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Today's News

  • Cannelton boys fall in two games Thursday

    AUSTIN—Austin scored a lot of points inside on drives, offensive rebounds and Cannelton turnovers to beat the Bulldogs 76-37 in the first round of the Scott County Invitational boys basketball tourney Thursday.
    “It was the same old bugaboos we’ve had all year: We had a lot of turnovers and gave them a lot of second-chance points,” said Cannelton Coach Michael Snyder.
    “And our defense on the ball has got to get better. We let too many people drive right by us.”

  • Tigers nip Cannelton in final seconds

    SCOTTSBURG—Josh Thomas hit four free throws in the last 13 seconds to lift Crothersville past Cannelton 57-54 in the seventh-place game of the Scott County Invitational boys basketball tourney Friday.
    After falling behind 40-24 in the first half, Cannelton used strong defense in the second half to take the lead several times in the fourth quarter - but never by more than three points.
    That defense included David Reed’s guarding Thomas in a diamond-and-one and holding him without a field goal in the second half.

  • Hot Marksmen smoke Lanesville

    LANESVILLE—Tell City hit 60.5 percent from the field to beat Lanesville 53-29 in girls basketball Thursday.
    Tell City worked the ball inside frequently to center Kammie Jo Hayes, who hit 10 of 12 shots from the field against the shorter Eagles.
    Emma Kohnert had six assists for the Marksmen and Katie Goffinet added four.
    “They both did a nice job feeding Kammie Jo in the post,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes.

  • South Spencer’s defense puts clamps on Bulldogs’ scorers

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—South Spencer played tight defense on Cannelton’s top two scorers and beat the Bulldogs 52-25 in girls basketball Wednesday.
    The Rebels at least double-teamed Cannelton center Caressa Sloss any time she got the ball in the low post - and often before.
    “We wanted to keep her off the boards and make sure we kept a body on her,” said South Spencer Coach Jason Mayes. “We knew she’s been a force lately.”

  • Cannelton girls fall twice in invitational

    CANNELTON—Cloverport jumped to a 25-7 first-quarter lead and beat Cannelton 59-50 in the final game of Cannelton’s girls basketball invitational Saturday.
    Olivia Weatherholt hit two three-pointers in the first quarter as she personally outscored the Bulldogs 8-7 that period.
    “We just came out a little flat and they took advantage of it,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.
    Nicole Harris led Cannel-ton with 19 points, scoring 18 in the last three quarters.
    Caressa Sloss added 16 points - all in the last three quarters.

  • Rebels beat Perry Central

    REO—Perry Central hit only 23.6 percent from the field in a 43-24 loss to South Spencer in the first round of the PSC Holiday Tip-off girls basketball tourney Saturday.
    Perry Central led 22-14 at halftime but got outscored 15-3 in the third quarter.
    “We went very cold in the third quarter and the whole second half in general,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume.
    He added, “We were able to handle their pressure - we just couldn’t score. We got a lot of shots in the paint.”

  • Patriots top Marksmen

    REO—Kate Kaetzel scored 30 points as Heritage Hills beat Tell City 60-43 in the first round of the PSC Holiday Tip-off girls basketball tourney Saturday.
    Kaetzel, a 5-foot-10 junior forward, hit 7 of 11 shots from the field, including 3 of 3 from three-point range, and 13 of 15 free throws.
    Center Abby Wahl added 17 points for the Patriots, including hitting 9 of 10 free throws.
    The Patriots edged Tell City in field-goal shooting 42.1 percent to 36.6 percent.

  • Lanesville holds off late Cannelton rally

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Cannelton’s girls basketball team ran out of time as it rallied from a 17-point fourth-quarter deficit but lost to Lanesville 54-46 Tuesday.
    Mackenzie Miller scored off a Cannelton turnover in the closing seconds of the third quarter to put the Eagles up 41-24.
    But Cannelton started taking the ball inside more and controlling the boards in the fourth quarter, outrebounding the Eagles 13-7 after the teams were tied in rebounds the first three quarters.

  • Aces beat Cannelton on jumper at buzzer

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    CANNELTON—Dylan Simmons hit a three-pointer at the final buzzer to lift Cloverport past Cannelton 63-62 in Cannelton’s boys basketball invitational Saturday.
    Simmons’ shot followed several lead changes and ties in the final minute.
    The Bulldogs went up three points when David Reed made 1 of 2 free throws.
    Cloverport missed a shot on its next possession, then each team committed a turnover.
    The Bulldogs turned it over again with 0:32 left.

  • Cannelton inducts first 5 Hall of Famers

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Cannelton High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame officially got underway Saturday with the induction of its first five members: Kathy Alvey, William “Buddy” Bennett, Bill Dickerson, Joe Hafele and Marvin Sturgeon.
    Though their Cannelton graduation dates spanned 43 years, ranging from Bennett’s in 1941 to Alvey’s in 1984, several noted that all of them had interacted with each other at some point in their careers.