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Today's Sports

  • Cannelton's defense stops...

    CANNELTON - Cannelton used a strong defense to beat Cloverport 36-21 in eighth grade boys basketball Thursday.

    "We played a 2-3 or 2-1-2 zone and packed it in tight because they had a real big kid," said Cannelton Coach Corey Jennings. "He was an inch or two taller than Quinn (Duke, Cannelton's 6-foot center)."

    Dylan May had 16 points, seven rebounds and four steals for Cannelton.

    Duke added nine points, 13 rebounds and four blocked shots and Hunter Herzog had six points, six rebounds and four steals.

  • Obama's election will help...

    Basketball coaches and fans across the United States, regardless of their political party affiliation, should be happy about Barack Obama's election as our country's next president.

    That's because any sport the president chooses to participate in usually gains greatly in popularity during his term.

    And Obama's sport of choice is basketball. He played it in high school in Hawaii and at 47 he still plays it fairly regularly. He played for two hours with friends and staff Tuesday while awaiting election results, a habit he got into during the primaries.

  • Sisters win MVP awards

    TELL CITY - Sisters Lauren and Sarah Goffinet won two of the four Most Valuable Player awards presented at Tell City's fall sports banquet Wednesday.

    Lauren, a senior, won the volleyball MVP award in just her second year playing that sport.

    Sarah, a freshman, won the Most Valuable Runner award in girls cross country.

    In boys cross country Alex Fenn won the Most Valuable Runner award for the third year in a row.

    Amber Thomas was named the girls golf MVP.

    No MVP award was given in football.

  • Huber makes All-PLAC

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central junior Jessica Huber was named to the All-PLAC volleyball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.

    Huber, who made the conversion from setter to middle hitter this season, led the Commodores in kills with 204, the fifth highest total by any Perry Central player in the eight years since the rally-scoring format came into effect.

    Her attack average (kills minus bad spikes divided by total spike attempts) was also fifth best for Perry Central in the last eight years.

  • Nine PC players make All-PLAC...

    LEOPOLD - Five members of Perry Central's state leading defensive unit were named to the All-PLAC football team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.

    The Commodores also placed four players on the offensive unit, giving them at least nine players on the team for the fifth year in a row.

    Senior defensive tackle Robbie Piper and senior linebacker Ryan Hanan were repeat selections from last year's team.

    Other Commodores named to the 15-man defensive unit were T.J. Lamon at outside linebacker, B.J. Farmer at cornerback, and Clint Schank at defensive end.

  • New basketball league helps...

    TELL CITY - There's a new basketball league on the map.

    No, not another professional minor league. Rather it's Tell City's intramural league for girls in grades 5-6.

    In recent years Tell City has added fifth and sixth grade girls teams that play about 12 games a year against other schools starting in December.

    But there were still a lot of girls in those grades who didn't get much playing time, some of whom might be late-blooming basketball players and might be needed on the varsity down the line.

  • Harrison wins bout

    ST. CHARLES, Ill. - Former Tell City wrestling star Brandon Harrison won his first jujitsu mayhem cage fight Saturday.

    Harrison beat Brian Garibaldi by tap-out due to a rear naked choke hold in 1:05.

    Harrison is ranked 12th in the nation in the amateur lightweight division. Garibaldi fell to 20th in the nation after their bout.

    Harrison is a 2006 graduate of Tell City, where he was the school's only two-time regional champion in wrestling.

  • No TC boys on All-PAC team

    TELL CITY - No Tell City player was named to the 26-man All-PAC football team Monday, though running backs Trent Gunn and Kyle Osborne and punter Wes Hinton did receive honorable mention.

    It was the fourth time in six years that no Marksmen have made the team.

    Co-conference champion North Posey led this year's team with eight selections in voting by league coaches.

    Southridge, which tied North Posey for the conference title, had five players make the team, as did Heritage Hills and South Spencer.

    Gibson Southern had two and Forest Park had one.

  • Perry Central 20th in state

    TERRE HAUTE - Perry Central's boys cross country team was ranked in the state's preseason top 20 by IndianaRunner.com and made that ranking come true with a 20th-place finish in the state meet Saturday.

    After finishing last in the 24-team state meet last year, the Commodores' goal all season long was to make it back to state and finish in the top 20.

    Strong finishes by their top four runners, especially Eric Scheiber and Michael Ernst, helped them achieve that goal.

  • Some athletes still excel in two...

    Sophie Etienne of Heritage Hills was named to the All-PAC girls soccer team last week.

    Three weeks earlier, Etienne, the granddaughter of Tell City-Troy Township superintendent Ron Etienne, also made all-conference in another fall sport, cross country.

    She was the individual champion in the Crawford County girls cross country regional and helped the Patriots win team titles in the conference, sectional and regional and qualify for the state meet.