TELL CITY—At the end of the year, the riders and owners of horses at NRG Farm celebrated a very successful show season.
They performed at shows in Indianapolis, Springfield, Ohio, Owensboro, Ky., Elizabethtown, Ky., and Priceville, Ala.
David Teague, a senior competing in the 132-pound weight class, was Tell City’s best wrestler this season.
He was the only one to qualify for the regional and semistate and had compiled a 23-8 record before Saturday’s semistate.
Meanwhile Tell City had to have freshmen fill the 220- and 285-pound weight classes, which are generally dominated by seniors, and had no one to put in the 195-pound class.
So maybe the Marksmen should have moved Teague up to one of those weight classes.
PETERSBURG—Tell City’s seven turnovers in the third quarter led to easy baskets in a 62-45 PAC boys PAC basketball loss to Pike Central in Friday.
The Marksmen made four three-pointers in the first quarter. Braeden Beard hit two and Tretter Lyons and Trent Arnold each added one to put Tell City ahead 18-15 at the end of the quarter.
Spencer Fest made a three-pointer putting the Marksmen ahead 21-19 with 6:17 left in the second quarter.
LEOPOLD—Perry Central built a 17-point lead with hot field-goal shooting and held on to beat Northeast Dubois 61-56 in boys basketball Friday.
The Commodores hit 54.5 percent from the field, including 59.0 percent from two-point range.
That helped them build a 17-point lead twice, the last time at 40-23 on a rebound basket by Adam Dauby with less than six minutes left in the third quarter.
They still led by 11 after Levi Hubert hit 1 of 2 free throws with 19 seconds left in that quarter.
CARMEL—Tell City boys cross country coach Brian Beckort was named the state’s Class A Coach of the Year at the Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches’ annual meeting Friday.
Though the cross country state tourney is not divided into classes, the IATCC divides its awards into three classes based on school enrollments.
NEWBURGH—Tell City senior David Teague placed fourth in the Castle wrestling regional Saturday to qualify for the semistate.
Teague, competing in the 132-pound weight class, decisioned Breydan Bethe of Evansville Central 9-1 in the first round of the regional.
“David controlled the whole match and was never in trouble,” said Tell City Coach Neal Stahly. “Bethe got an unsportsmanlike penalty for pushing Teague when they were out of bounds, which sealed the match.
JASPER—Brenna Franzman had Tell City’s highest individual place as the Marksmen finished eighth in the 12-team girls swimming sectional Saturday.
Tell City scored 122 points. Jasper repeated as champion with 397.
Franzman was the only Tell City individual to make the championship finals in any event, as she placed eighth in the 500-yard freestyle in 6:31.73.
Teammate Taylor Kratzer made the consolation finals in that event and placed 12th overall in 6:44.40.
CANNELTON—Bloomington Lighthouse hit 61.5 percent from the field to beat Cannelton 71-50 in boys basketball Saturday.
The Lions hit 24 of 39 from the field, including 7 of 12 from three-point range.
“They shot the ball extremely well from three-point range - they hit six in the first half,” noted Cannelton Coach Michael Snyder. “When we played them up there, they went 0 for 20 on three-pointers (in a game Cannelton won 41-39 Jan. 7).
Will Campbell led the Lions with 24 points on 9 for 10 field-goal shooting.
REO—Perry Central couldn’t put together defensive stops in a 71-61 boys basketball loss to South Spencer Saturday.
The Commodores went on a 15-6 run to cut a 15-point South Spencer lead to six at the end of the third quarter.
Perry Central’s Ty Mullis made a three-pointer to start that run. After a South Spencer miss, Jacob Kelly made a 6-foot jumper.
The Rebels’ Jaylen Taylor made a driving basket before Perry Central’s Luke Bishop made back-to-back three-pointers.
CLOVERPORT, Ky.—Strong defense in the first and third quarters and prolific three-point shooting helped Tell City rout Cloverport 65-28 in boys basketball Tuesday.
Tell City shut out the Aces in the first quarter, holding them to 0 for 8 field-goal shooting and forcing five turnovers.
The Marksmen built a 12-0 lead that quarter with the help of two three-point baskets by Tretter Lyons.