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Today's Sports

  • Rebels outshoot Marksmen

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Friday’s PSC Holiday Classic first-round boys basketball game between Tell City and South Spencer left South Spencer’s coach wanting his team to learn to play with a lead and Tell City’s coach wanting his team to learn how to get off to a better start.
    South Spencer hit 70.4 percent from two-point range, including 10 of 11 in the first half, and held on to beat the Marksmen 58-44.

  • Heritage Hills holds off PC in...

    By ZANE CLODFELTER
    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    LINCOLN CITY— Perry Central had its chances late in the game Friday, but turnovers down the stretch cost the Commodores in their 52-46 loss to Heritage Hills in the first round of the annual boys basketball PSC Holiday Classic.
    Perry Central turned the ball over 19 times.

  • Crusaders conquer Bulldogs

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Columbus Christian’s advantage in rebounds and turnovers, especially in the third quarter, propelled the Crusaders past Cannelton 66-45 in the championship game of the Cannelton Invitational boys basketball tourney Tuesday.
    The Bulldogs fell behind 16-4 in the first quarter and still trailed 20-10 midway through the second quarter.
    But they went on a 10-0 run to tie the score on driving baskets by Damon Powers and Caleb Cravens and two three-pointers by Bryce Garrett.

  • Cannelton girls fall to Crusaders

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Rebound baskets helped Columbus Christian defeat Cannelton 55-25 in the final game of the Cannelton Invitational girls basketball round-robin Tuesday.
    The Crusaders outrebounded Cannelton 31-16 overall, including grabbing 10 offensive rebounds.
    “Sierra (Alvarez) is the only one I had going after an offensive rebound,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “Everybody else, we get in trouble standing and ball-watching.”

  • Marksmen boys 8th at Jasper

    JASPER—Luke Thomas and Aaron Vincent each earned two seventh places to lead Tell City to eighth place in Jasper’s nine-team boys swimming invitational Saturday.
    Bloomington North, tied for 24th in the state’s rankings, won with 601 points. Tell City scored 108.
    Thomas turned in his second fastest time ever in the 100-yard butterfly as he placed seventh in 1:05.99.
    Vincent took seventh in the 100 backstroke in 1:07.61.
    Those two teamed with Stephen Houle and Jacob Mowery to place seventh in the 400 free relay in 4:05.87.

  • Tell City girls 7th in Jasper...

    JASPER—Sydney Brown placed eighth in the 100-yard backstroke to lead Tell City to seventh place in Jasper’s nine-team girls swimming invitational Saturday.
    Bloomington North won with 494 points. Tell City scored 82.
    Brown swam the 100 back in 1:13.47.
    Sydney Burton placed ninth in the 100 breaststroke in 1:25.92.
    Brown, Burton, Amy Hackbarth and Madison Schuetter placed ninth in the 200 medley relay in 2:19.75.

  • Rock Creek edges Cannelton

    CANNELTON—Rock Creek outrebounded Cannelton 37-28 to beat the Bulldogs 45-40 in Cannelton’s girls basketball invitational Monday.
    Rock Creek edged the Bulldogs in field-goal shooting 28.6 percent to 25.0 percent and in turnovers 21 to 22.
    “We probably played about as well as we can,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “We’ve got a lot of young kids that haven’t learned how to win yet.”
    Melissa Clausen led 1-10 Cannelton with 23 points and eight rebounds.

  • Hot Eagles rip Bulldogs

    CANNELTON—Fast-break layups and hot three-point shooting propelled Lanesville past Cannelton 77-23 in boys basketball Saturday.
    The Eagles hit 53.4 percent from the field, including 55.0 percent from three-point range.
    Their 20 two-point baskets included numerous transition layups off Cannelton turnovers.
    “They’re pretty good,” said Cannelton Coach Michael Snyder. “They play very aggressive defense and they’re pretty athletic.

  • Bulldogs hit 50 percent to...

    CANNELTON—Cannelton hit a season-best 50.0 percent from the field and outrebounded Grace Baptist 50-32 in the first round of the Cannelton Invitational boys basketball tourney Monday.
    The Bulldogs’ first win of the season put them in the championship game of the four-team tourney against Columbus Christian Tuesday.
    “We played pretty well,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Snyder. “We played a little faster than we normally like to and even tried to pressure them a little bit.”

  • Tell City loses two Saturday

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Heritage Hills grabbed 15 offensive rebounds in beating Tell City 49-38 in the PSC Holiday Tip-off girls basketball tourney Saturday evening.
    The Patriots outrebounded Tell City 35-25 overall.
    “Their offensive rebounding absolutely killed us,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes. “That was by far the biggest problem we had.
    “I remember one possession in the first quarter when they had four shots.