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Today's Sports

  • Pressure helps two opponents...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    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.

  • Perry Central falls to Forest...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Perry Central’s boys basketball team is not nearly as deep as it was the last three years, so maybe playing three games in five days, including a double-overtime one, took a lot out of the Commodores.
    Whatever the reason, they looked a step slow, especially on defense, in a 59-43 loss to Forest Park in the fifth-place game of the PSC Holiday Classic Tuesday.

  • Tell City outrebounds Boonville...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—A 19-9 rebounding advantage in the second half and clutch fourth-quarter shooting helped Tell City overtake Boonville 56-54 for seventh place in the PSC Holiday Classic boys basketball tourney Tuesday.
    Tell City trailed 40-32 entering the fourth quarter, but Marksman guard Gant Miller hit a three-pointer to start that period’s scoring.

  • Grandview archery leagues planned

    GRANDVIEW – The Grandview Conservation Club will sponsor three archery leagues beginning in January.
    The adult/youth league and adult league will start Jan. 4, with the adult/youth one starting at 2 p.m. and the adult one at 5:30 p.m. Archers are advised to arrive early to register and get some practice time.
    Both these leagues will last eight weeks. The adult/youth league will meet twice a week, with Thursday at 6 p.m. its other time each week. Anyone who can’t make it Sunday, Jan. 4, can still register Thursday, Jan.8.

  • Perry Central leads all-tourney...

    LEOPOLD – Champion Perry Central placed two players on the all-tourney team released Monday for the PSC Holiday Tip-off girls basketball tourney.
    Center Skyly Cummings and forward Brittany Parker made it for the Commodores.
    Other players on the five-girl all-tourney team were Tell City forward Emma Kohnert, Heritage Hills guard Paige Priest, and South Spencer forward Kerrigan Shourds.

  • Bears claw Marksmen

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City hit only 20.5 percent from the field and committed 27 turnovers - 13 in the first quarter - in a 71-23 girls basketball loss to Evansville Central Monday.
    Central used man-to-man, full-court pressure much of the first half and it caused problems for the Marksmen. But they also committed several unforced turnovers in the halfcourt.

  • Rangers roll past Tell City

    By ZANE CLODFELTER
    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    TELL CITY—If there was one positive thing that came from Tell City’s 74-36 boys basketball loss to Forest Park in the PSC Holiday Classic consolation round Saturday, it was that Coach Greg Arnold noticed areas that the Marksmen could focus on improving in practice.
    The most noticeable area was the amount of Tell City turnovers.

  • Perry Central nips Boonville in...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LINCOLN CITY—Clutch shooting late and great ball-handling throughout enabled Perry Central to overtake Boonville for a 99-94 double-overtime win in the second round of the PSC Classic boys basketball tourney Saturday.
    The Commodores committed only three turnovers in the 40-minute game, 18 fewer than Boonville committed.
    That allowed them to get off 79 field-goal attempts despite getting outrebounded by Boonville 44-26.

  • Cannelton girls fall to Crusaders

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Rebound baskets helped Columbus Christian defeat Cannelton 55-25 in the final game of the Cannelton Invitational girls basketball round-robin Tuesday.
    The Crusaders outrebounded Cannelton 31-16 overall, including grabbing 10 offensive rebounds.
    “Sierra (Alvarez) is the only one I had going after an offensive rebound,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “Everybody else, we get in trouble standing and ball-watching.”

  • Crusaders conquer Bulldogs

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Columbus Christian’s advantage in rebounds and turnovers, especially in the third quarter, propelled the Crusaders past Cannelton 66-45 in the championship game of the Cannelton Invitational boys basketball tourney Tuesday.
    The Bulldogs fell behind 16-4 in the first quarter and still trailed 20-10 midway through the second quarter.
    But they went on a 10-0 run to tie the score on driving baskets by Damon Powers and Caleb Cravens and two three-pointers by Bryce Garrett.