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Today's News

  • McCormick, Blackhawks overpower Perry Central

    FRENCH LICK—Jewel McCormick scored 24 points as Springs Valley beat Perry Central 49-43 in PLAC girls basketball Wednesday.
    Perry Central, with no starter taller than 5-foot-9, could not stop McCormick, a 6-foot sophomore center, inside. She scored at least six points in each of the first three quarters.
    The Blackhawks led by only one point at halftime but McCormick scored nine of their 11 points in the third quarter to push their lead to 34-29.

  • Bulldogs 5th in tourney

    COLUMBUS—Rafe Garrett had 25 points, eight rebounds, six assists and two steals as Cannelton beat Micah Christian 76-63 for fifth place in Columbus Christian’s eight-team boys basketball tourney Friday.
    Ethan Melton, playing after rolling an ankle the previous day, and David Reed each added 11 points.
    Freshman reserve Clay-ton White matched Garrett’s eight rebounds and Melton added seven as the Bulldogs won the board battle 37-30 over the Louisville, Ky., school.

  • Last-second shots lift Bulldogs to OT victory

    COLUMBUS—David Reed’s last-second layup lifted Cannelton past Madison Christian 68-66 in overtime in the second round of Columbus Christian’s boys basketball tourney Thursday.
    With the score tied, Cannelton had the ball and called a timeout with 10 seconds left to try to draw up the winning shot.
    But the Bulldogs dribbled the ball out of bounds, giving it back to Madison Christian with 0:03 left.

  • Turnovers plague PC vs. Wolfpack

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Perry Central committed 26 turnovers in a 55-40 first-round boys basketball PSC Holiday Classic loss to Crawford County Friday morning.
    The Commodores committed four turnovers in the first 1:41, nine in the first quarter, and 13 in the first half.
    They committed one five-second closely guarded violation when they still had not dribbled yet, which would have restarted the five-second count.

  • Commodores can’t contain Corydon

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Corydon hit 54.2 percent from the field and topped its previous season-high point total by 20 to beat Perry Central 65-49 in the second round of the boys basketball PSC Holiday Classic Friday evening.
    “We just couldn’t guard them,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “Their top three players all had at least 15 points.
    “We switched defenses (starting in man-to-man and later going to a 2-3 zone) and tried some different things (including some full-court presses).

  • Tell City’s defense stops Corydon cold

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City held Corydon to 17.6 percent field-goal shooting and its season-low point total as the Marksmen romped 46-18 in the first round of the PSC Holiday Classic boys basketball tourney Friday afternoon.
    Corydon entered the game 0-6 but was averaging 38.3 points per game and had scored at least 30 in every game.
    The Panthers also got one of their top players, 6-foot-6 junior Bradley Nalley, back one game earlier after he had been sidelined with an injury.

  • Wolfpack hold off Tell City comeback

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—After falling behind by 13 points twice, Tell City made a strong comeback against Crawford County in the second round of the boys basketball PSC Holiday Classic Friday evening.
    But poor free-throw shooting ultimately derailed the comeback as the Marksmen lost 52-46.
    “I told our kids at halftime (when Tell City trailed 21-10) that if we play as hard as we can the rest of the way we’ll have a chance to come back,” said Tell City Coach Matt Lynch.

  • Local teams to be busy this weekend

    After each had two weeks off, down time is definitely over for Tell City and Perry Central’s boys basketball teams.
    Each will play three games in less than 35 hours at the PSC Holiday Classic this weekend, with all their games at Tell City’s Bryan Taylor Sports Arena.
    For the first time the entire, eight-team tourney will be played in two days, with first-round games played during a weekday for the first time.

  • TC cross country team provided top story of year again

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    PERRY COUNTY—Last year Tell City’s boys cross country team’s placing 10th in the state - in a one-class sport - was Perry County’s top sports story of 2016.
    This year the Marksmen topped that by placing eighth in the state, so again they provided us with the top sports story of the year.
    Before reaching the state meet, they won the PAC meet for the fifth year in a row, the Jasper sectional for the fifth year in a row, and the 10-team Crawford County regional for the third year in a row.

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