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Today's Sports

  • Wagner places 5th in Big East

    SEWELL, N.J.—Tell City graduate Amanda Wagner, a sophomore at Butler University, placed fifth in the Big East Conference women’s swim meet in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:05.54 last weekend.

    Her time was the second fastest in Butler history, just two-hundredths of a second from the top spot. That was the highest individual finish by any Butler swimmer. She was just one-hundredth of a second behind fourth-place Haley Dresner of Xavier. Kerrie Kolackovsky of Seton Hall won it in 1:04.19.

  • Tell City 5th in sectional

    By LARRY GOFFINET Sports Editor JASPER—Aaron Vincent placed in the top six in all four of his events to lead Tell City to fifth place in the 10-team boys swimming sectional Saturday.

    Tell City scored 169 points. Jasper won with 465 points.

    Vincent placed fourth in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:03.54, just 19-hundredths of a second behind third-place Kyle Keepes of Pike Central. Vincent’s finish was the highest for the Marksmen in the sectional in three years.

  • Tell City, Perry Central could...

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central drew a first-round bye and could meet Tell City in the semifinals of the Class 2A boys basketball sectional at Boonville next week.
    Tell City will play North Posey in the six-team sectional’s first game Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., just one week after they met in the regular season.
    The winner of that game will play defending champion Perry Central Friday, March 7, at 5:30 p.m.
    In the other bracket Mater Dei will face South Spencer in the first round Tuesday at approximately 7:30 p.m.

  • Cannelton falls twice on road

    SHOALS—Turnovers and cold three-point and free-throw shooting hurt Cannelton in boys basketball road losses Saturday and Tuesday.
    The Bulldogs hit 20 of 41 from two-point range in a 62-58 loss to Shoals Saturday. But they hit only 1 of 12 three-point shots and 15 of 28 free throws. They also committed 20 turnovers.
    Still the game was close all the way.
    Nick Divine banked in a three-pointer with two minutes left to put Shoals up by five points.
    The Jug Rox led by at least three the rest of the way.

  • Vikings blast Tell City

    POSEYVILLE—North Posey’s trapping defense forced numerous turnovers as the Vikings beat Tell City 70-42 in PAC boys basketball Tuesday.
    “They really took advantage of some of our turnovers with that 1-3-1 trap, and we couldn’t overcome those turnovers and those points they got off of them,” said Tell City Coach Brent Owen.
    The Vikings also had a good inside-outside attack on offense with Michael Bender and Reed Gerteisen combining for 36 points.
    Bender, a good set shooter, hit five three-pointers and finished with 22 points.

  • Commodores rout Braves

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—The inside-outside combination of Dillon Hubert and Andrew Huber and strong perimeter defense the last three quarters led Perry Central past Tecumseh 75-47 in boys basketball Saturday.
    Hubert, the Commodores’ center, led them with 19 points on 7 of 8 field-goal shooting and 4 of 4 free throws.
    He scored three baskets inside but also hit his only three-point shot and three others from 12-17 feet.

  • Kohnert winding down career at...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    MOUNT CARMEL, Ill.—Tell City graduate Chris Kohnert hopes for more consistency for him and his Lewis & Clark Community College men’s basketball team as they wind down the season.
    The most recent statistics available show Kohnert, a 6-foot-7 sophomore forward, averaging 7.3 points and 4.8 rebounds per game for the 10-16 Trailblazers.

  • Johnson, DeSpain, Chinn join...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Three former Tell City athletes who honed their skills while growing up in the same neighborhood were inducted into Tell City High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame Friday.
    2001 Tell City graduate Katie Chinn (now Weyer), 1996 graduate Kyle DeSpain,  and 2002 graduate Phillip Johnson are the members of Tell City’s 11th Hall of Fame class.

  • Perry Central nips Paoli 70-68

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    PAOLI—Perry Central made big plays down the stretch to defeat Paoli 70-68 in PLAC boys basketball Friday.
    Perry Central’s Dacota Schaad drove to the baseline and threw a wrap-around pass to Austin LeClere, who made a layup to give the Commodores a 62-59 lead with 1:36 left.
    The Commodores then went to a half-court trap. Paoli got the ball in the frontcourt, then LeClere made a steal and drove in for a layup.

  • Tell City goes cold in loss to...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Heritage Hills outshot Tell City from the field 59.1 percent to 31.0 percent to beat the Marksmen 69-40 in PAC boys basketball Friday.
    The game was tied 14-14 after one quarter despite the Marksmen’s hitting only 4 of 13 from the field, as they hit 5 of 5 free throws that period.
    But they went 2 for 9 from the field and 0 for 1 at the line in the second quarter as they got outscored 14-4.