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Today's Sports

  • TC outswims Rebels; places 5th...

    TELL CITY—For the first time in several years Tell City placed second in two relays at its own season-opening girls swimming relay meet Saturday.

    Tell City finished fifth overall among seven teams in the meet, “but we were more competitive this year,” said Tell City Coach Mike Page.

    Chelsea Malone, Amanda Wagner, Erika Hauenstein and C.J. Fentress took second in the 200-yard medley relay in 2:01.08.

    Wagner, Hauenstein, Chelsea Malone and Bailey Malone placed second in the 400 individual medley relay in 4:40.67.

  • PC girls beat Rebels 44-39

    REO—Perry Central made 21 steals to beat South Spencer 44-39 in girls basketball Tuesday.

    “I think our pressure defense bothered them quite a bit,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson. “We’re fairly quick.”

    The Commodores also used a 1-3-1 half-court zone at times but used the press quite a bit in the third quarter, when they outscored South Spencer 17-13 to take a 34-28 lead.

    They built the lead to 42-31 early in the fourth quarter.

  • Cannelton nips Rappites in OT

    CANNELTON—Cannelton took its first lead of the game in overtime as it defeated New Harmony 37-35 in girls basketball Saturday.

    The Bulldogs outscored New Harmony 15-4 in the fourth quarter to tie the score. “We pressed them quite a bit,” said Cannelton Coach Jeff Miller.

    Freshman Sammie James hit two free throws with 1.6 seconds left in regulation to tie the score and send the game into overtime.

    Jaci Garrett and Nakaa Myers hit field goals in overtime to give the Bulldogs the lead. Garrett later added two free throws to preserve the lead.

  • Chinn MVP; Kast academic all-...

    TELL CITY—Andy Chinn was named Tell City’s boys tennis Most Valuable Player at that sport’s awards banquet Nov. 12.

    In addition, Andy Kast was recognized for being one of 50 boys statewide named Academic All-State by the Indiana High School Tennis Coaches Association.

    In order to be recognized, a player must be nominated by his coach and selected by the Association’s board.  The award is based on grade-point average, test scores, and academic standing.

  • Internet has changed coverage of...

    The expansion of sports coverage on the Internet in the last 10 years has been a boon for sports fans, but it has also led to some sports publications biting the dust.

    Sport Magazine, Basketball Digest, Basketball Weekly, Hockey Digest and Street & Smith’s sports annuals are among the once successful magazines that are no longer published.

    Others have cut back on their frequency. Baseball Digest, long known as “baseball’s only monthly magazine,” has gone from 12 to 10 and now eight issues per year.

  • Hall, Schwartz, Schwartz are...

    LEOPOLD—T.J. Hall was named Perry Central’s football Most Valuable Player at Perry Central’s fall sports banquet Thursday.

    Hall won the award in a team vote.

    Cousins Jake Schwartz and Lavina Schwartz were named the most valuable runners in boys and girls cross country.

    No volleyball MVP was selected.

    The complete list of awards presented:

    Football

    Most Valuable Player: T.J. Hall

    All-PLAC: B.J. Farmer, T.J. Lamon, Ryan Hanan, Clint Schank, Robbie Piper, Austin Hauser, Dane Ransom, Alex Schroeder, T.J. Hall

  • Tell City girls face rebuilding...

    TELL CITY—A basketball team than wins 17 games and a sectional title and returns four seniors including its leading scorer—a player who should finish at least in the top three on the school’s all-time scoring list—might think it is in great shape.

    But a team that returns only one starter, lacks overall quickness, and has a guard for its tallest player might be worried about its upcoming season.

    Both those descriptions fit Tell City’s girls team this year, so it’s kind of hard to predict how the Marksmen will fare.

  • Goffinet’s 43 propel...

    CANNELTON—Lauren Goffinet scored a school-record 43 points to lead Tell City past Cannelton 63-43 in a girls basketball season opener Friday.

    Goffinet scored 11 of the Marksmen’s 12 first-quarter points as that period ended in a 12-12 tie.

    She added 11 points in the second quarter, including two free throws that gave the Marksmen the lead for good, 25-23, with 2:25 left in the half.

  • Corydon tops PC 62-50

    LEOPOLD—Corydon forced some Perry Central turnovers and hit three three-point baskets in the third quarter to pull away from the Commodores 62-50 in a girls basketball season opener Friday.

    The score was tied with four minutes left in the third quarter.

    “Then we just started throwing the ball all over the dang gym,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson. “And they were just in a (1-3-1) half-court trap, the same thing we faced in the first half.

  • PC basketball team obtains new...

    Every basketball coach is always looking for a big man. And Perry Central Coach Matt Carter has definitely found one.

    In fact Carter’s new player is reportedly being recruited by major colleges including Louisville, Iowa and Ohio State.

    Robbie Piper, a senior who has those schools looking at him as a football lineman, has joined the basketball Commo-dores.

    He may not be quite the 6-foot-4 he was listed at in football, but he looks at least as tall as former Tell City center Eric Henrickson, who was listed as 6-5 last year.