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Today's News

  • Stars on parade

    The folks at German American won first-place honors in weekend parades in Cannelton and Leopold. Dressed as the stars from the hit cable-television program Duck Dynasty, bank employees danced to the shows theme music and waved to cheering crowds.

    They are scheduled to make an encore appearance during Saturday’s parade in Tell City. Fire trucks were staples in both communities’ parades.
     

  • Road crews ready for first test of winter

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – As the News went to press Wednesday evening, Perry County remained under a winter storm watch with the prospect of major accumulations of ice and snow tonight and Friday.

    The National Weather Service, whose watch extends through Friday evening, said precipitation would begin falling late Thursday night and continue through much of Friday. Depending on the storm’s track, the area could receive a mixture of rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow.

  • Tell City team qualifies for age-13-14 nationals

    CARMEL—Tell City's age 13-14 runners placed third in the USA Track and Field Region 7 Junior Olympic Cross Country meet Saturday to qualify for the national championship.
    Region 7 includes Indiana and Illinois. The national championships will be held Dec. 14 in San Antonio.
    Tell City had qualified for the region meet by placing second in the state meet two weeks earlier.
    The Indiana All-Stars based in Carmel won the region meet and Naperville, Ill., Track Club was second.

  • New Albany pins Tell City

    NEW ALBANY—New Albany won 9 of 14 matches to beat Tell City 48-28 in wrestling Tuesday.
    “The score doesn’t show the progress we have made though,” said Tell City Coach Neal Stahly. “David Teague wrestled really well and was able to do some things that typical freshmen don’t at this point in the season.
    “Aubrey Craig has wrestled strong in both of his matches, recording two pins. Mason Waninger looked good against a tough opponent. He gutted out a major decision against his first actual opponent (last week he won by forfeit).

  • Boonville edges Marksman girls

    BOONVILLE—Sydney Brown won two individual events and two relays but Tell City lost to Boonville 84-82 in girls swimming Monday.
    Brown won the 100-yard butterfly in 1:26.66 and the 100 backstroke in 1:16.94.
    She teamed with Madison Schuetter, Claire Bishop and Kassi Peter to win the 200 medley relay in 2:21.49.
    Peter, Derrian Zabel, Bailey Powell and Brown won the 400 free relay in 4:32.76.
    Powell also won the 200 freestyle in 2:27.17 and placed second in the 500 free in 6:56.95.

  • Houle leads Tell City boys past Boonville

    TELL CITY—Freshman Stephen Houle won four events in his first varsity meet as Tell City beat Boonville 75-67 in boys swimming Monday.
    Houle won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:13.75 and the 500 free in 6:22.90.
    He teamed with Aaron Vincent, Luke Thomas and Jacob Mowery to win the 200 free relay in 1:51.56.
    Houle, Collin Malone, Vincent and Trent Harding won the 400 free relay in 4:09.44.
    Tell City won all three relays, as Vincent, Harding, Thomas and Malone took the 200 medley relay in 2:01.54.

  • Raiders nip Cannelton

    CANNELTON—Whitesville Trinity held off Cannelton’s 24-point, fourth-quarter rally to edge the Bulldogs 61-60 in girls basketball Monday.
    The Raiders led by 8-10 points most of the game. But in the closing minutes “we started playing man-to-man, pressured the ball, forced some turnovers, and got some good shots off,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.
    The Bulldogs had two shots to take the lead in the final seconds. Mikah Hemmings missed an 8-foot jumper, got her own rebound, and missed again with 0:02 left.

  • Perry Central shuts down Eagles

    LANESVILLE—Perry Central held Lanesville to 11.4 percent field-goal shooting to beat the Eagles 47-21 in girls basketball Monday.
    Holding the Eagles to one shot on most possessions helped the Commodores hold them to five field goals, including none in the third quarter.
    “We did a good job defensively of keeping them out of the paint and off the rebounds,” said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume.
    The Commodores outrebounded the Eagles 41-21, with the Eagles getting only five offensive rebounds compared with 16 for Perry Central.

  • Rebounding propels Tell City past Cannelton

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Brennan Malone had 15 points, 13 rebounds, four assists and three steals as Tell City beat Cannelton 58-45 in a boys basketball season opener Saturday.
    Malone hit 5 of 6 from the field.
    He led the Marksmen in every category but free-throw shooting, where he hit only 5 of 12. But he and Tell City’s other big men hit them in the last 2 1⁄2 minutes when the Bulldogs fouled them to try to get the ball back.

  • Commodores wear down Marksmen

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Perry Central’s defensive pressure gradually wore Tell City down as the Commodores won 67-55 in boys basketball Tuesday.
    Tell City committed only two turnovers in the first quarter and hit 8 of 14 from the field to build a 20-12 lead at the end of that period.
    But the Marksmen committed 16 turnovers and hit only 11 of 30 from the field in the last three quarters.
    “To be honest with you, they wore us down and we made tired turnovers,” said Tell City Coach Brent Owen.