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  • Defense helps PC pull away from...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central used its defense to jump-start its offense in a 74-33 boys basketball win over Cannelton Friday.
    The Commodores got off to a cold shooting start, hitting only 3 of 15 from the field in the first quarter and leading only 8-6 at the end of that period.
    They led only 14-9 with 4:45 left in the second quarter, having hit only 6 of 23 from the field and having missed all nine of their three-point attempts.

  • Marksman girls third in...

    TELL CITY—Alesa Roark won the diving but Tell City finished third in a three-team girls swim meet Monday.
    Southridge won 10 of the 12 events to win the meet with 125 points. Boonville scored 107 and Tell City 67.
    Roark scored 126.70 points to win the diving in her first varsity meet.
    Bailey Powell placed second in the 500-yard freestyle in 6:34.90 and third in the 200 free in 2:25.77.
    Sydney Brown took second in the 100 backstroke in 1:13.02 and third in the 200 individual medley in 2:52.13.

  • New Albany out-muscles Tell City

    TELL CITY—Tell City Coach Neal Stahly wasn’t too impressed with his team’s performance in Tuesday’s 54-21 wrestling loss to New Albany.
    “We chose to wrestle the poorest we have all year in front of our home crowd,” said Stahly. “Even our wins were lethargic.
    “I told our kids ahead of time that we would be physically out-muscled by New Albany, but that we were a better wrestling team. Then we came out and tried to muscle our way through the match.”

  • Tell City boys 2nd in triangular

    TELL CITY—Stephen Houle won two individual events and two relays to lead Tell City to second place in a three-team boys swim meet Monday.
    Boonville won with 113 points. Tell City scored 89 and Southridge 28.
    Houle won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:58.03 and the 200 free in 2:10.70.
    He teamed with Jacob Mowery, Luke Thomas and Aaron Vincent to win the 400 free relay in 4:07.46.
    Those four boys also won the 200 medley relay in 2:03.41.
    Vincent won the 200 individual medley in 2:35.14 and Thomas took the 50 free in 26.62 seconds.

  • Simpsons on 2A all-state team

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City freshman twins Thomas and Leo Simpson were named to the Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches’ Class 2A cross country all-state team released Monday.
    Thomas Simpson was listed seventh on the 12-man team and Leo Simpson was listed 10th.
    The team seems to be based largely on semistate finishes, as Leo finished ahead of Thomas most of the season but Thomas finished ahead of Leo in the regional and semistate.
    Thomas Simpson placed 27th and Leo Simpson 30th in the Brown County semistate.

  • Commodores pull away from Eagles...

    LEOPOLD—Increased defensive intensity in the second half helped Perry Central pull away to a 56-38 girls basketball win over Lanesville Monday.
    Lanesville outscored the Commodores 16-13 in the second quarter to pull within seven points of them at halftime.
    But “in the second half our defense picked up a lot better and we pushed the ball more efficiently,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume.
    Brittany Parker led the Commodores’ second-half offense with eight points.

  • Rebounding, defense lead TC to...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City won the rebound battle 43-16 and held Cannelton to 23.1 percent field-goal shooting to beat the Bulldogs 75-24 in boys basketball Saturday.
    The Marksmen played strong man-to-man half-court  defense and made 12 steals. They turned four of them directly into fast-break layups, which helped them hit 57.4 percent from the field.
    Spenser Beard made two consecutive steals and layups as the Marksmen built a 10-2 lead with 2:46 left in the first quarter.

  • Pressure, hot Mullis lift PC...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Strong pressure defense in the second half and hot shooting by Trey Mullis helped Perry Central overtake Tell City for a 56-54 boys basketball victory Tuesday.
    Hunter Rowe scored 18 first-half points on solid perimeter shooting and nice cuts into the lane as Tell City built a 31-22 lead.
    The Marksmen still led by nine, 35-26, after Spenser Beard scored a touchdown-type press-breaking layup on a long pass over the  Commodores’ press with 5:03 left in the third quarter.

  • Tell City boys swim team...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys swim team has seven swimmers, which is one more than last year. So things are looking up slightly for the Marksmen.
    All for lettermen eligible to return from last year have: seniors Aaron Vincent and Luke Thomas, junior Jacob Mowery, and sophomore Stephen Houle.
    They are joined by three sophomores who are new to competitive swimming: Anthony Froehlich, Lucas Montgomery and Seth Vaquero.

  • Marksmen pin Boonville

    BOONVILLE—Tell City won six of eight matches actually wrestled and beat Boonville 41-36 in wrestling Tuesday.
    The Marksmen had to forfeit in four weight classes and Boonville forfeited in two others, so the Marksmen were essentially down 12-0 before the actual wrestling started.
    Joe Craig in the 126-pound weight class, Steven Wheatley at 160, and Elliott Brown at 170 scored pins for the Marksmen, though, to help their cause.
    Mason Waninger won by technical fall 17-2 in the 138 match, and Damian Harney at 132 and Jarrett Hawhee at 152 won 5-0 decisions.