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  • Marksmen feature experienced...

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    TELL CITY—Starting two sophomores at guard last year gave Tell City’s boys basketball team some growing pains, but it means the Marksmen have an experienced backcourt this year.
    “Our guard play should be pretty good,” said new coach Greg Arnold.
    However there may be some growing pains at other positions, as guards Hunter Rowe and Gant Miller are the only returning lettermen from last year’s 5-17 team.

  • Hot shooting Perry Central tops...

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    CANNELTON—Perry Central, led by Sarah Spires, hit 66.7 percent from the field in the first half en route to an 85-17 girls basketball win over Cannelton Monday.
    Spires came off the bench to hit 7 of 10 from the field, including 4 of 7 from three-point range, in the first half as the Commodores built a 54-9 lead.

  • Cannelton stumbles twice

    MEDORA—Melissa Clausen scored a career-high 24 points but Cannelton lost to Medora 56-35 in girls basketball Friday.
    Clausen, a 5-foot-2 senior guard, hit 8 of 21 from the field, including 3 of 7 from three-point range, and 5 of 9 free throws.
    She also led the Bulldogs in rebounds with six.
    “She played about the best game she has played,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “She got a little confidence tonight and was shooting pretty well.”
    The rest of the Bulldogs hit only 4 of 27 from the field, though.

  • Lack of depth will challenge...

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    CANNELTON—A deceptively athletic center could be the key to keeping Cannelton’s boys basketball team competitive this year.
    The Bulldogs graduated four of five starters and have only three returnees from their eight-man rotation on last year’s 2-19 team.
    They also have a new coach, Michael Snyder, though he is familiar with the personnel after serving as an assistant last year.

  • Commodores cold in loss to...

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    LEOPOLD—Perry Central hit only 25.0 percent from the field in a 64-35 girls basketball loss to Forest Park Thursday.
    Forest Park played its usual sound defense but the Commodores also badly missed some fairly open shots.
    “It was a combination” of the Commodores’ just having a cold night and Forest Park’s defense that caused the shooting problems, said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume. “I think some of it was their size made us take some shots off balance.

  • Wolfpack edges Tell City in...

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    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...

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    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.