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Today's Sports

  • Better ball-handling could help...

    CANNELTON - Improved ball-handling and shooting could help Cannelton' s boys basketball team improve on last year' s 1-20 record.

    The Bulldogs often committed at least 20 turnovers in a game last year.

    When Chase Gerber became eligible to play for them in the second half of last season, Coach Brian Garrett often used him at point guard even though he was the team' s tallest player at 6-foot-3. He led the team in assists with 2.0 per game.

    Now Tyler Greathouse, a 5-foot-10 sophomore who moved in from Michigan, looks ready to take over the point.

  • Cold start dooms Tell City girls

    MARENGO - Crawford County jumped to a 12-3 first-quarter lead and beat Tell City 50-31 in girls basketball Friday.

    "We didn' t shoot the ball very well in the first quarter and we didn' t play very well overall that quarter," said Tell City Coach John Lyons.

    "The second quarter we played better and the third quarter we played pretty well. We came out and played hard and stepped it up on defense and got some better shots."

    The Marksmen outscored Crawford County 11-6 in the third quarter to pull within 10 points, 33-23. But they could get no closer.

  • Offensive rebounds propel...

    FERDINAND - Forest Park scored several rebound baskets as it jumped to a 22-2 lead and beat Perry Central 58-25 in girls basketball Thursday.

    "We started out in a zone defense, and they moved the ball so well," said Perry Central Coach Sarah Spindler. "And they got a lot of second-chance points because we missed a lot of block-outs.

    "We switched to man-to-man in the second quarter and we did better."

    The Commodores also struggled on offense, though, hitting only 11 of 39 field-goal attempts for 28.2 percent.

  • TC wrestlers shooting for PAC...

    TELL CITY - With about the same experience and numbers as in recent years, Tell City' s wrestling team is shooting for another winning season.

    The Marksmen have seven full-time starters returning and 12 lettermen on their 25-man roster (anyone who wrestled at least one varsity match last year lettered).

    Most of their returnees are in the lower weight classes and the 215-pound and heavyweight classes, so Coach Joe Litherland expects those to be the team' s strengths.

  • 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.