Today's Sports

  • Mount Vernon edges Marksmen at...

    Sports Editor

    MOUNT VERNON—Tell City’s hot finish almost made up for a turnover-plagued start as the Marksmen lost to Mount Vernon 67-65 in boys basketball Friday.
    The Marksmen committed 16 turnovers in the first half and fell behind by 14 points, 27-13, midway through the second quarter.
    They still trailed by 11 with four minutes left in the game and by seven with 1:24 left.

  • Shoals outshoots Bulldogs

    SHOALS—When one team can’t hit and the other can’t seem to miss, a basketball game can get out of hand quickly.
    Such was the case in the Cannelton girls’ 75-39 loss to Shoals Saturday.
    Cannelton handled the ball well, committing only seven turnovers. And it got outrebounded by only 10, which is better than usual.
    The Bulldogs also shot free throws better than usual, hitting 16 of 26 for 61.5 percent. Nicole Harris made 10 of 13.
    But they couldn’t hit from the field, making only 21.2 percent to Shoals’ 49.1 percent.

  • New Tell City Hall of Famers set...

    Those who know me well will tell you I have a great memory for sports statistics. But even I can’t remember all the important statistics for the thousands of athletes in dozens of sports that I have covered in several decades on this job.
    So researching the statistics of Tell City High School Athletic Hall of Fame candidates each year always produces some surprises for me.
    Danny Talley, Laura McClintic James, and the late Joe Hagedorn will be inducted into the Hall of Fame Saturday at 5:30 p.m. in the school’s auditorium.

  • Cannelton girls outshoot Aces

    CLOVERPORT, Ky.—Cannelton overcame a slow start on offense with strong defense and rebounding to beat Cloverport 41-25 in girls basketball Tuesday.
    Cannelton held the Aces to 20.5 percent field-goal shooting and outrebounded them 36-26.
    “We came out flat in the first half again,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “Then we scored a little bit in the third quarter (a game-high 12 points) and got the lead.”
    Melissa Clausen, Cannelton’s senior point guard, rolled an ankle in the third quarter.

  • Perry Central upsets Rams

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central held Paoli to 5 of 26 three-point shooting and beat the Rams 55-49 in PLAC girls basketball Tuesday.
    “I just thought our defense really slowed them down and took them out of their rhythm  tonight,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume.
    “We played a zone because we really wanted to stop their penetration inside. They’re a really quick team.
    “We played the way I thought we could play all year.”
    Paoli entered the game with an 11-3 record and ranked No. 10 in the state in Class 2A.

  • Bulldogs cold in loss to Aces

    Sports Editor

    CLOVERPORT, Ky.—Cannelton made only three field goals in the first half of a 57-23 boys basketball loss to Cloverport Tuesday.
    Cannelton guard Caleb Cravens hit 1 of 2 free throws for the first point of the game.
    But Cloverport made the first four field goals, including two in transition, before Cravens scored on a drive with 4:26 left in the first quarter.
    Bryce Garrett added a three-pointer 56 seconds later to narrow the gap to six points, 12-6.

  • Tell City 13th in Mater Dei...

    EVANSVILLE—Elliott Brown placed second in the 160-pound weight class to lead Tell City to 13th place in Mater Dei’s 16-team wrestling tourney Dec. 29-30.
    “I had hoped to break into the top 10 this year, but we ran into some pretty tough competition,” said Tell City Coach Neal Stahly.
    The Mater Dei field is always strong but was maybe stronger than usual this year.
    Mater Dei is ranked No. 1 in the state but had several of its wrestlers upset, though it won the team title with 246 points.

  • Cannelton girls fall twice

    COLUMBUS—Foul trouble and poor rebounding hurt Cannelton in a 64-27 girls basketball loss to Columbus Christian Tuesday.
    Columbus Christian outrebounded the Bulldogs 31-18.
    The Crusaders grabbed 14 offensive rebounds, which helped them outshoot Cannelton from the field 46.1 percent to 35.3 percent.
    They hit 10 of 22 free throws to Cannelton’s 3 of 11.

  • Blackhawks outplay PC girls

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central scored only two points in the second half of a 43-25 PLAC girls basketball loss to Springs Valley Tuesday.
    The Commodores led 23=22 at halftime but had to play the second half without Brittany Parker, their leading scorer for the season. She sprained an ankle when a Springs Valley player fell on her with about two minutes left in the second quarter.
    Parker already had eight points at that point, including 4 for 4 at the free-throw line. No other Commodore got to the free-throw line the entire game.

  • Pressure helps two opponents...

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Neither team had great shooters, but Washington Catholic used full-court pressure to jump-start its offense as it beat Cannelton 48-24 in boys basketball Friday.
    The Cardinals went 0 for 15 from the field in the first quarter and trailed Cannelton 4-0 at the end of that period.
    Then came their pressure, which coincided with A.J. Sellers’ temporarily finding his stroke from three-point range.