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Today's Sports

  • No PC boys on All-PLAC

    LEOPOLD—No Perry Central boys were named to the 12-man All-Patoka Lake Athletic Conference basketball team in the coaches’ voting Thursday.

    This is the first time since 1980-81 that Perry Central was shut out on the all-conference team.

    That year the Commodores went 0-6 in the conference and 1-20 overall—and only 10 players were named All-PLAC then.

    This year the Commodores tied for fifth in the conference with a 2-4 record and went 9-13 overall.

  • Jasper defeats Archers

    TELL CITY—Tell City won only 5 of 19 matches in a 75-21 junior high wrestling loss to Jasper Thursday.

    J.R. Kieser (120-pound weight class) and Spenser Beard (125) scored back-to-back first-period pins for Tell City.

    Mason Waninger (80), Dakota Hedinger (100) and Justin Alvarez (105) shut out their opponents to earn decisions for the Archers’ other victories.

    Tell City had to forfeit in five weight classes, including one that was a double forfeit.

  • Chinn makes All-PAC

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s Andy Chinn was named to the All-PAC boys basketball team in voting by conference coaches Monday.

    Chinn, a 5-foot-10 senior guard who also played some forward for the Marksmen, tied Brett Roesner for third place in voting on the 10-man team.

    Forest Park center Jordan Myers and Tecumseh forward-guard Kreig Oxley tied for the most votes.

    “I was very pleased with the voting,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes. “When you talk about the top four players in the conference, Andy’s obviously in there.”

  • Near misses this year could...

    Tell City and Perry Central came extremely close to knocking off the top two teams in their Class 2A basketball sectional last week.

    Besides giving their fans two of the most exciting games in that sectional in years, they may have also given themselves confidence that they can play with big, bad Forest Park and Mater Dei.

    Tell City and Perry Central have never beaten Mater Dei in the boys sectional.

    Perry Central has also never beaten Forest Park in the sectional in the 12 years since the class format started. And Tell City last did so in 2000.

  • Malone wins in divisional meet

    COLUMBUS—Chelsea Malone of the Tell City Swim Club won one event in the Southern Indiana divisional swim championships Sunday.

    She took the 100-yard backstroke in 1:02.58. She placed second in the 100 freestyle in 56.68 seconds.

    Amanda Wagner placed seventh in the 200 individual medley in 2:32.85 and 10th in the 100 free in 59.54.

    Erika Hauenstein placed fourth in the 200 IM in 2:26.97, ninth in the 100 backstroke in 1:06.65, and 12th in the 100 Freestyle in 1:00.45.

    Those were the only three Tell City swimmers to compete in the divisional meet.

  • Goffinet invited to top 60...

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City guard Lauren Goffinet has been invited to Hoosier Basketball Magazine’s workout for the top 60 senior girls players in the state.

    She will participate in the first of two sessions, which is for girls from the northern and southern parts of the state, at Marian College Sunday at noon, Perry County time.

    Goffinet averaged 20.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.3 steals and 1.6 assists per game this season.

    She hit 46.0 percent from the field, including 37.0 percent from three-point range, and 77.4 percent of her free throws.

  • Seven Tell City wrestlers earn...

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tretter Lyons placed third in his weight class to lead boys from the Tell City Wrestling Club in the ISWA peewee-novice folkstyle state finals last weekend.

    Jayden Casebolt actually earned Tell City’s highest finish. Separate girls divisions were added this year, and she placed second among two girls in the peewee 45-pound weight class.

    She was the only Tell City girl competing in the state meet.

    Lyons scored three pins as he placed third among eight in the boys bantam 75 division.

  • Tell City splits two matches

    TELL CITY—Tell City scored six pins to beat Heritage Hills 54-52 in junior high wrestling last Thursday.

    Mason Waninger, Travis Brinksneader, Grant Bolin, Justin Alvarez, J.R. Kieser and Spenser Beard earned the pins for the Archers.

    Tell City lost a road match to Castle 69-28 Tuesday.

    “We started out strong with our lower weights,” said Tell City Coach Mark Thomas. “But our middle and upper weights for the most part were outclassed and dominated by Castle’s wrestlers.

  • Tell City 2-3 in tourney Saturday

    EVANSVILLE—James Payne went 5-0 to lead Tell City to a 2-3 record in a round-robin junior high wrestling tourney at Memorial Saturday.

    Tell City beat Harrison 58-40 and Princeton 52-47 but lost to Memorial 75-25, Reitz 65-30, and Southridge 54-51.

    Payne, competing in the heavyweight weight class, scored the maximum six team points in each of his matches as he pinned two opponents and won three times by forfeit.

    Grant Bolin had the next best record on the team, going 4-1 in the 95-pound weight class. He also pinned two opponents.

  • Mater Dei nips Tell City in 2...

    BOONVILLE—It took two overtimes, but Mater Dei’s strong rebounding and inside game eventually prevailed over Tell City 79-78 in the Class 2A boys basketball sectional semifinals Friday.

    Neither team shot well from the field, with Tell City hitting 31.9 percent and Mater Dei 36.4 percent.

    “Obviously it was a very physical basketball game,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes. “There weren’t very many clean shots to be had tonight.”