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Today's Sports

  • Cold Tell City falls to Hornets

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    HAWESVILLE, Ky.—Cold shooting hurt Tell City in a 59-50 boys basketball loss to Hancock County  Saturday.
    Hancock County used a full-court press and a 1-2-2 zone defense to contain the Marksmen’s three point shooters. Tell City hit just 2 of 12 from behind the three-point line.
    The Hornets built a 14 point lead, 46-32, before the Marksmen cut into it.
    Grant Sanders made 1 of 2 free throws. After a defensive stop Hunter Rowe made two free throws.

  • Perry Central overtakes Rangers...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Andrew Huber and Michael Schwartz led a second-half comeback as Perry Central defeated Forest Park 56-53 in boys basketball Saturday.
    The Commodores trailed by 14 points, 38-24, with 1:33 left in the third quarter before Huber scored a three-point play on a driving 8-foot shot and free throw to start their comeback.
    Schwartz added a three-point basket 55 seconds later to cut the gap to eight points.

  • Jasper defeats Marksmen in...

    TELL CITY—Jasper won 10 of 14 matches to beat Tell City 54-24 in wrestling Thursday.
    Only two matches ended in decisions, as 10 resulted in pins and two were forfeits.
    Tell City earned three pins, by Mason Waninger (120-pound class), Travis Brinksneader (138) and Spenser Beard (170).
    Waninger scored his pin fastest, in 1:01.
    Cody Osborne won the heavyweight match by forfeit for Tell City’s other victory.

  • Orleans’ rebounds topple...

    CANNELTON—Orleans outrebounded Cannelton 47-17 to beat the Bulldogs 68-34 in girls basketball Thursday.
    Orleans grabbed 20 offensive rebounds and scored on many of them. Only six of its 28 field goals came from outside the lane.
    “They were a little bit bigger than us, but nothing a block-out can’t take care of,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.
    “And they got some easy layups because we can’t step over and stop the ball. We chase our man, but there’s no help defense at all.

  • Rams hot in win over Commodores

    PAOLI—Paoli hit 52.2 percent from the field in a 63-40 PLAC girls basketball win over Perry Central Thursday.
    The Rams hit 22 of 40 two-point shots and 2 of 6 three-pointers as they did most of their damage inside.
    “We got out of position and they were able to beat us off the dribble,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume. “Sometimes our help defense would get their late and they’d go to the free-throw line, and sometimes our help didn’t get there at all.”
    Perry Central started the game in a zone defense.

  • Tell City boys outswim South...

    REO—Stephen Houle won two individual races and two relays as Tell City beat South Spencer 68-46 in boys swimming Wednesday.

  • Powell, Brown lead Tell City to...

    REO—Bailey Powell and Sydney Brown each won two individual races and two relays as Tell City trounced South Spencer 107-47 in girls swimming Wednesday.

  • Cold Cannelton falls to...

    CROTHERSVILLE—Cannelton hit only 28.3 percent from the field in a 63-46 boys basketball loss to Crothersville Friday.
    “We played well defensively,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett. “But the first half we missed eight wide open layups and missed six free throws.
    “So we left 22 points on the table and we’re only down nine at halftime.”
    The Bulldogs hit 14 of 45 from two-point range, though only six of them were taken from outside the lane.

  • DeSpain, Johnson, Weyer chosen...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Three recording-setting athletes, Kyle DeSpain, Phillip Johnson and Katie Chinn Weyer, have been elected to Tell City High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
    The three will be inducted in a ceremony in Tell City’s auditorium 5:30 p.m. Feb. 7 and will also be introduced at halftime of Tell City’s boys basketball game with Pike Central later that night.
    DeSpain, a 1996 Tell City graduate, was a star forward/guard in basketball and pitcher/first baseman/outfielder in baseball.

  • Tell City tames Wildcats

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—“I don’t think we won this game on our execution—we won it on our toughness,” said Tell City Coach Brent Owen after the Marksmen’s 53-49 boys basketball victory over Mount Vernon Friday.
    That sums up it up pretty well.
    The Marksmen hit only 39.5 percent from the field and 48.3 percent of their free throws and committed 24 turnovers.
    But they showed toughness in outrebounding the taller Wildcats 41-32 and holding them to 35.7 percent field-goal shooting.