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  • Power of Youth grants still applications available

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Power of Youth Council is still accepting grants applications and would like to invite those in Perry County working with youth or wellness programs to apply.
    Up to $5,000 will be awarded for programs that involve Perry County youth or a focus on wellness that benefits Perry County.

  • Pioneer village supporters eye May 1 opening, busy season ahead

    ROCKPORT – The “Village People,” volunteers and supporters of Lincoln Pioneer Village in Rockport, met recently to map out the special events taking place at the village in coming months.

    The first thing on the agenda is the  Abe Lincoln Golf Scramble Saturday at The Rustic golf course in Rockport.  The golf scramble fundraiser will begin at 10 a.m. A $45 entry fee includes lunch and a golf cart. Contact Charlie Fincey at the village at 649-9147 for more information.

  • Cook on Hoosier Basketball’s top 60 list

    INDIANAPOLIS—Can-nelton guard Brandon Cook has been invited to participate in the 26th annual Hoosier Basketball Magazine Top 60 senior boys’ workout Sunday, April 7.
     Nine players who participated in the recent IHSAA state finals highlight the list of invitees, including Linton-Stockton’s Austin Karazsia and Dess Fougerousse.
    Statistical evaluation, game observation and statewide research were conducted throughout the season and the tourney to determine Hoosier Basketball ’s Top 60, according to the magazine’s press release.

  • Perry Central boys golf team aiming even higher this year

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s boys golf team had the first winning record in its 10-year history last spring. And with five of the six starters back, the Commodores hope to do even better this year.
    The Commodores went 33-24 last year, including finishing fifth in the seven-team PLAC and seventh in the 13-team Jasper sectional.

  • Seven-run 3rd lifts Perry Central to victory

    LEOPOLD—Miranda Claise drove in three runs and pitched a four-hitter as Perry Central defeated South Central 12-2 in girls softball Friday.
    Claise struck out five, walked four, and gave up only one earned run.
    Teammates Ashley Guillaume and Sydney Goffinet each matched Claise’s three RBIs.
    Guillaume hit a double and a single. Goffinet and Morgan Richardson each also went 2 for 4.
    The Commodores led only 2-1 going into the bottom of the third inning but then exploded for seven runs.
    The game was the season opener for both teams.

  • Bulldogs sweep two from Grace

    CANNELTON—Tristan Simmons pitched a two-hitter as Cannelton beat Grace 21-4 in the first game of a baseball doubleheader Thursday.
    Simmons struck out 10.
    He also led the Bulldogs on offense, going 3 for 5 with two doubles and a single and driving in three runs.
    Damon Powers had three singles and Hunter Herzog, Steve Smith and Jeff Kendall each had a double and a single.
    Brandon Cook added two singles and Marvin Walls hit a double.
    Herzog matched Sim-mons’ three RBIs. Cook, Powers and Jayden Morris each added two.

  • Rebels defeat Perry Central

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—South Spencer scored seven runs in the fourth inning to pull away from Perry Central for a 12-2 baseball victory Friday.
    The Rebels led only 4-2 entering the bottom of the fourth inning. Then Kobe Stephens beat out a nubber in front of the pitcher and Charleston Roberts walked to start their big inning.
    Nathan Kuester singled to center field to score Stephens.
    After Brandon Lehr struck out looking, Tyler Schneider was hit by a pitch to load the bases.

  • Fulkerson, PC girls rout Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Taysia Fulkerson won two individual sprints and a relay to lead Perry Central past Tell City 89-34 in a girls track season opener Thursday.
    Fulkerson won the 100-meter dash in 13.97 seconds and the 200 in 29.72.
    She teamed with Jennifer Kemp, Ashley Gengelbach and Hannah Harpenau to win the 400 relay in 55.47.
    Gengelbach also won the high jump at 5 feet and Harpenau won the long jump at 14 feet, 7 3/4 inches.

  • LeClere, Newton, Huber lead Perry Central past Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Austin LeClere and Alex Newton each won four events as Perry Central beat Tell City 85-47 in boys track Thursday.
    LeClere won the 100-meter dash in 11.44 seconds, the 200 in 23.95, and the long jump at 21 feet, 7 inches.
    He teamed with Luke Hilgenhold, Jacob Braun and Devin Martin to win the 400 relay in 48.59.
    Newton won the 1600 run in 4:40.25, the 800 in 2:05, and the 3200 in 10:17.
    He teamed with Lane Lynch, Bryce Lain and Aaron Pierrard to win the 3200 relay in 9:12.99.

  • Perry Central spring schedules

    Boys Varsity/JV Baseball
    March
    29    South Spencer    A    4:30
    30    Orleans    H    10:00
    April
    01    Forest Park JV    H    5:00
    02    Corydon Central    A    5:00
    03    North Harrison V    A    4:30
    06    North Posey    H    11:00