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Today's Sports

  • Crawford County edges Commodores

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—For three quarters Tuesday Crawford County did not look like the fundamentally sound basketball team that always does the little things right.
    But the Wolfpack did do those things, specifically free-throw shooting and taking care of the ball, well in the fourth quarter to hold off Perry Central 56-52 in PLAC action.

  • Forest Park drives past Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City couldn’t stop Forest Park’s drives to the basket and lost to the Rangers 60-43 in PAC boys basketball Saturday.
    Tell City trailed just 35-29 after Gant Miller hit a three-pointer to start the third-quarter scoring.
    Damon Wilmes then scored on three consecutive drives, though, to put the Rangers up 41-29, with 4:56 left in the third quarter.

  • Castle sweeps meet with Tell City

    TELL CITY—Castle won all 12 events in a 140-34 boys swimming win over Tell City Thursday.
    Luke Thomas and Stephen Houle each earned one second place for Tell City.
    Thomas placed second in the 50-yard freestyle in 26.76 seconds, just 1.43 seconds behind the winner.
    Thomas took third in the 100 butterfly in 1:10.21.
    Houle placed second in the 200 free in 2:12.24 and fourth in the 500 free in 6:06.23.
    Aaron Vincent placed third in the 200 individual medley in 2:39.63 and in the 100 backstroke in 1:07.96.

  • No. 6 Castle swims past Tell City

    NEWBURGH—Castle lived up to its No. 6 state ranking as it won all 12 events to beat Tell City 143-27 in girls swimming Thursday.
    Sydney Brown was sick and Tell City diver Alesa Roark was still learning the sixth dive that was required for competitors last week, so the Marksmen had only 10 girls competing.
    Sydney Burton had their highest finish, placing second in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:28.02. Teammate Madison Schuetter was third in 1:29.27.
    Alex Lawalin placed third in the 100 freestyle in 1:18.45 and Madilyn Hoskinson was fourth in 1:22.15.

  • Cross country coaches realize...

    Some who read our story about the all-state cross country teams Thursday might have been surprised to learn that cross country is divided into classes.
    Actually it’s not. But the fact that the Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches divides its all-state teams into classes shows that most coaches recognize the need for classes in that sport.
    West Lafayette did win the boys state title with a 695 enrollment this year. But no other school under 1,000 has won it in at least 40 years.

  • Tell City falls twice on road

    HUNTINGBURG—Southridge’s three perimeter starters combined to score 44 points as the Raiders beat Tell City 57-24 in PAC girls basketball Thursday.
    “Their guards are really good,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes. “Kayla Voegerl is so quick with the ball and Aubrey Main is just a really good athlete.
    “We matched up fine with them size-wise, but they were a lot quicker than us overall. They had four girls who could put it on the floor and get to the basket.”

  • Commodores shut down Wolfpack...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central cut its turnovers and shut out Crawford County for nearly seven minutes in the fourth quarter to beat the Wolfpack 55-50 in PLAC girls basketball Thursday.
    The Commodores battled back from a slow start to take a 30-29 halftime lead. But they committed numerous turnovers against Crawford County’s press in the third quarter and fell behind 46-38.
    Jenny Jellison hit two free throws with 7:10 left in the game to increase the Wolfpack’s lead to 48-38.

  • Defense helps PC pull away from...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central used its defense to jump-start its offense in a 74-33 boys basketball win over Cannelton Friday.
    The Commodores got off to a cold shooting start, hitting only 3 of 15 from the field in the first quarter and leading only 8-6 at the end of that period.
    They led only 14-9 with 4:45 left in the second quarter, having hit only 6 of 23 from the field and having missed all nine of their three-point attempts.

  • Marksman girls third in...

    TELL CITY—Alesa Roark won the diving but Tell City finished third in a three-team girls swim meet Monday.
    Southridge won 10 of the 12 events to win the meet with 125 points. Boonville scored 107 and Tell City 67.
    Roark scored 126.70 points to win the diving in her first varsity meet.
    Bailey Powell placed second in the 500-yard freestyle in 6:34.90 and third in the 200 free in 2:25.77.
    Sydney Brown took second in the 100 backstroke in 1:13.02 and third in the 200 individual medley in 2:52.13.

  • New Albany out-muscles Tell City

    TELL CITY—Tell City Coach Neal Stahly wasn’t too impressed with his team’s performance in Tuesday’s 54-21 wrestling loss to New Albany.
    “We chose to wrestle the poorest we have all year in front of our home crowd,” said Stahly. “Even our wins were lethargic.
    “I told our kids ahead of time that we would be physically out-muscled by New Albany, but that we were a better wrestling team. Then we came out and tried to muscle our way through the match.”