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Today's News

  • Exit Afghanistan, leave Iran alone

    The Obama administration's quest to control the health-insurance industry has dominated the headlines for months, but finally - with the news out of Iran and Afghanistan - foreign policy has again asserted itself. It was almost easy to forget that the United States maintains a worldwide empire, but the reminders came leaping off the front pages and the television screens.

  • PC compiles perfect scores in PLAC meet

    PAOLI—Perry Central cross country coach Jason Barnett wasn’t exaggerating after Tuesday’s PLAC meets when he said, “We had about as good a night as we could have.”

    The Commodores compiled perfect scores in both races as they dominated the boys and girls meets.

    It was the first time their girls compiled a perfect 15 in the conference.

  • Tell City 2nd in PAC

    TELL CITY—Tell City sophomore Sarah Goffinet repeated as the individual champion but the Marksmen placed second to Heritage Hills in the PAC girls cross country meet Saturday.

    The Marksmen also placed second to Heritage Hills in the boys meet despite having three of the top 11 finishers.

    “We ran a great race,” said Tell City Coach Chris Hollinden.  “Unfortunately so did Heritage Hills and we came up just a bit short.  It shows, however, how far we’ve come over the past six weeks since they beat us by 68 points at Boonville.

  • Cannelton falls to Rebels

    CANNELTON—Cannelton made more spikes than usual but had some serving and bumping problems in a 25-20, 25-13, 25-10 volleyball loss to South Spencer Tuesday.

    Sarah Powers served seven consecutive points—one with the help of a kill by Tora Walls—to give Cannelton a 9-5 lead in the second game.

    South Spencer gradually battled back to take a 12-11 lead. Cannelton then had a chance to tie the score but made a bad serve.

    Cannelton fell behind 5-1 at the start of the third game and never pulled closer than three points the rest of the way.

  • PC will have to wrap up Blackhawk runners

    FRENCH LICK—Springs Valley’s football team has improved since last year’s winless season. But the Blackhawks will still put a young squad on the field when they host Perry Central Friday at 7 p.m.

    The Blackhawks beat Crawford County 18-14 Aug. 28 for their first victory since Sept. 7, 2007.

    But three games later their starting quarterback got hurt in a 41-6 lost to Linton-Stockton.

    Thus the 1-6 Blackhawks now “rely mostly on shorter passes, along with their running game,” said Perry Central Coach Mike Spencer.

  • Marksmen to visit Titans

    FORT BRANCH—Gibson Southern’s up and down football team will host Tell City for a PAC game Friday at 7 p.m.

    The Titans are only 2-5 overall and 1-4 in the PAC. But they are coming off their first conference victory, a 35-6 win over Pike Central.

    And in the second week of the season they lost only 21-13 to South Spencer, which is currently ranked No. 2 in the Class 2A state coaches poll.

     

    “They really played South Spencer tough,” said Tell City offensive coordinator Art Schlichter after watching a videotape of that game.

  • Perry Central boys place 2nd in junior high state meet

    INDIANAPOLIS—Nathan Schwartz placed sixth to lead Perry Central to second place in the 31-team, small-school boys junior high cross country meet Saturday.

    South Knox won with 95 points. Perry Central was second with 120 and Hebron third with 135.

    Perry Central has a 90-1 record, as it had beaten every other opponent this season.

    Schwartz ran the course in 10:29.7.

    Other Perry Central scorers were Aaron Pierrard, 23rd in 10:52.7; Bryce Lain, 27th in 10:56.4; Andrew Huber, 42nd in 11:16.6; and Michael Schwartz, 44th in 11:19.8.

  • TC falls to Vikings, Wildcats

    JASPER—Tell City was unable to get many ace serves down in volleyball losses to North Posey Saturday and Jasper Tuesday.

    The Marksmen had only two aces in a 25-20, 22-25, 25-18, 25-11 PAC road loss to North Posey Saturday. And no one served more than one ace for them in a 25-15, 24-26, 25-15, 25-11 loss to Jasper Tuesday.

    Elizabeth Kohnert made 17 kills and six blocks against North Posey.

    McKenzie Hayes added five kills and six blocks and Mackenzie Weyer made seven blocks.

    Josalyn Ress had 15 assists and Hayes added 12.

  • Forest Park clips Commodores

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central had a balanced spiking attack but lost to Forest Park 25-20, 20-25, 25-22, 25-15 in volleyball Tuesday.

    Jessica Huber made 13 kills to lead Perry Central. Megan Hedinger added eight, Ashley Gengelbach seven, and Victoria Lutgring and Olivia Schroeder four apiece.

    Huber, Hedinger, Lutgring and Gengelbach each made two blocks.

    Aiding the hitters were Tessa Lynch with 15 assists, Jennifer Kemp with nine, and Sloan Harpenau seven.

    Hilarie Hahus served four aces and Lynch and Harpenau each added two.

  • Boonville tops Tell City in sectional

    NEWBURGH—Anjan Kashyab won in No. 1 singles, but Boonville won the other four matches to beat Tell City 4-1 in the semifinals of the Castle boys tennis sectional Saturday.

    Kashyab beat Preston Alstadt 6-2, 6-4.

    Kashyab thus advanced to the individual No. 1 singles sectional at Jasper, where he was scheduled to play Tyler Ritchie of Bosse Wednesday.

    The closest match Saturday was in No. 3 singles, where Boonville’s Zach Green edged Chris Kohnert 7-6 (8-6), 7-5.

    Brad Alstadt beat Greg Hollinden 6-0, 6-3 in No. 2 singles.