Today's Sports

  • Schlichter’s story needs new...

    As Tell City beat Perry Central in the Boonville boys basketball sectional last week, avenging two losses to the Commodores this season, one man who saw those two losses was not able to watch the third matchup between the county rivals.
    Art Schlichter, who coached several Tell City basketball players in football in 2009 and also helped informally with the basketball team at times (though he is best known for football, he also played basketball at Ohio State University), was behind bars.

  • Rangers rout Marksmen

    Sports Editor

    BOONVILLE—Huge advantages in rebounds and turnovers allowed Forest Park to take more than twice as many shots as Tell City in the first half Friday.

  • Tell City wins own tourney

    TELL CITY—Ten Tell City Wrestling Club members won their weight classes to lead the club to first p in the overall team competition at the eighth annual Tell City Folkstyle Open Sunday.
    Tell City beat Mater Dei, Southridge A and B, and the Little Vikings from Corydon in the team competition.  
     Many other teams were represented in the tourney.
    Cole Gentry won all four of his matches by pins to claim the bantam 50-pound weight class title.
    Other Tell Citians winning their weight class were:

  • Marksmen go 3-1 in Saturday...

    OWENSVILLE—Six Tell City wrestlers went undefeated as the Marksmen went 3-1 in a five-team junior high round-robin tourney Saturday.
    Tell City beat North Knox 63-30, Tecumseh 66-28 and Forest Park 63-36 but lost to Gibson Southern 62-34.
    Mason Waninger, Travis Brinksneader, Mason Stephens, Xavier Barnes, Spenser Beard and C.J. Rowe each went undefeated for the day.
    Tell City also beat Forest Park 60-39 in a road match Monday.
    Waninger, Stephens and Beard are still undefeated for the season.

  • Tell City boys, girls defeat...

    PETERSBURG—Tell City won 10 of 11 events and beat Pike Central 84-81 in junior high boys swimming Tuesday.
    Pike Central used about 10 fifth graders to give it the depth to keep the match close. However, fifth graders will not be allowed to swim in the PAC meet at the end of the season.
    Luke Thomas and Aaron Vincent each won two individual events and two relays.
    Thomas won the 100-yard individual medley in 1:21.18 and the 50 butterfly in 34.36 seconds.

  • Cannelton’s shooting cold in...

    Sports Correspondent

    LYNNVILLE—Cannelton did not shoot well in a 59-34 loss to Tecumseh in the Class A boys basketball sectional Tuesday.

  • Marksmen’s defense stifles Perry...

    Sports Editor

    BOONVILLE—Tell City forced 20 turnovers and held Perry Central to 32.6 percent field-goal shooting to beat the Commodores 51-43 in the first round of the Class 2A boys basketball sectional Tuesday.

  • Beard wins Indy Nationals

    INDIANAPOLIS—Spenser Beard of Tell City won the schoolboy 175-pound weight class in the Indy Nationals folkstyle wrestling tourney Feb. 22.
    The tourney was open to wrestlers from throughout the nation.
    Beard was one of four to compete in his weight class. He won all three of his matches, two by pins and one by decision, to earn the first-place trophy.
    He is the son of the late Traci Deom Beard and the grandson of Kenny and Darla Deom.

  • Uncanny coincidences make most...

    The IHSAA says its drawings for this week’s boys basketball sectionals were blind draws.
    The organization explains on its Web site:
    “To conduct the random drawing for the boys basketball state tournament, the IHSAA places ping-pong balls representing each school in a given sectional into a lottery-style air mix machine. A motorized fan in the bottom of the machine blows the balls around the inside of the transparent container and air then forces each ball up through a tube in random order.

  • Lions rout Bulldogs

    Sports Correspondent

    CANNELTON—Cannelton was overmatched by Rock Creek Academy 94-43 in boys basketball Friday.
    The Bulldogs could not contend with Rock Creek’s speed and athleticism as the Lions raced to a 26-9 lead just over four minutes into the game.
    The Lions continued to push the ball and get high percentage looks the entire first half.  They hit 67.6 percent of their field-goal attempts in the first half, including 8 of 11 for 72.7 percent in the second quarter.