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Today's Sports

  • Commodores’ strong game falls...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central had its best game of the season in turnovers and free-throw shooting and led much of the way but lost to Orleans 46-42 in PLAC boys basketball Wednesday.
    The Commodores committed only six turnovers and hit 75.0 percent of their 16 free throws.
    Trey Mullis hit two three-pointer and a backdoor layup as they jumped to an 8-0 lead in the first four minutes.

  • Blackhawks go inside to conquer...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Springs Valley used an inside attack to hit 57.5 percent from the field and beat Cannelton 68-50 in boys basketball Friday.
    Springs Valley Coach Rick Scholl told the Blackhawks he wanted to shoot layups and they did. Twenty of their 23 field goals came from within five feet of the basket.
    All 15 were from that distance as they built a 35-20 lead with 3:24 left in the third quarter. Then after a timeout Zach Carnes hit a 10-footer from the elbow.

  • Girls basketball sectional...

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City and Perry Central’s girls basketball teams split two regular-season games. Now they will get to play the rubber match in the sectional.
    Pairings for next week’s Forest Park Class 2A sectional, drawn by the IHSAA Monday, have those two Perry County teams squaring off in the first game Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Perry County time.
    The winner of that game will play South Spencer, which is 2-19 and has lost 16 games in a row, in the first semifinal game Friday, Feb. 5, at 5:30 p.m.

  • Tell City girls fall twice

    TELL CITY—First-half turnovers hurt Tell City as the Marksmen lost to North Posey 55-39 in PAC girls basketball Saturday.
    The Marksmen shot better than usual, hitting 42.1 percent from the field and making all seven of their free throws.
    But they committed eight turnovers in the first quarter and 12 in the first half as they fell behind 34-21.
    “They were unforced - we just made silly mistakes,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes.

  • Bulldogs nip Madison Christian

    MADISON—Caressa Sloss grabbed 20 rebounds and scored the winning three-point play as Cannelton beat Madison Christian 46-42 in girls basketball Monday.
    Cannelton trailed 37-28 entering the fourth quarter but then “stepped up our defense,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “We played a little man-to-man toward the end and started overplaying the passing lanes. We started to press them a little bit too.”
    That helped the Bulldogs force some of Madison Christian’s 33 turnovers.

  • Perry Central girls split two...

    SELLERSBURG—Sarah Spires, Skyly Cummings and Emily Sprinkle combined for 32 points in the second half as Perry Central beat Rock Creek Academy 72-39 in girls basketball Tuesday.
    Perry Central led only 27-19 at halftime. But in “the second half we started attacking their zone a lot better and on their missed shots we started pushing the ball down the floor,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume.
    Spires scored 13 of her 15 points in the second half, including hitting three three-pointers.

  • Houle leads Tell City boys to 5th

    LYNNVILLE—Stephen Houle won the 500-yard freestyle to lead Tell City to fifth place in the PAC boys swim meet Saturday.
    Pike Central repeated as champion of the seven-team meet with 352 points. Tell City scored 112.
    Houle swam the 500 free in 5:31.95 to win by 3.66 seconds.
    He teamed with Seth Vaquero, Davin Tran and Elliot Reed to place fourth in the 400 free relay in 4:06.34.
    Houle, Miles Brown, Vaquero and Reed took fifth in the 200 medley relay in 2:06.75.
    Houle placed seventh in the 200 individual medley in 2:24.75.

  • Burton propels Tell City girls...

    LYNNVILLE—Sydney Burton placed third in the 100-yard breaststroke to lead Tell City to fourth place in the PAC girls swim meet Saturday.
    Heritage Hills repeated as champion of the seven-team meet with 358 points. Tell City scored 133.
    Burton swam the 100 breast in 1:23.44 for Tell City’s highest individual finish.
    She finished just five-hundredths of a second behind second-place Ellie Langebrake of Southridge. Burton’s time was her best of the season and close to her all-time best of 1:23.17 set in last year’s sectional.

  • Teague, Craig champs in PAC;...

    LINCOLN CITY—David Teague and Joe Craig won individual titles to lead Tell City to fifth place in the nine-team PAC wrestling tourney Saturday.
    Gibson Southern repeated as team champion with 226 points. Tell City scored 114 to finish two points ahead of Heritage Hills for fifth.
    “We trailed Heritage Hills all day but were able to nip them by 1.5 points in the final round,” said Tell City Coach Neal Stahly.
    Teague raised his season record to 35-1 as he went 3-0 to win the 120-pound weight class.

  • Crawford County outshoots...

    By JOHN HAYES
    Sports Correspondent

    MARENGO—Crawford County used hot shooting in the third quarter to defeat Tell City 59-41 in boys basketball Saturday.
    The Marksmen trailed only 18-8 at halftime, but the Wolfpack outscored Tell City 12-2 in the first 3:30 of the second half to take a commanding lead.
    Back-to-back three-pointers by Brady Carlton and Noah Sturgeon ignited Crawford County, which went on to make 7 of 15 from long range for the game.