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  • TC girls sweep Central

    TELL CITY—Tell City won all 12 events to wallop Evansville Central 119-49 in girls swimming Thursday.
    It was senior night for Tell City and “our senior girls performed well—they’re pretty competitive,” said Tell City Coach Mike Page.
    Amanda Wagner won two individual events and two relays to lead the Marksmen.
    Loren Braunecker and Charissa Lahee each also won two individual events.

  • Marksmen pin Wolfpack

    MARENGO—Tell City won all but one match actually wrestled to crush Crawford County 52-18 in wrestling Tuesday.
    Having to forfeit four weight classes usually hurts the Marksmen, but they gained six points on forfeits Tuesday because Crawford County had fewer wrestlers than they did.
    Two weight classes were double forfeits.
    Among the six matches actually wrestled, Tell City won four by pins and one by a major decision.
    “The ones that did actually wrestle did well,” said Tell City Coach Joe Litherland.

  • Tell City loses two games

    FORT BRANCH—Short-handed Tell City couldn’t generate any offense in a 55-8 PAC girls basketball loss to Gibson Southern Saturday.
    The Marksmen played without leading scorer and rebounder McKenzie Hayes, who broke her hand in practice Dec. 29. Logan Flannagan, another one of their leading rebounders and scorers, also sat out with a hand injury suffered when a car door was shut on it.
    Kassidie Hayes, a 6-foot freshman, was out with a hamstring injury, so the Marksmen did not have enough players to play a JV game.

  • Foul-plagued Commodores fall to Vikings

    POSEYVILLE—Foul trouble plagued Perry Central in a 39-32 girls basketball loss to North Posey Saturday.
    Ashley Graves, Perry Central’s leading scorer and rebounder, “only played about 12 minutes,” noted Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson. “I don’t usually say anything about the officiating, but they just had an X on Ashley.
    “I thought our kids went out and really got after it. I thought Grace James and Brittany Parker really picked up the slack. They played really hard.”

  • Cannelton girls win two more

    WHITESVILLE, Ky.—Cannelton used a first-half press to pull away to a 56-23 girls basketball win over Whitesville Trinity Saturday.
    “They took an 8-5 lead so we started to press a little bit to get our tempo up,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.
    The Bulldogs outscored the Raiders 29-10 the rest of the half to take control.
    The press helped Mikah Hemmings make a school-record 14 steals. That broke the previous record of 13 held by Theresa Alvey and Jaci Garrett.

  • Braves streak past Cannelton

    Sports Correspondent

    CANNELTON—Cannelton could not overcome an 11-0 run by Tecumseh to start the third quarter and lost to the Braves 88-60 in boys basketball Saturday.
    After falling behind by 13 points to start the second quarter, the Bulldogs responded with an 8-0 run of their own to cut the Braves’ lead to five points.
    “I thought we did a much better job of moving the ball tonight and getting everybody involved,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.  

  • Tell City foils Hornets 40-39

    HAWESVILLE, Ky.—Strong ball-handling helped Tell City overcome poor free-throw shooting to defeat Hancock County 40-39 in boys basketball Saturday.
    “We only had five turnovers and they did press us,” noted Tell City Coach Troy Noble.
    He also noted that Tell City’s defense “was real consistent all night after they scored on three of their first four possessions. It was probably our best defensive game.”
    Hancock County built a 13-6 lead, the largest by either team, early in the second quarter.

  • Rangers defeat Perry Central

    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Turnovers and missed free throws proved costly for Perry Central in a 56-49 boys basketball loss to Forest Park Saturday.

  • COLUMN: Democrat walkout jeopardizes important legislation for Hoosiers

    By STEVE DAVISSON, District 73 State Representative

    The start of the 2012 session has been a tumultuous one to say the least. For the second session in a row, the House Democrats failed to show up to the House Chamber on account of the controversial right-to-work bill. Without a Democratic presence, the House Republicans were unable to begin conducting the business we were elected to do – a job that the House Democrats seem to have forgotten.