Today's Sports

  • PC shoots, rebounds well to beat...

    MITCHELL—Perry Central hit 59.7 percent from the field in crushing Mitchell 86-36 in PLAC boys basketball Saturday.
    The Commodores scored several baskets on rebound shots, outrebounding Mitchell 39-14 overall.
    But they also hit well from outside, including 6 of 9 from three-point range.
    Derek Thomas led the balanced Commodore attack with 17 points. Tanner Cassidy added 16 as he made all seven of his shots from the field, including two three-pointers.
    Colten Hedinger was also perfect from the field as he scored 10 points.

  • Tell City boys 2nd in PAC

    LYNNVILLE—Hunter Sandage won the 100-yard freestyle to lead Tell City to second place in the PAC boys swim meet Saturday.

  • PC girls break slump

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s girls basketball team broke out of its shooting slump in a big way in Tuesday’s 83-20 win over Rock Creek.

  • Tell City outshoots Rebels

    REO—Tell City had assists on 17 of its 22 field goals in a 55-38 PAC girls basketball win over South Spencer Thursday.
    Hannah Schaefer had 10 assists, one short of Laura McClintic’s school record, and McKenzie Hayes added seven.
    “There were numerous times if we could’ve hit point-blank shots we could have gotten (Schaefer) the record,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons.
    The Marksmen still shot well from the field overall, making 22 of 43 for 51.2 percent.

  • Spencer, Kramer, Fischer chosen...

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—One of the school’s winningest football and baseball coaches, a former professional baseball pitcher and scout, and a two-sport college star have been elected to Tell City High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
    Mike Spencer, Norm Kramer and Jack Fischer are the latest to be elected. They will be inducted Feb. 16 during Tell City’s home boys basketball game with North Posey.

  • Turnovers doom TC in loss to...

    Sports Correspondent

    EVANSVILLE—Tell City committed 20 turnovers in a 55-43 boys basketball loss to Mater Dei Friday.
    Tell City Coach Brent Owen said, “We were down eight with about four minutes to go and missed a wide open three that would have cut it to five and made it a fun end of the game for us.

  • Thomas propels PC to win over...

    Sports Editor

    ORLEANS—Perry Central’s boys basketball team never knows who its scoring leaders will be from game to game, or even half to half. So it’s hard for opposing defenses to key on anyone.
    Friday Derek Thomas had the hot hand in a four-minute stretch in the second quarter that propelled the Commodores past Orleans 58-49 in a key PLAC game.

  • Litherland replaces Hawkins as...

    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Jeff Litherland, a Perry Central graduate and former Perry Central JV boys basketball coach, has replaced Nate Hawkins as Forest Park’s varsity coach, at least on an interim basis.
    Hawkins replaced Tom Beach after the 2008-09 season and guided the Rangers to sectional titles each of his first three season and regional titles the first two years.

  • Marksmen finish 1-4 Saturday

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Aubrey Craig went 4-1 to lead Tell City to a 1-4 record in a six-team wrestling round-robin Saturday.

  • Bulldog girls hold on with four...

    COLUMBUS—Melissa Clausen handled the ball well and hit 4 of 6 free throws in the last two minutes as shorthanded Cannelton held off Columbus Christian 52-42 in girls basketball Saturday.
    Columbus Christian, with four new girls on its roster this year, shot well early and jumped to a quick lead.
    Behind Mikah Hemmings’ 29 points and Allicyn Garrett’s 18 rebounds, Cannelton came back, though, eventually building a 12-point lead with four minutes left in the game.