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Today's Sports

  • 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

    By ZANE CLODFELTER
    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

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    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...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    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...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    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.

  • James to play volleyball for...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central senior Grace James signed a scholarship Thursday to play volleyball for the University of Pennsylvania.
    “It was a priority of mine to find a high academics school where I could also play volleyball,” ssaid James.
    Pennsylvania, commonly known as Penn, fits both criteria. A member of the Ivy League, it was ranked the No. 1 academic school in the nation by College Factual last fall.

  • Confidence big key in wide open...

    Tell City was the last Perry County girls basketball team to win a sectional seven years ago.
    Perry Central earned its only sectional title in 2001, and Cannelton has never won one.
    So can any of those teams change their luck this week?
    Cannelton is probably the longest shot. The Bulldogs have improved tremendously since the season began, when they were committing more than 40 turnovers in a game even when opponents didn’t press.

  • Raiders’ defense limits...

    HUNTINGBURG—Southridge’s defense kept Perry Central from hitting outside shots and kept the Commodores off the offensive boards as the Raiders won 52-27 in girls basketball Thursday.
    Perry Central hit 31.4 percent from the field overall, including 1 for 9 from three-point range.
    Second-chance points usually raise a team’s shooting percentage, but “they did a really good job keeping us off the offensive glass - we only had three offensive rebounds,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume.