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  • Chargers’ depth sinks Tell City

    PETERSBURG—Pike Central won 10 of 12 events and also used its superior depth to beat Tell City 113-64 in girls swimming Monday.
    “They had one freshman girl who broke two school records,” noted Tell City Coach Stacy Marion. “They also had three girls in each event and two divers. But we were really close in most races.”
    Tell City scored well in the longer freestyle races. Samantha Allen won the 500-yard freestyle in 6:45.60 and Taylor Kratzer placed second in 6:57.26.

  • Tell City wrestling team 2-3 in Bedford tourney

    BEDFORD—Not wrestling for two years apparently didn’t hurt Mason Stephens.
    Stephens, a junior who transferred to Tell City this year, attended Hancock County, which did not have a wrestling team, the previous two years.
    But he went 5-0, pinning all five of his opponents in the 160-pound weight class, as the Marksmen went 2-3 in a season-opening round-robin at Bedford North Lawrence Saturday.
    David Teague in the 120 weight class and Joe Craig at 132 each also went 5-0 for the Marksmen. They each pinned one opponent.

  • Tell City girls handle press to thump Reitz

    EVANSVILLE—Emma Kohnert had 17 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals as Tell City beat trounced Reitz 55-27 in girls basketball Saturday.
     Katie Goffinet added nine points, five assists and four rebounds.
    Monica Bartley also scored nine points, hitting 3 of 4 three-point shots. The Marksmen had made only one three pointer in their previous four games combined.
    Kammie Jo Hayes came off the bench to add eight points and six rebounds.
    She hit two three-pointers in the first quarter as the Marksmen built a 19-6 lead.

  • Perry Central stops Cannelton

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Offensive rebounds and steals gave Perry Central more shots and the Commodores capitalized on them to beat Cannelton 77-20 in girls basketball Monday.
    The Commodores outshot Cannelton from the field 45.6 percent to 26.5 percent. But a bigger statistic was their taking 35 more shots thanks to a 45-27 advantage in rebounds and 12 to 37 advantage in turnovers.
    They scored 18 points directly off steals and 14 off offensive rebounds.

  • Tell City has inexperienced, young boys swim team

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—There are eight boys on Tell City’s boys swim team, which is one more than last year.
    But with only three lettermen and no seniors, “we have a very young, inexperienced team,” said Coach Stacy Marion.
    Still the Marksmen can put at least one person in every event except the 100-yard backstroke and two in most of the freestyle events.

  • Commodores fall to Rangers

    FERDINAND—Forest Park grabbed 12 offensive rebounds in a 48-35 girls basketball victory over Perry Central Thursday.
    “They outrebounded us only 32-30, but they had 12 offensive rebounds to our eight,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume. “And most of their offensive rebounds were put-backs and most of ours weren’t.”
    The rebound baskets helped the Rangers build a 14-2 first-quarter lead.

  • Turnovers, cold shooting doom Marksmen Friday

    Sports Editor

    MARENGO—In the early days of girls basketball teams often shot poorly and had more turnovers than points or shots attempted.
    Tell City reverted to that style in a 36-17 loss to Crawford County Friday.
    The Marksmen committed 31 turnovers and hit only 7 of 29 field-goal attempts for 24.1 percent.
    They committed 10 turnovers in the first five minutes as they fell behind 13-0.

  • Cannelton counting on better quickness

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Cannelton boys basketball coach Michael Snyder hopes increased quickness and depth will help his team improve considerably on last year’s 1-22 record.
    He said the team’s main strength “is kind of the exact opposite from last year. With the exception of two of our 11 guys, we’re very athletic and we’re real quick.
    “Our plan is to try to play fast and get some easy baskets in transition. I think I’ve got the depth to do that.”

  • Infusion of speed, youth should help Marksmen improve

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—More depth and especially more quickness should help Tell City’s boys basketball team improve on last year’s 4-19 record.
    “Our speed and quickness are going to be a lot better than last year,” Tell City Coach Greg Arnold said Thursday. “I expect to be able to get out in the passing lanes more and put a lot more pressure on the ball.
    “We should be able to put the ball in the basket too.”

  • More height, depth could help Perry Central boys

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—A little more height, depth and experience could lead to more wins for Perry Central’s boys basketball team this season.
    With no returning starters last year and sometimes starting no one taller than 6 feet, the Commodores finished 9-14 after winning sectionals the previous two years.
    They usually used only a seven-player rotation also, which made it hard for Coach Matt Carter to use full-court pressure as much as he likes to.