Today's News

  • Alford may long for old New Mexico home

    In evaluating Major League Baseball contracts, pundits place more importance on the total guaranteed money than on yearly salaries.
    And players who sign those mega-bucks, mega-year contracts talk about their comfort level with a team being important.
    Using those measuring sticks, Steve Alford’s decision to leave the University of New Mexico in 2013 to become UCLA’s basketball coach was a mistake.
    Alford started his coaching career at age 26, after four years playing in the NBA, with Indiana’s Manchester College, an NCAA Division III school.

  • Five forfeits help Jasper defeat Tell City in wrestling

    JASPER—Tell City won five of nine matches actually wrestled, but five forfeits helped Jasper beat Tell City 49-25 Thursday.
    Three Tell Citians scored pins: Davin Davis in the 113-pound weight class, Travis Brinksneader at 138, and Jarrett Hawhee at 145.
    Mason Waninger won a 12-4 major decision in the 132 weight class and Elliott Brown won a 7-4 decision at 160.

  • Orleans’ second-chance points defeat Cannelton

    ORLEANS—Orleans used a lot of second-chance points to beat Cannelton 63-22 in girls basketball Thursday.
    “We can’t rebound,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “We give up five or six shots on each possession and at the other end we’re one and done on each possession.
    “They didn’t shoot all that great, but with the second-chance points they didn’t have to. They probably had 30 points on offensive rebounds.”

  • Tigers force 27 errors to defeat Cannelton

    Sports Correspondent

    CANNELTON—Cannelton’s 27 turnovers against a pressing Crothersville team doomed the Bulldogs in their 88-51 boys basketball loss Friday.
    Cannelton led once in the game at 2-0 on a turn-around jumper by Jayden Morris.
    The Tigers scored on their first possession tying it at 2-2.
    Then they went to a full-court pressure defense and ran off the next 13 points.
    The Bulldogs’ Damon Powers made a three-pointer from the left corner to stop the Tiger run.

  • Mount Vernon edges Marksmen at finish

    Sports Editor

    MOUNT VERNON—Tell City’s hot finish almost made up for a turnover-plagued start as the Marksmen lost to Mount Vernon 67-65 in boys basketball Friday.
    The Marksmen committed 16 turnovers in the first half and fell behind by 14 points, 27-13, midway through the second quarter.
    They still trailed by 11 with four minutes left in the game and by seven with 1:24 left.

  • Shoals outshoots Bulldogs

    SHOALS—When one team can’t hit and the other can’t seem to miss, a basketball game can get out of hand quickly.
    Such was the case in the Cannelton girls’ 75-39 loss to Shoals Saturday.
    Cannelton handled the ball well, committing only seven turnovers. And it got outrebounded by only 10, which is better than usual.
    The Bulldogs also shot free throws better than usual, hitting 16 of 26 for 61.5 percent. Nicole Harris made 10 of 13.
    But they couldn’t hit from the field, making only 21.2 percent to Shoals’ 49.1 percent.

  • New Tell City Hall of Famers set amazingly durable records

    Those who know me well will tell you I have a great memory for sports statistics. But even I can’t remember all the important statistics for the thousands of athletes in dozens of sports that I have covered in several decades on this job.
    So researching the statistics of Tell City High School Athletic Hall of Fame candidates each year always produces some surprises for me.
    Danny Talley, Laura McClintic James, and the late Joe Hagedorn will be inducted into the Hall of Fame Saturday at 5:30 p.m. in the school’s auditorium.

  • Cannelton girls outshoot Aces

    CLOVERPORT, Ky.—Cannelton overcame a slow start on offense with strong defense and rebounding to beat Cloverport 41-25 in girls basketball Tuesday.
    Cannelton held the Aces to 20.5 percent field-goal shooting and outrebounded them 36-26.
    “We came out flat in the first half again,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “Then we scored a little bit in the third quarter (a game-high 12 points) and got the lead.”
    Melissa Clausen, Cannelton’s senior point guard, rolled an ankle in the third quarter.

  • Perry Central upsets Rams

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central held Paoli to 5 of 26 three-point shooting and beat the Rams 55-49 in PLAC girls basketball Tuesday.
    “I just thought our defense really slowed them down and took them out of their rhythm  tonight,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume.
    “We played a zone because we really wanted to stop their penetration inside. They’re a really quick team.
    “We played the way I thought we could play all year.”
    Paoli entered the game with an 11-3 record and ranked No. 10 in the state in Class 2A.

  • Bulldogs cold in loss to Aces

    Sports Editor

    CLOVERPORT, Ky.—Cannelton made only three field goals in the first half of a 57-23 boys basketball loss to Cloverport Tuesday.
    Cannelton guard Caleb Cravens hit 1 of 2 free throws for the first point of the game.
    But Cloverport made the first four field goals, including two in transition, before Cravens scored on a drive with 4:26 left in the first quarter.
    Bryce Garrett added a three-pointer 56 seconds later to narrow the gap to six points, 12-6.