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Today's Sports

  • Jasper outwrestles Marksmen

    JASPER—Jasper dominated the lower weight classes to beat Tell City 43-29 in wrestling Tuesday.

    Tell City won four matches in a row in the 160- to 215-pound weight classes.

    But Jasper won seven of the nine lower weight classes, including two by forfeit, and the heavyweight class.

    The Wildcats won four matches by pins, giving them the maximum six points in six weight classes.

    Matt Sabelhaus (125-pound class), Matt Leistner (171) and Dustin Gould (189) earned the only pins for Tell City.

    Justin Kleemann (160) won by technical fall.

  • Bulldogs’ 3-pointers...

    CANNELTON—Cannelton hit eight three-point shots in the first half and beat Bethel Christian 85-72 in the first round of the Bulldog Invitational boys basketball tourney Friday.

    The Bulldogs hit 3 of 5 three-point shots in the first quarter, with Ethan Herzog, Tyler Aud and Cody Lawalin each making one, to build a 22-14 lead.

    Lawalin hit two in a row to start the second-quarter scoring—one from well beyond NBA three-point range—to increase the Bulldogs’ lead to 14.

  • TC ninth at Mater Dei

    EVANSVILLE—Dylan Froehlich placed second in the 215-pound weight class to lead Tell City to ninth place in Mater Dei’s 15-team wrest-ling tourney last Monday and Tuesday.

    Mater Dei won the tourney with 201 points, 12 ahead of runner-up Louisville Trinity. Tell City scored 88, just half a point behind eighth-place Floyd Central.

    Froehlich won his first three matches. He pinned Nick Crask of St. Xavier in 4:35 and Andrew Sharp of Floyd Central in 1:22 and won a 4-0 decision against Steven Underwood of Louisville Trinity.

  • Kruger coaches as Knight did

    A couple of decades ago some Indiana University basketball fans who knew I liked UNLV’s team criticized my choice, saying that the Rebels and then coach Jerry Tarkanian were cheaters, the antithesis of then Indiana University Coach Bobby Knight’s program.

    They didn’t know that Knight actually had great respect for Tarkanian and the intensity with which his teams played defense.

  • Defense, rebounding propel PC...

    TELL CITY—Strong rebounding and improved defense carried Perry Central past Tell City 65-40 in the semifinals of the PSC Holiday Classic boys basketball tourney Saturday.

    Perry Central will play Boonville for the championship of the eight-team tourney Tuesday at 7 p.m.

    Tell City will face Tecumseh in the battle for third place at 5 p.m. All Tuesday games will be played at Tell City.

    Perry Central Coach Matt Carter was not satisfied with his team’s defense in Friday’s first-round win over Corydon.

  • Commodores claim PSC title in...

    TELL CITY—Ian Hahus scored 19 points in the overtime periods as Perry Central beat Boonville 83-77 in triple overtime to win the eight-team PSC Holiday Classic basketball tourney Tuesday.

    Hahus finished with a career-high 29 points on 8 of12 field-goal shooting, including 3 of 5 from three-point range, and 10 of 10 free throws.

    He also grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds and had three assists.

    Perry Central built a 12-0 lead in the first five minutes and seemed in control most of the game, never trailing until 3:08 left in regulation.

  • Braves hold off Tell City for...

    TELL CITY—Hurt by Adam Westerman and Robb Clifton earlier in the season, Tell City held them in check Tuesday.

    But other Tecumseh players stepped up to hit key shots as the Braves beat the Marksmen 66-56 for third place in the eight-team PSC Holiday Classic boys basketball tourney Tuesday.

    Westerman hit 7 of 8 from the field in the regular-season meeting against the Marksmen, including 5 of 6 from three-point range. And Clifton came off the bench to hit four key field goals in that game.

  • Hot PC tops Panthers

    TELL CITY—Perry Central hit 67.6 percent from the field to beat North Harrison 68-56 in the first round of the PSC Holiday Classic boys basketball tourney Friday.

    The Commodores also hit 17 of 19 free throws for 89.5 percent.

    “Offensively that’s probably our best game of the season, except for the turnovers (18),” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter.

  • FTs key Tell City win

    TELL CITY—Tell City hit 27 free throws to beat North Harrison 57-50 in the first round of the PSC Holiday Classic boys basketball tourney Friday.

    Tell City actually went to the line for 44 free throws, as referees Michael Benham and Otis Broughton called 32 personal fouls and one technical foul (on a coach for saying Benham was “horrible”) on North Harrison.

    The Marksmen missed 16 foul shots, though, and had another attempt taken away by a lane violation.

  • Losing local businesses hurts...

    When a Perry County business ceases operations, it affects our local economy in many ways.

    Obviously the loss of jobs and taxes provided by the business hurts. But local sports leagues are also adversely affected by losing a sponsor and source of donations.

    Take for example William Tell Woodcrafters/Swiss Plywood, which told its employees earlier this month it would probably close by Dec. 31.