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Today's Sports

  • Tell City girls nip PC

    LEOPOLD—Jaycee Guillaume and Lauren Goffinet each scored six points in the last four minutes as Tell City beat Perry Central 51-47 in girls basketball Monday.

    The game was tied four times in the fourth quarter, the last time when Perry Central’s Hilarie Hahus hit a 7-foot baseline shot to make it 39-39.

    A rebound basket by Guillaume, a 9-footer in transition by Goffinet, and two free throws by Goffinet then gave Tell City a 45-39 lead with 0:34 left.

  • Lawalin champion as TC third in...

    NEWBURGH—Jessie Lawalin won the 103-pound title and seven Tell Citians qualified for the regional as the Marksmen finished third in the nine-team Castle wrestling sectional Saturday.

    A.J. Flynn (119-pound class) and Dylan Froehlich (215) placed second.

    Andy Kast (130), Justin Kleemann (160) and Dustin Gould (189) placed third.

    Matt Leistner (171) placed fourth to also qualify for the regional. But he will not compete in it due to a knee injury.

  • Alvey, Kessans, Werner elected...

    TELL CITY—Rick Alvey, Kara Kessans and Paul Werner have been elected to Tell City High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

    They will be inducted at a catered banquet at Tell City High School’s cafeteria Feb. 21 and introduced at halftime of Tell City’s boys basketball game with North Posey later that night.

    To be eligible for the hall, athletes have to have graduated from Tell City at least 10 years ago.

    Kessans, a 1998 graduate, is the first athlete to be elected in her first year of eligibility since the hall’s initial class in 2004.

  • Harpenau ranks seventh in nation...

    WEST LAFAYETTE—Tell City graduate Ben Harpenau is currently ranked seventh in the nation in the weight throw and hopes to contend for Big Ten Conference titles in that and the hammer throw this year.

    That’s pretty impressive, considering he never got to compete in those events in high school.

    For safety and liability reasons Indiana is one of many states that don’t offer those events in high school track.

  • Pairings drawn for girls...

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City and Perry Central drew long brackets in IHSAA girls basketball sectional pairings made Thursday.

    Both will play first-round games in the six-team, Class 2A sectional at Forest Park Tuesday, Feb. 10.

    Perry Central will play Mater Dei in the first game that night (game times will be announced later), followed by Tell City facing Forest Park.

    South Spencer will play the winner of the first game and North Posey will play the winner of the second game in the semifinals Friday, Feb. 13.

  • Icy weather forces more...

    PERRY COUNTY—All three Perry County boys basketball games Friday and most events involving Perry County teams Saturday were postponed due to icy roads.

    Perry Central’s home boys basketball game with Crawford County, postponed Friday, has been rescheduled for this Tuesday, Feb. 6.

    No new date was announced for Tell City’s boys game with Hancock County or Cannelton’s boys game with New Harmony, both also postponed Friday.

    It was the second time the Tell City vs. Hancock County game had been postponed.

  • Davis wins magazine’s...

    TELL CITY—Hugh Davis of Tell City won the 2008 marathon-and-shorter division championship of Trail Runner Magazine’s series.

    He won his age group at four of the seven Trophy Series races he completed last year.

    Davis, 45, also won the series title in 2006.

    He trains by running up to 40 miles per week, primarily on trails he cut himself.

    He told Trail Runner Magazine he runs “at least 12 miles twice a week on my days off and four miles on work days.” He is featured in the February 2009 edition of the magazine.

  • Lyons champion in Franklin...

    FRANKLIN—Tretter Lyons of the Tell City Wrestling Club won the bantam 75-pound division in a folkstyle tourney Jan. 25.

    Lyons pinned both his opponents.

    Coy Hammack also earned two pins as he placed second in the peewee 35-pound division.

    Devon Casebolt was second in bantam 50 with one pin and a 10-1 major decision.

    Landen Scherzinger placed second in the peewee 50 division. Kaden Chestnut placed fifth in that division.

    Cameron Kessinger was third in intermediate 80 with two pins, one technical fall, and one major decision.

  • Malone, Wagner propel Marksmen...

    TELL CITY—Chelsea Malone won two individual events and a relay and Amanda Wagner set a conference record as Tell City won the PAC girls swim meet Saturday.

    The Marksmen won the meet with 314 points (35 ahead of runner-up Heritage Hills) after placing second four of the five previous years.

    This was their first conference title in 20 years, since they won the Big Eight title in the 1988-89 school year (when girls swimming was still a fall sport).

    Malone won the 50-yard freestyle in 25.56 seconds and Wagner placed second in 25.95.

  • Cannelton’s defense...

    CANNELTON—Strong passing and an aggressive defense helped Cannelton defeat Portland Christian 85-51 in boys basketball Saturday.

    Cannelton’s tight man-to-man defense was able to shut down the Eagles’ shooting enough to allow Cannelton’s lead to open up to 20 points by halftime.

    “This was one of the rare times that we actually had a size advantage across the board,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett. “We finally matched up with somebody where we had the advantage and you could tell (it helped).”