Today's Sports

  • Marksmen go cold in second half...

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s shooting and ball-handling went cold in the second half as the Marksmen lost to Tecumseh 50-49 in PAC boys basketball Friday.

    The Marksmen led 37-25 two minutes into the second half after Andy Chinn made his third three-point basket of the game.

    They hit 13 of 24 shots from the field and committed only four turnovers in the first half. They never trailed in the second quarter.

    They hit only 7 of 19 from the field and committed 12 turnovers in the second half, though.

  • Tall Bethel Christian too much...

    McDANIELS, Ky.—Cannelton hit just 27 percent from the field in an 83-53 boys basketball loss to Bethel Christian Academy Friday.

    The Bulldogs had to battle against taller players who were able to block passes and grab rebounds.

    “In the first quarter, we played scared,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.  “We didn’t attack Bosko Ogneouski or their shooter, J.J. Holland.”

  • Tell City girls fall short to...

    TELL CITY—A lack of inside shots hurt Tell City in a 62-55 overtime PAC girls basketball loss to Tecumseh Thursday.

    “We had openings in their zone but we didn’t fill those openings,” said Tell City assistant coach Bill Alvey.

    And Coach John Lyons noted, “We only had one offensive-rebound put-back.”

    Still the Marksmen had the ball with the game tied 47-47 with 12 seconds left in regulation.

    They got a decent shot but missed it. They also missed a hurried rebound shot before the buzzer.

  • Tunovers costly to PC girls in...

    ORLEANS—Perry Central committed 21 turnovers in a 35-29 PLAC girls basketball loss to Orleans Thursday.

    “We looked like a team that has practiced only one time in a week (due to being out of school the previous two  days because of bad weather),” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson.

    “Our passing was not very good,” he added. “I’d say half our turnovers were unforced—their pressure didn’t bother us.

    “A lot of times we made mistakes in the open court.”

  • Tell City tops South Central

    ELIZABETH—Tell City’s perimeter shooting and free throws overcame South Central’s inside game as the Marksmen won 64-53 in boys basketball Saturday.

    “South Central had two nice post players inside,” noted Tell City Coach John Hayes. “One (Randall Hertle) was about 6-6 or 6-7 and he scored 21 points; the other (Chip Hockenbury) was about 6-4 or 6-5 and he scored 15 points.

    Those two combined to hit 15 of 21 field-goal attempts, as the smaller Marksmen continued to have problems stopping taller post players.

  • Commodores rip Evansville Day

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central used stifling pressure and tenacious free-throw shooting to build an early lead, dominating Evansville Day 77-45 in boys basketball Saturday.

    The Commodores made their first 11 free-throws, all of which came during the first six minutes of play.

    They were 15 for 17 from the line in the first quarter and hit 70.3 percent of their free-throws for the game.

  • Cardinals trounce Cannelton

    CANNELTON—Injuries and a lack of defense worked against Cannelton as the Bulldogs lost to Washington Catholic 107-66 in boys basketball Saturday.

    The Bulldogs took a hit when guard Justin Dooley left the game towards the end of the second quarter with a left knee injury.

    Dooley, who had scored nine points, was later taken to the hospital by family members.

    A magnetic resonance imaging Monday indicated he may have a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

  • Marksmen 4-1 in own tourney

    TELL CITY—Jessie Lawalin, A.J. Flynn and Dylan Froehlich each went 5-0 to lead Tell City to second place in the Marksmen’s six-team wrestling tourney Saturday.

    The Marksmen won their first four matches handily in the round-robin. They beat Wood Memorial 69-6, Mitchell 54-22, North Posey 45-18, and Apollo 70-6.

    But then they lost 37-33 to Heritage Hills, which won the tourney undefeated.

  • Cannelton 0-2 in Orleans tourney

    ORLEANS—Cannelton couldn’t overcome cold shooting and a lack of depth as it went 0-2 in a girls basketball tourney Saturday.

    The Bulldogs lost 35-34 to Trinity Lutheran in the first round as they hit 23.6 percent from the field.

    They were 8 for 44 from two-point range but made 5 of 11 from three-point range. Nakaa Myers was 4 for 8 on three-pointers.

    Sarah Powers led the Bulldogs with 13 points and Myers added 12.

    Jaci Garrett grabbed 11 rebounds for the Bulldogs and Myers added 10.

    Sarah Onken scored 11 for Trinity Lutheran.

  • Raiders dominate boards to down...

    TELL CITY—Southridge outrebounded Tell City 41-21 and beat the Marksmen 65-51 in PAC boys basketball Friday.

    Tell City led most of the game, as Southridge got off to a cold shooting start.

    The Marksmen led 39-32 with 2:31 left in the third quarter after Andy Chinn scored a four-point play on a three-point basket out front and a free throw.

    The Raiders went on an 11-0 run the rest of that quarter to take the lead for good, though.

    Three of their five field goals in that stretch came after offensive rebounds.