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Today's Sports

  • PC girls can’t stop...

    LYNNVILLE—Perry Central did not play strong defense consistently in a 40-36 girls basketball loss to Tecumseh Thursday.

    Tecumseh outshot the Commodores from the field 50.0 percent to 30.2 percent.

    “We didn’t play very good defense,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson. “We really had a letdown there—I was really disappointed with that. We just played two or three minutes here and there.

    “Eight of their (nine) two-point baskets in the second half came from within five feet of the basket.”

  • Tell City girls second to Jasper

    JASPER—Tell City won seven of 12 events but defending sectional champion Jasper used its depth to win in girls swimming Thursday.

    Three teams swam together but it was scored as two dual meets. Jasper beat Tell City 105-77 and Tell City beat Wood Memorial 129-30.

    Chelsea Malone and Amanda Wagner each won two individual events and two relays for Tell City.

    Malone won the 50-yard freestyle in 26.64 seconds and the 100 backstroke in 1:06.52.

    She teamed with Wagner, Erika Hauenstein and Charissa Lahee to win the 200 medley relay in 2:00.54.

  • Jeeps roll past Tell City

    TELL CITY—Tell City couldn’t penetrate Northeast Dubois’ 2-3 zone defense or hit from outside in a 54-15 girls basketball loss to the Jeeps Thursday.

    The Marksmen hit only 1 of 13 shots from the field and committed 16 turnovers in the first half as they fell behind 25-2.

    They were shorthanded, playing without leading scorer and rebounder McKenzie Hayes, sidelined with a high ankle sprain, and top reserve guard Courtney Young, out with a foot injury.

  • Jasper’s depth sinks...

    JASPER—Tell City won one event and tied for first in another in a 118-50 boys swimming loss to Jasper Thursday.

    Nick Bower won the 50-yard freestyle in 25.13 seconds and Jerry Ammon placed third in 26.83 to give the Marksmen their highest scoring event.

    Tell City’s Taylor Maddle tied Jasper’s Heath Hanselman for first in diving, each with 199.75 points.

    Bower placed second in the 100 free in 57.43.

    Justin Peter earned Tell City’s only other second place in the 100 backstroke in 1:01.81.

  • There are two great athletes in...

    The Blind Side, the story of current Baltimore Ravens left tackle Michael Oher and the wealthy family that rescued him from the street, is currently the No. 1 movie in America.

    It certainly has a lot to attract viewers’ interest—an uplifting story and a great actress in Sandra Bullock playing Leigh Anne Tuohy, the woman who takes Oher in when she sees him on the street without a coat in winter weather.

  • Second-chance points help...

    FERDINAND—Forest Park’s 12 offensive rebounds and 10 steals helped the Rangers beat Tell City 57-41 in boys basketball Saturday.

    Though Tell City had a 36-32 edge in rebounds overall, the Rangers grabbed four more offensive rebounds. At least three times they got rebounds of their own free throws.

    Tell City Coach John Hayes said that “absolutely” should not happen. “That’s what we just talked about (to the players after the game).

  • South Central’s runs...

    CANNELTON—Cannelton could not overcome two big South Central runs in a 59-44 boys basketball loss to the Rebels Saturday.

    The Bulldogs hit 5 of 6 shots from the field to start the second quarter, including two three-pointers by Cody Lawalin, to build a 20-16 lead.

    On South Central’s next trip down the floor, with 3:25 left in the first half, the Rebels were called for a technical foul for unsportsmanlike conduct.  Lawalin hit 1 of 2 free throws to increase Cannelton’s lead to 21-16.

  • Rebels' rebounding knocks...

    REO—South Spencer outrebounded Cannelton 33-16 to beat the Bulldogs 43-23 in boys basketball Tuesday.

    Both teams shot poorly from the perimeter--Cannelton was 4 for 21 from three-point range and South Spencer was 1 for 7.

    But the Rebels got more inside baskets thanks to some strong baseline moves and baskets after offensive rebounds.

    They had two rebound baskets on one possession with six minutes left in the third quarter.

  • PC girls rout Senators

    LEOPOLD—Katie Schwartz, Hilarie Hahus and Lavina Schwartz combined to hit 16 of 21 field-goal attempts as Perry Central trounced West Washington 63-30 in PLAC girls basketball Monday.

    The Commodores hit a season-high 54.3 percent from the field overall.

    “We shot a lot of layups in the second half—that really helps your percentage,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson.

    After playing zone and a triangle-and-two earlier, West Washington switched to a man-to-man defense in the fourth quarter and Perry Central got several backdoor layups.

  • Southridge pins Marksmen

    TELL CITY—Southridge won six matches by pins and two by forfeits as it defeated Tell City 50-21 in wrestling Tuesday.

    “We gave up way too many pins,” said Tell City Coach Joe Litherland. “They outquicked us and they outmuscled us.”

    Matt Sabelhaus, Dustin Gould and Dylan Froehlich earned pins for Tell City and Jessie Lawalin won a 3-1 decision.

    Tell City will host a tourney Saturday at 9 a.m.

    Southridge 50, Tell City 21

    103-Double forfeit.

    112-Jesse Lawalin (TC) dec. Underwood 3-1.