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Today's Sports

  • State champion edges Freeman by...

    TELL CITY—Nathan Freeman placed second by one point to lead Tell City’s high school archery team to fifth place in its own tourney Saturday.

  • No Tell City players on All-PAC

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—For the second year in a row Tell City was shut out on the All-PAC boys basketball team, which was selected Monday by conference coaches.
    Heritage Hills, which tied for second in the nine-team conference, led the 10-man all-conference team with three selections, forwards Devon Merder and Gavin Schaefer and point guard Sam Scherry.
    Merder, who has signed to play for Huntington University, was the top vote-getter on the team for the second year in a row.

  • George leaving Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Football coach and athletic director Ryan George will leave Tell City at the end of this school year to become the head football coach at Goshen, Ohio, High School.
    George, a 1990 Tell City graduate who starred in football and track for the Marksmen, returned to Tell City three years ago to become the Marksmen’s football coach.
    Two years ago he also became the school’s athletic director.

  • LeClere on South all-stars

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central senior Austin LeClere has been selected to the South team for Indiana’s North-South football all-star game.
    LeClere was chosen as the South’s punter for the game, which will be played Friday, July 14, at North Central High School in Indianapolis.
    But he could be used in a variety of ways and was told Paoli Coach Brian Balsmeyer was touting him as a return man at the selection meeting.
    “Ever since I was a freshman it’s been my main goal to get to this level,” said LeClere.

  • 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.