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Today's Sports

  • Bulldogs make finals

    By PHILLIP BALL
    Sports Correspondent

    OAKLAND CITY—Cannelton pulled away from New Harmony with timely three-point shooting and clutch free throws and held on to win 50-46 in the Class A girls basketball sectional semifinals Friday.

  • Hornets outshoot Cannelton

    CANNELTON—Hancock County outshot Cannelton 49.1 percent to 25.3 percent from the field and beat the Bulldogs 71-44 in girls basketball Saturday.
    “We got a lot of shots off (67)—we just couldn’t hit any,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “They were open looks.
    “Hancock County moved the ball well and they’ve got some pretty good shooters. And then they’ve got the Rates girl (Beth) in the middle—she’s about 6 feet tall and she’s a handful.”

  • Tell Citians 0-4 in wrestling...

    NEWBURGH—All four Tell City entrants in the Castle wrestling regional lost in the first round Saturday.
    Spenser Beard was tied 2-2 with James Lindenschmidt of Harrison late in the third period of their 160-pound match. But Lindenschmidt then scored a reversal to win.
    Justin Alvarez lost 7-2 to eventual runner-up Branson Schroeder in the 132 class.
    Jessie Lawalin got pinned by Gideon Vanhook of Reitz in 3:30 in the 126 class.
    Cody Osborne was pinned by eventual runner-up Jesse Hohl of Evansville Central in 51 seconds in the heavyweight class.

  • Cold Marksmen fall to Forest...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Tell City hit only 3 of 30 from the field in the first half of a 48-26 loss to Forest Park in the first round of the Class 2A girls basketball sectional Tuesday.

  • Bulldogs cold in 2nd half of...

    By PHILLIP BALL
    Sports Correspondent

    CANNELTON—Cannelton struggled from the field in the second half of a 75-59 boys basketball loss to Hancock County Saturday.
    The Bulldogs came out of the gate strong offensively, scoring 17 points in the first quarter behind 12 points from Brandon Cook. Yet they still trailed the Hornets by four points.

  • Hot Titans top Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FORT BRANCH—Gibson Southern hit 61.9 percent from the field in a 106-87 PAC boys basketball win over Tell City Saturday.
    Tell City led by as much as seven points in the first half and 53-50 at halftime.
    The score was still tied 57-57 after Trent Zuelly hit 1 of 2 free throws for Tell City with 4:53 left in the third quarter.
    Gibson Southern went on a 10-0 the next 2:37 to take the lead for good.

  • Hot 2nd half propels PC past...

    By CLAY CUNNINGHAM
    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    TELL CITY—Perry Central outscored South Spencer 58-22 in the final 23 minutes Saturday to cruise to a 72-45 boys basketball victory.
    South Spencer came out on fire, hitting 4 of 5 from three-point range in the first quarter.
    Following a Jared Lauer three-point play on the opening possession of the second period, the Rebels appeared to have all the momentum as they held a 23-14 lead.

  • Wagner sets records to win...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    JASPER—Amanda Wagner set school and sectional records as she won the 100-yard breaststroke to lead Tell City to second place in the 12-team IHSAA girls swimming sectional Saturday.

  • Rangers’ post scoring in...

    TELL CITY—Forest Park outscored shorthanded Tell City 9-1 in overtime to beat the Marksmen 49-41 in PAC girls basketball Thursday.
    With the score tied 40-40, Tell City center McKenzie Hayes was charged with a foul with three-tenths of a second left in regulation.
    Forest Park missed both free throws, so the Marksmen were able to take the game to overtime. But the bad news for them was that was Hayes’ fifth foul, so they had to play the extra period without her and without Jami Rowe, who had fouled out earlier.

  • Southridge turns up defense to...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Strong three-point shooting by two perimeter players and getting some points off turnovers helped Southridge beat Perry Central 50-32 in girls basketball Thursday.