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Today's Sports

  • TC nips Day School

    TELL CITY—Tell City held off an Evansville Day school rally and beat the Eagles 56-52 in boys basketball Friday.

    “We were up by 13 with 3:15 to play in the fourth quarter and on three trips down the floor we took a couple of bad shots and turned the ball over,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes.

    The Marksmen committed 10 of their 15 turnovers in the second half.

    With less than three minutes left in the game Day School’s Ethan Black made a layup to cut Tell City’s lead to 10, 54-44.

  • Do local teams have sectional...

    I am a firm believer that a basketball team needs to have some positive momentum going into a playoff tourney to win a championship.

    The best team to prove this would be the New York Nets of the old ABA.

    Led by the great Julius “Dr. J” Erving, they won the ABA championship in 1974.

    The next year they had an even better regular-season record, 58-26, but they were stumbling down the stretch. And they lost 4-1 in the first round of the playoffs to the Spirits of St. Louis, who were 32-52 in the regular season.

  • Archers fall in two meets

    TELL CITY—A numbers shortage contributed to Tell City’s junior high wrestling losses Tuesday and Thursday.

    The Archers lost to Boonville 57-48 Tuesday and to Southridge 61-41 Thursday.

    Tell City and Southridge each won seven matches actually wrestled Thursday. But Southridge won four matches by forfeits while Tell City won only one that way (another match was a double forfeit).

    Tell City earned four pins, only one fewer than Southridge.

    Travis Brinksneader, Grant Bolin, Justin Alvarez and C.J. Rowe scored the Archers’ pins.

  • Reserves help Tell City beat...

    TELL CITY—Tell City got some key scoring from reserves inside and outside to beat North Posey 66-54 in PAC boys basketball Saturday.

    Playing just 17 hours after a physical game with Heritage Hills concluded, the Marksmen displayed good hustle and energy, making 16 steals.

    But they still trailed 35-32 with two minutes left in the third quarter.

    Then reserves Mike Maddle and Jamal Noland led a 21-10 Tell City run that put the Marksmen up 53-45 with 3:14 left in the game.

  • Commodores down Braves

    LYNNVILLE—Perry Central hit 61.3 percent from the field to beat Tecumseh 58-55 in boys basketball Saturday.

    Tecumseh pulled within one, 53-52, on a rebound basket by Rex Nuhring with 0:56 left.

    On Perry Central’s ensuing possession the Braves fouled Ryan Hanan. He made both free throws to increase the Commodores’ lead to three.

    The Braves missed two shots on their next possession and were forced to foul again.

    Perry Central forward Reuben A. Schwartz made 1 of 2 free throws and Hanan made two with 0:06 left to seal the win.

  • Cannelton’s fast-paced...

    COLUMBUS—Cannelton forced a faster tempo than Columbus Christian liked and beat the Crusaders 79-52 in boys basketball Saturday.

    The Bulldogs led only 12-11 after one quarter. But they hit three quick three-point shots and a transition layup in an 11-4 run to start the second quarter, building their lead to 23-15.

    “Now they’re wanting to play like we’re playing, shooting quick threes,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett. “I think they got caught up in playing our game, but I don’t think they like that fast a pace.”

  • Tell City boys fifth in swim...

    JASPER—Nick Bower and Justin Peter each placed fifth in one individual event to lead Tell City to fifth place in the 11-team IHSAA boys swim sectional Saturday.

    Peter set a personal record as he swam the 100-yard backstroke in 1:00.21 for his fifth-place finish.

    Bower swam the 50 freestyle in 23.77 seconds, his first time under 24 seconds.

    Teammate Trevor Nelson placed eighth in 24.00, also a personal best.

    Bower, Nelson and Peter were also part of the Marksmen’s fourth-place 400 free relay team, joining Greg Clayton to swim it in 3:38.17.

  • Alvey, Kessans, Werner join TC...

    TELL CITY—Rick Alvey, Kara Kessans and Paul Werner were inducted into Tell City High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame Saturday.

    Each was a multi-sport star for the Marksmen but is probably best remembered for the sport they played in college: football for Alvey and basketball for Kessans and Werner.

    Alvey, a 1971 Tell City graduate, was a two-time Southern Indiana Athletic Conference B-Division Most Valuable Player in football and the leading rusher for Tell City’s undefeated 1969 football team.

  • More current athletes should...

    More than 120 people attended Tell City High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame induction banquet Saturday, making it the best attended in the six-year history of the event.

    A lot of the attendees were relatives of the three inductees. Paul Werner joked, “When you get a Werner and an Alvey up here, you can fill half the room with their families.”

    But there were also several fans who weren’t relatives but came to reminisce with athletes whose careers they ardently followed.

  • PC outshoots Rams

    LEOPOLD—A hot shooting first half helped Perry Central defeat Paoli 66-55 in PLAC boys basketball Friday.

    The Commodores hit four three-point shots in the first quarter. Reuben A. Schwartz scored 13 points in that period, including a three-pointer from the right wing to put the Commodores up 18-15 at the end of the period.

    In the second quarter Alex Rogier scored 10 of the Commodores’ 19 points. He scored inside and outside and finished with a game-high 24 points.

    Schwartz added 19 points and Ian Hahus scored 11.