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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Turnovers, fouls contribute to...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    NEWBURGH—Turnovers, rebounding and foul trouble hurt Tell City early in a 51-43 boys basketball sectional semifinal loss to Forest Park Friday.
    The Marksmen led 4-3 after Braeden Beard scored inside two minutes into the game.
    But Beard picked up his second foul with 5:20 left in the first quarter.

  • Marksmen knock off Mater Dei in...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    NEWBURGH—Braeden Beard had 20 points, nine rebounds, three steals and three blocked shots as Tell City crushed Mater Dei 52-31 in a first-round boys basketball sectional game Wednesday.
    “We played well - it was one of our best games of the year,” said Tell City Coach Matt Lynch. “It was a nice game to get our confidence going in the sectional.