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Today's Sports

  • TC goes inside to beat Panthers

    CORYDON - Tell City shot a lot of layups and hit 62.5 percent from the field to beat Corydon 50-33 in freshman basketball Thursday.

    The Marksmen hit 20 of 32 shots from the field but made only 10 of 24 free throws.

    "Our outside shot was not falling as well as it has the last few games," said Tell City Coach Dan Lacy. "But we got quite a few layups off our press and in our half-court offense off penetration."

  • Baseball tourney changes good...

    Thanks to a change announced by the IHSAA Friday, many Indiana high school baseball players and coaches (and sportswriters) will actually get Memorial Day off beginning in 2009.

    This area's Class 2A baseball sectional (including Tell City and Perry Central) has scheduled first-round games on Memorial Day since 1999. At first it was because the sectional had to share its home, Huntingburg's League Stadium, with a professional baseball team, the Dubois County Dragons.

  • McClintic, defense propel Tell...

    REO - Kara McClintic had 12 points and 10 assists as Tell City beat South Spencer 54-36 in PAC girls basketball Thursday.

    McClintic "could have had 15 assists - I'm not exaggerating - we missed that many layups," said Tell City Coach John Lyons. "But we played a nice game overall. We played good defense."

    Tell City outshot the Rebels from the field 46.2 percent to 31.8 percent.

    The Marksmen hit better outside than inside, as they made 4 of 5 three-point shots.

  • Orleans holds off Commodores

    LEOPOLD - Orleans, ranked No. 1 in the state in Class A, used several backdoor layups to hit 81.1 percent from the field and beat Perry Central 76-66 in PLAC boys basketball Friday.

    Jacob Smith scored 30 points for the Bulldogs. Most came on backdoor layups as the Commodores' defense broke down.

    Orleans missed only two shots from the floor in the second half, hitting 14 of 16.

    Nick Huber hit a three-point shot from the left side of the key with 3:13 left in the third quarter to pull the Commodores within 48-47.

    That was as close as they would get.

  • Tell City outshoots Hornets

    HAWESVILE, Ky. - Tell City hit 60.5 percent from the field and beat Hancock County 69-56 in boys basketball Friday.

    Hancock County also shot well, hitting 52.2 percent from the field.

    Both teams worked the ball inside for most of their shots - they combined to make only one three-point basket.

    Nineteen of Hancock County's 24 field goals came from within 9 feet of the basket, including the first 13 the Hornets made.

    Senior guard Garrett Helm used good penetration to make nine inside shots before he hit an 18-footer and a 13-footer late in the third quarter.

  • Tell City wrestlers 0-5 at Reitz

    EVANSVILLE - Tell City's wrestling team usually scores well in the lower weight classes. But the Marksmen were shorthanded there Saturday and they went 0-5 in Reitz's round-robin tourney.

    They lost 75-0 to Castle, which is ranked eighth in the state, and 71-3 to Reitz, which is ranked seventh.

    They also lost to Evansville Central 54-15, North Posey 48-30, and Mount Vernon 56-18.

    "Mount Vernon has a good team too - they'll win the Big Eight (Conference)," said Tell City Coach Joe Litherland. "But we had too many holes and we didn't wrestle very well either."

  • Garrett records triple double as...

    CLOVERPORT, Ky. - Jaci Garrett amassed a statistical triple double without scoring a point as Cannelton beat Cloverport 48-12 in girls basketball Tuesday.

    Garrett, a sophomore forward, grabbed 15 rebounds, made 13 steals, and had 10 assists.

    Her steal total tied the school record set by Theresa Alvey against Faith Heritage Jan. 29, 2002.

    Nakaa Myers led Cannelton in scoring with 19 points and Brianna Simpson added 12. Myers hit 9 of 14 from the field.

    No one scored more than four points for Cloverport, 0-10.

  • Offensive rebounds help Glasgow...

    GLASGOW, Ky. - Strong offensive rebounding in the second quarter propelled Glasgow to an 83-50 boys basketball victory over Cannelton Saturday.

    Cannelton trailed only 12-10 after one quarter.

    But Glasgow "got a lot of put-backs" in the second quarter, said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett, and outscored the Bulldogs 33-8 that period to build a 27-point lead.

    The Bulldogs' two tallest starters, Ethan DuPont and Dillion Powers, were in foul trouble and played little that quarter.

  • Bulldogs hold off Aces

    CLOVERPORT, Ky. - Cannelton forced 27 turnovers to beat Cloverport 59-55 in boys basketball Tuesday.

    "We played at a fast pace and had greater depth than Cloverport," said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.

    The fast pace set by the Bulldogs contributed to Cloverport's turnovers.

    But, it was also their focus on fast pace that cost the Bulldogs a nearly 20-point lead over the Aces. As they continued to rush play in the fourth quarter, Garrett told them to slow down.

  • TC girls outshoot PC

    TELL CITY - Tell City held Perry Central to 17.9 percent field-goal shooting and beat the Commodores 56-28 in girls basketball Monday.

    Perry Central Coach Sarah Spindler thought her team relied too much on perimeter jump shots.

    "When you miss 25 outside shots, you'd think you'd get it inside," she said. "All the shots we took weren't bad shots, but when you don't hit them you've got to try something else.