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Today's Sports

  • Malone, Miller named to football...

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City’s Brennan Malone and Reese Miller were named to the Indiana Football Coaches Association’s academic all-state team released Monday.
    To be eligible for the team, a player must be a senior and have played in at least 70 percent of his team’s games.
    He also must have a grade-point average of at least 3.40 and an SAT score of at least 1660 or ACT score of  at least 24.
    Malone, a quarterback and defensive back for the Marksmen, is ranked No. 1 in his class academically and scored 1840 on the SAT.

  • Chargers pass Tell City in final...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Pike Central outshot Tell City 62.5 percent to 22.2 percent from the field in the fourth quarter to overtake the Marksmen 50-47 in PAC boys basketball Saturday.
    With a strong third quarter Tell City built a 46-41 lead and had the ball going into the final seconds of that period.
    But the Marksmen committed a turnover and Pike Central scored two free throws off it with 3.5 seconds left in the quarter.

  • Vikings top Tell City in game...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    BOONVILLE—Tell City’s cold start and North Posey forward Cody Ungetheim’s hot second half helped the Vikings beat the Marksmen 70-58 in Class 2A boys basketball first-round sectional action Tuesday.
    The Marksmen hit only 4 of 13 from the field and committed seven turnovers in the first quarter as they fell behind 15-9.
    Turnovers continued to be a problem for both teams—Tell City finished with 23 and North Posey 20.

  • Tell City archers earn awards

    TELL CITY—Tell City will host its second National Archery in Schools Program tourney of the season this weekend.
    More than 30 schools have entered with a total of 672 shooters registered, making this Tell City’s biggest tourney ever.
    It will start at 6 p.m. Friday in Tell City Junior-Senior High’s auxiliary gymnasium and continue Saturday at 8 a.m. until at least 6 p.m.

  • Can Commodores repeat sectional...

    Can any Perry County team win a boys basketball sectional this week? Can Perry Central repeat as champion of the Class 2A sectional at Boonville?
    The Commodores would appear the have the best chance of any of the three local teams.
    They have beaten every team in their sectional at least once this season (splitting two games with South Spencer), though Perry Central and Tell City volleyball teams can tell you from recent experience that that doesn’t always mean much at sectional time.

  • Lions defeat Bulldogs

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    SELLERSBURG—Some early Cannelton turnovers helped Rock Creek build a 27-12 lead and defeat the Bulldogs 70-55 in boys basketball Friday.
    Cannelton committed 21 turnovers and the Lions scored layups directly off three of them in building their 15-point lead in the first 10 minutes.
    But the rest of the game the 2-18 Bulldogs played the 13-9 Lions evenly.

  • Commodores hold off Patriots

    By CLAY CUNNINGHAM
    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    LEOPOLD – Following Friday’s 56-54 boys basketball win over Heritage Hills, a Perry Central assistant could be heard declaring that “the basketball Gods were smiling” on the Commodores.
    A few Patriot players likely agreed.
    Austin LeClere scored 16 points and Heritage Hills missed two potential tying shots from point-blank range in the closing seconds, allowing the Commodores to escape with the thrilling victory.

  • PC’s big third quarter...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—The same strategy as the first half but more intense execution helped Perry Central dominate the third quarter and trounce West Washington 53-27 in PLAC boys basketball Wednesday.
    The Commodores led only 19-16 at halftime and scored only two points in the last 5 1⁄2 minutes of that half, leaving some layups short and not playing tenacious defense.
    They hit only 6 of 22 from the field that half.

  • No Tell City players make All-PAC

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—No Tell City players made the All-PAC girls basketball team released Tuesday.
    The team was selected by conference coaches Feb. 17 but a team still playing in the IHSAA tourney then requested that it not be released until this week.
    Tell City finished seventh among nine teams with a 2-6 conference record, and none of the bottom three teams had any player make all-conference.
    Tell City junior center Kassidie Hayes led the honorable-mention list. Tell City senior forward/guard Logan Flannagan was third on that list.

  • Wagner places 5th in Big East

    SEWELL, N.J.—Tell City graduate Amanda Wagner, a sophomore at Butler University, placed fifth in the Big East Conference women’s swim meet in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:05.54 last weekend.

    Her time was the second fastest in Butler history, just two-hundredths of a second from the top spot. That was the highest individual finish by any Butler swimmer. She was just one-hundredth of a second behind fourth-place Haley Dresner of Xavier. Kerrie Kolackovsky of Seton Hall won it in 1:04.19.