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  • More height, depth could help...

    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.

  • Tecumseh’s rebounding, defense...

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    CANNELTON—Tecumseh took advantage of its offensive rebounds and Cannelton’s turnovers to beat the Bulldogs 63-26 in girls basketball Thursday.
    The Braves scored five rebound baskets and four fast-break layups off steals. Those easy baskets helped them outshoot Cannelton from the field 36.9 percent to 28.6 percent.
    Three of their first five baskets came on offensive rebounds as they jumped to an 11-0 lead.
    They outrebounded the Bulldogs 43-28 overall and forced 34 Cannelton turnovers.

  • Tell City girls finish 7th in...

    TELL CITY—Tell City earned two fifth places and three sixth places in its own girls swimming relay meet Saturday.
    The Marksmen scored 18 points to finish seventh in the seven-team meet. Castle won with 110.
    Tell City’s Hailey Carman, Samantha Allen, Taylor Kratzer and Maisy Eckert placed fifth in the 250-yard free relay in 2:56.70.
    Madilyn Hoskinson, Sydney Burton, Amy Hackbarth and Madison Schuetter took fifth in the 200 stroke/free relay in 2:19.58.

  • Tell City’s wrestling team short...

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    TELL CITY—“Wanted: Big guys who know how to wrestle. Contact Coach Neal Stahly at Tell City Junior-Senior High School.”
    Stahly didn’t actually post such an advertisement, but he said he has “been trying” to recruit enough athletes to fill all 14 weight classes on the Marksmen’s team.
    Despite those efforts, the Marksmen will forfeit at least four weight classes in each match: 106 pounds and the three largest weights, 195, 220 and heavyweight.

  • Bulldogs go cold in 3rd quarter...

    CANNELTON—Rock Creek Academy went on an 18-0 run late in the third quarter to beat Cannelton 53-21 in girls basketball Saturday.
    Cannelton trailed only 25-19 midway through the third quarter before that run.
    “We played well for about 2 1/2 quarters,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “Then we just kind of got tired in the third quarter. We got beat up and down the floor again.
    “We got some shots off, but we’ve got to do a much better job hitting our shots when we get open.”

  • Marksmen use balance for win

    TELL CITY—Katie Goffinet and Madison Mathena gave Tell City a strong outside-inside attack as the Marksmen defeated Lanesville 48-39 in girls basketball Saturday.
    Goffinet, a 5-foot-5 sophomore guard, scored a game-high 16 points on 6 of 12 field-goal shooting and 4 of 8 free throws.
    Mathena, a 5-10 junior center, scored 13 points on 6 of 10 field-goal shooting and 1 of 2 free throws.
    Forward Emma Kohnert added 11 points. She did most of her scoring at the free-throw line, where she hit 7 of 8.

  • Offensive rebounds help PC girls...

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    LEOPOLD—Perry Central pounded the boards for 20 offensive rebounds in the second half to overtake South Spencer 55-48 in girls basketball Tuesday.
    South Spencer outshot the Commodores from the field 48.7 percent to 31.1 percent and came out especially hot at the start, building a 24-8 lead in the first 9:02.

  • Hayes propels Memphis past...

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Tell City graduate McKenzie Hayes made 12 kills and nine blocks as the University of Memphis beat third-place University of Cincinnati 3-1 in an American Conference volleyball match Wednesday.
    Hayes led the Tigers in blocks and tied two others for the team lead in kills.
    Memphis improved to 15-13 overall, 6-9 in the American Conference. Cincinnati fell to 16-10 overall, 8-7 in the conference.
    For the season Hayes, a 6-foot junior, is second on Memphis’ team in kills with 251 and second on the team in blocks with 68.

  • Cannelton to start Athletic Hall...

    Cannelton High School is making plans to start its own Athletic Hall of Fame, becoming the second school in Perry County to do so and joining many other schools in southern Indiana.
    Most Cannelton teams haven’t enjoyed a lot of success on the court or field recently, but the Bulldogs have had a great number of outstanding athletes and teams in the past.

  • Perry Central girls outrebound...

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central dominated the offensive boards to beat Mitchell 48-41 in PLAC girls basketball Friday.
    “I thought we did a good job rebounding tonight,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume. “We had 18 offensive rebounds and Mitchell only had 21 total - five of them offensive.
    “They were a little taller than us overall. But I thought our girls did a good job of keeping them off the boards, and we did a good job attacking the boards and getting a lot of second-chance points.”