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Today's Sports

  • Louisville tough test for ISU,...

    I rated the University of Louisville as the top college basketball team in the country in a preseason column. After facing the Cardinals, Aaron Carter may be inclined to agree.

    Carter, a Perry Central graduate, and his Indiana State teammates took on U of L at Freedom Hall Saturday and saw the Cardinals build leads of 15-2, 38-9 and 50-17 (at halftime) before winning 83-43.

    “It would have been nice to compete better,” said Carter.

  • Cold shooting Bulldogs lose to...

    ELIZABETH—Cannelton hit only 24.1 percent from the field in a 56-49 boys basketball loss to South Central Saturday.

    “We had a lot of shots that just didn’t fall,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.

    He blamed the Bulldogs’ cold perimeter shooting (they were 8 for 33 from three-point range) on being “tired. We have tough early schedule—we knew that coming in.”

    The Bulldogs were playing their fourth game in eight days.

  • PC runs past Senators

    CAMPBELLSBURG—Perry Central started fast breaks with several of its 20 steals and beat West Washington 42-26 in PLAC girls basketball Monday.

    The Commodores struggled with their perimeter shooting, hitting only 19 of 57 from the field overall.

    “I thought our kids came out a little flat,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson. “I don’t think our intensity level was where it should’ve been.

    “Then our two juniors, Hilarie (Hahus) and Rachael (Rayford) really sparked us.

  • Raiders hold off TC wrestlers

    HUNTINGBURG—Tied after 12 matches, Southridge won the final two to beat Tell City 39-30 in wrestling Tuesday.

    Tell City Coach Joe Litherland noted that one of his wrestlers who lost down the stretch “was sick all day yesterday.”

    And “Southridge has a real good team. I said before they’re the favorite in the PAC.”

    Tell City won five of the 12 matches actually wrestled (the teams split two forfeits).

    Andy Kast, Kyle Shrubb and Dylan Froehlich earned pins for the Marksmen.

  • Points off rebounds, turnovers...

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central had a cold perimeter shooting night but used points off turnovers and offensive rebounds to beat Cannelton 68-48 in boys basketball Friday.

    A 65-year-old doctor made 39 of 50 three-point shots at halftime. But the Commo-dores, who were in the lockerroom at the time and thus unable to get inspired by him, hit only 2 of 19 from behind the arc.

    They outrebounded Can-nelton 41-27, though, and grabbed 15 offensive rebounds, which “probably led to at least 15 points or so,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter.

  • Piper top 50 all-state

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central  lineman Robbie Piper was named to the Indiana Football Coaches Association’s top 50 all-state team Friday.

    That means the coaches’ panel selecting the team considered Piper one of the top 50 players in the state regardless of what enrollment class they participated in.

    He is only the third Perry Central player to ever make the coaches’ top 50 list. Linebacker Matt Aders made it in 2001 and running back Dwight Brown did so in 2005.

  • Cold shooting dooms Commodores

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central hit just 26.9 percent from the field in a 44-39 PLAC girls basketball loss to Crawford County Thursday.

    “I thought we did everything we wanted to do at the defensive end,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson. “But we just had a miserable shooting night.

    “And I don’t think it was defensive pressure that caused it, because they were playing zone.”

  • Tell City pins New Albany

    TELL CITY—Tell City won nine of 14 matches to beat New Albany 48-26 in wrestling Tuesday.

    Tell City won six of 10 matches actually wrestled. The four lowest weight classes were all forfeits, with the Marksmen winning three of them.

    “If those other guys would’ve made weight for them, it might have been a close match,” said Tell City Coach Joe Litherland. “We probably would have had to win two of those matches.”

  • Castle outswims Tell City girls

    NEWBURGH—Chelsea Malone won two individual events and two relays but Tell City lost to Castle 107-78 in girls swimming Thursday.

    Malone won the 50-yard freestyle in 26.71 seconds and the 100 free 59.25.

    She teamed with Erika Hauenstein, Amanda Wagner and C.J. Fentress to win the 200 medley relay in 2:03.20.

    Those same four girls won the 200 free relay in 1:50.31.

    Hauenstein also won the 500 free in 5:51.61 and placed second in the 200 individual medley in 2:33.76.

  • Castle wins all 12 vs. Tell City...

    NEWBURGH—Castle won all 12 events to overpower Tell City 148-32 in boys swimming Thursday.

    Tell City’s highest finish in an individual event was third place.

    Greg Clayton took third in the 200-yard freestyle in 2:03.83 and the 500 free in 5:45.63.

    He was just six-hundredths of a second behind second place in the 200.

    Trevor Nelson placed third in the 100 free in 57.66 seconds.

    Justin Peter finished third in the 100 backstroke in 1:05.48.

    Logan Bolin scored 117.10 points in diving to place third in that event.