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Today's Sports

  • Tell City 4th in wrestling...

    NEWBURGH - A.J. Flynn, Andy Kast, Justin Kleemann and Dylan Froehlich placed second in their weight classes to lead Tell City to fourth place in the nine-team Castle wrestling sectional Saturday.

    Joey Woznicki and Greg Batie, who placed third, also qualified for the regional.

    The top four finishers in each weight class qualified for the regional, but Tell City had no fourth-place finishers.

    The Marksmen scored 151.5 points, 12.5 behind third-place Princeton. Castle, ranked seventh in the state, won with 348 points.

  • Knights outshoot Tell City

    TELL CITY - Castle's hot three-point shooting and Tell City's turnovers in the first half helped Castle jump to a 22-point lead and beat the Marksmen 89-58 in boys basketball Friday.

    Tell City committed 10 turnovers in the first quarter. Castle scored some layups and free throws off them and hit 4 of 7 three-point shots that period to build a 26-13 lead.

    "We didn't handle their press very well early," said Tell City Coach John Hayes. "That was a little disappointing because we'd talked about it and knew what they were going to do.

  • Billy Reed writes about Kron...

    Billy Reed, a longtime college basketball writer for the Louisville Courier-Journal, Lexington Herald-Leader and Sports Illustrated, now writes a regular column for Basketball Times, which is the basketball junkie's bible.

    In the current (January) issue of Basketball Times Reed has a nice full-page profile of Tom Kron, the former Tell City and University of Kentucky star who died Nov. 29.

  • Bulldogs cold in loss to Orleans

    CANNELTON - Cannelton hit only 6 of 32 shots from the field in a 54-16 girls basketball loss to Orleans Thursday.

    The Bulldogs trailed only 21-8 at halftime but had trouble getting the ball inside against Orleans' aggressive defense in the second half and usually settled for outside shots.

    Orleans scored the first 18 points of the third quarter before Cannelton guard Nakaa Myers hit a three-point shot from the wing with 1:15 left in the period.

    The Bulldogs did not score again until Chelsea Johns hit a three-pointer from the corner with 3:32 left in the game.

  • Commodore girls dominate boards...

    SELLERSBURG - Perry Central dominated the rebounding at both ends to beat Rock Creek Christian 67-30 in girls basketball Thursday.

    The Commodores grabbed 52 rebounds, including 25 at their offensive end.

    Center Alie Schroeder played just over two quarters and grabbed 15 rebounds, eight on offense.

    Rachael Rayford added seven rebounds and Hilarie Hahus grabbed six.

    The Commodores turned some of their defensive rebounds into fast breaks with quick outlet passes.

    They also got some fast breaks off steals.

  • Strong first half carries...

    NEW HARMONY - Cannelton built a 37-20 lead early in the second half and held on to beat New Harmony 61-53 in boys basketball Friday.

    Chase Gerber scored 10 points and Tyler Aud added nine in the Bulldogs' strong first half.

    "The first half we had good ball movement and were doing the things we need to do on offense," said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.

    "The second half we started dribbling the ball too much and we had kids taking the ball one-on-three. If it's one-on-three, obviously two people have to be wide open.

  • Avallone wins 50 free in boys PAC

    LYNNVILLE - Zach Avallone won the 50-yard freestyle to lead Tell City to fourth place in the PAC boys swim meet Saturday.

    Southridge won the seven-team meet with 289 points. Tell City scored 225.

    Avallone, a senior in just his second year on the swim team, swam the 50 free in 23.77 seconds.

    "He broke 24 seconds for the first time," noted Tell City Coach Mike Page.

    Avallone, Nick Bower, Greg Clayton and Isaac Schaefer placed second in the 200 free relay in 3:48.07.

    Tell City freshman Justin Peter took second in the 100 backstroke in 1:04.14.

  • Hauenstein wins 500 freestyle as...

    LYNNVILLE - Erika Hauenstein won the 500-yard freestyle and swam on two winning relays to lead Tell City to second place in the PAC girls swim meet Saturday.

    Southridge won the eight-team meet with 304 points. Tell City scored 260.

    Hauenstein, a freshman, won the 500 free in 5:48.16. "I think she dropped about six seconds (from her previous best time)," said Tell City Coach Mike Page.

    She teamed with Chelsea Malone, Katie Clemens and Jessica Wagner to win the 200 free relay in 1:48.07.

  • Kast, Froehlich champions as...

    LINCOLN CITY - Andy Kast and Dylan Froehlich won their weight classes to lead Tell City to third place in the nine-team PAC wrestling tourney Saturday.

    Gibson Southern won with 188.5 points. Tell City scored 151.

    Kast, who missed the first half of the season recovering from a broken arm suffered in a car wreck, beat Jesse Smithers 6-1 in the 125-pound finals.

    Kast pinned Josh Thomas of Forest Park in 1:53 and Kevin Baron of Heritage Hills in 5:45 to reach the finals.

    Froehlich beat Kyle Schneider of Southridge 4-0 to win the 215-pound title.

  • Caudell's hot shooting...

    LEOPOLD - Austin Caudell made 13 of 15 shots from the field as Mitchell beat Perry Central 68-55 in PLAC boys basketball Saturday.

    "We came out flat in the first and third quarter," said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter.

    He also said the Commodores "were soft underneath tonight. We have to toughen up. We were getting abused in there. They had eight offensive rebounds and got fouled on every one."

    Despite the lack of intensity, the Commodores made a run at Mitchell in the fourth quarter.