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  • TC can’t get offense going in 45...

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    FERDINAND—Tell City hit only 24.0 percent from the field in a 45-30 loss to Forest Park in the Class 2A girls basketball sectional semifinals Friday.
    Tell City Coach John Hayes noted that Forest Park collapsed its defense inside and the Marksmen were unable to take advantage of that by hitting open jump shots.
    “We got good looks - we just couldn’t hit it,” he said.

  • Commodores overtake Jeeps with...

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    LEOPOLD—Finally hitting shots and getting its press going helped Perry Central overcome a cold start to beat Northeast Dubois 74-67 in boys basketball Thursday.
    The Commodores fell behind 11-0, 21-5, and 27-10 in the first 11 minutes. But Perry Central Coach Matt Carter said he wasn’t worried about a repeat of the South Spencer game five days earlier, in which they never did get their offense in gear.

  • Sprinkle signs with VU

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    LEOPOLD—Vincennes University volleyball coach Stephanie Armstrong found Perry Central spiker Jordan Sprinkle on a recruiting website. And after they met, both decided that Sprinkle’s playing for Armstrong’s team would be a good match.
    So Sprinkle signed a national letter of intent Tuesday to play for the Trail Blazers.
    “It was like the perfect school for me,” she said. “I didn’t want the intense volleyball schedule of (an NCAA Division I) team.”

  • Brown advances to semistate

    NEWBURGH—Tell City senior Elliott Brown placed fourth in the wrestling regional Saturday to qualify for the semistate.
    Competing in the 160-pound weight class, Brown decisioned Jaylon Owens of Pike Central 10-8 in the first round to earn his berth in the semistate, which will be at Evansville’s Ford Center this Saturday at 9 a.m.
    He got pinned by eventual champion Tristen McDaniel of Tecumseh in 1:14 in the second round.
    Nick Bueltel of Mater Dei beat Brown 7-4 in the third-place match.

  • Cannelton presses past Christel...

    INDIANAPOLIS—With only seven players, Cannelton’s girls basketball team rarely uses a full-court press. And playing their second game in one day might be the Bulldogs’ least likely time to press.
    But after trailing 24-14 at halftime to Christel House Academy Saturday evening, Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett felt he had nothing to lose. So he went to the press in the third quarter and the Bulldogs rallied to win 47-40.

  • Cannelton falls twice

    INDIANAPOLIS—Inside baskets, including several on offensive rebounds, helped Christel House Academy edge Cannelton 60-55 in boys basketball Saturday evening.
    “This was by far the most evenly matched opponent we have faced all year,” said Cannelton Coach Michael Snyder. “It was a back-and-forth game the whole way through.
    “We shot the ball well from the field in both halves, mainly by getting the shots we wanted. Jayden (Morris) had an outstanding game offensively. Bryce (Garrett) and Damon Powers) also performed well offensively.

  • Rebels run past Perry Central

    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    REO—After a disheartening loss the night before, Perry Central failed to overcome a slow  start offensively Saturday in a 60-37 loss to South Spencer.
    “We played last night in overtime, got beat. I think we were maybe a little dead-legged,” Perry Central Coach Matt Carter said. “I just didn’t think we matched their energy level early; then they got that big lead.”
    South Spencer jumped to a 21-10 lead after one quarter.

  • Titans top Tell City late

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    TELL CITY—Tell City hit only 2 of 8 free throws in the last 6:07 and got outrebounded 12-6 in the last quarter of a 56-48 PAC boys basketball loss to Gibson Southern Saturday.
    The Marksmen hit their first six three-point shots - five by Hunter Rowe - to build a 40-39 lead after three quarters.
    They ran some nice double-screen plays to get Rowe open in the corners and on the wings, and his teammates found him with nice passes when he got open.

  • Tell City 8th in girls swim...

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    JASPER—Bailey Powell and Sydney Burton made the championship finals in individual events to lead Tell City to eighth place in the 11-team Jasper girls swimming sectional Saturday.
    Tell City scored 111 points, just 17 behind seventh-place Northeast Dubois. Jasper won in a rout with 471.
    Tell City’s highest finish was fifth place in the 400-yard freestyle relay as Sydney Brown, Madison Schuetter, Sydney Burton and Powell swam it in 4:34.96.

  • Cold start hurts Perry Central...

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    FERDINAND—Perry Central couldn’t quite overcome a slow start and lost to North Posey 48-41 in the first round of Forest Park’s girls basketball sectional Tuesday.
    The Commodores committed five turnovers before they took a shot and went 1 for 11 from the field with nine turnovers in the first quarter.