Today's Sports

  • Hot start, press help Perry...

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    REO—Perry Central built an early lead with hot outside shooting and used a third-quarter press to hold it and beat South Spencer 46-32 in girls basketball Tuesday.
    Lynsay Goffinet hit two three-point shots and Brittany Parker hit a 14-footer as the Commodores built a 14-2 lead in the first four minutes.
    Their other scoring in that span came on an inside basket and two free throws by Ashley Graves and a fast-break layup by Megan Thomas.

  • Is nation’s best player from...

    A player from a small southern Indiana high school that used to be in the same conference as Tell City and whose brother played against Tell City seems to be the unanimous choice as the nation’s best college basketball player.

  • Peter wins cross country MVP...

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    LEOPOLD—Cathryn Peter was named Perry Central’s Most Valuable Runner in girls cross country for the fourth year in a row at the school’s fall sports awards program Thursday.
    Alex Newton won the boys cross country Most Valuable Runner award for the second year in a row and Austin LeClere was named the Most Valuable Player in football in a team vote.
    No MVP award was given in volleyball or cheerleading.

  • Cold start costly to Perry...

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central hit only 4 of 18 from the field in the first half and lost to Corydon 48-41 in a season-opening girls basketball game Friday.
    The Commodores also committed 15 turnovers in the first half as they fell behind 22-14.
    They cut their turnovers to three in the second half and Brittany Parker got hot in the third quarter to help them tie the score 36-36 early in the fourth quarter.
    Parker scored 15 points in the third quarter, including hitting 3 of 3 three-point shots.

  • Tell City dominates boards vs....

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    CANNELTON—Tell City’s taller team outrebounded Cannelton 48-25 en route to a 67-32 season-opening girls basketball victory Friday.
    “We were five inches taller than they were (across the front line) at times,” was Tell City Coach John Lyons’ explanation for his team’s rebounding advantage.
    “We’re going to have trouble with rebounding all year,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.

  • Cannelton winter schedules

    Boys Varsity Basketball
    21    Wood Memorial    H    7:30
    24    Tell City    H    6:00
    30    Perry Central    T    6:30
    1  4    South Spencer    H    7:30
    20    Lanesville    H    7:00
    27    Tecumseh Invt.    T    11:45

  • Tell City has its biggest girls...

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    TELL CITY—With 23 members, Tell City has its biggest girls swim team in the squad’s 33-year history. Now it’s up to new coach Angie Spinner to sort them out.
    Spinner said Tuesday she will be able to put three girls in every event, but she’s not sure who will swim what yet.
    Charissa Lahee, one of four seniors on the team, is the only PAC champion returning as she took the 100-yard freestyle in 58.78 seconds last year. She was also on the winning 200 medley relay team.

  • Bulldogs lack height, depth...

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    CANNELTON—It’s a familiar story for Cannelton’s girls basketball this year: The team has some talent but lacks height and depth.
    There are only six players on the team and one is a freshman with limited junior high experience. And no player is taller than 5-foot-71⁄2.
    But the Bulldogs return three players who started in the Class A sectional championship game last year for a team that went 15-7, tying the second best record in school history.

  • Ball-handling will be key for...

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    TELL CITY—Improved ball-handling could be the key for a veteran Tell City girls basketball team to post a winning record this season.
    The Marksmen return all five players who started in the sectional for their 7-15 team last year, and all are projected to start again.
    That means 6-foot senior center McKenzie Hayes at center, 5-9 junior Logan Flannagan and 5-6 senior Lacey Briggs at forwards, and seniors Jami Rowe and Hannah Schaefer at guards.

  • Commodores lack depth on...

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    LEOPOLD—The inside game is the main strength of Perry Central’s girls basketball team this year but could also be a weakness at times.
    Ashley Graves, a 6-foot-1 senior center, returns after already making All-PLAC twice. She led the Commodores with averages of 14.3 points, 10.7 rebounds and 3.0 blocked shots per game and field-goal shooting at 55.5 percent last year.