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Today's Sports

  • Missed free throws costly to...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    REO—Perry Central did not get hot from the field until late and never did get hot from the free-throw line in a 43-37 girls basketball loss to South Spencer Tuesday.
    The Commodores hit only 25.9 percent from the field even though they hit six of their first seven attempts in the fourth quarter as they narrowed an 11-point deficit to one point, 38-37, with 2:08 left.
    Center Jessica Coultas hit three baskets in that stretch, including a 13-footer.

  • Tell City 5th in own relay meet

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Six fourth places allowed Tell City to move up in team standings in its girls swimming relay meet Saturday.
    The Marksmen finished fifth in the six-team meet with 50 points. They placed seventh among seven teams last year when their highest finish was fifth in two relays.
    Mount Vernon won nine of the 10 events to win Saturday’s meet with 134 points. Bedford North Lawrence was second with 84 and Jasper, which won one event, was third with 78.

  • Cannelton basketball schedules

    Boys Varsity
    November
    23    Lanesville    H    5:00
    26    Southwestern-Hanover    T    6:00
    December
     1    Perry Central    T    6:00
     5    Hancock County (JV)    H    5:00
     9    Tecumseh    T    6:00
    14    Tell City (JV)    T    5:30

  • Perry Central basketball...

    Boys Varsity
    November
    19    Corydon Central    T    11:00
    23    Tell City    H    6:00
    December
     2    Cannelton    H    6:00
     3    Evansville Mater Dei    T    4:00
     6    Crawford County    H    5:30
     9    Wood Memorial    T    5:30

  • Graham repeats as Most Valuable...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Senior Marcus Graham was a repeat winner as Perry Central’s Most Valuable Runner in boys cross country at the school’s fall sports awards program Thursday.
    Junior Elizabeth Dauby was named the girls Most Valuable Runner for the second time in three years.
    Seniors Ethan Myler and Austin Wilkerson shared the MVP award in football.
    No MVP was named in volleyball.

  • PAC won’t expand; Tell City to...

    The Pocket Athletic Conference released this statement last week: “It has been decided by conference administrators that the PAC will not be accepting any new members at this time.”
    That likely means Tell City will stay in the PAC for several reasons.
    I asked Tell City Athletic Director John Atkins if the PAC’s decision not to expand is an indication that it wants to keep Tell City in the conference.

  • PC has 34 turnovers in loss to...

    MITCHELL—Perry Central committed 34 turnovers in a 51-39 PLAC girls basketball loss to Mitchell Friday.
    “They’ve got a good young team and they play hard, but we made way too many turnovers,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume.
    Mitchell started the game in a 1-2-1-1 full-court press and later used a 1-3-1 half-court trap, a man-to-man full-court press, a 1-3-1 three-quarter-court press, and man-to-man press again.
    Each time Perry Central solved one, the Bluejackets switched to another press or trap.

  • Tell City’s defense defeats...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Tell City held Cannelton to 30.0 percent field-goal shooting and forced 33 turnovers to beat the Bulldogs 56-23 in girls basketball Friday.
    The Marksmen hit 59.1 percent from the field. They got some high-percentage shots inside but also hit two three-pointers and three 17-footers over Cannelton’s zone.
    The biggest story of the game, though, was the Marksmen’s defense.

  • Baxter scores third hole-in-one

    TELL CITY – Joe Baxter of Tell City scored his third hole-in-one and second at Hoosier Heights Country Club on the 125-yard, par-3 seventh hole Monday.
    Hugh Clayton witnessed the shot.
    Baxter, 79, also shot better than his age that round, finishing with 78 for 18 holes.

  • Simpson wins third cross country...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Leo Simpson was named Tell City’s boys cross country Most Valuable Runner for the third year in a row at the school’s fall sports awards program Monday.
    That award was based strictly on points scored.
    No Most Valuable Player award was given in volleyball but Emma Kohnert, who was named MVP last year, won the Offensive Player of the Year award in that sport.
    Morgan Schuetter won the volleyball Defensive Player of the Year award.