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  • Softball Marksmen should be...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—With eight returning starters joined by a talented freshman class, Tell City’s softball team should improve on last year’s 9-16 record.
    “Our team’s strength this year is our defense,” said Coach Maggie Schuetter. “We have several girls that are versatile and can play multiple positions with great success.
    “Our varsity infield has experience playing together, as they are all returning infield starters from last year.”

  • Deeper pitching, more hitting...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Having six returning starters and 10 freshmen, including some who could pitch on the varsity right away, could help Perry Central’s baseball team better last year’s 5-15 record.
    Second-year coach Jeremy Edwards has even bigger goals for the team.
    “I’ve got really high expectations,” he said Tuesday. “I definitely think a conference title is within our grasp, and I think the players are on board with that.”

  • TC boys team deep in distance...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys cross country team is so deep in quality distance runners that the Marksmen should score really well in those events.
    The Marksmen’s roster includes all the scorers from a cross country team that placed eighth in the state last fall.
    Only an IHSAA rule that basically allows a team to enter only two contestants in each event in postseason meets will keep the Marksmen from scoring more distance points.

  • Sauer grand national tae kwon do...

    CENTRAL CITY, Ky.—Nick Sauer, 45, of Tell City won the Chug Do Kwon Association’s tae kwon do grand championship in its national competition March 10.

  • Non-Yankee fans should be...

    When even former Boston Red Sox superstar David Ortiz picks the New York Yankees over Boston in the American League East, you know the Yankees have a really strong baseball team.
    But that’s what Ortiz, who specialized in clutch hits against the Yankees, said last week. And it’s hard to blame him.
    Unlike Ortiz, I have never been employed by the Red Sox. But I probably root for them just as strongly as he does.
    However, I have to agree with him that the Yankees are strong favorites to win their division.

  • Beard on Small School Underclass...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City junior forward/center Braeden Beard was named to the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association’s Underclass Small School All-State team Thursday for the second year in a row.
    The top 15 non-seniors, regardless of what class school they represent, were named to the Underclass All-State Supreme 15.
    The only southwestern Indiana player on that team was Castle guard Alex Hemenway.

  • Bulldogs to field veteran...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—If Cannelton’s hitting comes along, the Bulldogs could compete for the title in a wide open Class A baseball sectional this year.
    The Bulldogs return nine lettermen, including eight sectional starters, from last year’s 2-14 team.
    The only newcomers on their 12-man roster are freshman Dylan Young and juniors Kyler Houtchen and Patrick Haycraft, a recent transfer to Cannelton.
    With a veteran team, Coach Mike Garrett expects the defense to be good.

  • Tell City baseball team expects...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Strength up the middle and experience are usually considered keys to baseball success, and Tell City’s team has plenty of both.
    The Marksmen return seven starters from their sectional lineup for last year’s 12-10 team, including an All-PAC shortstop and catcher and their top four pitchers.

  • Tell City’s winter sports teams...

    Tell City’s boys basketball and boys swim teams had winning records this year for the second year in a row, and all of Tell City’s winter teams should be good for the next few years.
    The boys basketball team returns its top seven players from the last two years for their senior season and should continue to improve their record after going 16-9 this year.
    The continued development of some of the Marks-men’s younger players could also give them more depth next year.

  • Beard keeps working to improve...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City junior Braeden Beard was recently voted the top boys basketball player in the PAC for the second year in a row, but he isn’t resting on his laurels.
    He is playing for DistinXion’s AAU team for the second year in a row.
    “We have six straight weeks of practice, then a couple of tourneys, then more practices and more tourneys,” he said.