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Today's Sports

  • Tell City stops Hornets

    TELL CITY—Tell City held Hancock County to 22 points in the first three quarters and beat the Hornets 44-35 in boys basketball Saturday.
    “We played all right,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes. “I didn’t think we played as well as we did Friday night (at Mount Vernon). But we played well enough to win—we gutted it out.
    “We played good defense. We mixed it up quite a bit—man-to-man and a lot of different zones. We were contesting things.”

  • Rangers shoot well to top Perry...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Forest Park hit 56.6 percent from the field to beat Perry Central 62-47 in boys basketball Saturday.

  • Wildcats scuttle Marksmen

    JASPER—Jasper won 12 of 14 matches to beat Tell City 60-6 in wrestling Thurs-day.
    Good news for Tell City was Kyle Shrubb’s return from a knee injury.
    He beat Ben Schitter 16-10 in the 135-pound weight class despite looking a little rusty at times, said Tell City Coach Joe Litherland.
    Tell City’s other victory came in the 125-pound class, where Jessie Lawalin beat Edgar Chavez 1-0.
    Lawalin made a second-period escape for the match’s only point.

  • Rebels, Pats beat TC boys

    TELL CITY—South Spencer used its superior depth to beat Tell City 96-56 in boys swimming Wednes-day.
    Tell City, competing with just six boys, won four of the 11 events it entered.
    Hunter Sandage won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:21.77 and the 500 free in 6:05.76.
    He teamed with Greg Clayton, Trent Benningfield and Justin Peter to win the 400 free relay in 4:01.93.
    Peter also won the 100 backstroke in 1:01.71 and placed second in the 200 individual medley in 2:28.45.

  • Blyleven dominated, earned Hall...

    I first heard of Bert Blyleven in April 1970 when The Evansville Courier ran profiles of the Evansville Triplets, then a Class AAA farm team of the Minnesota Twins.
    The team had been introduced to the Courier staff and other Evansville media members at its preseason press day. The Courier reported that Ralph Rowe, then the manager of the Triplets, said when Blyleven was introduced, “Take a good look at him now because he won’t be here long.”

  • Tell City girls sweep Patriots

    LINCOLN CITY—Tell City won all 12 events to trounce Heritage Hills 131-54 in girls swimming Thursday.
    Erika Hauenstein, Chelsea Malone and Amanda Wagner each won two individual events.
    Hauenstein won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:29.76 and the 500 freestyle in 5:47.86.
    Malone won the 50 free in 26.33 seconds and the 100 backstroke in 1:06.44.
    Wagner took the 100 free in 57.49 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:15.57.
    Hana Reed beat the defending sectional champion, Morgan Schum, by 9.60 points to win the diving with 189.30 points.

  • PC girls pull away from Orleans...

    ORLEANS—Perry Cen-tral hit 10 of 18 shots from the field in the second half to beat Orleans 44-37 in PLAC girls basketball Thursday.
    The Commodores, 12-2 overall and 5-0 in the PLAC, clinched at least a tie for the conference title with the win.
    They hit only 4 of 25 shots from the field in the first half but still trailed only 18-14 at halftime.
    “We had good looks—it wasn’t like we were taking bad shots,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson.
    They got hot in the third quarter.

  • Tell City falls short to Mount...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    MOUNT VERNON—Tell City rallied to tie the score with three minutes left but lost to Mount Vernon 70-63 in boys basketball Friday.

  • Carter scores 19 in Sycamores’...

    TERRE HAUTE—Perry Central graduate Aaorn Carter scored a team-high 19 points for Indiana State in an 80-66 Missouri Valley Conference basketball victory over Bradley Dec. 29.
    He started and hit 7 of 12 shots from the field, including 3 of 7 from three-point range, and 2 of 2 free throws in 28 minutes.
    The senior guard also started the next two games, scoring five points in a 64-59 loss at Evansville Saturday and a team-high 14 points (with six rebounds) in a 72-57 win over Illinois State Tuesday.

  • Tell City boys 3rd in triangular

    HUNTINGBURG—Tell City won four events but finished third in a boys triangular swim meet Thursday due to a lack of depth.
    Southridge won with 139 points. Heritage Hills, which won only one of the 12 events, scored 94 and Tell City had 70.
    Tell City senior Greg Clayton won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:03.76 and the 500 free in 5:40.92.
    He teamed with Justin Peter, Trent Benningfield and Hunter Sandage to win the 400 free relay in 4:08.34.
    Peter won the 100 backstroke in 1:01.86, his best time of the season.