Today's Sports

  • Graves hot early in PC win over...

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Ashley Graves hit her first six shots from the field as Perry Central built a 26-11 lead en route to beating Tell City 49-26 in girls basketball Monday.

  • Extra wild-card teams might help...

    Twelve of 32 teams make the playoffs in the NFL and 16 of 30 do so in each the NBA and NHL.
    With so many teams making the playoffs in these leagues, occasionally each of them has a team slip into the postseason tourney with a losing record.
    The Seattle Seahawks made the NFL playoffs with a 7-9 record this year, prompting one USA Today sports columnist to write that the Seattle Mariners are hoping to get into the baseball playoffs next fall with a 71-91 record.

  • TC boys win triangular

    TELL CITY—Greg Clayton and Justin Peter each won two individual events and two relays to lead Tell City to victory in a boys triangular swim meet Thursday.
    Tell City scored 109 points, Gibson Southern 97, and Tecumseh 46.
    Tell City Coach Lew Anderson once said he didn’t know if the Marksmen could win a meet this season because of their lack of depth.
    But getting Trent Harding and Tyler Maddle back for this meet helped in that department. And the Marksmen also got some surprisingly strong performances from their less heralded swimmers.

  • Marksmen win all 12 events to...

    TELL CITY—Tell City won all 12 events for the fifth time this season as the Marksmen dominated a girls triangular swim meet Thursday.
    Tell City scored 166 points, Gibson Southern 68, and Tecumseh 34.
    The Marksmen took first and second place in seven events, including all three relays.
    Chelsea Malone, Erika Hauenstein and Hana Reed each won two individual events.
    Malone won the 50-yard freestyle in 26.27 seconds and the 100 backstroke in 1:05.71.
    Hauenstein took the 200 individual medley in 2:28.53 and the 500 free in 5:48.99.

  • Pioneers shoot down Tell City

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—A familiar combination of cold shooting and too many turnovers doomed Tell City in a 58-21 girls basketball loss to Boonville Thursday.
    The Marksmen hit 22.2 percent from the field. They were 4 for 23 in the first half, with all four of their baskets coming on layups--two on offensive rebounds by Stori Beard.
    They committed 28 turnovers, including nine in the third quarter.
    But there were some encouraging signs for the Marksmen.

  • Bulldogs nip Rappites

    CANNELTON—Cannelton forced 20 turnovers to make up for some deficiencies in other areas and beat New Harmony 51-46 in girls basketball Friday.
    The Bulldogs won despite getting outshot from the field (31.9 percent to 28.4 percent) and free-throw line (71.4 percent to 40.9 percent).
    They grabbed 22 offensive rebounds but were still outrebounded 46-45, as neither team blocked out well.

  • PC girls beat Patriots

    LINCOLN CITY—Perry Central scored points off its defense, especially in the second quarter, to beat Heritage Hills 42-20 in girls basketball Thursday.
    Heritage Hills led 8-6 after the first quarter.
    “We don’t shoot the ball well at times,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson. “We had some real good shots in that quarter.

  • Commodores cold early, fall to...

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central hit only 6 of 22 field-goal attempts in the first half and lost to Southridge 60-40 in boys basketball Friday.

  • Tuesday’s sports events snowed...

    PERRY COUNTY—All six sports events involving Perry County teams Tuesday were postponed due to snow.
    Events scheduled that day were Cannelton’s boys and girls basketball games at Cloverport, Tell City’s boys and girls home swim meets with Evansville Central, Tell City’s home wrestling meet with Crawford County, and Tell City’s junior high boys basketball at Hancock County.
    Cannelton’s junior high boys basketball games with Crawford County, scheduled Wednesday, were also postponed.

  • Tell City boys 3rd at Mount...

    MOUNT VERNON—Justin Peter claimed Tell City’s only victory as the Marksmen finished third in a boys triangular swim meet Saturday.
    Mount Vernon won with 100 points. Vincennes Lincoln scored 87 and Tell City 28.
    Peter won the 100-yard backstroke in 1:01.83 and placed second in the 100 freestyle in 54.65 seconds.
    Teammate Greg Clayton took third in the 200 free in 2:03.94—just two-hundredths of a second behind second place—and fourth in the 500 free in 5:38.11.