Today's Sports

  • 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-...

    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...

    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

    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.

  • Walsh’s inside game too powerful...

    Sports Editor

    HUNTINGBURG—Tyler Walsh had 23 points and 14 rebounds in the second half as Mater Dei overtook Perry Central for a 51-46 Class 2A boys basketball sectional semifinal victory Friday.

  • PC rebounds to repel Vikings 60-...

    Sports Editor

    HUNTINGBURG—Any time Perry Central needed a big play Tanner Cassidy seemed to produce one to help the Commodores beat North Posey 60-55 in overtime in the first round of the Class 2A boys basketball sectional Wednesday.

  • Cook’s 37 points lift Cannelton...

    Sports Correspondent

    LYNNVILLE—Brandon Cook scored 37 points, including 15 in the fourth quarter, to lead Cannelton past New Harmony 68-64 in the Class A boys basketball sectional semifinals Friday.

  • Marksmen go 3-1 Saturday

    OWENSVILLE—Four Tell Citians each went 4-0 to lead the Marksmen to a 3-1 record in Gibson Southern’s junior high wrestling tourney Saturday.
    Tell City beat North Knox 56-39, Tecumseh 69-21 and Vincennes Clark 74-21 but lost to Gibson Southern 55-39.
    Javier Mendez and Joe Craig remained undefeated for the season.
    Jarrett Hawhee and Brendan Richards each also went 4-0 Saturday, and Jacob Hammack went 3-0.
    Davin Davis, David Teague, Steven Wheatley and Nick Buchta each went 3-1. Dalton Froehlich went 2-1.

  • Goffinet helps KWC to its best...

    Sports Editor

    OWENSBORO, Ky.—Many college athletes come to regret their choice of schools, but Lauren Goffinet, a junior on Kentucky Wesleyan’s women’s basketball team, said last week, “I love it here.”

    Then again, why shouldn’t the Tell City graduate love it, as the Panthers have enjoyed unprecedented postseason success with her in the lineup.
    Last year they made it into the NCAA Division II national tourney for the first time.

  • No clear favorite in sectional

    With neither Forest Park nor Mater Dei having as dominant a team as they have had some years and with Perry Central having its best record in 13 years, this week’s Class 2A Southridge boys basketball sectional is as wide open as it has ever been.
    Perry Central, 16-5, enters the sectional with the best record. The Commodores’ victories include a 59-57 home win over Mater Dei Dec. 10.
    Perry Central lost at Forest Park 56-49 Jan. 7, though, and lost at home to North Posey, which it will face in the first round of the sectional Wednesday.