit a tip-in in the closing seconds of regulation to force overtime. He finished with 13 points and 13 rebounds.

  • Turnovers costly to PC boys

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central committed 23 turnovers - 14 in the second half - of a 56-40 boys basketball loss to Lanesville Saturday.
    Perry Central trailed only 28-23 at halftime but couldn’t generate any consistent offense in the second half.
    “The first half we did some good things, except we had nine turnovers,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter.
    “The second half we had a couple of opportunities right as the half started. We got some good looks but didn’t hit them.”