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Today's Sports

  • Hemmings may have broken another...

    Senior guard Mikah Hemmings was on pace to break Cannelton’s single-season girls basketball scoring average record before she tore an anterior cruciate ligament Jan. 14. Now she may have set another type of scoring record.
    Hemmings went down with 2:58 left in the third quarter of a game against Cloverport.
    She already had 22 points in that game, giving her 302 in 14 games for an average of 21.6 points per game.
    That would have broken the record of 21.2 ppg set by Kathy Alvey in her sophomore season 32 years ago.

  • Jeeps edge Commodores in OT

    DUBOIS—Tyler Haas scored seven points in overtime as Northeast Dubois nipped Perry Central 79-75 in boys basketball Thursday.
    Haas, a 6-foot-5 forward, scored 35 points as the Jeeps used their height advantage to score most of their points inside.
    They hit 27 of 36 shots from two-point range, with most of them coming from within 8 feet of the basket.
    “They had a 6-5, 6-7 and 6-5 frontline and a 6-5 sub, so they had a definite size advantage,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “And they’re physical.

  • Cannelton defeats Whitesville...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Cannelton built an 18-point lead with a 25-point third quarter and held off Whitesville Trinity 68-59 in boys basketball Thursday.
    The Bulldogs led 25-16 at halftime though they had hit only 10 of 28 shots from the field.
    But they hit 8 of 14 in the third quarter and 7 of 7 free throws as they stretched their lead to 50-32 with 0:39 left in the period.
    They hit two three-pointers in that span but made their other six field goals from within 6 feet of the basket.

  • Blazing start boosts Tell City...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Emma Kohnert led a blazing start that propelled Tell City past South Spencer 45-23 in the Forest Park girls basketball sectional semifinals Friday.
    Kohnert, a freshman forward, scored eight points on 4 for 4 field-goal shooting as the Marksmen jumped to a 19-4 lead in the first 7:36.
    The Marksmen were 9 for 9 from the field and 1 for 1 at the free-throw line in that span.
    Their first miss was a three-point attempt at the buzzer ending the quarter.

  • Cannelton cold in loss to Hornets

    CANNELTON—Cannelton hit only 10.2 percent from the field in a 52-26 girls basketball loss to Hancock County Saturday.
    Mikah Hemmings, playing her second game since tearing her anterior cruciate ligament, led Cannelton with 16 points. She hit 4 of 17 from the field—all from three-point range—and 4 of 4 free throws.
    “She can’t guard or drive or any of that stuff with her knee as bad as it is,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “She can move a little bit.”

  • Tell City wrestlers 0-3 in...

    NEWBURGH—All three Tell City qualifiers got pinned in the first round of the Castle wrestling regional Saturday.
    David Teague lasted almost the entire 6 minutes before getting pinned by Logan Dilbeck of Gibson Southern in the 106-pound weight class.
    Christian Pellacer of Gibson Southern beat Aubrey Craig in 3:10 at 113, and Ashton Forzley of Mater Dei defeated Elliott Brown in 2:29 at 160.
    “They wrestled well, just not well enough to win,” said Tell City Coach Neal Stahly.

  • McKee propels Titans past...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FORT BRANCH—Freshman guard Chandler McKee scored 23 points in the last 10 minutes as Gibson Southern overtook Tell City 63-58 for a PAC boys basketball victory Saturday.
    McKee hit four three-point shots and also scored a three-point play on a drive and free throw in his hot streak.
    He hit 6 of 8 shots from the field for the game, including 4 of 5 from three-point range, and 9 of 9 free throws as he finished with a game-high 25 points.

  • Hot 3-point shooting propels...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—North Posey jumped to a 19-4 lead behind 5 of 7 three-point shooting and beat Perry Central 58-40 in the first round of Forest Park’s girls basketball sectional Tuesday.
    Madison Worman hit three three-pointers and Kayla Sanford and Emma Werry each added one in the Vikings’ hot start in the first 7 1⁄2 minutes.
    Their only points that didn’t come on three-pointers in that span were a rebound basket by Hayley Harness and a transition layup by Rachel Ungetheim.

  • Hornets clip Bulldogs

    By PHILLIP BALL
    Sports Correspondent

    CANNELTON—Cannelton played perhaps its best boys basketball game of the year but lost to Hancock County 72-66 Saturday.
    Just as they did the previous night, the Bulldogs got off to a fast start in the first quarter.  They hit 10 of 14 from the field in the quarter, including 2 of 2 from three-point range, to build a 22-19 lead.

  • Rebels edge PC 52-50

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central missed a three-point shot at the final buzzer in a 52-50 boys basketball loss to South Spencer Saturday.
    Michael Schwartz’s three-pointer from the left wing gave the Commodores their last lead of the game, 42-40, with 7:37 left.
    On South Spencer’s next possession Grant Allen was fouled driving the lane. He made the basket and free throw, putting South Spencer up one with 6:35 left.