en James to succeed Ransome as PC AD <img src="" alt="RAY JAMES" title="RAY JAMES" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> By LARRY GOFFINET<br /> Sports Editor<br /> <br /> LEOPOLD&mdash;Bob Ransome will retire as Perry Central&rsquo;s athletic director March 2 and the school board has chosen Ray James to succeed him.<br /> Ransome, 65, is in his 25th year as the school&rsquo;s athletic director for all grades.<br /> James, 49, is in his 14th year as the principal of Perry Central Elementary. He will serve as principal and athletic director from March to June, after which a new elementary principal will be named.<br /> Castle game may be key to TC’s season <img src="" alt="Heritage Hills girls basketball star Abby Wahl (right) is double-teamed by Perry Central defenders Claire Davis (left) and Macey Emmons in last Thursday’s game." title="Heritage Hills girls basketball star Abby Wahl (right) is double-teamed by Perry Central defenders Claire Davis (left) and Macey Emmons in last Thursday’s game." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Though Tell City had dropped Castle from its schedule in boys basketball (and most other sports) several years ago, the Marksmen deserve credit for picking them up for a two-year series starting this season.</p> Snowstorms wipe out local sports for 5 days <p> PERRY COUNTY&mdash;Two snowstorms forced postponement of all sports events in Perry County Friday through Tuesday.<br /> With some teams&rsquo; seasons nearly over, some of the events that were postponed will not be rescheduled.<br /> And a shortage of available dates means athletic directors are having to get creative with rescheduling varsity boys basketball games.<br /> Dodgeball tourney set Saturday <p> TELL CITY &ndash; The age-11-and-under Hurricanes Travel Baseball Team will host a dodgeball tourney 5:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at Bryan Taylor Arena.<br /> There will be a middle school and high school and older division, six players per team. Entry fee is $5 per player and the fee for spectators will be $2.<br /> Contact Hanna Fortwendel, or 270-222-0994, for more information and to register a team.</p> K of C free-throw contest Sunday <p> TELL CITY &ndash; The Tell City Knights of Columbus will sponsor their annual free-throw shooting contest at Bryan Taylor Sports Arena at noon Sunday, Jan. 21.<br /> Registration will be held 11 to 11:30 a.m. The competition is free and open to all Perry County boys and girls ages 9-14, with first-place trophies awarded for each gender in each age.<br /> Anyone needing more information should contact Brian Zoll at 812-719-2402.</p> Snow slows weekend schedule <p> PERRY COUNTY&mdash;The winter&rsquo;s first ice and snowstorm wiped out most of the sports schedule for Perry County teams Friday and Saturday.<br /> Tell City&rsquo;s home PAC boys basketball game with South Spencer, scheduled Saturday, has been rescheduled for this Tuesday, with the varsity game starting at 7 p.m.<br /> The Tell City Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, scheduled before that game, will be moved to a later weekend home game.<br /> Wolfpack mauls Marksmen <p> MARENGO&mdash;Tell City Coach Neal Stahly had a succinct description for the Marksmen&rsquo;s 70-9 wrestling loss to Crawford County Thursday.<br /> &ldquo;We got beaten like a drum,&rdquo; he said.<br /> There were some extenuating circumstances, though.<br /> &ldquo;We had several injuries and several with the flu,&rdquo; noted Stahly. &ldquo;Hopefully we&rsquo;ll be healed by next week.&rdquo;<br /> With the illness and injuries, the Marksmen forfeited in seven of the 14 weight classes.<br /> Braves top Tell City girls despite Armstrong’s 4 wins <p> TELL CITY&mdash;Emma Armstrong won two individual events and two relays but Tecumseh topped Tell City 84-74 in girls swimming Thursday.<br /> Armstrong won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:28.42 and the 500 free in 6:33.00.<br /> She teamed with Destiny Little, Brea Haller and Taylor Kratzer to win the 200 medley relay in 2:25.62, 13-hundredths of a second ahead of Tecumseh.<br /> Armstrong, Haller, Brenna Franzman and Destiny Little won the 400 free relay in 4:48.43.<br /> Tecumseh won the other eight events. But Brenna Franzman earned two individual second places.<br />