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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Shoals holds off Cannelton

    SHOALS—Allison Boyd hit four three-pointers as Shoals beat Cannelton 49-42 in girls basketball Saturday.
    “They had one girl who could shoot a little bit and we never could find her,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “They’d move the ball around against our zone and we wouldn’t get to her in time.”
    Garrett said missing 10 of 23 free throws also “really killed us. Two of them were front ends of one-and-ones.
    “And we had a couple of turnovers late that hurt us.”

  • Sophomores dominate Tell City’s...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—With a still young team, Tell City will try to improve on last year’s fourth-place finish in the PAC girls swim meet.
    The Marksmen have 13 girls on their roster: 10 sophomores, two seniors and one junior.
    Four letter winners return and Ariana Warf swam for South Putnam last year before moving to Tell City.
    Another new student, Shay Brager, came from Hancock County, which does not have a swim team, but she swam for Tell City’s Tri-County age-group swim team last summer.

  • Four Perry Central boys on All-...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Four Perry Central players were named to the All-PLAC football team selected last week.
    Cole Harpenau on the offensive line, Alex Simpson at running back, and Austin Wilkerson as an at-large defensive player made the 32-man team in voting by conference coaches.
    Jacob Kelly was an automatic selection as the kicker based strictly on statistics.
    Simpson, a senior, played in only two conference games and five overall before an injury ended his season.

  • Corydon gets hot to beat Perry...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Corydon’s hot three-point shooting and Perry Central’s 24 turnovers were main factors in Corydon’s 50-39 girls basketball victory Tuesday.
    Perry Central did not shoot well overall, hitting 28.3 percent from the field - including 0 for 9 from three-point range - and missing 12 of 21 free throws.
    But the Commodores played a scrappy game with strong defense.
    They held Corydon scoreless for nearly five minutes before Madison Engleman hit a layup in transition.

  • Roark makes All-PLAC volleyball...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Middle hitter Terissa Roark was the only Perry Central player named to the All-PLAC team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.
    Roark, a 5-foot-9 junior, led the Commodores in blocks with 35 and was second on the team in kills with 142.
    She also led the team in ace serves with 56 and made good serves 92.0 percent of the time, second best on the team.
    She also made 67 digs and had 11 assists.
    She was second in the conference in blocks with 14 in her six PLAC matches.

  • Trojans finally press past Perry...

    OAKLAND CITY—Wood Memorial tried a variety of full-court presses before finding one that worked in a 59-32 girls basketball victory over Perry Central Friday.
    The Trojans, who are ranked No. 9 in the state in Class A, like to press the entire game because of their depth and quickness.
    “The first quarter we did a really good job hanging tough against their pressure,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume.
    The Trojans started in a man-to-man full-court press “and we handled that,” said Guillaume.

  • Wolfpack’s defense hounds...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Even with less depth and experience, Cannelton played Crawford County closer this year than last in girls basketball Friday.
    But Crawford County’s defense was still too much for the Bulldogs, who fell 51-11.
    The Wolfpack often double-teamed Cannelton guard Nicole Harris and center Caressa Sloss, and no other Bulldog looked to shoot.
    Turnovers also hurt the Bulldogs. They committed 29 - though the Wolfpack never used a full-court press - while forcing only three by the Wolfpack.

  • Cold Marksmen fall to Forest Park

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Tell City hit only 28.9 percent from the field in a 46-30 PAC girls basketball loss to Forest Park Thursday.
    “If we make our bunnies in the first half, it’s a totally different ballgame,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes.
    “And I think fatigue was a factor in our turnovers in the second half. Part of our deal tonight was we were so shorthanded.”