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Today's Sports

  • Hot shooting propels Tell City...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—A basketball adage is: If a team shoots well, it looks good. Or as Tell City girls coach John Hayes put it Tuesday, “When you hit shots, that takes care of a lot of problems.”
    The Marksmen outshot Perry Central from the field 55.8 percent to 29.8 percent to win 57-49 in Tuesday’s first-round sectional game.
    They will play South Spencer in the semifinals Friday at 5:30 p.m.

  • Class 2A sectional more open...

    None of Perry County’s girls basketball teams will be favored to win a sectional this week, though the Class 2A sectional at Forest Park is as wide open as it has been.
    But a coach with ties to Tell City’s coaching staff is favored to win the Class A title at Springs Valley.
    Among the 2A sectional teams, Forest Park, Mater Dei and North Posey are receiving votes in the Class 2A state coaches poll.

  • Wolfpack tops PC girls

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central hit 34.1 percent from the field in a 46-40 girls basketball loss to Crawford County Friday.
    “Crawford County used an aggressive 2-3 zone and a soft 1-3-1 to throw us out of sync,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume. “We never got into a good offensive pattern and seemed to rush open shots.
    “We missed a lot of shots at the rim and missed too many threes (hitting only 3 of 12 from beyond the arc).”
    After trailing 26-19 at halftime, the Commodores pulled within four points early in the fourth quarter.

  • Wolfpack outshoots Perry Central

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD—Crawford County outshot Perry Central from the field 53.9 percent to 43.9 percent to beat the Commodores 61-48 in boys basketball Friday night.
    Perry Central’s Trey Mullis hit a three-pointer to put the Commodores up 28-25 with 6:30 left in the third quarter.
    Crawford County went on a 9-1 run as Tyrell Nickelson made a layup and a Brady Carlton hit a three-point shot from the top of the key.

  • Trojans trip Tell City

    By JOHN HAYES
    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD—Wood Memorial used a strong inside game to defeat Tell City 65-55 in boys basketball Friday.
    The Trojans hit 58.8 percent (20 of 34) from the field, including a blistering 64.0 percent (16 of 25) from two-point range.
    Walter Nurrenbern and Jacob Jarboe did most of the damage from within five feet of the basket.
    Nurrenbern led the Trojans with 23 points on 9 of 13 field-goal shooting and Jarboe added 10 points on 4 of 6 shooting.

  • Commodores’ strong game falls...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central had its best game of the season in turnovers and free-throw shooting and led much of the way but lost to Orleans 46-42 in PLAC boys basketball Wednesday.
    The Commodores committed only six turnovers and hit 75.0 percent of their 16 free throws.
    Trey Mullis hit two three-pointer and a backdoor layup as they jumped to an 8-0 lead in the first four minutes.

  • Blackhawks go inside to conquer...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Springs Valley used an inside attack to hit 57.5 percent from the field and beat Cannelton 68-50 in boys basketball Friday.
    Springs Valley Coach Rick Scholl told the Blackhawks he wanted to shoot layups and they did. Twenty of their 23 field goals came from within five feet of the basket.
    All 15 were from that distance as they built a 35-20 lead with 3:24 left in the third quarter. Then after a timeout Zach Carnes hit a 10-footer from the elbow.

  • Girls basketball sectional...

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City and Perry Central’s girls basketball teams split two regular-season games. Now they will get to play the rubber match in the sectional.
    Pairings for next week’s Forest Park Class 2A sectional, drawn by the IHSAA Monday, have those two Perry County teams squaring off in the first game Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Perry County time.
    The winner of that game will play South Spencer, which is 2-19 and has lost 16 games in a row, in the first semifinal game Friday, Feb. 5, at 5:30 p.m.

  • Tell City girls fall twice

    TELL CITY—First-half turnovers hurt Tell City as the Marksmen lost to North Posey 55-39 in PAC girls basketball Saturday.
    The Marksmen shot better than usual, hitting 42.1 percent from the field and making all seven of their free throws.
    But they committed eight turnovers in the first quarter and 12 in the first half as they fell behind 34-21.
    “They were unforced - we just made silly mistakes,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes.

  • Bulldogs nip Madison Christian

    MADISON—Caressa Sloss grabbed 20 rebounds and scored the winning three-point play as Cannelton beat Madison Christian 46-42 in girls basketball Monday.
    Cannelton trailed 37-28 entering the fourth quarter but then “stepped up our defense,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “We played a little man-to-man toward the end and started overplaying the passing lanes. We started to press them a little bit too.”
    That helped the Bulldogs force some of Madison Christian’s 33 turnovers.