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Today's News

  • Bitten by the wellness bug

    I am not a runner. I do not like to run. I'm even weary about walking sometimes because I'm a klutz and am known to randomly fall at the drop of a hat. (Believe me this is not an exaggeration, I have witnesses.) Yet, I am going to participate in a 5K run and walk.

    And I don't mean "participate" by handing out flyers, putting it in the paper for others to see or setting up a booth. I mean I'm going to train at least three days a week to get ready for the Teens Aware of Christ Runnin' With the Lord 5K run and walk.

  • New Tell City coach expects good hitting

    TELL CITY—New Tell City baseball coach Mark Wahl thinks his team’s hitting and defense will be strong this season.

    “Hitting’s definitely our strong suit,” he said Wednesday. “I believe we’ll have some .400 hitters.

    “We should be able to put runs on the board with anybody. We have three strong guys in the middle of the lineup in Mike Maddle, Trent Gunn and Kyle Osborne.”

  • Hanan thinks PC's defense looks strong

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central baseball coach Gary Hanan thinks strong defense could help the Commodores contend for the PLAC title this year.

    “I think we can play pretty solid defense,” said Hanan, who is starting his second tour of duty as the Commodores’ coach. “And I think hitting-wise we’ve got some guys with a little bit of power.”

    He has at least 10 returning lettermen, though some of them will be playing different positions than last year.

  • Garrett says Bulldogs' defense has improved

    CANNELTON—Cannelton’s baseball team lacks depth but has plenty of experience.

    The Bulldogs have only 11 players, which means injuries or any kind of ineligibility could cause severe problems.

    But eight starters return from last year’s 1-20 team. And another, who was unable to play last year, was the team’s top pitcher two years ago when he went 2-3.

    Though some players are switching positions, “our defense will be our biggest asset,” said second-year coach Mike Garrett.

  • Sophs could lead TC

    TELL CITY—Though Tell City’s boys track team graduated “a really good senior class” last spring, Coach Chris Hollinden thinks the Marksmen could still contend for the PAC title this year.

    He has 35 boys on the team this year, though with only six seniors “we’re pretty young,” he said. “The vast majority are sophomores but that’s a great group—they won the junior high PAC title as eighth graders.”

  • Distances strong for Tell City girls

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s girls track team returns a sectional champion jumper but has the most depth and experience in the distance races.

    “We have only two throwers, five distance girls, and six or seven sprinters,” said Coach Katie Chinn.

    With the depth in distance runners, the 3200-meter relay “could be our strongest event,” said Chinn.

    Cross country stars Andyn Rowe, Sarah Goffinet and Tiffany Davis will run it along with “either Brittany Waninger or Elizabeth Kohnert,” said Chinn.

  • Yankees' spending not likely to lead to title

    After the New York Yankees spent $423.5 million for free agent pitchers C.C. Sabathia and A.J Burnett and first baseman Mark Teixera this winter, I told a friend that everyone in the sports media would again pick them to win the World Series.

    “Not everyone,” he said, expecting that I would pick the Boston Red Sox instead.

  • Branchville escapees captured in Nebraska

    UPDATE, Thursday, 8:17 p.m. BRANCHVILLE – Three men who escaped Friday from Branchville Correctional Facility were recaptured Thursday in Nebraska. The News first heard of the details around 8 p.m. from County Prosecutor Robert Collins. Details were still sketchy but the capture of 49-year-old Christopher Marshall, 59-year-old Jerry Sargent and 31-year-old Bobby Cockerell apparently followed a pursuit that lasted more than 10 miles. It was not immediately clear where the men were captured.

  • Teen on Mars 'Journey'

    TELL CITY - Fourteen-year-old Levi Hilgenhold has looked to the stars for inspiration for years. He's now one of nine young people with a chance to make space history.

    NASA announced this week that Hilgenhold and eight other students are finalists in the agency's Mars Science Laboratory Mission. NASA asked students from kindergarten through 12th grade to submit essays proposing names for a Mars rover expected to launch in 2011 and land on the red planet the following year. More than 9,000 students submitted essays.

  • Students send 'flat rep' to Iditarod

    CANNELTON - Elementary-school students in Cannelton sent a flat representative to the Iditarod dog-sled race, and "he" made appearances at the annual race's start and rubbed shoulders with the jacket of a prolific author of books for youngsters.