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Today's Sports

  • No clear favorite in sectional

    With neither Forest Park nor Mater Dei having as dominant a team as they have had some years and with Perry Central having its best record in 13 years, this week’s Class 2A Southridge boys basketball sectional is as wide open as it has ever been.
    Perry Central, 16-5, enters the sectional with the best record. The Commodores’ victories include a 59-57 home win over Mater Dei Dec. 10.
    Perry Central lost at Forest Park 56-49 Jan. 7, though, and lost at home to North Posey, which it will face in the first round of the sectional Wednesday.

  • Lions whomp Bulldogs

    By PHILLIP BALL
    Sports Correspondent

    SELLERSBURG—Cannelton struggled on defense in an 85-56 boys basketball loss to Rock Creek Academy Friday.
    The Lions scored the first seven points of the game and raced to a 26-6 first-quarter lead. The Bulldogs never recovered.
    “They have a good team—we knew that coming in,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.  “We put in a couple of new defenses, a box-and-one and a diamond-and-one and we struggled with them.”

  • Day School outrebounds,...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    EVANSVILLE—In summer league games last June Tell City boys basketball coach Troy Noble sometimes used a starting lineup of Brennan Malone, Dayne Seibert, Chris Kohnert, Brian Arnold and Jordan Heck.

  • PC’s defense stops Patriots

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central's defense held Heritage Hills to 18 percent field-goal shooting over the last four minutes to beat the Patriots 58-46 in boys basketball Friday.
    The Commodores slowed the pace of the game in the second half.
    Perry Central Coach Matt Carter said, “When we had the four- or six-point lead we thought we could bring them out of their zone. During that stretch we took care of the basketball for the most part. They had to come foul us.”

  • Marksmen ninth in boys swim...

    JASPER—Tell City’s highest finish was eighth in the 200-yard freestyle relay as the Marksmen finished ninth in the 10-team boys swim sectional Saturday.

  • Marksmen ninth in boys swim...

    JASPER—Tell City’s highest finish was eighth in the 200-yard freestyle relay as the Marksmen finished ninth in the 10-team boys swim sectional Saturday.

  • Perry Central only county team...

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central is the only Perry County team that will have to play three games to win a boys basketball sectional next week, as Tell City and Cannelton drew first-round byes.
    The Commodores will play North Posey in the first round of the seven team Class 2A Southridge sectional at Huntingburg Memorial Gym Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. (all times listed are Perry County times).
    That will be followed by Southridge vs. Mater Dei at approximately 7:15 p.m.
    Wednesday winners will meet in the second semifinal game Friday, March 2, at 7:15 p.m.

  • Hayes ties Kessans with third...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Tell City junior McKenzie Hayes has been named to the All-PAC girls basketball team for the third time, putting her in select company.
    Hayes and 1998 graduate Kara Kessans are the only Tell City girls basketball players to make all-conference three times.
    Hayes, a 6-foot center who also played the point at times on offense, led the Marksmen with 15.3 points, 11.6 rebounds, 4.7 blocked shots and 2.7 steals per game. She also led the team in field-goal shooting at 50.0 percent.

  • Crusaders’ big men beat Bulldogs...

    By PHILLIP BALL
    Sports Correspondent

    CANNELTON—Cannelton could not contain Columbus Christian’s big men for the second time this year as the Bulldogs lost 69-59 in boys basketball Saturday.
    Forward Chris Noblitt and center Tom Planalp once again combined for 39 points against Cannelton. The only difference was this time Noblitt scored 20 points and Planalp had 19.

  • Vikings build early lead to beat...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    POSEYVILLE—North Posey outrebounded Tell City 50-25 to beat the Marksmen 78-68 in PAC boys basketball Saturday.