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  • Hornets slug Cannelton

    CANNELTON—Hancock County outhit Cannelton 11-4 to beat the Bulldogs 10-2 in baseball Friday.

    The Hornets’ hits included two homers, a triple and a double. “They’ve got by far the best hitting team we’ve played,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.

    Ethan Herzog led Cannelton with two singles and one RBI.

    The Bulldogs scored their other run in the seventh inning on four walks.

  • Ernst signs to run for Purdue

    LEOPOLD—Wanting to run track collegiately and attend a top engineering school, Perry Central senior Michael Ernst signed with Purdue University Thursday.

    Ernst will receive a conditional scholarship based on the number of points he scores for the track team. It could eventually amount to 85 percent of his tuition and fees.

    Conor Holt, Purdue’s assistant coach in charge of recruiting, told Ernst he wants him to run the 800 meters for the Boilermakers.

  • PC girls third at Dubois

    DUBOIS—Perry Central won three events as it finished third in Northeast Dubois’ six-team girls track relay meet Friday.

    Cathryn Peter won the only individual event, the 1600-meter run, in 5:59.

    The Commodores also won the 400 shuttle hurdles relay in 1:15.28 and the freshman-sophomore medley relay in 1:45.42.

    They placed second in the 800 medley relay, 1600 relay and 3200 relay.

  • Schoen one-hits Commodores

    LEOPOLD—Ashley Schoen pitched a one-hitter as Lanesville beat Perry Central 2-0 in girls softball Wednesday.

    Morgan Gibson beat out a bunt single leading off the bottom of the seventh inning for the Commodores’ only hit.

    She was the only Commodore to reach base. Schoen struck out 13, walked none, and her team, ranked 12th in the state in Class A, played errorless defense.

    Perry Central also played errorless defense and Kristi Brumfield walked only two while scattering seven hits. She struck out five.

  • Chestnut roasts opponents in primary

    TELL CITY - His face nearly as crimson as the T-shirt on his back, Lee Chestnut celebrated a victory in the race to become the next Perry County Sheriff.  The 34-year-old received 66.7 percent of the vote, easily outdistancing fellow Democrat challengers Lynn Wooldridge, Joe Lackey and Bill Schroeder.

  • Franzman loses District 1 race

    TELL CITY - A man who has sat on the county council for more than 25 years will be absent in 2011 after a narrow loss in Tuesday's primary race for county council. Pete Franzman lost by 62 votes to Bob Glenn in the District 1 race. In his final year as county sheriff, Glenn pulled in 52.5 percent of the vote.

  • Pund wins primary race for treasurer

    TELL CITY - Judy Pund won nearly 60 percent of Tuesday's vote to defeat JoAnn Smith in the primary race for treasurer.  Pund, a longtime bank employee who said she was looking for an opportunity to serve the public, received 2,470 votes to Smith's 1,703.  "I'm very happy and want to thank my family and friends," Pund said Wednesday.

  • Dauby ekes out win

    TELL CITY - Chris Coyle's bid for the District 2 seat on the board of county commissioners came up only a few votes short.

  • James, Williams, Flamion win PC board seats

    LEOPOLD - A race among five candidates for three seats on the Perry Central School Board will see incumbents Larry James and Earla Williams return to the board for new four-year terms.  Also elected was Joe Flamion, who will replace Stephen Poole. 

    In District 1, Joe Flamion received 891 votes while Stephen Poole received 776. In District 2, James received 935 votes with Allen Goffinet receiving 505. Williams, who was running in District 3, received 1,110 votes. 

  • Baumeister wins race for coroner

    PERRY COUNTY - In the race for county coroner, former Tell City police officer Charlie Baumeister defeated Deputy Coroner Keith Huck in another close election. Baumeister received 2,201 votes to Huck's 2,056.