Today's Sports

  • Cannelton girls win two more

    WHITESVILLE, Ky.—Cannelton used a first-half press to pull away to a 56-23 girls basketball win over Whitesville Trinity Saturday.
    “They took an 8-5 lead so we started to press a little bit to get our tempo up,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.
    The Bulldogs outscored the Raiders 29-10 the rest of the half to take control.
    The press helped Mikah Hemmings make a school-record 14 steals. That broke the previous record of 13 held by Theresa Alvey and Jaci Garrett.

  • Braves streak past Cannelton

    Sports Correspondent

    CANNELTON—Cannelton could not overcome an 11-0 run by Tecumseh to start the third quarter and lost to the Braves 88-60 in boys basketball Saturday.
    After falling behind by 13 points to start the second quarter, the Bulldogs responded with an 8-0 run of their own to cut the Braves’ lead to five points.
    “I thought we did a much better job of moving the ball tonight and getting everybody involved,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.  

  • Tell City foils Hornets 40-39

    HAWESVILLE, Ky.—Strong ball-handling helped Tell City overcome poor free-throw shooting to defeat Hancock County 40-39 in boys basketball Saturday.
    “We only had five turnovers and they did press us,” noted Tell City Coach Troy Noble.
    He also noted that Tell City’s defense “was real consistent all night after they scored on three of their first four possessions. It was probably our best defensive game.”
    Hancock County built a 13-6 lead, the largest by either team, early in the second quarter.

  • Rangers defeat Perry Central

    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Turnovers and missed free throws proved costly for Perry Central in a 56-49 boys basketball loss to Forest Park Saturday.

  • Shorthanded Tell City boys fall...

    TELL CITY—Short-handed Tell City won four events but lost to Heritage Hills 125-28 in boys swimming Thursday.
    With only five boys on the team, the Marksmen are usually badly outnumbered by their opponents. But this week was even worse as they had two boys sidelined due to sickness.
    Thus they had only three boys competing and couldn’t even enter any relay, which requires four boys.
    Still they had some good performances.
    Aaron Vincent won the 100-yard freestyle in 1:01.15 and the 100 backstroke in 1:12.95.

  • Jasper defeats Tell City

    TELL CITY—Tell City won four of the 10 matches actually wrestled but lost to Jasper 57-18 in wrestling Thursday.
    Tell City had to forfeit in four of the 10 weight classes.
    “We wanted to beat them in head-to-head matches and we were going to consider that a victory,” said Tell City Coach Joe Litherland. “We didn’t quite get that done, but we wrestled well for the most part.”
    Mason Waninger had one of the most exciting matches for Tell City in the 106-pound weight class.

  • Tell City girls outswim Heritage...

    TELL CITY—Tell City won eight of 12 events to beat Heritage Hills 99-83 in girls swimming Thursday.
    The Marksmen have now beaten both of the other top contenders for the PAC title (Southridge being the other), but Tell City Coach Mike Page said he thinks Heritage Hills is “probably going to be the favorite” because of its depth.
    He said it was hard to make any assumptions from this meet because Heritage Hills was shorthanded.

  • Hot Crothersville rolls past...

    Sports Correspondent

    CROTHERSVILLE—Red-hot three-point shooting helped Crothersville defeat Cannelton 109-42 in boys basketball Friday.
    The Tigers’ night started out rather pedestrian as they built a 14-8 lead at the end of the first quarter.  They hit just 2 of 8 three-point shots in the quarter.
    “I felt like we got a lot of good looks early on,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett. “We got the ball into Quinn (Duke)—we just couldn’t get anything to drop.”

  • Cannelton girls edge Orleans in...

    CANNELTON—Cannelton played strong defense to survive a cold shooting night and beat Orleans 42-41 in overtime in girls basketball Thursday.
    The Bulldogs hit only 29.4 percent from the field and only 55.0 percent of their free throws.
    Orleans hit 35.0 percent from the field but Cannelton concentrated on keeping Orleans from penetrating into the lane and the visitors often settled for three-point shots. They hit only 4 of 18 from beyond the arc.

  • Wildcats capitalize on TC’s lax...

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Mount Vernon hit open layups and open three-point shots as it jumped to 31-14 lead en route to a 72-55 boys basketball victory over Tell City Friday.