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Today's Sports

  • Cannelton native May named to...

    NEW CASTLE—Tom May, a 1966 Cannelton graduate who won two state titles as Crown Point’s girls coach, has been elected to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.

    He will be one of 10 people inducted at a banquet in Indianapolis April 25.

    May has been at Crown Point since graduating from Indiana State University in 1970. He coached the boys junior varsity basketball team for six years before getting out of coaching for four years.

  • Those wanting sixth class are...

    Southwestern Indiana’s Class 5A football schools have been campaigning for a sixth class in that sport for several years and brought up the issue again at the recent Indiana Football Coaches Association’s Region 9 meeting.

    Evansville North and Castle are the only Southwestern Indiana schools currently in Class 5A.

    North, ranked 60th in the state this year in enrollment with 1,524 students, thinks it is unfair that it has to compete with schools nearly three times as big (such as Ben Davis, with 4,495 students).

  • Cannelton holds off New Harmony

    CANNELTON—Cannelton used strong defense and rebounding to build a 22-point halftime lead and held on to beat New Harmony 50-37 to win the Bulldog Invitational boys basketball tourney Saturday.

    The Bulldogs held New Harmony to 13.0 percent (3 for 23) field-goal shooting in the first half, including 0 for 10 from three-point range.

    The Rappites also missed their first two three-point attempts of the second half.

    But they made five of their next nine as they pulled within six points, 38-32, with 61⁄2 minutes left in the game.

  • PC girls pull away from Springs...

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central scored the last seven points to pull away from Springs Valley 54-43 in PLAC girls basketball Saturday.

    Both teams had hot shooting spurts in the game. Perry Central jumped to a 15-4 lead in the opening minutes only to trail 26-23 at halftime.

    “They (the Blackhawks) shot almost 70 percent in the first half,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson.

    The Commodores had some hot shooting of their own as they hit 50.0 percent from the field, including 5 of 8 from three-point range.

  • Paoli beats PC inside

    LEOPOLD—Paoli scored 16 field goals from within 8 feet of the basket and beat Perry Central 51-40 in PLAC girls basketball Tuesday.

    The Rams made four rebound baskets.

    They also got some fast-break layups by releasing a guard early and making an outlet pass to her after a defensive rebound. They outrebounded Perry Central 33-23 overall.

    And Paoli center Dara Thorlton was taller than any Perry Central starter and posted up strong. She hit 6 of 9 shots from the field—only one from outside 7 feet—and scored 12 points.

  • Cold Marksmen fall to Mater Dei

    TELL CITY—Mater Dei outplayed Tell City in most facets of the game to beat the Marksmen 69-38 in girls basketball Saturday.

    “We didn’t shoot real well and we just had way too many turnovers,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons. “And we gave up way too many layups.”

    Mater Dei got some of the layups breaking Tell City’s press but also got some off defensive rebounds and outlet passes.

    “They were definitely faster than we were, and they shot the ball real well,” said Lyons.

  • Senators edge Bulldogs in OT

    CANNELTON—Molly Johnson scored 17 points as West Washington beat Cannelton 50-46 in overtime in girls basketball Saturday.

    Johnson hit five three-point shots.

    “We tried a box-and-one, a 3-2 high and a 3-2 low--we threw everything we had at her,” said Cannelton Coach Jeff Miller. “We worked so hard on her and then we’d lose her in spurts.”

    Still the Bulldogs led 35-24 entering the fourth quarter.

  • 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.