Today's News

  • Hahus, Dickerson shoot PC past Rebels

    TELL CITY—Hot perimeter shooting by Hilarie Hahus and Deidra Dickerson carried Perry Central past South Spencer 44-40 in the first round of the Tell City Class 2A girls basketball sectional Wednesday.

    Hahus hit 5 of 7 three-point shots, tying the school record for most three-pointers made in a game set by Lindsey Ransome against Forest Park Feb. 10, 2006.

    Dickerson added three three-pointers and hit a 17-footer from the top of the key to tie the score 38-38 with less than three minutes left.

  • Commodores' defense stops Marksmen

    TELL CITY—A constant for Perry Central’s girls basketball team has been strong defense, and it carried the Commodores past Tell City 42-21 in the Class 2A sectional semifinals Friday.

    The Commodores held the Marksmen to 31.0 percent field-goal shooting and limited them to 29 shots by forcing 19 turnovers and outrebounding them 39-24.

    Limiting the number of Tell City shots was important because the Commodores hit only 31.4 percent from the field themselves. But they had 22 more attempts and also got to the foul line four more times.

  • Cannelton's shooting cold in loss to Braves

    LYNNVILLE—Cannelton could not overcome its shooting woes in a 71-47 loss to Tecumseh in the girls Class A basketball sectional semifinals Friday.

    The Bulldogs hit just 10 of 40 field goal attempts for the game for 25 percent, while the Braves connected on 25 of 52 for 48.1 percent.

    The Braves started the game shooting the ball well on their home floor as they built a 26-12 first-quarter lead.

    The Bulldogs seemed to settle down a little in the second quarter and outscored the Braves 11-9 in the period to go into halftime down by 12 points.

  • Sprinkle, Sears have stayed involved in sports throughout

    Jim Sprinkle and Nick Sears, two of the men who will be inducted into Tell City High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame Friday, both went into coaching after playing four sports at Tell City and one in college.

    Both no longer coach, but both have remained active in sports.

    After coaching boys cross country one year at Perry Central and boys and girls swimming at Mount Vernon and Vincennes Lincoln, Sears, 31, is in his first year as athletics director at Indian Creek High School.

  • Knies shoots Jeeps past PC

    DUBOIS—Wes Knies scored 12 points in the fourth quarter as Northeast Dubois overtook Perry Central for a 51-46 boys basketball victory Thursday.

    Perry Central led at the end of each of the first three quarters, building its lead to nine points once.

    But the Commodores had trouble stopping Knies, a 6-foot-2 junior forward in the final period.

    “We talked about him being one of their better scorers—him and (Trevor) Atkins,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “And we did a pretty good job on Atkins.

  • Huskies intimidate Tell City

    EVANSVILLE—Evansville North outplayed Tell City in nearly every phase of the game to trounce the Marksmen 65-39 in boys basketball Thursday.

    The Huskies outshot Tell City from the field 49.1 percent to 28.6 percent, including a 42.9 percent to 21.1 percent advantage in three-point shooting.

    Their superior leaping ability helped them outrebound the Marksmen 39-27.

    The Marksmen did not grab a rebound in the first five minutes as they fell behind 17-3.

  • Committee spreading the news: Life's good here

    TELL CITY - A team of community members representing education, tourism, business and natural resources has been gathering monthly over the past year to talk about Perry County's future. The group's goals are twofold: identifying strengths that already make the county a great place to live and work - and sharing the good news with others, residents and visitors alike.

    "We call ourselves a quality of life committee and our goal is to promote what our county already has to offer," said Eric Kehl, the committee's chairman.

  • Chief's role becomes permanent

    CANNELTON - Cannelton's acting police chief was sworn in to the role permanently between meetings of the city's board of public works and safety and common council Feb. 8.

  • Schools' staffs prepare for upcoming junior-high closure

    TELL CITY - Staff members of all three Tell City-Troy Township schools have been meeting to work out details for how the closure of the city's junior-high school will affect students and the school board voted to officially change the name of Tell City High School during a regular meeting Tuesday.

    Students finishing fifth grade this year will continue report to William Tell Elementary, Principal Laura Noble said.

    "We had a very positive (kindergarten through sixth-grade) transition meeting at our building last week," she said.

  • Reservist named officer of the year

    CANNELTON - Cannelton police officer and reserve-force commander John Kleeman was named the city's 2009 police officer of the year during a board of public works and safety meeting Feb. 8.