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  • Hollen, Sears, Sprinkle join...

    TELL CITY—Ivan Hollen, Nick Sears and Jim Sprinkle were inducted into Tell City High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame Friday.

    Hollen, who coached four sports at Tell City, died in 1983 at age 71.

    He was represented at the induction banquet by his granddaughter, Stacy Prickett of Indianapolis, and Dr. Gene Ress, whose brother Marion was one of Hollen’s star basketball players.

    Hollen won five sectionals in eight years of coaching basketball at Tell City. He won 11 sectionals and one regional in 19 years of coaching basketball overall, said Ress.

  • Marksmen hold off Hancock County

    HAWESVILLE, Ky.—Tell City used a strong inside game to build a 16-point lead in the first 21 minutes and then hit just enough free throws to hold off Hancock County 55-51 in boys basketball Thursday.

    The Marksmen were only 1 for 7 from three-point range, and 14 of their 15 two-point field goals came from within five feet of the basket.

    They scored inside on drives, passes to the low post, rebound baskets, and fast-break layups off steals.

  • PC nips Rams in OT

    PAOLI—Perry Central held Paoli to 36.4 percent field-goal shooting to beat the Rams 54-52 in overtime in PLAC boys basketball Friday.

    The Rams hit only 9 of 32 shots from two-point range and 7 of 12 three-point attempts.

    Despite their shooting better from three-point than two-point range, Perry Central Coach Matt Carter said, “I thought we did a good job defending their three-point shooters. They had four guys on the floor at any one time who could shoot the three.”

  • Rangers pull away from Commodores

    FERDINAND—Forest Park hit its first six shots from the field in the third quarter to pull away to a 67-53 boys basketball victory over Perry Central Wednesday.

    The first half was close all the way, with both teams hitting below 40 percent from the field.

    The teams were never separated by more than three points until Nathan Bromm scored on a drive to put Forest Park up 26-22 at halftime.

    The Rangers improved their shooting in the second half, though.

  • Trinity whips Bulldogs

    CANNELTON—Cannelton struggled on both ends of the floor in a 64-41 boys basketball loss to Whitesville Trinity Friday.

    The Bulldogs hit just 22.2 percent from the field and gave up several easy buckets on defense.

    The Raiders made all 18 of their two-point field goals in the lane within eight feet of the basket.

    “We just did not stop their penetration,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett. “They took the ball from end to end off of rebounds several times and we never stopped the ball.”

  • Patriots rout Tell City

    TELL CITY—A combination of Heritage Hills’ playing its best game and Tell City’s playing one of its worst led to the Patriots’ beating Tell City 67-42 in boys basketball Friday.

    “This is probably the best we’ve played this year,” said Heritage Hills Coach Matt Sisley. “We pushed the ball and got high percentage shots.

    And if we didn’t have anything (on the break), we pulled it out and ran our stuff. Early in the year we would’ve turned the ball over if we didn’t have anything.”

  • Hayes makes All-PAC team

    TELL CITY—Tell City freshman center McKenzie Hayes was named to the All-PAC girls basketball team in voting by conference coaches Tuesday.

    Hayes was the only non-upperclassman named to the 10-girl honor squad. Seven seniors and two juniors completed the team.

    She is the second Tell City freshman to ever make all-conference in girls basketball, joining Jennifer Butler who made All-Big Eight Conference in 1993-94.

  • Atwell named Tell City&rsquo...

    TELL CITY—A former Kentucky football star with Perry County ties was named Tell City’s football coach Tuesday.

    Travis Atwell, 28, was Kentucky’s Mr. Football in 1999 when he led Hancock County to the Class A state championship game.

    He amassed nearly 4,800 yards of total offense as the Hornets’ quarterback that season and intercepted 11 passes as a free safety.

    He then accepted a scholarship to play quarterback for Coach Gary Pinkel at the University of Toledo.

  • Wildcats outrebound Commodores...

    TELL CITY—Mater Dei used its quickness to beat Perry Central to offensive rebounds and defeated the Commodores 45-27 to win the Class 2A girls basketball sectional Saturday.

    The Wildcats had a slight height advantage overall. But Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson said the main reason they outrebounded the Commodores 33-20 was “they outquicked us to the ball. They’re quick and talented—they’re a very good team.”

    The game was close most of the way, though.

  • Froehlich second in semistate

    EVANSVILLE—Tell City’s Dylan Froehlich placed second in the 215-pound weight class at the IHSAA wrestling semistate Saturday.

    Froehlich won his first three matches to bring his season record to 45-0, extending his school record for most consecutive victories and tying Nick Lain for most wins in a season.

    In the finals he met another undefeated wrestler, Evan Wooding of Mooresville.

    Each scored an escape in regulation, sending the match to overtime tied 1-1.