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  • Wolfpack edges Tell City in...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Missed free throws early proved costly for Tell City in a 31-27 girls basketball loss to Crawford County Friday.
    The Marksmen have also had trouble shooting from the field this season. But because they played excellent defense, they outshot Crawford County from the field 29.4 percent to 21.6 percent.
    The Marksmen hit only 2 of 11 free throws in the first half but still trailed by only one point, 15-14, at halftime despite the Wolfpack’s making 9 of 13 at the line.

  • Tell City 7th in relay meet

    TELL CITY—Tell City had three sixth-place finishes as it finished seventh in its own seven-team girls swimming relay meet Saturday.
    Tell City scored six points. Castle won with 120, edging Jeffersonville by six.
    “It’s a tough meet,” said Tell City Coach Mike Page. “Jeffersonville, Mount Vernon and Castle all three have swimmers who are going to place at state this year and Jasper is outstanding.
    “It’s as good an opening meet as anywhere in the state I think. Jeffersonville should definitely be a top-20 team.

  • Tell City qualifies for regional...

    CARMEL—Tell City’s age 13-14 cross country team placed fourth in the USA Track & Field Junior Olympics state meet Saturday.

  • Switching site of PC’s PSC games...

    A reader noticed that basketball schedules in our Nov. 10 issue had Perry Central’s first two PSC Holiday Classic games listed at Heritage Hills and asked me if that was a mistake.
    It may be, but it’s not ours: Perry Central’s boys will actually play their first two games of  the tourney at Heritage Hills  after playing them at Tell City the last 10 years.
    Among the four Perry-Spencer teams in the tourney, Perry Central is the only one that does not have a gym with enough seating to host PSC tourney games.

  • Strong wrestlers in same weights...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—With five seniors and two juniors, Tell City’s wrestling team has more upperclassmen than last year.
    But there are only 16 boys on the roster, two fewer than last year. And because several are about the same weight, the Marksmen still won’t be able to fill all 14 weight classes.
    “We’ve got four, maybe five open weight classes,” Tell City Coach Neal Stahly said Monday.

  • Kohnert leads Tell City to win...

    LANESVILLE—Emma Kohnert had 15 points and 10 rebounds as Tell City beat Lanesville 37-29 in girls basketball Saturday.
    “It was a defensive battle again,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes. “We didn’t shoot the ball real well again.”
    The Marksmen hit 35.7 percent from the field and 46.7 percent at the free-throw line.
    They improved their ball-handling, though, cutting their turnovers from 19 the previous night to 15.

  • PC’s rebounding, quickness too...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    REO—Perry Central used strong rebounding and fast breaks to beat South Spencer 64-39 in girls basketball Tuesday.
    The Commodores opened with a full-court press and used their quick hands to make several steals, which they turned into layups.
    Senior guard Brittany Parker entered the game needing just two steals to break Perry Central’s career record of 196 set by 1991 graduate Cindy Etienne.

  • Arnold takes reins of Tell City’...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Greg Arnold was hired as Tell City’s boys basketball coach Sept. 9, so he is obviously getting a later start than most coaches.
    Years ago Indiana high school coaches couldn’t work with their teams during the summer but all teams started practice Oct. 15.
    Now coaches can work with and coach their team in games for two months during the summer but are not allowed to start regular practices until Nov. 10.

  • Like Tell City, Loogootee also...

    In the late 1970s Tell City and Loogootee had probably the most stable boys basketball coaching situations in the state.
    Loogootee’s Jack Butcher had the highest coaching salary in the state and Tell City’s Bob Lochmueller had the second highest salary, and there was a good reason they were well paid.
    Butcher was in the midst of a 45-year run as Loogootee’s coach that would see him finish with a state-record 806 career victories.

  • Snyder returns to alma mater to...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Michael Snyder was a starting guard for Cannelton’s 1998 Class A boys basketball sectional championship team.
    That was the Bulldogs’ only sectional title in the last 62 years, though, so the odds are against their winning another title soon.
    So what was the main reason Snyder wanted the job as the Bulldogs’ new coach?