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Today's Sports

  • Last-second shots lift Bulldogs...

    COLUMBUS—David Reed’s last-second layup lifted Cannelton past Madison Christian 68-66 in overtime in the second round of Columbus Christian’s boys basketball tourney Thursday.
    With the score tied, Cannelton had the ball and called a timeout with 10 seconds left to try to draw up the winning shot.
    But the Bulldogs dribbled the ball out of bounds, giving it back to Madison Christian with 0:03 left.

  • Turnovers plague PC vs. Wolfpack

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Perry Central committed 26 turnovers in a 55-40 first-round boys basketball PSC Holiday Classic loss to Crawford County Friday morning.
    The Commodores committed four turnovers in the first 1:41, nine in the first quarter, and 13 in the first half.
    They committed one five-second closely guarded violation when they still had not dribbled yet, which would have restarted the five-second count.

  • Commodores can’t contain Corydon

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Corydon hit 54.2 percent from the field and topped its previous season-high point total by 20 to beat Perry Central 65-49 in the second round of the boys basketball PSC Holiday Classic Friday evening.
    “We just couldn’t guard them,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “Their top three players all had at least 15 points.
    “We switched defenses (starting in man-to-man and later going to a 2-3 zone) and tried some different things (including some full-court presses).

  • Tell City’s defense stops...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City held Corydon to 17.6 percent field-goal shooting and its season-low point total as the Marksmen romped 46-18 in the first round of the PSC Holiday Classic boys basketball tourney Friday afternoon.
    Corydon entered the game 0-6 but was averaging 38.3 points per game and had scored at least 30 in every game.
    The Panthers also got one of their top players, 6-foot-6 junior Bradley Nalley, back one game earlier after he had been sidelined with an injury.

  • Wolfpack hold off Tell City...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—After falling behind by 13 points twice, Tell City made a strong comeback against Crawford County in the second round of the boys basketball PSC Holiday Classic Friday evening.
    But poor free-throw shooting ultimately derailed the comeback as the Marksmen lost 52-46.
    “I told our kids at halftime (when Tell City trailed 21-10) that if we play as hard as we can the rest of the way we’ll have a chance to come back,” said Tell City Coach Matt Lynch.

  • Local teams to be busy this...

    After each had two weeks off, down time is definitely over for Tell City and Perry Central’s boys basketball teams.
    Each will play three games in less than 35 hours at the PSC Holiday Classic this weekend, with all their games at Tell City’s Bryan Taylor Sports Arena.
    For the first time the entire, eight-team tourney will be played in two days, with first-round games played during a weekday for the first time.

  • TC cross country team provided...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    PERRY COUNTY—Last year Tell City’s boys cross country team’s placing 10th in the state - in a one-class sport - was Perry County’s top sports story of 2016.
    This year the Marksmen topped that by placing eighth in the state, so again they provided us with the top sports story of the year.
    Before reaching the state meet, they won the PAC meet for the fifth year in a row, the Jasper sectional for the fifth year in a row, and the 10-team Crawford County regional for the third year in a row.

  • Tell City wins 2 wrestling meets

    CORYDON—Seven Tell City wrestlers won both their matches as the Marksmen defeated two Harrison County opponents Thursday.
    They won seven of 13 matches, with the other weight class being a double forfeit, to beat North Harrison 42-31.
    They then won eight of 12 matches, with the other two weights being double forfeits, to beat Corydon 48-24.
    Tavor DuPont, Trey Mucker, Joe Craig and Tyler Hawhee each earned two pins for the Marksmen.
    Alec Stahly and Chance Bolin each won one match by pin and one by forfeit.

  • Simpsons, Kaiser named to Class...

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City runners Leo and Thomas Simpson and Nate Kaiser were named to Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches’ Class 2A all-state cross country team released last week.
    Though cross country is not a class sport in Indiana, the IATCC names all-state teams by classes based on schools’ classes in most sports.
    Leo Simpson made the team for the fourth time. Thomas Simpson made it for the third time and Kaiser, a junior, made it for the second time.

  • Rebels stop Cannelton

    By ZANE CLODFELTER
    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    REO—Chloe Davis scored 11 points but it wasn’t enough as South Spencer gradually pulled away to beat Cannelton 31-19 in girls basketball Wednesday.
    The victory snapped the Rebels 21-game losing streak and was their first win since beating the Bulldogs 52-25 last season.