Today's News

  • Kaiser wins frosh-soph race

    ZIONSVILLE—Nate Kaiser won the freshman-sophomore boys race to lead Tell City to fifth place among 15 teams in that division at Zionsville’s boys cross country invitational Saturday.

  • Graham 2nd at Boonville

    BOONVILLE—Marcus Graham placed second in 16:30 to lead Perry Central in Boonville’s boys cross country invitational Saturday.
    Other Perry Central finishers were John Bashor, 23rd in 18:32; Dylan Hubert, 50th in 19:40; and Steven Beckman, 77th in 21:20.
    Those four were the only ones listed on the official results, so no team score was listed for the Commodores.
    However, Perry Central Coach Jason Barnett said he had seven runners finish, more than the required five for a team score.

  • PC must deal with Forest Park’s blitzes

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Stopping Forest Park’s blitzes will be a key for Perry Central when they meet in football Friday at 6:30 p.m.
    “They bring a lot of pressure - we’ll have to be ready for that,” said Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson.
    The 0-1 Rangers’ base defense is a 4-4. They will use man-to-man coverage in the secondary at times and sometimes play a three-man zone back there.

  • Typical Patriots tough opponent for Tell City

    Sports Editor

    LINCOLN CITY—Tell City will visit a typical Heritage Hills football team Friday at 7 p.m.
    The 1-0 Patriots operate “primarily out of the wishbone (offense),” said Tell City Coach Josh Teague. “They all swarm to the ball well on defense. Their team speed is good.”
    He said Matthew Graham, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound senior, and Ethan Griepenstroh, a 5-9, 165-pound senior, are their top running backs.

  • Tell City boys win 22-team Border Clash

    OWENSBORO, Ky.—Tell City placed four runners in the top 12 as it won the 22-team Border Clash boys cross country meet Tuesday.

  • Smith leads Tell City past Perry Central

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Nick Smith had never played football before last season, when he started at center as a sophomore for Tell City’s varsity.
    This year he has been switched to running back. After one JV game, that move appears to be a success.
    He scored on three long plays in the fourth quarter as Tell City overtook Perry Central for a 34-24 JV victory Monday.
    Perry Central built a 24-8 lead when Josh Smith returned an interception 99 yards for a touchdown with 4:37 left in the third quarter.

  • Indiana’s teacher evaluations not working

    As we have seen with the continuing struggle to replace the hated ISTEP, members of the Indiana education establishment has difficulty with the whole testing concept — what to test, how to test it, what to do with the results.

    Now it appears they even have trouble testing the teachers who give the tests. Indiana lawmakers put the a statewide evaluation system in place in 2011 with the goal of raising expectations for teachers to keep improving their performance. It was also supposed to identify teachers in need of improvement or removal from the classroom.

  • Helping hands guide United Way’s fundraising efforts

    TELL CITY – Three sets of hands are at the helm of this year’s United Way of Perry County fundraising campaign.

    The community-based organization is launching its 2016 effort to raise $130,000, but hope to increase that amount to around $150,000 though a matching program. Money raised this fall through pledges will fund a range of community services provided by nearly 20 groups.

  • Gibson Southern blanks Tell City

    FORT BRANCH—Gibson Southern won every match in straight sets to beat Tell City 5-0 in PAC boys tennis Thursday.
    Tell City’s Jackson Ramsey and Davin Tran played a close first set in No. 1 doubles, losing to Casey Nurrenbern and Derek Lynn 7-5. The Gibson Southern duo went on to win 6-2 in the second set.
    Gibson Southern won all but three games in singles.
    Jarrett Klusmeier beat Chandler Lacy 6-1, 6-1 in No. 1, Daniel Knapp shut out Blaze Brumfield 6-0, 6-0 in No. 2, and Gavin Graper defeated Neal Hollinden 6-0, 6-1 in No. 3.

  • Olympics should inspire older athletes

    I remember when I marveled at athletes in their early 30s who were still playing softball for winning teams.
    Then later I saw men’s, women’s and coed teams win tourneys with outfielders in their 40s.
    But most of the sports in the Summer Olympics, such as swimming and track, are ones where athletes are generally done by the time they reach 30.
    And in women’s gymnastics age 23 is ancient. Ten of the last 11 all-around champions in the Olympics were teenagers and the other one was 20.