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  • Cannelton’s fast-paced...

    COLUMBUS—Cannelton forced a faster tempo than Columbus Christian liked and beat the Crusaders 79-52 in boys basketball Saturday.

    The Bulldogs led only 12-11 after one quarter. But they hit three quick three-point shots and a transition layup in an 11-4 run to start the second quarter, building their lead to 23-15.

    “Now they’re wanting to play like we’re playing, shooting quick threes,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett. “I think they got caught up in playing our game, but I don’t think they like that fast a pace.”

  • Tell City boys fifth in swim...

    JASPER—Nick Bower and Justin Peter each placed fifth in one individual event to lead Tell City to fifth place in the 11-team IHSAA boys swim sectional Saturday.

    Peter set a personal record as he swam the 100-yard backstroke in 1:00.21 for his fifth-place finish.

    Bower swam the 50 freestyle in 23.77 seconds, his first time under 24 seconds.

    Teammate Trevor Nelson placed eighth in 24.00, also a personal best.

    Bower, Nelson and Peter were also part of the Marksmen’s fourth-place 400 free relay team, joining Greg Clayton to swim it in 3:38.17.

  • Alvey, Kessans, Werner join TC...

    TELL CITY—Rick Alvey, Kara Kessans and Paul Werner were inducted into Tell City High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame Saturday.

    Each was a multi-sport star for the Marksmen but is probably best remembered for the sport they played in college: football for Alvey and basketball for Kessans and Werner.

    Alvey, a 1971 Tell City graduate, was a two-time Southern Indiana Athletic Conference B-Division Most Valuable Player in football and the leading rusher for Tell City’s undefeated 1969 football team.

  • More current athletes should...

    More than 120 people attended Tell City High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame induction banquet Saturday, making it the best attended in the six-year history of the event.

    A lot of the attendees were relatives of the three inductees. Paul Werner joked, “When you get a Werner and an Alvey up here, you can fill half the room with their families.”

    But there were also several fans who weren’t relatives but came to reminisce with athletes whose careers they ardently followed.

  • PC outshoots Rams

    LEOPOLD—A hot shooting first half helped Perry Central defeat Paoli 66-55 in PLAC boys basketball Friday.

    The Commodores hit four three-point shots in the first quarter. Reuben A. Schwartz scored 13 points in that period, including a three-pointer from the right wing to put the Commodores up 18-15 at the end of the period.

    In the second quarter Alex Rogier scored 10 of the Commodores’ 19 points. He scored inside and outside and finished with a game-high 24 points.

    Schwartz added 19 points and Ian Hahus scored 11.

  • Patriots stop Tell City

    LINCOLN CITY—Tell City hit only 27.1 percent from the field and lost to Heritage Hills 64-56 in PAC boys basketball Friday.

    “We had by far our worst shooting night, so they defended well,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes.

    Using a swarming man-to-man defense, the Patriots rarely allowed Tell City scoring leader Andy Chinn an open look at the basket. They held him to 1 for 7 three-point shooting.

    Still he hit 8 of 19 from the field overall and 11 of 12 free throws for a game-high 28 points.

  • Goffinet voted top player in...

    TELL CITY—Tell City senior Lauren Goffinet  was named the top player in PAC girls basketball in all-conference voting by the league’s coaches last week.

    The nine conference coaches voted for the top 10 players in the conference, awarding 10 points for the top player, nine for second, etc. Coaches could not vote for their own players.

    Goffinet received 79 of 80 possible voting points, meaning that seven rival coaches voted for her as the No. 1 player in the conference and the other listed her No. 2.

  • Boys sectional pairings announced

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City and Cannelton drew first-round byes but Perry Central drew a long route in IHSAA basketball sectional pairings made Thursday.

    In the Class 2A sectional at Boonville (hosted by Mater Dei), North Posey will play Mater Dei in the first game 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, followed by Perry Central vs. Forest Park at approximately 7:15 p.m.

    Tell City will play the North Posey-Mater Dei winner in the first semifinal March 6 at 5:30 p.m. That will be followed by South Spencer vs. the Perry Central-Forest Park winner at approximately 7:15 p.m.

  • Kast makes academic all-state

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City’s Andy Kast was named to the Indiana Wrestling Coaches Association’s academic all-state team Wednesday.

    To be eligible for the honor a wrestler must have been a regional qualifier and be a senior with at least a 3.25 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.

    Despite missing part of the season with an injury, he compiled a 21-11 record for the Marksmen.

    He is ranked first in his class academically with a 4.06 GPA (A’s in advanced placement classes count for five points at Tell City).

  • Archers outwrestle Pike Central

    TELL CITY—Tell City won 11 of 20 matches to defeat Pike Central 61-45 in junior high wrestling Thursday.

    Pike Central won four matches by forfeit to one forfeit win for Tell City.

    But the Archers won 10 of the 15 matches actually wrestled, including eight by pins.

    Travis Brinksneader, Austin Kreisle, Spenser Beard, J.R. Kieser, Brandon McCoy, C.J. Rowe, Jacob McGuffie and James Payne earned the pins.

    Mason Waninger and Justin Alvarez won decisions, with Waninger’s being a 10-0 major decision.