Today's Sports

  • Titans top Tell City late

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City hit only 2 of 8 free throws in the last 6:07 and got outrebounded 12-6 in the last quarter of a 56-48 PAC boys basketball loss to Gibson Southern Saturday.
    The Marksmen hit their first six three-point shots - five by Hunter Rowe - to build a 40-39 lead after three quarters.
    They ran some nice double-screen plays to get Rowe open in the corners and on the wings, and his teammates found him with nice passes when he got open.

  • Tell City 8th in girls swim...

    Sports Editor

    JASPER—Bailey Powell and Sydney Burton made the championship finals in individual events to lead Tell City to eighth place in the 11-team Jasper girls swimming sectional Saturday.
    Tell City scored 111 points, just 17 behind seventh-place Northeast Dubois. Jasper won in a rout with 471.
    Tell City’s highest finish was fifth place in the 400-yard freestyle relay as Sydney Brown, Madison Schuetter, Sydney Burton and Powell swam it in 4:34.96.

  • Cold start hurts Perry Central...

    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Perry Central couldn’t quite overcome a slow start and lost to North Posey 48-41 in the first round of Forest Park’s girls basketball sectional Tuesday.
    The Commodores committed five turnovers before they took a shot and went 1 for 11 from the field with nine turnovers in the first quarter.

  • James to play volleyball for...

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central senior Grace James signed a scholarship Thursday to play volleyball for the University of Pennsylvania.
    “It was a priority of mine to find a high academics school where I could also play volleyball,” ssaid James.
    Pennsylvania, commonly known as Penn, fits both criteria. A member of the Ivy League, it was ranked the No. 1 academic school in the nation by College Factual last fall.

  • Confidence big key in wide open...

    Tell City was the last Perry County girls basketball team to win a sectional seven years ago.
    Perry Central earned its only sectional title in 2001, and Cannelton has never won one.
    So can any of those teams change their luck this week?
    Cannelton is probably the longest shot. The Bulldogs have improved tremendously since the season began, when they were committing more than 40 turnovers in a game even when opponents didn’t press.

  • Raiders’ defense limits...

    HUNTINGBURG—Southridge’s defense kept Perry Central from hitting outside shots and kept the Commodores off the offensive boards as the Raiders won 52-27 in girls basketball Thursday.
    Perry Central hit 31.4 percent from the field overall, including 1 for 9 from three-point range.
    Second-chance points usually raise a team’s shooting percentage, but “they did a really good job keeping us off the offensive glass - we only had three offensive rebounds,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume.

  • Rangers’ zone stops Tell City

    FERDINAND—Tell City had trouble hitting over Forest Park’s zone defense and lost 52-35 in PAC girls basketball Thursday.
    Neither team wanted to show the other a lot, as they will meet again in the sectional Friday.
    So Forest Park, which usually plays man-to-man defense, played a 2-3 zone the entire game.
    Tell City ran only two or three sets against it.
    On defense the Marksmen played only  man-to-man even though they normally play a lot of zone too.

  • Chargers top Tell City

    Sports Correspondent

    PETERSBURG—Colton White hit eight straight free throws in the fourth quarter as Pike Central held off Tell City 57-44 in PAC boys basketball Friday.
    Tell City cut the Charger lead to 49-42 with four minutes left in the game, but White made sure Pike Central celebrated homecoming with a win before a big crowd.
    The Marksmen had a three-point shot rim out with 3:35 left that would have cut the lead to four. After that White went 8 for 8 at the free-throw in the final three minutes.

  • Senators’ 3-pointer at buzzer...

    Sports Editor

    CAMPBELLSBURG—Hunter Sanford hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to lift West Washington past Perry Central 58-55 in overtime in PLAC boys basketball Friday.
    It was the second consecutive Friday that the Commodores lost on a buzzer-beating three-pointer after leading in the final minute.
    They had more chances to win this one, though, as they led most of the game.

  • Girls sectional pairings drawn

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City will face a familiar opponent and Perry Central and Cannelton drew defending champions in girls basketball sectional pairings announced Sunday.
    Perry Central will open the five-team Class 2A Forest Park sectional against North Posey Tuesday at 6 p.m. Perry County time.
    The winner of that game will face South Spencer in the semifinals Friday, Feb. 13, at approximately 7:15 p.m., after Tell City takes on Forest Park at 5:30 p.m.