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  • Most county grads well prepared for college


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – More than half of all Perry County’s high school graduates from the Class of 2015 went on to attend college. In the most recent Indiana College Readiness reports announced by Indiana Department of Education, 56 percent of the class’ diploma earners from all three local school districts were university bound.

  • Appeals court sides with landowners




    TELL CITY – The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that landowners who don’t want to be annexed by Tell City obtained sufficient signatures to formally challenge the city’s plans in court.

    Judges reversed a January 2016 decision by Special Judge William Weikert that annexation opponents had not obtained enough signatures on a petition seeking to remonstrate the city’s ordinance. 

  • Tell City golf team should be improved

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys golf team is still young but it has more experience than last year, when nearly all the players were new to the game.
    Lucas Montgomery is the team’s only senior.
    Four sophomores also return from last year’s 2-27 team: Spencer Fest, Marcus Fortwendel, Josh Gaynor and Ethan Maffia.

  • Commodores need to develop more depth

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central returns two of its top four scorers from one of its best boys golf teams ever but may be hard pressed to match last year’s success.
    The Commodores went 30-14 last year, the best record in the team’s 14-year history.
    That included placing fourth in the PLAC tourney, tying their best finish ever, and fifth in the 11-team Jasper sectional.
    Seniors Zach James and Coby Aders return from that team.

  • Bulldogs hope hitting will carry their team

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—“I think we’ll hit the ball fairly well,” assistant coach Mike Snyder said of Cannelton’s baseball team.
    “From a contact perspective, I’d say our hitting’s a little below average,” he said. “I think we’ve got a couple who will probably have more strikeouts than total bases.
    “From a power perspective, I’d say it’s a little above average. Hopefully we can make up in power what we lack in contact.”

  • South Spencer shuts out Perry Central

    REO—Cole Dawson threw a one-hitter as South Spencer shut out Perry Central 16-0 in baseball Friday.
    Kage Kiplinger singled with one out in the third inning for Perry Central’s only hit.
    Dawson struck out five and walked none.
    “I didn’t think he was overpowering, but he hit his spots well,” said Perry Central Coach Jeremy Edwards. “We did make some contact, but we didn’t hit the ball well.”
    South Spencer batted in just four innings and pounded out 14 hits against four Perry Central pitchers.

  • PC expects to compete for title again

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s girls track team will start a new era Tuesday, as it will be its first meet in 40 years without Becky Genet as its coach.
    But new coach Michelle Duncan was an assistant to Genet the last 22 years and expects the team’s tradition to continue basically unchanged.
    “I think we’ll be right there in competition for the PLAC title like we are every year,” she said.

  • PC boys track team deeper than usual

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Having a lot of people on a track team doesn’t mean much if most of them can’t run, jump or throw very well.
    But Coach Jason Barnett thinks Perry Central’s boys team has some quality depth this year.
    He has 32 boys, “one of our biggest squads ever, and we’ve got some nice athletes,” he said.
    Senior distance runner Marcus Graham heads the team’s 11 lettermen.

  • Tell City nips Floyd Central

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Preston Hendershot and Ryan Morgan combined to pitch a five-hitter as Tell City beat Floyd Central 2-1 in baseball Friday.
    Hendershot gave up four hits and two walks and struck out four in 6 1/3 innings.
    “His pitching was phenomenal,” said Tell City Coach Trent Benningfield. “He was getting ahead early in the count and he kept his pitch count low and let his defense work for him.”