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Today's Sports

  • Powers reaches 1,000 in big way...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    OAKLAND CITY—Some high school basketball players score their 1,000th career point in ho-hum games, but Sarah Powers did it in memorable fashion for Cannelton Wednesday.
    She scored her 1,000th point on a three-point basket in the third quarter. But that was part of a career-high 41 point game, and the Bulldogs needed nearly all of them to beat Wood Memorial 66-58 in overtime.

  • Commodores gain in size,...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Height and experience were two elements lacking on Perry Central’s boys basketball team last year, but they have increased both this year.
    They have mostly the same players from last year’s 10-12 squad, returning five of the top six and nine lettermen.
    They of course have a year of varsity experience, and several have grown at least an inch.

  • Cold start costly to Cannelton...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    OAKLAND CITY—Heath Kohlmeier propelled Wood Memorial to a 23-2 lead en route to a 68-42 boys basketball win over Cannelton Wednesday.

  • Defense propels Perry Central to...

    LEOPOLD—Strong defense carried Perry Central to the championship of its own eighth grade girls basketball tourney Saturday.

  • Marksmen outshoot Pike Central...

    PETERSBURG—Tell City hit 61.8 percent from the field to beat Pike Central 56-44 in PAC girls basketball Saturday.
    The Marksmen made their first nine shots from the field as they jumped to a 21-6 lead in the first seven minutes.
    “We controlled the tempo much better,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons.
    He added, “We had good ball movement and passed the ball well and that’s why we shot so well. A lot of them were wide open shots. We did a very nice job of shot selection.

  • TC team chemistry impresses new...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys basketball team graduated four starters from last year’s 7-16 team, so the Marksmen will have to rebuild this year.
    But new coach Troy Noble said he likes the team’s chemistry, calling it “definitely” the team’s main strength.

  • Perry Central holds off Cannelton

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central built a 15-point lead early in the third quarter and used strong free-throw shooting to hold off a Cannelton comeback 55-47 in girls basketball Monday.

  • Forest Park outshoots Perry...

    FERDINAND—Forest Park shot well from outside to beat Perry Central 44-34 in girls basketball Thursday.
    The Rangers hit four three-point shots, including two they banked in.
    “We played a little zone at first and they hit a couple of outside shots,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson. “Then we went man-to-man the rest of the game but they still hit some (outside) shots.”
    Perry Central, on the other hand, had trouble hitting inside.

  • Wolfpack nips Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    MARENGO—Chelsea Jellison’s transition layup with 21 seconds left lifted Crawford County past Tell City 38-37 in girls basketball Friday.
    Tell City led 37-32 after McKenzie Hayes hit 1 of 2 free throws with 2:11 left.
    Jellison scored the last six points of the game, though, hitting a driving 6-foot baseline shot, a 15-footer out front, and then the go-ahead layup off a Crawford County steal.

  • TC wrestling team young, lacks...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s wrestling team has its fewest boys in years and will start at least four freshmen.
    There are only three seniors and three juniors (one a first-year wrestler) on the 14-man roster. And because some are in the same weight class, the Marksmen will be able to fill only 11 of the 14 weight classes.
    Still the Marksmen have some talented individuals. Coach Joe Litherland hopes to have “three or four” PAC or sectional champions after having none last year.