Today's Sports

  • Reitz nips Tell City

    EVANSVILLE—Megan Horner hit a three-point shot with 1.7 seconds left to lift Reitz over Tell City 40-37 in girls basketball Tuesday.
    Tell City led by five points with two minutes left, but another three-pointer started a Reitz rally that put the Panthers up by two.
    McKenzie Hayes hit two free throws for Tell City to tie the score with 0:11 left.
    Tell City played good defense on Reitz’s ensuing possession until Horner hit the winning shot from the corner on an inbounds play.

  • Boonville defeats Tell City in...

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    BOONVILLE—Tell City won only three matches actually wrestled and lost to Boonville 51-18 in the Marksmen’s wrestling season opener Tuesday.

  • Powers reaches 1,000 in big way...

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    OAKLAND CITY—Some high school basketball players score their 1,000th career point in ho-hum games, but Sarah Powers did it in memorable fashion for Cannelton Wednesday.
    She scored her 1,000th point on a three-point basket in the third quarter. But that was part of a career-high 41 point game, and the Bulldogs needed nearly all of them to beat Wood Memorial 66-58 in overtime.

  • Commodores gain in size,...

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    LEOPOLD—Height and experience were two elements lacking on Perry Central’s boys basketball team last year, but they have increased both this year.
    They have mostly the same players from last year’s 10-12 squad, returning five of the top six and nine lettermen.
    They of course have a year of varsity experience, and several have grown at least an inch.

  • Cold start costly to Cannelton...

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    OAKLAND CITY—Heath Kohlmeier propelled Wood Memorial to a 23-2 lead en route to a 68-42 boys basketball win over Cannelton Wednesday.

  • Defense propels Perry Central to...

    LEOPOLD—Strong defense carried Perry Central to the championship of its own eighth grade girls basketball tourney Saturday.

  • Marksmen outshoot Pike Central...

    PETERSBURG—Tell City hit 61.8 percent from the field to beat Pike Central 56-44 in PAC girls basketball Saturday.
    The Marksmen made their first nine shots from the field as they jumped to a 21-6 lead in the first seven minutes.
    “We controlled the tempo much better,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons.
    He added, “We had good ball movement and passed the ball well and that’s why we shot so well. A lot of them were wide open shots. We did a very nice job of shot selection.

  • TC team chemistry impresses new...

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    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys basketball team graduated four starters from last year’s 7-16 team, so the Marksmen will have to rebuild this year.
    But new coach Troy Noble said he likes the team’s chemistry, calling it “definitely” the team’s main strength.

  • Perry Central holds off Cannelton

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    LEOPOLD—Perry Central built a 15-point lead early in the third quarter and used strong free-throw shooting to hold off a Cannelton comeback 55-47 in girls basketball Monday.

  • Forest Park outshoots Perry...

    FERDINAND—Forest Park shot well from outside to beat Perry Central 44-34 in girls basketball Thursday.
    The Rangers hit four three-point shots, including two they banked in.
    “We played a little zone at first and they hit a couple of outside shots,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson. “Then we went man-to-man the rest of the game but they still hit some (outside) shots.”
    Perry Central, on the other hand, had trouble hitting inside.