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Today's Sports

  • Forest Park’s defense eliminates...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    HUNTINGBURG—For-est Park’s quickness on defense bothered Tell City as the Marksmen fell 80-41 in the first round of their boys basketball sectional Tuesday.
    The Marksmen committed 23 turnovers. They had six before they attempted a shot as they fell behind 10-0 in the first four minutes.

  • Mater Dei hits key threes to...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    HUNTINGBURG—Mater Dei’s three-point shooting caught fire briefly in the middle of the game to propel the Wildcats past Perry Central 62-47 in the first round of their boys basketball sectional Tuesday.
    Perry Central had the advantage in three-point shooting most of the first half. Michael Schwartz hit two consecutive three-pointers to put the Commodores up 23-18 with 0:30 left in the half.

  • Hayes makes All-PAC girls...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City center Kassidie Hayes was named to the All-PAC girls basketball team in voting by conference coaches Wednesday.
    Hayes, a 6-foot senior, missed the first nine games of the season while recuperating from a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered last summer and saw limited action in several after that.
    But she still blocked five times as many shots as anyone else on Tell City’s team and led the squad in rebounding with 6.1 per game.

  • Local teams don’t face easy road...

    Tuesday’s first game of the Class 2A boys basketball sectional at Huntingburg is being billed as a rematch of last year’s title game: Defending champion Perry Central versus 2014 runner-up Mater Dei.
    If he wanted to, Perry Central Coach Matt Carter could borrow a quote from a former college coach who once came to Perry Central to try to recruit him, Bobby Knight.
    Early in the 1976-77 season a reporter said something to Knight about his Indiana University Hoosiers being the defending national champion.

  • Lions devour Bulldogs

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Rock Creek, ranked No. 9 in the state in Class A, was simply too big and athletic for Cannelton as the Lions won 82-32 in boys basketball Friday.
    Gedeon Nzombi, the Lions’ 6-foot-8 senior center, had 12 points - on 5 of 6 field-goal shooting and 2 of 2 free throws - and eight rebounds in the first half as he dominated inside.
    He scored the game’s first six points on a low-post field goal off a nice assist from T.J. Hayes and two rebound baskets.

  • Marshall’s hot start leads...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—James Marshall hit 6 of 8 three-point shots in the first half to propel North Posey past Tell City 52-44 in PAC boys basketball Wednesday.
    Marshall also made a 15-footer and two free throws as he scored 22 points in the first half.
    He scored all 20 of the Vikings’ points in the second quarter as they built a 30-19 lead after leading just 10-9 going into that quarter.

  • Commodores wallop Patriots

    By ZANE CLODFELTER
    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    LINCOLN CITY—Perry Central jumped to a 22-3 lead and cruised past Heritage Hills 70-54 in boys basketball Friday.
    “It’s funny, we have not gotten off to good starts almost the entire year,” Perry Central Coach Matt Carter said. “It kind of shocked all of us I think when we jumped out.”
    The Commodores were able to use their early lead to dictate play on both ends.

  • Has tighter hand-check rule...

    Has the IHSAA’s emphasis on calling more hand-check fouls this season reduced turnover totals in basketball games? And how will next week’s boys sectional games be officiated?
    The NCAA made a point of emphasis of calling more hand-check fouls last year and there were some long games with tons of fouls early in the season.
    By the end of the season it seemed that the referees had reverted to officiating the games the way they had in previous seasons. Or perhaps teams had adjusted and quit hand-checking as much. Or maybe it was a little of both.

  • Sectional pairings drawn

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central and Tell City will play first-round games Tuesday while Cannelton received a first-round bye in IHSAA boys basketball sectional pairings drawn Sunday.
    Perry Central and Tell City will compete in the six-team Class 2A sectional at Huntingburg Memorial Gymnasium.
    Perry Central will play Mater Dei in the first game of that sectional at 5:30 p.m. (all times listed are Perry County times) Tuesday.

  • Tell City 8th in swim sectional

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    JASPER—Luke Thomas placed in the top six in one individual event and two relays to lead Tell City to eighth place in the 10-team Jasper boys swimming sectional Monday.
    The Marksmen scored 136 points, just six behind seventh-place Vincennes Lincoln. Jasper won with 462.
    Thomas placed sixth in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:03.11, his best time ever.
    That was Tell City’s highest finish in an individual event.