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Today's News

  • Graham to run for Vincennes University

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central senior Marcus Graham might eventually end up at Indiana State University or the University of Southern Indiana, but for the next two years he will run for Vincennes University.
    Those were the three schools Graham visited and considered for continuing his cross country and track career.
    But he signed a letter of intent with VU Friday because “I felt like it was really the best option,” he said. “I loved the environment there.

  • TC turns South Spencer over 33 times for PAC win

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City took advantage of South Spencer’s 33 turnovers to beat the Rebels 57-48 in PAC girls basketball Thursday.
    South Spencer outshot the Marksmen from the field 54.1 percent to 39.2 percent and outrebounded them 32-24.
    But the Marksmen forced a lot of turnovers - making 18 steals - and the Rebels also committed several unforced ones.
    Tell City led only 27-26 at halftime but built a 47-36 lead late in the third quarter due to the Rebels’ 13 turnovers that period.

  • Tell City passes Mater Dei late

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    EVANSVILLE—Tell City scored the game’s last seven points to beat Mater Dei 32-30 in boys basketball Friday.
    The Marksmen’s Braeden Beard was fouled on a two-point field goal with 2:55 left in the game. He also made the free throw to complete the three-point play, cutting Mater Dei’s lead to two, 30-28.
    The Wildcats missed their next shot and Ty Smith grabbed the rebound for Tell City.

  • PC holds off Orleans 57-51

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    ORLEANS—Perry Central hit 50.0 percent from the field and held off a late run by Orleans to beat the Bulldogs 57-51 in PLAC boys basketball Friday.
    The Commodores hit 8 of 15 from three-point range and had probably their best mix of perimeter shots, driving baskets and free throws this season.
    “When we take good shots, we’re not a bad shooting team,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter.

  • K of C free-throw winners

    Girls winners in the Tell City Knights of Columbus’ Perry County free-throw shooting contest Sunday were (front row, from left) Regan Borden, age 9; Josie Bough, age 10; Trista Van Hoosier, 11; Alysia Hurtado, 12; Bree Noland, 13; and Ava Hilgenhold, 14. Boys winners were (back row, from left) Alden Marion, age 9; Ethan Ball, age 10; Corbin Haughee, 11, R.J. Jones, 12; Kaden Chestnut, 13; and Tyler Rockwell, 14. They will compete in the District 34 competition against the Ferdinand winners 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, at Tell City Junior-Senior High School.

  • Perry Central wins own 8th grade tourney

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central cut its turnovers and improved its shooting to beat Tecumseh 44-40 to win its own eighth grade boys basketball tourney Saturday.

  • Perry Central, Tell City may get easier route in sectional

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    INDIANAPOLIS—An unfortunate break for North Posey may give Perry Central and Tell City’s girls basketball teams a better chance in their sectional.
    Girls sectional pairings were drawn by the IHSAA Sunday and Perry Central will face North Posey in the first round of the Class 2A Forest Park sectional 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31 (all times listed are Perry County times).

  • Cannelton falls twice on road

    ORLEANS—Cannelton hit 52.0 percent from the field but lost to Orleans 62-36 in girls basketball Monday.
    “We shot real well but we only got off 25 shots,” noted Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.
    That was largely due to the Bulldogs’ committing 23 turnovers. And they got outrebounded 20-10.
    There weren’t a lot of rebounds for either team, as Orleans also shot well from the field - including 22 of 37 from two-point range.
    Lillie Daugherty was 5 for 5 from the field and led 6-12 Orleans with 13 points.

  • Two local teams have winning records this season

    Among the nine winter varsity teams in Perry County, two have winning records as we head into the second half of the season for boys basketball and the home stretch for all other sports.
    Those two are Tell City’s boys basketball team and boys swim team, which might surprise a lot of people.
    Knowledgeable fans knew that Tell City’s boys basketball team has talent, but many may not have expected it to mature this quickly considering there are no upperclassmen on the roster.

  • Hot Senators sink Commodores

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    CAMPBELLSBURG—Perry Central couldn’t stop West Washington’s hot shooting as the Commodores lost 59-48 in PLAC boys basketball Saturday.
    The Senators hit 75.0 percent from the field, making 18 of 24 two-point attempts and 3 of 4 from three-point range.
    The Commodores hit 34.6 percent from the field making 10 of 30 two-point attempts and 8 of 22 three-pointers.