Today's Sports

  • Commodores win tourney

    REO—Clint Cassidy had nine points and 14 rebounds as Perry Central beat Heritage Hills 31-30 in double overtime to win South Spencer’s junior varsity boys basketball tourney Saturday.

    Cassidy hit 1 of 2 free throws with three seconds left in the second overtime to seal the win.

    Andrew Harpenau added eight points and six rebounds for the 7-0 Commodores. Jacob Schwartz had seven points and five rebounds.

  • Perry Central holds off Springs...

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central played with intensity and defeated Springs Valley 48-43 in Patoka Lake Athletic Conference boys basketball Friday.  

    Perry Central Coach Matt Carter said, “This is the best we have played for four quarters.

    “We shot over 50 percent from the floor (16 for 30 for 53.3 percent), got 15 steals, and made them turn it over 22 times.”

    The Blackhawks hit 19 for 39 from the floor for 48.7 percent.

    Perry Central jumped to leads of 11-0 and 15-3 in the first 3:05 using a full-court press to force six turnovers.

  • Marksmen go cold in second half...

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s shooting and ball-handling went cold in the second half as the Marksmen lost to Tecumseh 50-49 in PAC boys basketball Friday.

    The Marksmen led 37-25 two minutes into the second half after Andy Chinn made his third three-point basket of the game.

    They hit 13 of 24 shots from the field and committed only four turnovers in the first half. They never trailed in the second quarter.

    They hit only 7 of 19 from the field and committed 12 turnovers in the second half, though.

  • Tall Bethel Christian too much...

    McDANIELS, Ky.—Cannelton hit just 27 percent from the field in an 83-53 boys basketball loss to Bethel Christian Academy Friday.

    The Bulldogs had to battle against taller players who were able to block passes and grab rebounds.

    “In the first quarter, we played scared,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.  “We didn’t attack Bosko Ogneouski or their shooter, J.J. Holland.”

  • Tell City girls fall short to...

    TELL CITY—A lack of inside shots hurt Tell City in a 62-55 overtime PAC girls basketball loss to Tecumseh Thursday.

    “We had openings in their zone but we didn’t fill those openings,” said Tell City assistant coach Bill Alvey.

    And Coach John Lyons noted, “We only had one offensive-rebound put-back.”

    Still the Marksmen had the ball with the game tied 47-47 with 12 seconds left in regulation.

    They got a decent shot but missed it. They also missed a hurried rebound shot before the buzzer.

  • Tunovers costly to PC girls in...

    ORLEANS—Perry Central committed 21 turnovers in a 35-29 PLAC girls basketball loss to Orleans Thursday.

    “We looked like a team that has practiced only one time in a week (due to being out of school the previous two  days because of bad weather),” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson.

    “Our passing was not very good,” he added. “I’d say half our turnovers were unforced—their pressure didn’t bother us.

    “A lot of times we made mistakes in the open court.”

  • Tell City tops South Central

    ELIZABETH—Tell City’s perimeter shooting and free throws overcame South Central’s inside game as the Marksmen won 64-53 in boys basketball Saturday.

    “South Central had two nice post players inside,” noted Tell City Coach John Hayes. “One (Randall Hertle) was about 6-6 or 6-7 and he scored 21 points; the other (Chip Hockenbury) was about 6-4 or 6-5 and he scored 15 points.

    Those two combined to hit 15 of 21 field-goal attempts, as the smaller Marksmen continued to have problems stopping taller post players.

  • Commodores rip Evansville Day

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central used stifling pressure and tenacious free-throw shooting to build an early lead, dominating Evansville Day 77-45 in boys basketball Saturday.

    The Commodores made their first 11 free-throws, all of which came during the first six minutes of play.

    They were 15 for 17 from the line in the first quarter and hit 70.3 percent of their free-throws for the game.

  • Cardinals trounce Cannelton

    CANNELTON—Injuries and a lack of defense worked against Cannelton as the Bulldogs lost to Washington Catholic 107-66 in boys basketball Saturday.

    The Bulldogs took a hit when guard Justin Dooley left the game towards the end of the second quarter with a left knee injury.

    Dooley, who had scored nine points, was later taken to the hospital by family members.

    A magnetic resonance imaging Monday indicated he may have a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

  • Marksmen 4-1 in own tourney

    TELL CITY—Jessie Lawalin, A.J. Flynn and Dylan Froehlich each went 5-0 to lead Tell City to second place in the Marksmen’s six-team wrestling tourney Saturday.

    The Marksmen won their first four matches handily in the round-robin. They beat Wood Memorial 69-6, Mitchell 54-22, North Posey 45-18, and Apollo 70-6.

    But then they lost 37-33 to Heritage Hills, which won the tourney undefeated.