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Today's News

  • Extend a hand, help a neighbor

    It's finally arrived. Spring. While it's technically been with us for more than a month, the weather is finally providing the warmer temperatures and bright-blue skies we've needed to bring us out of the winter blues.

    And with this beautiful weather come blooming trees and flowers and, of course, growing grass needing mowed. Perry County has an abundance of natural beauty, both out in the county and in our own communities and it can only stay beautiful with some help.

  • No lawman's badge for me

    Several people offered comments on a recent column on jobs I could have been doing had I not been working at a newspaper.

    Most shared their own vocational journeys and the ups and downs many of us have experienced in finding our places in the world.

    One man told me he often wonders what kind of life he would have enjoyed had he entered college. The guy has a good-paying "factory" job but was a wiz at math and science in high school and admits he would have had other opportunities with a college degree.

  • PC nips Orleans in 8

    LEOPOLD—Tony Backer drove in the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning as Perry Central edged Orleans 7-6 in PLAC baseball Wednesday.

    With the score tied 6-6, Austin Hauser led off the bottom of the eighth by getting hit by a pitch.

    T.J. Lamon sacrificed him to second and Clint Cassidy was then intentionally walked.

    Backer followed with a single to left-center field to score Hauser with the winning run.

    That was the Commodores’ only lead of the game. They fell behind 5-2 in the first three innings.

  • Tell City edges Rebels in extra-inning slugfest

    TELL CITY—Tell City scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to beat South Spencer 13-12 in baseball Wednesday.

    The game featured 27 hits, including seven doubles and four home runs.

    “It had a little bit of everything,” said Tell City Coach Mark Wahl. “It was one of those nights where anything was possible.”

    Tell City jumped to a 6-0 lead in the first four innings only to see the Rebels score five runs in the top of the fifth, with the help of a Tell City error, to get back in the game.

  • Tell City loses 2 PAC games

    LINCOLN CITY—Heritage Hills scored an unearned run on a two-out error in the fifth inning to beat Tell City 2-1 in PAC girls softball Wednesday.

    Tell City tied the score 1-1 with a run in the fifth inning on singles by Hana Reed and Courtney Cain and a double by Sydney Grass.

    But the Marksmen were unable to score again despite outhitting the Patriots 7-6.

    Reed and Lauren Goffinet each had two hits for the Marksmen.

    Josalyn Ress pitched a complete game for Tell City to take the loss. She struck out five and walked one.

  • Trojans edge PC on tie-breaker

    SANTA CLAUS—Wood Memorial beat Perry Central on a fifth-man tie-breaker for first place in a boys triangular golf match Thursday.

    Perry Central and Wood Memorial each shot 178 and Forest Park was third with 193.

    Reuben A. Schwartz was Perry Central’s fifth man with a 53 while Wood Memorial’s fifth man shot 46.

    Perry Central senior Zach Graves shot a 3-over-par 39 for medalist honors.

    He birdied two holes but shot a triple bogey on the par-5 No. 7 hole after hitting a shot out of bounds.

  • Fenn wins 3200, Piper wins shot put in Evansville meet

    EVANSVILLE—Tell City’s Alex Fenn and Perry Central’s Robbie Piper each won one event in the Evansville Invitational boys track meet Friday.

    No team scores were kept in the meet. Most teams took just several of their top athletes to the meet to see how they fare against other top stars from southwestern Indiana.

    Fenn set a personal record as he won the 3200-meter run in 10:03.

    Piper won the shot put with a 51-foot-11 throw.

  • James siblings win discus titles

    MARENGO—Cannelton’s T.J. and Sammie James won discus titles and each placed second in the shot put in a triangular track meet with Crawford County and Orleans Thursday.

    T.J. James won the boys discus title with a 134-foot-1 throw.

    He threw the shot 38 feet, 7 inches, just one inch short of  a Crawford County  boy’s winning throw.

    Sammie James, T.J.’s freshman sister, won the girls discus title with a 93-foot-6 throw.

  • PC rips Springs Valley

    LEOPOLD—Kristi Brumfield pitched a three-hitter as Perry Central crushed Springs Valley 11-1 in PLAC girls softball Wednesday.

    Brumfield struck out nine and walked only one in the five-inning game.

    “We played a really good ball game,” said Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson. “We hit the ball well, ran the bases well, and we had good pitching.”

    Emily Tempel and Cassy Schaad each had two of Perry Central’s eight hits.

  • TC 2nd, PC 3rd in tri-meet

    LEOPOLD—Elizabeth Kohnert won both jumps to lead Tell City to second place in a girls triangular track meet Thursday.

    Forest Park won with 86 points. Tell City scored 44 and Perry Central 36.

    Kohnert won the long jump at 15 feet, 91⁄2 inches and the high jump by clearing 4 feet, 10 inches.

    She placed third in the 400-meter dash in 1:06.94.

    Kayla Galloway won the discus with a personal-record 102-foot-101⁄2 throw, giving the Marksmen first place in three of the four field events they compete in.