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Today's Sports

  • Commodores wallop Patriots

    By ZANE CLODFELTER
    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    LINCOLN CITY—Perry Central jumped to a 22-3 lead and cruised past Heritage Hills 70-54 in boys basketball Friday.
    “It’s funny, we have not gotten off to good starts almost the entire year,” Perry Central Coach Matt Carter said. “It kind of shocked all of us I think when we jumped out.”
    The Commodores were able to use their early lead to dictate play on both ends.

  • Has tighter hand-check rule...

    Has the IHSAA’s emphasis on calling more hand-check fouls this season reduced turnover totals in basketball games? And how will next week’s boys sectional games be officiated?
    The NCAA made a point of emphasis of calling more hand-check fouls last year and there were some long games with tons of fouls early in the season.
    By the end of the season it seemed that the referees had reverted to officiating the games the way they had in previous seasons. Or perhaps teams had adjusted and quit hand-checking as much. Or maybe it was a little of both.

  • Sectional pairings drawn

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central and Tell City will play first-round games Tuesday while Cannelton received a first-round bye in IHSAA boys basketball sectional pairings drawn Sunday.
    Perry Central and Tell City will compete in the six-team Class 2A sectional at Huntingburg Memorial Gymnasium.
    Perry Central will play Mater Dei in the first game of that sectional at 5:30 p.m. (all times listed are Perry County times) Tuesday.

  • Tell City 8th in swim sectional

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    JASPER—Luke Thomas placed in the top six in one individual event and two relays to lead Tell City to eighth place in the 10-team Jasper boys swimming sectional Monday.
    The Marksmen scored 136 points, just six behind seventh-place Vincennes Lincoln. Jasper won with 462.
    Thomas placed sixth in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:03.11, his best time ever.
    That was Tell City’s highest finish in an individual event.

  • Boonville tops injury-plagued...

    By JOHN HAYES
    Sports Correspondent

    BOONVILLE—Boonville avenged a PSC Holiday Classic loss to Tell City with a 69-44 win in boys basketball Tuesday.
    The Marksmen beat Boonville 56-54 Dec. 30 but were unable to contain the Pioneers and Ryan Nance in the rematch. Nance led Boonville with 25 points.
    Tell City played without point guard Gant Miller. Coach Greg Arnold said Miller is out for the rest of the season with a back injury that had been bothering him all season.

  • Paoli’s inside game defeats...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Paoli took advantage of its superior height and strength inside to beat Perry Central 63-45 in PLAC boys basketball Tuesday.
    The Rams hit 56.0 percent from the field, including 61.4 percent from two-point range.
    Center Dathan Chastain, who is a legitimate 6-foot-3,  scored 21 points on 10 of 13 shooting from the field and 1 of 3 free throws. Austin Moore, a 6-4 forward, added 15 points on 7 of 12 shooting from two-point range.

  • Five win titles at Gibson...

    FORT BRANCH—Five Tell City Wrestling Club members won titles in the Remax Midwest Folkstyle Open at Gibson Southern Feb. 15.
    Coy Hammack pinned all four of his opponents as he won the novice 65-pound weight class.
    Max Fortwendel went 5-0 with two pins as he won the bantam 50-pound division.
    Landon Terry went 3-0 with three pins to win the intermediate 70-pound weight class.
    Ethan Schraner and Bobby Robinson each had two pins as they won weight classes in the bantam division - Schraner at 65-70 and Robinson at 90-105.

  • Friday, Saturday basketball...

    LEOPOLD AND LINCOLN CITY—Perry Central and Tell City’s Friday boys basketball games were postponed due to inclement weather.
    Perry Central’s home game with Paoli has been rescheduled for this Tuesday, Feb. 24, with the JV starting at 5:30 p.m. and the varsity at 7 p.m.
    Tell City’s game at Heritage Hills has been postponed to Saturday, Feb. 28, with the JV game starting at 5:30 p.m. and the varsity at 7 p.m.

  • Two more games on hoops schedule...

    One of all athletic directors’ worst nightmares came true last week when inclement weather forced postponement of some boys basketball games going into the last week of the season.
    Perry Central’s home game with Paoli and Tell City’s game at Heritage Hills were postponed Friday.
    Both are conference games and thus really need to be made up. So Perry Central’s game has been rescheduled for Tuesday and Tell City’s for Saturday.

  • Tell City boys qualify well in...

    JASPER—Tell City qualified for the championship finals in seven events in the boys swimming sectional trials Thursday.