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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Lions tame Bulldogs

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Rock Creek used a barrage of three-pointers, rebound baskets and transition layups to beat Cannelton 72-51 in boys basketball Friday.
    The Lions hit five three-pointers, including four by Will Brown, in the first 13 minutes as they jumped to a 41-24 lead.
    They also hit five transition layups—four off steals and one off a defensive rebound and outlet pass—in that span.
    They were fouled on another transition layup and hit 1 of 2 free throws.

  • Tell City's game with Pike...

    PETERSBURG -- Tell City's PAC boys basketball game with Pike Central, scheduled for tonight (Thursday, Feb. 21), was called off due to freezing rain and ice expected to hit that area this evening.

    This is the second time the game has been postponed due to inclement weather, and it will not be made up, as both teams will open sectional play Tuesday.

    Tell City Athletic Director Ryan George said the Marksmen are willing to play Saturday but Pike Central did not want to.

  • Boys sectional pairings drawn

    INDIANAPOLIS—Local rivals Perry Central and Tell City will meet again for the third time this season in the first round of the Southridge boys basketball sectional next week.
    Sectional pairings were drawn by the IHSAA Sunday.
    In the seven-team Class 2A sectional to be played at Southridge’s Huntingburg Memorial Gymnasium, Tell City will play Perry Central in the first game Tuesday at 6 p.m. (all times listed are Perry County times).
    The winner will take on Southridge in the first semifinal game Friday, March 1, at 5:30 p.m.

  • Spencer, Fischer, Kramer join...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Jack Fischer, Mike Spencer and the son of Norman Kramer reminisced about their Tell City athletic careers at their induction into the Tell City High School Athletic Hall of Fame Saturday.
    Spencer, who won 17 sectionals in 20 years as a head coach at Tell City (11 in 13 years in baseball and six in seven years in football), revealed that “it was a career that almost wasn’t.”

  • Trinity defeats Bulldogs

    WHITESVILLE, Ky.—Whitesville Trinity used physical defense to hold Cannelton to 26.2 percent field-goal shooting and beat the Bulldogs 63-48 in boys basketball Saturday.
    Cannelton guard Brandon Cook entered the game averaging 28.1 points per game, third best in the state of Indiana. But he was held to nine points—his first game below 18 this season—on 3 of 20 field-goal shooting, including 2 of 9 from three-point range, and 1 of 2 free throws.
    In foul trouble much of the game, he played only 22 minutes before fouling out.