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  • Pioneers outwrestle Tell City

    TELL CITY—Boonville won six of the 11 matches actually wrestled and also took advantage of three Tell City forfeits to beat the Marksmen 54-24 in wrestling Tuesday.

    “We knew it was going to be tough, giving up 18 points,” said Tell City Coach Joe Litherland.

    The Marksmen also used a reserve in one weight class because their starter had missed a practice the previous week.

    “You could tell it was our first match—we’ve got some things to work on,” said Litherland. “It was their sixth match.”

  • Tell City boys team has...

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys swim team again will be strong in freestyle races but lack depth in other events.

    “We should be pretty decent in the sprint freestyles with Nick Bower and Jerry Ammon both back,” said Tell City Coach Mike Page.

    “And in the 200 and 500 Greg Clayton is back. He placed second in the conference in both of those to a kid who graduated, so he’s got a chance to move up this year.”

    Joining Clayton in those two events will be freshman Hunter Sandage.

  • TC boys team has more size,...

    TELL CITY—More size, quickness and versatility could help Tell City’s boys basketball team improve on last year’s 8-14 record.

    The Marksmen return only one starter, Trent Gunn, from last year. And only three others, senior Mike Maddle and juniors Sean Flannagan and Shane Weedman, lettered last year, so Coach John Hayes said the team’s lack of experience is his biggest concern.

  • PC girls hot early in win over...

    LEOPOLD—In a game featuring poor shooting on both sides Perry Central used a hot streak early to beat Cannelton 52-26 in girls basketball Monday.

    Perry Central led only 7-4 after Nakaa Myers hit a 17-foot shot from the wing for Cannelton with 3:21 left in the first quarter.

    But the Commodores went on a 16-2 run in the next 5:41 to build a 23-6 lead.

    The Commodores’ last three baskets in that streak were three-pointers. Hilarie Hahus made one of them to open the second-quarter scoring.

  • Chargers run past Tell City

    PETERSBURG—Pike Central scored 41 points off layups and free throws from being fouled on layups to beat Tell City 60-30 in PAC girls basketball Saturday.

    The Chargers used their quickness with a full-court press that forced 32 Tell City turnovers, many of them leading to layups at the other end.

    “They were really quick and we just didn’t handle the ball very well at all,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons.

    The Chargers also outrebounded Tell City 62-33. They got several layups off their 35 offensive rebounds.

  • PC tops Tell City for tourney...

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central built a 20-9 lead after three quarters and held off a strong fourth-quarter Tell City rally to win 21-17 in the championship game of Perry Central’s eighth grade girls basketball tourney Saturday.

    While Tell City forced some turnovers and got hot on offense in the fourth quarter, Perry Central went cold. The Commodores did not score a field goal and made only 1 of 7 free throws the last quarter.

    But that was enough thanks to their earlier effort on defense.

  • Parker leads PC to 7th grade...

    LEOPOLD—Brittany Parker had 12 points and five steals as Perry Central beat Crawford County 26-11 to win its own seventh grade girls basketball tourney Saturday.

    Hannah Edwards added 10 points for the Commodores, who raised their record to 3-0.

    The Commodores trounced Tecumseh 37-15 in the first round of the four-team tourney as Parker scored 18 points, mostly on fast-break layups.

    Edwards added eight points and Megan Thomas made three steals.

  • Cannelton coach likes team'...

    CANNELTON—Good shooting and more quickness could help Cannelton’s boys basketball team improve on last year’s 8-13 record.

    “Our shooting looks pretty good,” said sixth-year coach Brian Garrett. And “we’re faster this year than we were last year.”

    The Bulldogs return two starters from last year, 5-foot-11 senior forward Ethan Herzog and 6-4 senior center T.J. James.

  • Bulldogs split two games

    CANNELTON—Nakaa Myers’ hot three-pointing shooting helped Cannelton rout Medora 71-41 in girls basketball Friday.

    Myers hit 7 of 9 from three-point range—and 11 of 13 from the field overall—as she scored a career-high 32 points.

    “We shot pretty well this evening,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “Nakaa got on a roll.”

    Garrett said Myers, a senior wing player, was able to get open for a lot of three-point shots because Medora “played a soft 3-2 zone and they didn’t cover the wings very well.”

  • Tell City wrestling team strong...

    TELL CITY—In a switch from recent years, the upper weight classes should be the strength of Tell City’s wrestling team this year.

    Injuries and defections have robbed the Marksmen of much of their strength in lower weight classes.

    But they have returning starters in the 152- through 215-pound weight classes.

    At 215 is Dylan Froehlich, a fourth-year starter who went 39-5 and advanced to the semistate last year. He enters this season ranked 12th in the state in his weight class.