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Today's News

  • Commodore boys 6th in Martinsville meet

    MARTINSVILLE—Competing against some of the top teams in the state, Perry Central placed all its scorers in the top 40 to finish sixth in a 15-team boys cross country invitational Saturday.

    “We had a pretty good day,” said Perry Central Coach Jason Barnett. “We were only six points from fifth and nine points from fourth.

    “Martinsville was the only team from our semistate that beat us, and I was pleased with how we competed with them.

  • Titans, Patriots beat Tell City

    LINCOLN CITY—Heritage Hills won every match in straight sets to beat Tell City 5-0 in PAC boys tennis Tuesday.

    In a battle of two of the top young No. 1 singles players in the conference, Heritage Hills sophomore Dylan Anderson beat Tell City freshman Anjan Kashyab 6-1, 7-5.

    Zane Young defeated Greg Hollinden 6-2, 6-2 in No. 2 singles and Luke Zarnoth beat Chris Kohnert 6-1, 7-6 (7-3) in No. 3.

    Josh Hancock and Kyle Kaufman beat Mike Richmer and Trent Wheatley 6-3, 6-0 in No. 1 doubles.

  • PC goes 1-3 at Barr-Reeve

    MONTGOMERY—Jessica Huber made eight kills and six digs as Perry Central beat Princeton 25-20, 18-25, 15-12 in Barr-Reeve’s volleyball tourney Saturday.

    That was the Commodores’ only win of the day, as they earlier lost to Mater Dei 25-16, 25-16, to Wes-Del 25-12, 25-13, and to Linton-Stockton 25-21, 25-19.

    Victoria Lutgring added six kills and Megan Hedinger and Olivia Schroeder each made five against Princeton.

    Hedinger made four blocks and Ashley Gengelbach added three.

  • Patriots hold off Tell City

    TELL CITY—A few untimely mistakes hurt Tell City in a 23-25, 25-15, 18-25, 25-19, 15-4 PAC volleyball loss to Heritage Hills Tuesday.

    “It was probably the best match we’ve played,” said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes. “I felt like we hustled, set the right people, and the passing was there.”

    But an occasional serve-reception error or lack of communication hurt the Marksmen in the second- and fourth-game losses.

  • Cannelton goes 0-3 in Orleans tourney

    ORLEANS—Cannelton won only one game in three matches as the Bulldogs went 0-3 in Orleans’ volleyball tourney Saturday.

    No statistics were available for the Bulldogs. They are usually kept by players on the bench, but the Bulldogs took only 12 players and played varsity and junior varsity matches at the same time, so every Bulldog player was always on the court.

    The Bulldogs went 1-2 in the junior varsity tourney.

    They beat Crawford County 25-8, 25-13, lost to Trinity Lutheran in straight sets, and lost to Orleans 17-25, 25-20, 15-14.

  • Inconsistency plagues Marksmen

    TELL CITY—C.J. Fentress shot her best round of the season but Tell City lost to Boonville 236-246 in girls golf Tuesday.

    Fentress and Boonville’s Shelly Schneider each shot a 53 to tie for medalist honors.

    Fentress shot a 10 on the second hole but didn’t let it bother her. She came back with a birdie on the par-3 third hole.

    “She hit the ball very well today,” said Tell City Coach Jim Meek.

    Some other Tell City players who shot strong scores in their previous match had weak ones in this one, though.

  • Opposition arises over recovery center

    TELL CITY – Perry County commissioners listened at a regular meeting Wednesday to people opposed to the siting of a recovery home for substance abusers at 5150 Girl Scout Road. The opponents' message was clear: Yes, Perry County needs such a facility, but no, don't put it in our neighborhood.

  • Physicians ill at ease with health-care proposals

    TELL CITY – A group of physicians and other health-care professionals familiar with listening to medical symptoms offered their own diagnosis last week about proposed national health-care reform. They met last Monday at Perry County Memorial Hospital with U.S. Rep. Baron Hill, who as a leader of conservative Democrats, has been in the crossfire of the health-care reform debate.

  • Three injured in Thursday crash

    CANNELTON — Three people suffered minor injuries Thursday afternoon in a collision involving three vehicles at the intersection of Indiana 237 and Sparkle Road.

    According to Trooper Brent Hoover, Amy Poehlein of Cannelton was traveling north and failed to see that a vehicle traveling in the same direction in front of her, driven by Ashley M. Shephard of Cannelton, had stopped in order to turn onto Sparkle Road.

  • PC band offers outside-the-box performance

    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central Marching Commodores will perform a show they call "Boxed In" this year, which features "all original music written for us," Music Director Rob Cason said Friday.

    His 31 performers, only one of whom is a senior and over half of whom are seventh-graders, have performed at one football game so far, and "it went really well for being a very young group," he said. "It was better than our first game the last two years."