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  • Cannelton posts best point total...

    MADISON—Better than usual shooting and rebounding helped Cannelton post its season-high point total in a 77-47 boys basketball victory over Madison Christian Monday.
    The Bulldogs hit 46.3 percent from the field and outrebounded the Madison team 40-18.
    Cannelton Coach Michael Snyder said his team’s “dramatic size advantage” was the biggest reason for the rebounding differential. “They weren’t very big.

  • Perry Central falls to Mitchell

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD— Perry Central’s first half turnovers proved costly in a 56-45 PLAC boys basketball loss to Mitchell Saturday.
    Perry Central had an 8-5 lead with 5:26 left in the first quarter, when Mitchell’s Daulton Blackwell made a three-pointer to tie the score.
    The Commodores turned the ball over nine times in the first half leading to a 17-4 Bluejacket run. Gage Forrest started the run making one of two free throws. Later in the run he made a two-point field goal, then a three-point play.

  • Friday’s games all postponed

    PERRY COUNTY—All four basketball games involving Perry County teams that were scheduled Friday were postponed due to snow.
    Cannelton’s boys and girls games at Madison Christian have been rescheduled for today, with the girls game starting at 5 p.m. and the boys game at approximately 7 p.m.
    Perry Central’s boys home game with Orleans has been rescheduled for this Wednesday, with the JV game scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. and the varsity at 7 p.m.

  • It’s time for National League to...

    Numerous reports said that Major League Baseball team owners last week discussed adding the designated hitter rule to the National League by the 2017 season.
    MLB’s collective bargaining agreement with the players union expires Dec. 31, and the players union has long been in favor of adding the DH to the National League because it would mean more high paying jobs for players.
    So that and whether revenue sharing should be expanded figure to be two main issues in MLB’s next collective bargaining agreement.

  • Kohnert propels Tell City girls...

    By ZANE CLODFELTER
    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    REO—Every time South Spencer made a run, there was Tell City’s Emma Kohnert with an answer.
    Kohnert scored 21 points, on 10 of 17 field-goal shooting and 1 of 2 free throws to lead the Marksmen to a 46-39 victory in PAC girls basketball Thursday.
    In two games against the Rebels this year she has averaged 25.5 points per game and hit 61.1 percent from the field.

  • K of C free-throw winners

    Girls winners in the Tell City Knights of Columbus’ Perry County free-throw shooting contest Sunday were (front row, from left) Josie Bough, age 9; Kennedy Blankenship, age 10; Alysia Hurtado, 11; Hannah Gray, 12; and Ava Hilgenhold, 13. Boys winners were (back row, from left) Ethan Ball, age 9; Aiden Ferrand, 10; Camiren Zellers, 11; Kaden Chestnut, 12; and Owen Noble, 13. They will compete in the District 34 competition against the Ferdinand winners 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, at Tell City Junior-Senior High School.

  • Tell City outwrestles Wolfpack

    MARENGO—For once Tell City got the most forfeit wins in a 46-4 wrestling victory over Crawford County Monday.
    The Marksmen won four matches by forfeits, and five weight classes were double forfeits.
    Tell City won four of the five matches actually wrestled.
    Trey Mucker and Alex Irwin earned first-period pins and David Teague and Kyle Hagedorn won by technical falls.
    “They are way down, but we wrestled well,” said Tell City Coach Neal Stahly.
    Tell City went 0-5 in a tourney at Castle Saturday.

  • Alvey, Feix, Ludwig join Tell...

    When I was a freshman at the University of Evansville covering UE men’s basketball games for the school newspaper, Northwest Missouri State came to Roberts Stadium.

  • Crusaders nip Cannelton

    COLUMBUS—Columbus Christian scored a three-point play in the last half minute to beat Cannelton 38-37 in girls basketball Saturday.
    Cannelton trailed by five points with two minutes left but went on a 7-0 run to take a 37-35 lead.
    Then Columbus Christian’s Emily Muck made an inside basket and free throw to put the Crusaders ahead by one.

  • Crusaders outshoot Cannelton for...

    COLUMBUS—Columbus Christian outshot Cannelton from the field 47.2 percent to 33.3 percent to beat the Bulldogs 62-33 in boys basketball Saturday.
    “To me the biggest difference in the game was putting the ball in the basket - they did and we didn’t,” said Cannelton Coach Michael Snyder.
    “Of course we didn’t play great defense again tonight. We played OK post defense, but our perimeter defense wasn’t that great.”
    The Crusaders also had a 32-16 advantage in rebounds.