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  • Perry Central holds off Tell City

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Perry Central Coach Matt Carter said he couldn’t remember his boys basketball team ever having a worse free-throw shooting game than Wednesday’s 50.0 percent.
    But the Commodores made enough of them down the stretch to hold off Tell City 50-43.
    In fact they scored their last 11 points at the line, including a 9-0 run in the last 3:28 after the score was tied 41-41.

  • Eagles’ press causes Bulldogs...

    LANESVILLE—Lanesville used a full-court press to jump to a 38-4 first-quarter lead and beat Cannelton 80-30 in a boys basketball season opener Wednesday.
    “They put a lot of pressure on us,” said Cannelton Coach Michael Snyder. “We knew they were going to do it because that’s the way they play, but we just didn’t handle it at the beginning.

  • Wheatley on All-PAC team

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City junior Steven Wheatley was named to the All-PAC football team released last week.
    Wheatley, a 5-foot-10, 170-pound junior, was one of two outside linebackers listed on the 24-man team.
    He was also one of only two non-seniors on the team, along with Southridge junior defensive back Nolan O’Brien.
    Wheatley finished third on Tell City’s team in tackles with 83. He made 58 solo tackles, which was second best on the team.

  • Perry Central names four new MVPs

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Four first-time Most Valuable Players were named at Perry Central’s fall sports awards program Tuesday.
    Senior running back and linebacker Jacob Braun won that award in football and senior all-around player Maddie Hubert won it in volleyball.
    Marcus Thomas and Macey Emmons were named the Most Valuable Runners in boys and girls cross country.
    It was also announced that Hubert made the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports academic all-state team in volleyball.

  • Chargers knock off Marksmen

    PETERSBURG—Pike Central outscored Tell City in every quarter to beat the Marksmen 53-44 in PAC girls basketball Tuesday.
    Tell City hit 36.2 percent from the field and committed 17 turnovers.
    A bright spot for the Marksmen was senior guard Celina Snyder, who kept them in the game with a season-high 13 points on 5 of 10 field-goal shooting and 3 of 43 free throws.
    She also grabbed seven rebounds and had two assists.
    Emma Kohnert also scored 13 points for Tell City and grabbed 10 rebounds.

  • Boonville defeats Marksmen

    TELL CITY—Tell City won four of nine matches actually wrestled but lost to Boonville 51-27 in wrestling Tuesday.
    Boonville won four matches by forfeits compared with one forfeit win for Tell City.
    Plus “we had three kids bumped up a weight class so they had some difficulty with the added weight too,” said Tell City Coach Neal Stahly.
    Still the Marksmen won three matches by pins - only one fewer than Boonville - and one by decision, which was the same as Boonville had.

  • JV Marksmen defeat Commodores

    TELL CITY—Dustin Hunt scored 11 points as Tell City beat Perry Central 49-45 in JV boys basketball Wednesday.

    Trent Arnold added 11 points and Spencer Fest and Tretter Lyons each scored five as the Marksmen’s top four scorers were all freshmen.
    Luke Bishop led Perry Central with 14 points. John Bashor and Kage Kiplinger each added 10.
    This was both teams’ season opener.

  • Pike Central overwhelms Tell...

    PETERSBURG—Pike Central won the PAC boys swim meet last winter and looked ready to defend its title in a 140-34 season-opening victory over Tell City Monday.
    “Their boys team is really good,” said Tell City Coach Stacy Marion.
    Stephen Houle earned Tell City’s only victory by swimming the 200-yard freestyle in 2:13.43.
    He placed second in the 500 free in 6:08.71.
    Tell City freshman Josh Gaynor took second in diving with 105.45 points.

  • 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—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.