Today's Sports

  • Harris shoots Cannelton to...

    CANNELTON—Nicole Harris scored 24 points as Cannelton beat Medora 51-32 in girls basketball Saturday.
    Harris hit 7 of 12 shots from the field, including 7 of 8 from two-point range, and 10 of 14 free throws.
    “She shot the ball well,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “She was aggressive and looked to score and really played well.”
    Despite her hot shooting, Cannelton trailed 20-19 at halftime. “We missed a lot of free throws the first half - we were 3 for 15,” said Garrett.

  • 3 Marksmen advance to wrestling...

    Sports Editor

    NEWBURGH—Three Tell City wrestlers qualified for the regional as the Marksmen finished seventh in the 10-team Castle sectional Saturday.
    Tell City scored 67 points, just three behind sixth-place Boonville. Castle repeated as champion with 316.5.
    David Teague was Tell City’s top finisher, placing second in the 120-pound weight class.
    He lost the championship match to Neal Bealmear of Castle 5-3.

  • Hornets defeat Bulldogs

    CANNELTON—Medora outshot Cannelton from the field 51.1 percent to 30.2 percent to beat the Bulldogs 62-37 in boys basketball Saturday.
    “They shot the ball pretty well from the field,” said Cannelton Coach Michael Snyder. “Part of that was we were nowhere near as intense on defense as we were Friday night. And they made some tough shots.

  • Cold start dooms Tell City

    Sports Editor

    FRENCH LICK—Springs Valley took advantage of Tell City’s cold start to defeat the Marksmen 51-38 in boys basketball Saturday.
    The Marksmen went scoreless in the first quarter, missing all seven field-goal attempts and all four free throws, and trailed 9-0 after eight minutes.
    They got on the board on a rebound basket by Braeden Beard with 7:01 left in the second quarter.
    The Marksmen got an unexpected scoring boost in the second quarter from freshman Trent Arnold.

  • Commodores' comeback falls...

    LANESVILLE—After trailing by 22 points at halftime, Perry Central rallied in the second half but lost to Lanesville 54-50 in boys basketball Saturday.
    Lanesville built a 39-17 halftime lead. But in the second half “we changed our press a little bit and went to some zone (defense in the halfcourt,” noted Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “We were able to get a few turnovers that led to easy baskets for us.”
    The Commodores also cut their own turnovers to five in the second half after committing 16 in the first half.

  • Hot shooting propels Tell City...

    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—A basketball adage is: If a team shoots well, it looks good. Or as Tell City girls coach John Hayes put it Tuesday, “When you hit shots, that takes care of a lot of problems.”
    The Marksmen outshot Perry Central from the field 55.8 percent to 29.8 percent to win 57-49 in Tuesday’s first-round sectional game.
    They will play South Spencer in the semifinals Friday at 5:30 p.m.

  • Class 2A sectional more open...

    None of Perry County’s girls basketball teams will be favored to win a sectional this week, though the Class 2A sectional at Forest Park is as wide open as it has been.
    But a coach with ties to Tell City’s coaching staff is favored to win the Class A title at Springs Valley.
    Among the 2A sectional teams, Forest Park, Mater Dei and North Posey are receiving votes in the Class 2A state coaches poll.

  • Wolfpack tops PC girls

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central hit 34.1 percent from the field in a 46-40 girls basketball loss to Crawford County Friday.
    “Crawford County used an aggressive 2-3 zone and a soft 1-3-1 to throw us out of sync,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume. “We never got into a good offensive pattern and seemed to rush open shots.
    “We missed a lot of shots at the rim and missed too many threes (hitting only 3 of 12 from beyond the arc).”
    After trailing 26-19 at halftime, the Commodores pulled within four points early in the fourth quarter.

  • Wolfpack outshoots Perry Central

    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD—Crawford County outshot Perry Central from the field 53.9 percent to 43.9 percent to beat the Commodores 61-48 in boys basketball Friday night.
    Perry Central’s Trey Mullis hit a three-pointer to put the Commodores up 28-25 with 6:30 left in the third quarter.
    Crawford County went on a 9-1 run as Tyrell Nickelson made a layup and a Brady Carlton hit a three-point shot from the top of the key.

  • Trojans trip Tell City

    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD—Wood Memorial used a strong inside game to defeat Tell City 65-55 in boys basketball Friday.
    The Trojans hit 58.8 percent (20 of 34) from the field, including a blistering 64.0 percent (16 of 25) from two-point range.
    Walter Nurrenbern and Jacob Jarboe did most of the damage from within five feet of the basket.
    Nurrenbern led the Trojans with 23 points on 9 of 13 field-goal shooting and Jarboe added 10 points on 4 of 6 shooting.