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Today's Sports

  • Graham 26th in all-star race

    KETTERING, Ohio—Perry Central’s Marcus Graham finished 26th in 16:27 to help the Indiana All-Stars place second in the Mideast Cross Country Championships Saturday.
    The top 12 seniors from each of four state meets - Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio - were invited to compete in this meet.
    Graham was in 16th place with 500 meters to go when he fell hard while rounding a turn.
    He was leading a close pack of runners at the time and “he immediately lost seven spots,” said Perry Central Coach Jason Barnett.

  • Lighthouse edges Cannelton in 2...

    CANNELTON—Grace Holdeman scored 50 points as Bloomington Lighthouse beat Cannelton 82-79 in double overtime in girls basketball Saturday.
    “We just couldn’t keep her under control - she hit from everywhere,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett of the 5-foot-5 senior guard.
    She had seven steals, five rebounds and four assists.
    “Gosh, she was quick,” said Garrett. “She was probably the best guard we’ll face all year.”

  • Marksmen break press to rout...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Emma Kohnert became more aggressive on offense and Tell City broke Reitz’s full-court press with ease in a 63-26 girls basketball romp Saturday.
    Kohnert, a 5-foot-11 senior forward/guard who had only four field goal-attempts the previous night, went 7 for 12 from the field and 2 for 2 at the free-throw line for a game-high 16 points.

  • Rebounds help Perry Central hold...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Perry Central used strong rebounding to overcome a hot shooting game by Nicole Harris and beat Cannelton 50-45 in girls basketball Monday.
    The Commodores outrebounded Cannelton 37-22 and scored six of their 22 field goals directly off offensive rebounds.
    That was the only statistic in which the Commodores had a clear advantage.

  • Ball playing in All-America game

    SARASOTA, Fla.—Ethan Ball of Derby has been chosen to play in Game Day USA’s Junior All-American baseball games Nov. 25-27.
    Ball, a Perry Central fourth grader, is the son of Phillip and Jennifer ball.
    He will compete in the 10-and-under division. He earned this honor after playing for the River City Hurricanes, coached by Corey Jennings, Phil Fortwendel, Phillip Ball and Brady Meserve.

  • Braves press past Bulldogs

    LYNNVILLE—Tecumseh used a full-court press to build a 32-9 first-quarter lead en route to beating Cannelton 76-29 in girls basketball Thursday.
    “We started out well - it was 6-6 after about four minutes,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “We beat their press a few times.
    “Then we started panicking a little bit and it was 32-9 after the first quarter.
    “We need to get stronger with the ball.”
    Chloe Davis led Cannelton with 12 points, including two three-point baskets and hitting 4 of 6 free throws.

  • Tell City boys swim team has...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City had only nine boys on its swim team last year but has nearly doubled that to 16 this year.
    There are eight seniors, one junior, five sophomores and two freshmen on the squad.
    The Marksmen also have more experience than last year. All nine from last year return and “both freshmen are kids that have swam age group for a long time, so even as freshmen they have some experience,” said Tell City Coach Stacy Marion.

  • Cold Commodores fall to Rangers

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central hit only 20.5 percent from the field in a 51-33 girls basketball loss to Forest Park Thursday.
    The Commodores trailed only 12-10 after one quarter but scored just five points in each of the next two quarters as they fell behind 37-20.
    “We played a pretty good first quarter but struggled in the second quarter because we had a lot of girls in foul trouble (four Commodores each picked up her second foul in the second quarter),” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume.

  • Cannelton boys to use running...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—A quicker team overall and more depth with the addition of six freshmen should mean a faster pace for Cannelton’s boys basketball team this year.
    “I’m planning on us playing fast,” said third-year coach Michael Snyder. “From top to bottom this is by far the most athletic team I’ve had.
    “And if we’re going to turn the ball over (a problem for the Bulldogs last year), we need to try to even those turnovers out defensively.

  • Size, experience should help...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—With three returning starters and more height, Perry Central’s boys basketball team expects to improve on last year’s 4-20 record.
    “I think we have better size overall, with guys that can play inside and out offensively and defensively,” said Coach Matt Carter. “And we should have more depth, with eight or nine who are pretty even.”
    Senior guard Luke Hubert, junior guard Ty Mullis, and 6-foot-3 senior center Jacob Kelly are the returning starters.