Today's News

  • Tell City rallies past Wildcats to advance to sectional finals

    BRETZVILLE—Tell City rallied for five runs in the sixth inning and beat Mater Dei 5-4 in the Class 2A girls softball sectional semifinals Wednesday.

    The Marksmen thus advanced to the championship game for the first time since 1996. They have won two games in the sectional this year after winning only two in the previous 13 years combined.

    The Marksmen trailed 2-0 entering the sixth inning. But they started that inning with singles by Hana Reed and Courtney Cain.

  • Marksmen outscore PC

    TELL CITY—Two-out rallies propelled Tell City to an early lead as the Marksmen beat Perry Central 10-6 in first-round Class 2A baseball sectional action Thursday.

    Perry Central starter Andrew Harpenau retired the Marksmen’s first two batters of the first inning.

    But consecutive doubles by Mike Maddle, Trent Gunn and Kyle Osborne and a single by Jordan Rhodes followed, staking the Marksmen to a 3-0 lead.

  • Piper is regional champ

    EVANSVILLE—Perry Central senior Robbie Piper won the shot put and teammate Michael Ernst placed third in the 800-meter run at the IHSAA boys track regional Thursday.

    The top three finishers in each event qualified for the state meet and the top eight scored.

    Piper had been seeded first in the shot put in the Jasper sectional but finished second there with a 51-foot-2 throw.

    Yet he won the regional by 83⁄4 inches with a 50-foot-101⁄4 throw.

  • Rangers rip Tell City

    TELL CITY—Forest Park’s baseball team is ranked No. 1 in the state in Class 2A and looked the part in beating Tell City 15-3 in the sectional semifinals Friday.

    The Rangers jumped to a 10-0 lead in the first 21⁄2 innings on 10 hits (including five for extra bases), three walks and two Tell City errors.

    “They were just better than us, and they played a nice, tight ballgame,” said Tell City Coach Mark Wahl. “They’re the type of team we’re trying to become.”

  • Braves' hit barrage blasts Bulldogs

    LYNNVILLE—Tecumseh had 21 hits, including nine for extra bases, as it beat Cannelton 16-3 in the first round of the Class A baseball sectional Friday.

    Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett called the Braves “the best team we’ve faced by far. They killed the ball. Everything they hit was hard.

    “And they make the plays. They field ground balls well and run the bases well—they’re pretty fundamentally sound.

    “They should get to the semistate at least.”

  • Vikings stop Perry Central

    BRETZVILLE—Shelley Schmitt threw a no-hitter as North Posey beat Perry Central 19-0 in the Class 2A girls softball sectional semifinals Wednesday.

    Schmitt walked two and struck out 12 in the game, which ended in five innings by the 10-run rule.

    Both the walks came in the first inning, and both runners advanced a base on a passed ball.

    With one out, Cassy Schaad tried to score on Kristi Brumfield’s ground ball to the left side but was thrown out at the plate.

    The Commodores never had another runner reach base.

  • Jeeps pull away from Cannelton

    OAKLAND CITY—Northeast Dubois scored six runs in the fourth inning to pull away from Cannelton and beat the Bulldogs 11-1 in the first round of the Class A girls softball sectional Friday.

    Cannelton took an early 1-0 lead and trailed only 2-1 before the Jeeps’ big fourth inning, which included a two-run triple by Taylor Hasenour.

    Cannelton had just one hit for the game but took advantage of it and the Jeeps’ only error to score a run.

    Sarah Powers reached second base on an error by the center fielder in the first inning.

  • Energy-bill supporters, opponents debate

    TELL CITY - The chief of Tell City's Electric Department sent a notice to customers May 4 saying an energy bill being considered by Congress would hurt them financially. Members of two organizations advocating the legislation's passage visited The News May 21, and said bills will likely rise a lot less than utilities are projecting.

    And although the legislation, more than 900 pages long, contains flaws, "it's a significant step in the right direction" said LuCinda Hohmann, Midwest field organizer for Environment America,

  • Local jobless rate near state average

    TELL CITY - Perry County's unemployment rate dropped slightly in April, state statistics show, matching an even smaller decline statewide.

    The percentage of Perry County workers unemployed in April stood at 10 percent, down from 10.4 percent in March but more than double the 4-percent jobless rate in April 2008. An estimated 990 men and women in the county's 9,222-person work force were out of jobs in April, down from 1,028 in March.

  • Today's lesson: Fun