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  • Beard’s offensive rebounds help...

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Braeden Beard grabbed 13 rebounds, including eight offensive ones, as Tell City upset South Spencer 58-50 in PAC boys basketball Saturday.
    “Our game plan was to keep him off the offensive boards (but) he just wanted it more than we did,” said South Spencer Coach Tyler Phillips.

  • Tell City defeats Perry Central

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    TELL CITY—Tell City rebounded well and hit better from the perimeter to beat Perry Central 52-39 in girls basketball Monday.
    The Marksmen hit six shots from 15-17 feet - all off assists - before Monica Bartley scored on a rebound to put them ahead 14-10 at the end of the first quarter.
    The Commodores’ inside game kept them in the game early as they scored all five of their first-quarter field goals from within five feet of the basket, including two on layups after steals.

  • Tecumseh boys outswim Tell City

    LYNNVILLE—Tecumseh won 9 of 12 events to beat Tell City 92-67 in boys swimming Thursday.
    Stephen Houle was a double winner for Tell City, taking the 200-yard individual medley in 2:31.99 and the 500 freestyle in 5:50.32.
    Seth Vaquero earned the Marksmen’s only other first place, swimming the 100 free in 1:01.60.
    He placed second in the 200 free in 2:13.78.
    Elliot Reed placed second in the 50 free in 27.46 seconds and third in the 100 butterfly in 1:14.17.

  • Brown propels TC girls past...

    LYNNVILLE—Sydney Brown won two individual events and two relays to lead Tell City past Tecumseh 99-44 in girls swimming Thursday.
    Brown won the 100-yard butterfly in 1:24.44 and the 100 backstroke in 1:17.28.
    She teamed with Sydney Burton, Amy Hackbarth and Madison Schuetter to win the 200 medley relay in 2:32.72.
    Madison Hoskinson, Hailey Carman, Samantha Allen and Brown won the 400 freestyle relay in 4:48.84.
    Burton won the 100 breaststroke in 1:26.66 and placed second in the 50 free in 31.42 seconds.

  • TC cold in loss to Boonville

    BOONVILLE—Tell City hit only 23.8 percent from the field in a 40-31 girls basketball loss to Boonville Thursday.
    “Tonight we shot awful again but we played hard,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes.
    The Marksmen still led the first 28 minutes, “then we basically ran out of gas,” said Hayes. “We gave up only 10 points in the first half (leading 13-10 at halftime).”
    They played without starting guard Brenee Leibering, “and we’re not real deep to begin with,” said Hayes.

  • Powers has been county’s most...

    It’s nearly two months until we select the Most Valuable Player of the News’ All-Perry County boys basketball team. And I have only one vote in selecting it - I also ask the three county coaches and all who coached against all three county teams to vote.
    But as of today, my vote would go to Cannelton senior guard Damon Powers, who has been the county’s most consistent player.

  • South Central defeats Cannelton

    ELIZABETH—Cannelton hit only 25.5 percent from the field and committed 22 turnovers in a 59-44 boys basketball loss to South Central Friday.
    “We shot terribly from the field again,” said Cannelton Coach Michael Snyder. “And we turned the ball over some but it wasn’t really their defense that caused it - it was just us making mistakes.
    “And we gave up 11 offensive rebounds in the first half even though our three biggest kids were bigger than all of them.

  • Commodores cold in loss to...

    Sports Editor

    HUNTINGBURG—Cold perimeter shooting hurt Perry Central in a 54-39 boys basketball loss to Southridge Friday.
    The Commodores hit 36.0 percent from the field overall, including 2 of 14 from three-point range.
    “Until late in the game I don’t think we took any that weren’t open threes - we just weren’t knocking them down,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter.
    “And in our two-point field-goal percentage sometimes we’re shooting over a lot of length inside.

  • Spires propels PC to comeback...

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    LEOPOLD—Sarah Spires scored 20 points in the second half, including four three-point baskets, as Perry Central overtook Heritage Hills for a 53-43 girls basketball victory Thursday.
    Heritage Hills led virtually all of the first three quarters, building its lead to eight points when Paige Priest scored the first basket of the third quarter on a drive.
    Spires hit two three-pointers in the next two minutes, though, pulling the Commodores within three points.

  • Tell City 0-5 at Memorial

    EVANSVILLE—Tell City had to forfeit six weight classes in each match as it went 0-5 in Evansville Memorial’s wrestling tourney Saturday.
    The Marksmen lost to Edgewood 70-8, Center Grove 66-10, Memorial 55-15, Terre Haute South 48-32, and Mooresville 50-18.
    “We had unforeseen injuries and illnesses, which decimated our chances of putting our best foot forward,” said Tell City Coach Neal Stahly.