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Today's Sports

  • Hayes wins third girls...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City junior center McKenzie Hayes won her third girls basketball Most Valuable Player award at Tell City’s winter sports awards program Monday.
    Hayes also won the team’s field-goal percentage and best offensive player awards for the third year in a row.
    MVPs in other sports were Chris Kohnert in boys basketball, Amanda Wagner in girls swimming, Trent Harding in boys swimming, and Jessie Lawalin in wrestling. Harding is a sophomore and the others are seniors.

  • Graves makes All-PLAC again

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s Ashley Graves was one of four repeat selections to the All-PLAC girls basketball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.
    Graves, a 6-foot-1 junior center, finished fourth in the voting for the 12-girl team.
    She led Perry Central in scoring at 14.3 points per game, rebounding at 10.7 per game, blocked shots at 3.0 per game, and field-goal shooting at 55.5 percent.
    She hit 67.0 percent at the free-throw line, second on Perry Central’s team.
    Graves was the only Commodore to make the team.

  • PC’s Cassidy, Thomas repeat on...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s Tanner Cassidy and Derek Thomas were repeat selections to the All-PLAC boys basketball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.
    They were two of five repeaters on the 12-man team and the only Commodores to make the team.
    Perry Central finished in a three-way tie for first with Crawford County and Orleans, each going 5-1 in the conference, but only Crawford County had three players make all-conference.

  • Cannelton graduate played...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FARGO, N.D.—In a biography of Hank Aaron published last year, the former major league home run king describes his first home run hit in the minor leagues in 1952.

  • Five Tell Citians claim titles...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Five Tell City Wrestling Club members won titles in the folkstyle tourney hosted by the club Sunday.

  • Marksmen fall to Castle North

    TELL CITY—Tell City got off to a slow start in a 48-34 junior high wrestling loss to Castle Tuesday.

  • Four players dominate voting for...

    Four players dominated voting for the News’ All-Perry County girls basketball team this year: Cannelton guards Sarah Powers and Mikah Hemmings, Perry Central center Ashley Graves, and Tell City center McKenzie Hayes.

  • Marksmen’s Kohnert 2nd in All-...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City senior forward-center Chris Kohnert was the second-leading vote-getter on the All-PAC boys basketball team Monday.
    The 6-foot-7 Kohnert finished behind only Gibson Southern post player Spencer Schmitt in voting by conference coaches for the 10-man team.
    “Chris is very deserving of this award as one of the elite basketball players in southern Indiana and the Pocket Athletic Conference,” said Tell City Coach Troy Noble. “His dedication in the offseason was tremendous.

  • Eagles beat Bulldogs for first...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LYNNVILLE—Alex Hanke’s dominant play inside and Evansville Day’s superior depth helped the Eagles beat Cannelton 70-52 for their first Class A boys basketball title Saturday.

  • Tell City falls to Rangers

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    HUNTINGBURG—Forest Park’s three post players combined to hit 12 of 15 shots from the field in a 61-39 win over Tell City in the Class 2A boys basketball sectional semifinals Friday.