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Today's Sports

  • Bulldogs split 2 games

    COLUMBUS—Columbus Christian concentrated on stopping Caressa Sloss but others stepped up to lead Cannelton to a 43-33 girls basketball victory Saturday.
    Sloss fouled out with six minutes left and finished with seven points on 2 of 7 field-goal shooting and 3 of 7 free throws.
    But Tory Thomas scored a career-high 12 points on 6 of 11 field-goal shooting to lead the Bulldogs.
    “Tory has a really nice shot from 8 to 10 feet,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.

  • Marksmen outshoot Vikings for...

    TELL CITY—Katie Goffinet scored a career-high 26 points as Tell City edged North Posey 47-45 in overtime in PAC girls basketball Saturday.
    Goffinet hit 9 of 15 shots from the field, including 5 of 7 from three-point range, and 3 of 4 free throws.
    Her five three-pointers made were just one short of the school record shared by Kara Kessans and Laura McClintic.
    Center Kammie Jo Hayes added 15 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots to give the Marksmen a strong inside attack.
    She hit 5 of 8 from the field and 5 of 7 free throws.

  • Mitchell holds off Perry Central...

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central couldn’t stop Mitchell’s inside scoring and lost 70-64 in PLAC boys basketball Saturday.
    Perry Central cut a 13-point deficit to three on a rebound basket by Luke Bishop with 4:15 left in the game.
    “We made a heck of a run to cut it to 56-53,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “They called a timeout with like three minutes left in the game.

  • Missing layups costs Cannelton...

    COLUMBUS—Missing a lot of shots from within 5 feet of the basket hurt Cannelton in two boys basketball losses Saturday.
    In a 62-60 loss to Columbus Christian Saturday morning “we really missed a lot of opportunities to score in the second quarter (when the Bulldogs scored only eight points),” said Cannelton Coach Michael Snyder. “We missed a lot of layups - a lot of shots right at the rim.”

  • Montgomery leads Southridge past...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    HUNTINGBURG—Colson Montgomery scored a Southridge-record 39 points as the Raiders beat Perry Central 77-60 in boys basketball Monday.
    Montgomery, a 6-foot-3 freshman forward, hit 14 of 22 shots from the field and 10 of 13 free throws.
    He was 13 of 17 on two-point shots, scoring mostly on drives.
    What made his drives so hard to stop?

  • TC shooters hot in win over...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    MARENGO—Tell City hit 62.5 percent from the field to beat Crawford County 56-52 in boys basketball Saturday.
    The Marksmen hit 20 of 32 shots, including 7 of 12 from three-point range.
    “That’s the best shooting we’ve had in a long time,” said Tell City Coach Matt Lynch. “We’ve been working on shooting a lot, but of course we’ve been off eight days (due to snow-outs).

  • Marksman boys place 3rd in PAC...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LYNNVILLE—Drew Ettensohn and Elliot Reed each placed second in an individual event and a relay to lead Tell City to third place in the eight-team PAC boys swim meet Saturday.
    Tell City, despite being off practice eight days due to snow-outs, scored 179 points. Heritage Hills won with 347.
    Ettensohn nearly broke Tell City’s school record in the 100-yard butterfly as he finished second in 56.61 seconds, 60-hundredths of a second behind Jacob Bohnert of Pike Central.

  • Is no playing on snow day good...

    Three of the nine schools in the PAC, including Tell City, have a strict rule that their athletes cannot compete in any sports event in a day when classes at their school were called off because of inclement weather.
    Mater Dei also has a rule that its teams cannot travel to any sports event on a day when school was called off. So even if Tell City had not had such a rule, Mater Dei’s boys basketball game at Tell City Friday would have had to be postponed.
    But is such a hard and fast, no-exceptions rule a good thing?

  • Blackhawks’ twin towers defeat...

    CANNELTON—Springs Valley’s two 6-footers proved too much for Cannelton as the Blackhawks won 55-30 in girls basketball Wednesday.
    Cannelton center Caressa Sloss and Springs Valley center Jewel McCormick pretty much neutralized each other.
    Sloss was 8 for 15 from the field and McCormick 8 for 14, with Sloss also hitting a free throw to edge McCormick in points 17 to 16.

  • More local sports events...

    PERRY COUNTY—Tell City’s boys basketball home game with Mater Dei was postponed Friday because neither school was in session that day.
    It has been rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 3, with the JV game starting at 11:30 a.m. and the varsity at 1 p.m.
    All sports events involving Perry County teams Thursday were also postponed due to the weather.
    Tell City was scheduled to play at South Spencer in PAC girls basketball Thursday but that game has been moved to Tell City this Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., before those two schools meet in boys basketball.