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Today's Sports

  • Wildcats live up to ranking in...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Mater Dei went on an 18-0 run early in the second quarter en route to beating Tell City 77-30 in the Forest Park girls basketball sectional semifinals Friday.

  • Mater Dei defeats Perry Central...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Mater Dei’s defense forced 25 turnovers and held Perry Central to 18.4 percent field-goal shooting to beat the Commodores 68-29 for the Forest Park girls basketball sectional title Saturday.
    Ashley Graves led Perry Central with 12 points and seven rebounds. She hit 2 of 6 from the field and 8 of 11 free throws.

  • Perry Central advances to finals

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Different heroes keep stepping up for Perry Central’s girls basketball team.
    Friday it was Erica Hill in the second half as the Commodores held off North Posey 55-49 to advance to the Forest Park sectional championship game.
    Perry Central hit 61.9 percent from the field and outrebounded the Vikings 20-5 in the first half to build a 28-14 lead.
    Center Ashley Graves was 5 for 6 from the field and grabbed a team-high six rebounds.

  • Hornets sting cold Bulldogs

    HAWESVILLE, Ky.—Hancock County started the game hot and Cannelton was cold as Hancock County won 62-25 in girls basketball Saturday.
    The Hornets hit 49.1 percent from the field for the game compared with Cannelton’s 18.9 percent.
    “We came out flat,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “We just couldn’t hit any shots—everything was short.
    “And we get tired down the stretch (because they have only six healthy players).”
    Meanwhile the Hornets were having little trouble scoring from almost anywhere.

  • Two Tell Citians finish sixth in...

    NEWBURGH—Tell City’s Kain Crawford and Cody Osborne placed sixth in their weight classes at the Castle wrestling regional Saturday.
    Crawford got pinned in 3:00 by eventual champion Ashton Forzley of Mater Dei in a 152-pound first round match.
    Crawford then beat J.R. Wallace of Princeton 7-1 but got pinned by Will Vanhook of Reitz in 2:40.

  • Lahee propels Tell City to sixth...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    JASPER—Charissa Lahee placed fourth in two individual races and a relay to lead Tell City to sixth place in the 11-team girls swim sectional Saturday.

  • 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.