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Today's News

  • No Marksmen on All-PAC again

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City was shut out on the All-PAC boys basketball team for the second year in a row, as Shane Weedman just missed making the team Monday.
    Weedman, the Marksmen’s senior center, finished 11th in voting by the conference’s coaches for the 10-man team, so he was the first player listed on the honorable mention list.

  • Dickerson, Hayes co-MVPs of all-county

    Perry Central senior forward-guard Deidra Dickerson and Tell City sophomore center McKenzie Hayes are co-Most Valuable Players of this year’s All-Perry County girls basketball team, which includes several record-breakers and near record-breakers.
    This is the Perry County News’ 32nd annual all-county girls team and as usual it was selected in voting by the three county coaches, the coach whose team played all three county teams (Erin Lubbehusen of Tecumseh), and me, who saw every county team play at least five times.

  • Goffinet’s team makes women’s D II tourney

    OWENSBORO, Ky.—Tell City graduate Lauren Goffinet has helped Kentucky Wesleyan’s women’s basketball team earn its first ever NCAA Division II tourney berth.
    The Panthers, building tradition under first-year co-coaches Caleb Nieman and Nicole Nieman, are 17-9 overall and finished 11-7 in the strong Great Lakes Valley Conference.
    That earned them an at-large berth as the No. 7 seed in the eight-team Midwest regional at Houghton, Mich.

  • Carter propels ISU into NCAA tourney

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TERRE HAUTE—Aaron Carter’s senior season for Indiana State University’s basketball team didn’t start the way he had hoped. But he couldn’t be more pleased with the way it is winding up.
    The Perry Central graduate helped the Sycamores win the Missouri Valley Conference tourney last weekend, scoring a team-high 15 points in a 60-56 championship game victory over regular-season champion Missouri State Sunday.

  • Indiana 66 closed east of Grandview

    GRANDVIEW - Indiana 66 in Spencer County was closed Wednesday to allow the Indiana Department of Transportation to remove dirt from the highway.

    INDOT said the highway was closed between Indiana 70 and U.S. 231 at the William Natcher Bridge. The exact point of closure is the 68.9 mile marker.

    INDOT’s news release did not state when the roadway might reopen.
     

  • Tell City splits junior high wrestling matches

    TELL CITY—Five forfeits hurt Tell City in a 52-44 junior high wrestling loss to Heritage Hills Thursday.
    “Overall the  boys are wrestling very well,” said Tell City Coach Josh Casebolt. “The only reason we have had a loss this season is due to our 30 points we are giving up in forfeits.
    “I expect in the upcoming conference (tourney) we will do very well—we should have multiple champions if the boys keep wrestling as well as they are.

  • Tell City boys second in triangular

    REO—Tell City won seven of 11 events but placed second in a three-team junior high boys swim meet Thursday.
    South Spencer won with 101 points. Tell City scored 97 and Heritage Hills 89.
    “The boys would have won the meet, but our 200 free relay (which won) got disqualified,” said Tell City Coach Lew Anderson. “That was a 14-0 difference between us and South Spencer.

  • Powell leads Archers to tri-meet win

    REO—Bailey Powell won two individual events and two relays to lead Tell City to victory in a junior high girls triangular swim meet Thursday.
    Tell City scored 122 points, Heritage Hills 107, and South Spencer 67.
    Powell won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:38.95 and the 100 free in 1:13.37.
    She teamed with Haley Burton, Samantha Allen and Kassi Peter to win the 200 free relay in 2:15.36.
    Powell, Sydney Brown, Peter and Kira Maddle won the 400 free relay in 5:18.39.

  • Schlichter’s story needs new chapters

    As Tell City beat Perry Central in the Boonville boys basketball sectional last week, avenging two losses to the Commodores this season, one man who saw those two losses was not able to watch the third matchup between the county rivals.
    Art Schlichter, who coached several Tell City basketball players in football in 2009 and also helped informally with the basketball team at times (though he is best known for football, he also played basketball at Ohio State University), was behind bars.

  • Rangers rout Marksmen

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    BOONVILLE—Huge advantages in rebounds and turnovers allowed Forest Park to take more than twice as many shots as Tell City in the first half Friday.