Today's Sports

  • Perry Central dominates boards...

    CAMPBELLSBURG—Perry Central grabbed 23 offensive rebounds as it defeated West Washington 63-32 in PLAC girls basketball Monday.
    Ashley Graves pulled down 12 rebounds and Deidra Dickerson and Katie Schwartz each added 10 as the Commodores dominated the boards at both ends.
    Each of those three got half of her rebounds at the offensive end.
    The second-chance shots helped the Commodores hit 42.4 percent from the field.

  • South Central shoots down...

    Sports Correspondent

    ELIZABETH—South Central used prolific outside shooting to defeat Cannelton 76-57 in boys basketball Saturday night.
    The Rebels hit 11 three-point shots in the game, including four apiece in the first and third quarters.  They outscored the Bulldogs by 23 points in those two quarters.
    “Defensively, we lost their shooters,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett. “We didn’t want to just let them stand out and shoot, but we were slow on our rotations.”

  • Cannelton hot early but Rebels...

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Tristan Brown and Jared Lauer keyed a 12-0 South Spencer run that propelled the Rebels past Cannelton 84-51 in boys basketball Tuesday.

  • Rangers use inside game to...

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Forest Park couldn’t hit from outside but used its size and pressing defense to get enough inside baskets to beat Tell City 63-54 in PAC boys basketball Saturday.

  • Forfeit wins help New Albany...

    TELL CITY—Three forfeits hurt Tell City in a 43-34 wrestling loss to New Albany Tuesday.
    New Albany had to forfeit two matches, including heavyweight, as both its heavyweights were over the 285-pound maximum.
    Jessie Lawalin, Dillon Hedinger and Zach Roberts earned pins for Tell City.
    Lawalin got his fastest, disposing of Antonio Nieto in 1:17.
    The Marksmen’s only other win on the mat came in the 160-pound weight class, where Ryan Henrickson scored a 13-5 major decision over Matt O’Connell.
    Tell City, 4-6, will visit Southridge Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
    New Albany 43, Tell City 34

  • Raiders repulse Marksmen

    HUNTINGBURG—Southridge’s physical play proved too much for Tell City as the Raiders won 61-33 in PAC girls basketball Thursday.
    “We threw the ball away a lot,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons. “They’re really physical and we didn’t match up with that.
    “They did press some and they ran some half-court trap, and both of those hurt us. But it wasn’t anything we shouldn’t have been able to handle.
    “They’re pretty good, and they played well. If they play a good game and we play an average game, they’re going to beat us pretty bad.
    “They’re solid at all positions.”

  • No. 13 Castle whips Marksmen

    NEWBURGH—Castle’s boys swim team is ranked 13th in the state, and Tell City’s boys probably would not argue with that.
    The Knights won 11 of 12 events to defeat Tell City 123-43 Thursday.
    Justin Peter earned Tell City’s only first place, taking the 100-yard freestyle in 53.70 seconds.
    Peter placed second in the 100 backstroke in 1:04.48.
    Teammate Greg Clayton placed second in the 200 free in 2:03.85 and the 500 free in 5:35.83.
    Trent Benningfield placed second in the 50 free in 28.60 and Yu-Li Ho took third in 31.67.
    Benningfield placed third in the 100 free in 1:07.03.

  • Castle’s depth sinks TC girls

    NEWBURGH—Tell City won six of the 12 events but Castle used its superior depth to beat the Marksmen 113-72 in girls swimming Thursday.
    Castle, ranked 13th in the state, won all three relays as it handed the Marksmen their first loss of the season in a dual meet.
    Erika Hauenstein and Amanda Wagner each won two events for Tell City.
    Hauenstein won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:28.40 and the 500 freestyle in 5:52.00.
    Wagner won the 100 free in 58.02 seconds and the 100 breaststroke in 1:13.79.
    Chelsea Malone won the 50 free in 26.41 and placed second in the 100 backstroke in 1:05.25.

  • PC girls hold off Wolfpack

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Deidra Dickerson and Lavina Schwartz hit some clutch field goals in the last 8:01 as Perry Central overtook Crawford County for a 46-43 PLAC girls basketball victory Thursday.

    Operating effectively inside, Crawford County center Kayla Toney scored seven points in the third quarter to help the Wolfpack build a 33-26 lead.
    Schwartz banked in a 12-footer from the wing at the third-quarter buzzer, though, to start the Commodores’ comeback.
    She hit a three-point shot from the wing with 4:57 left in the game to put them up 38-37.

  • Wilkerson on all-state twice

    Sports Editor

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central running back Mikey Wilkerson was named to two Class A all-state football teams last week.

    Offensive tackle Travis James, who was one of Wilkerson’s key blockers, was named to the coaches association’s junior Class A all-state team.
    Wilkerson was one of two running backs named to The Associated Press’ 24-man Class A all-state team by a panel of AP media members Wednesday.
    Then Friday he was one of four running backs selected to the coaches’ 40-player Class A senior all-state team.