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  • Cannelton defeats Aces for first victory

    CANNELTON—Cannelton’s pressure defense forced 31 turnovers to beat Cloverport 68-57 in boys basketball Tuesday.

    The Bulldogs also improved their rebounding, edging Cloverport 47-43 in the board battle despite 22 by Cloverport center Logan Melton.

    The Bulldogs hit three three-point baskets in the first five minutes and jumped to a 14-4 lead.

    They led the rest of the way, though Cloverport pulled within three points on a rebound basket by Melton with a minute left in the third quarter.

  • Braves run to victory over Bulldogs 71-48

    CANNELTON—Fast breaks and rebound baskets helped Tecumseh outshoot Cannelton for a 71-48 boys basketball victory Saturday.

    Each team hit only 4 of 19 from three-point range. But Tecumseh hit 23 of 36 two-point shots thanks to four fast-break layups and four layups directly off offensive rebounds.

    The Braves also scored several baskets inside on first attempts against Cannelton’s half-court defense.

    On two consecutive possessions in the third quarter junior guard Devan Blair drove down the lane all the way to the basket for layups.

  • Tell City wins six-team tourney at Providence

    CLARKSVILLE—Dylan Froehlich, Matt Leistner and Jesse Lawalin each went 5-0 as Tell City won Providence’s six-team, round-robin wrestling tourney Saturday.

    Tell City beat Milan 38-37, Southwestern 43-24, Providence 60-16, New Washington 57-12, and Paoli 69-0.

    Tell City trailed Milan 37-32 going into the final match, the 112-pound bout. So Jesse Lawalin had to pin his opponent in that match for the Marksmen to win.

    It took 5:23, but Lawalin finally did earn the pin—one of two he had for the day—to give the Marksmen the victory.

  • Cannelton girls win two

    NEW ALBANY—Cannelton used a trapping defense in the second half to overtake Christian Academy of Indiana for a 49-43 girls basketball victory Monday.

    The Bulldogs trailed by eight points in the middle of the third quarter. “Then we went to kind of a half-court trap” and forced several turnovers, said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.

    He added, “We rebounded pretty well. We blocked out a lot better.”

    The Bulldogs outrebounded the Warriors 41-37 as Allicyn Garrett grabbed 10 and Jaci Garrett and Payton Reed each added six.

  • Vikings stop PC girls

    POSEYVILLE—Perry Central committed 21 turnovers and hit only 31.3 percent from the field in a 47-29 girls basketball loss to North Posey Tuesday.

    Among players who shot more than twice, senior forward/guard Hilarie Hahus was the only Commodore to hit more than one-fourth of her shots.

    She hit 4 of 9 from the field, including 2 of 5 from three-point range, and led the Commodores with 11 points.

    The Commodores trailed only 24-15 at halftime, but North Posey outscored them 19-5 in the third quarter to take control.

  • TC girls outswim Central

    TELL CITY—Erika Hauenstein, Chelsea Malone and Amanda Wagner each won two individual events and a relay as Tell City beat Evansville Central 108-72 in girls swimming Tuesday.

    Hauenstein won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:29.43 and the 500 freestyle in 5:49.88.

    Malone won the 50 free in 26.34 seconds and the 100 backstroke in 1:05.52.

    Wagner won the 100 free in 57.84 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:12.18.

    Malone, Wagner, Hauenstein and C.J. Fentress took the 200 medley relay in 1:59.82.

  • Bower, Clayton lead TC to win

    TELL CITY—Nick Bower and Greg Clayton each won two individual events and two relays to lead Tell City past Evansville Central 89-57 in boys swimming Tuesday.

    Bower won the 50-yard freestyle in 24.18 seconds and the 100 free in 55.78.

    Clayton won the 200 free in 2:01.23 and the 500 free in 5:30.43.

    Bower, David McDaniel, Jerry Ammon and Greg Clayton won the 200 free relay in 1:42.27.

    Bower, Greg Clayton, Jarrod Clayton and Justin Peter won the 400 free relay in 3:49.10.

  • Breaking NewsSandage acquitted in child-death case

    TELL CITY – Heather Sandage was acquitted by jurors Saturday morning. The panel of nine women and three men deliberated about 90 minutes before returning a not-guilty verdict on a charge of battery resulting in death.

    She fought back tears Friday while repeatedly denying any role in causing the 2005 death of a 7-month-old boy she was caring for in her home.

    The testimony came as Sandage’s defense team rested its case. Jurors were expected to hear closing arguments Saturday morning before beginning their deliberation in a rare weekend session of circuit court.

  • School-savings checklist poses big challenges

    PERRY COUNTY - Gov. Mitch Daniels advocated in a Dec. 28 news release that Indiana residents use a checklist to determine if local school systems are doing all they can to avoid teacher layoffs in the face of budget shortfalls.

    That checklist was to have been considered and adopted by the state board of education Friday, according to a Dec. 18 news release from that agency. It includes several actions that are difficult, if possible at all, for school corporations to accomplish under existing laws or contracts negotiated with teachers.

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