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Today's News

  • South Decatur offense hard for Perry Central to predict

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central's defense plans to be ready for anything when the Commodores host South Decatur Saturday at 4 p.m.

    "Historically they've been a passing team, but in their first game (a 28-0 win over Cambridge City Lincoln Friday) they primarily kept it on the ground," said Perry Central Coach Mike Spencer.

    That was also the case in the Cougars' first game last year. But then against Perry Central they threw the ball 45 times, completing 19 of them for 329 yards. Perry Central did intercept five, though.

  • Boonville scores late to tie Tell City

    BOONVILLE - Boonville scored a goal on a breakaway in the last two minutes to tie Tell City 1-1 in junior varsity soccer Tuesday.

    Jason Hackbarth scored Tell City's goal in the first half on an assist from Taylor LaGrange.

    "We controlled the tempo of the whole game," said Tell City Coach Fred Hillenbrand.

    "Our defense was really good tonight," he added. "We just had that one mistake when they got behind us on the breakaway."

    Tell City, 1-1-1, will visit Gibson Southern Tuesday at 6 p.m.

  • Forest Park defeats Marksmen

    TELL CITY - Tell City won No. 1 singles but Forest Park won all the other matches in straight sets to beat the Marksmen 4-1 in PAC boys tennis Monday.

    Andy Chinn defeated Brad Ketzner 6-0, 6-3 in No. 1 singles.

    Tell City won only one game in the other two singles matches, though.

    Jon Staff beat Trent Wheatley 6-, 6-1 in No. 2 and Marcus Beckman shut out Patrick Hagedorn 6-0, 6-0 in No. 3.

    Logan Mohr and Casey Van Winkle defeated Jake Roland and Andy Kast 6-0, 6-1 in No. 1 doubles.

  • Evansville Memorial beats Tell City

    EVANSVILLE - Evansville Memorial used strong serve reception to beat Tell City 25-12, 25-11, 25-15 in volleyball Tuesday.

    Tell City managed only one ace serve, by Paige Gelarden, in the match.

    Lauren Goffinet and Elizabeth Kohnert each made seven kills for Tell City. Julie Davis had 15 assists.

    Goffinet also led the Marksmen with seven digs and Gelarden added six.

    Brittney Harth made a team-high three blocks.

    Memorial won the junior varsity match 25-15, 25-8.

    Individual statistics were not available for the JV match.

  • Commodores fall to Corydon

    CORYDON - Megan Hedinger and Jessica Huber each made eight kills but Perry Central lost to Corydon 25-15, 25-17, 25-21 in volleyball Tuesday.

    Huber went 18 for 22 spiking overall and Hedinger went 17 for 20.

    Sloan Harpenau had 10 assists and Tessa Lynch added seven.

    Huber and Hilarie Hahus each made six digs and Harpenau added five.

    The Commodores had strong serving, with their top three servers combining to miss only one serve.

    Brittney Overstreet served three aces for the Commodores.

    Corydon won the junior varsity match 25-23, 25-21.

  • Tell City 3rd at Clarksville

    CLARKSVILLE - Alex Fenn and Jordan Alvey placed fourth to lead Tell City to third place in the 15-team Clarksville invitational hokum karem boys cross country meet Tuesday.

    In a hokum karem meet two boys form a relay to each run a one-mile loop three times. The top three duos from each school then form their team's score.

    Fenn and Alvey completed their six-mile relay in 32:02.

    "That's a really good time," said Tell City Coach Chris Hollinden. "That's better than any time we've ever had here (in three years). I think our previous best was 32:50.

  • St. Luke's future brightens

    St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Cannelton has unveiled its new Web site, www.stlukes.indydio.org.

    This Web site has been set up by members of the congregation and hosted at no charge by the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis. It features a brief history of the church building, pictures of the structure and a bit about the congregation members that frequent there.

  • Finding humility in buried letters

    The two letters were the first I've written that I'm quite confident won't be read until after I'm dead. That prompted a bit of soul searching last week about how I want to be remembered by relatives and even the person who may be filling space on this page in 50 years.

    The two letters went into the sesquicentennial time capsule buried Monday evening in City Hall Park and were among hundreds of items squirreled away in concrete vaults that won't see the light of day until 2058. The ceremony was a cap of sorts of Tell City's sesquicentennial.

  • Nation's legal drinking age should stay at 21

    College presidents from about 100 of the nation's top universities are calling for lawmakers to consider lowering the drinking age from 21 to 18, the Associated Press reported last week. However, their arguments in support of that position seem flawed.

    "This is a law that is routinely evaded," John McCardell, former president of Middlebury College told AP writer Justin Pope. "It is a law that the people at whom it is directed believe is unjust and unfair and discriminatory."

  • Perry Central falls to Orleans

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central had good digging numbers but lost to Orleans 25-16, 25-19, 25-27, 25-19 in PLAC volleyball Thursday.

    Hilarie Hahus made 10 digs for the Commodores. Sloan Harpenau added nine and Jessica Huber and Alex Bashor each made eight.

    Jessica Huber made eight kills, Megan Hedinger six, Kyla Edwards three, and Molly Harth two.

    However, those four combined to hit 15 spikes out of bounds.

    The Commodores also had some serving problems, with their top three servers combining for seven bad serves.