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Today's Sports

  • Hilgenhold on academic stars

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central senior linebacker/running back Levi Hilgenhold has been named to the Indianapolis Colts’ annual High School Academic All-Star Team.
    This is the 14th year the Colts have sponsored the team, which honors the top 24 high school football academic all-stars in the state.
    Hilgenhold and the others will be introduced to the crowd at the Colts’ game with the Ten-nessee Titans at Lucas Oil Stadium Sun-day 20 minutes before the game.
    Each all-star will re-ceive four complimentary tickets to the game.

  • Wright on all-state twice

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central senior defensive lineman Spencer Wright was named to The Associated Press’ Class A all-state football team released Saturday and to the Indiana Football Coaches Association’s team released Monday.
    Wright, 6-foot, 240 pounds, led the 7-4 Commodores in tackles with 68 this season, an unusual honor for a lineman.
    He also made a team-high 6.5 sacks and forced one fumble.

  • Bulldogs hold off Rebs by...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Mikah Hemmings hit 10 of 12 free throws in the last 4:43 as Cannelton held off a late South Spencer rally to beat the Rebels 58-52 in girls basketball Tuesday.
    Mollie Ingle scored two consecutive inside baskets, off a rebound and a loose ball, to put the Bulldogs up by 16, 34-18, midway through the third quarter.
    They still led by 13 after Hemmings scored on a drive with six minutes left in the game and by 11 after Hemmings hit two free throws with 3:38 left.

  • Graves, Commodores shoot down...

    CAMPBELLSBURG—Ashley Graves had 29 points, 16 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocked shots as Perry Central pounded West Washington 68-36 in PLAC girls basketball Monday.
    Graves hit 11 of 13 shots from the field, including 1 of 1 from three-point range, and 6 of 7 free throws.
    She scored 10 points in each the second and third quarters as the Commodores outscored the Senators 34-13 those periods to put the game away.
    “Besides her, we didn’t shoot the ball very well,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson.

  • Rebels nip Bulldogs despite Cook...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—South Spencer’s 43-23 rebounding advantage and Dakota Risse’s hot third quarter offset Brandon Cook’s 47 points as the Rebels beat Cannelton 79-73 in boys basketball Tuesday.
    Cook hit 16 of 27 shots from the field, including 6 of 12 from three-point range, and 9 of 14 free throws as he tied his career high and the second highest individual scoring game in Cannelton history.

  • Rangers top Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys basketball team, learning its third offensive system under its third coach in three years, took some small steps forward in Saturday’s 70-53 loss to Forest Park.
    Senior guard Brian Arnold scored a game-high 26 points for the Marksmen, their highest individual total in three games this season.
    And the team improved its field-goal percentage to 42.9 percent after hitting less than 30 percent in its first two games.

  • Let’s have new league take place...

    The Evansville Icemen, a minor league hockey team, surprised a lot of people, including me by drawing crowds as large as 9,403 for a game last season.
    When I read that they needed an average attendance of 3,000 to make money under their lease in the new Ford Center, I didn’t think they could do it, considering the Evansville Triplets, a top-level (Class AAA) minor league baseball team averaged only about half that attendance in the late 1970s and early ’80s and baseball is more popular in southwestern Indiana than hockey is.

  • Castle sinks Tell City

    NEWBURGH—Castle swept the top three places in all but one event to beat Tell City 143-23 in boys swimming Thursday.
    Donovan Ingle earned Tell City’s only third place, swimming the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:35.87. Teammate Gage Otto placed fourth in that event in 1:40.93.
    Collin Malone and Will Roberts each earned two fourth places for the Marksmen.
    Malone swam the 50 freestyle in 29.94 seconds and the 500 free in 7:17.34.
    Roberts swam the 200 individual medley in 3:06.97 and the 100 free in 1:02.86.

  • Castle’s girls team overwhelms...

    TELL CITY—Castle won all 11 events to beat Tell City 130-40 in girls swimming Thursday.
    Loren Braunecker earned Tell City’s only second place, swimming the 200-yard freestyle in 2:19.98. Teammate Bailey Powell placed third in that event in 2:34.50.
    Braunecker placed third in the 500 free in 6:28.13 and Powell was fourth in 6:54.28.
    Charissa Lahee took third in the 50 free in 28.97 and in the 100 free in 1:05.07.
    Freshman Sydney Brown placed third in the 200 individual medley in 3:05.67 and fourth in the 100 butterfly in 1:32.03.

  • Veteran New Albany pins Marksmen

    TELL CITY—New Albany won 11 of 14 matches to beat Tell City 63-18 in wrestling Tuesday.
    Tell City’s Aubrey Craig (106-pound weight class) and Cody Osborne (heavyweight) each improved to 2-0 as they pinned their opponents.
    Dakota Hedinger (132) pinned Derek Harris in 48 seconds for the Marksmen’s other victory.
    Jacob Hammack led most of the 182-pound match but was called for stalling with 0:13 left in regulation. A point was then awarded to his opponent to tie the score 3-3, and Hammack lost 5-3 in overtime.