Today's Sports

  • Carter closing in on PC’s...

    Though this has been one of his toughest seasons, Matt Carter, who set numerous school records as a Perry Central basketball player, is closing in on a big record as the Commodores’ coach.
    Carter, who just finished his ninth year at the Commodores’ helm, has a 110-98 career record.
    Joe LaGrange, who coached Perry Central’s basketball team for its first 10 years of existence, compiled a 126-96 record, according to a story in the News in March 1972 when he announced his resignation.

  • Tell City goes cold in loss to...

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    JASPER—Tell City hit only 1 of 10 shots from the field in the second quarter as Forest Park pulled away to a 66-47 victory in boys basketball sectional semifinals Friday.
    Tell City hit 5 of 9 from the field in the first quarter and took a 12-11 lead on Braeden Beard’s hook shot with 50 seconds left in the period.

  • Braves’ 14-0 run too much for...

    LYNNVILLE—A 14-0 run late in the first quarter propelled Tecumseh past Cannelton 81-35 in a Class A boys basketball sectional first-round game Tuesday.

  • Tell City shoots past Perry...

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    JASPER—Hunter Rowe got Tell City off to a hot start and Dustin Hunt gave the Marksmen a lift off the bench as they beat Perry Central 56-37 in a first-round boys basketball sectional game Tuesday.
    Tell City, 8-16, will play Forest Park in the semifinals Friday at 5:30 p.m.
    Tell City outshot Perry Central from the field 61.8 percent to 25.5 percent.
    The Marksmen had struggled against Boonville’s 2-3 zone defense in their last regular-season game, one that Perry Central scouted.

  • Sectional upset can make team’s...

    Tell City’s boys basketball team has won just 30 percent of its games this season and that is the best record in the county.
    So prospects for the three Perry County teams might seem bleak in this week’s sectionals. But after struggling through a losing season, scoring an upset or two in the sectional can make a team and its fans remember the season in a much more positive light.
    And anything is possible in a single-elimination tourney where only two or three victories are needed to win it.

  • Turnovers doom Cannelton

    SELLERSBURG—Rock Creek Academy forced 34 turnovers to beat Cannelton 83-48 in boys basketball Friday.
    “We made a lot of live-ball turnovers that ended up in layups for them,” said Cannelton Coach Michael Snyder. “That’s really what hurt us more than anything else.
    “We handled their full-court press well. It was in the halfcourt where we struggled because of how long and athletic they are and the way they jump the passing lanes.

  • Patriots subdue Perry Central

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    LEOPOLD—Forcing turnovers and grabbing offensive rebounds helped Heritage Hills pull away from Perry Central in the third quarter en route to a 56-45 boys basketball victory Friday.
    Lane Lynch hit the second of two free throws to put Perry Central up 22-21 with 1:32 left in the first half.
    It appeared that might be the final scoring of the half, but Caleb Mulzer hit two free throws with five-tenths of a second showing to put Heritage Hills ahead 23-22.

  • Marksmen finish 7th in boys swim...

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    JASPER—Stephen Houle placed sixth in the 500-yard freestyle to lead Tell City to seventh place in the 10-team Jasper boys swimming sectional Saturday.
    Jasper won with 392.5 points, winning the final event, the 400 free relay, to edge Pike Central by six points.
    Tell City scored 127 to finish four ahead of eighth-place Northeast Dubois.
    Houle swam the 500 free in 5:36.68 for Tell City’s highest individual finish.

  • Basketball sectional pairings...

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central and Tell City drew each other for a first-round game in basketball sectional pairings announced Sunday by the IHSAA.
    The Perry County teams will meet in the first game of the Class 2A sectional at Jasper Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. (all times listed are Perry County times).
    That will be followed by Mater Dei versus North Posey at approximately 7:15 p.m.

  • Vikings nip Tell City on basket...

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    TELL CITY—Austin Graves hit a three-point shot at the buzzer to lift North Posey past Tell City 47-45 in PAC boys basketball Saturday.
    It seemed whoever had the ball last would win, as the lead changed hands four times in the final minute.
    North Posey had led the entire fourth quarter until Hunter Rowe hit a three-pointer to put Tell City ahead 43-42 with 0:54 left.