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Today's Sports

  • PC stops Senators to win PLAC...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CAMPBELLSBURG—Perry Central held West Washington to one field goal in the second half to beat the Senators 46-30 in PLAC boys basketball Saturday afternoon.
    The Commodores finished 6-0 in the PLAC to win the conference outright for the first time since 1996-97 (they tied for the title in 1997-98 and last year).

  • Could two county teams win...

    Could two Perry County teams win boys basketball sectionals this week?
    Perry Central is the favorite at Southridge and Cannelton thinks it has a shot at Wood Memorial.
    There have never been two champions from Perry County before, even though Perry County teams have been in at least two different sectionals since 1970, except 1992-97 when they were all in the Crawford County sectional.
    They were in three different sectionals in 1998 and ’99, when Tell City was in Class 3A, Perry Central 2A, and Cannelton A.

  • Heritage Hills clips Commodores

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    LINCOLN CITY—Perry Central came out flat in the third quarter and lost to Heritage Hills 76-65 in boys basketball Friday.
    The teams played each other nearly even in the first half, with the Patriots leading only 30-29 at the break.
    The Patriots went on a 16-3 run during the first 4:13 of the third quarter, though. Spenser Minto made two easy baskets to start the quarter before Perry Central’s Andrew Huber made a basket.

  • Lions tame Bulldogs

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Rock Creek used a barrage of three-pointers, rebound baskets and transition layups to beat Cannelton 72-51 in boys basketball Friday.
    The Lions hit five three-pointers, including four by Will Brown, in the first 13 minutes as they jumped to a 41-24 lead.
    They also hit five transition layups—four off steals and one off a defensive rebound and outlet pass—in that span.
    They were fouled on another transition layup and hit 1 of 2 free throws.

  • Tell City's game with Pike...

    PETERSBURG -- Tell City's PAC boys basketball game with Pike Central, scheduled for tonight (Thursday, Feb. 21), was called off due to freezing rain and ice expected to hit that area this evening.

    This is the second time the game has been postponed due to inclement weather, and it will not be made up, as both teams will open sectional play Tuesday.

    Tell City Athletic Director Ryan George said the Marksmen are willing to play Saturday but Pike Central did not want to.

  • Boys sectional pairings drawn

    INDIANAPOLIS—Local rivals Perry Central and Tell City will meet again for the third time this season in the first round of the Southridge boys basketball sectional next week.
    Sectional pairings were drawn by the IHSAA Sunday.
    In the seven-team Class 2A sectional to be played at Southridge’s Huntingburg Memorial Gymnasium, Tell City will play Perry Central in the first game Tuesday at 6 p.m. (all times listed are Perry County times).
    The winner will take on Southridge in the first semifinal game Friday, March 1, at 5:30 p.m.

  • Spencer, Fischer, Kramer join...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Jack Fischer, Mike Spencer and the son of Norman Kramer reminisced about their Tell City athletic careers at their induction into the Tell City High School Athletic Hall of Fame Saturday.
    Spencer, who won 17 sectionals in 20 years as a head coach at Tell City (11 in 13 years in baseball and six in seven years in football), revealed that “it was a career that almost wasn’t.”

  • Trinity defeats Bulldogs

    WHITESVILLE, Ky.—Whitesville Trinity used physical defense to hold Cannelton to 26.2 percent field-goal shooting and beat the Bulldogs 63-48 in boys basketball Saturday.
    Cannelton guard Brandon Cook entered the game averaging 28.1 points per game, third best in the state of Indiana. But he was held to nine points—his first game below 18 this season—on 3 of 20 field-goal shooting, including 2 of 9 from three-point range, and 1 of 2 free throws.
    In foul trouble much of the game, he played only 22 minutes before fouling out.

  • Bulldogs stop Cardinals

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Washington Catholic committed 10 first-half turnovers in a 69-55 boys basketball loss to Cannelton Tuesday.
    The Cardinals were charged with three traveling violations in the first 3 1⁄2 minutes. But many of their turnovers were also forced by Cannelton’s defensive pressure.
    Whatever the cause for the Cardinals’ turnovers, that was the main difference in the game.
    They finished with 16 turnovers compared with just seven for Cannelton.

  • Perry Central rolls past Braves

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    LYNNVILLE—Perry Central used a full-court press to make easy baskets early and defeated Tecumseh 76-45 in boys basketball Friday.
    “We talked about coming out with the kind of energy we play with at home,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “We have great crowds and wanted to come out and play with that type of energy.