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Today's Sports

  • Trojans zap Cannelton

    OAKLAND CITY—Wood Memorial hit five three-pointers as it jumped to a 21-0 lead en route to beating Cannelton 81-42 in boys basketball Friday.
    Cannelton opened the game in a 2-3 zone defense, but the Trojans found open perimeter shooters on the wings, in the corners, and at the top of the key.
    Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett said the Trojans did not shoot that well in games he saw on tape, “but defensive pressure was there. We didn’t get there.
    “We’re lazy in our zone, so we went back to man-to-man in the second half.

  • Taller Ohio County too much for...

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    HARTFORD, Ky.—Tell City hit only 35.8 percent from the floor in a 77-52 boys basketball loss to Ohio County Friday night.
    The Marksmen kept is close in the first quarter as Gant Miller and Drew Mowery made three-point baskets to tie the score at 6-6.
    But Ohio County then used its height to its advantage, going inside to 6-foot-5 B.J. Morse and outside to 6-6 freshman Trace Young.
    Young scored 10 of his 22 points in the first quarter from inside the key to within 6 feet of the goal.

  • Wolfpack traps Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    MARENGO—Crawford County’s pressing and trapping defense helped the Wolfpack beat Tell City 55-36 in boys basketball Wednesday.
    Tell City jumped to a 4-2 lead in the first two minutes on inside baskets by Brennan Malone and Reese Miller.
    But the Wolfpack scored the next 15 points, including two field goals directly off steals.
    Tell City guard Drew Mowery hit a 17-footer for the first points of the second quarter.

  • Wolfpack holds off Commodores in...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    MARENGO—Perry Central committed 16 turnovers against Crawford County’s aggressive defensive pressure and lost to the Wolfpack 64-59 in PLAC boys basketball Friday.
    “That’s our second worst turnover total of the year,” noted Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “We had some really silly turnovers at crucial times, on top of the ones that they forced.
    “We were weak with the ball and forced some passes.

  • Tell City team qualifies for...

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s high school archery team shot 3,189 in its own tourney last weekend to qualify for the NASP state tourney.

  • Cannelton girls lose 2 games

    MARENGO—Cannelton’s girls basketball team struggled to score as it lost its first two games without star guard Mikah Hemmings Friday and Monday.
    Hemmings was averaging a school-record 21.6 points per game before tearing an anterior cruciate ligament in the third quarter of a 52-31 win over Cloverport Jan. 14.
    Without her, the Bulldogs lost at Crawford County 68-15 Friday and 39-18 in a rematch at Cloverport Monday.
    The Wolfpack jumped to a 21-2 lead Friday.

  • Tell City falls to 2 PAC foes

    TELL CITY—Southridge bottled up Tell City center Kassidie Hayes inside and the Marksmen couldn’t hit from the perimeter in a 53-32 PAC girls basketball loss Monday.
    Hayes hit 60.0 percent from the field but got only five shots.
    The rest of the Marksmen hit 27.5 percent from the field.
    “We didn’t hit very many shots,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes. “They were double- and triple-teaming Kassie and she got five shots.

  • Commodores tame Lions

    SELLERSBURG—Perry Central made 26 steals and held Rock Creek to 13.3 percent field-goal shooting to rout the Lions 74-14 in girls basketball Tuesday.
    The Commodores used a three-quarter-court 2-2-1 trap in the first quarter because “that was something I wanted to work on,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume.
    He said it “caused them some problems. They were dribbling right into our trap.”
    But after the Commodores got ahead by 20 points in that quarter, they switched to a 2-3 half-court zone for the rest of the game.

  • Marksmen sixth in PAC wrestling

    LINCOLN CITY—David Teague and Mason Waninger placed second in their weight classes to lead Tell City to sixth place in the nine-team PAC wrestling tourney Saturday.

  • Perry Central crushes Mitchell

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central scored the first six points and blew out Mitchell 70-34 in PLAC boys  basketball Saturday.
    From the start the Commodores exploited Mit-chell’s 1-3-1 zone.
    Andrew Huber made 1 of 2 free throws. Then after a defensive stop, Perry Central again exploited the Bluejacket defense as Austin LeClere found a seam in the zone, making a 6-foot jump shot and free throw for a three-point play.
    LeClere added a layup with 5:19 left in the first quarter.