Today's Sports

  • 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.”

  • Rappites clip Bulldogs

    NEW HARMONY—New Harmony scored 26 points in the first quarter en route to a 77-62 victory over Cannelton in boys basketball Friday.

    “We lost track of Perry in the first quarter,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett referring to New Harmony’s 6-foot-5 senior center, Robert Perry.

    Perry scored 13 of his game-high 28 points in the first quarter.

    The 9-6 Rappites also grabbed seven offensive rebounds in the first quarter to build an 11-point lead. 

  • Cannelton girls beat Trinity;...

    WHITESVILLE, Ky.—Sarah Powers scored a career-high 30 points as Cannelton beat Whitesville Trinity 46-40 in girls basketball Wednesday.

    Powers hit 16 of 17 free throws. “She was driving well,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.

    The Bulldogs hit only 35.3 percent from the field. But they hit 72.0 percent of their free throws and held the Aces to 26.2 percent field-goal shooting.

    The Bulldogs also outrebounded Trinity 41-30. Allicyn Garrett grabbed nine rebounds, Jaci Garrett eight, and Sammie James seven for the Bulldogs.

  • Tell City girls repeat as PAC...

    LYNNVILLE—Tell City set one school record and two conference records in repeating as PAC girls swim champions Saturday.

    The Marksmen won eight of the 12 events as they scored 329 points, 56 more than runner-up Heritage Hills.

    Chelsea Malone won the 100-yard backstroke in 1:02.60, breaking the school record of 1:03.36 set by Kristen Mansfield in 1998.