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  • Marksmen trounce Pike Central

    PETERSBURG—Tell City won all but one match, with all but one of the wins by pins, to crush Pike Central  87-6 in the junior high wrestling season opener Thursday.
    Tell City’s only loss was a close match in which a Tell City sixth grader faced an older wrestler.
    “They all deserve credit for the win tonight,” said Tell City Coach Josh Casebolt. “We have several new wrestlers, but we also have many kids that are coming through that have been with our wrestling club for years. This should benefit us.  

  • Why I admired Tark

    Jerry Tarkanian, the former UNLV basketball coach who died Wednesday, was widely misunderstood.
    I know many Indiana University fans who considered him the evil one who had to cheat to win, the antithesis of Bobby Knight, IU’s coach during Tark’s UNLV days. They were sure that Tark was one of the coaches Knight was talking about when he complained about opponents who were cheating.
    But Tark and Knight were actually quite similar, as both had little patience with the NCAA’s pettiness.

  • Trojans trap Bulldogs

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    LYNNVILLE—Cannelton’s inability to handle Wood Memorial’s half-court pressure hurt the Bulldogs in their 75-25 loss in the Tecumseh girls basketball sectional semifinals Friday.
    Wood Memorial scored the first 13 points of the game as the Bulldogs committed 15 turnovers in the first quarter.
    Wood Memorial never pressed full-court but put constant pressure on the ball, including trapping and double-teaming, in the halfcourt.

  • TC can’t get offense going in 45...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Tell City hit only 24.0 percent from the field in a 45-30 loss to Forest Park in the Class 2A girls basketball sectional semifinals Friday.
    Tell City Coach John Hayes noted that Forest Park collapsed its defense inside and the Marksmen were unable to take advantage of that by hitting open jump shots.
    “We got good looks - we just couldn’t hit it,” he said.

  • Commodores overtake Jeeps with...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Finally hitting shots and getting its press going helped Perry Central overcome a cold start to beat Northeast Dubois 74-67 in boys basketball Thursday.
    The Commodores fell behind 11-0, 21-5, and 27-10 in the first 11 minutes. But Perry Central Coach Matt Carter said he wasn’t worried about a repeat of the South Spencer game five days earlier, in which they never did get their offense in gear.

  • Sprinkle signs with VU

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Vincennes University volleyball coach Stephanie Armstrong found Perry Central spiker Jordan Sprinkle on a recruiting website. And after they met, both decided that Sprinkle’s playing for Armstrong’s team would be a good match.
    So Sprinkle signed a national letter of intent Tuesday to play for the Trail Blazers.
    “It was like the perfect school for me,” she said. “I didn’t want the intense volleyball schedule of (an NCAA Division I) team.”

  • 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.