Today's Sports

  • Perry Central stops Cannelton

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    LEOPOLD—Offensive rebounds and steals gave Perry Central more shots and the Commodores capitalized on them to beat Cannelton 77-20 in girls basketball Monday.
    The Commodores outshot Cannelton from the field 45.6 percent to 26.5 percent. But a bigger statistic was their taking 35 more shots thanks to a 45-27 advantage in rebounds and 12 to 37 advantage in turnovers.
    They scored 18 points directly off steals and 14 off offensive rebounds.

  • Tell City has inexperienced,...

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    TELL CITY—There are eight boys on Tell City’s boys swim team, which is one more than last year.
    But with only three lettermen and no seniors, “we have a very young, inexperienced team,” said Coach Stacy Marion.
    Still the Marksmen can put at least one person in every event except the 100-yard backstroke and two in most of the freestyle events.

  • Commodores fall to Rangers

    FERDINAND—Forest Park grabbed 12 offensive rebounds in a 48-35 girls basketball victory over Perry Central Thursday.
    “They outrebounded us only 32-30, but they had 12 offensive rebounds to our eight,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume. “And most of their offensive rebounds were put-backs and most of ours weren’t.”
    The rebound baskets helped the Rangers build a 14-2 first-quarter lead.

  • Turnovers, cold shooting doom...

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    MARENGO—In the early days of girls basketball teams often shot poorly and had more turnovers than points or shots attempted.
    Tell City reverted to that style in a 36-17 loss to Crawford County Friday.
    The Marksmen committed 31 turnovers and hit only 7 of 29 field-goal attempts for 24.1 percent.
    They committed 10 turnovers in the first five minutes as they fell behind 13-0.

  • Cannelton counting on better...

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    CANNELTON—Cannelton boys basketball coach Michael Snyder hopes increased quickness and depth will help his team improve considerably on last year’s 1-22 record.
    He said the team’s main strength “is kind of the exact opposite from last year. With the exception of two of our 11 guys, we’re very athletic and we’re real quick.
    “Our plan is to try to play fast and get some easy baskets in transition. I think I’ve got the depth to do that.”

  • Infusion of speed, youth should...

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    TELL CITY—More depth and especially more quickness should help Tell City’s boys basketball team improve on last year’s 4-19 record.
    “Our speed and quickness are going to be a lot better than last year,” Tell City Coach Greg Arnold said Thursday. “I expect to be able to get out in the passing lanes more and put a lot more pressure on the ball.
    “We should be able to put the ball in the basket too.”

  • More height, depth could help...

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    LEOPOLD—A little more height, depth and experience could lead to more wins for Perry Central’s boys basketball team this season.
    With no returning starters last year and sometimes starting no one taller than 6 feet, the Commodores finished 9-14 after winning sectionals the previous two years.
    They usually used only a seven-player rotation also, which made it hard for Coach Matt Carter to use full-court pressure as much as he likes to.

  • Tecumseh’s rebounding, defense...

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    CANNELTON—Tecumseh took advantage of its offensive rebounds and Cannelton’s turnovers to beat the Bulldogs 63-26 in girls basketball Thursday.
    The Braves scored five rebound baskets and four fast-break layups off steals. Those easy baskets helped them outshoot Cannelton from the field 36.9 percent to 28.6 percent.
    Three of their first five baskets came on offensive rebounds as they jumped to an 11-0 lead.
    They outrebounded the Bulldogs 43-28 overall and forced 34 Cannelton turnovers.

  • Tell City girls finish 7th in...

    TELL CITY—Tell City earned two fifth places and three sixth places in its own girls swimming relay meet Saturday.
    The Marksmen scored 18 points to finish seventh in the seven-team meet. Castle won with 110.
    Tell City’s Hailey Carman, Samantha Allen, Taylor Kratzer and Maisy Eckert placed fifth in the 250-yard free relay in 2:56.70.
    Madilyn Hoskinson, Sydney Burton, Amy Hackbarth and Madison Schuetter took fifth in the 200 stroke/free relay in 2:19.58.

  • Tell City’s wrestling team short...

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    TELL CITY—“Wanted: Big guys who know how to wrestle. Contact Coach Neal Stahly at Tell City Junior-Senior High School.”
    Stahly didn’t actually post such an advertisement, but he said he has “been trying” to recruit enough athletes to fill all 14 weight classes on the Marksmen’s team.
    Despite those efforts, the Marksmen will forfeit at least four weight classes in each match: 106 pounds and the three largest weights, 195, 220 and heavyweight.