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  • Perry Central boys team quick...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Though four starters graduated, Perry Central boys basketball coach Matt Carter expects his team to look a lot like last year’s.
    “We’ve got some experience coming back even though we lost four starters,” he said.
    That’s because he played eight or nine players extensively in every game, a practice he intends to continue this year.

  • Boonville battles back to pin...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City jumped to a 24-0 lead in the first four matches but lost to Boonville 53-27 in the Marksmen’s wrestling season opener Tuesday.
    The meet started with the heavyweight match, and that and the lower weight classes are some of Tell City’s strongest.
    Cody Osborne pinned Jacob Jones in 55 seconds at heavyweight.
    David Teague pinned Tyler Simpson in 1:06 in the 106-pound weight class and Aubrey Craig pinned Tyler Denney in 0:52 at 113.

  • Tell City gets past Reitz

    EVANSVILLE—Logan Flannagan hit 11 of 15 free throws in the fourth quarter as Tell City held off Reitz 50-43 in girls basketball Satur-day.
    Reitz led 33-29 after three quarters but couldn’t contain Flannagan in the final period.
    For the game she hit 12 of 16 free throws and 3 of 7 shots from the field, including 2 of 3 three-point attempts.
    She finished with 20 points, five assists, five rebounds and two steals.
    “Logan played probably the best all-around game I’ve ever seen her play,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes.

  • PC breezes past Bulldogs

    By LARRY GOFFINET Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central scored the first 19 points and cruised past Cannelton 81-24 in girls basketball Monday.

    Hannah Edwards started that streak with a three-point basket and Morgan Richardson finished it with a three-pointer.

    But in between the Commodores scored most of their points inside, including two consecutive fast-break layups by Richardson off steals.

  • Bulldogs will be quick again

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Cannelton’s boys basketball team lacks size but is still pretty quick and should have good shooters.
    The Bulldogs return three starters and their top two reserves from last year’s 8-13 team.
    No one hit more than 40.2 percent from the field or 63.0 percent at the free-throw line on that team, but Coach Brian Garrett said some of them improved their shooting over the summer. “We’re a little bit better shooting team than last year.”

  • Ball-handling key for Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—If Tell City can improve its ball-handling, its boys basketball team could be much improved this year.

    The Marksmen had a lot of games with at least 20 turnovers as they went 4-16 last year, including 20 in a sectional loss to eventual champion Perry Central. So second-year coach Brent Owen said “taking care of the basketball” is his biggest concern as his team prepares for Saturday’s season opener.

  • Turnovers doom Tell City

    MARENGO—Tell City committed 32 turnovers in a 60-51 girls basketball loss to Crawford County Friday.
    Most of the turnovers came in the second and third quarters, when the Wolfpack outscored Tell City 33-14 to build a 52-31 lead.
    “We just didn’t handle their pressure (man-to-man full-court and 2-2-1 full-court) very well,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes. “It was basically a nerve kind of thing. Then we finally settled down a little bit.”

  • Perry Central can’t stop Rangers

    FERDINAND—Forest Park outplayed Perry Central in nearly every aspect of the game to beat the Commodores 55-37 in girls basketball Thursday.
    “They’re good, and I think that is one of the worst games we’ve played in a while,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume.
    He added, “Defensively, they just beat us inside. We didn’t defend the pick-and-roll very well and if they missed, we didn’t have any rebounds.

  • Numbers up slightly for Tell...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—For the third year in a row Tell City’s wrestling team is young and still lacks great depth, but the numbers are improving slightly.
    There are 18 boys on the team, one more than last year at this time and four more than two years ago.
    But Cody Osborne is the only senior. And one of the five juniors is a first-year wrestler.
    Jacob Hammack, a sophomore who started last year, suffered a neck injury in practice and may miss the season.

  • Hemmings, Ingle, Clausen propel...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Mikah Hemmings’ strong all-around game, Mollie Ingle’s strong post play in the second half, and Melissa Clausen’s gutsy performance carried Cannelton past Medora 58-50 in girls basketball Friday.
    Hemmings had 32 points and 21 rebounds, both career highs, to go with seven steals and two assists.
    But that wouldn’t have been enough to get the Bulldogs’ their first win without help from Ingle, who scored a career-high 19 points, including 13 in the fourth quarter.