Today's Sports

  • Reitz nips Tell City

    EVANSVILLE - Cold shooting hurt Tell City in a 45-41 girls basketball loss to Reitz Tuesday.

    "We didn't shoot the ball particularly well and we had too many turnovers," said Tell City Coach John Lyons.

    On the positive side, he said, "We didn't give up as many offensive rebounds (as in previous games)."

    Lauren Goffinet had 15 points and four assists to lead Tell City.

    Dana Sibrel added eight points and nine rebounds and Lacy Padgett grabbed seven rebounds as Tell City won the board battle.

    Sara Blair, a 5-foot-7 junior, led Reitz, 1-2, with 14 points.

  • Archers win seventh grade tourney

    LEOPOLD - Tell City used strong man-to-man defense to beat Tecumseh 34-13 to win Perry Central's seventh grade girls basketball tourney Saturday.

    "They were tall, but our defense was really good," said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes. "We held them to six points the first three quarters. Our girls understand help-side defense."

    McKenzie Hayes led Tell City, 3-1, with 12 points, 11 rebounds, six blocked shots and four steals.

    Hannah Schaefer added five rebounds, four assists and three steals, Brianna Brickey scored six points, and Lacy Briggs made four steals.

  • Commodores hold off Northeast...

    LEOPOLD - Neal Schwartz scored 11 points as Perry Central beat Northeast Dubois 37-33 in freshman basketball Monday.

    Kyle Troesch and Garrett Miller each added eight points and Kyle Rasche scored five.

    "We played pretty decent," said Perry Central Coach Kevin Rogier. We hit a couple of free throws late to help us keep the lead."

    The Commodores hit 13 of 18 free throws overall for 72.2 percent.

    This was the Commodores' season opener. They will host Tell City Monday at 6:30 p.m.

  • Tell City's defense lacking...

    PETERSBURG - Tell City gave up its highest point total in more than 3 1/2 years in a 70-58 PAC girls basketball loss to Pike Central Saturday.

    "We had four scorers in double digits and lost by 12," noted Tell City Coach John Lyons. "Our defense was not very good. When's the last time we gave up 70 points? Maybe once to Castle when they had a really outstanding team."

    Lyons was correct. The last Tell City opponent to score 70 was Castle in a 74-69 win over the Marksmen Jan. 29, 2004.

  • TC football coach resigns

    TELL CITY - John Elliott has resigned as Tell City's football coach after three years at the helm.

    Elliott, 51, said Sunday the reason he is resigning is "a long story. It's a complicated decision. It's just probably time. I still live over here (in Evansville) and drive (to Tell City) every day. We'd probably taken the program as far as we could under the current conditions."

    Besides the long drive, he said he "didn't feel the commitment was there from the administration to take the football program to the next level.

  • Offensive rebounding helps PC...

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central grabbed more offensive rebounds than Cannelton did total rebounds and beat the Bulldogs 61-18 in girls basketball Monday.

    The Commodores won the board battle 47-15, with 21 of their rebounds coming at the offensive end.

    They also took advantage of 25 Cannelton turnovers, turning several into transition layups.

    The Commodores also looked to run after grabbing defensive rebounds, throwing several long outlet passes.

  • Better ball-handling could help...

    CANNELTON - Improved ball-handling and shooting could help Cannelton' s boys basketball team improve on last year' s 1-20 record.

    The Bulldogs often committed at least 20 turnovers in a game last year.

    When Chase Gerber became eligible to play for them in the second half of last season, Coach Brian Garrett often used him at point guard even though he was the team' s tallest player at 6-foot-3. He led the team in assists with 2.0 per game.

    Now Tyler Greathouse, a 5-foot-10 sophomore who moved in from Michigan, looks ready to take over the point.

  • Cold start dooms Tell City girls

    MARENGO - Crawford County jumped to a 12-3 first-quarter lead and beat Tell City 50-31 in girls basketball Friday.

    "We didn' t shoot the ball very well in the first quarter and we didn' t play very well overall that quarter," said Tell City Coach John Lyons.

    "The second quarter we played better and the third quarter we played pretty well. We came out and played hard and stepped it up on defense and got some better shots."

    The Marksmen outscored Crawford County 11-6 in the third quarter to pull within 10 points, 33-23. But they could get no closer.

  • Offensive rebounds propel...

    FERDINAND - Forest Park scored several rebound baskets as it jumped to a 22-2 lead and beat Perry Central 58-25 in girls basketball Thursday.

    "We started out in a zone defense, and they moved the ball so well," said Perry Central Coach Sarah Spindler. "And they got a lot of second-chance points because we missed a lot of block-outs.

    "We switched to man-to-man in the second quarter and we did better."

    The Commodores also struggled on offense, though, hitting only 11 of 39 field-goal attempts for 28.2 percent.

  • TC wrestlers shooting for PAC...

    TELL CITY - With about the same experience and numbers as in recent years, Tell City' s wrestling team is shooting for another winning season.

    The Marksmen have seven full-time starters returning and 12 lettermen on their 25-man roster (anyone who wrestled at least one varsity match last year lettered).

    Most of their returnees are in the lower weight classes and the 215-pound and heavyweight classes, so Coach Joe Litherland expects those to be the team' s strengths.