Today's Sports

  • Casebolt 8th in state meet

    NEW CASTLE—Tell City eighth grader Devon Casebolt went 5-3 to place eighth in the 64-man bracket of the 95-pound weight class at the middle school state wrestling tourney Sunday.

    He scored three pins.
    “He wrestled great,” said Josh Casebolt, his coach and father. “There was a lot of great competition and great, close matches.
    “Anytime you compete at that level with that many great wrestlers and place, you have to be on your A game and he came ready to wrestle.”

  • Tell City 3-1 Saturday

    TELL CITY—Tell City won three of four matches in its own junior high wrestling round-robin Saturday.
    The Marksmen beat Washington 81-12, North Posey 80-13, and Crawford County 57-24 before losing to Southridge 48-28.
    “We had Southridge down 28-3 and then we lost a couple really close matches and they got their momentum working and we just could seem to break it,” said Tell City Coach Josh Casebolt. “I hope in our next dual match that we can pull out the close matches and take that win back.”

  • Tell City’s basketball schedule...

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s home boys basketball game with North Posey, scheduled this Saturday, has been postponed so as not to conflict with North Posey’s participation in the girls basketball regional Saturday.
    The game has tentatively been rescheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 25.
    Tell City’s game at Cloverport was snowed out Monday and will not be rescheduled due to a lack of available dates.

  • Mowery edges Brown

    EVANSVILLE—Dalton Mowery of New Albany edged Tell City’s Elliott Brown 3-2 in the first round of the wrestling semistate Saturday.
    Brown led 1-0 after the second period. Then Mowery scored an escape and a takedown early in the third period to take a 3-1 lead.
    Brown scored an escape with about a minute left to narrow the gap to one point. But he never could get a takedown to regain the lead.

  • Commodores fall to Vikings

    Sports Correspondent

    POSEYVILLE— North Posey went on a 12-0 run in the fourth quarter to beat Perry Central 50-45 in boys basketball Saturday.
    The Commodores had come back from an eight-point deficit to tie the score 32-32 on a field goal by Aaron Pierrard with  2:24 left in the third quarter.
    Each team made two free throws, then Luke Hubert made a three-pointer from the corner to give the Commodores a four-point lead at the end of the third quarter.

  • Shoals tops cold Cannelton

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Cannelton improved its play in most facets of the game but couldn’t overcome its cold shooting in a 53-39 boys basketball loss to Shoals Saturday.
    “Our biggest problem is hitting shots,” said Cannelton Coach Michael Snyder. “We probably hit 30 percent from the field.
    “Our kids’ biggest problem as far as shooting goes is predicated on confidence. I don’t think we took a bunch of bad shots - we just didn’t make them.”

  • Marksmen trounce Pike Central

    PETERSBURG—Tell City won all but one match, with all but one of the wins by pins, to crush Pike Central  87-6 in the junior high wrestling season opener Thursday.
    Tell City’s only loss was a close match in which a Tell City sixth grader faced an older wrestler.
    “They all deserve credit for the win tonight,” said Tell City Coach Josh Casebolt. “We have several new wrestlers, but we also have many kids that are coming through that have been with our wrestling club for years. This should benefit us.  

  • Why I admired Tark

    Jerry Tarkanian, the former UNLV basketball coach who died Wednesday, was widely misunderstood.
    I know many Indiana University fans who considered him the evil one who had to cheat to win, the antithesis of Bobby Knight, IU’s coach during Tark’s UNLV days. They were sure that Tark was one of the coaches Knight was talking about when he complained about opponents who were cheating.
    But Tark and Knight were actually quite similar, as both had little patience with the NCAA’s pettiness.

  • Trojans trap Bulldogs

    Sports Correspondent

    LYNNVILLE—Cannelton’s inability to handle Wood Memorial’s half-court pressure hurt the Bulldogs in their 75-25 loss in the Tecumseh girls basketball sectional semifinals Friday.
    Wood Memorial scored the first 13 points of the game as the Bulldogs committed 15 turnovers in the first quarter.
    Wood Memorial never pressed full-court but put constant pressure on the ball, including trapping and double-teaming, in the halfcourt.

  • TC can’t get offense going in 45...

    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Tell City hit only 24.0 percent from the field in a 45-30 loss to Forest Park in the Class 2A girls basketball sectional semifinals Friday.
    Tell City Coach John Hayes noted that Forest Park collapsed its defense inside and the Marksmen were unable to take advantage of that by hitting open jump shots.
    “We got good looks - we just couldn’t hit it,” he said.