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  • Perry Central only county team to draw long route

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central is the only Perry County team that will have to play three games to win a boys basketball sectional next week, as Tell City and Cannelton drew first-round byes.
    The Commodores will play North Posey in the first round of the seven team Class 2A Southridge sectional at Huntingburg Memorial Gym Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. (all times listed are Perry County times).
    That will be followed by Southridge vs. Mater Dei at approximately 7:15 p.m.
    Wednesday winners will meet in the second semifinal game Friday, March 2, at 7:15 p.m.

  • Hayes ties Kessans with third all-conference nod

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Tell City junior McKenzie Hayes has been named to the All-PAC girls basketball team for the third time, putting her in select company.
    Hayes and 1998 graduate Kara Kessans are the only Tell City girls basketball players to make all-conference three times.
    Hayes, a 6-foot center who also played the point at times on offense, led the Marksmen with 15.3 points, 11.6 rebounds, 4.7 blocked shots and 2.7 steals per game. She also led the team in field-goal shooting at 50.0 percent.

  • Crusaders’ big men beat Bulldogs inside

    By PHILLIP BALL
    Sports Correspondent

    CANNELTON—Cannelton could not contain Columbus Christian’s big men for the second time this year as the Bulldogs lost 69-59 in boys basketball Saturday.
    Forward Chris Noblitt and center Tom Planalp once again combined for 39 points against Cannelton. The only difference was this time Noblitt scored 20 points and Planalp had 19.

  • Vikings build early lead to beat Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    POSEYVILLE—North Posey outrebounded Tell City 50-25 to beat the Marksmen 78-68 in PAC boys basketball Saturday.

  • 5-point play helps PC overtake Braves

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—A five-point play produced Perry Central’s last points in regulation as the Commodores beat Tecumseh 48-43 in overtime in boys basketball Tuesday.
    Perry Central trailed 40-38 with 1:16 left in regulation when Commodore forward Tanner Cassidy worked open off a screen and hit a three-point shot from the wing.

  • Marksmen pin Pike Central 63-42

    TELL CITY—Tell City won 10 matches, including six by pins, to beat Pike Central 63-42 in junior high wrestling Thursday.
    Joe Craig, Aubrey Craig, Steven Wheatley, Nick Buchta, Brendon Richards and Javier Mendez earned the pins for the Marksmen.
    Dalton Froehlich, Cameron Kessinger and Johnny Tillison won major decisions (by at least eight points).
    Jarett Hawhee won a regular decision.

  • Lin’s performance not unprecedented

    NBA Commissioner David Stern, talking about New York Knicks’ overnight sensation Jeremy Lin in an interview with USA Today’s Jeff Zillgitt Tuesday, said, “It’s actually a phenomenon without precedence.”
    Actually there is a really similar precedent for Lin’s performance in what Robert “Bubbles” Hawkins did 35 years ago. And though that was before Stern was the commissioner, he was 34 and a counsel to the NBA then, so he should remember.

  • Hot Pats pound TC

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    TELL CITY—Heritage Hills shot 62 percent from the field to defeat Tell City 117-73 in PAC boys basketball Friday.
    Tell City started the second quarter with the basketball trailing 28-21. Chris Kohnert was fouled driving to the basket. He made the shot and the free throw, cutting Heritage Hills lead to 28-24 with 7:42 left in the first half.

  • Perry Central edges Paoli in final minute

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    PAOLI—Perry Central made several clutch plays in the final minute to overtake Paoli for a 52-51 PLAC boys basketball victory Friday.

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