The IHSAA won’t officially announce what class each school will be in for class sports the next two years until May 1.
But Monday it did release the enrollment figures those classes will be based on. And several area schools may be on edge until those decisions are announced because they are obviously close to the dividing line between classes.
Tell City’s enrollment is up from 389 two years ago to 421 now, so it’s almost a lock to go back to Class 2A in football after being in Class A for that sport the last two years.
TELL CITY—Tell City’s perimeter shooting and ball-handling have improved since the start of the season and its rebounding has always been good.
But defense has become the main calling card for the Marksmen’s boys basketball team and was especially on display in Saturday’s 61-45 PAC win over Gibson Southern.
POSEYVILLE—Turnovers and cold shooting in the second quarter hurt Perry Central in a 61-48 boys basketball loss to North Posey Saturday.
The Commodores trailed by only three, 17-14, at the end of the first quarter.
After North Posey’s Noah Scheller made 1 of 2 free throws Jacob Kelly scored on a 4-footer to pull the Commodores within two at 18-16 with 6:08 left in the first half.
CANNELTON—Cannelton improved in several areas, but its 23 turnovers contributed to its 60-43 boys basketball loss to Shoals Saturday.
Cannelton Coach Mike Snyder missed the game with the flu. But after watching the game film he said, “Our defense was much better in the halfcourt but we still gave up too many transition points as a result of our turnovers.
HAWESVILLE, Ky.—Hancock County used its athleticism and depth to beat Cannelton 63-31 in boys basketball Tuesday.
The Hornets forced 25 Cannelton turnovers - 16 in the first half, even though they pressed in only the first four minutes - and scored eight layups or dunks directly off them. Center Kane Logsdon made two dunks.
They also scored well inside in their half-court offense.
And when Cannelton tried to collapse its defense inside, the Hornets hit open three-point shots.
FERDINAND—Tell City’s Emma Kohnert and Kammie Jo Hayes were named to the All-PAC girls basketball team in voting by conference coaches Monday.
Tell City guard Katie Goffinet received honorable mention, so all three players Tell City Coach John Hayes nominated received some recognition.
He said the voting went “better than I expected.”
EVANSVILLE—Dawson Combest of Columbus East defeated Tell City’s David Teague 9-1 in a 132-pound first-round semistate wrestling match Saturday.
Teague thus ended his senior season with a 23-9 record.
Combest went on to win the semistate, beating Donald Campbell of Ben Davis in the finals.
Brownsburg won the team title with 148.5 points.
Fifty-four teams were represented by at least one wrestler at the semistate, which was held at the Ford Center.
NEW CASTLE—William Tell Elementary sixth grader Coy Hammack placed second among 37 wrestlers in the 75-pound weight class at the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association’s Middle School State Championships Sunday.
TELL CITY—At the end of the year, the riders and owners of horses at NRG Farm celebrated a very successful show season.
They performed at shows in Indianapolis, Springfield, Ohio, Owensboro, Ky., Elizabethtown, Ky., and Priceville, Ala.