Today's Sports

  • James selected PC’s new...

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central will have a new head volleyball coach next fall, but there will still be some continuity for the team.
    Melissa James, who was an assistant coach to retiring Becky Genet the last 19 years, was selected the new head coach by the school board last Monday.
    James said she sought the position because “I coached with Mrs. Genet a long time, I just love the sport of volleyball, and I didn’t feel ready to give it up.”

  • Paoli’s quickness rips Perry...

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Paoli’s quickness and offensive rebounding proved too much for Perry Central as the Rams won 74-42 in PLAC boys basketball Friday.
    The Rams grabbed 20 offensive rebounds and outrebounded Perry Central 44-29 overall.
    “We didn’t block out all night and they’re quick to the ball and they’re athletic,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “If we got in a jumping contest, they won most of them.”

  • Patriots edge Tell City

    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    LINCOLN CITY—Playing with PAC title implications, Tell City had difficulties against Heritage Hills’ zone defense, which led to a Patriots’ 41-40 win in boys basketball Friday.
    Heritage Hills led 11-7 at the end of the first quarter and 21-12 late in the second quarter, and Tell City Coach Matt Lynch couldn’t understand why his team was sluggish.

  • Hammack 2nd in state middle...

    NEW CASTLE—William Tell Elementary sixth grader Coy Hammack placed second among 37 wrestlers in the 75-pound weight class at the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association’s Middle School State Championships Sunday.

  • Duncan hired as PC’s head girls...

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Saying she wanted to continue the winning tradition of her mentor, Michelle Duncan was hired Monday to succeed Becky Genet as Perry Central’s head girls track coach.

  • Teague falls to eventual champion

    EVANSVILLE—Dawson Combest of Columbus East defeated Tell City’s David Teague 9-1 in a 132-pound first-round semistate wrestling match Saturday.
    Teague thus ended his senior season with a 23-9 record.
    Combest went on to win the semistate, beating Donald Campbell of Ben Davis in the finals.
    Brownsburg won the team title with 148.5 points.
    Fifty-four teams were represented by at least one wrestler at the semistate, which was held at the Ford Center.

  • Kohnert, Hayes make All-PAC

    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Tell City’s Emma Kohnert and Kammie Jo Hayes were named to the All-PAC girls basketball team in voting by conference coaches Monday.
    Tell City guard Katie Goffinet received honorable mention, so all three players Tell City Coach John Hayes nominated received some recognition.
    He said the voting went “better than I expected.”

  • Hornets sting Bulldogs

    Sports Editor

    HAWESVILLE, Ky.—Hancock County used its athleticism and depth to beat Cannelton 63-31 in boys basketball Tuesday.
    The Hornets forced 25 Cannelton turnovers - 16 in the first half, even though they pressed in only the first four minutes - and scored eight layups or dunks directly off them. Center Kane Logsdon made two dunks.
    They also scored well inside in their half-court offense.
    And when Cannelton tried to collapse its defense inside, the Hornets hit open three-point shots.

  • Turnovers contribute to Bulldogs...

    CANNELTON—Cannelton improved in several areas, but its 23 turnovers contributed to its 60-43 boys basketball loss to Shoals Saturday.
    Cannelton Coach Mike Snyder missed the game with the flu. But after watching the game film he said, “Our defense was much better in the halfcourt but we still gave up too many transition points as a result of our turnovers.

  • Vikings repulse PC

    Sports Correspondent

    POSEYVILLE—Turnovers and cold shooting in the second quarter hurt Perry Central in a 61-48 boys basketball loss to North Posey Saturday.
    The Commodores trailed by only three, 17-14, at the end of the first quarter.
    After North Posey’s Noah Scheller made 1 of 2 free throws Jacob Kelly scored on a 4-footer to pull the Commodores within two at 18-16 with 6:08 left in the first half.