Today's Sports

  • Tell City shut out on All-PAC...

    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—No Tell City players were selected to the All-PAC boys basketball team Monday, but seniors Matthew Watts and Brian Arnold received honorable mention.
    Voting was done by conference coaches, with no coach allowed to vote for his own players.
    Tell City Coach Brent Owen said he thinks the Marksmen “maybe could maybe have gotten one on there if” he had told the other coaches that he preferred they vote for one Tell City player over the other.

  • Perry Central to face taller foe...

    Sports Editor

    HUNTINGBURG—Perry Central has more seniors and Switzerland County has more height, but otherwise the teams that will meet in the first game of the Southridge boys basketball regional Saturday are pretty similar.
    Both have good quickness, including several star track athletes.
    Austin LeClere, Andrew Huber, Colten Hedinger, Abe Schwartz and Dacota Schaad were all on Perry Central’s team that won the Jasper track sectional last May.

  • PC’s depth pays off in sectional...

    Perry Central’s depth has been a key factor in its boys basketball success all season and was again in its sectional championship.
    The Commodores almost always use at least eight players in the first half and nine in a game.
    In Saturday’s championship game Mater Dei used only seven players the entire game, and their two reserves did not score or even attempt a shot.
    Abe Schwartz, a starting guard for the Commodores their first 20 games of the season, then missed two games with a torn ligament in his ankle.

  • Graves heads record-setting all-...

    Perry Central center Ashley Graves is the Most Valuable Player of the News’ 2012-13 record-setting All-Perry County girls basketball team.
    Graves, Tell City center McKenzie Hayes and Can-nelton guard Mikah Hem-mings were unanimous selections to the team in voting by the three county coaches, those who coached against all three county teams, and me, who saw each county team play at least six times.
    Graves, Hayes and Hemmings each set more than one school record this season, with Graves leading the way with eight.

  • Braves rout Bulldogs

    Sports Correspondent

    OAKLAND CITY—Cannelton had its worst shooting night of the year in a 70-23 loss to Tecumseh in the Class A boys basketball sectional Friday night.
    The Bulldogs struggled out of the gate, missing their first seven shots and committing four turnovers before putting any points on the board.  

  • Commodores beat Raiders in...

    Sports Editor

    HUNTINGBURG—Perry Central boys basketball coach Matt Carter said he “tried to keep (his players’) spirits up at halftime” of Friday’s sectional semifinal game with Southridge.
    “I told them eventually we would make a little run. And we did.”
    That 8-0 run early in the fourth quarter carried the Commodores to a 49-40 victory.

  • Perry Central wins first...

    Sports Editor

    HUNTINGBURG—Perry Central held Mater Dei to 31.6 percent field-goal shooting in the second half to beat the Wildcats 56-54 Saturday for the Southridge Class 2A boys basketball sectional title.
    It is only the third boys basketball sectional title in Perry Central’s 51-year history and first since 1997, when current coach Matt Carter was the team’s star player.

  • Litherland resigns as TC varsity...

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Joe Litherland is retiring after eight years as Tell City’s varsity wrestling coach.
    Litherland, 55, informed his wrestlers of his decision at their awards program Tuesday.
    “It’s just getting to the point I’ve got grandkids who are involved in so much,” said Litherland. “I’ve got grandkids ages 7, 8, 9 and 10 and I never get to see what they’re doing because I’m gone so much.”

  • Lyons resigns as Tell City girls...

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Saying he wants to watch his sons play basketball more, John Lyons has resigned as Tell City’s girls basketball coach.
    Lyons, 43, coached the girls team 13 years. He compiled a 124-163 record, including winning sectionals in 2004 and ’08.
    His team was in rebuilding mode most of the time since that last sectional title but finished with an 11-11 record this year, the team’s best since the 2007-08 sectional champion went 17-8.

  • Hot Commodores roll past Marksmen

    Sports Editor

    HUNTINGBURG—Perry Central hit 57.1 percent from the field and forced 20 turnovers to beat Tell City 78-39 in the first round of the Southridge boys basketball sectional Tuesday.
    The Commodores, 19-3, will play Southridge in the semifinals Friday at 5:30 p.m. Perry County time.
    They trailed 11-9 with 31⁄2 minutes left in the first quarter Tuesday. Then they got hot from three-point range and later got a lot of layups off steals, drives or offensive rebounds.