Today's Sports

  • Perry Central has county's...

    Judging by records and the draw each received, Perry Central appears to have the best shot among Perry County teams at winning a girls basketball sectional this week.

    Cannelton, 11-8 going into its final regular-season game Saturday, has its best record in eight years. So if the Bulldogs had the same draw as they had last year and had to get by only 2-13 New Harmony to reach the championship game of their Class A sectional, they would have the best chance at a title.

  • Froehlich champ, TC takes 5th

    NEWBURGH—Dylan Froehlich won the 215-pound title to lead Tell City to fifth place in the nine-team Castle wrestling sectional Saturday.

    Castle won the sectional with 275 points. Tell City scored 109.

    Froehlich beat Travis Daugherty of Castle 5-0 to raise his season record to 39-0, tying the school record for consecutive victories set by Jeff Casebolt in 1996-97.

  • Eagles defeat Marksmen

    TELL CITY—Ohio County hit 70.0 percent from the field in the second half to beat Tell City 67-59 in boys basketball Monday.

    “We’ve played with a lot of teams but we can’t finish them off because we don’t have the desire yet to lock anybody down on defense,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes.

    He added, “We played pretty decent defense the first half and gave up 27 points. But the second half we gave up 40 points, and there’s not a team on our schedule we can beat giving up 40 points in a half.”

  • Tell City turnovers fuel...

    LINCOLN CITY—Heritage Hills made 23 layups to beat Tell City 62-30 in PAC girls basketball Tuesday.

    At least 11 of the Patriots’ layups came in transition after Tell City turnovers. The Marksmen committed 32 turnovers overall.

    The Patriots also used their quickness to score some layups in transition off defensive rebounds and outlet passes. Or sometimes a Patriot would grab a defensive rebound and take it all the way upcourt for a layup herself, as Lyndsi Woolems did to put the Patriots up 8-4 with 2:46 left in the first quarter.

  • Girls sectional pairings drawn

    TELL CITY—Tell City and Perry Central could meet in the semifinals of the Tell City Class 2A girls basketball sectional next week.

    Sectional pairings for the six-team sectional drawn Monday by the IHSAA gave Tell City a first-round bye.

    Perry Central will play South Spencer in the first game Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

    The winner of that game will advance to face Tell City in the first semifinal game Friday, Feb. 12, at 5:30 p.m.

    Perry Central has beaten South Spencer twice this season, though once was an overtime game in the PSC Holiday Tip-off tourney.

  • Most Saturday events postponed

    Most sports events involving Perry County teams Saturday were postponed or canceled after a heavy snowstorm struck the area Friday night.

    Tell City’s varsity and JV boys basketball games at Hancock County have been rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 16. The freshman game between the two schools that was also scheduled Saturday has been canceled.

    Perry Central’s varsity and JV boys basketball games at Lanesville have been rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 23.

  • Tell City edges Pike Central

    PETERSBURG—Tell City won 10 of 12 events to overcome its lack of depth and edge Pike Central 89-87 in boys swimming Tuesday.

    Pike Central won the 100-yard breaststroke and the 100 butterfly.

    Though the Marksmen won all the other events, they earned only one second place and one third place in the 10 swimming events. They had only one entrant in five events and none in the 100 breaststroke.

    “We had 10 boys and they had several more,” said Tell City Coach Mike Page. “But the boys pulled it out—they’re swimming well.”

  • Crawford County’s hot...

    MARENGO—Crawford County hit 65.9 percent from the field to beat Perry Central 69-62 in PLAC boys basketball Friday.

    Parker Hudson, a 6-foot-7 center, hit 4 of 4 shots in the first 12 minutes to help the Wolfpack build a 28-20 lead.

    After Perry Central pulled within three points, 41-38, on a 15-footer by Ian Hahus midway through the third quarter, Andrew Curl and Jordan Newkirk hit consecutive three-point shots to build the Wolfpack’s lead to nine.

    The Wolfpack hit 5 of 9 from three-point range for the game.

  • Hollen, Sears Sprinkle join TC...

    TELL CITY—A four-sport coach and two four-sport stars have been elected to the Tell City High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

    Ivan Hollen, Nick Sears and Jim Sprinkle will be inducted into the hall at a banquet at Tell City’s cafeteria 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19. They will also be honored at halftime of Tell City’s boys basketball game with Heritage Hills that night.

  • Jones shoots Hornets past...

    HAWESVILLE, Ky.—Hot shooting by Hilarie Jones propelled Hancock County to an early lead as the Hornets beat Tell City 55-29 in girls basketball Thursday.

    Jones, a senior forward, scored 10 points in the first 10 minutes as the Hornets jumped to a 13-6 lead.

    She scored 17 of the Hornets’ first 22 points on three three-point baskets, two low-post moves, a fast-break layup off a steal, and two free throws.

    “She can flat shoot it,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons. “And she posts up well. She’s a good player.”