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Today's Sports

  • Aders to join Claise with...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Lexi Aders won softball conference titles with Miranda Claise the last two years, and now she hopes to do the same in college.
    Aders, a Perry Central senior outfielder, signed a national letter of intent Monday to play for Lincoln Trail Community College.
    Claise, Perry Central’s former pitcher, is already a freshman there, and Aders said that was a factor in her selecting the Robinson, Ill., school.
    She also said she liked the campus when she visited.

  • Wolfpack tops Bulldogs

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Crawford County’s girls basketball team substituted in full platoons like the University of Kentucky men’s team Monday.
    And the Wolfpack dominated like UK often does as they beat Cannelton 58-14.
    Much taller at every position, the Wolfpack outrebounded Cannelton 41-17.
    They also blocked numerous shots and held the Bulldogs to 10.3 percent field-goal shooting while hitting 47.3 percent themselves.

  • Bluejackets stop PC cold

    MITCHELL—Perry Central hit only 24.5 percent from the field in a 55-35 PLAC girls basketball loss to Mitchell Saturday.
    The Commodores made the long trip on a Saturday morning and took the floor about 18 hours after finishing a road win over Crawford County.
    They never really got their offense going. They trailed 12-7 after one quarter and 30-15 by halftime.
    Mitchell hit 42.9 percent from the field in the first half, including 4 of 8 from three-point range.
    Brittany Parker finished with 14 points and Hannah Edwards added 12 for Perry Central.

  • Turnovers doom Bulldogs

    MEDORA—Cannelton committed 20 turnovers in a 59-40 boys basketball loss to Medora Saturday.
    The Bulldogs edged Medora in field-goal shooting 40.5 percent to 40.3 percent.
    But Medora took 25 more shots thanks to its 35-27 rebounding advantage and its committing 14 fewer turnovers than the Bulldogs.
    “They put some pressure on us, but nothing compared to some of the other presses we’ve seen all year,” said Cannelton Coach Michael Snyder. “We handled their full-court pressure just fine.

  • Tell City overtakes Wildcats;...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City trailed 21-4 five minutes into the game but improved its defense to overtake Mount Vernon 56-49 in girls basketball Saturday.
    “We started defending the girl (Mara Canada) that made five three-pointers in the first three minutes of the game and we hit some shots,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes of the comeback formula.
    He said Celina Snyder “was probably the star of the game with her defense on the shooter from the end of the first quarter on.”

  • Marksmen’s defense stops Springs...

    By JOHN HAYES
    Sports Correspondent

    TELL CITY—Tell City used a strong defensive effort to beat Springs Valley 53-36 in boys basketball Saturday.
    The Marksmen held the Blackhawks to 36 points on 32.4 percent field-goal shooting and allowed only one double figure scorer.
    “We did a really nice job of playing team defense the whole game,” said Tell City Coach Greg Arnold. “We knew that we had to contain (Hector) Walker and I thought we all played at the level necessary to hold him down.”

  • Perry Central subdues Eagles

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Michael Schwartz’s hot first-half shooting propelled Perry Central past Lanesville 66-56 in boys basketball Saturday.
    Schwartz scored 20 points in the first half on 7 of 10 field-goal shooting, including 4 of 5 from three-point range, and 2 of 3 free throws.
    All of those points came in a seven-minute span.
    He made a three-pointer and then made a steal and another three-pointer with 0:02 left in the first quarter to put the Commodores up for good 15-14.

  • Five Marksmen advance to regional

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City had eight wrestlers competing in the tough 10-team Castle sectional Saturday and five of them qualified for the  regional.
    Largely due to their six forfeits, the Marksmen finished seventh in team standings. But the top four finishers in each weight class advanced to the regional.
    Elliott Brown was Tell City’s top finisher, placing second in the 160-pound weight class.
    He won his first two matches before losing 11-2 in the finals to Castle’s Turner Lockyear.

  • Marksmen advance in tourney

    HAUBSTADT—Tell City held Haubstadt scoreless in the second quarter and won 51-15 in the second round of the eighth grade boys PAC basketball tourney Thursday.
    The Marksmen led 18-8 after the first quarter and went on a 10-0 run the next period.
    “They had one kid that was really fast and he did a nice job driving to the bucket in the first quarter,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons.
    “After that we did a much better job playing help defense and did a much better job on our defensive rotations.”

  • Tweaks could help baseball

    To true sports purists, Major League Baseball is a great game but can always be tweaked to be made a little better.
    Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein and new Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred each floated an idea last week for improving the game, and I basically like both of them.
    Some have suggested imposing a strict time limit between pitches to help speed up the game, but several pitchers have said they hate the idea.
    Instead Epstein suggested one way to make games shorter would be to require relief pitchers to pitch to more than one batter.