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Today's Sports

  • Vikings rally past PC 72-69

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Improved rebounding and three-point shooting fueled a 22-0 North Posey run in the third quarter that carried the Vikings past Perry Central 72-69 in boys basketball Saturday afternoon.
    Perry Central led 38-29 after Derek Thomas scored the first two baskets of the third quarter on a slashing drive and a 7-foot jump shot.
    The Commodores would not score again, though, until Colten Hedinger hit a rebound shot in the closing seconds of the quarter.

  • Tecumseh tops Cannelton for...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    OAKLAND CITY—Tecumseh’s inside-outside duo of Auriel Trible and Katie Burkett combined for 82 percent of the Braves’ points as they beat Cannelton 50-43 to win the Class A girls basketball sectional Saturday.

  • North pulls away from Marksmen...

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    EVANSVILLE—Evansville North, with five players scoring in double figures, used its depth and quickness to beat Tell City 107-72 in boys basketball Thursday.
    Tell City Coach Troy Noble said, “We played a better team. We were able to score 72 points on the home court of a 4A school. They are talented, quick, the most athletic team we will play.
    “I thought we competed for 21⁄2 quarters. From the middle of the third to the end it got out of control.”

  • Perry Central falls short in...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    DUBOIS—Brian Huebner scored the go-ahead points in the second overtime as Northeast Dubois defeated Perry Central 89-83 in boys basketball Thursday.

  • Rangers nip PC girls

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Forest Park hit three three-point shots in the third quarter to erase an 11-point deficit and beat Perry Central 44-40 in Class 2A girls basketball sectional semifinals Friday.

  • Bulldogs make finals

    By PHILLIP BALL
    Sports Correspondent

    OAKLAND CITY—Cannelton pulled away from New Harmony with timely three-point shooting and clutch free throws and held on to win 50-46 in the Class A girls basketball sectional semifinals Friday.

  • Hornets outshoot Cannelton

    CANNELTON—Hancock County outshot Cannelton 49.1 percent to 25.3 percent from the field and beat the Bulldogs 71-44 in girls basketball Saturday.
    “We got a lot of shots off (67)—we just couldn’t hit any,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “They were open looks.
    “Hancock County moved the ball well and they’ve got some pretty good shooters. And then they’ve got the Rates girl (Beth) in the middle—she’s about 6 feet tall and she’s a handful.”

  • Tell Citians 0-4 in wrestling...

    NEWBURGH—All four Tell City entrants in the Castle wrestling regional lost in the first round Saturday.
    Spenser Beard was tied 2-2 with James Lindenschmidt of Harrison late in the third period of their 160-pound match. But Lindenschmidt then scored a reversal to win.
    Justin Alvarez lost 7-2 to eventual runner-up Branson Schroeder in the 132 class.
    Jessie Lawalin got pinned by Gideon Vanhook of Reitz in 3:30 in the 126 class.
    Cody Osborne was pinned by eventual runner-up Jesse Hohl of Evansville Central in 51 seconds in the heavyweight class.

  • Cold Marksmen fall to Forest...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Tell City hit only 3 of 30 from the field in the first half of a 48-26 loss to Forest Park in the first round of the Class 2A girls basketball sectional Tuesday.

  • Bulldogs cold in 2nd half of...

    By PHILLIP BALL
    Sports Correspondent

    CANNELTON—Cannelton struggled from the field in the second half of a 75-59 boys basketball loss to Hancock County Saturday.
    The Bulldogs came out of the gate strong offensively, scoring 17 points in the first quarter behind 12 points from Brandon Cook. Yet they still trailed the Hornets by four points.