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Today's Sports

  • Perry Central boys to rely on...

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s boys basketball team may not have the dominant scorer the Commodores have had in recent years with Aaron Carter and/or Nick Huber.

    But Coach Matt Carter said the Commodores will have more quickness and depth than they’ve had in several years.

    Carter is starting his second year as head coach after five years as the Commodores’ assistant coach.

  • Trojans sink Bulldogs

    OAKLAND CITY—Wood Memorial outrebounded Cannelton 38-22 and beat the Bulldogs 73-52 in their boys basketball season opener Wednesday.

    Cold shooting by the Bulldogs, who looked a little hesitant or nervous in their season opener, didn’t help their cause.

    They fell behind 11-1 before Ethan Herzog scored their first field goal on a 15-footer with 1:03 left in the first quarter.

  • Reitz nips TC in OT

    TELL CITY—Reitz hit 10 of 18 free throws in overtime to beat Tell City 62-58 in girls basketball Tuesday.

    After trailing by 15 points with 11 minutes left in regulation, the Marksmen rallied to tie the score 52-52 on Lauren Goffinet’s three-point basket with 11 seconds left in regulation.

    But Tell City made a couple of turnovers and missed a shot in overtime to fall behind 57-52.

    The Marksmen pulled back within two points on Goffinet’s three-pointer with 0:21 left and again with 2.8 seconds left when Emily Dauby hit the first of two free throws.

  • Tell City should be strong in...

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys swim team should be strong in freestyle races but lacks depth overall.

    The Marksmen have 11 boys on their roster, three fewer than started last year.

    Eight are returning lettermen, but the other three have never swum competitively before.

    The returnees include sophomore Greg Clayton, who placed second in the 500-yard freestyle and fifth in the 200 free in the PAC last year.

    “We’ll be searching for someone to go with him in those events,” though, said Tell City Coach Mike Page.

  • TC takes down Pioneers

    BOONVILLE—First takedowns led to wins for Tell City as the Marksmen beat Boonville 39-32 in wrestling Tuesday.

    The Marksmen scored the first takedown in 10 of the 13 matches (the other weight class was a double forfeit) and won nine of those 10 matches.

    “That’s something we’ve really been stressing this year,” said Tell City Coach Joe Litherland. “Usually first takedowns lead to wins.”

  • Tell City boys team smaller but...

    TELL CITY—After several years of having multiple players 6-foot-4 or taller, Tell City’s boys basketball team has no one that tall on this year’s roster.

    In fact the Marksmen will start a three-guard, two-forward lineup with no one taller than 6-foot-2, as they have no true center.

    But Coach John Hayes said they will be quicker than last year’s team. “We have pretty good quickness.”

    He plans to use that asset in half-court traps to “try to be disruptive as possible.”

  • Perry Central girls outrebound...

    CANNELTON—Strong defense early and a 32-17 rebounding advantage helped Perry Central beat Cannelton 54-34 in girls basketball Monday.

    The Commodores held Cannelton to three points in the first 10 minutes as they jumped to a 19-3 lead.

    Hilarie Hahus scored eight points for Perry Central in that streak, including the first six points of the second quarter on two jump shots from 15-17 feet and two free throws.

    She finished with a game-high 17 points on 7 of 13 field-goal shooting and 2 of 2 free throws.

  • Chargers nip Marksmen

    TELL CITY—Pike Central banked in a shot in the final seconds to beat Tell City 46-44 in PAC girls basketball Saturday.

    Tell City got off to a cold start and fell behind 32-17 at halftime.

    The Marksmen battled back to tie the score 44-44, though, and had the ball with a chance to take their first lead of the second half.

    They were charged with a five-second violation, though, setting up the Chargers’ winning shot.

  • Cannelton defeats Medora

    MEDORA—Cannelton used strong defense and rebounding to overcome cold shooting and beat Medora 39-26 in girls basketball Friday.

    The Bulldogs hit only 20.3 percent from the field and 29.2 percent from the foul line.

    “We can’t shoot like that and beat too many teams,” said Cannelton Coach Jeff Miller.

    But they grabbed 50 rebounds. Payton Reed and Sammie James each pulled down 11, Jaci Garrett eight, Brooke Powers seven, and Nakaa Myers six.

  • TC wins 8th grade tourney

    LEOPOLD—Tell City used balanced scoring and strong defense to beat Crawford County 46-21 to win Perry Central’s eighth grade girls basketball tourney Saturday.

    “We played really good defense and saw the floor well—it seems like we see the floor better every game,” said Tell City Coach Mark Rothgerber.

    “We pressed both games and did it well—we had good rotations,” added Rothgerber. “And we ran our offense well.”

     Hannah Schaefer scored 11 points to lead Tell City.