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  • Birthdays, Feb. 4 - Feb. 10

    To keep the birthday list updated, The Perry County News needs your help. Call 547-3424 if you want to add a name, make a change or if a name or date is wrong.
    If a person is deceased, please advise the newspaper so the name can be removed from the list. This information is appreciated. You can add names for the year if you like.

    February 4

  • Perry Central draws first-round bye

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central has won two game in its Class 2A girls basketball sectional each of the last two years. Doing so this year would give the Commodores a sectional title.
    Sectional runners-up the last two years, the Commodores drew a bye in pairings announced by the IHSAA Sunday.
    Tell City will play South Spencer in the first game  of the Class 2A sectional at Forest Park Tuesday at 6 p.m. (all times listed are Perry County times).
    That will be followed by North Posey vs. Forest Park at approximately 7:45 p.m.

  • Tell City girls win 2 of 3

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City held South Spencer to 16.7 percent field-goal shooting and beat the Rebels 38-24 in PAC girls basketball Monday.
    Tell City played a 1-3-1 zone defense much of the game.
    “I thought we played it pretty well,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons. “We just had to make sure we covered their shooters because they’ve got some girls who can shoot—(Samantha) Beatty and (Jennifer) Jones, and (Haley) Miller can shoot it pretty well too.”

  • Three Marksmen on to regional

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    NEWBURGH—Tell City’s Jessie Lawalin, Ryan Henrickson and Cody Osborne qualified for the regional with their performances in the Castle wrestling sectional Saturday.

  • Bulldogs nip West Washington

    CANNELTON—Cannelton overcame cold field-goal shooting with strong rebounding and ball-handling to beat West Washington 50-47 in girls basketball Saturday.
    “The big key was that everyone stepped up,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett of his team, which was playing its first complete game without leading scorer Sarah Powers.
    Powers will be sidelined the rest of the season with a knee injury.
    Freshman guard Mikah Hemmings, starting in Powers’ place, led the Bulldogs with 18 points. She hit 10 of 11 free throws.

  • PC wins PLAC title outright

    MITCHELL—Tessa Lynch scored 20 points as Perry Central beat Mitchell 50-34 Saturday to win the PLAC girls basketball title outright.
    The Commodores finished 6-0 in conference games.
    Lynch hit 8 of 17 shots from the field, including 4 of 6 from three-point range.
    “Tessa was really lighting it up,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson. “She’s a good spot-up shooter.
    “They tried 1-3-1 trapping us at first and she’d float to the baseline.”

  • Commodores defeat Eagles in overtime

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central dominated the overtime period to defeat Lanesville 68-57 in boys basketball Saturday.
    Perry Central had a 10-point lead with 3:51 left in the fourth quarter, but the Commodores normally strong free-throw shooting let them down, forcing the game into overtime.
    With 0:42 left in that period Lanesville’s Caleb Caldwell made a three-point shot to pull the Eagles within one, 50-49.

  • PC cold at free-throw line in loss to Orleans

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    ORLEANS—Free-throw shooting won several games for Perry Central’s boys basketball team this season, but Tuesday it was largely responsible for the Commodores’ 50-42 PLAC loss to Orleans.

  • Corrections and clarifications

    A recent caption under a photograph of donated food items stated nonperishable staples would be given to Jasper’s Food Pantry.

    Its name has created a misconception among some people that Jasper’s Food Pantry is located in the Dubois County city of Jasper, said Rebecca Fenn, executive director of United Way of Perry County. That group works with several local pantries through a food coalition. Jasper’s Pantry is located at the Older American Korner for Service building in Cannelton Cannelton and is named after Jasper Faulkenberg.

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  • TCHS grad illustrates Huckabee book

    An illustrator of children’s books who grew up in Tell City has gained notice in recent months for his contribution to a Christmas book penned by a prominent political commentator.

    Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas and a past and possibly future candidate for president, authored “Can’t Wait Till Christmas.”

    Jed Henry, who attended Tell City High School, illustrated the work. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Henry, who now live in Angola.