Today's Sports

  • Patriots stop Tell City

    LINCOLN CITY—Tell City hit only 27.1 percent from the field and lost to Heritage Hills 64-56 in PAC boys basketball Friday.

    “We had by far our worst shooting night, so they defended well,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes.

    Using a swarming man-to-man defense, the Patriots rarely allowed Tell City scoring leader Andy Chinn an open look at the basket. They held him to 1 for 7 three-point shooting.

    Still he hit 8 of 19 from the field overall and 11 of 12 free throws for a game-high 28 points.

  • Goffinet voted top player in...

    TELL CITY—Tell City senior Lauren Goffinet  was named the top player in PAC girls basketball in all-conference voting by the league’s coaches last week.

    The nine conference coaches voted for the top 10 players in the conference, awarding 10 points for the top player, nine for second, etc. Coaches could not vote for their own players.

    Goffinet received 79 of 80 possible voting points, meaning that seven rival coaches voted for her as the No. 1 player in the conference and the other listed her No. 2.

  • Boys sectional pairings announced

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City and Cannelton drew first-round byes but Perry Central drew a long route in IHSAA basketball sectional pairings made Thursday.

    In the Class 2A sectional at Boonville (hosted by Mater Dei), North Posey will play Mater Dei in the first game 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, followed by Perry Central vs. Forest Park at approximately 7:15 p.m.

    Tell City will play the North Posey-Mater Dei winner in the first semifinal March 6 at 5:30 p.m. That will be followed by South Spencer vs. the Perry Central-Forest Park winner at approximately 7:15 p.m.

  • Kast makes academic all-state

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City’s Andy Kast was named to the Indiana Wrestling Coaches Association’s academic all-state team Wednesday.

    To be eligible for the honor a wrestler must have been a regional qualifier and be a senior with at least a 3.25 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.

    Despite missing part of the season with an injury, he compiled a 21-11 record for the Marksmen.

    He is ranked first in his class academically with a 4.06 GPA (A’s in advanced placement classes count for five points at Tell City).

  • Archers outwrestle Pike Central

    TELL CITY—Tell City won 11 of 20 matches to defeat Pike Central 61-45 in junior high wrestling Thursday.

    Pike Central won four matches by forfeit to one forfeit win for Tell City.

    But the Archers won 10 of the 15 matches actually wrestled, including eight by pins.

    Travis Brinksneader, Austin Kreisle, Spenser Beard, J.R. Kieser, Brandon McCoy, C.J. Rowe, Jacob McGuffie and James Payne earned the pins.

    Mason Waninger and Justin Alvarez won decisions, with Waninger’s being a 10-0 major decision.

  • Vikings pull away from Commodores

    FERDINAND—A couple of fast breaks early in the fourth quarter helped North Posey beat Perry Central 49-38 to win the Class 2A girls basketball sectional Saturday.

    Perry Central led the first 15 minutes of the game, until North Posey guard Alyssa Like made the Vikings’ only three-point basket of the game. That put them up 18-17 at halftime.

    Perry Central was still within two points, 23-21, after Tessa Lynch hit a 6-foot shot in the lane with 1:31 left in the third quarter.

  • Trojans top Bulldogs

    OAKLAND CITY—A strong defense and attacking offense helped Wood Memorial defeat Cannelton 74-44 in the Class A girls basketball sectional finals Saturday.

    The Bulldogs had a rough game as they battled through Wood’s tight defense, which stuck close to Cannelton’s shooters and allowed them few points.

    Cannelton Coach Jeff Miller said the Trojans aggressively pushed his team during the whole game and he felt that the foul calls were “very lop-sided.”

  • Defense helps Tell City sting...

    TELL CITY—Tell City held Hancock County to 37.2 percent field-goal shooting and beat the Hornets 67-50 in boys basketball Saturday.

    “We defended a little bit,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes, obviously happy with the improvement in that part of his team’s game after it gave up 84 points to Evansville North two days earlier.

    Tell City trailed 12-10 after one quarter. But Andy Chinn and Jamal Noland led a second-quarter rally that put the Marksmen up 36-22 at halftime.

  • Froehlich, Kast fall in semistate

    EVANSVILLE—Tell City’s Dylan Froehlich and Andy Kast each lost in the first round of the IHSAA wrestling semistate Saturday.

    It was a strong semistate in their weight classes.

    Kast lost 7-0 to Brannigan Barlow of Bloomington South. Barlow is ranked third in the state in the 130-pound weight class by IndianaMat.com but finished fourth in the semistate.

    Kast finished the season with a 21-11 record.

    Froehlich lost 5-1 to Daniel Tatgenhorst of Jeffersonville.

  • Eagles outrebound Cannelton for...

    CANNELTON—Lanesville outrebounded Cannelton 31-17 to beat the Bulldogs 79-64 in boys basketball Saturday afternoon.

    Each team hit 50.0 percent from the field. But Lanesville got 16 more shots and 11 more free throws thanks to its rebounding advantage and 23-12 advantage in turnovers.

    Cannelton hit 13 of 27 three-point shots, though, and still led 54-53 after Justin Dooley hit a three-pointer with 19 seconds left in the third quarter.

    The Bulldogs made five three-pointers—by five different players—that period.