Today's Sports

  • PC overtakes Eagles in 2nd half

    Sports Editor

    LANESVILLE—Better defense in the second half and driving more helped Perry Central overtake Lanesville 63-56 in boys basketball Saturday.
    Lanesville went on an 11-4 run late in the second quarter to build a seven-point lead, which it still held at halftime.
    “We started the game really well at both ends of the floor,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “Then we just had a little lapse there.

  • Trojan girls roll past Bulldogs

    OAKLAND CITY—Cannelton hit only 2 of 16 shots from the field in an 87-19 girls basketball loss to Wood Memorial Friday.
    The Trojans hit 55.4 percent (36 of 65) from the field and outrebounded the Bulldogs 24-6.
    “That’s probably one of the better teams I’ve seen for a while,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “They play man-to-man defense and really get after you.
    “They also used some diamond press and man-to-man pressure.
    “They’d sub in five girls at a time and lose nothing when they sub.”

  • Chinn got TC girls cross country...

    Like the others who will be inducted into Tell City High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame Friday, Katie Chinn accomplished things that no one else in school history and few in southern Indiana have.
    But she did it with a team that was still in its infancy.
    In 1999 she became only the fourth girl to win two events in one track sectional, but that team had been in existence more than 25 years.
    It was in girls cross country that she helped a third-year team become one of the best in southern Indiana in just its third year of existence.

  • 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...

    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

    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...

    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.