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Today's Sports

  • Commodores boast quickness, depth

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s boys basketball team had excellent quickness and good depth last year, but has even more of both this year.
    Last year’s 17-6 Commodores used eight players regularly and that is how many saw action in their two sectional games.

  • Bulldogs nip Trojans in season’s...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Cannel-ton used a strong pressing defense to rally from seven points down with 6 1/2 minutes left in regulation and beat Wood Memorial 67-64 in overtime in boys basketball Wednesday.
    Wood Memorial committed 31 turnovers, including 10 in the fourth quarter and four in overtime.
    Brandon Cook made a steal and a layup with four minutes left in regulation to pull Cannelton within three points of the Trojans, 52-49.
    He hit 3 of 4 free throws in the next 1 1/2 minutes to tie the score.

  • Turnovers hurt Commodores in loss

    DUBOIS—Perry Central committed 19 turnovers in a season-opening 34-27 freshman basketball loss to Northeast Dubois Monday.
    The Commodores led until the final four minutes. Then “we just kept turning the ball over and not getting good shots,” said Perry Central Coach Bob Linne.
    “Defensively we didn’t stop the ball,” he added. “They beat us to the basket on drives way too often, and they were not quicker than us.”
    Trey Mullis had 11 points and six rebounds to lead Perry Central.

  • Marksmen hold off Chargers at FT...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Logan Flannagan’s clutch free-throw shooting down the stretch helped Tell City hold off Pike Central 44-34 in PAC girls basketball Saturday.
    Tell City led by just one point, 32-31, when Pike Central’s Olivia Leighty went to the line for two free throws with 3:21 left.
    She missed both shots and Flannagan was fouled on a driving shot nine seconds later.
    Flannagan hit both her free throws to increase the Marksmen’s lead to three.

  • New Tell City coach seeks...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City graduated only one starter from last year’s 5-17 boys basketball team, but he led the Marksmen in points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocked shots and field-goal percentage.
    And the returnees are playing for their third coach in three years. So Coach Brent Owen figures it will take a while for the team to reach its peak.
    “I just hope we can be competitive when January comes around—that’s what we’re shooting for,” Owen said Sunday.

  • PC dominates boards to topple...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Perry Central outrebounded Cannelton 52-26, including grabbing 21 offensive rebounds, to beat the Bulldogs 73-41 in girls basketball Monday.

  • Tell City wrestlers young

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s wrestling team graduated three key starters last year. Another one is ineligible this year and another one quit the team after starting preseason practice.
    That leaves the Marksmen with a young and not very deep team again, though at least they can fill every varsity weight class this year.
    There are only three seniors, including one first-year wrestler, and three juniors on the 17-man roster.

  • Bulldogs beat Medora but lose to...

    MEDORA—Mikah Hemmings scored 27 points as Cannelton beat Medora 62-54 in girls basketball Friday.
    Taylor Lawalin added 17 points, Allicyn Garrett 10, and Mollie Ingle eight.
    Hemmings and Lawalin each hit three three-point shots in the first half as the Bulldogs built a 34-20 lead.
    Medora cut the deficit to two points in the fourth quarter, but Cannelton hit its free throws down the stretch to hold on.
    Hemmings was 6 for 6 at the line in the fourth quarter and 12 for 13 for the game. Garrett hit 6 of 8 in the fourth quarter.

  • Gengelbach, Hayes make all-state

    INDIANAPOLIS—Two local senior hitters, Perry Central’s Ashley Gengelbach and Tell City’s McKenzie Hayes, have been named to the 12-girl Class 2A all-state volleyball team by the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association.
    Gengelbach led the Commodores in blocks with 63.5 this season and was second on the team in kills with 235.
    Hayes led the Marksmen in kills with 565 and in blocks with a school-record 168. She earned all-state honors for the second year in a row.

  • Forest Park hits threes, holds...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Forest Park hit 6 of 9 three-point shots in the second quarter and beat Perry Central 57-54 in girls basketball Thursday.
    The Rangers hit 8 of 16 three-point shots for the game. They also got inside scoring from Lydia Lange and Amanda Jacob in the first seven minutes of the third quarter as they extended their lead to 50-37.