Today's Sports

  • Shoals stymies Bulldogs

    SHOALS—With 6-foot-9 center Jon Sherfick, Shoals overpowered Cannelton in-side for a 61-37 boys basketball victory Saturday.
    The Jug Rox held Cannelton to 23.6 percent field-goal shooting.
    Sherfick blocked only one shot but his presence apparently deterred the Bulldogs from driving for close shots.
    He “got a lot of defensive rebounds,” though “overall for rebounding I thought we did OK—better than we have been,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.

  • Marksmen 3-2 in tourney; top...

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Justin Alvarez went 5-0 to lead Tell City to third place in its own six-team, round-robin wrest-ling tourney Saturday.
    Tell City beat Wood Memorial 48-24, Mitchell 39-33, and Apollo 49-28 but lost to North Posey 38-29 and to Heritage Hills 55-18.
    Tell City Coach Joe Litherland knew that Heritage Hills, which raised its season record to 9-1, would be tough to beat. But he thought the Marksmen had a good shot at North Posey.

  • Kohnert leads Tell City past...

    Sports Correspondent

    TELL CITY—Tell City made 7 of 8 free throws late to hold off South Central 60-53 in boys basketball Saturday.
    South Central had whittled a 10-point Marksman lead to four, 53-49, after Jason Boston hit 1 of 2 free throws.
    Chris Kohnert grabbed the rebound of the second free throw and was fouled. He made both his free throws.
    After a South Central miss and a Tell City charge, Tell City fouled Bobby Sampson. He made both free throws to make it a four-point game with 0:37 left.

  • Hot 3rd quarter propels PC past...

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Changing defenses in the third quarter helped energize Perry Central’s boys basketball team Saturday.
    Mater Dei’s changing defenses also helped the Commodores as they beat the Wildcats 59-57.
    The Commodores trailed 28-18 after an uninspired second quarter in which they hit only 2 of 10 shots from the field. They hit 7 of 23 in the first half, including 0 of 4 from three-point range.

  • Raiders defeat TC

    HUNTINGBURG—Tell City gave up only one pin but lost to Southridge 46-22 in wrestling Tuesday.
    “I can see some big improvement,” said Tell City Coach Joe Litherland. “Southridge loves to cradle and not a single kid got put in a cradle—we worked on that all week.”
    Justin Alvarez scored a pin for Tell City, nailing Blake Meyerholtz in 1:12. Litherland noted that Meyerholtz won a tourney at Mater Dei the previous weekend.

  • Marksmen, Commodores split games

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City held Perry Central to nine points in the second half and beat the Commodores 27-24 in eighth grade boys basketball Thursday.

  • PC girls fall to Tecumseh

    LYNNVILLE—Perry Central couldn’t overcome a cold first half and lost to Tecumseh 44-41 in girls basketball Thursday.
    The Commodores stayed close throughout despite hitting only 8 of 27 from the field in the first half and 16 of 42 (38.1 percent) for the game.
    “We didn’t shoot very well in the first half,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson.
    “They were collapsing on Ashley (Graves, Perry Central’s center). Morgan (Richardson) was hitting and that was about it.”

  • Canelton hot in victory

    CANNELTON—Hot three-point shooting helped Cannelton beat New Harmony 60-50 in girls basketball Friday.
    New Harmony jumped to a 10-4 lead and still led 10-9 after the first quarter. But the Bulldogs hit six three-pointers—three apiece by Sarah Powers and Mikah Hemmings—in a 24-point second quarter as they took control.
    A full-court press also helped the Bulldogs build a 33-18 halftime lead.
    “We started out pressing and forced a few turnovers and got some layups to stretch our lead out,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.

  • Tell City girls knock off Jeeps

    TELL CITY—McKenzie Hayes had 19 points, 14 rebounds, six steals and four assists as Tell City upset Northeast Dubois 42-37 in girls basketball Thursday.
    Northeast Dubois entered the game 6-0 and ranked fifth in the state in Class A.
    The Jeeps took a four-point lead midway through the fourth quarter, but Tell City battled back.
    Logan Flannagan scored inside twice to tie the score and Hannah Schaefer scored inside to give the Marksmen a 39-37 lead. All three of those baskets came on nice assists from Hayes.

  • Raiders pass TC in 2nd half

    Sports Editor

    HUNTINGBURG—Southridge hit 66.7 percent from the field in the second half to beat Tell City 56-44 in PAC boys basketball Friday.
    Tell City led 24-19 after Tristan Simmons made a steal and a layup to start the third-quarter scoring.
    Southridge committed only four more turnovers, though, and hit 12 of 18 field-goal attempts the rest of the way, including 6 of 8 from three-point range.
    That was after hitting just 9 of 28 in the first half, including 1 for 10 from three-point range.