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Today's Sports

  • Harris’ scoring propels...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Nicole Harris had one of her best shooting games of the season to lead Cannelton past Cloverport 46-39 in girls basketball Tuesday.
    Harris, a junior forward/guard, hit 5 of 10 shots from the field, including 2 of 3 from three-point range as she scored a game-high 19 points.
    She was also fouled on one three-point shot and hit all three free throws. She hit 7 of 9 free throws overall.

  • Craig places 6th in Mater Dei...

    EVANSVILLE—Joe Craig placed sixth in the 132-pound class to lead Tell City wrestlers in the Mater Dei Holiday Classic Tuesday and Wednesday.
    Tell City finished 15th in the 16-team tourney, as no other Marksmen placed. Six places were awarded in each weight class.
    “We didn’t wrestle to our potential this week,” said Tell City Coach Neal Stahly. “I need to work harder on coaching how to finish matches.

  • Boonville routs PC in fifth-...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    REO—Perry Central hit only 26.2 percent from the field and got outrebounded 43-20 in a 67-29 loss to Boonville in the PSC Holiday Classic boys basketball tourney fifth-place game Wednesday.
    Boonville, 4-5, scored 12 points on offensive rebounds as it jumped to a 24-12 lead in the first 10:45.
    Lane Miller, a strong 6-foot-3 forward/center, already had 11 rebounds for the Pioneers at that point. He finished with 17 points and 15 rebounds.

  • Rebels hold off Tell City for...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    REO—South Spencer hit 7 of 10 free throws in the last 1:08 to hold off Tell City 58-54 for third place in the PSC Holiday Classic boys basketball tourney Wednesday.
    Both teams played pretty well throughout and had pretty even statistics.
    Tell City edged the Rebels in field-goal shooting 51.1 percent to 50.0 percent and the Rebels had a 25-24 edge in rebounds. Each team committed 15 turnovers.

  • Wolfpack goes inside to defeat...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Crawford County’s height advantage helped the Wolfpack score inside repeatedly in a 59-47 second-round win over Tell City in the PSC Holiday Classic boys basketball tourney Tuesday.
    The Wolfpack alternated using three 6-foot-4 players and a 6-2 one at their two inside positions while Tell City started no one taller than 6-2 and has only one 6-3 player on its roster.

  • Perry Central beats Corydon

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Improved defense and rebounding helped Perry Central end a five-game losing streak by beating Corydon 65-57 in the second round of the PSC Holiday Classic boys basketball tourney Tuesday.
    The Commodores were outrebounded in every game of their losing streak but Tuesday they won the board battle 30-24 as Lane Lynch grabbed 10.
    He grabbed all four of the Commodores’ rebounds in the first five minutes as they jumped to a 10-6 lead, prompting Corydon to call a timeout.

  • Tell City outshoots Perry...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City worked the ball inside more to outshoot Perry Central 50.0 percent to 32.7 percent from the field and beat the Commodores 57-52 in the first round of the PSC Holiday Classic boys basketball tourney Monday.
    The Marksmen had hit at least 43 percent only twice in six previous games and hit just 42.5 percent in a season-opening loss to Perry Central.

  • Tell City’s cross country...

    High school sports teams that win regionals have been rare in Perry County, with only 25 ever earning such trophies.

  • Bulldogs 1-1 in tourney

    CANNELTON—Caressa Sloss had 10 points and 11 rebounds as Cannelton beat Columbus Christian in the Cannelton Invitational girls basketball round-robin Saturday.
    Cannelton lost to Rock Creek 42-18 earlier in the day in the three-team event.
    Rock Creek also beat Columbus Christian 51-20 to win the title.
    Cannelton hit a season-high 49.0 percent from the field against Columbus Christian and held the Crusaders to 26.2 percent shooting.
    The Bulldogs also won the rebound battle 39-27 and made 19 steals.

  • Cannelton boys 2nd in own tourney

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    CANNELTON—Cannelton could not overcome a slow start and lost to Columbus Christian 59-52 in the Cannelton Invitational boys basketball championship game Saturday.
    “We play hard,” said Cannelton Coach Michael Snyder. “It was unfortunate we got behind by so much in the first quarter - that was the difference in the ball game. We outplayed them for the next three quarters.