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Today's Sports

  • Icy weather forces more...

    PERRY COUNTY—All three Perry County boys basketball games Friday and most events involving Perry County teams Saturday were postponed due to icy roads.

    Perry Central’s home boys basketball game with Crawford County, postponed Friday, has been rescheduled for this Tuesday, Feb. 6.

    No new date was announced for Tell City’s boys game with Hancock County or Cannelton’s boys game with New Harmony, both also postponed Friday.

    It was the second time the Tell City vs. Hancock County game had been postponed.

  • Davis wins magazine’s...

    TELL CITY—Hugh Davis of Tell City won the 2008 marathon-and-shorter division championship of Trail Runner Magazine’s series.

    He won his age group at four of the seven Trophy Series races he completed last year.

    Davis, 45, also won the series title in 2006.

    He trains by running up to 40 miles per week, primarily on trails he cut himself.

    He told Trail Runner Magazine he runs “at least 12 miles twice a week on my days off and four miles on work days.” He is featured in the February 2009 edition of the magazine.

  • Lyons champion in Franklin...

    FRANKLIN—Tretter Lyons of the Tell City Wrestling Club won the bantam 75-pound division in a folkstyle tourney Jan. 25.

    Lyons pinned both his opponents.

    Coy Hammack also earned two pins as he placed second in the peewee 35-pound division.

    Devon Casebolt was second in bantam 50 with one pin and a 10-1 major decision.

    Landen Scherzinger placed second in the peewee 50 division. Kaden Chestnut placed fifth in that division.

    Cameron Kessinger was third in intermediate 80 with two pins, one technical fall, and one major decision.

  • Malone, Wagner propel Marksmen...

    TELL CITY—Chelsea Malone won two individual events and a relay and Amanda Wagner set a conference record as Tell City won the PAC girls swim meet Saturday.

    The Marksmen won the meet with 314 points (35 ahead of runner-up Heritage Hills) after placing second four of the five previous years.

    This was their first conference title in 20 years, since they won the Big Eight title in the 1988-89 school year (when girls swimming was still a fall sport).

    Malone won the 50-yard freestyle in 25.56 seconds and Wagner placed second in 25.95.

  • Cannelton’s defense...

    CANNELTON—Strong passing and an aggressive defense helped Cannelton defeat Portland Christian 85-51 in boys basketball Saturday.

    Cannelton’s tight man-to-man defense was able to shut down the Eagles’ shooting enough to allow Cannelton’s lead to open up to 20 points by halftime.

    “This was one of the rare times that we actually had a size advantage across the board,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett. “We finally matched up with somebody where we had the advantage and you could tell (it helped).”

  • Tell City comeback falls short

    TELL CITY—Andy Chinn scored 20 points in the fourth quarter as Tell City rallied but fell short to Crawford County 69-67 in boys basketball Saturday.

    Tell City trailed by 13 midway through the third quarter and still trailed by 11, 53-42, with six minutes left in the game and by seven with 26 seconds left.

    Chinn’s hot hand led a strong comeback that just ran short of time.

    He hit two three-point shots in a 20-second span to pull the Marksmen within two, 69-67, with three seconds left.

  • Mitchell hits 60 percent to maul...

    MITCHELL—Mitchell hit 60 percent from the field as o pound Perry Central 74-43 in PLAC boys basketball Saturday.

    “When they (Mitchell) shot the ball, everyone was supposed to go to the boards,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter.

    Instead, the Bluejackets grabbed missed Perry Central shots and threw baseball passes to Dwayne Eubanks at midcourt for consecutive layups to give Mitchell an early 4-0 lead.

    Perry Central tied the score on two free throws by Reuben A. Schwartz and a basket by Alex Rogier. But after that it was all Mitchell.

  • Tell City boys fourth in PAC

    TELL CITY—Nick Bower and Justin Peter each won one individual event and a relay to lead Tell City to fourth place in the PAC boys swim meet Saturday.

    Bower won the 50-yard freestyle in 24.44 seconds.

    Peter won the 100 backstroke in 1:01.49.

    They teamed with Trevor Nelson and Greg Clayton to win the 400 free relay in 3:44.53.

    Clayton placed second in the 200 free in 2:04.73 and the 500 free in 5:43.45.

    Nelson, Bower, Clayton and Jerry Ammon took second in the 200 free relay in 1:41.64.

  • TC wrestlers 6th in PAC

    LINCOLN CITY—A.J. Flynn and Dylan Froehlich won individual titles as Tell City finished sixth in the PAC wrestling tourney Saturday.

    The Marksmen scored 131 points, one behind fifth-place South Spencer.

    They were shorthanded due to injuries to Eric Sabelhaus and Dustin Gould.

    Two other starters, Jessie Lawalin and Matt Sabelhaus, had to sit out because it was discovered they had too many weigh-ins for the season after competing in a reserve tourney at the start of the season.

  • Cannelton girls win 2 of 3

    CANNELTON—Brooke Powers and Nakaa Myers each scored 11 points as Cannelton beat Portland Christian 57-41 in girls basketball Saturday.

    Sarah Powers, Payton Reed and Sammie James each added nine points to the Bulldogs’ balanced attack.

    James grabbed 10 rebounds, Myers nine, Brooke Powers seven, and Jaci Garrett and Whitney Nugent six apiece.

    Garrett also had four assists.