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Today's News

  • Early turnovers sink Commodores

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    FRENCH LICK—Early Perry Central turnovers led to Springs Valley’s 56-46 win in boys PLAC basketball.
    Springs Valley scored the first 11 points, with seven of them coming off turnovers.
    Four of the Blackhawks’ five field goals in that stretch came from within six feet of the basket and the other was a three-pointer.
    Isaac Brown started the run with a two-foot jumper.

  • Bulldogs win in OT on rebound basket at buzzer

    CANNELTON—Caleb Cravens’ rebound basket at the buzzer in overtime gave Cannelton a 64-62 victory over Fox Creek Christian in the first round of the Cannelton Invitational boys basketball tourney Friday.
    Damon Powers, who had a triple-double - double figures in points, rebounds and assists - for Cannelton, had tied the game 62-62 with 40 seconds left in overtime by hitting a three-pointer from the top of the key.

  • Tecumseh’s defense stifles Marksmen’s attack

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LYNNVILLE—Tecumseh’s defense gave Tell City shooting and ball-handling problems as the Braves won 57-34 in PAC boys basketball Friday.
    The Marksmen hit only 32.5 percent from the field, including just 1 for 14 from three-point range. They also committed 18 turnovers - 11 in the first half.
    “They wanted it more than we wanted it - it’s as simple as that,” said Tell City Coach Greg Arnold. “We stunk and they played well,

  • Campaign viewing party Saturday

    Southwestern Indiana for Bernie Sanders will hold a debate viewing party at the Ferdinand Branch Library, at 5:30 EST for a bite to eat and special streamed message at 6 p.m. from the Bernie Sanders campaign. The Democratic Debate will start at 8 p.m. Eastern Saturday on ABC. Those interested can RSVP at berniesanders.com.

  • Tell City boys outswim Jeeps

    TELL CITY—Stephen Houle won two individual events and a relay as Tell City beat Northeast Dubois 78.5-47.5 in boys swimming Tuesday.
    Houle won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:30.75 and the 500 freestyle in 5:55.04.
    He teamed with Miles Brown, Elliot Reed and Zach Peter to win the 200 medley relay in 2:14.96.
    Reed also won the 100 butterfly in 1:15.69.
    Josh Gaynor scored 132.15 points in diving and Thomas Simpson swam the 100 breaststroke in 1:32.73 for the Marksmen’s other first places.

  • Marksman girls defeat Jeeps

    TELL CITY—Samantha Allen and Sydney Brown each won an individual event and a relay as Tell City beat Northeast Dubois 88-67 in girls swimming Tuesday.
    Northeast Dubois won seven of the 11 events (neither team had a diver), but Tell City used its superior depth to get the victory.
    Allen won the 200-yard individual medley in 3:10.29 and teamed with Brown, Maisy Eckert and Madison Schuetter to win the 400 freestyle relay in 4:50.86.
    Brown also won the 100 backstroke in 1:16.77.

  • New format is better for PSC girls tourney

    Since the PSC Holiday Tip-Off girls basketball tourney started nine years ago, it has been a four-team round-robin with Tell City, Perry Central, Heritage Hills and South Spencer.
    But this Saturday’s 10th annual tourney will use a more traditional format with first-round winners meeting in the championship game after first-round losers meeting in the consolation game.
    This new format is better because it means the champion will be decided in the final game.

  • Tell City 4-4 in PAC duals

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Joe Craig and David Teague each went 8-0 to lead Tell City to a tie for fifth place in the nine-team PAC duals wrestling round-robin last weekend.
    Tell City beat South Spencer 48-24, Heritage Hills 51-9, Forest Park 48-15, and Tecumseh 45-24.
    The Marksmen lost to Southridge 48-27, North Posey 45-26, Gibson Southern 46-28 and Pike Central 36-34.
    Craig pinned four of his opponents in the 132-pound weight class and Teague pinned one 120-pound opponent.

  • Bulldogs get past Eagles

    CANNELTON—Nicole Harris scored 17 points as Cannelton beat Christel House Academy 31-25 in girls basketball Saturday.
    Each team grabbed 25 rebounds and Christel House outshot Cannelton from the field 40.7 percent to 24.4 percent.
    But Cannelton outshot the Eagles at the free-throw line 45.0 percent to 14.3 percent and got there 13 times more than the Eagles.
    Cannelton also committed two fewer turnovers than the Eagles.
    The Bulldogs trailed 14-12 at halftime but outscored the Eagles 13-2 in the third quarter to take control.

  • Mater Dei beats Perry Central

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central hit only 31.1 percent from the field in a 57-45 boys basketball loss to Mater Dei Saturday.
    “We shot too many jump shots,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “We’re not going to consistently make enough 15- to 20-footers to beat a good team. We’ve got to do a better job of not being one-dimensional.