Today's Sports

  • FTs key Tell City win

    TELL CITY—Tell City hit 27 free throws to beat North Harrison 57-50 in the first round of the PSC Holiday Classic boys basketball tourney Friday.

    Tell City actually went to the line for 44 free throws, as referees Michael Benham and Otis Broughton called 32 personal fouls and one technical foul (on a coach for saying Benham was “horrible”) on North Harrison.

    The Marksmen missed 16 foul shots, though, and had another attempt taken away by a lane violation.

  • Losing local businesses hurts...

    When a Perry County business ceases operations, it affects our local economy in many ways.

    Obviously the loss of jobs and taxes provided by the business hurts. But local sports leagues are also adversely affected by losing a sponsor and source of donations.

    Take for example William Tell Woodcrafters/Swiss Plywood, which told its employees earlier this month it would probably close by Dec. 31.

  • Perry Central stifles Marksmen...

    LINCOLN CITY—Perry Central got off to a hot start from the field and played stifling defense on Tell City scoring leader Lauren Goffinet to beat the Marksmen 45-38 in the PSC girls holiday basketball tourney Monday.

    Perry Central finished second in the four-team, round-robin tourney with a 2-1 record. Tell City was third at 1-2.

    The Commodores played basically man-to-man defense but double- or triple-teamed Goffinet every time she got the ball. She entered the game with a 25.1-point scoring average but was held to 11 points.

  • Cannelton’s defense...

    CANNELTON—Cannelton’s defense made it hard for Cloverport to get a shot off as the Bulldogs won 52-14 in girls basketball Saturday.

    The Aces committed 10 turnovers and attempted only one shot in the first 51⁄2 minutes as they fell behind 5-0.

    They finished the first half with 21 turnovers and 2 for 15 field-goal shooting, allowing Cannelton to build its lead to 23-6.

    Fifteen of the Aces’ 37 turnovers for the game came on steals by Cannelton.

  • Tell City, PC girls each 1-1 in...

    LINCOLN CITY—Lauren Goffinet and Hilarie Hahus had the hot hands as Tell City and Perry Central beat South Spencer in the PSC girls basketball holiday tipoff tourney Saturday.

    Goffinet scored 22 points, including two three-point baskets, as Tell City beat the Rebels 45-38 in the first game of the round-robin tourney.

    She scored 10 points in the first quarter as the Marksmen jumped to an 18-13 lead and led the rest of the way.

    Emily Dauby added eight points for the Marksmen.

    Junior guard Christen Jessee led South Spencer with 18 points.

  • Tell City girls outswim Raiders...

    HUNTINGBURG—Chelsea Malone won two individual events and a relay as Tell City beat Southridge 102-77 in girls swimming last Thursday.

    Southridge is the defending PAC champion and was second in the 14-team Jasper sectional last year. But Tell City Coach Mike Page said the Marksmen’s victory wasn’t really an upset. “We’re very evenly matched, and I think they had a few girls out sick.”

    Malone won the 50-yard freestyle in 26.12 seconds and the 100 free in 58.90.

  • Raiders defeat Tell City boys

    HUNTINGBURG—Justin Peter won two individual events but Tell City lost to Southridge 88-72 in boys swimming last Thursday.

    Peter won the 100-yard butterfly in 1:05.72 and the 100 backstroke in 1:03.62.

    Greg Clayton won the 200 freestyle in 2:06.03 and teamed with Trevor Nelson, Nick Bower and Jarrod Clayton to win the 200 free relay in 1:44.93.

    Logan Bolin won the diving with 144.45 points.

    Greg Clayton took second in the 500 free in 5:48.01 and Jarrod Clayton was second in the 100 back in 1:16.73.

  • Froehlich undefeated as Tell...

    TELL CITY—Dylan Froehlich went 9-0 to lead Tell City to sixth place in Harrison’s 10-team wrestling tourney Friday and Saturday.

    Tell City went 4-5, beating Forest Park 60-13, Harrison 51-30, South Spencer 58-16, and Union County 33-31.

    The Marksmen lost to Southridge 31-23, Heritage Hills 34-24, Evansville Memorial 52-15, and Trinity of Kentucky 37-31.

    “We could’ve gone 7-2 very easily,” said Tell City Coach Joe Litherland.

  • Commodores win tourney

    REO—Clint Cassidy had nine points and 14 rebounds as Perry Central beat Heritage Hills 31-30 in double overtime to win South Spencer’s junior varsity boys basketball tourney Saturday.

    Cassidy hit 1 of 2 free throws with three seconds left in the second overtime to seal the win.

    Andrew Harpenau added eight points and six rebounds for the 7-0 Commodores. Jacob Schwartz had seven points and five rebounds.

  • Perry Central holds off Springs...

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central played with intensity and defeated Springs Valley 48-43 in Patoka Lake Athletic Conference boys basketball Friday.  

    Perry Central Coach Matt Carter said, “This is the best we have played for four quarters.

    “We shot over 50 percent from the floor (16 for 30 for 53.3 percent), got 15 steals, and made them turn it over 22 times.”

    The Blackhawks hit 19 for 39 from the floor for 48.7 percent.

    Perry Central jumped to leads of 11-0 and 15-3 in the first 3:05 using a full-court press to force six turnovers.