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  • Wolfpack, Trojans top PC

    LEOPOLD—Wood Memorial rallied for six runs in the last two innings to beat Perry Central 6-2 in girls softball Tuesday.

    Perry Central took a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning. Cassy Schaad singled, stole second base, and scored the first run on a throwing error.

    Kristi Brumfield hit a double to the fence to drive in the second run.

    Wood Memorial threatened in nearly every inning but was shut out until scoring four runs in the sixth to take the lead for good.

  • Goffinet PAC 1600 champ; TC finishes 5th

    FORT BRANCH—Tell City scored well in the distance races, including Sarah Goffinet’s winning the 1600-meter run, as the Marksmen finished fifth in the PAC girls track meet Tuesday.

    Forest Park won with 126 points, one more than runner-up Gibson Southern. Tell City scored 59.5.

    Goffinet ran the 1600 in 5:27.53, moving her past Tiffany Davis into fourth place on Tell City’s all-time honor roll for that event.

    Only Connie Howland, Katie Chinn and Sherri Luecke ever ran it faster.

  • Tell City loses 2 PAC matches

    TELL CITY—Tell City won the top two singles matches but Heritage Hills won the rest to beat the Marksmen 3-2 in PAC girls tennis Tuesday.

    Bethany Peter defeated Eva Brenner 6-1, 6-4 in No. 1 singles.

    Jenelle Clausen beat Kelley Pund 6-1, 6-1 in No. 2.

    Heritage Hills won the other matches in straight sets.

    Tell City also lost a PAC match at Pike Central 4-1 Saturday.

    Clausen was Tell City’s only winner in that match. She went three sets to beat Sheri Neukam 6-0, 4-6, 6-0.

  • Tell City 10th in golf invitational

    BOONVILLE—Corey Young shot a 6-over-par 77 to lead Tell City to 10th in the 12-team Warrick Invitational boys golf tourney at Quail Crossing Saturday.

    Tell City shot 373 to beat Tecumseh and North Posey and finish just one shot behind Bosse. Evansville Central won with 295 and Castle and Evansville Memorial each shot 305.

    Young finished 11th among 60 golfers with his best 18-hole score ever.

    He also shot his best nine-hole score ever, an even-par 36, on the back nine.

    He birdied the par-4 No. 10 hole and par-5 No. 18 hole.

  • Newton double winner in PAC

    MITCHELL—Alex Newton won two individual races and was part of a school-record-setting relay to lead Perry Central to third place in the PLAC junior high boys track meet Saturday.

    Newton won the 800-meter run in 2:18.38 and the 1600 in 4:58. He broke his own school record in the 1600 by one second.

    He teamed with Logan Dauby, Jacob Schank and Levi Hilgenhold to win the 1600 relay in 4:02, setting a school record.

    In the girls meet Cathryn Peter won the 1600 in 6:03 and Ashley Gengelbach had a second-place finish and two thirds as Perry Central placed second.

  • Cell phones, shhh!

    TELL CITY - Starting June 1, the Tell City-Perry County Public Library will start enforcing a new cell-phone policy.

    The policy, originating from a letter published by The Perry County News in February, in which a resident reported being disturbed by people talking on their cell phones in the library, requires patrons to turn off or put cell phones on vibrate while in the library and to take necessary phone calls in the foyer or outside.

  • Rising waters close Indiana 66 in Perry County

    VINCENNES – The Indiana Department of Transportation has updated its list of roadways closed because of high water. The closures will remain in effect until waters recede.

    The following sections of roadway have either been closed or INDOT is advising motorists to use caution around these areas of high water

    In Perry County, Indiana 66 from Indiana 166 at Rocky Point to Indiana 70 at Derby is closed.

    Indiana 66 from Derby to Sulphur is also closed because of high water.

  • County's schools on 'academic watch'

    PERRY COUNTY - All three of Perry County's school systems fell into the academic-watch category based on assessments of 2008 data under the state's Public Law 221, according to information released Wednesday.

    "I'm not making excuses," William Tell Elementary School Principal Laura Noble emphasized Thursday, "but it seems like every year we have two extreme scores that bring us down." For 2008 they were a 67-percent passing rate on third-grade-math Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress exams and a 66 percent in sixth-grade language arts, she said.

  • Biologist: Animals that attacked dog not wolves

    GATCHEL - An animal thought to have been among several that attacked a Perry County family's dog was  not a wolf or wolf hybrid, according to an Indiana State University biologist.

    "I boiled the skull last weekend and now have had time to examine it," John O. Whitaker Jr. wrote in an e-mail message to Jeff Thompson, wildlife biologist with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. "It is definitely dog; it was not a wolf, coyote or coydog."

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