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Today's Sports

  • Tell City overtakes Wildcats;...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City trailed 21-4 five minutes into the game but improved its defense to overtake Mount Vernon 56-49 in girls basketball Saturday.
    “We started defending the girl (Mara Canada) that made five three-pointers in the first three minutes of the game and we hit some shots,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes of the comeback formula.
    He said Celina Snyder “was probably the star of the game with her defense on the shooter from the end of the first quarter on.”

  • Marksmen’s defense stops Springs...

    By JOHN HAYES
    Sports Correspondent

    TELL CITY—Tell City used a strong defensive effort to beat Springs Valley 53-36 in boys basketball Saturday.
    The Marksmen held the Blackhawks to 36 points on 32.4 percent field-goal shooting and allowed only one double figure scorer.
    “We did a really nice job of playing team defense the whole game,” said Tell City Coach Greg Arnold. “We knew that we had to contain (Hector) Walker and I thought we all played at the level necessary to hold him down.”

  • Perry Central subdues Eagles

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Michael Schwartz’s hot first-half shooting propelled Perry Central past Lanesville 66-56 in boys basketball Saturday.
    Schwartz scored 20 points in the first half on 7 of 10 field-goal shooting, including 4 of 5 from three-point range, and 2 of 3 free throws.
    All of those points came in a seven-minute span.
    He made a three-pointer and then made a steal and another three-pointer with 0:02 left in the first quarter to put the Commodores up for good 15-14.

  • Five Marksmen advance to regional

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City had eight wrestlers competing in the tough 10-team Castle sectional Saturday and five of them qualified for the  regional.
    Largely due to their six forfeits, the Marksmen finished seventh in team standings. But the top four finishers in each weight class advanced to the regional.
    Elliott Brown was Tell City’s top finisher, placing second in the 160-pound weight class.
    He won his first two matches before losing 11-2 in the finals to Castle’s Turner Lockyear.

  • Marksmen advance in tourney

    HAUBSTADT—Tell City held Haubstadt scoreless in the second quarter and won 51-15 in the second round of the eighth grade boys PAC basketball tourney Thursday.
    The Marksmen led 18-8 after the first quarter and went on a 10-0 run the next period.
    “They had one kid that was really fast and he did a nice job driving to the bucket in the first quarter,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons.
    “After that we did a much better job playing help defense and did a much better job on our defensive rotations.”

  • Tweaks could help baseball

    To true sports purists, Major League Baseball is a great game but can always be tweaked to be made a little better.
    Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein and new Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred each floated an idea last week for improving the game, and I basically like both of them.
    Some have suggested imposing a strict time limit between pitches to help speed up the game, but several pitchers have said they hate the idea.
    Instead Epstein suggested one way to make games shorter would be to require relief pitchers to pitch to more than one batter.

  • PC girls stop Wolfpack

    MARENGO—Strong first-quarter defense propelled Perry Central past Crawford County 60-49 in girls basketball Friday.
    The Commodores jumped to a 17-5 first-quarter lead and played the Wolfpack virtually even the rest of the way.
    “We came out really strong in the first quarter,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume. “Our full-court pressure defense cause them some problems, and in our half-court man-to-man we did a really good job putting pressure on the ball and having help-side defense.”

  • Wolfpack edge Perry Central on...

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    MARENGO—Jacob Mauck hit a three-point shot at the buzzer to lift Crawford County past Perry Central 49-46 in boys basketball Friday.
    Perry Central pulled within one at 43-42 on a three point shot from the left of the key by Trey Mullis with 3:32 left in the game.
    The Commodores then rebounded a missed shot by Crawford County and Michael Schwartz was fouled.
    Schwartz made both free throws, putting Perry Central ahead for the first time.

  • Trojans outshoot Marksmen with...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    OAKLAND CITY—Wood Memorial hit 57.5 percent from the field in the first three quarters to beat Tell City 59-44 in boys basketball Friday.
    The Trojans hit 23 of 40 from the field in that span, including 7 of 16 from three-point range, as they built a 56-32 lead.
    They had a lineup of all reserves most of the fourth quarter and went 0 for 10 that period. But the outcome had already been decided.

  • Bulldogs outrebound Dugger

    DUGGER—Cannelton outrebounded Dugger Community 30-17 for a 46-31 girls basketball victory Saturday.
    Rebounding is usually a weakness for the Bulldogs, who lack great height. But “we matched up with (Dugger) real well, size-wise and in speed,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.
    The Bulldogs also outshot Dugger from the field 42.5 percent to 28.9 percent.
    “They had trouble shooting from outside and we played a 2-3 zone most of the night,” said Garrett.