Today's News

  • Distance runners help PC boys to title

    LEOPOLD—Michael Ernst won the 800-meter run and 3200 relay to lead Perry Central to the PLAC boys track title Friday.

    The Commodores scored 141 points, 24 more than runner-up Paoli.

    The Commodores scored 41 percent of their points in four distance races.

    Ernst won the 800 in 2:03.58 and teammate Ian Bashor placed third in 2:11.53.

    “It came down to the kick at the end, and Michael outkicked the kid (runner-up David Burger of Mitchell),” said Perry Central Coach Jason Barnett.

  • PC girls 2nd in PLAC

    LEOPOLD—Jessica Huber and Arika Kemp each won two individual races to lead Perry Central to second place in the PLAC girls track meet Friday.

    Mitchell edged the Commodores 151-144, ending Perry Central’s string of 14 consecutive conference titles.

    The Bluejackets won all four field events, outscoring Perry Central 60-13 in those events.

    Huber won the 300-meter low hurdles in 49.84 seconds, the Commodores’ fastest time in that event in the last seven years.

    She won the 100 intermediate hurdles in 16.81.

  • Tell City amasses 25 hits in beating Raiders, Pats

    HUNTINGBURG—Kyle Osborne went 3 for 3 with three RBIs as Tell City slugged Southridge 10-2 in PAC baseball Thursday.

    Osborne had two doubles among his hits.

    After returning at mid-game from and out-of-town funeral, Mike Maddle added a double and a single to Tell City’s 13-hit attack and drove in two runs.

    Trent Gunn also had a double and a single and drove in one run.

  • PC powers way past Orleans

    ORLEANS—Perry Central hit three home runs to beat Orleans 5-3 in baseball Thursday.

    Seth Raetz hit a two-run homer in the third inning after a walk to Andrew Harpenau.

    Ryan Hanan and T.J. Lamon added solo shots in the fourth and fifth innings, respectively.

    Clint Cassidy doubled home the Commodores’ other run in the third inning after Austin Hauser reached base on an error.

    Lamon and Ryan Kessens each had two of Perry Central’s eight hits for the game.

  • Softball sectional pairings drawn

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central drew a first-round bye while Tell City will play a first-round game on Memorial Day in the Forest Park Class 2A girls softball sectional.

    Sectional drawings were announced by the IHSAA Thursday.

    In the six-team Forest Park sectional Tell City will take on the host team at 5 p.m. (all times listed are Perry County times) Monday, May 25.

    That will be followed by Mater Dei vs. South Spencer at approximately 6:45 p.m.

  • Boonville defeats Marksmen

    BOONVILLE—Boonville, ranked fifth in the state in Class 3A, held Tell City to two hits and beat the Marksmen 5-1 in girls softball Thursday.

    Singles by Lauren Goffinet in the first inning and Sydney Grass in the third were the Marksmen’s only hits.

    Paige Gelarden hit a sacrifice bunt to move Grass to second base.

    She advanced to third on a passed ball and scored on Boonville’s only error of the game.

    Josalyn Ress pitched a seven-hitter for Tell City. She struck out nine and walked one.

  • Tell City second in triangular match

    BOONVILLE—Corey Young shot a 4-over-par 39 for medalist honors as Tell City finished second in a three-team boys golf match Wednesday.

    Host Boonville won with 172 strokes on the Quail Crossing course. Tell City shot 186 and Princeton 196.

    Young birdied the par-4 No. 2 hole.

    Other Tell City scorers were Alex Cole with a 44, Vic Schutzius 50, and Jake Roland 53.

    Logan Bolin was the Marksmen’s fifth man with a 55.

    Tell City lost to South Spencer 187-202 at Rockport’s Lakewood Country Club Tuesday.

  • Perry Central third in quadrangular

    SANTA CLAUS—Zach Graves shot a 3-over-par 39 to lead Perry Central to third place in a four-team boys golf match Thursday.

    Jasper won with 156 strokes. Southridge  shot 170, Perry Central 174, and Forest Park 176.

    Graves birdied the par-5 No. 4 hole.

    Other Perry Central scorers included Charlie Weatherholt with a 42 and Brad Douglas 45.

    Logan Shearn and Jonathan Flamion each shot a 48 to tie for the Commodores’ fourth scorer.

    Reuben A. Schwartz was their sixth man with a 54.

  • Waters recede from Indiana 66

    PERRY COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation announced Friday morning that portions of Indiana 66 between Rocky Point and Derby and from Derby to Sulphur have reopened.

    High water had closed the roads for several days.


  • We can't afford to forget the purpose of Memorial Day

    Memorial Day is approaching and we hope Perry Countians will commit a portion of the long weekend to recalling the heroism of the men and women who gave their lives in service to our land.

    Unfortunately, Memorial Day risks being crowded out by so many other activities: graduations, vacations, even auto racing. We know the first summer holiday is a busy time for everyone, but we encourage individuals and families to honor fallen and living veterans.