Today's Sports

  • Perry Central wins two Saturday

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Strong rebounding and defense carried Perry Central to victories  over both Spencer County teams in the PSC Tip-off girls basketball tourney Saturday.
    The Commodores held Heritage Hills to 21.6 percent field-goal shooting in a 48-25 win Saturday morning.
    The Commodores grabbed 37 rebounds, including 12 offensive ones, and made 25 steals as they beat South Spencer 53-37 Saturday evening.

  • Commodores pull away from Tell...

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    LEOPOLD—Perry Central scored off steals and offensive rebounds in the third quarter to pull away from Tell City for a 49-37 win in the PSC Holiday Tip-off girls basketball tourney Monday.
    This was the final game of the four-team round-robin, but Perry Central had already clinched first place and Tell City had already clinched fourth before this game started.

  • Marksmen shut down Cannelton

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    TELL CITY—Tell City’s defense shut Cannelton out for 9 1/2 minutes in the middle of the game as the Marksmen won 33-14 in eighth grade girls basketball Thursday.
    Cannelton pulled within six points, 15-9, when Caressa Sloss hit a free throw with 2:07 left in the second quarter.
    But Tell City scored 12 straight points before Cannelton scored again on a free throw by Hannah McMahan with 4:29 left in the fourth quarter.

  • Perry Central freshmen hold off...

    LEOPOLD—Ty Mullis scored 17 points as Perry Central beat Springs Valley 39-34 in freshman basketball Thursday.
    Mullis hit one three-pointer but got most of his points by doing “a good job penetrating the lane,” said Perry Central Coach Phil Zellers.
    Luke Bishop added nine points and Kage Kiplinger five.
    Perry Central “forced a few turnovers off our full-court press,” said Zellers.

  • Rock Creek outrebounds Bulldogs

    SELLERSBURG—Rock Creek scored frequently on offensive rebounds to beat Cannelton 66-44 in girls basketball Friday.
    Despite the fact that the teams matched up evenly in height, “90 percent of their points were probably off rebounds,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “We’d get to ball-staring at the rim and have absolutely no block-out whatsoever.”
    He also said the Bulldogs had trouble running their offense.

  • Perry Central girls fall 42-37

    ORLEANS—Perry Central made a strong fourth-quarter comeback but lost to Orleans 42-37 in PLAC girls basketball Thursday.
    The Commodores started cold and fell behind 26-15 after three quarters.
    “We were outhustled and outplayed for three quarters,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume. “We did not come alive until the fourth and that was almost enough effort to win the game.

  • Tell City girls overtake Braves...

    LYNNVILLE—Tell City hit clutch shots in the fourth quarter to overtake Tecumseh for a 45-41 overtime victory in PAC girls basketball Thursday.
    Tell City made some “dumb turnovers” in the first quarter and fell behind 16-7, said Tell City Coach John Hayes. “Then after that we settled down.”
    The Marksmen still trailed by seven points entering the fourth quarter, though.

  • Commodores hit free throws to...

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    LEOPOLD—Clutch free-throw shooting carried Perry Central past Springs Valley 64-57 in boys PLAC basketball Friday.
    The Commodores held a 56-53 lead with 1:46 left in the game. Perry Central’s Lane Lynch made a baseline jumper pushing the lead back to five.
    On Springs Valley’s next possession the Commodores’ Jacob Kelly intercepted a pass. A few seconds later Lynch was fouled. He made the one and bonus free throws with 1:02 left to extend the Commodores’ lead to seven points.

  • Tell City outshoots Tecumseh for...

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    TELL CITY—Good free-throw shooting helped fuel a late 14-2 run that propelled Tell City past Tecumseh 59-47 in PAC boys basketball Friday.
    The game was close throughout the first 3 1/2 quarters. Tecumseh took a 38-37 lead on a three-pointer by Jackson Fowler with 1:56 left in the third quarter.
    Hunter Rowe hit two free throws 11 seconds later to give Tell City the lead for good.
    The Marksmen missed their next three free throws, but Tecumseh was unable to capitalize.

  • Northeast Dubois beats Tell City

    DUBOIS—Stephen Houle won three events but Tell City lost to Northeast Dubois 72-62 in boys swimming Tuesday.
    Houle won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:13.25 and the 500 free in 6:01.84.
    He teamed with Luke Thomas, Jacob Mowery and Aaron Vincent to win the 400 free relay in 4:06.17.
    Thomas won the 100 butterfly in 1:08.46 and placed second in the 50 free in 27.06 seconds.
    Vincent won the 100 backstroke in 1:06.65 and took second in the 200 individual medley in 2:34.29, just 21-hundredths of a second behind the winner.