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  • Hitz resigns as Tell City's...

    TELL CITY—Don Hitz has resigned as Tell City’s football coach after two seasons on the job.

    Hitz’s resignation was accepted by the Tell City-Troy Township school board at Tuesday’s meeting.

    Hitz said Thursday, “The decision was one that was mine alone. After doing some soul searching I found that it would be in the best interests of my family and for the community of Tell City as a whole.

  • Hall repeat MVP in football

    LEOPOLD—T.J. Hall was a repeat winner of Perry Central’s football Most Valuable Player award at the school’s fall sports banquet Thursday.

    Hall, a senior running back, linebacker and kicker, won the award in a team vote for the second year in a row.

    Eric Scheiber and Cathryn Peter were named the most valuable runners in boys and girls cross country, and Jessica Huber won the volleyball MVP award.

    The complete list of awards presented:

    Football

    Most Valuable Player: T.J. Hall

  • PC girls knock off Corydon

    CORYDON—Key plays by Rachael Rayford and Hilarie Hahus in the last three minutes helped Perry Central beat Corydon 41-37 in girls basketball Friday.

    Perry Central led by five to seven points most of the game. But Corydon hit three three-point shots to take a 37-33 lead with three minutes left.

    Then Rayford made a couple of steals as the Commodores applied pressure defense. “They really had trouble with our man(-to-man) press,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson.

  • PC girls team hopes to go one...

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s girls basketball team made it to the championship game of their Class 2A sectional with no seniors last year. So obviously winning the sectional is a legitimate goal this year.

    Though the Commodores again will have no one taller than 5-foot-7 in their starting lineup, “we’re pretty quick,” said Coach Bill Dickerson. “We should be just as quick as 90 percent of the teams we’ll face. Heritage Hills is probably a little quicker than us, and Crawford County is close.

  • Ball-handling key for Cannelton...

    CANNELTON—New Cannelton girls basketball coach Mike Garrett hopes that more experience and depth at guard will help the Bulldogs handle pressure defenses better this year.

    The Bulldogs started two freshmen at guards last year and have had some problems facing presses at times.

    But Garrett said their ball-handling “has been pretty good over the summer. They’re starting to relax a little bit and slow down instead of being in a hurry to get rid of the ball.”

  • Tell City girls team rebuilding

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s girls basketball team finished 4-17 last year and graduated three full-time starters, including the school’s all-time leading scorer who led the team in every statistical category last year.

    So Coach John Lyons will rely on several younger players this year, with possibly two freshmen starting.

    Senior Kyli Smithson, the only full-time starter returning, will start at point guard. She averaged 6.1 points per game last year.

  • TC girls swim team has increased...

    TELL CITY—More depth should help Tell City’s girls swim team this season.

    The Marksmen will start the season Saturday with 18 girls on its team, their most in 11 years.

    The last time the Marksmen had this many girls (in the 1998-99 school year when they had 21) they won the sectional, and Coach Mike Page thinks that is a possibility this year.

    The Marksmen still have a young team, though, with no seniors. But they have four juniors and seven sophomores who lettered for last year’s PAC champions.

  • Riley fight on TV Saturday

    MANCHESTER, England—Former Tell City wrestler Aaron Riley will fight a televised UFC mixed martial arts bout against Ross Pearson Saturday.

    The bout will be the first on a card that will be televised on cable network Spike TV beginning at 7 p.m. Perry County time.

    Riley, 28, has a 2-3 record in UFC fights, including a controversial loss in which an inexperienced referee stopped the fight prematurely (Riley later avenged that loss), and is 28-11-1 in mixed martial arts overall.

  • Seven Commodores make All-PLAC...

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central seniors T.J. Hall and Dane Ransom were repeat selections to the All-PLAC football team Thursday, and five other Commodores made it for the first time.

    Ransom, the Commo-dores’ tight end, made the team as a receiver for the second year in a row.

    Hall made it at running back this year after making it as the kicker last year.

  • Gunn on All-PAC team

    TELL CITY—Tell City junior running back Trent Gunn was named to the All-PAC football team selected by conference coaches last week.

    Gunn is the first Tell City running back to make all-conference since Jared Foury in 2006 and only the fourth to do so in the last 11 years.

    According to statistics released by Tell City Coach Don Hitz, Gunn rushed for 1,195 yards on 144 carries this season. He scored nine touchdowns.