Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Wolfpack nips Tell City

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    MARENGO—Chelsea Jellison’s transition layup with 21 seconds left lifted Crawford County past Tell City 38-37 in girls basketball Friday.
    Tell City led 37-32 after McKenzie Hayes hit 1 of 2 free throws with 2:11 left.
    Jellison scored the last six points of the game, though, hitting a driving 6-foot baseline shot, a 15-footer out front, and then the go-ahead layup off a Crawford County steal.

  • TC wrestling team young, lacks...

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    TELL CITY—Tell City’s wrestling team has its fewest boys in years and will start at least four freshmen.
    There are only three seniors and three juniors (one a first-year wrestler) on the 14-man roster. And because some are in the same weight class, the Marksmen will be able to fill only 11 of the 14 weight classes.
    Still the Marksmen have some talented individuals. Coach Joe Litherland hopes to have “three or four” PAC or sectional champions after having none last year.

  • Cannelton boys will rely on...

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    CANNELTON—Cannelton’s boys basketball team lacks experience and outside shooting but hopes to make up for it with improved quickness and ball-handling.
    The Bulldogs graduated three starters from last year’s 3-18 team and had two of their top seven players from that squad transfer to another school this fall.
    That leaves them with just two returning lettermen, 6-foot-3 sophomore center Quinn Duke and sophmore guard Elijah Littles.

  • Cannelton girls split with...

    CANNELTON—Sarah Powers scored 28 points as Cannelton beat Medora 72-50 in girls basketball Friday.

  • Two Perry Central opponents...

    Perry Central’s football team finished with a 5-5 record this year, which nearly everyone connected with the team called a disappointment.
    That tied the Commodores’ worst record in the last 17 years (the 1998 team also went 5-5).
    But it would have been considered great 30 years ago, when the Commodores completed back-to-back winless seasons.
    One of the reasons the Commodores’ record wasn’t quite as good as they had hoped this year, though, was they played a really strong schedule.