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Today's Sports

  • Graves heads record-setting all-...

    Perry Central center Ashley Graves is the Most Valuable Player of the News’ 2012-13 record-setting All-Perry County girls basketball team.
    Graves, Tell City center McKenzie Hayes and Can-nelton guard Mikah Hem-mings were unanimous selections to the team in voting by the three county coaches, those who coached against all three county teams, and me, who saw each county team play at least six times.
    Graves, Hayes and Hemmings each set more than one school record this season, with Graves leading the way with eight.

  • Braves rout Bulldogs

    By PHILLIP BALL
    Sports Correspondent

    OAKLAND CITY—Cannelton had its worst shooting night of the year in a 70-23 loss to Tecumseh in the Class A boys basketball sectional Friday night.
    The Bulldogs struggled out of the gate, missing their first seven shots and committing four turnovers before putting any points on the board.  

  • Commodores beat Raiders in...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    HUNTINGBURG—Perry Central boys basketball coach Matt Carter said he “tried to keep (his players’) spirits up at halftime” of Friday’s sectional semifinal game with Southridge.
    “I told them eventually we would make a little run. And we did.”
    That 8-0 run early in the fourth quarter carried the Commodores to a 49-40 victory.

  • Perry Central wins first...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    HUNTINGBURG—Perry Central held Mater Dei to 31.6 percent field-goal shooting in the second half to beat the Wildcats 56-54 Saturday for the Southridge Class 2A boys basketball sectional title.
    It is only the third boys basketball sectional title in Perry Central’s 51-year history and first since 1997, when current coach Matt Carter was the team’s star player.

  • Litherland resigns as TC varsity...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Joe Litherland is retiring after eight years as Tell City’s varsity wrestling coach.
    Litherland, 55, informed his wrestlers of his decision at their awards program Tuesday.
    “It’s just getting to the point I’ve got grandkids who are involved in so much,” said Litherland. “I’ve got grandkids ages 7, 8, 9 and 10 and I never get to see what they’re doing because I’m gone so much.”

  • Lyons resigns as Tell City girls...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Saying he wants to watch his sons play basketball more, John Lyons has resigned as Tell City’s girls basketball coach.
    Lyons, 43, coached the girls team 13 years. He compiled a 124-163 record, including winning sectionals in 2004 and ’08.
    His team was in rebuilding mode most of the time since that last sectional title but finished with an 11-11 record this year, the team’s best since the 2007-08 sectional champion went 17-8.

  • Hot Commodores roll past Marksmen

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    HUNTINGBURG—Perry Central hit 57.1 percent from the field and forced 20 turnovers to beat Tell City 78-39 in the first round of the Southridge boys basketball sectional Tuesday.
    The Commodores, 19-3, will play Southridge in the semifinals Friday at 5:30 p.m. Perry County time.
    They trailed 11-9 with 31⁄2 minutes left in the first quarter Tuesday. Then they got hot from three-point range and later got a lot of layups off steals, drives or offensive rebounds.

  • PC stops Senators to win PLAC...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CAMPBELLSBURG—Perry Central held West Washington to one field goal in the second half to beat the Senators 46-30 in PLAC boys basketball Saturday afternoon.
    The Commodores finished 6-0 in the PLAC to win the conference outright for the first time since 1996-97 (they tied for the title in 1997-98 and last year).

  • Could two county teams win...

    Could two Perry County teams win boys basketball sectionals this week?
    Perry Central is the favorite at Southridge and Cannelton thinks it has a shot at Wood Memorial.
    There have never been two champions from Perry County before, even though Perry County teams have been in at least two different sectionals since 1970, except 1992-97 when they were all in the Crawford County sectional.
    They were in three different sectionals in 1998 and ’99, when Tell City was in Class 3A, Perry Central 2A, and Cannelton A.

  • Heritage Hills clips Commodores

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    LINCOLN CITY—Perry Central came out flat in the third quarter and lost to Heritage Hills 76-65 in boys basketball Friday.
    The teams played each other nearly even in the first half, with the Patriots leading only 30-29 at the break.
    The Patriots went on a 16-3 run during the first 4:13 of the third quarter, though. Spenser Minto made two easy baskets to start the quarter before Perry Central’s Andrew Huber made a basket.