Today's Sports

  • Vikings slay Commodores

    POSEYVILLE - Perry Central could not get its inside offense going and lost to North Posey 55-34 in girls basketball Saturday.

    The Commodores hit 3 of 7 three-point shots but only 9 of 29 from two-point range.

    Their three starting frontline players combined for just 10 points on 4 for 13 field-goal shooting and 2 for 6 free throws.

    The Commodores also had trouble getting the ball to their frontliners, as they committed 22 turnovers.

    Sophomore guard Alyssa Like led North Posey with 19 points.

  • Braves run past Bulldogs

    CANNELTON - Turnovers and hitting only 30.3 percent from the field contributed to Cannelton's 70-28 boys basketball loss to Tecumseh Saturday.

    The Bulldogs committed 23 turnovers, 14 more than Tecumseh.

    "Tecumseh is a good team and play fundamentally sound," said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett. "And we played flat."

    Two Cannelton players were ineligible because they missed practices during the Christmas break.

    Tecumseh moved the ball with precision to hit 57.5 percent of its two-point shots.

  • Rangers outshoot Perry Central

    FERDINAND - Forest Park's superior size inside helped the Rangers beat Perry Central 79-66 in boys basketball Saturday.

    Jordan Myers, the Rangers' 6-foot-8 junior center, had 22 points and 11 rebounds and hit 9 of 12 shots from the field.

    He hit one 12-foot shot from the wing but his other eight field goals came from within 7 feet of the basket, including two on rebounds.

    And when the Commodores collapsed two people on him, he made some nice passes to teammates for backdoor layups.

  • Marksmen nip Titans; beat...

    OWENSVILLE - Kara McClintic's free throw with one second left gave Tell City a 45-44 PAC girls basketball win over Gibson Southern Saturday.

    The score was tied 44-44 with 0:08 left when McClintic missed a driving shot. Teammate Lacey Padgett grabbed the rebound and also missed a shot.

    Gibson Southern's Kelsie Linneweber grabbed that rebound. But McClintic stole it and was fouled with 0:01 left.

    McClintic missed the first free throw but hit the second to give the Marksmen the victory over the state's 14th ranked Class 3A team.

  • New Albany pins Tell City

    NEW ALBANY - New Albany won eight consecutive matches in the middle weights and beat Tell City 45-27 in wrestling Thursday.

    "Where we're normally pretty strong, they were stronger," said Tell City Coach Joe Litherland. "They've got five kids that are tougher than nails.

    "They had five kids who placed in the Mater Dei Classic, so we knew it was going to be a tough match."

    The Marksmen also wrestled without several regular starters.

    Keith Patrick, their 119-pound starter, is expected to be sidelined another week with a groin injury.

  • Patriots edge Tell City boys 89-...

    TELL CITY - Tell City swept the top three places in the two longest freestyle races but lost to Heritage Hills 89-86 in boys swimming Thursday.

    Tell City freshman Greg Clayton won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:39.55.

    Isaac Schaefer placed second in that race in 5:53.36 and Trevor Nelson took third in 6:35.93.

    Clayton also won the 200 free in 2:02.99. Schaefer was second in 2:07.59 and Nick Dauby placed third in 2:28.19.

    Zach Avallone won the 50 free in 24.90 seconds and placed third in the 100 free in 58.24.

  • Hauenstein leads Tell City to...

    TELL CITY - Erika Hauenstein won two individual events and two relays as Tell City beat Heritage Hills 102-77 in girls swimming Thursday.

    Hauenstein won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:31.59 and the 500 freestyle in 5:54.37.

    She teamed with Katie Clemens, Jessica Wagner and Chelsea Malone to win the 200 free relay in 1:51.16.

    Clemens, Hauenstein, C.J. Fentress and Malone won the 400 free relay in 4:14.79.

    The Marksmen also won the 200 medley relay, with Brittany Sheldon, Samantha Ballman, Fentress and Morgan Rainey swimming it in 2:21.26.

  • Tell City tops Wildcats

    TELL CITY - A good inside-outside shooting combination carried Tell City's boys basketball team to another victory Friday, 71-56 over Mount Vernon.

    The Marksmen hit 57.1 percent from the field, including 5 of 9 from three-point range.

    Their starting frontline, operating mostly inside, hit 13 of 17 shots from the field - and two of their misses came on blocked shots.

    All three of them - Joseph Kohnert, Jay Ziegelgruber and Eric Henrickson - are hitting over 65 percent from the field for the season.

  • Perry Central smokes out Tecumseh

    LYNNVILLE - Andrew Harpenau scored 21 points as Perry Central beat Tecumseh 44-30 in freshman basketball Thursday.

    "We played pretty good (man-to-man) defense starting out," said Perry Central Coach Kevin Rogier. "We intercepted a few passes and got some layups.

    "For not playing since Dec. 17, I was pleased with the way we played.

    "Andrew played his best game of the year. He was aggressive and took the ball to the hole."

    Kyle Troesch added eight points, Neal Schwartz seven, and Kyle Rasche six for the Commodores.

  • Tell City gets hot to beat...

    TELL CITY - Tell City improved its shooting dramatically in the second half and beat Forest Park 40-26 in freshman basketball Thursday.

    The Marksmen hit only 7 of 27 shots from the field in the first half, though "we got a lot of good looks, including several from within 5 feet of the basket," said Tell City Coach Dan Lacy.

    But they hit 10 of 18 from the field in the second half.

    They had their best free-throw shooting game, hitting 85.7 percent (6 of 7).