Today's News

  • Davis tries out for U.S. 12-U team

    CARY, N.C.—Perry Central sixth grader Reece Davis tried out for USA Baseball’s 2015 age-12-and-under national team Aug. 27-31.

  • Tecumseh defeats Marksmen in PAC volleyball

    LYNNVILLE—Alicia Webb made 18 kills as Tecumseh beat Tell City 28-26, 25-21, 25-18 in PAC volleyball Thursday.
    Emma Kohnert match Webb’s 18 kills for Tell City and Mary Steen added five.
    Natalie Peter had 20 assists.
    Cassie Bryant made 10 digs. Kohnert and Brenee Leibering each made one block.
    Tell City is 0-5 in the PAC.
    Tell City won the JV match 25-21, 25-15 as Morgan Schuetter made five kills and served six points.

  • IHSAA needs two classes for cross country

    The Eagle Classic cross country invitational at Brown County is generally considered the semistate preview.
    Since that is the site where the semistate will also be held, most teams serious about trying to make a good showing in the semistate compete in the Eagle Classic.
    Tell City and Perry Central have run in it for several years and this year Tell City’s boys team came home with a first-place trophy. So that means the Marksmen are the favorites to win the semistate, right?
    Not quite.

  • Marksmen improve to 6-1 in PAC

    REO—Tell City lost only five total games as it beat South Spencer 5-0 in PAC boys tennis Thursday.
    The Marksmen, 6-1 in the PAC and 8-2 in dual matches overall, can clinch at least a share of the PAC title if they beat Southridge at Tell City Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.
    South Spencer had only four boys on its team, so it forfeited the No. 3 singles and No. 2 doubles matches.
    The Marksmen dominated the two singles matches that were played. Jake Swihart defeated Kyle Market 6-0, 6-1 in No. 1 and Zach Fisher beat Nick Sibrel by the same score in No. 2.

  • Commodores spike Boonville

    BOONVILLE—Brittany Parker was the shortest player on Perry Central’s girls basketball team last year but led the team in rebounding. So it should be no surprise that she has led the volleyball Commodores in kills several matches this season.
    She made 12 kills on 28 for 30 hitting overall as the Commodores beat Boonville 26-24, 25-18, 25-11 Thursday to improve to 16-5.
    Maddie Hubert added nine kills, Jordan Sprinkle eight, and Grace James seven. James had 25 assists.

  • Turnovers costly to Tell City in 35-21 loss

    Sports Correspondent

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s four turnovers resulted in 20 points for Boonville as the Marksmen lost 35-21 in football Friday night.
    Tell City scored on its opening possession that started at the Marksmen 40. C.J. Rowe had two runs of 21 and 15 yards on the 10-play drive. Elliott Brown rushed eight times for 24 yards including a 4-yard touchdown.
    After the two teams exchanged punts, Boonville’s Lane Kirkland capped a 65-yard drive with a quarterback sneak for 1-yard touchdown.

  • Braves outscore Perry Central

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central racked up 595 yards of total offense but it wasn’t enough in a 50-43 football loss to Tecumseh Friday.
    In a game that will never be mistaken for a defensive battle, the teams combined for 1,075 total yards and 14 touchdowns. Each had over 200 yards rushing and over 200 passing.

  • COLUMN: School bus safety tips

    Guest Columnist

    Even though the school year is well under way, it is always important to remind our children about school bus safety. As a father of four boys and a licensed school bus driver who helps drive students to field trips and athletic events, I think about this topic often. I recently came across tips for school bus safety from the Indiana State Police, and I thought that I would share some with you this week.

  • COLUMN: The man trying to keep Cannelton Schools alive


    Alva Sibbitt and I had breakfast a couple of weeks ago. We talked about a lot of things over the course of an hour. The focus was on his work as Cannelton City Schools superintendent.

  • EDITORIAL: Get on board the Indiana Bicentennial Train

    Henry Ford famously said, “History is bunk.” But most leaders in any walk of life feel history is important because it is what makes the present and lessons from it can be used to guide our future.

    With Indiana’s bicentennial coming up in 2016, many groups, including one here in Perry County, have begun planning several worthwhile events that will help us reflect on our state’s history.

    Naturally the Indiana Historical Society is getting involved in planning for the bicentennial, as well.