Today's Sports

  • Cannelton prevails in 2 OTs

    WASHINGTON—Cannelton hit 50.0 percent from the field to survive cold free-throw shooting and beat Washington Catholic 59-56 in double overtime in boys basketball Friday.
    Cannelton led most of the game, though it was close all the way.
    Washington Catholic scored last in regulation and the first overtime, though, to keep the game going.
    Cannelton went 0 for 7 at the free-throw line in the second overtime and 10 for 32 for the game.

  • Orleans uses transition game to...

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Orleans broke open a close game with pressure defense and some transition layups in the second half to beat Perry Central 50-33 in PLAC boys basketball Friday.
    Perry Central trailed only 24-22 at halftime but got outscored 17-8 in the first 10 minutes of the second half.
    “Probably six of our 14 turnovers led to layups for them, especially in that run they made,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter.

  • K of C free-throw contest Sunday

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Knights of Columbus will sponsor their annual free-throw shooting contest at Bryan Taylor Sports Arena at noon Sunday, Jan. 21.
    Registration will be held 11 to 11:30 a.m. The competition is free and open to all Perry County boys and girls ages 9-14, with first-place trophies awarded for each gender in each age.
    Anyone needing more information should contact Brian Zoll at 812-719-2402.

  • Dodgeball tourney set Saturday

    TELL CITY – The age-11-and-under Hurricanes Travel Baseball Team will host a dodgeball tourney 5:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at Bryan Taylor Arena.
    There will be a middle school and high school and older division, six players per team. Entry fee is $5 per player and the fee for spectators will be $2.
    Contact Hanna Fortwendel, hfortwendel@hotmail.com or 270-222-0994, for more information and to register a team.

  • Snowstorms wipe out local sports...

    PERRY COUNTY—Two snowstorms forced postponement of all sports events in Perry County Friday through Tuesday.
    With some teams’ seasons nearly over, some of the events that were postponed will not be rescheduled.
    And a shortage of available dates means athletic directors are having to get creative with rescheduling varsity boys basketball games.

  • Castle game may be key to TC’s...

    Though Tell City had dropped Castle from its schedule in boys basketball (and most other sports) several years ago, the Marksmen deserve credit for picking them up for a two-year series starting this season.

  • James to succeed Ransome as PC AD

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    LEOPOLD—Bob Ransome will retire as Perry Central’s athletic director March 2 and the school board has chosen Ray James to succeed him.
    Ransome, 65, is in his 25th year as the school’s athletic director for all grades.
    James, 49, is in his 14th year as the principal of Perry Central Elementary. He will serve as principal and athletic director from March to June, after which a new elementary principal will be named.

  • Snow slows weekend schedule

    PERRY COUNTY—The winter’s first ice and snowstorm wiped out most of the sports schedule for Perry County teams Friday and Saturday.
    Tell City’s home PAC boys basketball game with South Spencer, scheduled Saturday, has been rescheduled for this Tuesday, with the varsity game starting at 7 p.m.
    The Tell City Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, scheduled before that game, will be moved to a later weekend home game.

  • Wolfpack mauls Marksmen

    MARENGO—Tell City Coach Neal Stahly had a succinct description for the Marksmen’s 70-9 wrestling loss to Crawford County Thursday.
    “We got beaten like a drum,” he said.
    There were some extenuating circumstances, though.
    “We had several injuries and several with the flu,” noted Stahly. “Hopefully we’ll be healed by next week.”
    With the illness and injuries, the Marksmen forfeited in seven of the 14 weight classes.

  • Braves top Tell City girls...

    TELL CITY—Emma Armstrong won two individual events and two relays but Tecumseh topped Tell City 84-74 in girls swimming Thursday.
    Armstrong won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:28.42 and the 500 free in 6:33.00.
    She teamed with Destiny Little, Brea Haller and Taylor Kratzer to win the 200 medley relay in 2:25.62, 13-hundredths of a second ahead of Tecumseh.
    Armstrong, Haller, Brenna Franzman and Destiny Little won the 400 free relay in 4:48.43.
    Tecumseh won the other eight events. But Brenna Franzman earned two individual second places.