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Today's Sports

  • Tell City’s inside game defeats...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    REO—Strong post play helped Tell City beat Perry Central 53-40 in the consolation game of the PSC Holiday Tip-off girls basketball tourney Saturday.
    Emma Kohnert opened the scoring for Tell City by hitting a 15-footer from the wing.
    But center Kammie Jo Hayes scored the Marksmen’s next three baskets on post-up shots inside.
    Hayes was fouled on a rebound shot on the Marksmen’s next possession and hit both free throws to put them up 10-4.

  • Tell City, Cannelton split games

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Kaden Chestnut scored 23 points and Tell City held off a late Cannelton rally to beat the Bulldogs 50-41 in eighth grade boys basketball Thursday.
    “We talked about not leaving him (on defense) and we kept leaving him,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett of Chestnut.
    Tell City led 37-21 after three quarters but Cannelton cut the gap to five points, 46-41, on a three-pointer by Devyn Powers with 15 seconds left.

  • Hayes, Peter finish star college...

    It’s rare for area athletes to play a sport for four years at an NCAA Division I or major Division II college, but two Perry County women recently completed such careers.

  • PC girls edge Orleans

    ORLEANS—Strong defense and a fourth-quarter rally on offense carried Perry Central past Orleans 39-38 in PLAC girls basketball Thursday.
    Perry Central scored just one point in the second quarter to fall behind 20-13 and still trailed by seven after three quarters.
    But Jessica Coultas scored five points and Madelyn Peter four in a 16-8 fourth-quarter rally for the Commodores.
    Macey Emmons hit 1 of 2 free throws with half a minute left to put them ahead by four points.

  • Tell City girls stop Braves

    LYNNVILLE—Tecumseh entered Thursday’s girls basketball game with an eight-game winning streak and a 3-0 PAC record including a win over Heritage Hills, which beat Tell City by 36 points.
    Tell City entered on a five-game losing streak, with an 0-4 PAC record, one starter absent, and not enough healthy players to play a JV game.
    So of course Tell City beat the Braves 38-31.
    Katie Goffinet’s and strong team defense were the main reasons for the Marksmen’s pulling the upset.

  • Fox Creek pulls away from...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Cold shooting early and foul trouble in the second half contributed to Cannelton’s 69-52 loss to Fox Creek Christian in the first round of Cannelton’s boys basketball invitational Friday.
    After using a full-court press to outscore the Kentucky team 18-8 in the third quarter, Cannelton trailed by only one point, 42-41, entering the final period.
    While the press helped the Bulldogs get back in the game, it also caused them to pick up some fouls.

  • Tell City hits 50 percent to...

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    TELL CITY—Tell City hit a season-high 50.0 percent from the field to beat Tecumseh 56-45 in PAC boys basketball Friday.
    With less than five minutes left in the first quarter, Trent Arnold’s three-pointer put the Marksmen ahead 9-7.
    After a Tecumseh miss, Arnold made another three-pointer.
    Tecumseh’s Steven Molinet made a three-pointer, then Tell City ran off the next five points: a three-pointer by Tretter Lyons and an inside basket by Braeden Beard to finish the first quarter.

  • PC gets physical to defeat...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s frontline played its most physical game of the season and got a big boost from reserve Levi Hubert to beat Springs Valley 59-54 in PLAC boys basketball Friday.
    The Commodores also got some timely three-point shooting and rebound baskets from guard Luke Hubert.
    Hubert hit two three-pointers and Bishop added one in a four-minute span to put the Commodores ahead 53-51 with 1:21 left.

  • Commodores split with Wolfpack

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Camerin Zellers had 16 points and five steals as Perry Central beat Crawford County 38-27 in seventh grade boys basketball Monday.
    The Commodores built a double-digit lead in the first half but Crawford County cut it to seven several times in the second half with strong offensive rebounding and a full-court press.
    “I thought we played pretty good defense, but we couldn’t finish it off with the rebound about half the time,” said Perry Central Coach Garrett Miller.

  • Commodores win frosh tourney

    REO—Perry Central used trapping defenses to overtake both opponents in the second half as it won South Spencer’s freshman basketball tourney Saturday.