Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Wolfpack holds off Tell City...

    TELL CITY—Chelsea Benham hit four free throws in the final seven seconds to give Crawford County a 70-65 girls basketball victory over Tell City Friday.

    Though they usually didn’t guard each other, the individual battle between Benham and Tell City’s Lauren Goffinet, quite possibly the two best players in Southwestern Indiana, was a good one.

    Goffinet scored 31 points, including 20 in the second half. She also made five steals.

    Benham scored 29 points, including 19 in the second half.

  • Marksman wrestlers return nine...

    TELL CITY—With nine starters returning, Tell City’s  wrestling team hopes to compete for the title in the strong Pocket Athletic Conference this year.

    The returnees include two PAC champions and four who placed second in the tough nine-team Castle sectional last year.

    Junior Dylan Froehlich, one of the PAC champions, returns in the 215-pound weight class.

    Andy Kast, the other conference champion and a fourth-year starter, moves up from the 125 weight class to 130.

    The Marksmen should be strong in most of the lower weights.

  • Tecumseh girls blast Bulldogs

    LYNNVILLE—Tecumseh jumped to a 14-2 first-quarter lead and routed Cannelton 41-22 in girls basketball Thursday.

    “We just couldn’t hit anything the first half and the second half we fell apart,” said Cannelton Coach Jeff Miller.

    “We were taking shots we shouldn’t have been taking and not shooting when we should’ve. And we kept getting trapped in the corner.”

    Sarah Powers led Cannelton, 1-2, with eight points.

    Tecumseh improved to 1-1.

  • TC outswims Rebels; places 5th...

    TELL CITY—For the first time in several years Tell City placed second in two relays at its own season-opening girls swimming relay meet Saturday.

    Tell City finished fifth overall among seven teams in the meet, “but we were more competitive this year,” said Tell City Coach Mike Page.

    Chelsea Malone, Amanda Wagner, Erika Hauenstein and C.J. Fentress took second in the 200-yard medley relay in 2:01.08.

    Wagner, Hauenstein, Chelsea Malone and Bailey Malone placed second in the 400 individual medley relay in 4:40.67.

  • PC girls beat Rebels 44-39

    REO—Perry Central made 21 steals to beat South Spencer 44-39 in girls basketball Tuesday.

    “I think our pressure defense bothered them quite a bit,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson. “We’re fairly quick.”

    The Commodores also used a 1-3-1 half-court zone at times but used the press quite a bit in the third quarter, when they outscored South Spencer 17-13 to take a 34-28 lead.

    They built the lead to 42-31 early in the fourth quarter.

  • Cannelton nips Rappites in OT

    CANNELTON—Cannelton took its first lead of the game in overtime as it defeated New Harmony 37-35 in girls basketball Saturday.

    The Bulldogs outscored New Harmony 15-4 in the fourth quarter to tie the score. “We pressed them quite a bit,” said Cannelton Coach Jeff Miller.

    Freshman Sammie James hit two free throws with 1.6 seconds left in regulation to tie the score and send the game into overtime.

    Jaci Garrett and Nakaa Myers hit field goals in overtime to give the Bulldogs the lead. Garrett later added two free throws to preserve the lead.

  • Chinn MVP; Kast academic all-...

    TELL CITY—Andy Chinn was named Tell City’s boys tennis Most Valuable Player at that sport’s awards banquet Nov. 12.

    In addition, Andy Kast was recognized for being one of 50 boys statewide named Academic All-State by the Indiana High School Tennis Coaches Association.

    In order to be recognized, a player must be nominated by his coach and selected by the Association’s board.  The award is based on grade-point average, test scores, and academic standing.

  • Internet has changed coverage of...

    The expansion of sports coverage on the Internet in the last 10 years has been a boon for sports fans, but it has also led to some sports publications biting the dust.

    Sport Magazine, Basketball Digest, Basketball Weekly, Hockey Digest and Street & Smith’s sports annuals are among the once successful magazines that are no longer published.

    Others have cut back on their frequency. Baseball Digest, long known as “baseball’s only monthly magazine,” has gone from 12 to 10 and now eight issues per year.

  • Hall, Schwartz, Schwartz are...

    LEOPOLD—T.J. Hall was named Perry Central’s football Most Valuable Player at Perry Central’s fall sports banquet Thursday.

    Hall won the award in a team vote.

    Cousins Jake Schwartz and Lavina Schwartz were named the most valuable runners in boys and girls cross country.

    No volleyball MVP was selected.

    The complete list of awards presented:


    Most Valuable Player: T.J. Hall

    All-PLAC: B.J. Farmer, T.J. Lamon, Ryan Hanan, Clint Schank, Robbie Piper, Austin Hauser, Dane Ransom, Alex Schroeder, T.J. Hall