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Today's Sports

  • Perry Central beats Mitchell

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    MITCHELL—Perry Central made free throws down the stretch to beat Mitchell 55-50 in PLAC boys basketball Saturday.
    With 1:50 left in the game Mitchell’s Daulton Blackwell made a three-pointer from the right wing to cut the Commodore lead to 49-47.
    On Perry Central’s next possession Michael Schwartz was fouled. He made both free throws.
    Perry Central fouled Jared Vance with 0:56 left, but he missed his free throw.

  • Vincent propels Tell City to 4th...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LYNNVILLE—Aaron Vincent placed in the top four in all four of his events to lead Tell City to fourth place in the seven-team PAC boys swim meet Saturday.
    Tell City scored 141 points. Pike Central won with 347.
    Vincent set a personal record as he placed second in the 100-yard freestyle in 54.90 seconds.
    He placed fourth in the 100 backstroke in 1:03.58, just four-hundredths of a second slower than his fourth-place sectional time last year.

  • Shoes shouldn’t count in...

    When Wilt Chamber-lain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bill Walton played pro basketball, a lot of fans and sportswriters and some opponents insisted they were taller than their listed heights.
    Chamberlain was listed at 7-foot-1 and some players insisted he had to duck when going through a doorway they measured as 7 feet, 2 inches high.
    But of course he was wearing shoes when he went through the doorway, and they normally add an inch to 1 1/4 inches to a person’s height. And if someone expects to brush the top of the doorway, his normal reaction is to duck.

  • Mater Dei beats Marksmen

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    EVANSVILLE—Mater Dei had only a slight edge in field-goal percentage but took 21 more shots to beat Tell City 56-34 in boys basketball Friday.
    Tell City committed 24 turnovers - 12 more than Mater Dei - and got outrebounded 31-27 to account for the difference in shot attempts.
    The rebound difference was even more pronounced at the offensive end, as the Wildcats scored 15 points as a direct result of their offensive rebounds.

  • No. 3 Orleans tops cold...

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    ORLEANS—Perry Central hit only 28.5 percent from the field in a 47-25 PLAC boys basketball loss to Orleans Friday.
    The Bulldogs, ranked No. 3 in the state in Class A, scored the last six points of the quarter, though, to take a 10-6 lead.
    They hit three three-pointers in a row in the second quarter to build a 10-point lead.
    Perry Central clawed its way back, cutting the halftime deficit to 21-15.

  • Tell City girls stop Rebels

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City forced 25 turnovers and held South Spencer to 29.3 percent field-goal shooting to beat the Rebels 58-36 in PAC girls basketball Thursday.
    Tell City trailed 6-4 after South Spencer’s Maddie Dawson hit two free throws with 1:16 left in the first quarter.
    Brenee Leibering then hit a three-pointer to start an 18-3 Tell City run that put the Marksmen ahead for good.

  • Marksmen finish 0-5 at Reitz

    TELL CITY—After a promising start, injuries and illness have derailed Tell City’s wrestling season lately.
    The Marksmen went 0-5 in a six-team round-robin at Reitz Saturday. They lost to Castle 74-0, North Posey 33-30, Evansville Central 67-12, Reitz 62-15, and Mount Vernon 69-9.
    Christian Schroeder went 1-0 but injured a knee, so the Marksmen had just seven wrestlers in their lineup the rest of the day, meaning they forfeited half the weight classes.
    Elliott Brown led Tell City with a 3-2 record.

  • Trojans outshoot Cannelton girls

    CANNELTON—Wood Memorial held Cannelton to 24.5 percent field-goal shooting and beat the Bulldogs 65-35 in girls basketball Saturday.
    The Trojans, ranked No. 9 in the state in Class A, hit 40.8 percent from the field and outrebounded Cannelton 45-23.
    They used 13 players extensively and 12 of them scored.
    “That’s hands down the best team we’ve played all year,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “They’re quick, they see the floor well, and they’re unselfish.

  • Trojans down Cannelton with...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Hitting a season-best 78.9 percent at the free-throw line and holding 6-foot-5 Wood Memorial center Conner Sevier to no rebounds were bright spots for Cannelton’s basketball team Saturday.
    Sevier was still effective on offense, though, hitting 8 of 9 shots from the field as the Trojans won 77-33.
    A strong inside-outside attack featuring four inside baskets by Sevier and three three-pointers by Lathan Falls helped the Trojans build a 21-10 first-quarter lead.

  • Rebels rip Marksmen

    By ZANE CLODFELTER
    Sports Correspondent

    TELL CITY—After slowly beginning to turn the corner and play better, Tell City suffered an 81-50 setback to South Spencer in PAC boys basketball Saturday.
    Tell City had lost its previous three games by a combined 22 points following a win over Boonville Dec. 30.
    With the Marksmen trailing by 21 early in the second quarter, it left Coach Greg Arnold looking for answers as to why his team had suddenly regressed.