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Today's Sports

  • Wildcats capitalize on TC’s lax...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Mount Vernon hit open layups and open three-point shots as it jumped to 31-14 lead en route to a 72-55 boys basketball victory over Tell City Friday.

  • Roberts takes 5th at Mater Dei

    EVANSVILLE—Zach Roberts placed fifth to lead Tell City in Mater Dei’s 14-team wrestling tourney last Thursday and Friday.
    The Marksmen scored 20 points to finish 14th in team standings. Mater Dei won with 269.5 points.
    Tell City were hurt by having to forfeit six weight classes. That is two more than usual, as stars Justin Alvarez and Blake Alvey were unable to wrestle due to medical reasons.
    Roberts went 3-2 with one pin in the 220-pound weight class.

  • Paoli trounces PC girls

    PAOLI—Perry Central committed 15 turnovers in the first half and lost to Paoli 59-25 in PLAC girls basketball Tuesday.
    Paoli built a 28-10 halftime lead.
    “We had 13 shots and 15 turnovers in the first half,” noted Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson. “Id say 13 of those turnovers were unforced.
    “We didn’t have any trouble with their press, but we’d throw it away once we got down(court).

  • Davis, Malone, Schank elected to...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Wes Davis, Pat Malone and Dave Schank have been elected to Tell City High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

  • West Washington defeats foul-...

    CAMPBELLSBURG—Foul trouble hampered Cannelton in a 58-42 girls basketball loss to West Washington Thursday.
    Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett said the game was officiated differently than what the Bulldogs were used to. “We couldn’t even run our pick-and-roll—they called three illegal screens on us in the first quarter.”
    Still the Bulldogs led 28-25 at halftime. And their two leading scorers, Sarah Powers and Mikah Hemmings, had only two and one fouls, respectively, at that time.

  • Bulldogs fall in first round

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Columbus Christian’s two big men combined for 39 points inside as the Crusaders beat Cannelton 71-66 in the first round of the Bulldog Invitational boys basketball tourney Thursday.

  • Bulldogs roll past Fox Creek...

    By PHILLIP BALL
    Sports Correspondent

    CANNELTON—Brandon Cook and Quinn Duke combined to score 50 points as Cannelton beat Fox Creek Christian 70-56 in the consolation game of the Bulldog Invitational boys basketball tourney Friday.
    Both teams looked sluggish at the start of the game.  The Knights held a 3-2 lead nearly four minutes into the game.
    Cannelton finally got its offense going behind the strong inside play of sophomore center Duke.

  • Perry Central routs Boonville

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Perry Central hit a season-best 61.9 percent from the field to rout Boonville 78-46 for fifth place in the PSC Holiday Classic boys basketball tourney Friday.
    “We got a lot of stuff going to the basket,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “And we didn’t take many bad shots.
    “I thought when we spread the floor and had good spacing, we had good dribble penetration and made some nice passes when they helped (on the penetrator).

  • Kohnert propels TC past South...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Chris Kohnert had 23 points, 16 rebounds and four blocks as Tell City beat South Spencer 63-59 for seventh place in the PSC Holiday Classic boys basketball tourney Friday.
    Kohnert hit 8 of 11 from the field and 7 of 8 free throws.
    Besides the shots he blocked, “he altered a lot of our shots,” noted South Spencer Coach Josh Davis. “He’s a heck of a player—he’s probably the best big guy we’ve played all year.”

  • Tell City competed well with...

    Perry Central dominated its boys cross country sectional in 2011 and Tell City did the same in the boys track sectional.
    But the biggest locl sports story of the year may have been provided by Tell City’s baseball team.
    Even though the Marksmen didn’t win their sectional, they finished ahead of Class 2A state champion South Spencer in the PAC, proving that they could compete with the state’s top teams in their class.
    It is also further proof that this area’s Class 2A sectional remains one of the state’s strongest in all sports.