Today's Sports

  • PC jumps on Cannelton

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Full-court pressure helped Perry Central race to a 17-0 lead en route to a 96-49 boys basketball victory over Perry Central Friday.
    Andrew Huber hit an 18-footer and Derek Thomas hit a three-point shot from the wing for the Commodores’ first two baskets.
    Tanner Cassidy scored inside on a cut into the lane and Thomas hit two free throws to make the score 9-0.
    Then the Commodores scored their next eight points off steals.

  • Boonville boys outswim Marksmen

    TELL CITY—Boonville won 9 of 12 events to beat Tell City 110-51 in boys swimming Monday.
    Collin Malone and Luke Thomas were Tell City’s only individual winners. Malone took the 200-yard freestyle in 2:36.57 and Thomas won the 500 free in 7:09.60.
    Thomas teamed with Will Roberts, Gage Otto and Kyle Goffinet to win the 400 free relay in 5:14.79.
    Roberts placed second in the 200 individual medley in 3:02.33 and in the 100 free in 1:03.34.

  • Boonville holds off Marksmen

    TELL CITY—Tell City won seven of the 12 events but Boonville took more second and third places to edge the Marksmen 90-89 in girls swimming Monday.
    Charissa Lahee and Loren Braunecker each won two individual events and two relays for the Marksmen.
    Lahee took the 50-yard freestyle in 29.06 seconds and the 100 free in 1:05.16.
    She teamed with Derrian Zabel, Bailey Powell and Braunecker to win the 200 free relay in 2:02.49.
    Lahee, Zabel, Braunecker and Powell took the 400 free relay in 4:37.20.

  • Bulldogs outshoot Trinity

    WHITESVILLE, Ky.—Some full-court pressure helped jump-start Cannelton’s offense in a 54-33 girls basketball win over Whitesville Trinity Monday.
    “We started out kind of flat and we had to press a little bit (starting about halfway through the first quarter) to create some turnovers,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “We got some easy baskets off it.”
    The Bulldogs used the same tactic in the third quarter after Trinity cut their 16-point halftime lead to eight points.

  • PC outrebounds Eagles

    LEOPOLD—Ashley Graves had 22 points and 19 rebounds as Perry Central trounced Lanesville 70-29 in girls basketball Monday.
    Graves hit 9 of 13 shots from the field as she dominated inside at both ends of the floor against the shorter Eagles.
    She also had five assists, four blocked shots and two steals.
    Perry Central grabbed 56 rebounds overall, including 22 at its offensive end.
    Brittany Parker, a 5-foot-2 guard, grabbed eight rebounds to back Graves. Hannah Edwards and Megan Thomas each added seven.

  • Cook’s hot hand lifts Cannelton...

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—No one could explain just what caused Brandon Cook’s hot third-quarter shooting streak Saturday, but it carried Cannelton past Tell City 65-60 in boys basketball.
    Cook scored 12 of his game-high 33 points in the third quarter as the Bulldogs extended their lead to 47-39.
    He had only nine points in the first half on 2 for 6 field-goal shooting and 5 of 5 free throws, and he sat out the last 3:45 of that half with three fouls.

  • Quick Commodores overwhelm Tell...

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central forced 34 Tell City turnovers, including 19 on steals, to beat the Marksmen 65-27 in boys basketball Tuesday.
    The Commodores used their quickness and depth well in their full-court press. It bothered the Marksmen, who have less depth and quickness and were still without their regular point guard (Trent Zuelly) and forward-guard Matthew Watts, who missed the game with an injury.

  • Writers got baseball award...

    Like most fans, I don’t always agree with whom the Baseball Writers of America Association picks for the Major Leagues’ Most Valuable Player Awards and whom the managers and coaches pick for the Gold Glove awards.
    But this year I think they made all the right choices, despite some self-proclaimed baseball sabermetricians’ complaining loudly that Los Angeles Angels rookie center fielder Mike Trout was robbed for both awards.

  • Wilkerson chosen to succeed Wahl...

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—One Heritage Hills graduate did a good job as Tell City’s baseball coach, so another one has been hired to replace him.
    Jason Wilkerson, 38, was hired as the Marksmen’s new baseball coach Nov. 12. He succeeds Mark Wahl, who resigned in June to become William Tell Elementary’s assistant principal.

  • Marksmen fall after hot start

    TELL CITY—Tell City won its first four matches but lost the last 10 in a 57-24 season-opening wrestling loss to Boonville Tuesday.
    The Marksmen earned the maximum six points in each of their victories, winning three by pins and one by forfeit.
    “We’re just awfully young and it really showed,” said Tell City Coach Joe Litherland. “We were just physically outmatched in the middle and upper weights.”
    The meet started with the heavyweight match, where Cody Osborne pinned Denver Krueger in 30 seconds.