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Today's News

  • Perry Central 10th in unified sectional

    EVANSVILLE—Perry Central won one individual event and one relay as it finished 10th in the 12-team unified track sectional Saturday.
    The Commodores scored 45 points. Mount Vernon won with 111.
    Perry Central’s Madison Alvey won one heat of the 100-meter dash in 19.15 seconds.
    Nathan Cassidy, Triton Martin, Jonathan Rounds and Sarah Schlachter won their heat of the 400 relay in 1:01.33.
    Cassidy placed third in his heat of the 100 dash in 16.59.
    Sophia Shelby took third in her 400 dash in 1:15.25.

  • Blackhawks stop Bulldogs in sectional

    FRENCH LICK—Springs Valley jumped to a 10-0 first-inning lead and beat Cannelton 13-0 in the first round of the Springs Valley softball sectional Tuesday.
    Six hits, including four for extra bases, and five walks fueled the Blackhawks’ big inning.
    Casey Bell hit two doubles that inning.
    The Blackhawks had 14 hits for the game.
    Madeline Lindauer got Cannelton’s only hit on a single up the middle with one out in the fifth inning.
    Springs Valley pitchers Bell and Cam Allen combined to strike out nine and walk none.

  • Wright powers Shoals past Bulldogs

    CANNELTON—Dayson Wright hit a three-run homer as Shoals beat Cannelton 8-4 in baseball Monday.
    Shoals built a 6-0 lead before Cannelton scored its first two runs in the fifth inning.
    Each team had six hits and drew six walks, but all of Cannelton’s hits were singles.
    And Shoals took advantage of five Cannelton errors.
    David Reed and Rafe Garrett each had two hits for Cannelton.
    Reed, Logan Marshall and Ethan Melton each drove in one run.

  • Patriots beat Commodores

    LEOPOLD—Heritage Hills outhit Perry Central 11-6 for a 7-2 baseball victory Monday.
    Since this was each team’s final sectional tuneup, each used at least four pitchers.
    Nearly all of them pitched at least one inning, but Heritage Hills starter Casey Miller was relieved after walking three in only one-third of an inning.
    That helped Perry Central build a 1-0 lead. But Heritage Hills took the lead for good with two runs in the third inning.
    Ethan Myler went 2 for 3 with a double to lead Perry Central hitters. Luke Bishop also had two hits.

  • Emmons, Davis, Kohnert earn fifth places in regional

    EVANSVILLE—Perry Central’s Peyton Emmons and Claire Davis and Tell City’s Emma Kohnert each placed fifth in an event at the Evansville Central girls track regional Tuesday.
    Emmons ran the 100-meter high hurdles in 16.40 seconds to finish three-hundredths of a second ahead of sixth-place Cathey Allyson of New Albany.
    Kohnert placed seventh in 16.45.
    Emmons set a personal record in the 300 low hurdles as she finished 11th in 50.23, 1.70 seconds faster than her seed time.

  • Rebels nip Tell City 1-0 in pitching duel

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    BRETZVILLE—Hannah Epperson pitched a three-hitter and South Spencer pushed across a run in the sixth inning to nip Tell City 1-0 in the Class 2A softball sectional semifinals Tuesday.
    Epperson, a senior left-hander, struck out seven and walked only one as she pitched her second shutout in two days despite not having her best stuff.
    “She was unhappy a little with some of her movement pitches, but she worked through it,” said South Spencer Coach Tara Compton.

  • Double plays help Tell City oust Perry Central

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    BRETZVILLE—Turning three double plays helped Tell City hold off Perry Central 7-3 in a first-round softball sectional game Monday.
    “That was our key to holding them, that’s for sure,” Tell City Coach Maggie Schuetter said of the double plays.
    The first one was an unusual 6-5-3-2 double play to end the second inning.
    With one out, Alana Schepers doubled down the right-field line and Maddie Labhart walked.

  • Lasher, Brumfield head Tell City’s Class of 2017

    TELL CITY – The 101 members of the Tell City High School 2017 graduating class will gather to earn diplomas Friday during a 7 p.m. ceremony.

    Included among the processions of Pomp and Circumstance will be addresses from Valedictorian Shane Lasher and Salutatorian Blaze Brumfield.

    A Lilly Endowment Scholarship winner, Lasher will sue his valedictory send-off to highlight the importance of appreciating the failures that inherently accompany strives for success.

  • Perry Central’s Class of 2017 to receive diplomas Sunday

    LEOPOLD – Ninety-eight Perry Central High School seniors will receive their diplomas during a 2 p.m. commencement ceremony Sunday in the high school auditorium.

    The Commodore band will perform “Pomp and Circumstance” and Tylar Williams will sing the national anthem. Hannah Hubert, student council president, and Trey Novak will welcome fellow graduates, faculty, family and friends.

  • Spencer County inching closer to sale of Troy refinery

    By: Don Steen

    TROY – The former United Energy refinery site near Troy is not yet for sale, but Spencer County officials are working hard to change that. After years of clean-up work and legal wrangling, the county is tantalizingly close to making the property available to potential developers. One last hang-up still needs to be resolved before they reach that bridge, however.