Today's Sports

  • Hayes only repeat MVP at TC’s...

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—McKenzie Hayes was a repeat winner as girls basketball Most Valuable Player at Tell City’s winter sports banquet Monday.
    Hayes also repeated as the team’s top offensive player, best rebounder, and field-goal percentage leader.
    She also won the free-throw percentage award and shared the defensive player award with Hannah Schaefer after winning it outright last year.
    There were no other repeat MVPs.

  • Records made to be broken-and...

    One of the best known cliches in sports is records are made to be broken.
    This winter that was proven true, as several school records were set by Perry County boys and girls basketball players and teams.
    They included Perry Central’s 17 victories in girls basketball, Ashley Graves’ 60.7 percent field-goal shooting for Perry Central’s girls team (also a county record), and McKenzie Hayes’ average of 13.4 rebounds per game for Tell City’s girls.

  • Jasper tops Marksmen

    JASPER—Jarrett Hawhee and Elliott Brown won major decisions, but Jasper won all the other matches to beat Tell City 80-8 in junior high wrestling Thursday.
    Hawhee shut out E. Wigand 11-0 in the 105-pound weight class.
    Brown blanked B. Popp 8-0 in the 145 class.
    Tell City, 10-10, was scheduled to conclude its season in the PAC tourney Saturday.

    Jasper 80, Tell City 8
    70-Double forfeit.
    75-Double forfeit.
    80-C. Williams (J) won by forfeit.
    85-D. Hurst (J) dec. Reed Goffinet 7-0.

  • PC’s Cassidy, Thomas make All-...

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central sophomores Tanner Cassidy and Derek Thomas were elected to the All-PLAC boys basketball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.
    “I thought we had a chance to get both on there,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “Their numbers are so similar, I thought both were equally deserving. And they averaged in the conference about what they did overall.”

  • Three PC girls make All-PLAC

    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

    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

    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.