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Today's News

  • PC needs to contain Blackhawks’ speed duo

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Springs Valley has scored at least 46 points in three of its football games and only one touchdown in each of the other four games, including a 50-6 loss at Tecumseh last week.

    Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson expects the 3-4 Blackhawks to bounce back for their 7 p.m. game at Perry Central Friday, though. “It’s always a good game when they play us,” he said Monday.

  • Titans will bring speed to test Tell City Friday

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Gibson Southern’s football team finished 4-7 last year but is 6-1 this year and averaging 35.7 points per game. So are the Titans the surprise of the PAC?

    “I don’t think so,” Tell City Coach Ryan George said Monday as his team was preparing to host the Titans Friday at 7 p.m. “I thought they had talent last year.”

  • Perry Central girls, boys win PLAC again

    PAOLI—The definition of dominating a conference cross country meet is even a team’s non-scorers (its sixth and seventh runners) make all-conference.

    Perry Central accomplished that again in winning the PLAC boys meet Tuesday with 20 points, 49 ahead of runner-up Mitchell.

    All seven Perry Central runners made all-conference by placing in the top 10. The Commodores also had seven make all-conference in 2009 and 2010 and six in 2011, 2007 and 1996.

  • Tell City boys third, girls fifth in PAC meets

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—All five Tell City scorers placed in the top 17 but none were in the top nine as the Marksmen finished third in the PAC boys cross country meet Saturday.

    Forest Park won with 41 points. Tell City scored 69, two behind second-place Gibson Southern.

    “We’re very disappointed,” said Tell City Coach Chris Hollinden. “We felt like we had a legitimate chance at giving Forest Park a run for the money. They flat out put it to us early on and we didn’t respond.”

  • Cannelton elementary school staff hails student accomplishments

    Editor’s note: This column was sent to the News by the teachers and staff of Cannelton elementary schools.
    CANNELTON – Many students attend school every day, work hard and accomplish much. These same students often go unheralded.
    This is what we hope will become a monthly column in which we recognize some of these students and their efforts.

  • Perry Central’s 1962-63 baseball team

    This picture represents the first athletic team to ever play under the name of Perry Central.

    These 1962-63 Commodores went undefeated and won the Blue River Athletic Conference Title. In the front from the left are Larry LaGrange, Wayne Ransome, Paul Harpenau, Doug Galey, Nolan James and Marty LaGrange. In the second row are Principal Owen Lynch, Larry Flannagan, J.B. Etienne, Paul Donnelly, Charles James, Don Quinlin, Jack Riddle, Phil Etienne and Coach Joe LaGrange.

  • Haunted Hollow returns

    NEW BOSTON – The youth groups of St. John Chrysostom Catholic Church in New Boston, St. Martin Catholic Church in Chrisney and St. Bernard Catholic Church in Rockport will host the Huffman Haunted Hollow at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13.
    The event will take place at County Road 1200 North in New Boston; signs will be placed to guide visitors to the haunted hollow.

  • Faulkenburg, Newton families gather for reunion

    PERRY COUNTY – The Faulkenburg-Newton family reunion was held at the Patoka Lake shelter house Sept. 16.

  • Reunions

    PCHS 1977
    TELL CITY – The Perry Central High School Class of 1977 will hold its 35-year reunion from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Patio Steak House in Tell City.
    The banquet room has been reserved for the reunion. Supper will be offered from the buffet with soft drinks and tea available. Beer, win and mixed drinks may be ordered, but paid for individually. For further information, contact Eddy Howell at 106 Timber Trail Drive, Murphysboro, IL  62966 or send e-mail to erhowell59@hotmail.com.

  • Betty (Smith) Sprinkle reunion

    The family of Betty (Smith) Sprinkle held a reunion Aug. 5 at the Comfort Inn Suites in Brownsburg.