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Today's News

  • Marksmen return all seven starters

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Experience and depth are usually keys to a strong team, and based on those factors Tell City’s girls tennis team should be much improved this year.
    The Marksmen went 3-12 last year but return every starter from their sectional lineup.
    They also have 15 girls on their team, the most in four years. They include some talented newcomers to push the returning starters.
    In singles last year Addie Peter played No. 1, Cassie Bryant No. 2, and Kelsey Gowers No. 3.

  • Schaad going to Thomas More

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central senior Dacota Schaad Tuesday signed a letter of intent to play football for Thomas More College.
    The NCAA Division III school is located in Crestview Hills, Ky., a suburb of Cincinnati. Schaad will receive an academic scholarship.
    He said the Thomas More coaches started recruiting him after seeing him when he attended a football camp in Cincinnati the past two summers.
    Schaad was a two-way starter for Perry Central but said the Saints want him as a wide receiver.

  • Perry Central girls track team is deeper than usual

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s deep, experienced  girls track team should win the PLAC again and has a good chance to improve on last year’s fourth-place sectional finish.
    The Commodores have 27 girls on their team, “the most I’ve had for a while,” said Perry Central Coach Becky Genet.
    They include 12 letter winners. But there are also 10 freshmen, including several who can help the team immediately.

  • Cannelton baseball team lacks depth

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Cannelton’s baseball team has some pitching experience but lacks depth as it prepares for today’s season opener.
    There were only nine players on the roster Monday. But if the Bulldogs can avoid injuries that may be enough, as Coach Mike Garrett said these aren’t ones who will get into trouble or have grade problems.

  • Defense may carry PC’s baseball team

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s baseball team has a lot more depth and experience than it started last year with, so Coach Phil Zellers hopes the Commodores can improve on last year’s 4-18 record.
    There are 31 boys on the roster, which Zellers said is the most in the six years he has been involved with coaching the team (this is his fourth year as head coach after two years as an assistant).
    There are eight lettermen on the team, and six starters return from last year’s sectional lineup.

  • Marksmen trounce Princeton in opener

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Gant Miller drove in four runs and Rhett Baumeister and Chris Schaefer combined to pitch a one-hitter as Tell City pounded Princeton 10-0 in a baseball season opener Tuesday.
    The Marksmen had 10 hits. including four doubles, and drew four walks. And “we made some hard outs,” said Tell City Coach Jason Wilkerson.
    Their only negative on offense was their seven strikeouts in the six-inning game.

  • Tell City man faces child molesting, solicitation charges

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City police officers arrested a 27-year-old man Monday on charges he had illegal sexual contact with three children.

  • Troy spring cleanup set for April 24-25

    TROY – Spring cleanup for Troy residents is scheduled for April 24-25. All items need to be at curbside by 7 a.m. Thursday, April 24. The trash crew will not backtrack for items placed out after that time.

    No tires, items with Freon or computer components will be picked up and paint cans must be drained before placed for pickup. No collection will occur on vacant lots.

    A $10 fee for each large item to be picked up must be paid at the utility office before pickup. The receipt must be attached to the item to be picked up.

  • Leadership Perry County reunion canceled

    Due to a lack of interest, Thursday’s Leadership Perry County reunion dinner has been canceled. It will be rescheduled at a later time.

  • On Ukraine, the United States must pledge to do more

    Dan Coats
    United States Senate

    Four weeks after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the U.S. Senate finally passed legislation Thursday to support Ukraine and condemn Russia’s aggression in Crimea. Regrettably, the past few weeks in Washington have been a series of conflicted priorities, hesitation and missed opportunities.