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Today's Sports

  • Boonville’s 3-pointers overwhelm...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Boonville hit nine three-point shots, including 6 of its first 9 attempts, to beat Tell City 55-31 in girls basketball Thursday.
    “On a couple of their threes they were open, but they just did a nice job shooting the basketball even when we had a hand in their face,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes.
    “When a team shoots like that and we don’t shoot well, it can get ugly.”

  • Heritage Hills holds off Perry...

    By ZANE CLODFELTER
    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    LINCOLN CITY—After a back and forth first half, Perry Central’s inability to guard the low post proved to be its downfall in a 53-42 girls basketball loss to Heritage Hills Thursday.
    “I thought they executed their offense really well,” Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume said. “They were able to get to the bucket really easy - we didn’t have any help-side defense. We couldn’t pick them up, and they made us pay.”

  • Turnovers doom Bulldogs

    CANNELTON—Cannelton committed 28 turnovers in a 61-29 boys basketball loss to South Central Friday.
    The Rebels used the turnovers and 15 offensive rebounds to get enough close shots to outshoot Cannelton from the field 44.3 percent to 37.5 percent.
    They weren’t great pure shooters, though, as evidenced by their hitting only 3 of 11 free throws and only 4 of 17 three-point shots.
    They outrebounded the Bulldogs 35-23 overall, with the Bulldogs getting only one offensive rebound.

  • Raiders’ rebounds beat Perry...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Southridge outrebounded Perry Central 36-18 and beat the Commodores 51-41 in boys basketball Friday.
    Perry Central also got off to a cold shooting start, hitting only 4 of 21 from the field as it fell behind 18-9 in the first 11 1/2 minutes.
    Southridge’s last two baskets in that stretch were scored by Cam O’Bryan on offensive rebounds on which the Commodores had position for the rebounds but the 6-foot-4 O’Bryan wrestled the ball away from them.

  • Tell City pins Wolfpack

    TELL CITY—Tell City won three of five matches actually wrestled and beat Crawford County 30-21 Tuesday.
    Both teams had short rosters, so four matches were double forfeits.
    Tell City has been filling nine weight classes lately but lost another wrestler before this meet. Coach Neal Stahly said Davin Davis has an illness that will sideline him the rest of the season.
    Aubrey Craig and Elliott Brown scored pins for Tell City on the mat and Mason Waninger won a major decision.
    Damian Harney won a 126-pound exhibition match by pin.

  • North Posey defeats Perry Central

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central couldn’t overcome its cold shooting early and lost to North Posey 57-50 in girls basketball Saturday.
    “Our shooting early got us in a hole,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume. “We didn’t have a field goal in the first quarter.
    “Our first shot was an air ball and then we had three missed layups.”
    Skyly Cummings hit 2 of 4 free throws for the Commodores’ only points in the first quarter as they fell behind 14-2.

  • Tell City girls hold off Hornets

    TELL CITY—Strong rebounding and defense helped Tell City overcome poor shooting to beat Hancock County 48-45 in girls basketball Monday.
    The Marksmen hit just 31.0 percent from the field but grabbed 39 rebounds.
    Madison Mathena and Kassidie Hayes each had nine rebounds. Katie Goffinet added six and Celina Snyder five.
    Hayes also blocked seven shots.
    “We did some stuff we haven’t done all year,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes. “The first half we had only three turnovers (13 for the game), which is great for us.

  • Braves defeat cold Cannelton

    LYNNVILLE—Cannelton hit only 16.1 percent from the field in a 68-22 boys basketball loss to Tecumseh Saturday.
    “We were tired,” said Cannelton Coach Michael Snyder. “We didn’t play very well. We struggle to score points, and our struggles continued.
    “Tecumseh’s down to what they’re used to, but they’re still very athletic and they’ve got kids who get up and down the floor. They beat us to every loose ball. And our boys didn’t rebound very well.

  • Hagedorn, McClintic, Talley...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Laura McClintic James, Dan Talley and the late Joe Hagedorn were inducted into the Tell City High School Athletic Hall of Fame Saturday.
    McClintic, Talley, and Rosa Jones, Hagedorn’s sister, mentioned several of their career highlights in their acceptance speeches.

  • Epley propels Eagles past Tell...

    By JOHN HAYES
    Sports Correspondent

    TELL CITY—Evansville Day used a 21-point third quarter to beat Tell City 58-44 in boys basketball Tuesday.
    Led by freshman Rilee Epley’s 15 points, the Eagles outscored the Marksmen 21-8 in the decisive third quarter.
    Epley hit five two-point baskets, a three-pointer, and two free throws in the quarter after the teams played to a 16-16 tie in the first half. He finished with a game-high 27 points.