Today's Sports

  • Bulldogs run past Aces

    CANNELTON - Cannelton used fast breaks and offensive rebounding to rout Cloverport 79-48 in boys basketball Friday.

    The Bulldogs used their full-court pressure to make 16 steals, many of which they turned into transition layups.

    They also got some fast breaks off defensive rebounds and quick outlet passes.

    Though Cloverport, with 6-foot-6 center Logan Melton, had the edge in overall size, Cannelton dominated the boards.

    The Bulldogs grabbed 45 rebounds, including 21 at their offensive end. They scored eight rebound baskets.

  • Raiders beat Cannelton on fourth...

    CANNELTON - Whitesville Trinity hit 16 of 21 free throws in the fourth quarter to beat Cannelton 84-73 in boys basketball Tuesday.

    Cannelton led after each of the first two quarters and trailed by only two points, 58-56, after three quarters.

    But the Raiders penetrated into the lane frequently in the fourth quarter to draw fouls. They also scored five field goals that period.

  • Defense, guard scoring lead TC...

    POSEYVILLE - Tell City's boys basketball team may have rediscovered its winning ways in time to build some momentum for the sectional.

    The Marksmen played strong defense and their starting guards matched North Posey's entire point output as the Marksmen won 47-37 Saturday afternoon.

    The win ended a 1-3 stretch for the Marksmen (with the only win coming in overtime) after they had started the season 12-2.

  • Braves overwhelm PC with...

    LEOPOLD - Tecumseh outscored Perry Central 22-4 in the second quarter and cruised to a 71-56 win in boys basketball Saturday.

    The Braves' big second quarter helped them build a 40-20 halftime lead.

    The Commodores hit only 7 of 21 from the floor in the first half for 33.3 percent.

    They also committed 11 turnovers in the first half, including nine in the second quarter. They had 18 turnovers for the game.

  • Basketball sectional drawings...

    INDIANAPOLIS - Tell City and Cannelton drew first-round byes but Perry Central will have to go the long route to win its boys basketball sectional next week.

    Pairings for all 64 sectionals in the state were drawn by the IHSAA Sunday evening.

    Perry Central and Tell City will compete in the Class 2A sectional that will once again be held at Huntingburg Memorial Gym (though Forest Park is the designated host, as Southridge now competes in Class 3A).

  • Goffinet, McClintic make All-PAC...

    TELL CITY - Lauren Goffinet and Kara McClintic of Tell City were named to the All-PAC girls basketball team in voting by conference coaches Monday.

    Tell City, which tied for second in the nine-team league, was one of three teams to place two players on the squad.

    Tell City Coach John Lyons said he was pleased to get two players on it. "With nine teams in the conference now (since Forest Park joined it this year) and only 10 spots open (for all-conference), that doesn't leave a lot of room."

  • Marksmen shut down Patriots in...

    TELL CITY - Strong defense and rebounding carried Tell City past Heritage Hills 65-33 in PAC boys basketball Tuesday.

    The Marksmen held Heritage Hills to single-digit scoring in every quarter.

    They outshot the Patriots from the field 48.9 percent to 32.5 percent and outrebounded them 31-23, holding the Patriots to just four offensive rebounds.

    Still the Marksmen led only 20-15 at halftime, as they got off to a sluggish start on offense themselves.

    They hit only 8 of 25 shots from the field in the first half as they rarely got the ball inside.

  • TC boys 5th in swim sectional

    JASPER - Tell City placed in the top six in all three relays and finished fifth in the 12-team Jasper boys swim sectional Saturday.

    The Marksmen scored 108 points. Bedford-North Law-rence won with 312.

    Zach Avallone, Nick Bower, Greg Clayton and Isaac Schaefer placed fourth in the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:38.01 for Tell City's highest finish.

    Those same four boys took fifth in the 400 free relay in 3:42.97.

    Justin Peter, Bryson May, Nick Bower and Jacob Bryant placed sixth in the 200 medley relay in 1:59.07.

  • Young Abe was Perry County'...

    Were it not for John Wilkes Booth's bullets, Abraham Lincoln might have turned 199 last week (hey, you never know - people are living longer).

    Committees in Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois - the three states in which he lived - already have plans in high gear for Lincoln's 200th birthday celebration.

    Tell City is also gearing up for a celebration of its own, this summer's 150th anniversary of the town's founding.

  • Woznicki makes academic all-state

    INDIANAPOLIS - Tell City senior Joey Woznicki has been named to the wrestling academic all-state first team by the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association.

    Woznicki competed in the 130-pound weight class for the Marksmen this season, compiling a 25-16 record and qualifying for the regional for the fourth time.

    He ranks third among 134 in Tell City's senior class academically with a 3.956 grade-point average. He scored 28 on the American College Test.