Today's Sports

  • Wildcats overtake Tell City

    TELL CITY—Mount Vernon took advantage of five Tell City turnovers in the last five minutes to beat the Marksmen 65-60 in boys basketball Tuesday.

    Tell City outshot the Wildcats from the field 43.5 percent to 41.7 percent and outrebounded them 34-25.

    But the Marksmen committed 23 turnovers, six more than the Wildcats.

    Tell City was still able to build a 51-43 lead with 5:47 left when Greg Hollinden made a steal and two free throws.

  • Tell City boys third in PAC

    LYNNVILLE—Greg Clayton, Justin Peter and Nick Bower each won one individual event and a relay to lead Tell City to third place in the PAC boys swim meet Saturday.

    Tell City scored 221 points. Southridge won with 259.

    Clayton won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:30.88 and placed second in the 200 free in 2:00.79.

    Peter won the 100 backstroke in 59.40 seconds and placed second in the 200 individual medley in 2:20.93.

    Bower won the 100 free in 53.20 and placed third in the 50 free in 24.03.

  • Wolfpack downs Tell City

    MARENGO—Crawford County hit five three-point shots in the first 5:05 en route to routing Tell City 68-47 in boys basketball Saturday.

    The Wolfpack hit 5 of 7 from beyond the arc as they jumped to a 19-10 lead.

    “We ran back from our press to a zone (defense) and we just didn’t get out on them,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes.

    “We knew they had a couple of guys who could shoot threes, but we hadn’t seen them hit like that,” he added.

    The Wolfpack hit only one more three-pointer the rest of the game.

  • Cold Commodores fall to Mitchell

    LEOPOLD—Poor field goal shooting sank Perry Central in its 41-34 PLAC boys basketball loss to Mitchell Saturday night.

    Perry Central jumped to a 7-0 lead with 5:05 left in the first quarter as Alex Rogier scored on a three-point shot and made two free throws. Rogier led the Commodores with 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds.

    Early in the second quarter the Commodores extended their lead to 16-7 on a three-pointer by Ian Hahus

  • PC girls overtake Jeeps

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central hit a series of clutch shots late in the third and early in the fourth quarter to beat Northeast Dubois 38-35 in girls basketball Saturday.

    The Jeeps outscored Perry Central 14-2 in the first five minutes of the third quarter to take a 26-17 lead.

    Then the Commodores began their comeback. Hilarie Hahus hit a three-pointer from the corner and Deidra Dickerson scored on a drive.

    After another Perry Central basket, Dickerson hit a three-pointer early in the fourth quarter to put the Commodores ahead 27-26.

  • Bulldogs beat Lanesville

    CANNELTON—Cannelton hit 26 of 45 free throws to beat Lanesville 53-39 in girls basketball Monday.

    Neither team shot well from the field (Lanesville 23.3 percent, Cannelton 30.2 percent) or the free-throw line (Lanesville 42.1 percent,  Cannelton 57.8 percent). But the Bulldogs made up for quality with quantity at the line.

    Sarah Powers was one Bulldog who did shoot well at the line. She hit 13 of 16 free throws and led the team with 19 points.

    She raised her season free-throw percentage slightly to 77.9 percent (88 of 113).

  • Orleans' quickness hurts...

    LEOPOLD—Orleans used its quickness to score several layups off steals and drives as it beat Perry Central 55-45 in PLAC boys basketball Friday.

    After falling behind 10-2 at the start, Perry Central battled back to take a 20-17 lead when Alex Rogier scored a three-point play on an inside basket and free throw with 2:28 left in the second quarter.

    The Commodores got the ball back with a chance to increase their lead. But Jonathan Smith made a steal and a layup for Orleans.

  • Lewis’ high school...

    Most local fans probably sympathized from a distance when University of Southern Indiana basketball center Jeron Lewis died Jan. 14. But one former Perry Countian knew him well.

    Mike Novell, who was Cannelton’s baseball coach and assistant basketball coach to Dale Hein 1973-76, has been the head basketball coach at Fort Wayne North Side the last 10 years, where Lewis played for him.

  • Turnovers doom Tell City girls...

    REO—South Spencer's 14 steals and unrelenting full-court pressure helped defeat Tell City 56-45 in PAC girls basketball Thursday.

    South Spencer jumped to a 12-0 lead before Marksman Karen Damin hit a three-point shot with 1:50 left in the first quarter.

    The Rebels’ first-quarter charge was fueled by 11 Tell City turnovers, including five steals forced by South Spencer’s full-court pressure.

    Tell City finished the game with 24 turnovers while South Spencer had only six.

  • Defense carries Bulldog girls...

    CANNELTON—Cannelton forced 31 turnovers and held Rock Creek Christian to 17.0 percent field-goal shooting to beat the Lions 58-22 in girls basketball Friday.

    The Bulldogs jumped to a 36-10 halftime lead.

    “The first half we were overplaying the passing lanes in our zone and got a few steals that way,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.

    The Bulldogs also used a 1-2-2 full-court press and a half-court trap at times.