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Today's Sports

  • PC girls hot early in win over...

    LEOPOLD—In a game featuring poor shooting on both sides Perry Central used a hot streak early to beat Cannelton 52-26 in girls basketball Monday.

    Perry Central led only 7-4 after Nakaa Myers hit a 17-foot shot from the wing for Cannelton with 3:21 left in the first quarter.

    But the Commodores went on a 16-2 run in the next 5:41 to build a 23-6 lead.

    The Commodores’ last three baskets in that streak were three-pointers. Hilarie Hahus made one of them to open the second-quarter scoring.

  • Chargers run past Tell City

    PETERSBURG—Pike Central scored 41 points off layups and free throws from being fouled on layups to beat Tell City 60-30 in PAC girls basketball Saturday.

    The Chargers used their quickness with a full-court press that forced 32 Tell City turnovers, many of them leading to layups at the other end.

    “They were really quick and we just didn’t handle the ball very well at all,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons.

    The Chargers also outrebounded Tell City 62-33. They got several layups off their 35 offensive rebounds.

  • PC tops Tell City for tourney...

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central built a 20-9 lead after three quarters and held off a strong fourth-quarter Tell City rally to win 21-17 in the championship game of Perry Central’s eighth grade girls basketball tourney Saturday.

    While Tell City forced some turnovers and got hot on offense in the fourth quarter, Perry Central went cold. The Commodores did not score a field goal and made only 1 of 7 free throws the last quarter.

    But that was enough thanks to their earlier effort on defense.

  • Parker leads PC to 7th grade...

    LEOPOLD—Brittany Parker had 12 points and five steals as Perry Central beat Crawford County 26-11 to win its own seventh grade girls basketball tourney Saturday.

    Hannah Edwards added 10 points for the Commodores, who raised their record to 3-0.

    The Commodores trounced Tecumseh 37-15 in the first round of the four-team tourney as Parker scored 18 points, mostly on fast-break layups.

    Edwards added eight points and Megan Thomas made three steals.

  • Cannelton coach likes team'...

    CANNELTON—Good shooting and more quickness could help Cannelton’s boys basketball team improve on last year’s 8-13 record.

    “Our shooting looks pretty good,” said sixth-year coach Brian Garrett. And “we’re faster this year than we were last year.”

    The Bulldogs return two starters from last year, 5-foot-11 senior forward Ethan Herzog and 6-4 senior center T.J. James.

  • Bulldogs split two games

    CANNELTON—Nakaa Myers’ hot three-pointing shooting helped Cannelton rout Medora 71-41 in girls basketball Friday.

    Myers hit 7 of 9 from three-point range—and 11 of 13 from the field overall—as she scored a career-high 32 points.

    “We shot pretty well this evening,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “Nakaa got on a roll.”

    Garrett said Myers, a senior wing player, was able to get open for a lot of three-point shots because Medora “played a soft 3-2 zone and they didn’t cover the wings very well.”

  • Tell City wrestling team strong...

    TELL CITY—In a switch from recent years, the upper weight classes should be the strength of Tell City’s wrestling team this year.

    Injuries and defections have robbed the Marksmen of much of their strength in lower weight classes.

    But they have returning starters in the 152- through 215-pound weight classes.

    At 215 is Dylan Froehlich, a fourth-year starter who went 39-5 and advanced to the semistate last year. He enters this season ranked 12th in the state in his weight class.

  • Wolfpack downs Tell City

    MARENGO—Shooting and ball-handling woes hurt Tell City in a 55-36 girls basketball loss to Crawford County Friday.

    Crawford County applied some full-court pressure early and Tell City committed eight turnovers in the first quarter and 15 in the first half.

    “Honestly I expected them to press us harder,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons. “We’ve been working hard against a press in practice and we’re going to keep working on it.”

  • Rangers hold off PC late

    FERDINAND—Forest Park used a strong inside-outside combination on offense to hold off Perry Central 54-46 in girls basketball Thursday.

    The Rangers, who lacked perimeter shooting the last two years, hit six three-point baskets, including three by junior reserve Jordan Theising.

    Junior center Sarah Hopf supplied most of the Rangers’ inside offense with a team-high 12 points, though “they had two other girls about as big as her,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson.

  • Little, Rothgerber elected to...

    TELL CITY-Longtime Tell City Babe Ruth League officers Joanie Little and Katie Rothgerber have been elected to the Southern Indiana Babe Ruth Hall of Fame.

    Nominated by Tell City Babe Ruth president and area commissioner George Slunder, Little and Rothgerber were inducted at the annual Southern Indiana Babe Ruth meeting Oct. 8.

    Slunder and Tell City Babe Ruth League director Tom Aldridge are also among about 18 people in the hall, which was started about seven years ago, said Slunder.