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  • Hancock County holds off Tell...

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Hancock County hit 52.9 percent from the field to beat Tell City 55-52 in boys basketball Friday.
    “They’re one of the best teams we’ve played - they’re 14-1 for a reason,” said Tell City Coach Matt Lynch. “The way they shot and played tonight, they were the best team we’ve played for sure.
    “That’s the first time we’ve been outrebounded (the Hornets won the board battle 26-18) all season.

  • Knights of Columbus free-throw...

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Knights of Columbus will sponsor their annual free-throw shooting contest for all Perry County boys and girls ages 9-14 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, at Tell City High School’s Bryan Taylor Arena.
    Doors will open at noon. There is no entry fee. Registration forms are available at all Perry County schools or may be filled out at the contest.
    A first-place trophy will be awarded in each gender for each age. Winners will also get to advance to the district competition.
    If there are any questions call Brian Zoll at 812-719-2402.

  • Theo for president?

    The biggest national sports story of 2016 was the Chicago Cubs’ winning the World Series for the first time in 108 years.
    The biggest national news story of the year was Donald Trump’s being elected president of the United States.
    Perhaps those two stories could intersect in the future, as the Democratic Party would be wise to draft Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein to run against Trump in 2020.

  • Hot Aces beat Bulldogs

    CLOVERPORT, Ky.—Cloverport hit 51.2 percent from the field to defeat Cannelton 55-36 in girls basketball Tuesday.
    Cannelton was cold at the other end, hitting only 30.0 percent from the field.
    “We handled their press and got all the shots we wanted,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “We just couldn’t finish our shots. We got good looks.”
    Usually good free-throw shooters, the Bulldogs also struggled at the line, hitting only 6 of 14 for 42.9 percent.

  • Paoli outshoots Perry Central...

    LEOPOLD—Paoli used three-point shooting and offensive rebounding to build a 39-25 halftime lead and beat Perry Central 72-52 in PLAC girls basketball Tuesday.
    “They hit 4 of 13 three-point shots in the first half, and of the nine they missed I think they got the offensive rebound on every single one,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume. “We didn’t block out very well in our zone (which the Com-modores played most of the first half).”

  • Aces’ inside game subdues...

    Sports Editor

    CLOVERPORT, Ky.—“A lot of offensive rebounds and too many points in the paint.”
    That was the way Cannelton Coach Michael Snyder summed up Cloverport’s method of beating his team 71-57 in boys basketball Tuesday.
    Cloverport outrebounded Cannelton 53-30 and hit 23 shots from within 6 feet of the basket.
    “They run their stuff well offensively and defensively,” said Snyder. “They’re coached well and they listen well.

  • Bulldogs’ defense stops...

    CANNELTON—Cannelton held Washington Catholic to 20 points and beat the Cardinals 39-20 in girls basketball Friday.
    “We pressed a little bit and we mixed our defenses up,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “We played some man-to-man and we used a 1-3-1 trap.
    “I think we might have been a little quicker than they were.”
    “They had one girl that could play, No. 11, (Hannah) Ashby, and we held her to eight points.

  • Wolfpack’s inside-outside game...

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    TELL CITY—Crawford County used a strong inside-outside attack to hit 51.0 percent from the field and beat Perry Central 69-45 in the second round of the PSC Holiday Classic boys basketball tourney Thursday.
    The Wolfpack used a variety of backdoor cuts and drives to score in the lane and also hit 7 of 20 three-point shots.
    And they scored 13 points after offensive rebounds.

  • Marksmen go cold again, fall to...

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    TELL CITY—After hitting 52.9 percent from the field the previous night, Tell City reverted to its early-season form and hit only 29.5 percent in a 51-33 PSC Holiday Classic second-round basketball loss to Corydon Thursday.
    They also hurt themselves by making only 4 of 13 free throws, including missing two front ends of one-and-bonus situations.
    Still the Marksmen were in the game most of the way, pulling within six points of the Panthers with a 5-0 run late in the third quarter.

  • Washington Catholic nips...

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Washington Catholic hit its free throws down the stretch better than Cannelton did to beat the Bulldogs 48-44 in overtime in boys basketball Friday.
    The Bulldogs could have built a two-point lead with 1:30 left in regulation. Instead four consecutive misses at the free-throw line left them trailing 36-34.
    Washington Catholic center Jalen Stone hit 1 of 2 free throws 19 seconds later to increase the Cardinals’ lead to three points.