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Today's Sports

  • TC girls 6th in PAC

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LYNNVILLE—Brenna Franzman placed sixth in one individual event to lead Tell City to sixth place in the eight-team PAC girls swim meet Saturday.
    Tell City scored 117 points, just seven fewer than fifth-place Gibson Southern. Heritage Hills won with 370.
    Franzman took sixth in the 500-yard freestyle in 6:37.97 and teammate Taylor Kratzer placed seventh in 6:38.32.
    Kratzer also took seventh in the 200 free in 2:25.85 and Franzman was ninth in 2:29.85.

  • Mitchell overtakes PC late

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    MITCHELL—Perry Central’s cold shooting and nine second-half turnovers were the difference in a 72-63 PLAC boys basketball overtime loss to Mitchell Saturday.
    Perry Central was up five points with three minutes left in regulation before Daulton Blackwell made a three-pointer for Mitchell.
    On the Commodores’ next possession, Luke Hubert made 1 of 2 free throws.

  • Cold start hurts Tell City in...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—A cold start exacerbated by foul trouble proved too much for Tell City to overcome in a 42-36 boys basketball loss to Crawford County Saturday.
    The Marksmen hit just 6 of 21 from the field, including 1 of 9 from three-point range, and committed 10 turnovers in the first half as they fell behind 26-19.
    They played the last 6:02 of that half without Braeden Beard after he picked up his third foul. Fellow frontline starter Ty Smith picked up his third foul with 2:21 left in the half.

  • Strong defense carries Bulldogs...

    CANNELTON—Cannelton held Madison Christian to 20.8 percent field-goal shooting to win 50-35 in boys basketball Saturday evening.
    The Bulldogs lost to Columbus Christian 55-39 in the afternoon.
    Though they improved to 2-14 with the split, Cannelton Coach Michael Snyder said, “We didn’t really play very well in either ballgame.
    “If we played like we normally do, we should have beaten Madison Christian by 25 instead of 15. We let some of their kids do a lot more than they should be able to do.

  • Tell City boys 3rd in PAC meet

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LYNNVILLE—Drew Ettensohn placed in the top four in two individual events and two relays to lead Tell City to third place in the PAC boys swim meet Saturday.
    Pike Central won the seven-team meet with 353 points. Tell City scored 223.
    Ettensohn placed second in the 100-yard butterfly in 59.18 seconds and fourth in the 50 freestyle in 24.90. Only three Tell City boys have ever swum the 100 fly faster.

  • Graham to run for Vincennes...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central senior Marcus Graham might eventually end up at Indiana State University or the University of Southern Indiana, but for the next two years he will run for Vincennes University.
    Those were the three schools Graham visited and considered for continuing his cross country and track career.
    But he signed a letter of intent with VU Friday because “I felt like it was really the best option,” he said. “I loved the environment there.

  • TC turns South Spencer over 33...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City took advantage of South Spencer’s 33 turnovers to beat the Rebels 57-48 in PAC girls basketball Thursday.
    South Spencer outshot the Marksmen from the field 54.1 percent to 39.2 percent and outrebounded them 32-24.
    But the Marksmen forced a lot of turnovers - making 18 steals - and the Rebels also committed several unforced ones.
    Tell City led only 27-26 at halftime but built a 47-36 lead late in the third quarter due to the Rebels’ 13 turnovers that period.

  • Tell City passes Mater Dei late

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    EVANSVILLE—Tell City scored the game’s last seven points to beat Mater Dei 32-30 in boys basketball Friday.
    The Marksmen’s Braeden Beard was fouled on a two-point field goal with 2:55 left in the game. He also made the free throw to complete the three-point play, cutting Mater Dei’s lead to two, 30-28.
    The Wildcats missed their next shot and Ty Smith grabbed the rebound for Tell City.

  • PC holds off Orleans 57-51

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    ORLEANS—Perry Central hit 50.0 percent from the field and held off a late run by Orleans to beat the Bulldogs 57-51 in PLAC boys basketball Friday.
    The Commodores hit 8 of 15 from three-point range and had probably their best mix of perimeter shots, driving baskets and free throws this season.
    “When we take good shots, we’re not a bad shooting team,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter.

  • K of C free-throw winners

    Girls winners in the Tell City Knights of Columbus’ Perry County free-throw shooting contest Sunday were (front row, from left) Regan Borden, age 9; Josie Bough, age 10; Trista Van Hoosier, 11; Alysia Hurtado, 12; Bree Noland, 13; and Ava Hilgenhold, 14. Boys winners were (back row, from left) Alden Marion, age 9; Ethan Ball, age 10; Corbin Haughee, 11, R.J. Jones, 12; Kaden Chestnut, 13; and Tyler Rockwell, 14. They will compete in the District 34 competition against the Ferdinand winners 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, at Tell City Junior-Senior High School.