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Today's Sports

  • Jasper overtakes Tell City late

     

  • Graves, Parker make All-PLAC...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central center Ashley Graves made the All-PLAC girls basketball team for the third time Thursday and teammate Brittany Parker made it for the first time.
    Graves was the second leading vote-getter on the team behind Paoli guard Sophie Sears, whose team won the conference undefeated.
    Graves, a 6-foot-1 senior, did not play basketball until she was in the eighth grade and saw only limited varsity action as a freshman.

  • Perry Central places 3 boys on...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Three Perry Central seniors were named to the All-PLAC boys basketball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.
    Forward/guards Tanner Cassidy and Derek Thomas made it for the third year in a row and guard Abe Schwartz made it for the first time.
    Cassidy was a nearly unanimous pick as the top player in the conference, being voted No. 1 by five of the six coaches eligible to vote for him (coaches could not vote for their own players) and No. 2 by the other one.

  • Miners edge PC for regional title

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    HUNTINGBURG—Taking advantage of its superior height, Linton-Stockton worked the ball inside consistently to beat Perry Central 68-63 for the Class 2A boys basketball regional title Saturday night.
    Dess Fougerousse, a 6-foot-5 forward, and Austin Karazsia, a 6-8 center, combined for 48 of the Miners’ points on 19 of 25 field-goal shooting and 9 of 10 free-throw shooting.

  • Perry Central blitzes...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    HUNTINGBURG—Perry Central forced 17 turnovers, including 10 on steals, to beat Switzerland County 60-46 in the first round of the Class 2A boys basketball regional Saturday.
    The Commodores improved to 22-3, setting a school record for victories in a season, as they won a regional game for the first time ever.
    They forced three turnovers as they went on an 8-2 lead to start the third quarter, building their lead to 19 points, 41-22.

  • Tell City shut out on All-PAC...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—No Tell City players were selected to the All-PAC boys basketball team Monday, but seniors Matthew Watts and Brian Arnold received honorable mention.
    Voting was done by conference coaches, with no coach allowed to vote for his own players.
    Tell City Coach Brent Owen said he thinks the Marksmen “maybe could maybe have gotten one on there if” he had told the other coaches that he preferred they vote for one Tell City player over the other.

  • Perry Central to face taller foe...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    HUNTINGBURG—Perry Central has more seniors and Switzerland County has more height, but otherwise the teams that will meet in the first game of the Southridge boys basketball regional Saturday are pretty similar.
    Both have good quickness, including several star track athletes.
    Austin LeClere, Andrew Huber, Colten Hedinger, Abe Schwartz and Dacota Schaad were all on Perry Central’s team that won the Jasper track sectional last May.

  • PC’s depth pays off in sectional...

    Perry Central’s depth has been a key factor in its boys basketball success all season and was again in its sectional championship.
    The Commodores almost always use at least eight players in the first half and nine in a game.
    In Saturday’s championship game Mater Dei used only seven players the entire game, and their two reserves did not score or even attempt a shot.
    Abe Schwartz, a starting guard for the Commodores their first 20 games of the season, then missed two games with a torn ligament in his ankle.

  • Graves heads record-setting all-...

    Perry Central center Ashley Graves is the Most Valuable Player of the News’ 2012-13 record-setting All-Perry County girls basketball team.
    Graves, Tell City center McKenzie Hayes and Can-nelton guard Mikah Hem-mings were unanimous selections to the team in voting by the three county coaches, those who coached against all three county teams, and me, who saw each county team play at least six times.
    Graves, Hayes and Hemmings each set more than one school record this season, with Graves leading the way with eight.

  • Braves rout Bulldogs

    By PHILLIP BALL
    Sports Correspondent

    OAKLAND CITY—Cannelton had its worst shooting night of the year in a 70-23 loss to Tecumseh in the Class A boys basketball sectional Friday night.
    The Bulldogs struggled out of the gate, missing their first seven shots and committing four turnovers before putting any points on the board.