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Today's Sports

  • Commodores pull away from Eagles...

    LEOPOLD—Increased defensive intensity in the second half helped Perry Central pull away to a 56-38 girls basketball win over Lanesville Monday.
    Lanesville outscored the Commodores 16-13 in the second quarter to pull within seven points of them at halftime.
    But “in the second half our defense picked up a lot better and we pushed the ball more efficiently,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume.
    Brittany Parker led the Commodores’ second-half offense with eight points.

  • Rebounding, defense lead TC to...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City won the rebound battle 43-16 and held Cannelton to 23.1 percent field-goal shooting to beat the Bulldogs 75-24 in boys basketball Saturday.
    The Marksmen played strong man-to-man half-court  defense and made 12 steals. They turned four of them directly into fast-break layups, which helped them hit 57.4 percent from the field.
    Spenser Beard made two consecutive steals and layups as the Marksmen built a 10-2 lead with 2:46 left in the first quarter.

  • Pressure, hot Mullis lift PC...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Strong pressure defense in the second half and hot shooting by Trey Mullis helped Perry Central overtake Tell City for a 56-54 boys basketball victory Tuesday.
    Hunter Rowe scored 18 first-half points on solid perimeter shooting and nice cuts into the lane as Tell City built a 31-22 lead.
    The Marksmen still led by nine, 35-26, after Spenser Beard scored a touchdown-type press-breaking layup on a long pass over the  Commodores’ press with 5:03 left in the third quarter.

  • Tell City boys swim team...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys swim team has seven swimmers, which is one more than last year. So things are looking up slightly for the Marksmen.
    All for lettermen eligible to return from last year have: seniors Aaron Vincent and Luke Thomas, junior Jacob Mowery, and sophomore Stephen Houle.
    They are joined by three sophomores who are new to competitive swimming: Anthony Froehlich, Lucas Montgomery and Seth Vaquero.

  • Marksmen pin Boonville

    BOONVILLE—Tell City won six of eight matches actually wrestled and beat Boonville 41-36 in wrestling Tuesday.
    The Marksmen had to forfeit in four weight classes and Boonville forfeited in two others, so the Marksmen were essentially down 12-0 before the actual wrestling started.
    Joe Craig in the 126-pound weight class, Steven Wheatley at 160, and Elliott Brown at 170 scored pins for the Marksmen, though, to help their cause.
    Mason Waninger won by technical fall 17-2 in the 138 match, and Damian Harney at 132 and Jarrett Hawhee at 152 won 5-0 decisions.

  • Chargers edge Tell City

    TELL CITY—Tell City committed 24 turnovers and shot poorly from the field and free-throw line in a 38-34 PAC girls basketball loss to Pike Central Tuesday.
    The Marksmen committed turnovers on their first four possessions as they fell behind 11-2.
    They battled back within one, 15-14, at halftime, but went cold again in the third quarter, getting outscored 14-7.
    “Pike Central’s much improved and they pressed at least three-fourths of the game,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes.

  • Fox holds off Bulldogs

    LAWRENCEBURG, Ky.—Cannelton hit only 48.3 percent of its free throws and committed nine more turnovers than its opponent in a 61-53 boys basketball loss to Fox Creek Christian Tuesday.
    “I’ve told our kids since the beginning of practice that ballgames between teams that are pretty evenly matched usually come down to free throws and turnovers,” said Cannelton Coach Michael Snyder. “I told them that if we can hit 70 percent of our free throws and hold our turnovers to 10, we’ll probably win.

  • Commodores will be quick but...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central Coach Matt Carter said his boys basketball team will have “pretty good quickness again” but will be even shorter than usual.
    The Commodores return only two lettermen from last year’s 18-6 sectional championship team, Michael Schwartz, a 5-foot-9 senior guard, and Aaron Pierrard, a 6-foot senior center.
    Schwartz was usually the sixth man last year and Pierrard was the eighth man.

  • James, Pierrard, Dauby, Shaw,...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Grace James and Aaron Pierrard were repeat Most Valuable Player award winners at Perry Central’s fall sports awards program Tuesday.
    James, a senior setter, won the volleyball MVP for the second year in a row among a multitude of awards including first-team Class 2A all-state and academic all-state.
    Pierrard repeated as the Most Valuable Runner in boys cross country.
    Freshman Elizabeth Dauby was named the Most Valuable Runner in girls cross country.

  • 9 locals joining National Semi-...

    EVANSVILLE—What do nine Perry County men have in common with former Major League Baseball stars Hank Aaron, Willie Mays,  Pete Rose and Gil Hodges?
    They are all among the hundreds of men who will be inducted into the National Semi-Pro Baseball Hall of Fame Saturday at the Clarion Inn.
    Longtime Tell City resident Don Roberts is listed as a player for the Grandview Greyhounds and former Tell City legend “Big Six” Leimgruber is listed as a player for Rockport on the roster of inductees.