Today's News

  • During formative 1930s, Hoosier National Forest identity proved tenacious

    Editor's Note: This article on the history of the Hoosier National Forest is part of an occasional series marking the 75th anniversary of the forest's creation. For more information and to read previous installments, visit www.fs.fed.us/r9/hoosier.

  • 'Prince of Persia' not terribly entertaining

    "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time," the latest video-game adaptation, is not likely to change anyone's mind regarding the video-game-as-movie genre. I actually enjoy a few of the hated video-game adaptations, but this film was just a bland experience. It's not terrible, but it's certainly not consistently entertaining.

  • Three Marksmen earn All-PAC baseball honors

    LINCOLN CITY - After posting a 5-3 PAC record and a 15-13 record for the season, Tell City placed three players on the all-conference team.

    Junior pitcher Shane Weedman finished the season with a 6-2 record and posted a 3.42 ERA.

    "He became our ace," head coach Mark Wahl said. "He was our horse and really commanded respect on the mound."

    Weedman struck out 33 batters in his 45 innings pitched on the year and kept opponent batting averages to just .225.

  • Errors, walks lead to sweep of Diamond League Marksmen

    TELL CITY - Errors plagued Tell City as they dropped both five-inning games of a twinight doubleheader to South Spencer in Diamond League play Tuesday night.

    Four two-out errors by Tell City allowed South Spencer to score 12 runs in the third inning and increase their one-run lead to 13 to blow the first game wide open.

    Neither team was able to put any more runs on the scoreboard for the rest of the game.

  • Expansion will hurt Big Ten Basketball

    With new expansion rumors over the weekend that the Pacific-10 is strongly leaning toward raiding half of the Big 12 to become the Pacific-16, it looks like the outcome of the Big Ten's expansion talks could come much sooner than expected.

    The Omaha World Herald reported yesterday that Big 12 officials expect Nebraska to jump ship to the Big Ten as early as tomorrow. While the university isn't officially commenting on the issue, a meeting scheduled for tomorrow between the chancellor and the Board of Regents does point to some activity.

  • Garrett leads Hair Razors with two homers

    TELL CITY - Allicyn Garrett hit two inside-the-park homers and a triple and drove in six runs as Hair Razors beat Braun Plumbing & Heating 20-15 in Tell City's age-13-16 girls softball league Monday.

    Hair Razors made a last-inning comeback to overtake Troy Clinic 13-12 earlier in the day.

    The two victories raised Hair Razors' record to 3-0. The team is averaging 16 runs per game.

    Logan Flannagan hit a double and a single and scored four runs to back Garrett against Braun's. Katelyn Kaufman also had two hits.

  • Perry Central seventh in sectional

    JASPER—Three Perry Central golfers shot 86 or better as the Commodores tied for sixth place in a 14-team IHSAA boys golf sectional Friday.

    Perry Central shot 354 to tie Southridge on the Jasper municipal course but lost sixth place on the fifth-man tie-breaker.

    Tell City finished 11th with a 396. Jasper won with 303.

    Brad Douglas shot a 12-over-par 83 to lead Perry Central. “He was just two strokes from getting out (of the sectional to the regional),” noted Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson.

  • Raetz makes All-PLAC

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central center fielder Seth Raetz was named to the 15-man All-PLAC baseball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.

    Raetz, a senior who also did some pitching, hit .500 in conference games to tie for ninth in the league in batting.

    He hit .375 overall and led the Commodores in runs scored with 22. He drove in 13 runs.

    “I thought we should have had a couple of kids make it,” said Perry Central Coach Gary Hanan. “But in all honesty we finished in the middle of the pack (3-3, tied for fourth in the seven-team conference).

  • Perry Central's Schaad on All-PLAC softball team

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central senior catcher Cassy Schaad was named to the  All-PLAC girls softball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.

    Perry Central went 1-5 in PLAC games, tying West Washington for sixth place in the seven-team conference. So Commodore Coach Mark Rothgerber said one player was about what he expected the Commodores to get on the 15-girl all-conference team.

    This was the fourth year in a row that Perry Central had just one player make it.

    Schaad tied for fifth in hitting in conference games with a .421 batting average (8 for 19).

  • Galloway, Huber finish 23rd in state track meet

    BLOOMINGTON—Tell City’s Kayla Galloway and Perry Central’s Jessica Huber each placed 23rd in her event in the IHSAA girls state track meet Friday.

    Galloway, a sophomore competing in the discus, threw it 109 feet on her third and final attempt.

    That was 8 feet shorter than her regional throw. But she beat Northview’s Samantha Solomon by 2 feet, 9 inches.

    Solomon had beaten Galloway in the Evansville regional using their second best throws as a tie-breaker.