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  • Santa’s Elves to mail giant postcard to Ripley’s Believe it or Not!

    SANTA CLAUS – Santa’s Elves will mail a giant postcard to Ripley’s Believe it or Not! this December, a recreation of a 1931 postcard that was canceled in Santa Claus, Indiana, and believed to be the largest postcard ever mailed.

    The Elves’ replica postcard is 55-by-102 inches and features an image of the 22-foot-tall Santa Claus Statue on the front. The back of the postcard resembles the 1931 version but features the 2017 Santa Claus postmark.

  • TC girls win triangular

    TELL CITY—Tell City won three of the 11 events but for once had more depth than its opponents as the Marksmen won a girls triangular swim meet Tuesday.
    They beat Northeast Dubois 84-62 and Forest Park 85-54.
    Samantha Stephens swam the 50-yard freestyle in 29.47 seconds and Brea Haller swam the 100 butterfly in 1:25.99 for Tell City’s individual victories.
    Those two teamed with Emma Armstrong and Destiny Little to win the 400 free relay in 4:48.13.

  • TC boys 2nd in North Harrison invitational

    RAMSEY—Tell City won four individual events and a relay to place second in North Harrison’s six-team boys swimming invitational Saturday.
    The Marksmen scored 265 points, 30 behind North Harrison and five ahead of third-place Providence.
    Miles Brown swam the 50-yard freestyle in 24.71 seconds to win it by 30-hundredths of a second.
    Drew Ettensohn won the 100 butterfly in 1:00.00 and Brown placed second in it in 1:03.96.
    Elliot Reed won the 500 free in 6:03.72 and placed second in the 200 free in 2:14.91.

  • Tell City 3-5 in duals

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Shane Braunecker went 8-0 to lead Tell City to a 3-5 record and sixth place in the nine-team PAC Duals wrestling competition Friday and Saturday.
    Tell City beat Tecumseh 62-0, South Spencer 48-19, and Forest Park 50-24.
    The Marksmen lost to Gibson Southern 53-24, North Posey 57-18, Southridge 54-12, Heritage Hills 48-27, and Pike Central 51-27.
    North Posey went 8-0 and Southridge was second at 7-1.

  • Sloss leads Bulldogs to season’s 2nd win

    WASHINGTON—Caressa Sloss had 19 points, 23 rebounds, six blocked shots and six steals as Can-nelton defeated Washington Catholic 40-27 in girls basketball Monday.
    The Bulldogs hit only 27.9 percent from the field, but that was better than Washington Catholic’s 19.4 percent. And Sloss led them to a 53-45 advantage in rebounds.
    “We didn’t shoot the ball that well, but a win’s a win,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.

  • Beard, Marksmen clip South Central

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Each time South Central threatened, Braeden Beard answered as Tell City beat South Central 49-45 in boys basketball Saturday.
    South Central took an early 6-4 lead on two three-point baskets.
    But Beard then scored eight points in less than a minute to propel Tell City to a 12-8 lead.
    He hit an 18-footer from the top of the key and then made two three-point plays nine seconds apart on inside baskets and free throws.

  • Tell City beats Perry Central twice

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City built an early lead with several transition baskets and beat Perry Central 47-41 in eighth grade boys basketball Thursday.
    The Marksmen jumped ahead 15-4 in the first four minutes.
    Keaton Lloyd finished with 18 points, including two three-point baskets, to lead them in scoring.
    Darius Watkins added 14 points and Aiden Dodson nine.
    “This was Darius’ best game by far,” said Tell City Coach Greg Hollinden. “He really played smart tonight.”

  • Tell City girls 2nd in triangular

    JASPER—Emma Armstrong placed second in two events to lead Tell City to second place in a girls triangular swim meet Thursday.
    Jasper won with 163 points. Tell City scored 63 and Northeast Dubois 61.
    Armstrong took second in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:50.13 and in the 500 free in 6:36.85, both personal records.
    Brea Haller placed second in the 100 butterfly in 1:28.95 and Maddie Rogers was fourth in 1:46.91.
    The Marksmen placed third in both freestyle relays but beat Northeast Dubois in both.

  • Jasper nips Tell City boys by 1 point

    JASPER—Tell City suffered two disqualifications but still lost to Jasper by only one point in boys swimming Thursday.
    Jasper won the triangular meet with 106 points. Tell City scored 105 and Northeast Dubois 60.
    Tell City’s Josh Gaynor won the diving with 191.20 points.
    He teamed with Killian Gaynor, Caleb Malcomson and Thomas Simpson to win the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:19.38.
    Simpson also won the 100 breaststroke in 1:19.38.

  • Turnovers doom Perry Central in loss to Braves

    LEOPOLD—How does a basketball team outshoot its opponent from the field 66.7 percent to 26.1 percent in the first half and still trail by four points? By committing 22 turnovers in that half.
    That’s what happened to Perry Central’s girls en route to a 54-36 loss to Tecumseh Thursday.
    The Commodores committed 11 turnovers on 15 possessions in each of the first two quarters but scored on three of the other four possessions in each quarter - once on a rebound shot.
    Thus they hit 6 of 9 from the field that half.