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Today's Sports

  • South Central defeats Cannelton

    ELIZABETH—Cannelton hit only 25.5 percent from the field and committed 22 turnovers in a 59-44 boys basketball loss to South Central Friday.
    “We shot terribly from the field again,” said Cannelton Coach Michael Snyder. “And we turned the ball over some but it wasn’t really their defense that caused it - it was just us making mistakes.
    “And we gave up 11 offensive rebounds in the first half even though our three biggest kids were bigger than all of them.

  • Commodores cold in loss to...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    HUNTINGBURG—Cold perimeter shooting hurt Perry Central in a 54-39 boys basketball loss to Southridge Friday.
    The Commodores hit 36.0 percent from the field overall, including 2 of 14 from three-point range.
    “Until late in the game I don’t think we took any that weren’t open threes - we just weren’t knocking them down,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter.
    “And in our two-point field-goal percentage sometimes we’re shooting over a lot of length inside.

  • Spires propels PC to comeback...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Sarah Spires scored 20 points in the second half, including four three-point baskets, as Perry Central overtook Heritage Hills for a 53-43 girls basketball victory Thursday.
    Heritage Hills led virtually all of the first three quarters, building its lead to eight points when Paige Priest scored the first basket of the third quarter on a drive.
    Spires hit two three-pointers in the next two minutes, though, pulling the Commodores within three points.

  • Tell City 0-5 at Memorial

    EVANSVILLE—Tell City had to forfeit six weight classes in each match as it went 0-5 in Evansville Memorial’s wrestling tourney Saturday.
    The Marksmen lost to Edgewood 70-8, Center Grove 66-10, Memorial 55-15, Terre Haute South 48-32, and Mooresville 50-18.
    “We had unforeseen injuries and illnesses, which decimated our chances of putting our best foot forward,” said Tell City Coach Neal Stahly.

  • Tell City girls 3rd in 4-team...

    TELL CITY—Tell City won two events as it placed third in a four-team girls swim meet Tuesday.
    Mater Dei won with 183 points. Evansville Central scored 148, Tell City 133, and Evansville Day 18.
    Tell City’s Madilyn Hoskinson, Amy Hackbarth, Samantha Allen and Sydney Brown swam the 400-yard freestyle relay in 4:41.65 to win it by nearly 10 seconds.
    Samantha Allen won the 200 free in 2:29.81 and Taylor Kratzer placed second in 2:33.31.
    Kratzer placed second in the 500 free in 6:43.82 and Allen was third in 6:46.23.

  • Tell City boys second in...

    MOUNT VERNON—Stephen Houle placed second in two individual events and a relay as Tell City took second in a three-team boys swim meet Saturday.
    Tell City beat Vincennes Lincoln 130-71 but lost to Mount Vernon 169-88.
    Houle placed second in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:33.44 and in the 500 free in 5:49.06.
    He teamed with Seth Vaquero, Zach Peter and Elliot Reed to take second in the 400 free relay in 4:20.23.
    Reed placed second in the 50 freestyle in 27.95 seconds and third in the 100 butterfly in 1:15.50.

  • Tell City girls fall twice

    FORT BRANCH—Tell City committed 25 turnovers and hit only 23.9 percent from the field in a 70-23 PAC loss at Gibson Southern Saturday.
    Maddie Raley, a 6-foot-1 senior forward, led the Titans with 20 points, including three three-pointers.
    “They’re very good,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes. “The Raley girl is just legit - we couldn’t do anything with her - and their guards are good.
    “I think they’re the best team in our conference - they’ve got size that Southridge doesn’t have.

  • North Posey pulls away from PC...

    POSEYVILLE—Perry Central committed 12 turnovers in the second half of a 58-43 girls basketball loss to North Posey Saturday.
    Perry Central trailed only 22-20 at halftime. But North Posey center Ally Brandenstein scored 14 points in the second half, including hitting 8 of 9 free throws.
    A 6-foot junior center, she had a height advantage over the Commodores, who started no one taller than 5-5.
    Kayla Sanford added eight points in that half for the Vikings.
    The Vikings went on a 7-0 run midway through the third quarter to go ahead for good.

  • Wagner hired as Tell City...

    TELL CITY—Former Perry Central and Forest Park head coach Terry Wagner was hired as an assistant coach for Tell City’s football team Tuesday.
    A release from Tell City’s Athletic Director John Atkins said, “Wagner will bring with him a vast knowledge of the game and an incredible amount of experience. We are certain that he will be able to provide valuable guidance, based on his years of experience and nature of success, to our young coaching staff and players.”

  • Tecumseh’s defense shuts down...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Tecumseh held Cannelton to one field goal in the first half and beat the Bulldogs 75-23 in boys basketball Saturday.
    Cannelton hit 1 of 10 from the field and committed 19 turnovers in the first half, though the Braves rarely used a full-court press.
    “It’s not necessarily the defensive pressure forcing the majority of our turnovers - it’s just us making poor decisions,” said Cannelton Coach Michael Snyder. “We make a bad pass or dribble into two or three defenders.