Today's Sports

  • Commodores' defense stops...

    TELL CITY—A constant for Perry Central’s girls basketball team has been strong defense, and it carried the Commodores past Tell City 42-21 in the Class 2A sectional semifinals Friday.

    The Commodores held the Marksmen to 31.0 percent field-goal shooting and limited them to 29 shots by forcing 19 turnovers and outrebounding them 39-24.

    Limiting the number of Tell City shots was important because the Commodores hit only 31.4 percent from the field themselves. But they had 22 more attempts and also got to the foul line four more times.

  • Cannelton's shooting cold...

    LYNNVILLE—Cannelton could not overcome its shooting woes in a 71-47 loss to Tecumseh in the girls Class A basketball sectional semifinals Friday.

    The Bulldogs hit just 10 of 40 field goal attempts for the game for 25 percent, while the Braves connected on 25 of 52 for 48.1 percent.

    The Braves started the game shooting the ball well on their home floor as they built a 26-12 first-quarter lead.

    The Bulldogs seemed to settle down a little in the second quarter and outscored the Braves 11-9 in the period to go into halftime down by 12 points.

  • Sprinkle, Sears have stayed...

    Jim Sprinkle and Nick Sears, two of the men who will be inducted into Tell City High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame Friday, both went into coaching after playing four sports at Tell City and one in college.

    Both no longer coach, but both have remained active in sports.

    After coaching boys cross country one year at Perry Central and boys and girls swimming at Mount Vernon and Vincennes Lincoln, Sears, 31, is in his first year as athletics director at Indian Creek High School.

  • Knies shoots Jeeps past PC

    DUBOIS—Wes Knies scored 12 points in the fourth quarter as Northeast Dubois overtook Perry Central for a 51-46 boys basketball victory Thursday.

    Perry Central led at the end of each of the first three quarters, building its lead to nine points once.

    But the Commodores had trouble stopping Knies, a 6-foot-2 junior forward in the final period.

    “We talked about him being one of their better scorers—him and (Trevor) Atkins,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “And we did a pretty good job on Atkins.

  • Huskies intimidate Tell City

    EVANSVILLE—Evansville North outplayed Tell City in nearly every phase of the game to trounce the Marksmen 65-39 in boys basketball Thursday.

    The Huskies outshot Tell City from the field 49.1 percent to 28.6 percent, including a 42.9 percent to 21.1 percent advantage in three-point shooting.

    Their superior leaping ability helped them outrebound the Marksmen 39-27.

    The Marksmen did not grab a rebound in the first five minutes as they fell behind 17-3.

  • Perry Central-Forest Park game...

    FERDINAND--Perry Central's varsity and JV boys basketball games at Forest Park, scheduled for Monday, Feb. 15, have been postponed to Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the same time.

    This is the second time these games have been postponed due to snow.

  • Tell City places 2nd in 13-team...

    JASPER—Tell City won four events and placed second in five to finish second in the 13-team girls swimming sectional Saturday.

    No other team won more than two of the 12 events. But Jasper used its depth to beat Tell City for the title 286-247.

    Only first-place finishers were guaranteed to advance to this weekend’s state meet.

  • Commodores block South Spencer...

    LEOPOLD—Ian Hahus blocked Mac Webb’s shot at the buzzer to preserve Perry Central’s 61-60 boys basketball win over South Spencer Saturday.

    “We went to a full-court, man-to-man defense and pressured them into a tough shot,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “It came up short. Ian knew (South Spencer) had a second to catch and shoot and he timed his jump.”

    South Spencer’s Tristan Brown, hobbling on an injured ankle, made a three-point shot from the volleyball spiking line to tie the game 57-57 with 1:35 left.

  • Tell City falls in OT

    FORT BRANCH—Gibson Southern hit 60.5 percent from the field to beat Tell City 61-58 in overtime in PAC boys basketball Saturday.

    The Titans scored all 20 of their two-point field goals on layups—some on drives, some on backdoor cuts, two on offensive rebounds, and one on a fast break off a Tell City turnover.

    When Tell City played a zone defense, the Titans would make several passes to try to spread the zone out and then attack the middle with a pass or drive.

    Against man-to-man defense, they often made successful backdoor cuts.

  • Hornets sting Bulldogs

    CANNELTON—Cannelton could not overcome a hot start by Hancock County as the Bulldogs lost 97-71 in boys basketball Saturday.

    Trailing 3-2 just over two minutes into the game, the Hornets found their shooting touch. They made nine three-pointers in the next eight minutes, outscoring the Bulldogs 38-14.

    The Hornets shot 52.9 percent for the half, including 9 of 15 from three-point range, to build a 49-23 halftime lead.

    Mark Harris hit five three-pointers in the first-half and Nolan Braun made three.