Today's Sports

  • Clausen scores 26 points as...

    CANNELTON—Melissa Clausen scored a career-high 26 points as Cannelton beat Cloverport 56-26 in girls basketball Tuesday.
    The Bulldogs led only 24-11 at halftime and by only 10 points with five minutes left in the third quarter. But Clausen scored 16 points in the second half to help them pull away.
    She scored eight points in each the second and third quarters, including hitting two three-pointers in each of those quarters.
    Nicole Harris added 17 points for the Bulldogs, who earned their first win in seven tries this season.

  • PC thwarts Senators

    CAMPBELLSBURG—Eighteen steals and 15 offensive rebounds helped Perry Central’s girls basketball team take 64 shots from the field Monday.
    The Commodores made 26 of them (40.6 percent) in a 69-38 PLAC win over West Washington.
    The Commodores used some man-to-man full-court pressure in the first quarter and jumped to a 25-2 lead.
    West Washington played a 2-3 zone defense that period and Sarah Spires hit three three-pointers over it.
    Skyly Cummings added eight points inside in that quarter.

  • Marksmen 3-2 in own tourney

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    TELL CITY—Davin Davis and Jarrett Hawhee each went 5-0 as Tell City finished 3-2 in its own six-team, wrestling round-robin Saturday.
    Tell City beat Providence 42-33, Jeffersontown, Ky., 37-34, and Washington 42-36 but lost to LaRue County, Ky., 43-30 and to Tecumseh 42-36.
    Davis and Hawhee each pinned three opponents.
    Joe Craig and Mason Waninger each also earned three pins as they each went 4-1.
    Aubrey Craig and Elliott Brown each also went 4-1.

  • Lions outshoot Bulldogs

    BLOOMINGTON—Three-point shooting and rebounding proved the difference in Bloomington Lighthouse’s 52-29 boys basketball win over Cannelton Saturday.
    Neither team shot well from the field overall, with Cannelton hitting 26.8 percent and the Lions 30.6 percent.
    But the Lions hit 6 of 21 three-point attempts compared with 1 for 10 for Cannelton.
    They hit two key three-pointers in the third quarter as they outscored the Bulldogs 14-3 to build a 31-19 lead after leading just 17-16 at halftime.

  • Crawford County edges Commodores

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    LEOPOLD—For three quarters Tuesday Crawford County did not look like the fundamentally sound basketball team that always does the little things right.
    But the Wolfpack did do those things, specifically free-throw shooting and taking care of the ball, well in the fourth quarter to hold off Perry Central 56-52 in PLAC action.

  • Forest Park drives past Tell City

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    TELL CITY—Tell City couldn’t stop Forest Park’s drives to the basket and lost to the Rangers 60-43 in PAC boys basketball Saturday.
    Tell City trailed just 35-29 after Gant Miller hit a three-pointer to start the third-quarter scoring.
    Damon Wilmes then scored on three consecutive drives, though, to put the Rangers up 41-29, with 4:56 left in the third quarter.

  • Castle sweeps meet with Tell City

    TELL CITY—Castle won all 12 events in a 140-34 boys swimming win over Tell City Thursday.
    Luke Thomas and Stephen Houle each earned one second place for Tell City.
    Thomas placed second in the 50-yard freestyle in 26.76 seconds, just 1.43 seconds behind the winner.
    Thomas took third in the 100 butterfly in 1:10.21.
    Houle placed second in the 200 free in 2:12.24 and fourth in the 500 free in 6:06.23.
    Aaron Vincent placed third in the 200 individual medley in 2:39.63 and in the 100 backstroke in 1:07.96.

  • No. 6 Castle swims past Tell City

    NEWBURGH—Castle lived up to its No. 6 state ranking as it won all 12 events to beat Tell City 143-27 in girls swimming Thursday.
    Sydney Brown was sick and Tell City diver Alesa Roark was still learning the sixth dive that was required for competitors last week, so the Marksmen had only 10 girls competing.
    Sydney Burton had their highest finish, placing second in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:28.02. Teammate Madison Schuetter was third in 1:29.27.
    Alex Lawalin placed third in the 100 freestyle in 1:18.45 and Madilyn Hoskinson was fourth in 1:22.15.

  • Cross country coaches realize...

    Some who read our story about the all-state cross country teams Thursday might have been surprised to learn that cross country is divided into classes.
    Actually it’s not. But the fact that the Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches divides its all-state teams into classes shows that most coaches recognize the need for classes in that sport.
    West Lafayette did win the boys state title with a 695 enrollment this year. But no other school under 1,000 has won it in at least 40 years.

  • Tell City falls twice on road

    HUNTINGBURG—Southridge’s three perimeter starters combined to score 44 points as the Raiders beat Tell City 57-24 in PAC girls basketball Thursday.
    “Their guards are really good,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes. “Kayla Voegerl is so quick with the ball and Aubrey Main is just a really good athlete.
    “We matched up fine with them size-wise, but they were a lot quicker than us overall. They had four girls who could put it on the floor and get to the basket.”