Today's Sports

  • Tell City stumbles twice

    TELL CITY—Tell City hit only 4 of 27 shots from the field in a 50-13 PAC girls basketball loss to Gibson Southern Saturday.
    “They’re a good basketball team and we didn’t shoot the ball particularly well,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons.
    Tell City scored five points in the first two minutes to take an early lead but went cold after that.
    Jami Rowe led the Marksmen with five points, including their only three-point basket.
    Senior center Brianna Spindler led Gibson Southern with 17 points and four rebounds.

  • Bulldogs outshoot Raiders

    CANNELTON—Cannelton held Whitesville Trinity to 30.0 percent field-goal shooting to beat the Raiders 65-43 in girls basketball Saturday.
    “We played pretty good defense,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.
    The Bulldogs led only 25-19 at halftime, though, because they committed 14 turnovers in the first two quarters.
    “The first half was sloppy,” said Garrett. “You could tell we hadn’t played since Dec. 11 (because of two snow-outs and the Christmas break).”

  • Commodores use inside game to...

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central scored well on post-up moves and backdoor cuts to beat North Posey 47-37 in girls basketball Saturday.
    The Commodores also “hurt them inside just on put-backs,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson.
    The Commodores grabbed eight of their 27 rebounds at their offensive end.
    They led by four to six points most of the game but increased their lead from seven to 13 points after North Posey switched from zone defense to man-to-man with 1:40 left in the game.

  • Sluggish start dooms Bulldogs in...

    Sports Correspondent

    LYNNVILLE—Cannelton could not overcome a sluggish start in a 64-45 boys basketball loss to Tecumseh Saturday.
    The Braves scored the first 11 points of the game and led 16-4 at the end of the first quarter. They led by at least nine points the rest of the way.
    The Bulldogs hit just 2 of 11 field-goal attempts in the first quarter.
    “We just didn’t come out with enough intensity,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.  “The kids were flat to start the game.”

  • Tell City stops Hornets

    TELL CITY—Tell City held Hancock County to 22 points in the first three quarters and beat the Hornets 44-35 in boys basketball Saturday.
    “We played all right,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes. “I didn’t think we played as well as we did Friday night (at Mount Vernon). But we played well enough to win—we gutted it out.
    “We played good defense. We mixed it up quite a bit—man-to-man and a lot of different zones. We were contesting things.”

  • Rangers shoot well to top Perry...

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Forest Park hit 56.6 percent from the field to beat Perry Central 62-47 in boys basketball Saturday.

  • Wildcats scuttle Marksmen

    JASPER—Jasper won 12 of 14 matches to beat Tell City 60-6 in wrestling Thurs-day.
    Good news for Tell City was Kyle Shrubb’s return from a knee injury.
    He beat Ben Schitter 16-10 in the 135-pound weight class despite looking a little rusty at times, said Tell City Coach Joe Litherland.
    Tell City’s other victory came in the 125-pound class, where Jessie Lawalin beat Edgar Chavez 1-0.
    Lawalin made a second-period escape for the match’s only point.

  • Rebels, Pats beat TC boys

    TELL CITY—South Spencer used its superior depth to beat Tell City 96-56 in boys swimming Wednes-day.
    Tell City, competing with just six boys, won four of the 11 events it entered.
    Hunter Sandage won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:21.77 and the 500 free in 6:05.76.
    He teamed with Greg Clayton, Trent Benningfield and Justin Peter to win the 400 free relay in 4:01.93.
    Peter also won the 100 backstroke in 1:01.71 and placed second in the 200 individual medley in 2:28.45.

  • Blyleven dominated, earned Hall...

    I first heard of Bert Blyleven in April 1970 when The Evansville Courier ran profiles of the Evansville Triplets, then a Class AAA farm team of the Minnesota Twins.
    The team had been introduced to the Courier staff and other Evansville media members at its preseason press day. The Courier reported that Ralph Rowe, then the manager of the Triplets, said when Blyleven was introduced, “Take a good look at him now because he won’t be here long.”

  • Tell City girls sweep Patriots

    LINCOLN CITY—Tell City won all 12 events to trounce Heritage Hills 131-54 in girls swimming Thursday.
    Erika Hauenstein, Chelsea Malone and Amanda Wagner each won two individual events.
    Hauenstein won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:29.76 and the 500 freestyle in 5:47.86.
    Malone won the 50 free in 26.33 seconds and the 100 backstroke in 1:06.44.
    Wagner took the 100 free in 57.49 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:15.57.
    Hana Reed beat the defending sectional champion, Morgan Schum, by 9.60 points to win the diving with 189.30 points.