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Today's News

  • Cannelton to seek students from outside city boundaries

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton School Board members voted at a March 15 regular meeting to reach out into surrounding communities in an effort to increase their student population.

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  • Piper, Cronin with indoor pro team

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    EVANSVILLE—Former Perry Central all-state football lineman Eddie Cronin is the defensive coordinator and general manager for the Evansville Rage, a new professional indoor football team in the Continental Indoor Football League.
    One of Cronin’s players is another former Perry Central all-state football lineman, his nephew Robbie Piper.
    Piper, a 2009 Perry Central graduate, played two seasons for Kentucky Wesleyan College and is now a rookie defensive lineman on the indoor pro team.

  • Commodores could have their best golf team ever

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—In only nine years of existence Perry Central’s boys golf team has enjoyed a fair amount of success, qualifying its entire team for the regional one year and sending one golfer to the state meet.
    Yet Bill Dickerson, starting his eighth year as the team’s coach, thinks the Commodores could have their best team ever this year.
    The Commodores finished 22-25 last year, including sixth in the seven-team PLAC and sixth in the 11-team Jasper sectional.

  • Cannelton girls team features strong infield

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—An experienced infield and more pitching depth could help Cannelton’s girls softball team improve its record this year.
    The Bulldogs return five letter winners from last year’s 1-7 team: third baseman Payton Reed, shortstop Allicyn Garrett, second baseman Taylor Lawalin, pitcher-first baseman Sammie James and catcher Mikah Hemmings. All of them have been all-stars in Tell City’s summer league.

  • LaGrange on South all-stars

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central linebacker Hunter LaGrange has been named to the South team for next summer’s Indiana North-South football all-star game.
    The game, sponsored by Grange Insurance, will be played at Indianapolis North Central Friday, July 13, at 6 p.m. Perry County time.
    LaGrange led the Commodores in tackles last fall with 96, including 4 solos.
    He made four tackles for losses and blocked one kick.

  • Rebels blank PC 18-0

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Jared Lauer went 4 for 4 with five RBIs as South Spencer crushed Perry Central 18-0 in baseball Friday.
    Lauer had two doubles, two singles and a walk in five plate appearances.
    He hit a three-run double to deep left field in the Rebels’ eight-run second inning.
    Ryan Duvall followed with a triple to right-center.

  • Schaad propels Perry Central past Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TEL CITY—Dacota Schaad won four events as Perry Central defeated Tell City 84-45 in boys track Thursday.
    Perry Central won 12 of the 16 events.
    Schaad took the long jump with a 19-foot-5 leap, the 100-meter dash in 11.49 seconds, and the 200 in 44.18.
    He teamed with Hunter LaGrange, Tyler Hagedorn and Isaiah Ernst to win the 400 relay in 46.97.
    Ivan Bland won both hurdles races for the Commodores, taking the 110-high hurdles in 16.77 and the 300 intermediates in 44.18.

  • Gengelbach wins four events as PC tops TC

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Lindsey Gengelbach won four individual events as Perry Central defeated Tell City 85-43 in girls track Thursday.
    Gengelbach won the high jump at 5 feet, 2 inches, the pole vault at 7-6, the 100-meter dash in 13.65 seconds, and the 200 in 27.81.
    Grace James, a freshman, won the long jump at 15 feet, 51⁄2 inches and the 400 in 1:02.98.
    She teamed with Ashley Gengelbach, Callie Poehlein and Melissa Hagedorn to win the 1600 relay in 4:38.07.

  • COLUMN: Ag economy more diverse

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Agriculture has a bright future in Perry County and southern Indiana and it’s not just corn and soybeans that will help drive profits on farms big and small.

    An afternoon drive proved that truth for me Thursday, perhaps helped by the early spring all of us have been enjoying for weeks.