Today's Sports

  • Forest Park nips PC in last...

    HUNTINGBURG—Trent Theising hit a 12-foot shot with 2.4 seconds left to lift Forest Park past Perry Central 40-39 in the first round of the  Class 2A boys basketball sectional Tuesday.

    Forest Park led 38-36 with 23.6 seconds left and had a chance to virtually ice the victory as Nathan Bromm went to the free-throw line for one shot plus the bonus.

    He missed the first shot, though, and Perry Central rebounded.

    Jacob Schwartz scored a three-point play on a driving five-foot shot and free throw to put the Commodores ahead 39-38 with 0:13 left.

  • Rappites top Bulldogs

    OAKLAND CITY—Cannelton played well, but missed scoring opportunities cost the Bulldogs a chance at victory in a 63-55 loss to New Harmony in the first round of the Class A boys basketball sectional Tuesday.

    “We missed 17 shots in the lane, including three or four layups down the stretch,” noted Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.

    This was the fourth meeting of the season between these teams.  New Harmony had won the previous three contests by an average of 20.7 points per game and outrebounded Cannelton by 16 per game.

  • Schwartz to run for UE

    LEOPOLD—The University of Evansville’s strong engineering program helped the Aces land their latest men’s cross country recruit.

    Perry Central senior Jake Schwartz, who signed Monday, said he chose the Aces because “it’s a smaller college, it has a pretty good engineering program, and I liked that they offered me to run there.”

    Schwartz will receive a combination of academic and athletic scholarships that he said will probably pay most of his tuition at the private school, which competes in NCAA Division I.

  • Olympics should boost hockey...

    I don’t remember if it was in Parade magazine or USA Today, but somewhere I read an Olympic hockey preview that was probably the most accurate I’ve ever seen.

    The writer stated that most experts considered the United States a long shot to earn a medal but the team had a good chance to do so because of goalie Ryan Miller.

    All Miller did was lead USA to a silver medal and within an overtime period of beating Canada for the gold.

  • Malone leads Tri-County in SISC...

    MOUNT VERNON—Chelsea Malone placed second in two events  to lead the Tell City-based Tri-County Swim Club in the Southern Indiana Swim Conference winter meet last weekend.

    Malone placed second in the women’s open 50-yard freestyle in 25.90 seconds and in the 100 backstroke in 1:04.95.

    She placed third in the 100 free in 57.78 and fourth in the 200 back in 2:23.13.

    Stephen Houle placed fifth in age-11-12 boys 100 and 50 breaststrokes in 1:40.63 and 44.05 respectively, sixth in the 50 butterfly in 50.03, and 10th in the 50 free.

  • Arnold's 3-pointer lifts TC...

    EVANSVILLE—Freshman Brian Arnold hit a three-point shot with 21 seconds left to give Tell City a 51-50 boys basketball victory over Evansville Day Friday.

    Evansville Day then worked the ball upcourt and called two timeouts—the second after seeing what defensive alignment Tell City came out with—to set up a final shot.

    But Ethan Black missed a forced shot from about 15 feet and Tell City’s Nick Kleaving grabbed the rebound just before the final buzzer.

  • PC repulses Patriots

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central built a 20-point fourth-quarter lead, then made 15 of 18 free throws to beat Heritage Hills 65-56 in boys basketball Friday.

    Heritage Hills’ Justin Forshey made a three-point shot from the corner to cut the Commodore lead to 63-56 with 36 seconds left.

    A quick foul sent Jacob Schwartz to the free throw line where he made both shots.

    Heritage Hills turned to ball over on its next possession and then allowed the Commodores to run out the clock.

  • Commodores cold in loss to...

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central hit only 29.5 percent from the field in a 47-39 PLAC boys basketball loss to West Washington Thursday.

    The Commodores found it hard to drive or get open shots inside against West Washington’s active 2-3 zone defense. And they hit only 3 of 19 shots from three-point range.

    “Early I thought we got some pretty decent looks but we just didn’t hit the shots,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter.

    The Commodores had to take some quick shots in the second half, as they trailed by 10 to 12 points much of it.

  • Lions rout Cannelton

    SELLERSBURG—Cannelton had no answer for Rock Creek’s size and athleticism in a 99-50 boys basketball loss Friday.

    The Lions outshot the Bulldogs from the field 53.2 percent to 26.6 percent, held a 54-34 advantage on the boards, and forced 22 turnovers.

    “We just did not move the ball very well tonight—we played as individuals instead of as a team,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.  “Plus, they were very athletic, fast, and strong.”

  • Area sectionals could have new...

    One of the things that makes the IHSAA boys basketball sectionals so interesting is they are single-elimination. With a bad draw or one bad game, a really good team can make an early exit.

    Compare that with the individual state wrestling tourney, where Prince-ton’s Drake Stein won the 171-pound state title despite not winning his regional or even his sectional.