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Today's Sports

  • Braves bop Bulldogs

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Cannelton committed 36 turnovers in a 50-33 girls basketball loss to Tecumseh Thursday.
    Cannelton outrebounded the Braves 38-35 - thanks largely to Caressa Sloss’ grabbing 21 - and outshot them from the field 31.0 percent to 25.4 percent.
    But the Braves got 30 more attempts from the field due mainly to Cannelton’s turnovers.
    Tecumseh used full-court pressure and half-court traps much of the first three quarters.

  • Tell City boys team returns...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys basketball team still has no seniors but returns all seven players who saw most of the playing time for last year’s 13-11 squad.
    Some have grown taller and stronger and all of them have a year’s experience in Coach Matt Lynch’s system. So he expects even bigger things this year.
    “I would say our experience should be our main strength when everybody’s healthy,” said Lynch.

  • More height, depth should...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Turnover problems contributed to Perry Central’s 7-17 boys basketball record last year, so correcting them “is something we really stressed in the offseason,” said Coach Matt Carter.
    “That’ll be the thing that determines how much better we can be,” he added.
    The Commodores should be better. They return four players who started at least part time last year and they will be joined by some athletic players who played mostly JV.

  • Cannelton plans to play fast,...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—The last time Cannelton’s boys basketball team won nine games was 10 years ago and the last time the Bulldogs won more than that was when the 1990-91 team went 11-10.
    Coach Mike Snyder thinks they could challenge both those marks this year.
    The Bulldogs finished 2-22 last year but graduated only one player.
    This year “our athleticism is far above what I ever expected it could be,” said Snyder.

  • TC boys swim team looks strong...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys swim team returns all those eligible to do so and also has “a lot of newcomers who have a lot of potential,” said Coach Stacy Marion.
    So the Marksmen, who set a school record for wins as they went 32-18 last year, should be strong again. And they are still young, with only two seniors on the 14-man roster.

  • Wolfpack tops cold Tell City

    MARENGO—Tell City hit only 26.7 percent from the field in a 38-22 girls basketball loss to Crawford County Friday.
    The Marksmen hit 8 of 30 from the field and 5 of 14 free throws and committed 16 turnovers.
    “Offensively we could not do anything at all,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes.  “They pressed us and played a 1-3-1 half-court trap and we could not get the ball where it needed to be.
    “We just did not make good decisions with the ball.

  • Rangers outshoot PC girls

    FERDINAND—Perry Central hit only 29.1 percent from the field in a 48-20 girls basketball loss to Forest Park Thusday.
    “We let them push us around, and we looked frazzled when we did get an open shot,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume.
    Perry Central committed 22 turnovers, most of them in the halfcourt.
    “We broke their 2-2-1 press,” said Guillaume. “He had taken it off by the end of the first quarter.
    “The first possession we had a turnover, then we missed six shots.

  • Simpson shares his fourth boys...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Leo Simpson won his fourth boys cross country Most Valuable Runner award at Tell City’s fall sports awards program Wednesday, but this year he shared it with Nate Kaiser.
    Simpson was the only repeat MVP.
    Some sports didn’t name an MVP or split it into outstanding offensive and defensive player awards.
    Volleyball did that and Morgan Schuetter repeated as Outstanding Defensive Player.
    The complete list of award winners:
    Boys Cross Country

  • Tell City still young but should...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s wrestling team is still young, but with a strong freshman class and a few good returnees the Marksmen should be much improved - if they can stay healthy.
    Last year the Marksmen went 4-18 in the regular season and were seventh in the nine-team PAC tourney and 10th in the 10-team Castle sectional.
    They started the season with 12 wrestlers but due to injuries had just six active for the postseason tourneys.

  • Tell City 7th in relay meet

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—With a small roster and about half the girls on the team new to competitive swimming, Tell City figured to struggle in its season-opening relay meet Saturday.
    And that’s what happened, as the Marksmen scored eight points to finish seventh in the seven-team meet.
    The Marksmen placed sixth in four relays, with Brea Haller, their only senior, swimming on three of them.
    Emma Armstrong, Sam Stephens, Haller and Maddie Rogers were sixth in the 200 medley relay in 2:34.33.