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Today's News

  • PC mauls Orleans

    MITCHELL - Perry Central used a nine-run sixth inning to rout Orleans 14-1 in PLAC baseball Wednesday.

    Though that inning removed any doubt about the outcome, Perry Central led 5-0 going into the sixth after Wes Linette hit a three-run homer over the right-center-field fence in the fifth inning.

    Zach Lutgring also drove in three runs for the game, as he went 3 for 4 with a single, double and triple.

    Lucas Bryant hit a two-run, pinch-hit single in the big sixth inning.

  • Perry Central falls to Raiders Braves

    LYNNVILLE - Audra Sanders pitched a no-hitter as Tecumseh beat Perry Central 10-0 in girls softball Friday.

    Sanders, who led the Braves to second place in last year's Class A state tourney (they are currently ranked third in the state), struck out 15 batters in the five-inning game.

    "She overpowered us," said Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson, adding that the Commodores swung at several rise balls that ended up above the strike zone.

    Still Gibson said the Commodores "played a lot better" than the previous night. "Our intensity was really good and we played good defense.

  • Hay's home run gives TC victory

    HAWESVILLE, Ky. - Casi Hay hit a three-run homer with two out in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Tell City a 4-1 girls softball victory over Owensboro in the first game of the Hancock County tourney Friday.

    The win raised the Marksmen's record to 4-1, their best start in eight years. Their only loss was 4-2 to Heritage Hills, which is ranked No. 1 in the state in Class 3A.

    With the score tied 1-1 Friday, Jamie Brinksneader led off the bottom of the seventh inning with a walk.

    Paige Gelarden bunted to sacrifice her to second but was also safe on an error.

  • Commodores sweep Bulldogs

    CANNELTON - Wes Linette homered in both games as Perry Central swept a baseball doubleheader with Cannelton 14-2 and 20-1 Thursday.

    The Commodores had 13 hits in the first game and 18 in the second one.

    Bo Gibson went 3 for 4 to lead Perry Central hitters in the first game. He scored three runs and drove in two.

    Ryan Hanan drove in four runs that game with a single and a double. Austin Hauser and Tony Backer each added two RBIs.

    Stephen Lane hit a double to lead Cannelton's three-hit attack.

  • Forest Park outruns TC, PC girls

    TELL CITY - Forest Park won 12 of 15 events to dominate a girls triangular track meet with Tell City and Perry Central Thursday.

    Forest Park scored 77, Tell City 42, and Perry Central 37.

    The Perry County teams' only victories came in the field events, as Tell City's Dana Sibrel won both throwing events and Perry Central's Amanda Allen took the high jump.

    Sibrel threw the discus 116 feet, 2 inches, a personal record, and the shot put 34 feet, 8 inches for her victories.

    Allen cleared 5 feet to take the high jump.

  • Marksmen hold off Hornets

    TELL CITY - Tell City scored four runs in the second inning and held off a late rally by Hancock County to beat the Hornets 6-4 in baseball Friday.

    Ryan Zuelly drew a walk to start the Marksmen's second-inning rally. He advanced to third base on Trent Gunn's single to left-center field.

    After Gunn stole second base, both runners scored on Eric Henrickson's single up the middle.

    One out later Henrickson scored on Tommy McCallister's triple into the left-center gap.

    McCallister then scored on Cody Pfeifer's single to right.

  • Kimball signs to run, cycle for Marian

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central senior Corey Kimball will continue his athletic career in college in a sport he has excelled in and one he has never competed in.

    Kimball signed a national letter of intent Friday to run cross country and be a member of the cycling team for Marian College, an NAIA school in Indianapolis.

    "He'll run cross country in the fall, cycle in the spring, and possibly run indoor track in the winter," said Dave Roberts, Marian's track and cross country coach.

  • County rattled by 5.2 earthquake

    Dispatchers flooded with calls, damage very minor

    PERRY COUNTY - A 5.2 magnitude earthquake centered in southern Illinois jolted Perry Countians from their predawn sleep Friday, rattling windows and generating dozens of 911 calls but causing no significant damage. An aftershock measuring 4.6 struck after 10 a.m.

    According to the National Geological Survey, the 4:37 a.m. quake was centered five miles northeast of Bellmont, Ill., and about 38 miles from Evansville. However, the quake was felt as far as Kansas and Georgia.

  • Reward for Reading

    A horse named Dirty Harry seemed more interested in munching on green grass in Joe Schaeffer Park than third-grader Kaitlyn Thomas climbing aboard his back for a ride Thursday. William Tell Elementary School students who met their reading goals for the third nine-week grading period were treated to an afternoon park getaway. Dirty Harry's owner, Julie Brackett, helping Kaitlyn aboard, served as a guide for the minute-long gentle horse rides while other students enjoyed the Kids Kreation Playground or simply savored the sun and warm temperatures.

  • Board OKs resignations

    TELL CITY - Members of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board approved several resignations, a hiring, the replacement of computer equipment and advertising for a temporary loan at a regular meeting April 8.

    Resignations included Rachel East and Kristi Haller as co-sponsors for student council at the high school; James McGee as assistant high-school football coach, junior-high office assistant Debbie Melberg and Logan Wint, custodian at William Tell Elementary School.

    The board approved the employment of Jason Bebee as head maintenance custodian at the high school.