Today's Sports

  • Wagner 25th at state

    INDIANAPOLIS—Amanda Wagner finished 25th in the 100-yard breaststroke, Tell City’s best finish in the IHSAA girls state swim meet last weekend.

    Wagner swam that race in 1:09.77, 15-hundredths of a second faster than her sectional winning time.

    Wagner, Chelsea Malone, Erika Hauenstein and C.J. Fentress finished 27th in the 200 free relay in 1:43.79, 74-hundredths of a second slower than their sectional time.

    Those same four girls were 29th in the 200 medley relay in 1:55.75, 1.93 seconds slower than their sectional time.

  • Three games postponed

    Because of another heavy snowfall, all three Perry County boys basketball teams had games postponed Monday or Tuesday to later this week.

    Perry Central’s game at Forest Park was postponed from Monday to Wednesday.

    Tell City’s game at Hancock County was postponed from Tuesday to tonight, with the varsity starting at 7:30.

    Cannelton’s home game with Whitesville Trinity was postponed from Tuesday to Friday at 7:30 p.m.

  • Hahus, Dickerson shoot PC past...

    TELL CITY—Hot perimeter shooting by Hilarie Hahus and Deidra Dickerson carried Perry Central past South Spencer 44-40 in the first round of the Tell City Class 2A girls basketball sectional Wednesday.

    Hahus hit 5 of 7 three-point shots, tying the school record for most three-pointers made in a game set by Lindsey Ransome against Forest Park Feb. 10, 2006.

    Dickerson added three three-pointers and hit a 17-footer from the top of the key to tie the score 38-38 with less than three minutes left.

  • Commodores' defense stops...

    TELL CITY—A constant for Perry Central’s girls basketball team has been strong defense, and it carried the Commodores past Tell City 42-21 in the Class 2A sectional semifinals Friday.

    The Commodores held the Marksmen to 31.0 percent field-goal shooting and limited them to 29 shots by forcing 19 turnovers and outrebounding them 39-24.

    Limiting the number of Tell City shots was important because the Commodores hit only 31.4 percent from the field themselves. But they had 22 more attempts and also got to the foul line four more times.

  • Cannelton's shooting cold...

    LYNNVILLE—Cannelton could not overcome its shooting woes in a 71-47 loss to Tecumseh in the girls Class A basketball sectional semifinals Friday.

    The Bulldogs hit just 10 of 40 field goal attempts for the game for 25 percent, while the Braves connected on 25 of 52 for 48.1 percent.

    The Braves started the game shooting the ball well on their home floor as they built a 26-12 first-quarter lead.

    The Bulldogs seemed to settle down a little in the second quarter and outscored the Braves 11-9 in the period to go into halftime down by 12 points.

  • Sprinkle, Sears have stayed...

    Jim Sprinkle and Nick Sears, two of the men who will be inducted into Tell City High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame Friday, both went into coaching after playing four sports at Tell City and one in college.

    Both no longer coach, but both have remained active in sports.

    After coaching boys cross country one year at Perry Central and boys and girls swimming at Mount Vernon and Vincennes Lincoln, Sears, 31, is in his first year as athletics director at Indian Creek High School.

  • Knies shoots Jeeps past PC

    DUBOIS—Wes Knies scored 12 points in the fourth quarter as Northeast Dubois overtook Perry Central for a 51-46 boys basketball victory Thursday.

    Perry Central led at the end of each of the first three quarters, building its lead to nine points once.

    But the Commodores had trouble stopping Knies, a 6-foot-2 junior forward in the final period.

    “We talked about him being one of their better scorers—him and (Trevor) Atkins,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “And we did a pretty good job on Atkins.

  • Huskies intimidate Tell City

    EVANSVILLE—Evansville North outplayed Tell City in nearly every phase of the game to trounce the Marksmen 65-39 in boys basketball Thursday.

    The Huskies outshot Tell City from the field 49.1 percent to 28.6 percent, including a 42.9 percent to 21.1 percent advantage in three-point shooting.

    Their superior leaping ability helped them outrebound the Marksmen 39-27.

    The Marksmen did not grab a rebound in the first five minutes as they fell behind 17-3.

  • Perry Central-Forest Park game...

    FERDINAND--Perry Central's varsity and JV boys basketball games at Forest Park, scheduled for Monday, Feb. 15, have been postponed to Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the same time.

    This is the second time these games have been postponed due to snow.

  • Tell City places 2nd in 13-team...

    JASPER—Tell City won four events and placed second in five to finish second in the 13-team girls swimming sectional Saturday.

    No other team won more than two of the 12 events. But Jasper used its depth to beat Tell City for the title 286-247.

    Only first-place finishers were guaranteed to advance to this weekend’s state meet.