Today's Sports

  • Nation’s top tackler to face...

    Sports Editor

    BOONVILLE—Tell City’s football team, which has had problems tackling at times this season, will get to see the nation’s best tackler Friday when the Marksmen visit Boonville at 7 p.m.
    According to MaxPreps.com, Payton Marksbury, a 6-foot, 220-pound middle linebacker in Boonville’s 4-3 defense, led the nation in tackles as a junior last year, averaging 22.1 per game.

  • Tecumseh big test for Perry...

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    LYNNVILLE— Friday’s 7 p.m. game at Tecumseh could go a long way toward telling how good Perry Central’s football team is.
    The Commodores are off to a 4-0 start for the first time in six years, but detractors point out that the four teams they have faced have combined to win only one game - and that was when two of them played each other (Forest Park’s victory over Crawford County Friday).

  • Marksman boys win Class A Eagle...

    NASHVILLE—All five Tell City scorers placed in the top 17 as the Marksmen won the Class A (under 1,000 enrollment) Eagle Classic boys cross country meet Saturday.
    Tell City scored 51 points, 66 ahead of runner-up Austin. Perry Central was 14th in the 20-team meet with 354.
    Leo Simpson placed third in 16:01.95 to lead Tell City and Thomas Simpson was seventh in 16:24.90.
    Seth Vaquero placed 11th in 16:48.06, Nate Kaiser 13th in 16:56.39, and Alex Ramsey 17th in 17:09.33 to complete the Marksmen’s scoring.

  • Tell City boys win Lincoln Trail...

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    TELL CITY—Tell City had five of the top eight finishers and six of the top 10 as it won its own 11-team Lincoln Trail Invitational boys cross country meet Tuesday.
    The Marksmen scored 23 points to beat runner-up Crawford County by 73. Perry Central was eighth with 198 and Cannelton, competing in its first meet in several years, 11th with 357.
    Tell City’s Leo Simpson won the race in 16:43.39 and his twin brother, Thomas, was second in 16:46.13.

  • Hancock County defeats Cannelton

    CANNELTON—Nicole Harris made five kills but Cannelton lost to Hancock County 25-15, 25-16, 25-15 in volleyball Thursday.
    “We don’t talk to each other and we never really get excited about anything, and that kills us,” said Cannelton Coach Ashley Chapman.
    Jordyn Vogt served eight points, including two aces, for Cannelton. She also made two kills and one dig.
    Harris served four points and Caressa Sloss and Tori Stowe each added three.
    Sloss made three kills and two blocks.

  • Marksman girls outshoot...

    HUNTINGBURG—All four Tell City scorers shot 56 or better as the Marksmen beat Southridge 221-240 in girls golf Thursday.
    Southridge’s Olivia Mundy shot 50 for medalist honors, but Tell City had better grouping.
    Mary Grace Alvey shot 54 to lead Tell City.
    Alex Lawalin shot 55 and Halee Lamb and Shannon Bryant each shot 56 to complete the Marksmen’s scoring.
    Tell City, 3-7, will compete in the Jasper sectional at Buffalo Trace course Saturday at 9 a.m.

  • Tell City gets first tennis win

    TELL CITY—Tell City won all four matches it played in straight sets to beat South Spencer 4-1 in PAC boys tennis Wednesday.
    South Spencer’s only victory came in No. 3 singles, where Tell City forfeited.
    Kevin Yeung in No. 1 singles and Blaze Brumfield and Jacob Mowery in No. 2 doubles shut out their opponents 6-0, 6-0.
    Chandler Lacy won 6-3, 6-0 in No. 3 singles and Austin Groves and Jackson Ramsey prevailed 6-1, 7-5 in No. 1 doubles.

  • Marion succeeds Page as Tell...

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    TELL CITY—Mike Page has retired as Tell City’s swimming coach for the third time, and a hardwood flooring company merger brought his successor to Tell City.
    The Tell City-Troy Township school board accepted Page’s resignation Tuesday and hired Stacy Marion, his assistant last year, to replace him.
    Marion is a 1997 graduate of Valparaiso High School, where her swim teams placed second in the state meet twice, third once, and eighth once.

  • Kohnert, Marksmen hold off...

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    LEOPOLD—Emma Kohnert made 22 kills, six blocks, 14 digs and three ace serves as Tell City edged Perry Central 18-25, 25-15, 29-27, 24-26, 15-9 in volleyball Thursday.
    After the teams exchanged side-outs early in the fifth game, Mary Steen served four consecutive points - two with the aid of Kohnert kills - to put the Marksmen up 6-1.
    They led by at least three the rest of the way. Steen also served the final point of the match with a Kohnert kill.

  • Chargers top Tell City

    Sports Editor

    PETERSBURG—The Los Angeles Rams’ Fearsome Foursome defensive line of the 1960s had the motto, “We’ll meet at the quarterback.” Pike Central carried on that tradition in a 36-13 PAC football win over Tell City Friday.
    After Tell City quarterback Gant Miller produced two touchdowns in the first 12:07 - one running and one passing - he was under pressure the rest of the game.
    He was sacked twice and called for intentional grounding once when he got rid of the ball to avoid a sack.