Today's Sports

  • Several snowed-out events...

    PERRY COUNTY—Several local sports events snowed out the week of Dec.13-18 have been rescheduled.
    Perry Central’s varsity boys basketball home game with Springs Valley, postponed Dec. 17, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m.
    The Commodores’ varsity girls basketball game at Orleans, postponed Dec. 16, has been reschedule for Thursday, Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. (all times listed are Perry County times).

  • Commodores place 3 on all-tourney

    LEOPOLD—Three Perry Central girls basketball players were named to the All-PSC Holiday Tip-Off tourney team.
    Sophomore center Ashley Graves, senior forward Deidra Dickerson and senior guard Lavina Schwartz made all-tourney after helping the Commodores go 3-0 to win the round-robin event.
    Joining them on the all-tourney team were Tell City forward Stori Beard, South Spencer guard Samantha Beatty and Heritage Hills center Megan Kloeck.

  • Tell City graduate helps KWC...

    OWENSBORO, Ky.—Tell City graduate Lauren Goffinet has helped Kentucky Wesleyan College’s women’s basketball team to a 6-2 start this season.
    Goffinet, a 5-foot-10 sophomore, is the only player to have started every game for the Panthers this season. Though she plays guard, she jumps center at the start of each game.
    New co-coaches Caleb and Nicole Nieman are using a running, pressing style this year, so they use a lot of players and the starters are playing slightly fewer minutes than last year.

  • PC football sectional title top...

    Three IHSAA sectionals were won by Perry County teams in 2010, by Perry Central in football and boys and girls cross country—all in the fall.

  • Tell City boys sixth at Jasper

    JASPER—Taylor Maddle placed third in diving to lead Tell City to sixth place in a seven-team boy swimming invitational Saturday.
    The Marksmen scored 91 points. Bloomington North won with 416.
    Maddle scoerd 327.65 points in diving, just 14.5 fewer than second-place Heath Hanselman of Jasper.
    Maddle “dove really well for only being on the board twice last week,” said Tell City Coach Lew Anderson. “He and the Jasper kid, who got second, were going back and forth all meet.”

  • Marksmen 3-6 at Harrison

    EVANSVILLE—Ryan Henrickson went 8-1 but Tell City won only three of nine matches in Harrison’s round-robin wrestling tourney Friday and Saturday.
    Tell City avenged two earlier defeats, beating South Spencer 51-30 and Harrison 41-40. The Marksmen also beat Forest Park 45-24.
    Tell City and Harrison tied 40-40 at the end of their match but Tell City got the win on the seventh tie-breaking criterion, which is most first points scored.
    The Marksmen lost to Reitz, Southridge, Louisville Trinity, Heritage Hills, Evansville Memorial and Union County.

  • Eagles blitz Cannelton

    Sports Correspondent

    AUSTIN—Poor rebounding and poor defense doomed Cannelton in an 84-44 boys basketball loss to Austin Tuesday.
    The Eagles outrebounded Cannelton 53-25 for the game, including grabbing 19 offensive rebounds.
    “Too many offensive rebounds. Rebounding abso-lutely killed us,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett. “Our kids are not checking out—they just stand and wait for the ball to come to them.”

  • Tell City second in Jasper...

    TELL CITY—Chelsea Malone and Amanda Wagner each won two relays and an individual event to lead Tell City to second place in the six-team Wildcat Invitational girls swim meet Saturday.
    Host Jasper won with 369 points. Tell City scored 304.
    Malone, Wagner, Erika Hauenstein and Charissa Lahee won the 200-yard medley relay in 1:58.70.
    Malone, Wagner, C.J. Fentress and Hauenstein won the 200 free relay in 1:46.43.
    Malone won the 50 free in 26.36 seconds and placed second in the 100 backstroke in 1:03.44.

  • Tell City goes 1-1 Saturday

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—McKenzie Hayes had 19 points, 17 rebounds, seven blocks, four steals and four assists as Tell City beat Heritage Hills 47-31 in the PSC Holiday Tip-Off girls basketball tourney Saturday night.
    Despite Hayes’ big game, she did not score in the first quarter (though she had two assists), when the Marksmen built a 14-7 lead.

  • Graves strong inside as PC beats...

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s Ashley Graves was matched against another center listed at 6 feet tall Saturday night, but the only thing close was their height.
    Graves hit 8 of 9 field-goal attempts and had 17 points and 10 rebounds as the Commodores beat South Spencer 41-29 in the second round of the PSC Holiday Classic girls basketball tourney.
    She held South Spencer center Taylor Roach to no points (on 0 of 6 field-goal shooting) and three rebounds.