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Today's Sports

  • Tell City nips Perry Central

    TELL CITY - This script may sound familiar:

    Tell City basketball forward Joseph Kohnert is so sick there is a question as to whether he will be able to play. Then he goes out and has a big game in the semifinals of the PSC Classic, including hitting the winning shot in the final minute.

    He did that to Tecumseh last year and did it again to Perry Central Thursday, hitting a go-ahead three-pointer with 0:35 left as the Marksmen won 68-65.

    After trailing 2-0, Perry Central led until the final 35 seconds, building its lead to 13 points twice in the second quarter.

  • Perry Central turns turnovers...

    TELL CITY - Perry Central made 17 steals and ran to a 69-45 victory over North Harrison in the first round of the boys basketball PSC Classic Wednes-day.

    “We didn' t shoot a very good percentage from the floor again and we also missed 11 free throws,“ noted Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “But our defense gave us some transition layups.“

    Senior guard Nick Huber got six of those transition layups.

    Twice he made a steal and drove in for the layup.

  • TC's inside-outside attack...

    TELL CITY - Andy Chinn hit five three-point shots and Tell City' s frontline continued to dominate inside as the Marksmen beat Corydon 72-53 in the first round of the boys basketball PSC Classic Wednes-day.

    Chinn hit his first seven shots from the field, including the five three-pointers, and finished with a game-high 19 points.

    Frontline starters Jay Ziegelgruber, Eric Henrickson and Joseph Kohnert added 18, 17 and 10 points, respectively, and combined to hit 19 of 28 from the field.

  • Perry Central comes back to beat...

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central' s boys basketball team got outshot from the field, committed 20 turnovers, only tied its opponent in rebounding, and had three key players in foul trouble most of the game Saturday.

    Yet the Commodores found a way to beat North Posey 43-39.

    The Commodores led 21-19 at halftime but committed five turnovers before scoring a point in the third quarter. They fell behind 37-29 with five minutes left in the game.

  • PC girls survive in overtime

    PAOLI - Perry Central blew a 22-point first-half lead but came back to beat Paoli 59-57 in overtime in PLAC girls basketball Saturday.

    The Commodores hit 16 of 24 shots from the field as they built a 38-16 halftime lead. But they made only 7 of 26 after the intermission.

    "The first half we were hitting nearly everything we threw up there and they weren' t hitting anything," said Perry Central Coach Sarah Spindler. "The second half it was kind of reversed.

  • Mitchell's report could be...

    Besides the Boston Red Sox' winning the World Series, there was plenty of good news in the sports world this year.

    Some news could be viewed as bad or good, though, depending on one's perspective.

    For example, some would view George Mitchell's recent report on steroids in baseball, listing nearly 90 present and former players as users, as bad news for baseball fans.

    But I choose to view it as good news.

  • McClintic on all-tourney team

    HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - Tell City graduate Laura McClintic was one of three Kentucky Wesleyan women's basketball players named to the 10-member Northern Kentucky University Travel America All-Classic team Wednesday.

    The Panthers beat St. Andrews Presbyterian 73-58 and Fayetteville State 77-60 to win the tourney and improve to 5-2.

    McClintic, a 5-foot-7 senior guard, averaged 13.0 points and 5.5 rebounds in the tourney, including scoring a game-high 19 points in the championship game.

  • PC girls defeat Blackhawks

    FRENCH LICK - Perry Central's girls basketball team showed its resiliency Thursday, losing a 10-point lead but coming back to beat Springs Valley 51-38.

    The Commodores built a 22-12 lead on a rebound basket and free throw by Alie Schroeder with 1:34 left in the first half.

    Springs Valley came back to tie the game 30-30 with 1:56 left in the third quarter. But the Commodores immediately answered with a 10-0 run to build their lead back to 10.

  • Marksmen's frontline...

    TELL CITY - Tell City's starting frontline hit 80.0 percent from the field as the Marksmen beat Cannelton 82-34 in boys basketball Friday.

    The Marksmen used their superior height - an average of 6 inches per man on the starting frontlines, according to heights listed on the rosters - to dominate inside.

    Center Eric Henrickson scored a career-high 18 points on 7 of 9 field-goal shooting and 4 of 4 free throws.

    Forward Joseph Kohnert added 11 points on 5 of 6 field-goal shooting and Jay Ziegelgruber scored 10 on 4 of 5 field-goal shooting and 2 of 3 free throws.

  • Marksmen win JV tourney

    TELL CITY - Jesse Stowe had 21 points and nine rebounds as Tell City beat Perry Central 53-45 to win a junior varsity boys basketball tourney Saturday.

    Stowe hit 9 of 13 shots from the field and 3 of 3 free throws.

    Jason Hackbarth added 14 points, making several strong drives to the basket.

    Ben Stiles grabbed five rebounds and Jordan Rhodes had six assists for Tell City.

    Reuben Y. Schwartz led Perry Central with 13 points. Alex Rogier added 12 points and six rebounds.