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Today's Sports

  • TC girls win 2 road games

    LINCOLN CITY - Lauren Goffinet scored a career-high 25 points as Tell City beat Heritage Hills 51-45 in girls basketball Tuesday.

    Goffinet, a junior forward-guard, hit 11 of 21 shots from the field, including 2 of 4 from three-point range, and made her only free throw.

    Kara McClintic added 11 points and Dana Sibrel scored eight.

    Goffinet and McClintic each grabbed seven rebounds and Sibrel added six.

    McClintic had nine assists.

    Tell City outshot the Patriots from the field 41.7 percent to 34.8 percent.

  • Lions hold off Cannelton

    SELLERSBURG - Rock Creek Christian hit 6 of 6 free throws in the final 50 seconds to hold off Cannelton 71-60 in boys basketball Saturday.

    The Lions had hit only 13 of 32 free throws before they got hot at the end.

    Rock Creek led by four or five points most of the game.

    Cannelton forced a turnover with about a minute left and Chase Gerber shot a three-pointer that appeared to be going in to cut the Lions' lead to two points.

    "How that shot didn't go down I don't know," said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett. "I was already calling a timeout."

  • Three join Tell City Hall of Fame

    TELL CITY - Three former Tell City High School athletes were officially inducted into the school's athletic Hall of Fame Saturday.

    1938 graduate Bill Nuetzel, 1967 graduate Craig Blackford and 1991 graduate Beth Carlson Hibbard are the hall's new members.

    Each starred in at least two sports and played one in college. Nuetzel was a forward for Purdue in basketball, Blackford was a record-setting quarterback for the University of Evansville in football, and Carlson swam for Ball State.

  • Turnovers hurt Perry Central in...

    LANESVILLE - Lanesville forced 19 Perry Central turnovers - 13 in the second half - and beat the Commodores 65-54 in boys basketball Saturday.

    "In the first half when they used a 2-2-1 trap, we only had six turnovers," noted Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. "In the second half we cut their lead to seven and in the frontcourt we throw it away.

    "We did a good job of handling their press up front, then when we got in the frontcourt and made bad decisions."

    The Commodores cut the Eagles' led to seven, 45-38, as Nick Huber made two free throws with 5:51 left.

  • Tell City falls to Paoli

    TELL CITY - Paoli was hot and Tell City was cold as the Rams beat Tell City 73-62 in boys basketball Saturday.

    The Marksmen hit a season-low 39.6 percent from the field, one of the few times they have hit less than 50 percent.

    The Rams, ranked fifth in the state in Class 2A, hit 53.3 percent from the field as they improved to 13-1.

    Tell City Coach John Hayes was not pleased with his team's defense as the Marksmen lost a home game for the second night in a row.

  • Gerber's 35 points, 22...

    EVANSVILLE - Chase Gerber dominated inside with 35 points and 22 rebounds as Cannelton beat Evansville Day 62-48 in boys basketball Tuesday.

    "They were covering our shooters, so that opens up the post," said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett. "And Chase plays well in the post - he's hard to guard down there."

    Day School built a 14-9 lead in the first 11:07 of the game.

    But Gerber scored eight of Cannelton's next 10 points--and had an assist to Dillon Powers on the other two points--as the Bulldogs built a 19-16 lead.

  • 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.