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  • South Spencer’s defense puts...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—South Spencer played tight defense on Cannelton’s top two scorers and beat the Bulldogs 52-25 in girls basketball Wednesday.
    The Rebels at least double-teamed Cannelton center Caressa Sloss any time she got the ball in the low post - and often before.
    “We wanted to keep her off the boards and make sure we kept a body on her,” said South Spencer Coach Jason Mayes. “We knew she’s been a force lately.”

  • Cannelton girls fall twice in...

    CANNELTON—Cloverport jumped to a 25-7 first-quarter lead and beat Cannelton 59-50 in the final game of Cannelton’s girls basketball invitational Saturday.
    Olivia Weatherholt hit two three-pointers in the first quarter as she personally outscored the Bulldogs 8-7 that period.
    “We just came out a little flat and they took advantage of it,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.
    Nicole Harris led Cannel-ton with 19 points, scoring 18 in the last three quarters.
    Caressa Sloss added 16 points - all in the last three quarters.

  • Rebels beat Perry Central

    REO—Perry Central hit only 23.6 percent from the field in a 43-24 loss to South Spencer in the first round of the PSC Holiday Tip-off girls basketball tourney Saturday.
    Perry Central led 22-14 at halftime but got outscored 15-3 in the third quarter.
    “We went very cold in the third quarter and the whole second half in general,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume.
    He added, “We were able to handle their pressure - we just couldn’t score. We got a lot of shots in the paint.”

  • Patriots top Marksmen

    REO—Kate Kaetzel scored 30 points as Heritage Hills beat Tell City 60-43 in the first round of the PSC Holiday Tip-off girls basketball tourney Saturday.
    Kaetzel, a 5-foot-10 junior forward, hit 7 of 11 shots from the field, including 3 of 3 from three-point range, and 13 of 15 free throws.
    Center Abby Wahl added 17 points for the Patriots, including hitting 9 of 10 free throws.
    The Patriots edged Tell City in field-goal shooting 42.1 percent to 36.6 percent.

  • Lanesville holds off late...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Cannelton’s girls basketball team ran out of time as it rallied from a 17-point fourth-quarter deficit but lost to Lanesville 54-46 Tuesday.
    Mackenzie Miller scored off a Cannelton turnover in the closing seconds of the third quarter to put the Eagles up 41-24.
    But Cannelton started taking the ball inside more and controlling the boards in the fourth quarter, outrebounding the Eagles 13-7 after the teams were tied in rebounds the first three quarters.

  • Aces beat Cannelton on jumper at...

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    CANNELTON—Dylan Simmons hit a three-pointer at the final buzzer to lift Cloverport past Cannelton 63-62 in Cannelton’s boys basketball invitational Saturday.
    Simmons’ shot followed several lead changes and ties in the final minute.
    The Bulldogs went up three points when David Reed made 1 of 2 free throws.
    Cloverport missed a shot on its next possession, then each team committed a turnover.
    The Bulldogs turned it over again with 0:32 left.

  • Cannelton inducts first 5 Hall...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Cannelton High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame officially got underway Saturday with the induction of its first five members: Kathy Alvey, William “Buddy” Bennett, Bill Dickerson, Joe Hafele and Marvin Sturgeon.
    Though their Cannelton graduation dates spanned 43 years, ranging from Bennett’s in 1941 to Alvey’s in 1984, several noted that all of them had interacted with each other at some point in their careers.

  • Tell City’s inside game defeats...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    REO—Strong post play helped Tell City beat Perry Central 53-40 in the consolation game of the PSC Holiday Tip-off girls basketball tourney Saturday.
    Emma Kohnert opened the scoring for Tell City by hitting a 15-footer from the wing.
    But center Kammie Jo Hayes scored the Marksmen’s next three baskets on post-up shots inside.
    Hayes was fouled on a rebound shot on the Marksmen’s next possession and hit both free throws to put them up 10-4.

  • Tell City, Cannelton split games

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Kaden Chestnut scored 23 points and Tell City held off a late Cannelton rally to beat the Bulldogs 50-41 in eighth grade boys basketball Thursday.
    “We talked about not leaving him (on defense) and we kept leaving him,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett of Chestnut.
    Tell City led 37-21 after three quarters but Cannelton cut the gap to five points, 46-41, on a three-pointer by Devyn Powers with 15 seconds left.

  • Hayes, Peter finish star college...

    It’s rare for area athletes to play a sport for four years at an NCAA Division I or major Division II college, but two Perry County women recently completed such careers.