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Today's News

  • Commodores win tourney

    REO—Clint Cassidy had nine points and 14 rebounds as Perry Central beat Heritage Hills 31-30 in double overtime to win South Spencer’s junior varsity boys basketball tourney Saturday.

    Cassidy hit 1 of 2 free throws with three seconds left in the second overtime to seal the win.

    Andrew Harpenau added eight points and six rebounds for the 7-0 Commodores. Jacob Schwartz had seven points and five rebounds.

  • Perry Central holds off Springs Valley

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central played with intensity and defeated Springs Valley 48-43 in Patoka Lake Athletic Conference boys basketball Friday.  

    Perry Central Coach Matt Carter said, “This is the best we have played for four quarters.

    “We shot over 50 percent from the floor (16 for 30 for 53.3 percent), got 15 steals, and made them turn it over 22 times.”

    The Blackhawks hit 19 for 39 from the floor for 48.7 percent.

    Perry Central jumped to leads of 11-0 and 15-3 in the first 3:05 using a full-court press to force six turnovers.

  • Marksmen go cold in second half of loss

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s shooting and ball-handling went cold in the second half as the Marksmen lost to Tecumseh 50-49 in PAC boys basketball Friday.

    The Marksmen led 37-25 two minutes into the second half after Andy Chinn made his third three-point basket of the game.

    They hit 13 of 24 shots from the field and committed only four turnovers in the first half. They never trailed in the second quarter.

    They hit only 7 of 19 from the field and committed 12 turnovers in the second half, though.

  • Tall Bethel Christian too much for Bulldogs

    McDANIELS, Ky.—Cannelton hit just 27 percent from the field in an 83-53 boys basketball loss to Bethel Christian Academy Friday.

    The Bulldogs had to battle against taller players who were able to block passes and grab rebounds.

    “In the first quarter, we played scared,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.  “We didn’t attack Bosko Ogneouski or their shooter, J.J. Holland.”

  • Tell City girls fall short to Braves in overtime

    TELL CITY—A lack of inside shots hurt Tell City in a 62-55 overtime PAC girls basketball loss to Tecumseh Thursday.

    “We had openings in their zone but we didn’t fill those openings,” said Tell City assistant coach Bill Alvey.

    And Coach John Lyons noted, “We only had one offensive-rebound put-back.”

    Still the Marksmen had the ball with the game tied 47-47 with 12 seconds left in regulation.

    They got a decent shot but missed it. They also missed a hurried rebound shot before the buzzer.

  • Tunovers costly to PC girls in loss to Orleans

    ORLEANS—Perry Central committed 21 turnovers in a 35-29 PLAC girls basketball loss to Orleans Thursday.

    “We looked like a team that has practiced only one time in a week (due to being out of school the previous two  days because of bad weather),” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson.

    “Our passing was not very good,” he added. “I’d say half our turnovers were unforced—their pressure didn’t bother us.

    “A lot of times we made mistakes in the open court.”

  • Monopoly winners take fight to court

    TELL CITY – Two Perry County residents fighting over a jackpot won through a fast-food version of the board game Monopoly has Judge Lucy Goffinet holding the dice in a suit over who will collect $100,000.

    A complaint was filed Dec. 4 by Cassandra Litherland, 20, of 619 22nd St., against Randy Howell of 11872 Deer Creek Road.

  • Vision of angels
  • Principal gets 2-year contract

    TELL CITY - Members of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board voted in a regular meeting Dec. 9 to make Junior High Principal Brad Ramsey's job permanent, and cemented the action with a two-year contract.

    Ramsey was named in June to replace Chad Schenck, who had resigned as principal at Tell City Junior High School.

  • TC officers to keep 12-hour shifts

    TELL CITY - Tell City's police officers have adjusted well to 12-hour shifts implemented in late summer, the department's chief said last week in a request to make the change permanent.

    "The guys like it and it's lived up to, even exceeded, all my expectations," Police Chief Greg Hendershot said at the Dec. 15 meeting of the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety.