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  • Blake propels Tell City past NE...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Devon Blake’s defense and inside offense in the second half propelled Tell City past Northeast Dubois 41-40 in boys basketball Saturday.
    Tell City jumped to a 10-0 lead in the first six minutes but fell behind 32-28 by halftime.
    Blake scored five straight points on an inside cut and a drive and free throw to put the Marksmen up 28-24 with 4:40 left in the third quarter.

  • Cannelton boys could face...

    Jeffersonville, with 2,068 students, is Indiana’s largest high school south of Indianapolis, and Cannelton, enrollment 83, is the smallest public high school in the state.
    But they could meet Dec. 21 in a boys basketball game at Cannelton.
    Both are entered in Hancock County, Ky.’s eight-team Aleris Christmas tourney Dec. 20-22.
    Cannelton had only seven home games scheduled this season, including two in its Cannelton Invitational Dec. 15-16.

  • Boonville defeats Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s forfeiting four matches and having a close match not go its way helped Boonville beat the Marksmen 41-27 in wrestling Tuesday.
    The Marksmen always forfeit the two smallest weight classes and had to forfeit two others Tuesday because some wrestlers did not make weight.
    Then Jordy Fulks edged previously unbeaten Tell City freshman Shane Braunecker 13-11 in the 132-pound weight class after Braunecker led 11-8.

  • Pike Central stymies Tell City

    PETERSBURG—Pike Central found some holes in Tell City’s 2-3 zone defense and beat the Marksmen 55-20 in PAC girls basketball Tuesday.
    Pike Central used a 1-3-1 half-court trap much of the game and “we struggled a few possessions against that,” said acting Tell City coach Dan Lacy. “And I know we didn’t shoot particularly well.”
    Tell City Coach John Hayes and center Kammie Jo Hayes missed the game due to a medical emergency in their family.

  • Eagles press past Bulldogs

    LANESVILLE—Lanesville’s full-court presses and half-court traps forced numerous turnovers as the Eagles beat Cannelton 107-33 in season-opening boys basketball Wednesday.
    “What I think we were unprepared for was how physical they were on defense,” said Cannelton Coach Michael Snyder. “It’s hard to simulate that with your JV kids in practice, so that really hurt us.
    “I don’t know that we’ll run into a team that will be much better defensively than they are, especially for a Class A school.

  • Tell City outshoots, outrebounds...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City used hot shooting streaks at the start of the first and third quarters to beat Perry Central 57-37 in season-opening boys basketball Wednesday.
    The Marksmen hit four of their first five shots from the field - and scored on a rebound of their miss - to jump to a 9-2 lead in the first 2:51, forcing Perry Central to call a timeout.
    Tell City added three more baskets after the timeout, though, to expand its lead to 15-2.

  • PC nips Marksmen for third place...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central pulled ahead in the final 11 seconds to beat Tell City 36-31 for third place in Perry Central’s eighth grade girls basketball tourney Saturday.
    The game was close all the way, with four ties and four lead changes in the final quarter.
    Kali Lehmkuhler hit a 17-footer with 0:44 left to put Tell City ahead 31-29.
    After Perry Central tied the game on a rebound basket, Tell City missed a free throw with 0:26 left.

  • Chargers outswim Tell City girls

    PETERSBURG—Freshman Emma Armstrong was the only Tell Citian to win an event in a 129-42 girls swimming loss to Pike Central Monday.
    Armstrong took the 500-yard freestyle in 6:40.89.
    She placed second in the 200 individual medley in 2:54.10.
    Sam Stephens placed second in two events, swimming the 200 freestyle in 2:33.01 and the 100 backstroke in 1:20.17.
    Destiny Little placed second in the 50 free in 33.12 seconds and third in the 100 free in 1:18.76.
    Brea Haller took second in the 100 butterfly in 1:33.40.

  • Pike Central defeats Tell City

    PETERSBURG—Tell City won four events but lost to defending PAC champion Pike Central 111-65 in season-opening boys swimming Monday.
    Elliot Reed, Neal Hollinden, Miles Brown and Drew Ettensohn won the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:59.38, edging Pike Central’s top team by 35-hundredths of a second.
    Brown also won the 100 free in 55.20 seconds.
    Ettensohn swam the 100 butterfly in 59.94 to win it by 7.01 seconds over Pike Central’s Jersey Mills.
    Josh Gaynor won the diving with 188.70 points.

  • Tell City 3-2 at Bedford

    BEDFORD—Shane Braunecker went 5-0 to lead Tell City to a 3-2 record in Bedford North Lawrence’s Super 6 Duals wrestling round-robin Saturday.
    Tell City beat Bedford North Lawrence 51-19, North Harrison 59-17, and Forest Park 56-21 but lost to New Albany 45-30 and to Bloomington North 42-18.
    Braunecker, a freshman competing in the 132-pound weight class, pinned four of his opponents.
    Tyler Hawhee went 4-1 with three pins at 160 and Alec Stahly went 4-1 with two pins at 170.