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Today's Sports

  • Perry Central edges Paoli in...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    PAOLI—Perry Central made several clutch plays in the final minute to overtake Paoli for a 52-51 PLAC boys basketball victory Friday.

  • Wagner takes 18th at state

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City senior Amanda Wagner finished 18th in the 100-yard breaststroke at the IHSAA girls state swim meet last weekend.
    Wagner swam it in 1:07.62 in the trials Friday night, 93-hundredths of a second slower than her sectional winning time but the second fastest time of her high school career.
    “She swam well,” said Tell City Coach Mike Page.
    Only the top 16 times qualified for Saturday’s finals, so Wagner did not get to swim Saturday. But her time was faster than two of the finalists swam Saturday.

  • Rebound FGs help Raiders beat...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Whitesville Trinity’s offensive rebounding and Cannelton’s failure to attack the Raiders’ zone helped the Raiders win 79-67 in boys basketball Tuesday.

  • Vikings rally past PC 72-69

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Improved rebounding and three-point shooting fueled a 22-0 North Posey run in the third quarter that carried the Vikings past Perry Central 72-69 in boys basketball Saturday afternoon.
    Perry Central led 38-29 after Derek Thomas scored the first two baskets of the third quarter on a slashing drive and a 7-foot jump shot.
    The Commodores would not score again, though, until Colten Hedinger hit a rebound shot in the closing seconds of the quarter.

  • Tecumseh tops Cannelton for...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    OAKLAND CITY—Tecumseh’s inside-outside duo of Auriel Trible and Katie Burkett combined for 82 percent of the Braves’ points as they beat Cannelton 50-43 to win the Class A girls basketball sectional Saturday.

  • North pulls away from Marksmen...

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    EVANSVILLE—Evansville North, with five players scoring in double figures, used its depth and quickness to beat Tell City 107-72 in boys basketball Thursday.
    Tell City Coach Troy Noble said, “We played a better team. We were able to score 72 points on the home court of a 4A school. They are talented, quick, the most athletic team we will play.
    “I thought we competed for 21⁄2 quarters. From the middle of the third to the end it got out of control.”

  • Perry Central falls short in...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    DUBOIS—Brian Huebner scored the go-ahead points in the second overtime as Northeast Dubois defeated Perry Central 89-83 in boys basketball Thursday.

  • Rangers nip PC girls

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Forest Park hit three three-point shots in the third quarter to erase an 11-point deficit and beat Perry Central 44-40 in Class 2A girls basketball sectional semifinals Friday.

  • Bulldogs make finals

    By PHILLIP BALL
    Sports Correspondent

    OAKLAND CITY—Cannelton pulled away from New Harmony with timely three-point shooting and clutch free throws and held on to win 50-46 in the Class A girls basketball sectional semifinals Friday.

  • Hornets outshoot Cannelton

    CANNELTON—Hancock County outshot Cannelton 49.1 percent to 25.3 percent from the field and beat the Bulldogs 71-44 in girls basketball Saturday.
    “We got a lot of shots off (67)—we just couldn’t hit any,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “They were open looks.
    “Hancock County moved the ball well and they’ve got some pretty good shooters. And then they’ve got the Rates girl (Beth) in the middle—she’s about 6 feet tall and she’s a handful.”