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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • PC freshmen fall to Jeeps in...

    DUBOIS—Turnovers and a lack of rebounding hurt Perry Central in a 51-24 freshman basketball loss to Northeast Dubois Monday.

    The Commodores trailed only 19-12 at halftime.

    “Then in the third quarter we came out and had several turnovers, and they got layups off them,” said Perry Central Coach Kevin Rogier. “And they had several offensive rebounds.”

    Trent Brown scored 13 points for Perry Central and Isaiah Ernst added nine.

    Perry Central, 0-1, will host Tell City Monday at 6:30 p.m.

  • PC 2nd in 7th grade tourney

    LEOPOLD—Erica Hill had nine points and 13 rebounds as Perry Central beat Crawford County 27-24 in the first round of Perry Central’s seventh grade girls basketball tourney Saturday.

    Morgan Richardson also scored nine points and Hillary Hubert grabbed five rebounds.

    “Our offense did a good job of scoring, but the key to winning the game was rebounds,” said Perry Central Coach Chris Hubert.

    Tecumseh edged Perry Central 32-30 in the championship game.

  • Cannelton’s offense...

    CANNELTON—Cannelton’s boys basketball team won’t be quite as quick as last year but should have better shooting and more size and versatility, said Coach Brian Garrett.

    Last year 6-foot-3 Chase Gerber was the Bulldogs’ only varsity player over 6-foot-1.

    This year they have 6-foot-5 senior Bobby Roberts and 6-3 junior T.J. James among their top seven players.

    That doesn’t necessarily mean both will start all the time, as Garrett said his lineup will vary depending on the opponent and who’s been playing well in practice.

  • PC’s shooting cold in...

    LEOPOLD—Amanda Braunecker scored 11 early to propel Forest Park past Perry Central 53-43 in girls basketball Thursday.

    Braunecker, a strong 5-foot-8 junior forward who was taller than any Perry Central starter, made five field goals from within 7 feet of the basket as the Rangers jumped to a 17-7 lead with 4:36 left in the first half.

    She was fouled on one rebound basket and also made the free throw.

    She finished with a game-high 16 points.