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Today's Sports

  • Bulldogs stop South Central

    CANNELTON—Cannelton used its defense to generate much of its offense in a 65-28 girls basketball win over South Central Saturday.
    “We played pretty good defense,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “We forced several turnovers in the first half with our press, which led to some layups.”
    The Bulldogs used 1-2-1-1 and 2-2-1 full-court presses in the first half as they built a 30-13 lead.
    Sarah Powers led the Bulldogs with 30 points. She hit 10 field goals, including three three-pointers, and 7 of 10 free throws.

  • Frigid FT shooting stalls TC...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    EVANSVILLE—Cold free-throw shooting derailed Tell City’s comeback in a 63-45 boys basketball loss to Mater Dei Tuesday.
    After falling behind by 15 points with 6:14 left in the third quarter, the Marksmen outscored Mater Dei 13-2 in the next four minutes to pull within four points, 40-36.
    Two inside baskets apiece by Shane Weedman and Chris Kohnert and a three-point basket by Brian Arnold helped fuel that run.

  • Eagles use quickness to defeat...

    By PHILLIP BALL
    Sports Correspondent

    EVANSVILLE—Evansville Day used superior quickness on defense and in transition to defeat Cannelton 82-61 in boys basketball Saturday.
    The Bulldogs had trouble moving the ball against the Day School’s press. The Eagles made 14 steals and forced 20 turnovers before calling the press off late in the third period.

  • Brown, Rebels edge Marksmen at...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Managing Sports Editor

    REO—Tristan Brown hit a driving five-foot shot at the buzzer to give South Spencer a 52-50 boys basketball victory over Tell City Saturday.
    Tell City led most of the first three quarters but South Spencer built a four-point lead three times in the fourth quarter, the last time at 50-46 on two free throws by Charleston Roberts with 46 seconds left.
    Tell City tied the score on two inside baskets by center Shane Weedman—the second after a steal by Tyler Dauby.

  • Graves hot early in PC win over...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Ashley Graves hit her first six shots from the field as Perry Central built a 26-11 lead en route to beating Tell City 49-26 in girls basketball Monday.

  • Extra wild-card teams might help...

    Twelve of 32 teams make the playoffs in the NFL and 16 of 30 do so in each the NBA and NHL.
    With so many teams making the playoffs in these leagues, occasionally each of them has a team slip into the postseason tourney with a losing record.
    The Seattle Seahawks made the NFL playoffs with a 7-9 record this year, prompting one USA Today sports columnist to write that the Seattle Mariners are hoping to get into the baseball playoffs next fall with a 71-91 record.

  • TC boys win triangular

    TELL CITY—Greg Clayton and Justin Peter each won two individual events and two relays to lead Tell City to victory in a boys triangular swim meet Thursday.
    Tell City scored 109 points, Gibson Southern 97, and Tecumseh 46.
    Tell City Coach Lew Anderson once said he didn’t know if the Marksmen could win a meet this season because of their lack of depth.
    But getting Trent Harding and Tyler Maddle back for this meet helped in that department. And the Marksmen also got some surprisingly strong performances from their less heralded swimmers.

  • Marksmen win all 12 events to...

    TELL CITY—Tell City won all 12 events for the fifth time this season as the Marksmen dominated a girls triangular swim meet Thursday.
    Tell City scored 166 points, Gibson Southern 68, and Tecumseh 34.
    The Marksmen took first and second place in seven events, including all three relays.
    Chelsea Malone, Erika Hauenstein and Hana Reed each won two individual events.
    Malone won the 50-yard freestyle in 26.27 seconds and the 100 backstroke in 1:05.71.
    Hauenstein took the 200 individual medley in 2:28.53 and the 500 free in 5:48.99.

  • Pioneers shoot down Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—A familiar combination of cold shooting and too many turnovers doomed Tell City in a 58-21 girls basketball loss to Boonville Thursday.
    The Marksmen hit 22.2 percent from the field. They were 4 for 23 in the first half, with all four of their baskets coming on layups--two on offensive rebounds by Stori Beard.
    They committed 28 turnovers, including nine in the third quarter.
    But there were some encouraging signs for the Marksmen.

  • Bulldogs nip Rappites

    CANNELTON—Cannelton forced 20 turnovers to make up for some deficiencies in other areas and beat New Harmony 51-46 in girls basketball Friday.
    The Bulldogs won despite getting outshot from the field (31.9 percent to 28.4 percent) and free-throw line (71.4 percent to 40.9 percent).
    They grabbed 22 offensive rebounds but were still outrebounded 46-45, as neither team blocked out well.