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Today's Sports

  • PC basketball team obtains new...

    Every basketball coach is always looking for a big man. And Perry Central Coach Matt Carter has definitely found one.

    In fact Carter’s new player is reportedly being recruited by major colleges including Louisville, Iowa and Ohio State.

    Robbie Piper, a senior who has those schools looking at him as a football lineman, has joined the basketball Commo-dores.

    He may not be quite the 6-foot-4 he was listed at in football, but he looks at least as tall as former Tell City center Eric Henrickson, who was listed as 6-5 last year.

  • Cannelton girls team has more...

    CANNELTON - Jeff Miller, starting his fourth year as Cannelton's girls basketball coach, said Monday this team has the most quickness and depth he's had.

    The Bulldogs have nine players, the same number they started last season with. But while they had some basketball beginners last year, this year "they all can play," said Miller.

    The team's one senior, three juniors and one sophomore all lettered last year. And three of the four freshmen played for last year's 19-3 junior high team.

  • Perry Central has young girls...

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central's young and short girls basketball team plans to rely on its quickness this year.

    The Commodores have no seniors on their roster. And among their three juniors and six sophomores, only 5-foot-11 Megan Hedinger, who is sidelined several weeks with mononucleosis, is taller than 5-7.

    Junior forward-guard Rachael Rayford, the team's quickest player, will also miss Friday's season opener, as she is still recovering from a foot injury.

  • Tell City girls face rebuilding...

    TELL CITY - A basketball team than wins 17 games and a sectional title and returns four seniors including its leading scorer - a player who should finish at least in the top three on the school's all-time scoring list - might think it is in great shape.

    But a team that returns only one starter, lacks overall quickness, and has a guard for its tallest player might be worried about its upcoming season.

    Both those descriptions fit Tell City's girls team this year, so it's kind of hard to predict how the Marksmen will fare.

  • Cannelton's defense stops...

    CANNELTON - Cannelton used a strong defense to beat Cloverport 36-21 in eighth grade boys basketball Thursday.

    "We played a 2-3 or 2-1-2 zone and packed it in tight because they had a real big kid," said Cannelton Coach Corey Jennings. "He was an inch or two taller than Quinn (Duke, Cannelton's 6-foot center)."

    Dylan May had 16 points, seven rebounds and four steals for Cannelton.

    Duke added nine points, 13 rebounds and four blocked shots and Hunter Herzog had six points, six rebounds and four steals.

  • Obama's election will help...

    Basketball coaches and fans across the United States, regardless of their political party affiliation, should be happy about Barack Obama's election as our country's next president.

    That's because any sport the president chooses to participate in usually gains greatly in popularity during his term.

    And Obama's sport of choice is basketball. He played it in high school in Hawaii and at 47 he still plays it fairly regularly. He played for two hours with friends and staff Tuesday while awaiting election results, a habit he got into during the primaries.

  • Sisters win MVP awards

    TELL CITY - Sisters Lauren and Sarah Goffinet won two of the four Most Valuable Player awards presented at Tell City's fall sports banquet Wednesday.

    Lauren, a senior, won the volleyball MVP award in just her second year playing that sport.

    Sarah, a freshman, won the Most Valuable Runner award in girls cross country.

    In boys cross country Alex Fenn won the Most Valuable Runner award for the third year in a row.

    Amber Thomas was named the girls golf MVP.

    No MVP award was given in football.

  • Huber makes All-PLAC

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central junior Jessica Huber was named to the All-PLAC volleyball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.

    Huber, who made the conversion from setter to middle hitter this season, led the Commodores in kills with 204, the fifth highest total by any Perry Central player in the eight years since the rally-scoring format came into effect.

    Her attack average (kills minus bad spikes divided by total spike attempts) was also fifth best for Perry Central in the last eight years.

  • Nine PC players make All-PLAC...

    LEOPOLD - Five members of Perry Central's state leading defensive unit were named to the All-PLAC football team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.

    The Commodores also placed four players on the offensive unit, giving them at least nine players on the team for the fifth year in a row.

    Senior defensive tackle Robbie Piper and senior linebacker Ryan Hanan were repeat selections from last year's team.

    Other Commodores named to the 15-man defensive unit were T.J. Lamon at outside linebacker, B.J. Farmer at cornerback, and Clint Schank at defensive end.

  • New basketball league helps...

    TELL CITY - There's a new basketball league on the map.

    No, not another professional minor league. Rather it's Tell City's intramural league for girls in grades 5-6.

    In recent years Tell City has added fifth and sixth grade girls teams that play about 12 games a year against other schools starting in December.

    But there were still a lot of girls in those grades who didn't get much playing time, some of whom might be late-blooming basketball players and might be needed on the varsity down the line.