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  • Commodores second in triangular match

    ENGLISH—Trevor Carter shot a 5-over-par 41 to lead Perry Central second place in a three-team boys golf match Thursday.
    Paoli won with 162. Perry Central shot 188 and Crawford County 195.
    Besides Carter, James Rogier shot 46, Nic Pierrard 50, and Nick Edwards 51 for the Commodores’ scoring.
    Eric Schepers was their fifth man with 66.
    Paoli’s Logan Andis was the medalist with 38.

  • Perry Central girls 2nd in Southridge invitational

    HUNTINGBURG—Cathryn Peter won the 3200-meter run and Perry Central won two relays as it placed second in Southridge’s eight-team girls track invitational Thursday.
    Southridge won with 127 points. Perry Central scored 110.
    Peter won the 3200 in 12:36.75 and placed second to Heritage Hills star Sienna Crews in the 1600 in 5:35.
    Peter teamed with Grace James, Marie Schwartz and Megan Thomas to win the 3200 relay in 10:37, their best time of the year.

  • Kashyab Murray-bound

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—The chance to play for a former professional star is one reason Tell City senior Anjan Kashyab has signed a letter of intent to play tennis for Murray State University.
    He said he chose the Racers, an NCAA Division I team in the Ohio Valley Conference, “because of the good academics and athletics. Plus the coach was a pro and I should be able to learn more from him.”

  • Commodores win 4-team track meet

    LEOPOLD—Aaron Pierrard won two individual distance races to lead Perry Central to victory in a four-team boys track meet Thursday.
    Perry Central scored 82 points, Northeast Dubois 48, Springs Valley 22, and Cannelton 13.
    Since Cannelton had only four boys competing, only four places were scored in each event.
    Perry Central won eight of the 16 events despite resting top distance runner Alex Newton and competing without sprinter-jumper Austin LeClere, who had a severe bone bruise on his heel suffered in his previous meet.

  • 14-run inning propels Perry Central past Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Sydney Goffinet hit a triple and a home run in a 14-run third-inning that carried Perry Central past Tell City 22-5 in girls softball Friday.
    Perry Central had seven hits that inning, with Ashley Guillaume also getting two.
    The Commodores also took advantage of six walks, a hit batsman, four wild pitches and three passed balls that inning, which saw Tell City go through three pitchers.
    Goffinet started the inning with a triple to left field.

  • Cannelton man lands in jail after pursuit

    PERRY COUNTY – A Perry County man was jailed early Saturday after allegedly leading police on a vehicle chase that began near Interstate 64 and only ended when he crashed his sport-utility vehicle into Cannelton’s floodwall.

  • COLUMN: The end of the 2013 session

    By LLOYD ARNOLD
    District 74 State Representative

    The 2013 legislative session adjourned Friday, signaling the end of session. Back in November, when I was first elected to serve as the state representative for our district, I was biting at the bit to get started.

    I charged into the Statehouse and quickly realized I had a lot to learn in order to best serve our community, but I would like to think I was a fast study. Looking back over the last four months, it has truly been a humbling learning experience.

  • COLUMN: You’re needed Saturday

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    The annual Special Olympics track-and-field meet held each year in Tell City is coming to Legion Field Saturday. It’s always a great time and I know athletes, as well as their coaches and supporters, would appreciate seeing a good crowd on hand.

    If you’re free Saturday, please stop by. In fact, please set aside an hour or two. Your cheers will mean a lot to athletes who have been practicing for weeks.

  • EDITORIAL: School officials: Enforce rules, not individual beliefs

    Memo to teachers and other authority figures nationwide: Respond to actual threats where they exist. Where no threat exists, leave our children alone.

    A teacher in West Virginia demanded that a high-school student remove a T-shirt decorated with the National Rifle Association logo and a picture of a rifle, according to media reports last week. Also adorning the shirt were the words, “Protect your right.”