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Today's Sports

  • Marksmen shut down Blackhawks

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FRENCH LICK—Spencer Fest hit three three-pointers as Tell City jumped to an early lead and coasted past Springs Valley 47-31 in boys basketball Saturday.
    Fest scored the Marks-men’s first six points on three-pointers and added another one to increase their lead to 13-6 with 5:22 left in the second quarter.
    Braeden Beard hit two free throws and Trent Arnold made a three-pointer to increase the Marksmen’s lead to 18-6.

  • Cold Commodores fall to Vikings

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Perry Central hit only 29.5 percent from the field and committed 26 turnovers in a 55-33 first-round girls basketball sectional loss to North Posey Tuesday.
    Perry Central led 8-7 after the first quarter as Claire Davis made two rebound baskets and Caylyn Peter hit a three-pointer.

  • Marksmen 3rd in wrestling...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    JEFFERSONVILLE—Four Tell City wrestlers placed second in their weight classes to lead the Marksmen to third place in an 11-team wrestling sectional Saturday.
    The Marksmen scored 143 points, just 9.5 behind second-place Eastern Pekin. Jeffersonville won with 305.5 points.
    This was the Marksmen’s highest sectional finish since they also placed third in the Castle sectional in 2009.

  • Wolfback rips PC early

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central committed 13 turnovers in the first quarter of a 57-27 girls basketball loss to Crawford County Friday.
    “Our first quarter just killed us,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume. “They ran a man-to-man press and they jump-trapped us. We couldn’t get the ball in and when we got it in we threw it away.”
    The Commodores cut their turnovers to nine for the rest of the game and played good defense after falling behind 23-4 in the first quarter.

  • TC girls romp past Rebels

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City held South Spencer without a field goal the first 7 1/2 minutes and trounced the Rebels 51-27 in PAC girls basketball Wednesday.
    The Marksmen built a 15-3 lead before Averi Myers scored the Rebels’ first field goal on a rebound basket with 22.7 seconds left in the first quarter.
    Kammie Jo Hayes scored eight points and Katie Goffinet five to help the Marksmen build that lead.
    Hayes operated inside and Goffinet hit a three-pointer and scored on a nice drive.

  • Bulldogs pull away from Warriors...

    CANNELTON—Caressa Sloss scored 18 points as Cannelton beat Christian Academy of Indiana 39-30 in girls basketball Thursday.
    Cannelton trailed 21-15 at halftime and the score was tied 24-24 after three quarters.
    But Sloss and Madeline Lindauer each scored five points in the fourth quarter to help the Bulldogs pull away.
    Chloe Davis added three points on 3 of 4 free-throw shooting that quarter.
    “We struggled pretty bad the first half,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “The second half we played much better.

  • Blackhawks bop Bulldogs

    CANNELTON—Springs Valley held Cannelton without a field goal in the second quarter en route to beating the Bulldogs 67-37 in boys basketball Friday.
    The Blackhawks outscored the Bulldogs 17-3 that quarter to build a 35-16 halftime lead.
    “We got a lot of good shots,” said Cannelton Coach Michael Snyder. “If we could hit layups, we’d be playing pretty well.”
    Reserve Dakota Thomas led Cannelton with nine points on 3 of 4 three-point shooting.
    “I think our brightest spot was Dakota Thomas,” said Snyder.

  • Commodores can’t stop Crawford...

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central couldn’t stop Crawford County’s inside game and lost 61-40 in boys basketball Friday.
    Crawford County scored the first four points of the game on a layup and a short jumper by Preston Coleman.
    Perry Central’s Cain Hohne made two  three-pointers early to help the Commodores build their only lead of the game at 8-6 with 4:57 left in the first quarter.

  • Hot Trojans defeat cold Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City hit only 16 of 55 shots from the field in a 59-38 boys basketball loss to Wood Memorial Friday.
    “You’re not going to win a whole lot of games against good teams shooting 29 percent from the field and 1 of 8 at the free-throw line,” said Tell City Coach Matt Lynch.
    Wood Memorial hit a modest 42.9 percent from the field overall but made 7 of 15 three-point shots.

  • Tell City overtakes South...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City hit 8 of 11 shots from the field in the fourth quarter to overtake South Spencer for a 66-63 PAC boys basketball victory Wednesday.
    South Spencer had the hot hand early, hitting 4 of 5 three-point shots - some of them from NBA three-point range - to build a 14-5 lead.
    The Rebels still led by nine points at halftime and 45-38 with about a minute left in the third quarter after center Sam Cummings hit their 10th three-pointer of the game.