Today's Sports

  • Tell City runner-up in...

    FERDINAND--Tell City played a strong first game but lost to Mater Dei 22-25, 25-13, 25-22, 25-17 in the championship match of the Forest Park Class 2A volleyball sectional Saturday night.

    “We played hard and fought to the end--we just didn't get it done," said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes.

    “The first game we were in sync," she added. “Then after that we were not in sync. They're a very good defending team and they were covering everything."

  • Tell City speeds past Pike...

    TELL CITY—Gant Miller scored four touchdowns as Tell City pounded Pike Central 33-8 in eighth grade football Tuesday.
    Miller scored on runs of 45, 14, 29 and 14 yards as the Chargers were unable to contain his speed.
    Mitchell Huck added a 55-yard touchdown run.
    Jarrett Hawhee ran for a two-point conversion and Javier Mendez kicked an extra point.
    Miller rushed for 139 yards on nine carries. Huck added 91 yards on eight carries.
    Tell City got good field position by recovering five Pike Central fumbles.

  • Perry Central rolls past West...

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central scored 22 points in the second quarter to beat West Washington 30-14 in eighth grade football Tuesday.
    Jacob Braun scored touchdowns on runs of 3, 48 and 1 yard and also ran for two two-point conversions.
    Jacob Peters scored the Commodores’ fourth touchdown on an 8-yard run and Lane Lynch ran for a two-point conversion.
    Braun rushed for 121 yards on 18 carries. Lynch added 96 yards on four carries and completed 3 of 4 passes for 41 yards.

  • Tell City favored to win first...

    According to the IHSAA, the next sectional championship Tell City wins in any sport will be the school’s 100th.
    The spread sheet compiled by Jason Wille accompanying that release lists only one wrestling sectional title, in 1974, for the Marksmen.
    But they were also co-champions of the Southridge wrestling sectional in 1996, tying Jasper. Tell City was the one that advanced to the team regional that year because it had more individual sectional champions than Jasper.

  • Freeman is 27th in world tourney

    ORLANDO, Fla.—Nathan Freeman of Tell City High School finished 27th in the high school division and 53rd overall in the National Archery in the Schools Program’s world tourney Oct. 6-8.
    Freeman finished sixth in the national tourney (after a shootout to break a three-way tie for fourth) last May and “if you go to the nationals you automatically qualify for the world tourney,” said Tell City Coach Jay Johnson.
    Freeman shot 282 at the world tourney. Ryan Long of Kentucky’s Madison Southern High School won with 296.

  • Raiders to test Tell City again

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—The setting will be different but Tell City’s goal in Friday’s 6:30 p.m. football sectional game with Southridge will be the same as in their regular-season meeting: Contain the Raiders’ running game.
    Southridge, 7-2, rushed for 331 yards in beating the Marksmen 41-14 Sept. 23 at Huntingburg.
    And when Tell City concentrated heavily on Southridge’s running game, the Raiders completed 6 of 7 passes for 101 yards and three touchdowns.

  • Passing fuels No. 3 Miners

    Sports Editor

    LINTON—Linton-Stockton’s strong passing game will test Perry Central’s defense when they meet in the Class A football sectional Friday at 7 p.m.
    The Miners are 9-3 and ranked No. 3 in the state in the coaches’ and Associated Press polls. They are averaging 59.1 points per game, having scored at least 50 in every game except a 27-13 win over Sullivan.

  • Perry Central boys, girls place...

    Sports Editor

    MARENGO—Freshman Aaron Pierrard placed fifth to lead Perry Central to second place in the 10-team IHSAA boys cross country regional Saturday.

  • Cub fans, good luck with your...

    Several baseball fans have asked what I think of Theo Epstein’s moving from general manager of the Boston Red Sox to the same position with the Chicago Cubs.
    Since I am an ardent Red Sox fan, most assume that I will be dismayed. And six years ago when he first resigned (he would return three months later), I was.
    But now I say to Cub fans, you can have him.
    Many say the Red Sox will miss their great general manager who helped produce two World Series titles for the team after an 86-year drought.

  • Kashyab makes all-district team

    TELL CITY—Tell City junior Anjan Kashyab was one of 16 singles players named to the All-District 5 boys tennis team last week.
    District 5 includes teams from Evansville, New Albany, Floyd Central, Bloomington and all schools in between.
    Kashyab played No. 1 singles for the Marksmen all season and finished with a 12-1 record. His only loss was to Castle senior Brandon Davis in the sectional.
    Davis is listed second on the all-district team. He took a 25-1 record into the state quarterfinals Friday.