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Today's Sports

  • Tell City falls to Rangers

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    HUNTINGBURG—Forest Park’s three post players combined to hit 12 of 15 shots from the field in a 61-39 win over Tell City in the Class 2A boys basketball sectional semifinals Friday.

  • Walsh’s inside game too powerful...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    HUNTINGBURG—Tyler Walsh had 23 points and 14 rebounds in the second half as Mater Dei overtook Perry Central for a 51-46 Class 2A boys basketball sectional semifinal victory Friday.

  • PC rebounds to repel Vikings 60-...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    HUNTINGBURG—Any time Perry Central needed a big play Tanner Cassidy seemed to produce one to help the Commodores beat North Posey 60-55 in overtime in the first round of the Class 2A boys basketball sectional Wednesday.

  • Cook’s 37 points lift Cannelton...

    By PHILLIP BALL
    Sports Correspondent

    LYNNVILLE—Brandon Cook scored 37 points, including 15 in the fourth quarter, to lead Cannelton past New Harmony 68-64 in the Class A boys basketball sectional semifinals Friday.

  • Marksmen go 3-1 Saturday

    OWENSVILLE—Four Tell Citians each went 4-0 to lead the Marksmen to a 3-1 record in Gibson Southern’s junior high wrestling tourney Saturday.
    Tell City beat North Knox 56-39, Tecumseh 69-21 and Vincennes Clark 74-21 but lost to Gibson Southern 55-39.
    Javier Mendez and Joe Craig remained undefeated for the season.
    Jarrett Hawhee and Brendan Richards each also went 4-0 Saturday, and Jacob Hammack went 3-0.
    Davin Davis, David Teague, Steven Wheatley and Nick Buchta each went 3-1. Dalton Froehlich went 2-1.

  • Goffinet helps KWC to its best...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    OWENSBORO, Ky.—Many college athletes come to regret their choice of schools, but Lauren Goffinet, a junior on Kentucky Wesleyan’s women’s basketball team, said last week, “I love it here.”

    Then again, why shouldn’t the Tell City graduate love it, as the Panthers have enjoyed unprecedented postseason success with her in the lineup.
    Last year they made it into the NCAA Division II national tourney for the first time.

  • No clear favorite in sectional

    With neither Forest Park nor Mater Dei having as dominant a team as they have had some years and with Perry Central having its best record in 13 years, this week’s Class 2A Southridge boys basketball sectional is as wide open as it has ever been.
    Perry Central, 16-5, enters the sectional with the best record. The Commodores’ victories include a 59-57 home win over Mater Dei Dec. 10.
    Perry Central lost at Forest Park 56-49 Jan. 7, though, and lost at home to North Posey, which it will face in the first round of the sectional Wednesday.

  • Lions whomp Bulldogs

    By PHILLIP BALL
    Sports Correspondent

    SELLERSBURG—Cannelton struggled on defense in an 85-56 boys basketball loss to Rock Creek Academy Friday.
    The Lions scored the first seven points of the game and raced to a 26-6 first-quarter lead. The Bulldogs never recovered.
    “They have a good team—we knew that coming in,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.  “We put in a couple of new defenses, a box-and-one and a diamond-and-one and we struggled with them.”

  • Day School outrebounds,...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    EVANSVILLE—In summer league games last June Tell City boys basketball coach Troy Noble sometimes used a starting lineup of Brennan Malone, Dayne Seibert, Chris Kohnert, Brian Arnold and Jordan Heck.

  • PC’s defense stops Patriots

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central's defense held Heritage Hills to 18 percent field-goal shooting over the last four minutes to beat the Patriots 58-46 in boys basketball Friday.
    The Commodores slowed the pace of the game in the second half.
    Perry Central Coach Matt Carter said, “When we had the four- or six-point lead we thought we could bring them out of their zone. During that stretch we took care of the basketball for the most part. They had to come foul us.”