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Today's Sports

  • Bulldogs stop Cardinals

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Washington Catholic committed 10 first-half turnovers in a 69-55 boys basketball loss to Cannelton Tuesday.
    The Cardinals were charged with three traveling violations in the first 3 1⁄2 minutes. But many of their turnovers were also forced by Cannelton’s defensive pressure.
    Whatever the cause for the Cardinals’ turnovers, that was the main difference in the game.
    They finished with 16 turnovers compared with just seven for Cannelton.

  • Perry Central rolls past Braves

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    LYNNVILLE—Perry Central used a full-court press to make easy baskets early and defeated Tecumseh 76-45 in boys basketball Friday.
    “We talked about coming out with the kind of energy we play with at home,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “We have great crowds and wanted to come out and play with that type of energy.

  • Tell City upsets Vikings

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City held North Posey to 4 for 18 field-goal shooting in the first 15 1⁄2 minutes and then held off a late Viking rally to win 53-50 in PAC boys basketball Saturday.
    The Marksmen built a 23-11 lead with their strong early defense.
    The Vikings got hot in the third quarter, going 6 for 9 from the field, including 2 for 3 from three-point range.
    Michael Bender’s three-pointer cut Tell City’s lead to 28-27 with three minutes left in the quarter.

  • Tell City 6th in boys swim...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Hunter Sandage placed in the top six in one individual race and two relays to lead Tell City to sixth place in a 10-team boys swim sectional Saturday.
    The Marksmen scored 146 points. Bedford North Lawrence won with 506.
    Sandage earned Tell City’s highest individual finish with a sixth place in the 100-yard freestyle in 54.80 seconds, a personal record.
    He teamed with Luke Thomas, Trent Harding and Will Roberts to place fifth in the 200 free relay in 1:43.06.

  • Peter signs with USI

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Volunteering to help a shorthanded team in junior high has turned into a college career for Perry Central senior Cathryn Peter.
    Peter signed a national letter of intent Friday to run cross country and track for the University of Southern Indiana.
    She will receive $800 a semester in scholarship money. That could increase later if she does well.

  • Patriots’ transition game beats...

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    LINCOLN CITY—Heritage Hills’ transition offense and second shots helped the Patriots get easy baskets to defeat Tell City 65-40 in PAC boys basketball Friday.
    The Patriots out rebounded the Marksmen 58-22. Casey May led Tell City with five rebounds. Spencer Minto and Sam Scherry each grabbed 13 for Heritage Hills.
    The Patriots grabbed 18 offensive rebounds to the Marksmen’s four.

  • Commodores clinch tie for PLAC...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Strong rebounding, defensive pressure, and three-point plays of all kinds helped Perry Central beat Paoli 81-60 in PLAC boys basketball Friday.
    The Commodores im-proved to 5-0 in the PLAC  with just one conference game left, clinching at least a tie for the title. Paoli fell to 4-1 in the conference and 12-6 overall.
    The Commodores trailed 18-15 after the first quarter but scored 31 points in the second quarter to build a 46-34 lead.

  • Hall election will help Tell...

    When Mike Spencer and Jack Fischer are inducted into the Tell City High School Athletic Hall of Fame Saturday, some men still in their 30s who played for both will likely attend.
    I’m pretty sure Chris Spencer will be there. He was the star running back when Fischer coached Tell City’s eighth grade team to a conference title in 1988 and then set several Tell City rushing records while playing for his father the next four years.

  • Hayes makes All-PAC team for...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Tell City senior McKenzie Hayes was named to the All-PAC girls basketball team Monday for the fourth year in a row.
    She is the only Tell City girl to ever make the team, which was chosen in voting by conference coaches, four times. Kara Kessans, a 1998 Tell City graduate, is the only other Tell City girl to make it at least three times.

  • Vikings stop PC's win streak

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    POSEYVILLE—Poor field-goal shooting hurt Perry Central in a 55-45 boys basketball loss to North Posey Saturday.
    Down by nine with 6:25 left, the Commodores made a run at North Posey  in the fourth quarter.
    Derek Thomas made a three-pointer from the left wing. Perry Central came up with a steal and Thomas made another three-pointer from the left corner, cutting the deficit to 39-36.