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Today's Sports

  • Commodores keep making team...

    In winning the Boonville boys sectional Monday, Perry Central became the first basketball team in school history to repeat as sectional champions.
    In fact the Commodores are the first boys basketball team in Perry County to win consecutive sectional titles since Tell City accomplished the feat in 1975.
    Add county girls teams to the mix and Perry Central is the first to repeat since Tell City’s girls did so in 1977.

  • Commodores to face Linton first...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    HUNTINGBURG—Perry Central plays Linton-Stockton almost every year in the football playoffs. Now it’s becoming a habit in the boys basketball regional too.
    The 18-5 Commodores will face 19-6 Linton in the first game of the Southridge regional Saturday at 10 a.m. Perry County time, one year after Linton edged the Commodores in the regional championship game.

  • Commodores sectional champions...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    BOONVILLE—In a zone. Unconscious.
    All the clichés used to describe hot basketball shooters  applied to Dacota Schaad as he scored 30 points to lead Perry Central to its second consecutive basketball sectional championship Monday.
    Schaad hit 11 of 13 from the field, including 8 of 10 from three-point range, as the Commodores beat Mater Dei 67-64 for the title.
    He had plenty of help, though.

  • Do we root for the suits? To...

    Remember the 1987 football season when the NFL used replacement players for three regular-season games during a player strike?
    One NFL team owner then reasoned that they could get away with using the substitutes because “the fans root for the suits,” meaning that a Dallas fan is going to root for whoever wears a Cowboys jersey and a helmet with a star on it on Sunday afternoons.

  • Jeeps defeat Bulldogs

    By PHILLIP BALL
    Sports Correspondent

    LYNNVILLE—Cannelton was overwhelmed by Northeast Dubois’ size in a 63-38 loss in the Class A boys basketball sectional semifinals Friday.
    The Bulldogs played a strong first quarter, hitting 6 of 10 shots from the field, including a banked in three-pointer by Michael Miller, as they built a 14-11 lead at the end of period.
    “That ball might have left the gym if the backboard had not gotten in the way,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.

  • Perry Central’s defense stops...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    BOONVILLE—Perry Central built a 15-point lead late in the third quarter and used strong defense and rebounding to hold on for a 58-51 semifinal boys basketball sectional victory over North Posey Friday.
    The 17-5 Commodores will play 13-9 Mater Dei for the title tonight at 7. The game was originally scheduled for Saturday night but was postponed because Mater Dei’s girls team was playing in the Class 3A state championship game then.

  • 12 Tell City wrestlers take...

    TELL CITY—Twelve Tell City Wrestling Club members won titles in the club’s own tourney Sunday.

  • Malone, Miller named to football...

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City’s Brennan Malone and Reese Miller were named to the Indiana Football Coaches Association’s academic all-state team released Monday.
    To be eligible for the team, a player must be a senior and have played in at least 70 percent of his team’s games.
    He also must have a grade-point average of at least 3.40 and an SAT score of at least 1660 or ACT score of  at least 24.
    Malone, a quarterback and defensive back for the Marksmen, is ranked No. 1 in his class academically and scored 1840 on the SAT.

  • Chargers pass Tell City in final...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Pike Central outshot Tell City 62.5 percent to 22.2 percent from the field in the fourth quarter to overtake the Marksmen 50-47 in PAC boys basketball Saturday.
    With a strong third quarter Tell City built a 46-41 lead and had the ball going into the final seconds of that period.
    But the Marksmen committed a turnover and Pike Central scored two free throws off it with 3.5 seconds left in the quarter.

  • Vikings top Tell City in game...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    BOONVILLE—Tell City’s cold start and North Posey forward Cody Ungetheim’s hot second half helped the Vikings beat the Marksmen 70-58 in Class 2A boys basketball first-round sectional action Tuesday.
    The Marksmen hit only 4 of 13 from the field and committed seven turnovers in the first quarter as they fell behind 15-9.
    Turnovers continued to be a problem for both teams—Tell City finished with 23 and North Posey 20.