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Today's Sports

  • Severe weather threat brings...

    All seven sports events involving Perry County teams Thursday and one Friday were postponed due to the threat of icy roads.

    Tell City's home boys basketball game with Pike Central, postponed Friday, has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 14, with the junior varsity game starting at 5:30 p.m.

    Perry Central's home girls basketball game with Southridge, postponed Thursday, has been rescheduled for tonight, with the JV game starting at 5:30.

    Tell City's girls basketball game with Forest Park, also postponed Thursday, was rescheduled for this past Saturday.

  • Girls sectional pairings...

    INDIANAPOLIS - Tell City will have a rematch with a recent opponent but Perry Central and Cannelton will face teams they have not played this year in the girls basketball sectionals.

    Sectional pairings were drawn by the IHSAA Sunday.

    Tell City will host a six-team Class 2A sectional and will face North Posey in the second game Tuesday at approximately 7:45 p.m. That follows South Spencer vs. Forest Park at 6 p.m.

    Perry Central and Mater Dei drew into the bye bracket and will face each other Friday, Feb. 8, at 7:45 p.m., after Tuesday's winners meet at 6 p.m.

  • Chargers defeat Tell City boys

    PETERSBURG - Pike Central won seven of 12 events and beat Tell City 92-84 in boys swimming Thursday.

    Freshman Greg Clayton won two individual events and a relay for Tell City.

    He took the 200-yard freestyle in 2:04.21 and the 500 free in 5:41.40.

    Zach Avallone, Nick Bower, Clayton and Isaac Schaefer won the 400 free relay in 3:57.81.

    Bryson May swam the 200 individual medley in 2:25.94 and Justin Peter swam the 100 backstroke in 1:06.23 for the Marksmen's other victories.

    Peter placed second in the 100 butterfly in 1:06.93.

  • Mitchell nips Perry Central

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central fought back from a 13-point halftime deficit to have a chance to tie in the final minute but lost to Mitchell 61-58 in PLAC girls basketball Saturday.

    "We had some trouble with their 1-3-1 half-court trap in the first half," said Perry Central Coach Sarah Spindler. "Then we made some adjustments and handled it well the second half.

    "Our guards played really well. We had Audra (Gehlhausen, who had missed five games with an injury) back and that gave us a little more depth at the guard position. I think that may have helped."

  • TC girls win 2 road games

    LINCOLN CITY - Lauren Goffinet scored a career-high 25 points as Tell City beat Heritage Hills 51-45 in girls basketball Tuesday.

    Goffinet, a junior forward-guard, hit 11 of 21 shots from the field, including 2 of 4 from three-point range, and made her only free throw.

    Kara McClintic added 11 points and Dana Sibrel scored eight.

    Goffinet and McClintic each grabbed seven rebounds and Sibrel added six.

    McClintic had nine assists.

    Tell City outshot the Patriots from the field 41.7 percent to 34.8 percent.

  • Lions hold off Cannelton

    SELLERSBURG - Rock Creek Christian hit 6 of 6 free throws in the final 50 seconds to hold off Cannelton 71-60 in boys basketball Saturday.

    The Lions had hit only 13 of 32 free throws before they got hot at the end.

    Rock Creek led by four or five points most of the game.

    Cannelton forced a turnover with about a minute left and Chase Gerber shot a three-pointer that appeared to be going in to cut the Lions' lead to two points.

    "How that shot didn't go down I don't know," said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett. "I was already calling a timeout."

  • Three join Tell City Hall of Fame

    TELL CITY - Three former Tell City High School athletes were officially inducted into the school's athletic Hall of Fame Saturday.

    1938 graduate Bill Nuetzel, 1967 graduate Craig Blackford and 1991 graduate Beth Carlson Hibbard are the hall's new members.

    Each starred in at least two sports and played one in college. Nuetzel was a forward for Purdue in basketball, Blackford was a record-setting quarterback for the University of Evansville in football, and Carlson swam for Ball State.

  • Turnovers hurt Perry Central in...

    LANESVILLE - Lanesville forced 19 Perry Central turnovers - 13 in the second half - and beat the Commodores 65-54 in boys basketball Saturday.

    "In the first half when they used a 2-2-1 trap, we only had six turnovers," noted Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. "In the second half we cut their lead to seven and in the frontcourt we throw it away.

    "We did a good job of handling their press up front, then when we got in the frontcourt and made bad decisions."

    The Commodores cut the Eagles' led to seven, 45-38, as Nick Huber made two free throws with 5:51 left.

  • Tell City falls to Paoli

    TELL CITY - Paoli was hot and Tell City was cold as the Rams beat Tell City 73-62 in boys basketball Saturday.

    The Marksmen hit a season-low 39.6 percent from the field, one of the few times they have hit less than 50 percent.

    The Rams, ranked fifth in the state in Class 2A, hit 53.3 percent from the field as they improved to 13-1.

    Tell City Coach John Hayes was not pleased with his team's defense as the Marksmen lost a home game for the second night in a row.

  • Gerber's 35 points, 22...

    EVANSVILLE - Chase Gerber dominated inside with 35 points and 22 rebounds as Cannelton beat Evansville Day 62-48 in boys basketball Tuesday.

    "They were covering our shooters, so that opens up the post," said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett. "And Chase plays well in the post - he's hard to guard down there."

    Day School built a 14-9 lead in the first 11:07 of the game.

    But Gerber scored eight of Cannelton's next 10 points--and had an assist to Dillon Powers on the other two points--as the Bulldogs built a 19-16 lead.