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Today's News

  • Evansville Memorial beats Tell City

    EVANSVILLE - Evansville Memorial used strong serve reception to beat Tell City 25-12, 25-11, 25-15 in volleyball Tuesday.

    Tell City managed only one ace serve, by Paige Gelarden, in the match.

    Lauren Goffinet and Elizabeth Kohnert each made seven kills for Tell City. Julie Davis had 15 assists.

    Goffinet also led the Marksmen with seven digs and Gelarden added six.

    Brittney Harth made a team-high three blocks.

    Memorial won the junior varsity match 25-15, 25-8.

    Individual statistics were not available for the JV match.

  • Commodores fall to Corydon

    CORYDON - Megan Hedinger and Jessica Huber each made eight kills but Perry Central lost to Corydon 25-15, 25-17, 25-21 in volleyball Tuesday.

    Huber went 18 for 22 spiking overall and Hedinger went 17 for 20.

    Sloan Harpenau had 10 assists and Tessa Lynch added seven.

    Huber and Hilarie Hahus each made six digs and Harpenau added five.

    The Commodores had strong serving, with their top three servers combining to miss only one serve.

    Brittney Overstreet served three aces for the Commodores.

    Corydon won the junior varsity match 25-23, 25-21.

  • Tell City 3rd at Clarksville

    CLARKSVILLE - Alex Fenn and Jordan Alvey placed fourth to lead Tell City to third place in the 15-team Clarksville invitational hokum karem boys cross country meet Tuesday.

    In a hokum karem meet two boys form a relay to each run a one-mile loop three times. The top three duos from each school then form their team's score.

    Fenn and Alvey completed their six-mile relay in 32:02.

    "That's a really good time," said Tell City Coach Chris Hollinden. "That's better than any time we've ever had here (in three years). I think our previous best was 32:50.

  • St. Luke's future brightens

    St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Cannelton has unveiled its new Web site, www.stlukes.indydio.org.

    This Web site has been set up by members of the congregation and hosted at no charge by the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis. It features a brief history of the church building, pictures of the structure and a bit about the congregation members that frequent there.

  • Finding humility in buried letters

    The two letters were the first I've written that I'm quite confident won't be read until after I'm dead. That prompted a bit of soul searching last week about how I want to be remembered by relatives and even the person who may be filling space on this page in 50 years.

    The two letters went into the sesquicentennial time capsule buried Monday evening in City Hall Park and were among hundreds of items squirreled away in concrete vaults that won't see the light of day until 2058. The ceremony was a cap of sorts of Tell City's sesquicentennial.

  • Nation's legal drinking age should stay at 21

    College presidents from about 100 of the nation's top universities are calling for lawmakers to consider lowering the drinking age from 21 to 18, the Associated Press reported last week. However, their arguments in support of that position seem flawed.

    "This is a law that is routinely evaded," John McCardell, former president of Middlebury College told AP writer Justin Pope. "It is a law that the people at whom it is directed believe is unjust and unfair and discriminatory."

  • Perry Central falls to Orleans

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central had good digging numbers but lost to Orleans 25-16, 25-19, 25-27, 25-19 in PLAC volleyball Thursday.

    Hilarie Hahus made 10 digs for the Commodores. Sloan Harpenau added nine and Jessica Huber and Alex Bashor each made eight.

    Jessica Huber made eight kills, Megan Hedinger six, Kyla Edwards three, and Molly Harth two.

    However, those four combined to hit 15 spikes out of bounds.

    The Commodores also had some serving problems, with their top three servers combining for seven bad serves.

  • Bad passes hurt Tell City in loss

    HUNTINGBURG - Tell City made good serve receptions only 33 percent of the time in a 25-12, 25-11, 25-15 PAC volleyball loss to Southridge Thursday.

    "It was just one of those nights we could not get the ball to the setter," said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes.

    "And our serving percentage was only 75 percent tonight. We just could not get things going."

    Elizabeth Kohnert led Tell City with five kills and Brittney Harth made two blocks.

    Paige Gelarden made 10 digs and Leslie Poole and Julie Davis each added seven.

  • Heritage Hills nips Tell City

    TELL CITY - Tell City's game-tying goal was disallowed, allowing Heritage Hills to escape with a 3-2 win in junior varsity soccer Thursday.

    Tell City led 2-1 after Heritage Hills accidentally booted the ball into Tell City's goal with 21:48 left.

    But Heritage Hills scored two goals in the next 2:40 - one on a penalty kick after a Tell City foul in Heritage Hills' box - to take a 3-2 lead.

  • TC girls team lacks depth

    TELL CITY - Tell City's girls cross country team has some strong runners but has little margin for error, as there are only six girls on the team.

    The Marksmen started last season with 13 girls but graduated three seniors and brought in only one freshman this year.

    And their top runner from last year, Sidney Strobel, has moved to Harrison.

    This is the second time in three years the Marksmen have had a star runner move away after her freshman season.