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  • Titans force 23 turnovers to...

    Sports Editor

    FORT BRANCH—Tell City committed 23 turnovers, including 17 in the first half, in a 68-53 PAC boys basketball loss to Gibson Southern Saturday.
    Gibson Southern used a full-court press most of the first half and also forced some turnovers in the halfcourt.
    “Give their defense credit,” said Tell City Coach Greg Arnold. “They’re one of the more athletic teams we’ve faced, but we knew that coming in.”

  • Should teams be named to Hall of...

    When Dave Alvey was inducted into Tell City High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame last month, he modestly said that he thought the only way he would be inducted was if Tell City’s 1972-73 basketball team made it.
    Then he wondered if the Tell City Hall does select entire teams for induction.
    So far it has not.
    Cannelton is also forming an Athletic Hall of Fame and plans to induct its first members during the basketball season next school year.

  • Lynch receives Burlsworth award

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central senior Lane Lynch has received the Burlsworth Character Award for the 2015 football season.

  • Commodores to honor Genet...

    LEOPOLD—Anyone who played volleyball for or assisted Coach Becky Genet is invited to Perry Central’s boys basketball game Feb. 20 to celebrate Genet’s induction into the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Volleyball Hall of Fame.
    Current and former assistant coaches, players, managers, scorekeepers, announcers, and their families will be admitted free to the game.
    A reception for Genet will be held in the high school study hall room after she is recognized between the JV and varsity games.

  • Turnovers, shooting doom...

    Sports Editor

    DUBOIS—In what has become a familiar story, cold shooting and first-half turnovers hurt Perry Central in a 55-39 boys basketball loss to Northeast Dubois Friday.
    The Commodores committed 11 turnovers in the first half - several of them against Northeast Dubois’ 1-3-1 half-court trap in the second quarter - as they fell behind 35-19.
    They limited their turnovers to five in the second half. But they hit only 40.0 percent (14 of 35) from the field for the game.

  • Pike Central holds off Tell City...

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—A strong inside game helped Pike Central pull away from Tell City in the second half for a 68-56 PAC boys basketball victory Thursday.
    Each team hit seven of its first 10 shots from the field as the lead went back and forth in the first quarter.
    Tell City was still within four points, 39-35, with 3 1/2 minutes left in the third quarter after Hunter Rowe hit a three-pointer from the corner on a kick-out pass from Braeden Beard.

  • Marksmen go 0-3 in regional

    NEWBURGH—All three Tell City wrestlers lost in the first round of the Castle regional Saturday.
    David Teague went the distance but lost 7-4 to Logan Dunn of Princeton in the 120-pound weight class.
    Joe Craig got pinned by Matt Elpers of Evansville North in 3:16 in the 132 weight class and Jarrett Hawhee got pinned by Austin Bethel of Mount Vernon in the 145 class.

  • Tell City 7th in girls swim...

    Sports Editor

    JASPER—No Tell City individual made the championship finals as the Marksmen finished seventh in an 11-team girls swimming sectional Saturday.
    Tell City scored 97 points. Jasper repeated as champion with 520 points and PAC champion Heritage Hills was second with 329.
    The eight fastest times in each event at last Thursday’s trials qualified for the championship finals and the next eight qualified for the consolation finals.

  • Wildcats top Tell City

    TELL CITY—Devan Straub scored 19 points in the first quarter to propel Mater Dei past Tell City 80-51 in boys basketball Saturday.
    Straub’s early outburst helped the Wildcats build a 30-16 lead.
    They outscored Tell City slightly in each of the next three quarters to gradually expand their lead.
    “They were faster and stronger and shot the ball better,” said Tell City Coach Greg Arnold. “I think they shot 80 percent from the field in the first half.”

  • Perry Central falls to South...

    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD—Turnovers and poor shooting hurt Perry Central in a 58-27 boys basketball loss to South Spencer Saturday.
    Perry Central turned the ball over 19 times - 13 in the first half.
    After leading just 12-8 at the end of the first quarter, South Spencer used the turnovers to get easy baskets in the second quarter. The Rebels outscored the Commodores 20-5 in that period to build a 32-13 halftime lead.