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  • TC hits free throws (yes, free...

    Sports Editor

    PETERSBURG—Tell City boys basketball coach John Hayes told Pike Central Coach Kyle Runyan before Friday’s game that his team was hitting only 51 percent of its free throws.
    Runyan didn’t believe Hayes after the Marksmen hit 23 of 28 (82.1 percent) to beat Pike Central 55-40.
    Even Hayes could hardly believe it.
    “We’d be 11-5 now (instead of 5-11) if we’d hit free throws like that every game,” he said.

  • Perry Central draws first-round...

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central has won two game in its Class 2A girls basketball sectional each of the last two years. Doing so this year would give the Commodores a sectional title.
    Sectional runners-up the last two years, the Commodores drew a bye in pairings announced by the IHSAA Sunday.
    Tell City will play South Spencer in the first game  of the Class 2A sectional at Forest Park Tuesday at 6 p.m. (all times listed are Perry County times).
    That will be followed by North Posey vs. Forest Park at approximately 7:45 p.m.

  • Tell City girls win 2 of 3

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City held South Spencer to 16.7 percent field-goal shooting and beat the Rebels 38-24 in PAC girls basketball Monday.
    Tell City played a 1-3-1 zone defense much of the game.
    “I thought we played it pretty well,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons. “We just had to make sure we covered their shooters because they’ve got some girls who can shoot—(Samantha) Beatty and (Jennifer) Jones, and (Haley) Miller can shoot it pretty well too.”

  • Three Marksmen on to regional

    Sports Editor

    NEWBURGH—Tell City’s Jessie Lawalin, Ryan Henrickson and Cody Osborne qualified for the regional with their performances in the Castle wrestling sectional Saturday.

  • Bulldogs nip West Washington

    CANNELTON—Cannelton overcame cold field-goal shooting with strong rebounding and ball-handling to beat West Washington 50-47 in girls basketball Saturday.
    “The big key was that everyone stepped up,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett of his team, which was playing its first complete game without leading scorer Sarah Powers.
    Powers will be sidelined the rest of the season with a knee injury.
    Freshman guard Mikah Hemmings, starting in Powers’ place, led the Bulldogs with 18 points. She hit 10 of 11 free throws.

  • PC wins PLAC title outright

    MITCHELL—Tessa Lynch scored 20 points as Perry Central beat Mitchell 50-34 Saturday to win the PLAC girls basketball title outright.
    The Commodores finished 6-0 in conference games.
    Lynch hit 8 of 17 shots from the field, including 4 of 6 from three-point range.
    “Tessa was really lighting it up,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson. “She’s a good spot-up shooter.
    “They tried 1-3-1 trapping us at first and she’d float to the baseline.”

  • Commodores defeat Eagles in...

    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central dominated the overtime period to defeat Lanesville 68-57 in boys basketball Saturday.
    Perry Central had a 10-point lead with 3:51 left in the fourth quarter, but the Commodores normally strong free-throw shooting let them down, forcing the game into overtime.
    With 0:42 left in that period Lanesville’s Caleb Caldwell made a three-point shot to pull the Eagles within one, 50-49.

  • PC cold at free-throw line in...

    Sports Editor

    ORLEANS—Free-throw shooting won several games for Perry Central’s boys basketball team this season, but Tuesday it was largely responsible for the Commodores’ 50-42 PLAC loss to Orleans.

  • BC holds off Bulldogs; Powers...

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Cannelton made a strong comeback after a cold start but fell short 45-38 to Breckinridge County in girls basketball Thursday.

  • Rappites top Bulldogs

    Sports Correspondent

    CANNELTON—New Harmony used a late run to defeat Cannelton 76-69 in boys basketball Friday.
    Cannelton led 47-40 after Tristan Simmons scored on an offensive rebound with 2:19 left in the third quarter.
    The Bulldogs missed their next six shots and went 0 for 2 from the free-throw line during what turned out to be the Rappites’ decisive 14-0 run.