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Today's News

  • Tell City upsets Corydon

    TELL CITY—Josalyn Ress pitched a four-hitter and Tell City used small ball to score the game’s only run as the Marksmen beat Corydon 1-0 in girls softball Wednesday.

    Corydon entered the game 21-4 and ranked No. 6 in the state in Class 3A in the coaches poll.

    The game was a pitching duel between Corydon senior star Jenna Keinsley and Tell City junior Ress.

    It was still a scoreless tie in the bottom of the fifth inning, when Tell City’s Courtney Cain reached second base on an error by the center fielder.

  • Sprinters, throwers propel Marksmen past Boonville

    BOONVILLE—Tell City scored well in the throws and sprints to beat Boonville 84-48 in boys track Thursday.

    “We swept Boonville in the discus (taking all three places) for the first time in years,” said Tell City Coach Chris Hollinden.

    “And our 400-meter relay’s time was faster than our third-place time in the sectional last year.”

    Jerry Ammon, Nathan Ramsey, Colton Thomas and Dylan Stewart won the 400 relay in 45.68 seconds, their best time by more than two seconds.

  • Kohnert leads TC to victory

    BOONVILLE—Elizabeth Kohnert won three individual events and a relay to lead Tell City past Boonville 82-49 in girls track Thursday.

    Kohnert won the high jump at 5 feet, the long jump at 15 feet, 13⁄4 inches, and the 200-meter dash in 28.06 seconds.

    She teamed with Katlyn Braunecker, Courtney Young and Lindsay Kast to win the 1600 relay in 4:37.81.

    Tell City dominated the distance races. Sarah Goffinet won the 1600 in 5:55.22 and Andyn Rowe placed second in 5:55.91.

    Rowe won the 3200 in 13:00.28 and Goffinet placed second in 13:23.47.

  • Tell City falls to North Posey

    POSEYVILLE—North Posey scored six runs in the second inning—four of them unearned—and beat Tell City 7-5 in PAC baseball Thursday.

    After South Spencer’s loss to Heritage Hills Wednesday, Tell City entered the game as one of several teams in the conference tied for first with only one loss.

    “All we asked for was a chance to compete for the conference crown,” said Tell City Coach Mark Wahl. “We had to take care of ourselves and we were unable to do that.

  • Hornets slug Cannelton

    CANNELTON—Hancock County outhit Cannelton 11-4 to beat the Bulldogs 10-2 in baseball Friday.

    The Hornets’ hits included two homers, a triple and a double. “They’ve got by far the best hitting team we’ve played,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.

    Ethan Herzog led Cannelton with two singles and one RBI.

    The Bulldogs scored their other run in the seventh inning on four walks.

  • Ernst signs to run for Purdue

    LEOPOLD—Wanting to run track collegiately and attend a top engineering school, Perry Central senior Michael Ernst signed with Purdue University Thursday.

    Ernst will receive a conditional scholarship based on the number of points he scores for the track team. It could eventually amount to 85 percent of his tuition and fees.

    Conor Holt, Purdue’s assistant coach in charge of recruiting, told Ernst he wants him to run the 800 meters for the Boilermakers.

  • PC girls third at Dubois

    DUBOIS—Perry Central won three events as it finished third in Northeast Dubois’ six-team girls track relay meet Friday.

    Cathryn Peter won the only individual event, the 1600-meter run, in 5:59.

    The Commodores also won the 400 shuttle hurdles relay in 1:15.28 and the freshman-sophomore medley relay in 1:45.42.

    They placed second in the 800 medley relay, 1600 relay and 3200 relay.

  • Schoen one-hits Commodores

    LEOPOLD—Ashley Schoen pitched a one-hitter as Lanesville beat Perry Central 2-0 in girls softball Wednesday.

    Morgan Gibson beat out a bunt single leading off the bottom of the seventh inning for the Commodores’ only hit.

    She was the only Commodore to reach base. Schoen struck out 13, walked none, and her team, ranked 12th in the state in Class A, played errorless defense.

    Perry Central also played errorless defense and Kristi Brumfield walked only two while scattering seven hits. She struck out five.

  • Chestnut roasts opponents in primary

    TELL CITY - His face nearly as crimson as the T-shirt on his back, Lee Chestnut celebrated a victory in the race to become the next Perry County Sheriff.  The 34-year-old received 66.7 percent of the vote, easily outdistancing fellow Democrat challengers Lynn Wooldridge, Joe Lackey and Bill Schroeder.

  • Franzman loses District 1 race

    TELL CITY - A man who has sat on the county council for more than 25 years will be absent in 2011 after a narrow loss in Tuesday's primary race for county council. Pete Franzman lost by 62 votes to Bob Glenn in the District 1 race. In his final year as county sheriff, Glenn pulled in 52.5 percent of the vote.