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Today's Sports

  • Bulldogs beat Senators; fall to...

    CAMPBELLSBURG—Cannelton overcame a 46-27 rebounding deficit to beat West Washington 43-41 in girls basketball Saturday.

    “Good teams win ugly games and it was pretty ugly,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “We didn’t shoot the ball very well (30.2 percent from the field, 31.6 percent on free throws) and we got outrebounded so bad.”

    The quicker Bulldogs did force 27 West Washington turnovers.

    Taylor Lawalin hit a three-point shot with a minute left to give Cannelton the lead for good.

  • Mater Dei too quick for Marksmen

    EVANSVILLE—“We gave up too many turnovers,” Tell City Coach John Lyons said of the Marksmen’s 54-30 girls basketball loss to Mater Dei Saturday.

    Mater Dei pressed at times, “but we turned the ball over in the halfcourt too,” said Lyons. “They were quick and they anticipated the pass well.”

    Freshman center McKenzie Hayes led Tell City with nine points on three field goals and 3 of 7 free-throw shooting.

  • Tell City tops PC in final...

    TELL CITY—Both coaches thought Tell City outhustled Perry Central in beating the Commodores 47-45 in the second round of the PSC Classic boys basketball tourney Wednesday.

    “We didn’t play with any intensity the first half,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “We got outplayed the whole game.

    “I don’t know if we ever boxed out the whole game. Our half-court defense was pretty decent, but then we didn’t finish it with the rebound.”

  • Boonville holds off PC rally

    TELL CITY—Boonville, getting high percentage shots on fast breaks, hit 59.0 percent from the field to beat Perry Central 67-65 in the first round of the PSC Classic boys basketball tourney Tuesday.

    Perry Central committed nine turnovers in the first half and Boonville converted five of them into fast-break layups to build a 32-20 lead.

    The Pioneers increased their lead to 20 points, 42-22, on a fast-break dunk by center Ryan Helfert midway through the third quarter.

  • Panthers run past Tell City

    TELL CITY—Corydon took advantage of 13 first-half Tell City turnovers to beat the Marksmen 74-58 in the first round of the PSC Classic boys basketball tourney Tuesday.

    Tell City outrebounded Corydon 36-26 overall, including 26-15 in the second half.

    And field-goal percentages were nearly even in the first half, with Corydon hitting 53.8 percent and Tell City 52.9 percent.

    But Corydon took nine more shots that half thanks to having eight fewer turnovers than the Marksmen. Thus the Panthers were able to build a 36-19 halftime lead.

  • Cannelton hosting own 3-team...

    CANNELTON—Cannelton will host the Bulldog Invitational, a three-team, round-robin, boys basketball tourney, Saturday.

    The Bulldogs will face Columbus Christian in the first game at 10 a.m.

    That will be followed by Columbus Christian vs. New Harmony at 1:30 p.m. and Cannelton vs. New Harmony at 6:30 p.m.

    Should each team finish with a 1-1 record, point differentials will be used to determine the tourney champion.

  • Colts fans, other teams cheated...

    Many Perry Countians are Indianapolis Colts football fans, and some of them are understandably irate at Colts Coach Jim Caldwell’s benching his starters early in the third quarter against the New York Jets Dec. 27.

    The Colts, who were 14-0 and had a chance to join the 1972 Miami Dolphins as the only team to go undefeated through the regular-season and playoffs, led only 15-10 early in the third quarter when Caldwell benched all of his key starters, including superstar quarterback Peyton Manning.

  • Hayes, Schwartz make all-tourney

    TELL CITY—Perry Central center Katie Schwartz and Tell City center McKenzie Hayes have been named to the girls PSC Holiday Tip-off all-tourney team.

    Schwartz averaged 6.3 points and a team-high 6.0 rebounds for the Commodores, who were runners-up in the tourney. She hit all nine of her free throws.

    Hayes averaged 11.7 points and 12.3 rebounds in the Marksmen’s three tourney games.

  • K of C free-throw contest Jan. 17

    TELL CITY—The Tell City Knights of Columbus will hold their annual free-throw shooting contest for boys and girls ages 10-14 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, in Tell City High School’s auxiliary gym.

    There is no entry fee for the competition and trophies will be awarded to winners in each age group. Winners are also eligible to advance to the district competition.

    If there are any questions call Brian Zoll at 719-2402.

  • Froehlich wins 215-pound title...

    EVANSVILLE—Dylan Froehlich won the 215-pound weight class to lead Tell City to 12th place in Mater Dei’s 16-team wrestling tourney Tuesday and Wednesday.

    Ryan Henrickson was the only other Tell City wrestler to place, finishing fifth in the 152-pound weight class.

    Host Mater Dei won the tourney with 241 points. Tell City scored 46.

    Froehlich pinned Brendan Darrow of Trinity in 4:45 in the 215-pound championship match to raise his season record to 22-0.