Today's Sports

  • Cannelton girls' shooting...

    CANNELTON - Cannelton hit only 19.4 percent from the field in a 74-27 girls basketball loss to Tecumseh Thursday.

    The Bulldogs also hurt themselves by committing 24 turnovers.

    And Tecumseh found enough seams in the Bulldogs' 2-3 zone defense to hit 10 three-point baskets.

    The Braves hit three three-pointers and scored two baskets directly off steals as they jumped to a 19-3 lead in the first 6:20 of the game.

    "Turnovers killed us," said Cannelton Coach Jeff Miller. "We' ve got to get away from throwing lazy passes."

  • Cannelton defense shuts down...

    CANNELTON - Cannelton' s defense shut out Medora for nearly 20 minutes as the Bulldogs won 36-4 in girls basketball Friday.

    Medora entered the game with a 1-5 record and averaging a modest 27.8 points per game. And playing its seventh game in a 11 days probably didn' t help its shooting.

    The two-hour drive to the game probably also didn' t help. The game was scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. but was delayed nearly a half hour because Medora did not arrive at the gym until 5:27 p.m.

  • Schroeder on Colts'...

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central offensive lineman Isaac Schroeder has been named to the Indianapolis Colts’ 2007 Indiana High School Academic All-Stars football team.

    Schroeder was one of 24 senior players chosen to the team. They will be introduced at halftime of the Colts’ game with Kansas City this Sunday.

    Schroeder ranks first academically among 85 in Perry Central’s senior class with a 4.0 grade-point average.

    He scored 1560 out of a possible 1600 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test.

  • Postseason performance should...

    Media members who vote for Major League Baseball's postseason awards are required to turn in their ballots before the playoffs begin.

    But the winners are not announced until after the World Series. So many of the voters must feel silly when by then it is obvious they picked the wrong winner.

    A case in point is this year's American League Cy Young Award, for which Cleveland's C.C. Sabathia beat out Boston's Josh Beckett.

  • TC swimmers rout Rebels

    TELL CITY - Tell City won all 11 events to rout South Spencer 120-30 in girls swimming Tuesday.

    Samantha Ballman won two individual events for the Marksmen. She took the 200-yard individual medley in 2:46.08 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:27.80.

    She teamed with Chelsea Malone, Erika Hauenstein and Katie Clemens to win the 200 medley relay in 2:13.83.

    Four Tell City freshmen won individual events in their first varsity dual meet.

  • New Harmony outscores Cannelton

    CANNELTON - New Harmony took more shots and hit more to beat Cannelton 52-22 in girls basketball Saturday.

    "We beat them two out of three games last year, but they had a lot of experience coming back," said Cannelton Coach Jeff Miller. "I think they only lost one or two girls from last year's team.

    "With us being so young, it's just going to take time for us to learn the game of basketball.

    "We're getting the ball up the floor better, but we need somebody to step up and be the leader and take the shot whenever she's open.

  • South Spencer's press...

    LEOPOLD - South Spencer forced some turnovers with its pressure defense and hit some key three-point shots to beat Perry Central 55-47 in girls basketball Tuesday.

    Perry Central led throughout the first quarter and built its lead to 19-11 when Lavina Schwartz hit two free throws with 6:23 left in the second quarter.

    South Spencer outscored the Commodores 10-0 in a span of 57 seconds, though, to take the lead for good.

  • Corydon tops Perry Central

    CORYDON - Perry Central committed 28 turnovers and hit just 30.0 percent from the field in a 71-25 season-opening girls basketball loss to Corydon Friday.

    The Commodores committed 11 turnovers in the first quarter as they fell behind 21-2.

    Corydon used a full-court press and then a half-court trap to force turnovers, which they turned into easy baskets at the other end.

    "We just made way too many turnovers if we're going to compete," said Perry Central Coach Sarah Spindler.

    "And they scored off every opportunity."

  • TC forces 32 turnovers to beat...

    TELL CITY - Tell City's defense forced 32 turnovers as the Marksmen beat Cannelton 51-15 in girls basketball Friday.

    Tell City didn't press but played an aggressive 2-3 zone defense much of the game. And the Marksmen took advantage of the Bulldogs' picking up their dribble about 30 feet from the basket several times.

    "We've got to learn to get the ball across midcourt and when we do, to not pick our dribble up," said Cannelton Coach Jeff Miller.

    He said he thought "a lot of (those mistakes) were due to first-game jitters" on his young team.

  • Gibson ranked first in state in...

    Perry Central senior running back Bo Gibson apparently ranked first in the state in scoring and second in rushing yardage per game this year.

    There has been some discrepancy between Gibson's statistics on digitalsports.com, which the IHSAA uses, and Perry Central's official statistics, which Rod Spence faxes to area media outlets each week.

    Before the Commodores' final sectional game against Linton-Stockton, the IHSAA had Gibson listed with 39 touchdowns and Perry Central's official stats had him listed with 37.