Today's Sports

  • PC girls pull away from Orleans...

    ORLEANS—Perry Cen-tral hit 10 of 18 shots from the field in the second half to beat Orleans 44-37 in PLAC girls basketball Thursday.
    The Commodores, 12-2 overall and 5-0 in the PLAC, clinched at least a tie for the conference title with the win.
    They hit only 4 of 25 shots from the field in the first half but still trailed only 18-14 at halftime.
    “We had good looks—it wasn’t like we were taking bad shots,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson.
    They got hot in the third quarter.

  • Tell City falls short to Mount...

    Sports Editor

    MOUNT VERNON—Tell City rallied to tie the score with three minutes left but lost to Mount Vernon 70-63 in boys basketball Friday.

  • Carter scores 19 in Sycamores’...

    TERRE HAUTE—Perry Central graduate Aaorn Carter scored a team-high 19 points for Indiana State in an 80-66 Missouri Valley Conference basketball victory over Bradley Dec. 29.
    He started and hit 7 of 12 shots from the field, including 3 of 7 from three-point range, and 2 of 2 free throws in 28 minutes.
    The senior guard also started the next two games, scoring five points in a 64-59 loss at Evansville Saturday and a team-high 14 points (with six rebounds) in a 72-57 win over Illinois State Tuesday.

  • Tell City boys 3rd in triangular

    HUNTINGBURG—Tell City won four events but finished third in a boys triangular swim meet Thursday due to a lack of depth.
    Southridge won with 139 points. Heritage Hills, which won only one of the 12 events, scored 94 and Tell City had 70.
    Tell City senior Greg Clayton won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:03.76 and the 500 free in 5:40.92.
    He teamed with Justin Peter, Trent Benningfield and Hunter Sandage to win the 400 free relay in 4:08.34.
    Peter won the 100 backstroke in 1:01.86, his best time of the season.

  • Tell City 10th at Mater Dei

    EVANSVILLE—Ryan Henrickson and Dillon Hedinger placed fifth in their weight classes as Tell City finished 10th in Mater Dei’s 16-team wrestling tourney last Wednesday and Thursday.
    Tell City scored 41 points. Mater Dei won with 291.5 and Louisville Trinity, ranked No. 1 in Kentucky, placed second with 197.
    Hedinger, who had a first-round bye, went 3-1 with one pin in the 171-pound weight class.
    Henrickson went 3-2 in the 160 weight class.

  • Wildcats use layups to run past...

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    TELL CITY—Mater Dei hit 28 layups to rout Tell City 77-29 in girls basketball last Thursday.
    The high-percentage shots helped the Wildcats outshoot Tell City from the field 64.2 percent to 34.4 percent.
    The Wildcats scored six layups directly off steals and seven on offensive rebounds (one of the rebound baskets also came after a steal).
    Tell City committed 24 first-half turnovers against Mater Dei’s press and overplaying man-to-man defense.

  • Tell City girls win triangular

    HUNTINGBURG—Chelsea Malone, Amanda Wagner and C.J. Fentress each won three events as Tell City won a girls triangular swim meet Monday.
    The Marksmen scored 133 points. Heritage Hills scored 106 and Southridge 88.
    Malone, Wagner, Erika Hauenstein and C.J. Fentress won the 200-yard medley relay in 2:00.06.
    Malone also won the 50 freestyle in 26.66 seconds and the 100 free in 58.74.
    Wagner also won the 200 individual medley in 2:24.81 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:13.07.

  • PC girls outshoot Blackhawks

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central hit 56.4 percent from the field to beat Springs Valley 55-39 in PLAC girls basketball last Thursday.
    Center Ashley Graves hit 6 of 7 field-goal attempts for the Commodores.
    She scored eight points in the first quarter as they jumped to a 15-5 lead.
    Deidra Dickerson hit three three-point shots in the second quarter to help the Commodores expand their lead to 32-13.
    Dickerson finished with 15 points, Graves 12, and Lavina Schwartz nine.
    Graves led the team in rebounds with eight.

  • PC girls edge Rams 39-38

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    LEOPOLD—Tessa Lynch hit an 18-foot baseline shot with six seconds left to lift Perry Central past Paoli 39-38 in PLAC girls basketball Tuesday.
    The Commodores improved to 4-0 in the conference and 11-2 overall, their best start ever.
    Perry Central led the entire first three quarters, by as much as 10 points.
    Then McKinzie Laswell made several nice drives for Paoli and the fourth quarter featured 10 lead changes and one tie.
    Lynch’s basket put the Commodores ahead 39-37.

  • Jeeps dump cold TC

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    REO—Northeast Dubois outshot Tell City from the field 53.5 percent to 30.2 percent to rout the Marksmen 60-35 for seventh place in the PSC Holiday Classic boys basketball tourney Friday.