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  • Epley propels Eagles past Tell...

    Sports Correspondent

    TELL CITY—Evansville Day used a 21-point third quarter to beat Tell City 58-44 in boys basketball Tuesday.
    Led by freshman Rilee Epley’s 15 points, the Eagles outscored the Marksmen 21-8 in the decisive third quarter.
    Epley hit five two-point baskets, a three-pointer, and two free throws in the quarter after the teams played to a 16-16 tie in the first half. He finished with a game-high 27 points.

  • Hornets edge Tell City in 2...

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City hit only 4 of 12 free throws in the two overtime periods as it lost to Hancock County 72-66 in boys basketball Saturday.
    The Marksmen had to rally from a three-point deficit in the last 1.5 seconds of regulation to send the game into overtime.
    Hancock County fouled Hunter Rowe with 0:01.5 left in the fourth quarter before he had a chance to shoot a three-point shot, sending him the line for two shots.

  • Perry Central tops Cannelton

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—After a slow start Perry Central got its rebounding and transition game going to beat Cannelton 68-38 in boys basketball Tuesday.
    Cannelton built an early 8-2 lead on three-point baskets by Bryce Garrett and Damon Powers and a drive by Garrett.
    Perry Central replied with a 17-0 run, though.
    Luke Hilgenhold started it with a transition layup.

  • Forest Park edges Perry Central

    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s comeback came up short in a 51-50 boys basketball loss to Forest Park Saturday.
    The Commodores were down five, 48-43, with 1:43 left in the game.
    Perry Central’s Luke Hubert then made a two point jump shot.
    After Forest Park missed a free throw, Perry Central’s Lane Lynch was fouled. He made 1 of 2 free throws to narrow the gap to two points with 0:46 left.

  • Tell City girls outswim Rebels

    TELL CITY—Even numbers means a good chance for Tell City’s girls swim team to win.

  • Tell City boys dominate South...

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City dominated the freestyle races in an 82-44 boys swimming win over South Spencer Wednesday.
    The Marksmen swept the top three places in the 100-yard freestyle. Jacob Mowery won it in 1:04.38, Seth Vaquero was second in 1:08.44, and Anthony Froehlich was third in 1:14.49.
    Stephen Houle won the 500 free in 5:53.09 and Lucas Montgomery placed second in 7:02.77.

  • Alford may long for old New...

    In evaluating Major League Baseball contracts, pundits place more importance on the total guaranteed money than on yearly salaries.
    And players who sign those mega-bucks, mega-year contracts talk about their comfort level with a team being important.
    Using those measuring sticks, Steve Alford’s decision to leave the University of New Mexico in 2013 to become UCLA’s basketball coach was a mistake.
    Alford started his coaching career at age 26, after four years playing in the NBA, with Indiana’s Manchester College, an NCAA Division III school.

  • Five forfeits help Jasper defeat...

    JASPER—Tell City won five of nine matches actually wrestled, but five forfeits helped Jasper beat Tell City 49-25 Thursday.
    Three Tell Citians scored pins: Davin Davis in the 113-pound weight class, Travis Brinksneader at 138, and Jarrett Hawhee at 145.
    Mason Waninger won a 12-4 major decision in the 132 weight class and Elliott Brown won a 7-4 decision at 160.

  • Orleans’ second-chance points...

    ORLEANS—Orleans used a lot of second-chance points to beat Cannelton 63-22 in girls basketball Thursday.
    “We can’t rebound,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “We give up five or six shots on each possession and at the other end we’re one and done on each possession.
    “They didn’t shoot all that great, but with the second-chance points they didn’t have to. They probably had 30 points on offensive rebounds.”

  • Tigers force 27 errors to defeat...

    Sports Correspondent

    CANNELTON—Cannelton’s 27 turnovers against a pressing Crothersville team doomed the Bulldogs in their 88-51 boys basketball loss Friday.
    Cannelton led once in the game at 2-0 on a turn-around jumper by Jayden Morris.
    The Tigers scored on their first possession tying it at 2-2.
    Then they went to a full-court pressure defense and ran off the next 13 points.
    The Bulldogs’ Damon Powers made a three-pointer from the left corner to stop the Tiger run.