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Today's Sports

  • Tell City archers 2nd at Castle

    NEWBURGH—Five Tell City Archery Club members won medals in the middle school division to lead Tell City to second place in a tourney at Castle last weekend.
    The junior high Marksmen scored a season-high 3,261 points.
    They had won individual champion, as Jaden Houzanme shot 291 to win the male title.
    Other junior high Marksmen earning medals were:
    Ankita Kashyab, third-place female with a score of 283
    Aidan Kotecki, fourth-place male with 283
    Elizabeth Brinksneader, fifth-place female with 280

  • Castle turned out OK as...

    Playing the Class 2A boys basketball sectional at Castle worked out OK, though it was not most Perry Countians’ first choice for the sectional site.
    After Southridge moved up to Class 3A in the 2008-09 season, it and Washington began alternating hosting a 3A sectional.
    Thus Southridge’s 6,092-capacity Huntingburg Memorial Gymnasium was available only every other year to host the 2A sectional.

  • Tell City boys nip Tecumseh

    TELL CITY—Tell City won the final event, the 400-yard freestyle relay, to edge Tecumseh 76-71 in junior high boys swimming Monday.
    Will Hammond, Jack Goffinet, Nicholas McDowell and Evan Noble swam the 400 free relay in 5:18.62 to win it by 14.32 seconds.
    Had the Braves won that relay, they would have won the meet.
    Tell City won 10 of the 11 events, but Tecumseh’s superior depth kept the meet close.
    Hammond, Alden Marion, Noble and Evan Hagedorn won the 200 medley relay in 2:45.93.

  • Tell City sinks Tecumseh

    TELL CITY—Lily Marion and Kristen Kieser each won two individual events as Tell City trounced Tecumseh 130-40 in junior high girls swimming Monday.
    Marion won the 50-yard butterfly in 31.82 seconds and the 50 breaststroke in 39.23.
    Kieser won the 200 freestyle in 2:17.79 and the 100 free in 1:05.58.
    She teamed with Kayla Combs, Carli Hosler and Mary Hollinden to win the 400 free relay in 4:32.24.
    Marion, Hollinden, Emma Ettensohn and Gabrielle Ettensohn won the 200 medley relay in 2:13.43.

  • Marksmen place 3rd Saturday; nip...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Going to the eighth set of tiebreaking criteria, Tell City edged Castle North 46-45 in junior high wrestling Tuesday.
    The match was tied 45-45 at the conclusion of wrestling.
    The teams were also tied in total matches won with eight apiece, six-point matches with seven apiece, etc. until the tiebreaking criteria reached most points scored in the first period - there Tell City had the advantage.

  • Ransome retires as PC AD after...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—A new era started in Perry Central athletics Monday, as Ray James succeeded Bob Ransome as the school’s athletic director.
    Ransome’s retirement after 25 years at the helm of the Commodores’ sports programs became effective Friday at the conclusion of Perry Central’s boys basketball season in the sectional semifinals.
    He was honored with a plaque that night from his fellow sectional athletic directors in front of a crowd of 3,000 fans.

  • Beard heads strong All-PAC team...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Tell City junior forward/center Braeden Beard was the top vote-getter on the All-PAC boys basketball team Monday for the second year in a row.
    The team was selected in voting by conference coaches.
    Beard averaged 17.8 points, 9.2 rebounds, 1.9 blocked shots, 1.7 assists, and 1.0 steals per game this season.
    He hit 46.6 percent from the field, including 30.4 percent from three-point range, and 67.0 percent at the free-throw line.

  • Simpson Academic All-American

    TELL CITY—Tell City senior Thomas Simpson received  an Academic All-American award for swimming last week.

    In addition to swimming, he has made Class 2A all-state in cross country and academic all-state in cross country and track.
    He has volunteered over 100 hours in the community as a part of the Key Club and joined a mission trip for St. Paul’s Church.
    He is a member of the National Honor Society and the Math and English Bowl academic teams,
    He plans to attend Purdue University and major in computer science.

  • Bulldogs get off to cold start,...

    By ZANE CLODFELTER
    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    FRENCH LICK—A slow Cannelton start led to a disastrous finish as Northeast Dubois dominated the Bulldogs all four quarters in a 69-32 Class A boys basketball sectional semifinal win Friday.
    It appeared early on that Cannelton might be able to hang with the 14-win Jeeps.

  • Sanford, Vikings eliminate PC

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    NEWBURGH—Perry Central’s defense frustrated Josiah Ricketts Friday, but the same could not be said for his backcourt mate, Jacob Sanford.
    Sanford scored 25 points in the first half, including five three-pointers, to lead the Vikings past Perry Central 68-53 in a boys basketball sectional semifinal game.
    He added one three-pointer in the second half and finished with 28 points on 10 of 21 field-goal shooting, including 6 of 10 from three-point range, and 2 of 2 free throws.