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Today's Sports

  • Patriots’ transition game beats...

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    LINCOLN CITY—Heritage Hills’ transition offense and second shots helped the Patriots get easy baskets to defeat Tell City 65-40 in PAC boys basketball Friday.
    The Patriots out rebounded the Marksmen 58-22. Casey May led Tell City with five rebounds. Spencer Minto and Sam Scherry each grabbed 13 for Heritage Hills.
    The Patriots grabbed 18 offensive rebounds to the Marksmen’s four.

  • Commodores clinch tie for PLAC...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Strong rebounding, defensive pressure, and three-point plays of all kinds helped Perry Central beat Paoli 81-60 in PLAC boys basketball Friday.
    The Commodores im-proved to 5-0 in the PLAC  with just one conference game left, clinching at least a tie for the title. Paoli fell to 4-1 in the conference and 12-6 overall.
    The Commodores trailed 18-15 after the first quarter but scored 31 points in the second quarter to build a 46-34 lead.

  • Hall election will help Tell...

    When Mike Spencer and Jack Fischer are inducted into the Tell City High School Athletic Hall of Fame Saturday, some men still in their 30s who played for both will likely attend.
    I’m pretty sure Chris Spencer will be there. He was the star running back when Fischer coached Tell City’s eighth grade team to a conference title in 1988 and then set several Tell City rushing records while playing for his father the next four years.

  • Hayes makes All-PAC team for...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Tell City senior McKenzie Hayes was named to the All-PAC girls basketball team Monday for the fourth year in a row.
    She is the only Tell City girl to ever make the team, which was chosen in voting by conference coaches, four times. Kara Kessans, a 1998 Tell City graduate, is the only other Tell City girl to make it at least three times.

  • Vikings stop PC's win streak

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    POSEYVILLE—Poor field-goal shooting hurt Perry Central in a 55-45 boys basketball loss to North Posey Saturday.
    Down by nine with 6:25 left, the Commodores made a run at North Posey  in the fourth quarter.
    Derek Thomas made a three-pointer from the left wing. Perry Central came up with a steal and Thomas made another three-pointer from the left corner, cutting the deficit to 39-36.

  • Shoals edges Bulldogs 62-60

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Center Jon Sherfick scored inside on a lob pass with 0:02 left to lift Shoals past Cannelton 62-60 in boys basketball Saturday afternoon.
    Cannelton led 53-46 after Brandon Cook hit two free throws with 4:32 left.
    But Sherfick scored inside on a baseline move and Dylan Erwin and Cody Hert hit consecutive three-pointers to put the Jug Rox up 54-53.
    Alex Doane had also hit a three-pointer shortly before that run.

  • Hot Commodores knock off Wolfpack

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central boys basketball coach Matt Carter said he told his players before Tuesday’s game that they would break out of their shooting slump that night.
    He was a good prophet, as the Commodores hit 56.5 percent from the field in a 70-55 key PLAC win over Crawford County.
    They hit 5 of 6 three-point shots in the first quarter as they jumped to a 23-14 lead. Four players made them, with Derek Thomas getting two.

  • Chambers, Huskies outshoot...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Evansville North hit 52.3 percent from the field to beat Tell City 61-42 in boys basketball Thursday.
    The Huskies hit only 8 of 20 from the field in the first half and 14 of 31 in the first three quarters.
    But they made their first three shots of the fourth quarter—all three-pointers by Jaylen Chambers—to widen their lead to 49-32.
    Chambers finished with 23 points on 8 of 11 field-goal shooting, including 5 of 6 from three-point range, and 2 of 2 free throws.

  • Fourth-quarter press helps PC...

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s increased defensive pressure in the second half forced Northeast Dubois turnovers as the Commodores won 69-59 in boys basketball Thursday.
    Perry Central Coach Matt Carter said, “ We came out of halftime down five (34-29). We wanted to take it a possession at a time. We picked them up full-court man to man. We made a run toward the end of the quarter and wound up being up one.

  • Jeeps oust Cannelton

    By PHILLIP BALL
    Sports Correspondent

    LYNNVILLE—Cannelton played perhaps its best game of the season but still lost to fifth-ranked Northeast Dubois 69-46 in the Tecumseh girls sectional semifinals Friday.