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Today's News

  • Tell City earns first in PAC Academic Super Bowl

    HUNTINGBURG - Tell City High School students beat out several academic teams to take top honors during the Pocket Athletic Conference Academic Super Bowl.

    Tell City earned 96 points at the March 10 event at Southridge High School. North Posey High School came in second with 91 points with Southridge in third with 82 points. Tell City placed first in social studies with 21 points, interdisciplinary with 19 and fine arts with 20 points. The team placed second in English and third in science.

  • PC's coach expects another strong team

    LEOPOLD—Even without graduated star Nick Huber, Coach Jason Barnett expects Perry Central to have another strong boys track team.

    Huber, who set school records in five events and placed third in the state in the 300-meter hurdles last year, is now running for Cornell University.

    But the Commodores have more depth this year. “We have 33 boys on the team—that’s the best we’ve had since I’ve been here,” said Barnett.

  • Thinner PC squad still PLAC favorite

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central has it fewest girls track athletes in five years but still has enough quality depth to be favored to win the PLAC title for the 15th year in a row.

    There are 18 girls on the roster—eight fewer than the last two years. But they can still put two people in each individual event, which is all that is allowed in conference and sectional meets.

    Jessica Huber starred in both hurdles races last year before being sidelined 31⁄2 weeks late in the season with an injury.

  • Piper makes South All-Stars

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central lineman Robbie Piper has been named to the South team for Indiana’s north-south all-star football game next summer.

    The game will be played July 17 at Indianapolis North Central.

    Piper is listed on the roster as an offensive lineman, though when he reports for practice the team’s coaches can choose to use him on offense or defense.

    He made the Indiana Football Coaches Association’s top 50 all-state team this year as one of the best players in the state from schools of all enrollment classifications.

  • Schwartz wins PC MVP

    LEOPOLD—Reuben A. Schwartz was named Perry Central’s varsity boys basketball Most Valuable Player at the school’s winter sports banquet Tuesday.

    No girls MVP award was presented. Hilarie Hahus and Deidra Dickerson each won four awards for girls basketball.

    All awards presented:

    Varsity Boys

    Most assists: T.J. Lamon

    Most rebounds: Ian Hahus

    Most steals: T.J. Lamon

    Leading scorer: Alex Rogier

    Best free-throw percentage: Reuben A. Schwartz

    Best field-goal percentage: Alex Rogier

  • PC's young veterans play tough defense

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s girls softball team returns all but one starter from last year’s team and “is pretty much ahead of last year defensively,” said Coach Greg Gibson.

    The Commodores are still a young team, with only three seniors on their 26-girl roster. And they may start only one senior in Friday’s season opener, as returning pitcher Abby Preher is sidelined until at least mid-April following wrist surgery.

  • Tell City's bats in high gear in opening victory

    DUBOIS—Mike Maddle and Trent Gunn each drove in two runs as Tell City routed Northeast Dubois 13-3 in a baseball season opener Monday.

    Maddle hit a two-run homer over the left-field fence in the sixth inning as the Marksmen put the game away by the 10-run rule with a seven-run inning.

    Gunn hit a two-run single in the first inning.

    The game was tied 3-3 before Tell City took the lead for good with a two-run fourth inning.

    A single by Ben Stiles and walks to Eric Arnold, Jordan Rhodes and Andy Chinn forced in the go-ahead run.

  • Tell City girls tennis team expects to be competitive

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s girls tennis team returns three full-time starters and a part-time starter from last year’s 5-9 squad.

    Junior Bethany Peter is a third-year starter and moves up from No. 2 to No. 1 singles, replacing Kathi Kassen, who was an All-PAC foreign exchange student last year.

    “I think Bethany has taken some lessons” since last season, said Tell City Coach Nick Weyer. And “some of the others have been picking up rackets more” than they did the previous off-season. “It shows somewhat.”

  • Football class changes may signal ones in other sports in 2 years

    There will be only minor changes in this area’s football sectionals next year. But the enrollment figures released by the IHSAA with the changes indicate there could be major changes in the Class 2A basketball sectional two years from now.

    Two years ago the IHSAA decided to change football classifications every two years but change basketball classifications every four years.

    Crawford County and Southridge, each with an enrollment over 600 then, went from Class 2A to 3A in basketball two years ago.

  • Pappano leads Hanover

    HANOVER—Tell City graduate Will Pappano reached base 12 of 14 plate appearances for Hanover’s baseball team in a three-game weekend series against Anderson University.

    Pappano, the Panthers’ center fielder and leadoff hitter, went 6 for 8 plus six walks.

    He had two singles, a double and two walks and scored two runs in the one game the Panthers won in the series.

    He is their leading hitter for the season with a .420 average (42 for 100) and also leads the team in doubles with nine and in on-base average at .491.