Today's News

  • Depth carries PC boys to win

    PAOLI—Perry Central used its depth to beat three PLAC opponents in boys track Thursday.

    Three of the Commo-dores’ top runners, Michael Ernst, Eric Scheiber and Jake Schwartz, were held out of the meet to rest for the Tell City invitational Saturday. And some ran fewer events than usual.

    Yet Perry Central still won with 98 points. Paoli scored 73, Mitchell 36, and Crawford County 21.

    Even without their top two 1600 runners, the Commodores took the top four places in that race.

    Noah Gatwood won it in 4:47. He also won the 3200 in 10:46.

  • Marksmen fall short to 2 Evansville teams

    TELL CITY—Hitting hasn’t been a problem for Tell City’s baseball team this year, but the pitching and defense haven’t come around as quickly as Coach Mark Wahl would like.

    The Marksmen built a 9-2 lead with an eight-run third inning Thursday but lost to Harrison 10-9.

    “If we do the simple things like throw strikes and catch the baseball, we beat a very good Class 4A team,” said Wahl.

  • PC outhits Wolfpack

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central amassed a season-high 12 hits to beat Crawford County 4-3 in eight innings in PLAC baseball Thursday.

    Despite more than doubling the Wolfpack’s total, Perry Central trailed 2-1 entering the bottom of the seventh inning.

    DeeJay Shaw hit a double that inning, though, to drive home Lucas Bryant with the tying run.

    Seth Raetz led off the bottom of the eighth inning for the Commodores with a double to right-center field.

  • Tell City beats Jeeps, Tigers

    DUBOIS—Hana Reed went 4 for 4 and Josalyn Ress struck out 13 as Tell City beat Northeast Dubois 6-4 in girls softball Thursday.

    Tell City’s eight hits were only one more than the Jeeps had. But the Marksmen were helped by six Jeep errors.

    The Marksmen scored three runs in the third inning on three errors and only one hit.

    The Jeeps committed at least one error in each of the three innings that Tell City scored.

    Reed scored two runs in the game. Katie Elder, making her first start in right field, drove in two runs.

  • PC knocks off Charlestown

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central outhit Charlestown 8-5 to beat the Pirates 4-2 in girls softball Friday.

    Hilarie Hahus went 3 for 4 and Brooke Litherland went 2 for 3 with a triple to lead the Commodores’ attack.

    Trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the fifth inning, the Commodores rallied for two runs to take the lead for good.

    Hahus singled, advanced to second base on a passed ball, and went to third on Morgan Gibson’s bunt single.

    Cassy Schaad singled home Hahus to tie the score.

  • Wolfpack holds off Bulldogs

    MARENGO—Cannelton had its highest scoring game in three years but could not overcome seven errors in a 13-9 girls softball loss to Crawford County Thursday.

    Cannelton outhit the Wolfpack 10-5. But the seven errors, seven walks, and two hit batsmen gave the Wolfpack extra opportunities to score.

    They did most of their damage in a nine-run second inning fueled by two doubles, a single, four errors and four walks.

  • Errors doom Cannelton

    CANNELTON—Cannelton committed nine errors in a 16-1 baseball loss to South Central Thursday.

    The Bulldogs also committed seven errors in a 12-2 road loss to Orleans Wednesday.

    “We’ve given up 28 runs in (our last) two games and only six of them were earned,” noted Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “Our pitching’s doing real well—we just don’t get any help behind them.”

    Cannelton had six hits Wednesday, only one fewer than Orleans had. But Orleans committed no errors.

  • Offender ranks to grow by 96 at Branchville

    BRANCHVILLE - Branchville Correctional Facility will see its maximum population increase by 96 offenders, about 7 percent, over the next few months, officials at the medium-security facility said last week. Opened in 1982, BCF has a current maximum population of 1,340 offenders and with the increase, the maximum population will increase to 1,436.

  • Dogwood tour returns this weekend

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County's annual rite of spring returns Saturday and Sunday with several stops across the county. The 48th Dogwood Tour brings a full day of activities in Cannelton, where the Cannelton Foundation will host events at the Perry County Museum and on Taylor Street between the blocks of Seventh and Eighth streets.  The museum will be open for tours and several craft and food vendors will be set up outside. The Cannelton Foundation will host a one-day letterboxing event in the city. See Page 2 for details.

  • Springtime splash