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Today's Sports

  • Wolfpack tops Tell City

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    TELL CITY—Tell City was hurt by 27 turnovers and poor shooting in a 60-33 boys basketball loss to Crawford County Saturday.
    Tell City Coach Brent Owen said, “Crawford County played solid defense. We knew what they were going to do—play a 1-3-1 zone. We were prepared for it (but) our execution tonight was the worst all season.

  • Cannelton holds off Lighthouse...

    BLOOMINGTON—A quick start and Brandon Cook’s 37 points helped Cannelton hold off Lighthouse Christian 77-73 in boys basketball Saturday.
    The Bulldogs jumped to a 23-13 lead but were tied 34-34 at halftime after two of their starters got into foul trouble in the second quarter.
    They built their lead back to double digits in the fourth quarter.

  • PC shoots, rebounds well to beat...

    MITCHELL—Perry Central hit 59.7 percent from the field in crushing Mitchell 86-36 in PLAC boys basketball Saturday.
    The Commodores scored several baskets on rebound shots, outrebounding Mitchell 39-14 overall.
    But they also hit well from outside, including 6 of 9 from three-point range.
    Derek Thomas led the balanced Commodore attack with 17 points. Tanner Cassidy added 16 as he made all seven of his shots from the field, including two three-pointers.
    Colten Hedinger was also perfect from the field as he scored 10 points.

  • Tell City boys 2nd in PAC

    LYNNVILLE—Hunter Sandage won the 100-yard freestyle to lead Tell City to second place in the PAC boys swim meet Saturday.

  • PC girls break slump

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s girls basketball team broke out of its shooting slump in a big way in Tuesday’s 83-20 win over Rock Creek.

  • Tell City outshoots Rebels

    REO—Tell City had assists on 17 of its 22 field goals in a 55-38 PAC girls basketball win over South Spencer Thursday.
    Hannah Schaefer had 10 assists, one short of Laura McClintic’s school record, and McKenzie Hayes added seven.
    “There were numerous times if we could’ve hit point-blank shots we could have gotten (Schaefer) the record,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons.
    The Marksmen still shot well from the field overall, making 22 of 43 for 51.2 percent.

  • Spencer, Kramer, Fischer chosen...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—One of the school’s winningest football and baseball coaches, a former professional baseball pitcher and scout, and a two-sport college star have been elected to Tell City High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
    Mike Spencer, Norm Kramer and Jack Fischer are the latest to be elected. They will be inducted Feb. 16 during Tell City’s home boys basketball game with North Posey.

  • Turnovers doom TC in loss to...

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    EVANSVILLE—Tell City committed 20 turnovers in a 55-43 boys basketball loss to Mater Dei Friday.
    Tell City Coach Brent Owen said, “We were down eight with about four minutes to go and missed a wide open three that would have cut it to five and made it a fun end of the game for us.

  • Thomas propels PC to win over...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    ORLEANS—Perry Central’s boys basketball team never knows who its scoring leaders will be from game to game, or even half to half. So it’s hard for opposing defenses to key on anyone.
    Friday Derek Thomas had the hot hand in a four-minute stretch in the second quarter that propelled the Commodores past Orleans 58-49 in a key PLAC game.

  • Litherland replaces Hawkins as...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Jeff Litherland, a Perry Central graduate and former Perry Central JV boys basketball coach, has replaced Nate Hawkins as Forest Park’s varsity coach, at least on an interim basis.
    Hawkins replaced Tom Beach after the 2008-09 season and guided the Rangers to sectional titles each of his first three season and regional titles the first two years.