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Today's Sports

  • Cook reaches 1,000 in loss to...

    By PHILLIP BALL
    Sports Correspondent

    HAWESVILLE, Ky.—Brandon Cook scored the 1,000th point of his Cannelton basketball career in a 72-54 boys basketball loss to Hancock Saturday.
    The Bulldogs took a 13-10 lead at the end of the first quarter as they held the Hornets to 27 percent shooting from the field.
    Cannelton still led 19-18 midway through the second quarter before Kolton Keown hit a three-pointer to give Hancock County the lead.

  • Shooting slump derails Tell City...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s game plan worked well early in Saturday’s PAC boys basketball game with Gibson Southern. Then the Marksmen hit a prolonged shooting slump in a 57-38 loss.

  • Perry Central stops Rebels

    By CLAY CUNNINGHAM
    Staff Writer

    REO—Tanner Cassidy scored 18 points and Perry Central held South Spencer to 12 of 35 field-goal shooting in a 43-32 boys basketball win Saturday night.
    After the Rebels jumped ahead 6-0 in the first quarter, the Commodores outscored them 24-14 the rest of the half to take a 24-20 lead.
    Though they shot just 6 of 20 from the floor in the first half, the Commodores hit four three-pointers. Three of them were by Dacota Schaad, who scored all nine of his points in the second quarter.

  • Commodores sink Rangers in OT

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Clutch shooting by several players and maybe a little help from above allowed Perry Central to beat Forest Park 60-58 in overtime in the first round of Forest Park’s girls basketball sectional Wednesday.

  • Spencer, Kramer, Fischer to be...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Former Tell City multi-sport coach Mike Spencer and multi-sport stars Norm Kramer and Jack Fischer will be inducted into the school’s athletic Hall of Fame Feb. 16.
    Their induction acceptance speeches will be held in the school’s auditorium at 6 p.m. Kramer, who died July 22, 1999, will be represented by his son and daughter.
    The inductees will then be introduced at halftime of Tell City’s varsity boys basketball game with North Posey that night, which starts at 7:30 p.m.

  • Friday’s basketball games...

    Icy roads forced postponement of both boys basketball games involving Perry County teams Friday.
    Perry Central’s PLAC game at West Washington has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 21, with the JV game starting at 5:30 p.m. and the varsity at 7 p.m.
    Tell City’s PAC game at Pike Central has also been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 21, with the JV game starting at 5:30 p.m. and the varsity at 7 p.m.

  • Southridge defeats PC girls

    HUNTINGBURG—Kendyl Dearing and Victoria Schaefer combined for 38 points as Southridge defeated Perry Central 56-35 in girls basketball Thursday.
    “Schaefer and Dearing hurt us in the first half (when the Raiders built a 35-18 lead),” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson. “Those two guards are very, very good. We gave them too many shots and got down by 17.
    “We actually played pretty well in the second half—we just can’t score.”

  • Transition layups lead Rangers...

    FERDINAND—Numerous transition layups helped Forest Park overtake Tell City for a 56-48 PAC girls basketball victory Thursday.
    Tell City led 23-20 at halftime but couldn’t put two good halves together because of “missed assignments” on defense, Tell City Coach John Lyons said.
    “They probably had 14 points on layups,” he added. “We just didn’t get back (on defense). They beat us down the floor.”
    Tell City scored the first basket of the third quarter to increase its lead to five points.

  • Muensterman or not, Mater Dei is...

    Mater Dei’s girls basketball team won the Class 2A state championship last year and is heavily favored to repeat that honor.

  • Mitchell outshoots Perry Central...

    MITCHELL—Perry Central did not hit enough outside shots and gave up too many of them in a 50-37 PLAC girls basketball loss to Mitchell Saturday.
    Sami Howe hit seven three-point shots, including five in the first half, as she led Mitchell with 23 points.
    “We just weren’t communicating with each other,” Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson said of Howe’s ability to keep getting open.
    At the other end Perry Central hit 38.5 percent from the field, including 2 of 10 from three-point range.