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Today's Sports

  • Hard work, talent made Kessans...

    When coaches unanimously voted Tell City’s Kara Kessans the top girls basketball player in the Big Eight Conference in 1998, then Tell City Coach Keith Kiplinger said, “I told them she earned everything she got because she always stayed after practice and worked on her shot, free throws, ball-handling or other individual stuff on her own.

    “Every day she stayed after practice to work on something. Sometimes she’d stay an extra hour and a half. That’s the kind of work ethic it takes to be successful.”

  • Chargers hold off TC

    PETERSBURG—A hot third quarter carried Pike Central to a 67-64 PAC boys basketball victory over Tell City Friday.

    Tell City led most of the first half and still led 31-26 after Trent Gunn scored on a drive with 7:31 left in the third quarter.

    The Chargers replied with a 12-0 run. It included two transition layups by Cody Lee, who would add another one later in the quarter.

    They also hit two jumpers from 12-17 feet and two free throws and scored on a rebound of a blocked shot in that streak.

  • Bulldogs tame Lions

    CANNELTON - Cannelton gained the lead late in the fourth quarter to beat Rock Creek Academy 65-56 in boys basketball Friday.

    Rock Creek led during the beginning of the second half, but several turnovers, mostly travels, by the Lions allowed Cannelton to catch up quickly.

    Cody Lawalin hit two consecutive three-point shots, the second with 2:55 left in the fourth quarter, to swing momentum in Cannelton’s favor.

  • Perry Central girls surprise...

    FERDINAND—With the second best record in the field and having played probably the strongest schedule, Mater Dei was one of the favorites to win the Forest Park Class 2A girls basketball sectional this week.

    But someone forgot to tell Perry Central. The Commo-dores jumped to a 15-0 lead and survived some rough spots later to beat Mater Dei 47-41 in the first round Tuesday.

    The Commodores will face 1-19 South Spencer, a team they have beaten twice this season, in the semifinals Friday at 5:30 p.m.

  • Rangers outrebound Tell City for...

    FERDINAND—For the second time in six days, taller Forest Park’s rebounding proved too much for Tell City, as the Rangers won 55-49 in the first round of their Class 2A girls basketball sectional Tuesday.

    But this time the Marksmen made a game of it.

    Trailing 36-26 with 3:13 left in the third quarter, the Marksmen went on a 9-0 run in the next 2:58 to pull within one point.

    Lauren Goffinet scored seven of those points on a three-point basket, a 10-foot baseline shot and two free throws.

  • Rebounds, FTs help Tell City...

    TELL CITY—Tell City has lost several boys basketball games this season because its opponent grabbed more rebounds and/or shot free throws better. But Saturday the shoe was on the other foot, as rebounding and free-throw shooting helped the Marksmen beat Gibson Southern 60-50.

    The Marksmen outrebounded the Titans 60-50 as center Jesse Stow grabbed six.

    And the Marksmen hit 12 of 13 free throws while the Titans made only 6 of 16.

    The Marksmen again got good scoring from two of their perimeter players, Andy Chinn with 21 points and Jordan Rhodes with 15.

  • PC beats Rebels in OT

    REO—Perry Central scored eight points in overtime to take a 49-41 win over South Spencer in boys basketball Saturday.

    The Rebels weren’t able to score any points during the four-minute extra period.

    Perry Central Coach Matt Carter was pleased with his team’s effort, crediting the defense and refusal to give up as key parts of the win.

    “Defensively we were as good as we’ve been in a long time,” he said. “They did a great job of defending in the last three minutes.

  • Buldogs top Rappites

    CANNELTON—Three-point shooting and solid defense helped Cannelton overcome New Harmony 61-56 in boys basketball Tuesday.

    The Bulldogs hit 10 for 31 from three-point range while New Harmony made only 5 of 13.

    “I think that was a big key for us, hitting those early three-point shots,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.

    Garrett also said he was pleased with his team’s man-to-man defense and attempt to dictate the tempo of the game.

  • TC third in sectional

    JASPER—Freshman Amanda Wagner placed second in one individual event and a relay to lead Tell City to third place in the 13-team Jasper girls swim sectional Saturday.

    The Marksmen scored 200 points, just three behind second-place Southridge. Their finish was their highest in 10 years, since they won the sectional at Tell City in 1999.

    Wagner set a personal record as she placed second in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:10.74.

    Bedford-North Lawrence senior Kayla Allen also beat her seed time to win that event in 1:09.99.

  • Three Tell City wrestlers...

    NEWBURGH—Tell City’s Dylan Froehlich, Andy Kast and A.J. Flynn qualified for the IHSAA wrestling semistate with their performances in the Castle regional Saturday.

    Flynn will probably not be able to compete, though, due to a knee injury suffered in the regional.

    Eight wrestlers competed in each weight class in the regional, with the top four qualifying for the semistate.

    Flynn pinned John Hoehn of Mount Vernon in 1:51 in the first round to qualify for the semistate.