Today's Sports

  • High scorers featured on all-...

    The News’ latest All-Perry County boys basketball team  features its highest scoring duo in 16 years, since Matt Carter and Kyle DeSpain combined to average 51.2 points per game.

  • Perry Central spring schedules

    30    South Spencer    H    4:30
    31    Orleans    T    10:00
      2    Forest Park JV (DH)    T    4:15
      3    Corydon Central    H    5:30
      4    North Harrison V    H    4:30
      7    North Posey    T    11:00

  • UCLA may go after Knight for...

    NCAA tourney time means 68 teams are excited about being chosen for the Division I basketball tourney.
    It also means a lot of teams that thought they had a chance at making the tourney at the start of the season are disappointed and some are firing their coaches.
    Already gone are Bruce Weber of Illinois and Doc Sadler of Nebraska.
    Could UCLA’s Ben Howland be next? He should be.

  • Hammack, Stephens win ISWA...

    INDIANAPOLIS—Coy Hammack and Chase Stephens of the Tell City Wrestling Club won their weight classes in the Indiana State Wrestling Association’s folkstyle state tourney last weekend.

  • Craigs, Hawhee champs as...

    LINCOLN CITY—Jarrett Hawhee repeated as champion and the Craig brothers won their first titles as Tell City finished fifth in the PAC junior high wrestling tourney Saturday.
    Hawhee won the 125-pound title after taking the 105 crown last year.
    He went 4-0 with two forfeit wins, an 8-3 decision over Colton O’Neal, and a 5-0 win over Josh Miller of Gibson Southern in the finals.
    Joe Craig went 3-0 with two pins to take the 95-pound title.

  • Hayes wins third girls...

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City junior center McKenzie Hayes won her third girls basketball Most Valuable Player award at Tell City’s winter sports awards program Monday.
    Hayes also won the team’s field-goal percentage and best offensive player awards for the third year in a row.
    MVPs in other sports were Chris Kohnert in boys basketball, Amanda Wagner in girls swimming, Trent Harding in boys swimming, and Jessie Lawalin in wrestling. Harding is a sophomore and the others are seniors.

  • Graves makes All-PLAC again

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s Ashley Graves was one of four repeat selections to the All-PLAC girls basketball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.
    Graves, a 6-foot-1 junior center, finished fourth in the voting for the 12-girl team.
    She led Perry Central in scoring at 14.3 points per game, rebounding at 10.7 per game, blocked shots at 3.0 per game, and field-goal shooting at 55.5 percent.
    She hit 67.0 percent at the free-throw line, second on Perry Central’s team.
    Graves was the only Commodore to make the team.

  • PC’s Cassidy, Thomas repeat on...

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s Tanner Cassidy and Derek Thomas were repeat selections to the All-PLAC boys basketball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.
    They were two of five repeaters on the 12-man team and the only Commodores to make the team.
    Perry Central finished in a three-way tie for first with Crawford County and Orleans, each going 5-1 in the conference, but only Crawford County had three players make all-conference.

  • Cannelton graduate played...

    Sports Editor

    FARGO, N.D.—In a biography of Hank Aaron published last year, the former major league home run king describes his first home run hit in the minor leagues in 1952.

  • Five Tell Citians claim titles...

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Five Tell City Wrestling Club members won titles in the folkstyle tourney hosted by the club Sunday.