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Today's News

  • Huber double winner in track regional

    EVANSVILLE - Perry Central senior Nick Huber won both hurdles races to lead Perry Central to a tie for eighth place in the IHSAA boys track regional Wednesday.

    He is Perry Central's first boys regional champion in any event and only the second Perry County athlete - boy or girl - to win more than one event in a regional. Tell City's Steve Smith won both hurdles events and the pole vault in the 1975 Columbus regional.

    Huber won the 110-meter high hurdles in 14.80 seconds and the 300 intermediate hurdles in 39.46.

  • Marksmen fall to Boonville

    BOONVILLE - Tell City won in No. 1 and 2 singles but Boonville took the other matches to oust the Marksmen 3-2 in the girls tennis sectional semifinals Saturday.

    Kathi Kassen shut out Ginny Wright 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1 singles.

    Thus even though the Marksmen lost, Kassen got to advance in the No. 1 singles tourney.

    Tell City sophomore Bethany Peter also won handily in No. 2 singles, beating Marissa Hodges 6-2, 6-1.

    Each of the other matches had at least one close set.

    Boonville's Sarah Foley held off Stephani Wrye 6-3, 6-4 in No. 3 singles.

  • James state champion

    INDIANAPOLIS - Cannelton's Sammie James and Allicyn Garrett won the discus title in the girls middle school state track championships Sunday.

    James, an eighth grader, threw the discus 96 feet, 10 inches to win the title. Teammate Allicyn Garrett, a seventh grader, placed second at 82-8.

    Both throws would shatter Cannelton's high school discus record of 75 feet, 71?2 inches set by Jennifer Stowe in 2004. And middle schoolers throw the same weight discus as the high schoolers.

    Cannelton Coach Rob Moskos said he was not surprised at the results.

  • Patrick to play for Hanover

    TELL CITY - Keith Patrick did not get to play for a high school soccer team. But the Tell City senior will play that sport for Hanover College.

    Tell City High School is starting its soccer program next fall, but Patrick has played soccer in the Perry County Youth League since he was 4.

    He also played for several select teams. The latest was Perry County United 18-and-under team, for which he scored two goals in a 7-1 win in the season finale May 5.

  • Vikings beat Tell City 4-0

    POSEYVILLE - Adam Schroeder pitched a three-hitter as North Posey beat Tell City 4-0 in PAC baseball Monday.

    "He had a nice breaking ball," said Tell City Coach Phil DeSpain. "We hit some balls hard, but the wind was blowing in and held everything up."

    Schroeder walked four and struck out only one. His teammates backed him with errorless defense.

    Tell City committed only one error.

    "It was really a pretty well played ballgame," said DeSpain.

    All of Tell City's hits were singles, by three different batters.

  • New Harmony outslugs Bulldogs

    NEW HARMONY - New Harmony edged Cannelton in hits 10-9 and beat the Bulldogs 14-11 in baseball Tuesday.

    Each team committed six errors and New Harmony batters also drew nine walks.

    Cannelton starter Tyler Aud, who usually has pretty good control, gave up six walks before being relieved in the second inning.

    "He couldn't find the plate," said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.

    The Rappites scored nine runs in those two innings and led the rest of the way, though Cannelton did cut the difference to one run twice.

  • PC wins 2 PLAC baseball games

    LEOPOLD - Wes Linette pitched a one-hitter as Perry Central shut out Springs Valley 10-0 in PLAC baseball Tuesday.

    Linette struck out nine and walked four, and his teammates backed him with errorless defense.

    The Blackhawks' only hit was a single with two out in the third inning.

    Perry Central had five hits in a six-run second inning and also took advantage of two wild pitches that inning.

    Michael Jarboe hit two doubles in four at-bats to lead Perry Central's eight-hit attack for the game.

  • Davis 4th in 3200 in track regional

    EVANSVILLE - Tell City junior Tiffany Davis placed fourth in the 3200-meter run to lead Perry County athletes in the IHSAA girls track regional Tuesday.

    Tell City also scored three sixth places to score 14 points. The Marksmen finished 15th among 26 teams that scored.

    Castle won the team title with 73.5 points.

    Davis ran the 3200 in 12:13.96, her best this year.

    She just missed qualifying for the state meet. The top eight finishers in each event scored but only the top three qualified for state.

  • Tecumseh overpowers Cannelton

    DUBOIS - Amber Walton drove in seven runs in the first two innings as Tecumseh beat Cannelton 30-0 in the first round of the Class A girls softball sectional Monday.

    Walton hit an RBI single and a grand slam, her fourth homer of the season, over the left-field fence in the first inning as the Braves jumped to a 10-0 lead.

    She drew two bases-loaded walks in their 13-run second inning.

  • Bittner, Mater Dei's defense stop PC

    BRETZVILLE - Stephanie Bittner threw a two-hitter as Mater Dei beat Perry Central 11-0 in the Class 2A girls softball sectional semifinals Tuesday.

    The Commodores hit only one ball out of the infield in the five-inning game. They had nine ground outs, five strikeouts, and one runner caught stealing.

    "We didn't put the ball in play very much," said Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson.

    He called Bittner's pitches "sneaky fast. She had good movement on them and she ran them in on us a little bit. And she hit her spots very well."