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Today's Sports

  • James to play volleyball for...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central senior Grace James signed a scholarship Thursday to play volleyball for the University of Pennsylvania.
    “It was a priority of mine to find a high academics school where I could also play volleyball,” ssaid James.
    Pennsylvania, commonly known as Penn, fits both criteria. A member of the Ivy League, it was ranked the No. 1 academic school in the nation by College Factual last fall.

  • Confidence big key in wide open...

    Tell City was the last Perry County girls basketball team to win a sectional seven years ago.
    Perry Central earned its only sectional title in 2001, and Cannelton has never won one.
    So can any of those teams change their luck this week?
    Cannelton is probably the longest shot. The Bulldogs have improved tremendously since the season began, when they were committing more than 40 turnovers in a game even when opponents didn’t press.

  • Raiders’ defense limits...

    HUNTINGBURG—Southridge’s defense kept Perry Central from hitting outside shots and kept the Commodores off the offensive boards as the Raiders won 52-27 in girls basketball Thursday.
    Perry Central hit 31.4 percent from the field overall, including 1 for 9 from three-point range.
    Second-chance points usually raise a team’s shooting percentage, but “they did a really good job keeping us off the offensive glass - we only had three offensive rebounds,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume.

  • Rangers’ zone stops Tell City

    FERDINAND—Tell City had trouble hitting over Forest Park’s zone defense and lost 52-35 in PAC girls basketball Thursday.
    Neither team wanted to show the other a lot, as they will meet again in the sectional Friday.
    So Forest Park, which usually plays man-to-man defense, played a 2-3 zone the entire game.
    Tell City ran only two or three sets against it.
    On defense the Marksmen played only  man-to-man even though they normally play a lot of zone too.

  • Chargers top Tell City

    By JOHN HAYES
    Sports Correspondent

    PETERSBURG—Colton White hit eight straight free throws in the fourth quarter as Pike Central held off Tell City 57-44 in PAC boys basketball Friday.
    Tell City cut the Charger lead to 49-42 with four minutes left in the game, but White made sure Pike Central celebrated homecoming with a win before a big crowd.
    The Marksmen had a three-point shot rim out with 3:35 left that would have cut the lead to four. After that White went 8 for 8 at the free-throw in the final three minutes.

  • Senators’ 3-pointer at buzzer...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CAMPBELLSBURG—Hunter Sanford hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to lift West Washington past Perry Central 58-55 in overtime in PLAC boys basketball Friday.
    It was the second consecutive Friday that the Commodores lost on a buzzer-beating three-pointer after leading in the final minute.
    They had more chances to win this one, though, as they led most of the game.

  • Girls sectional pairings drawn

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City will face a familiar opponent and Perry Central and Cannelton drew defending champions in girls basketball sectional pairings announced Sunday.
    Perry Central will open the five-team Class 2A Forest Park sectional against North Posey Tuesday at 6 p.m. Perry County time.
    The winner of that game will face South Spencer in the semifinals Friday, Feb. 13, at approximately 7:15 p.m., after Tell City takes on Forest Park at 5:30 p.m.

  • 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.