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  • Birthdays April 11-17

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    April 11

  • Oakwood couple celebrates 60th

    Oakwood Health Campus residents Ben and Wandalea Varner celebrated their 60th Wedding anniversary recently with an open house hosted by the staff at Oakwood.

  • Several events postponed this week

    PERRY COUNTY—Several sports events involving Perry County teams Monday and Tuesday were rained out.
    Tell City’s home baseball game with Heritage Hills, postponed Tuesday, has been rescheduled for 4:30 p.m. April 25.
    Perry Central’s home baseball game with Corydon was also postponed Tuesday and has been rescheduled for this Friday at 4:30 p.m.

  • Wagner Butler’s MVP again

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City graduate Amanda Wagner was named the Most Valuable Performer on Butler University’s women’s swim team for the second year in a row at the team’s awards banquet Sunday.
    Wagner, a sophomore, turned in the second fastest 100-yard breaststroke time in Butler history as she placed fifth in the Big East Conference in that race in 1:05.54, only two-hundredths of a second from the school record.

  • TC girls 2nd in triangular

    HUNTINGBURG—Logan Flannagan won two individual events and a relay as Tell City placed second in a girls triangular track meet Tuesday.
    Southridge won with 80 points. Tell City scored 62 and Barr-Reeve 15.
    Flannagan won the 100-meter intermediate hurdles in 17.29 seconds and the 300 low hurdles in 49.55.
    She teamed with Katelyn Hughes, Emma Kohnert and Tori Payne to win the 400 relay in 53.83.
    Tell City also won both throwing events. Allison Hagan took the discus with an 88-foot-8 toss and Kassidie Hayes was second at 86-6.

  • PC girls outrun Cougars

    LEOPOLD—Hannah Harpenau won two individual events and a relay as Perry Central crushed North Harrison 88-39 in girls track Tuesday.
    Harpenau won the long jump at 14 feet, 101⁄2 inches and the 100-meter intermediate hurdles in 17.18.
    She teamed with Sarah Schlachter, Sarah Spires and Taysia Fulkerson to win the 400 relay in 55.96.
    Grace James, Marie Schwartz, Skylar Parker and Amber Lindauer won the 1600 relay in 4:43.4.

  • Orleans blanks Commodores

    ORLEANS—Perry Central had only two hits in a 9-0 PLAC basetball loss to Orleans Saturday.
    Perry Central Coach Phil Zellers said not being aggressive early in the count contributed to the Commodores’ hitting woes.
    “He started us with a first-pitch fastball most of the game and we didn’t take advantage of that.
    “Then we got behind in the count and had to swing at his junk. He had a pretty good curveball.”

  • PC whips Rebels twice

    ELIZABETH—Perry Central pounded 35 hits in 11 innings as it swept a girls softball doubleheader with South Central Saturday.
    The Commodores had 19 hits as they won the first game 19-2.
    Autumn Lain went 5 for 5 and Morgan Richardson 4 for 4 with two doubles.
    Sydney Goffinet added a homer and a single and Lea Harbaville and Madison Guillaume each also had two hits.
    Richardson, Goffinet, Lain, Lexi Aders and Casey James each drove in two runs.
    Every Perry Central starter but one had at least one RBI.

  • Cannelton sweeps two games with Crusaders

    CANNELTON—Bailey Maffia, Bryce Garrett, Jeff Kendall and Damon Powers combined for 17 RBIs as Cannelton swept a baseball doubleheader with Columbus Christian Saturday.
    Kendall drove in three runs with a single and a double as Cannelton won the first game 17-2.
    Kendall was the only Bulldog to have more than one hit in that game, but Maffia and Powers each drove in two runs with a double.
    The Bulldogs had eight hits but could have had more. “We hit the ball hard,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.

  • Tell City whips Raiders

    HUNTINGBURG—Elliott Brown, Donovan Ingle and Brennan Malone each won three events as Tell City overwhelmed Southridge 100-32 in boys track Tuesday.
    Brown won the 100-meter dash in 11.15 seconds. The school record, based on slower fully automatic timing, is 11.17 by Kyle Kessinger in 2008.
    Brown also won the 200 in 22.84 and teamed with Malcolm Lincoln, Nick Buchta and Reese Miller to win the 400 relay in 45.46.