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Today's News

  • Raiders repulse Marksmen

    HUNTINGBURG—Southridge’s physical play proved too much for Tell City as the Raiders won 61-33 in PAC girls basketball Thursday.
    “We threw the ball away a lot,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons. “They’re really physical and we didn’t match up with that.
    “They did press some and they ran some half-court trap, and both of those hurt us. But it wasn’t anything we shouldn’t have been able to handle.
    “They’re pretty good, and they played well. If they play a good game and we play an average game, they’re going to beat us pretty bad.
    “They’re solid at all positions.”

  • No. 13 Castle whips Marksmen

    NEWBURGH—Castle’s boys swim team is ranked 13th in the state, and Tell City’s boys probably would not argue with that.
    The Knights won 11 of 12 events to defeat Tell City 123-43 Thursday.
    Justin Peter earned Tell City’s only first place, taking the 100-yard freestyle in 53.70 seconds.
    Peter placed second in the 100 backstroke in 1:04.48.
    Teammate Greg Clayton placed second in the 200 free in 2:03.85 and the 500 free in 5:35.83.
    Trent Benningfield placed second in the 50 free in 28.60 and Yu-Li Ho took third in 31.67.
    Benningfield placed third in the 100 free in 1:07.03.

  • Castle’s depth sinks TC girls

    NEWBURGH—Tell City won six of the 12 events but Castle used its superior depth to beat the Marksmen 113-72 in girls swimming Thursday.
    Castle, ranked 13th in the state, won all three relays as it handed the Marksmen their first loss of the season in a dual meet.
    Erika Hauenstein and Amanda Wagner each won two events for Tell City.
    Hauenstein won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:28.40 and the 500 freestyle in 5:52.00.
    Wagner won the 100 free in 58.02 seconds and the 100 breaststroke in 1:13.79.
    Chelsea Malone won the 50 free in 26.41 and placed second in the 100 backstroke in 1:05.25.

  • PC girls hold off Wolfpack

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Deidra Dickerson and Lavina Schwartz hit some clutch field goals in the last 8:01 as Perry Central overtook Crawford County for a 46-43 PLAC girls basketball victory Thursday.

    Operating effectively inside, Crawford County center Kayla Toney scored seven points in the third quarter to help the Wolfpack build a 33-26 lead.
    Schwartz banked in a 12-footer from the wing at the third-quarter buzzer, though, to start the Commodores’ comeback.
    She hit a three-point shot from the wing with 4:57 left in the game to put them up 38-37.

  • Wilkerson on all-state twice

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central running back Mikey Wilkerson was named to two Class A all-state football teams last week.

    Offensive tackle Travis James, who was one of Wilkerson’s key blockers, was named to the coaches association’s junior Class A all-state team.
    Wilkerson was one of two running backs named to The Associated Press’ 24-man Class A all-state team by a panel of AP media members Wednesday.
    Then Friday he was one of four running backs selected to the coaches’ 40-player Class A senior all-state team.

  • PC tops Cannelton

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor
    LEOPOLD—Perry Central hit four of its first six field-goal attempts in the third quarter and beat Cannelton 62-52 in boys basketball Friday.
    Cannelton outshot the Commodores 52.0 percent to 33.3 percent from the field in the first half.

    The Commodores held a 31-29 halftime lead only because of their 21-13 rebounding advantage, which gave them four baskets directly off rebounds.
    The Bulldogs outrebounded Perry Central 10-4 in the third quarter, though.

  • UPDATE, MONDAY AFTERNOON -- Tell City man faces murder charge in alleged beating death

    TELL CITY – Judge Lucy Goffinet ordered Michael Arnold held without bail Monday after the 18-year-old Tell City man was formally charged with murder in the death of 23-month-old Gavin Sacks.

    The child was found Friday inside his mother’s home in the 16th Street Apartments. Police said Arnold was a boyfriend to the child’s mother, Jessica Sacks, and was caring for Gavin Friday.

  • Community Calendar, Dec. 6

    Monday December 6
    AA New Hope Group meeting 7 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, 10th and Mozart streets, Tell City, information call 547-2318 or 719-1862.
    Bingo at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 in Tell City, doors open 5:30 p.m., bingo 7 p.m.
    TOPS IN1148 Tell City meeting at Tell City-Perry County Public Library, 23rd and Tell streets, Tell City, weigh-in 5:30 p.m., meeting 6 p.m., information call 843-5044.

  • Community events, Dec. 6

    The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to The News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586.
    Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or e-mailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

  • COLUMN: A visit by St. Nicholas

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    As of Friday morning, I had an old shoe ready for St. Nicholas’ visit Sunday night. With any luck, I will have found a few pieces of chocolate inside the shoe the next morning.

    Will I really get excited when I walk onto my porch Monday? Not really, but it’s worth keeping an old tradition and a reminder that some customs, no matter how far removed, are worthwhile.