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Today's Sports

  • Goffinet repeats as MVP in TC...

    TELL CITY—Sarah Goffinet was a repeat winner as Tell City’s most valuable girls cross country runner at the school’s fall sports banquet last Thursday.

    Zach Wilson was named the boys cross country most valuable runner.

    Senior Elizabeth Kohnert won the volleyball MVP award and freshman Anjan Kashyab won the boys tennis MVP award.

    In football Trent Gunn was named the offensive MVP and Matt Leistner was named the defensive MVP.

    No MVP award was presented in girls golf.

  • Tell City 5th in relay meet;...

    TELL CITY—Chelsea Malone and Erika Hauenstein placed third in three relays to lead Tell City to fifth place in its own eight-team girls swimming relay meet Saturday.

    Mount Vernon won with 140 points. Tell City scored 62, which was only six behind second-place Jasper.

    Malone, Amanda Wagner, Hauenstein and C.J. Fentress placed second in the 200-yard stroke/free relay in 1:54.67.

    Malone, Hauenstein and Jessica Ballman were second in the 150 backstroke relay in 1:34.66.

  • Goffinet scores 14 in Kentucky...

    OWENSBORO, Ky.—Tell City graduate Lauren Goffinet scored 14 points for Kentucky Wesleyan in her college basketball debut Tuesday as the Panthers beat Oakland City 83-61.

    Goffinet did not start but played a game-high 27 minutes. She hit 5 of 13 shots from the field and 3 of 6 free throws.

    Her scoring total was second best in the game to another Panther freshman, Jordan Ogle, who had 17 points.

  • Cannelton girls nip Tell City...

    TELL CITY—Cannelton hit some clutch free throws in the final 1:10 and came from behind to beat Tell City 45-44 in a girls basketball season opener Friday.

    Tell City trailed 39-34 with 2:48 left but scored seven consecutive points to take a 41-39 lead with 1:14 left.

    Kyli Smithson scored four of those, including the final two on a rebound basket to give the Marksmen the lead.

    Cannelton tied the score four seconds later on two free throws by Sarah Powers.

  • Hitz resigns as Tell City's...

    TELL CITY—Don Hitz has resigned as Tell City’s football coach after two seasons on the job.

    Hitz’s resignation was accepted by the Tell City-Troy Township school board at Tuesday’s meeting.

    Hitz said Thursday, “The decision was one that was mine alone. After doing some soul searching I found that it would be in the best interests of my family and for the community of Tell City as a whole.

  • Hall repeat MVP in football

    LEOPOLD—T.J. Hall was a repeat winner of Perry Central’s football Most Valuable Player award at the school’s fall sports banquet Thursday.

    Hall, a senior running back, linebacker and kicker, won the award in a team vote for the second year in a row.

    Eric Scheiber and Cathryn Peter were named the most valuable runners in boys and girls cross country, and Jessica Huber won the volleyball MVP award.

    The complete list of awards presented:

    Football

    Most Valuable Player: T.J. Hall

  • PC girls knock off Corydon

    CORYDON—Key plays by Rachael Rayford and Hilarie Hahus in the last three minutes helped Perry Central beat Corydon 41-37 in girls basketball Friday.

    Perry Central led by five to seven points most of the game. But Corydon hit three three-point shots to take a 37-33 lead with three minutes left.

    Then Rayford made a couple of steals as the Commodores applied pressure defense. “They really had trouble with our man(-to-man) press,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson.

  • PC girls team hopes to go one...

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s girls basketball team made it to the championship game of their Class 2A sectional with no seniors last year. So obviously winning the sectional is a legitimate goal this year.

    Though the Commodores again will have no one taller than 5-foot-7 in their starting lineup, “we’re pretty quick,” said Coach Bill Dickerson. “We should be just as quick as 90 percent of the teams we’ll face. Heritage Hills is probably a little quicker than us, and Crawford County is close.

  • Ball-handling key for Cannelton...

    CANNELTON—New Cannelton girls basketball coach Mike Garrett hopes that more experience and depth at guard will help the Bulldogs handle pressure defenses better this year.

    The Bulldogs started two freshmen at guards last year and have had some problems facing presses at times.

    But Garrett said their ball-handling “has been pretty good over the summer. They’re starting to relax a little bit and slow down instead of being in a hurry to get rid of the ball.”

  • Tell City girls team rebuilding

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s girls basketball team finished 4-17 last year and graduated three full-time starters, including the school’s all-time leading scorer who led the team in every statistical category last year.

    So Coach John Lyons will rely on several younger players this year, with possibly two freshmen starting.

    Senior Kyli Smithson, the only full-time starter returning, will start at point guard. She averaged 6.1 points per game last year.