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Today's Sports

  • Taller Forest Park keeps PC off...

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    FERDINAND—Perry Central’s 17 first-half turnovers and height disadvantage inside helped Forest Park beat the Commodores 85-37 in boys basketball Saturday.
    Forest Park had the height and used it well on the boards.
    Sam Englert, who is listed at 6-foot-5; Collin Hochgesang, 6-6; and Curt Hopf, 6-7; limited the Commodores to one shot with their defensive boards and took advantage of their height in the lane on offense.

  • Knights hold off Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    NEWBURGH—Strong defense kept Tell City in the game, but Castle pulled away in the final six minutes to win 48-40 in boys basketball Saturday.
    Both teams got off to slow starts, with the score tied 2-2 after six minutes.
    Tell City’s half-court defense remained strong but Castle forward Tristan Wilkinson hit two transition layups to help the Knights build a 15-7 halftime lead.
    Tell City star Braeden Beard was held to two points in the first half on two free throws.

  • Tell City’s defense stops Eagles

    EVANSVILLE—Tell City held Evansville Day’s big men to two points and beat the Eagles 36-33 in boys basketball Tuesday.
    Noah Hupmann, the Eagles’ 6-foot-11 center and son of former University of Evansville center Sascha Hupmann, scored two points and Max Lowery was held scoreless.
    “We were fronting them, with weak-side help,” said Tell City Coach Matt Lynch. “Our defense did a great job.”
    Braeden Beard was the primary defender on Hupmann and Dustin Hunt was the main one on Lowery.

  • PC finishes its shots; Cannelton...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s forcing 32 Cannelton turnovers and outrebounding the Bulldogs 37-24 were factors in the Commodores’ 62-27 boys basketball win Tuesday.
    But to Cannelton Coach Mike Snyder the biggest factor was “our lack of finishing around the rim. I think we got the shots we wanted and didn’t make them.”
    Perry Central hit 28 of 62 from the field for 45.2 percent and made nine transition layups.

  • Bulldogs pull away from Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Cannelton held Tell City’s seventh grade team scoreless most of the third quarter to pull away to a 32-13 junior high girls basketball win Thursday.
    The score was tied 4-4 at the end of the first quarter but Cannelton’s Kyra Hemmings started the second-quarter scoring by making two consecutive layups in transition to put the Bulldogs ahead for good.

  • Jasper edges Marksmen 34-30

    JASPER—Jasper won seven of 13 matches to edge Tell City 34-30 in wrestling Thursday.
    “Going into the meet, I thought we would be able to beat them by 10,” said Tell City Coach Neal Stahly. “A couple matches I had us winning didn’t come out that way.
    “The wins we had, though, were good ones. And we are back to full force as we got Will Kirtley back from an extended leg injury and Corey Braunecker back from a shoulder injury.”
    Thus the Marksmen filled 12 of the 14 weight classes.

  • Armstrong propels TC girls to...

    TELL CITY—Emma Armstrong won the 500-yard freestyle to lead Tell City to second place in a girls triangular swim meet Thursday.
    Tell City beat Evansville Day 87-20 but lost to defending PAC champion Heritage Hills 145-35.
    Armstrong swam the 500 free in 6:28.77 to win by 4.26 seconds.
    She placed third in the 200 individual medley in 2:49.20.
    Brea Haller placed third in the 50 free in 32.11 seconds and in the 100 butterfly in 1:26.93.
    Destiny Little took third in the 100 breaststroke in 1:32.90.

  • Hollinden, Ettensohn lead TC...

    REO—Neal Hollinden and Drew Ettensohn each won two individual events and two relays as Tell City trounced South Spencer 108-42 in boys swimming Wednesday.
    Hollinden won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:10.41 and the 100 backstroke in 1:04.27.
    Ettensohn won the 200 individual medley in 2:25.42 and the 100 butterfly in 57.82 seconds.
    Hollinden, Thomas Simpson, Ettensohn and Miles Brown won the 200 medley relay in 1:58.46.
    Brown, Elliot Reed, Hollinden and Ettensohn won the 400 free relay in 3:54.43.

  • Hot Paoli smacks cold PC

    PAOLI—Paoli hit 55.0 percent from the field to beat Perry Central 60-30 in PLAC girls basketball Thursday.
    “Most of their points came against our half-court (man-to-man) defense,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume. “They beat us off the dribble and they kicked it out - they hit four threes in the first half.
    “They just shot exceptionally well tonight.”
    Jacqlyn Rice hit three of those three-pointers to help the Rams build a 41-13 halftime lead.

  • Hancock County pulls away from...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Hancock County went on a 25-3 run in the second half to beat Cannelton 55-29 in girls basketball Thursday.
    Cannelton trailed only 28-22 after Chloe Davis scored the first basket of the second half on a driving 10-footer.
    The Bulldogs got the ball back with a chance to cut even further into Hancock County’s lead.
    But then they committed a turnover against the Hornets’ full-court press that led to a layup for Kiera Duncan.