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  • Meth looms large in abuse, neglect cases

    Child-services workers cite impact on children

    Editor's Note: This is the first in a two-part story written in observance of National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

    PERRY COUNTY - Dirty homes and physical and sexual abuse are problems some children here have to contend with, "but the biggest thing we're seeing is the meth issue," said Amy Tempel, supervisor for the Perry County office of the Indiana Department of Child Services.

  • McClintic plays good floor game in HBCA

    EVANSVILLE - Her shooting was rusty but the other parts of Kara McClintic's game were strong in the Hoosier Basketball Coaches Association's girls all-star game Sunday.

    The Tell City senior started at point guard for the West team and had six assists, five rebounds, two steals and one blocked shot in 27 minutes of action.

    Her first assist was probably her best, a nice thread-the-needle pass to Northeast Dubois star Allie Matheis for a wide open layup.

    McClintic had two assists in the last 50 seconds of the first half to help the West build a 45-38 halftime lead.

  • Perry Central outshoots Tell City, Jasper Monday

    ENGLISH - Zach Graves shot a 4-over-par 44 for medalist honors as Perry Central won a boys triangular golf match Monday.

    Perry Central shot 177 strokes, Jasper 181, and Tell City 196. Jasper did not bring its top five golfers, though it was scheduled as a varsity match.

    Graves birdied the par-4 No. 4 hole.

    Besides Graves, Perry Central scorers were Charles Weatherholt with a 44, Zach Rogier 46, and Travis Goffinet 47.

    Anthony Rennie, who shot a 48, and Logan Shearn, 52, also played for the Commodores.

  • PC loses two PLAC games

    LEOPOLD - Paoli scored two runs in the eighth inning to beat Perry Central 12-10 in PLAC girls softball Monday.

    Perry Central had tied the score 10-10 in the bottom of the seventh on Cassy Schaad's two-run double.

    That was the Commodores' first runs since the first inning, when they scored eight as Schaad hit a double and a single. She went 3 for 5 with four RBIs.

    Ashley Brown also went 3 for 5 for the Commodores. Hilarie Hahus went 2 for 3 plus walked once and was hit by a pitch once. Morgan Gibson drove in two runs.

  • Bulldogs lose three games

    MONTGOMERY - Barr-Reeve escaped a bases-loaded situation in the seventh inning to beat Cannelton 5-2 in baseball Monday.

    Cannelton loaded the bases with one out in the seventh, bringing the potential winning run to the plate.

    But two fly balls followed (the first too shallow for the runner from third to tag up and score), ending the game.

    Stephen Lane and Justin Dooley each went 2 for 4 to lead Cannelton's six-hit attack.

    Lane pitched a complete game, giving up eight hits and two walks and striking out three.

  • Huber sets 3 records in Dubois invitational

    DUBOIS - Nick Huber broke three school records and two meet records as he led Perry Central to third place in Northeast Dubois' boys track invitational Tuesday.

    Northeast Dubois won the seven-team meet with 166 points. Perry Central scored 108.

    Huber cleared 6 feet, 6 inches to win the high jump, breaking the school record of 6-5 he previously shared with Loyd Jobe.

    Huber won the 110-meter high hurdles in 14.50 seconds, breaking his own school record of 14.57 and the meet record of 15.06 set by Jeff Higdon in 1990.

  • TC goes 2-2 in tourney

    HAWESVILLE, Ky. - Lauren Roberts pitched a five-hit shutout as Tell City beat Webster County 6-0 Saturday morning in its second pool game of Hancock County's girls softball tourney.

    The Marksmen, who had beaten Owensboro Friday, lost their last two games, 10-2 to Hancock County and 9-8 in eight innings to Ohio County, to finish 2-2 in the tourney.

    Roberts struck out four and walked two against Webster County.

    Her teammates backed her with eight hits. Casi Hay hit a single and a double and Lauren Goffinet also had two hits.

  • Mitchell rallies to defeat PC

    LEOPOLD - Mitchell broke open a pitchers' duel with six runs in the sixth inning to beat Perry Central 6-2 in PLAC baseball Monday.

    Perry Central left-hander Wes Linette and Mitchell's Steve Tomlinson matched scoreless innings until the sixth.

    Linette struck out the first batter he faced in the sixth. Then "I think he got a little tired," said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume.

    The next four batters singled, walked, singled and walked to get the big inning started. Linette was relieved by Andrew Harpenau before the inning was over.

  • Marksmen overtake Bears in bottom of 7th

    TELL CITY - Tell City rallied for four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat Evansville Central 7-6 in baseball Tuesday.

    Central had led from the first inning and appeared to be in good shape after scoring a run in the top of the seventh on a walk, a stolen base and a single to increase its lead to 6-3.

    But in the bottom of the seventh Tell City loaded the bases with one out on walks to Andy Chinn and Jordan Rhodes sandwiched around a bloop single to right field by Cody Pfeifer.

  • TC musicians earn gold, silver ratings in contests

    TELL CITY - As Tell City High School musicians exited the sight-reading portion of a concert-band competition Saturday, a judge "said that he'd just heard the most musical performance of the weekend so far," Tell City High School Music Director Barry Reasoner told his students.