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Today's Sports

  • Three PC girls make All-PLAC

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s Deidra Dickerson, Lavina Schwartz and Ashley Graves were named to the All-PLAC girls basketball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.
    Dickerson and Paoli’s McKinzie Laswell, both senior forward-guards, made the team for the third time and tied for the top vote-getter on the team.
    “That’s a nice honor for Deidra—I’m proud of her,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson.

  • Wilkerson on South all-stars

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central’s Mikey Wilkerson has been named to the South team for next summer’s Indiana North-South football all-star game.
    The game, sponsored this year by Grange Insurance, will be played Friday, July 15, at 6 p.m. Perry County time at Indianapolis North Central.
    Wilkerson is listed on the roster as an inside linebacker, though the South coaches will have the option to play him at running back if they want.

  • Cal Ripken draft moved to Sunday

    TELL CITY—The Tell City Cal Ripken League baseball drafts, previously scheduled for this Saturday, have been moved to Sunday at the former Tell City Junior High gymnasium (across from Hoosier Heights Country Club) due to a scheduling conflict Saturday.
    The major league (ages 11-12) draft will start at 1 p.m., the AAA League (ages 9-10) at 2:30 p.m., and the AA League (ages 7-8) at 4 p.m.
    Players should wear tennis shoes—not cleats. They should bring their mitts, but bats and balls will be furnished.
    For more information call Tom Hess at 619-6091.

  • No Marksmen on All-PAC again

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City was shut out on the All-PAC boys basketball team for the second year in a row, as Shane Weedman just missed making the team Monday.
    Weedman, the Marksmen’s senior center, finished 11th in voting by the conference’s coaches for the 10-man team, so he was the first player listed on the honorable mention list.

  • Dickerson, Hayes co-MVPs of all-...

    Perry Central senior forward-guard Deidra Dickerson and Tell City sophomore center McKenzie Hayes are co-Most Valuable Players of this year’s All-Perry County girls basketball team, which includes several record-breakers and near record-breakers.
    This is the Perry County News’ 32nd annual all-county girls team and as usual it was selected in voting by the three county coaches, the coach whose team played all three county teams (Erin Lubbehusen of Tecumseh), and me, who saw every county team play at least five times.

  • Goffinet’s team makes women’s D...

    OWENSBORO, Ky.—Tell City graduate Lauren Goffinet has helped Kentucky Wesleyan’s women’s basketball team earn its first ever NCAA Division II tourney berth.
    The Panthers, building tradition under first-year co-coaches Caleb Nieman and Nicole Nieman, are 17-9 overall and finished 11-7 in the strong Great Lakes Valley Conference.
    That earned them an at-large berth as the No. 7 seed in the eight-team Midwest regional at Houghton, Mich.

  • Carter propels ISU into NCAA...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TERRE HAUTE—Aaron Carter’s senior season for Indiana State University’s basketball team didn’t start the way he had hoped. But he couldn’t be more pleased with the way it is winding up.
    The Perry Central graduate helped the Sycamores win the Missouri Valley Conference tourney last weekend, scoring a team-high 15 points in a 60-56 championship game victory over regular-season champion Missouri State Sunday.

  • Tell City splits junior high...

    TELL CITY—Five forfeits hurt Tell City in a 52-44 junior high wrestling loss to Heritage Hills Thursday.
    “Overall the  boys are wrestling very well,” said Tell City Coach Josh Casebolt. “The only reason we have had a loss this season is due to our 30 points we are giving up in forfeits.
    “I expect in the upcoming conference (tourney) we will do very well—we should have multiple champions if the boys keep wrestling as well as they are.

  • Tell City boys second in...

    REO—Tell City won seven of 11 events but placed second in a three-team junior high boys swim meet Thursday.
    South Spencer won with 101 points. Tell City scored 97 and Heritage Hills 89.
    “The boys would have won the meet, but our 200 free relay (which won) got disqualified,” said Tell City Coach Lew Anderson. “That was a 14-0 difference between us and South Spencer.

  • Powell leads Archers to tri-meet...

    REO—Bailey Powell won two individual events and two relays to lead Tell City to victory in a junior high girls triangular swim meet Thursday.
    Tell City scored 122 points, Heritage Hills 107, and South Spencer 67.
    Powell won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:38.95 and the 100 free in 1:13.37.
    She teamed with Haley Burton, Samantha Allen and Kassi Peter to win the 200 free relay in 2:15.36.
    Powell, Sydney Brown, Peter and Kira Maddle won the 400 free relay in 5:18.39.