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Today's News

  • Bluejackets stop PC cold

    MITCHELL—Perry Central hit only 24.5 percent from the field in a 55-35 PLAC girls basketball loss to Mitchell Saturday.
    The Commodores made the long trip on a Saturday morning and took the floor about 18 hours after finishing a road win over Crawford County.
    They never really got their offense going. They trailed 12-7 after one quarter and 30-15 by halftime.
    Mitchell hit 42.9 percent from the field in the first half, including 4 of 8 from three-point range.
    Brittany Parker finished with 14 points and Hannah Edwards added 12 for Perry Central.

  • Turnovers doom Bulldogs

    MEDORA—Cannelton committed 20 turnovers in a 59-40 boys basketball loss to Medora Saturday.
    The Bulldogs edged Medora in field-goal shooting 40.5 percent to 40.3 percent.
    But Medora took 25 more shots thanks to its 35-27 rebounding advantage and its committing 14 fewer turnovers than the Bulldogs.
    “They put some pressure on us, but nothing compared to some of the other presses we’ve seen all year,” said Cannelton Coach Michael Snyder. “We handled their full-court pressure just fine.

  • Tell City overtakes Wildcats; falls to Heritage Hills

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City trailed 21-4 five minutes into the game but improved its defense to overtake Mount Vernon 56-49 in girls basketball Saturday.
    “We started defending the girl (Mara Canada) that made five three-pointers in the first three minutes of the game and we hit some shots,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes of the comeback formula.
    He said Celina Snyder “was probably the star of the game with her defense on the shooter from the end of the first quarter on.”

  • Marksmen’s defense stops Springs Valley

    By JOHN HAYES
    Sports Correspondent

    TELL CITY—Tell City used a strong defensive effort to beat Springs Valley 53-36 in boys basketball Saturday.
    The Marksmen held the Blackhawks to 36 points on 32.4 percent field-goal shooting and allowed only one double figure scorer.
    “We did a really nice job of playing team defense the whole game,” said Tell City Coach Greg Arnold. “We knew that we had to contain (Hector) Walker and I thought we all played at the level necessary to hold him down.”

  • Perry Central subdues Eagles

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Michael Schwartz’s hot first-half shooting propelled Perry Central past Lanesville 66-56 in boys basketball Saturday.
    Schwartz scored 20 points in the first half on 7 of 10 field-goal shooting, including 4 of 5 from three-point range, and 2 of 3 free throws.
    All of those points came in a seven-minute span.
    He made a three-pointer and then made a steal and another three-pointer with 0:02 left in the first quarter to put the Commodores up for good 15-14.

  • Five Marksmen advance to regional

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City had eight wrestlers competing in the tough 10-team Castle sectional Saturday and five of them qualified for the  regional.
    Largely due to their six forfeits, the Marksmen finished seventh in team standings. But the top four finishers in each weight class advanced to the regional.
    Elliott Brown was Tell City’s top finisher, placing second in the 160-pound weight class.
    He won his first two matches before losing 11-2 in the finals to Castle’s Turner Lockyear.

  • Pet of the week

    KING is a 4-year-old neutered fully vaccinated chocolate lab and husky mix male who was released to the shelter after his owner fell on hard times and was unable to keep him.

    He is ready for his forever home and is hoping that his shelter stay isn’t too long since he really enjoys being with people and other dogs.
    If you are looking for a gentle giant as a companion, shelter staff members say King could be the one.

  • Students hold Penny War for shelter pets

    CANNELTON – The fourth- and fifth-grade classes at Myers Grade School spent time learning about animals and their care at the Perry County Animal Shelter. Students have been bringing in monetary donations and supplies to help the shelter.

    The kids have been participating in service learning and seeing first-hand that caring for a pet is fun but also requires effort and dedication.

  • Science team standouts

    Perry Central Elementary School’s science team recently competed in a three-day online competition that earned members fourth place in their division and fifth overall in all divisions.

    The competition consisted of an individual component, during which four students answered 15 questions about an article they’d read; an experimental round with a panel of 10 members who answered questions about an experiment they’d carried out the previous week.

  • Cannelton releases list of honor students

    CANNELTON - Cannelton schools has released the honor rolls for the first semester of the academic year.

    Second nine weeks

    • First-grade distinguished: Brianna Evans, Gage Garrett, Caleb Hulse, Jacie James, Brenna Smith and Rylan Snyder; honor roll: Kiera Woodrum.

    • Second-grade distinguished: Taylor DuPont, Bria Garrett, Kylie Anastasiades, Makayla Hulse, Gabby Stowe, Keaton Walls, Ian White and Caine Woodrum; honor roll: Brayden Puckett and Dylan Ridener.