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Today's Sports

  • Vincent propels Tell City to 4th...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LYNNVILLE—Aaron Vincent placed in the top four in all four of his events to lead Tell City to fourth place in the seven-team PAC boys swim meet Saturday.
    Tell City scored 141 points. Pike Central won with 347.
    Vincent set a personal record as he placed second in the 100-yard freestyle in 54.90 seconds.
    He placed fourth in the 100 backstroke in 1:03.58, just four-hundredths of a second slower than his fourth-place sectional time last year.

  • Perry Central beats Mitchell

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    MITCHELL—Perry Central made free throws down the stretch to beat Mitchell 55-50 in PLAC boys basketball Saturday.
    With 1:50 left in the game Mitchell’s Daulton Blackwell made a three-pointer from the right wing to cut the Commodore lead to 49-47.
    On Perry Central’s next possession Michael Schwartz was fouled. He made both free throws.
    Perry Central fouled Jared Vance with 0:56 left, but he missed his free throw.

  • Wolfpack pull away from Tell...

    By JOHN HAYES
    Sports Correspondent

    TELL CITY—Crawford County outscored Tell City 23-7 in the fourth quarter to pull away to a 64-47 win in boys basketball Saturday.
    The Wolfpack, 14th ranked 14th in the state in Class 3A, led by just one point heading into the fourth quarter.
    But Ranger Caffrey hit two consecutive three-pointers with less than five minutes left to spark their decisive run.

  • Dugger’s threes beat Bulldogs

    DUGGER—Dugger Community made five more three-pointers than Cannelton to beat the Bulldogs 50-35 in boys basketball Saturday.
    Neither team shot well overall, with Cannelton hitting 30.3 percent from the field and Dugger 36.0 percent.
    Dugger had a 31-24 advantage in rebounds and an 11-15 edge in turnovers, though Cannelton had its lowest turnover total in several games.
    Cannelton Coach Mike Snyder said the biggest difference in the game was “their kids played harder than our kids did, especially in the second half.

  • Tell City girls 5th in PAC

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LYNNVILLE—Bailey Powell placed in the top three in three events to lead Tell City to fifth place in the seven-team PAC girls swim meet Saturday.
    Tell City scored 139 points. Heritage Hills won with 321.
    Sydney Brown had Tell City’s highest finish in any event, placing second in the 200-yard freestyle in 2:19.77. Powell took third in 2:22.35.

  • Tell City ties for 5th in PAC...

    LINCOLN CITY—Four Tell City wrestlers placed second as the Marksmen tied for fifth place in the nine-team PAC wrestling tourney Saturday.

  • Parker scores 1,000th point as...

    LEOPOLD—Brittany Parker made nine steals and reached 1,000 career points as Perry Central trounced Rock Creek 70-14 in girls basketball Tuesday.
    Parker, a senior guard, entered the game with 998 career points and hit a 10-foot jump shot in the lane about three minutes into it to reach 1,000.
    She scored eight points in the first half as Perry Central jumped to a 35-5 lead.

  • Springs Valley, North Posey...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Springs Valley went on a 14-0 run midway through the second half to beat Tell City 43-34 in girls basketball Tuesday.
    “We were not ready to play basketball,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes. “It was difficult to watch tonight when we looked like we didn’t care.”
    The Marksmen committed 11 turnovers in the first half but still trailed only 16-14 at halftime.

  • Bulldogs outrebound Dugger

    DUGGER—Cannelton outrebounded Dugger Community 30-17 for a 46-31 girls basketball victory Saturday.
    Rebounding is usually a weakness for the Bulldogs, who lack great height. But “we matched up with (Dugger) real well, size-wise and in speed,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.
    The Bulldogs also outshot Dugger from the field 42.5 percent to 28.9 percent.
    “They had trouble shooting from outside and we played a 2-3 zone most of the night,” said Garrett.

  • Shoes shouldn’t count in...

    When Wilt Chamber-lain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bill Walton played pro basketball, a lot of fans and sportswriters and some opponents insisted they were taller than their listed heights.
    Chamberlain was listed at 7-foot-1 and some players insisted he had to duck when going through a doorway they measured as 7 feet, 2 inches high.
    But of course he was wearing shoes when he went through the doorway, and they normally add an inch to 1 1/4 inches to a person’s height. And if someone expects to brush the top of the doorway, his normal reaction is to duck.