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  • Hitting strong for Tell City baseball team

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Strong hitting could carry Tell City to a winning baseball season.
    “Our hitting will be our main strength,” said new coach Trent Benningfield. “We’ve got a lot of guys back from last year that hit the ball pretty well for us.”
    He said juniors Travis Burchett and Nick Smith and sophomore Tretter Lyons are probably the top three hitters.
    Burchett led the Marksmen with a .419 batting average, 12 doubles and 17 RBIs in 23 games last year.

  • Beard on underclass all-state team

    Sports Editor

    INDIANAPOLIS—Honors continue to pour in for Tell City boys basketball forward/center Braeden Beard.
    He received perhaps the biggest one Thursday when he was named to the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association’s Underclass Small School All-State team.
    The top 15 non-seniors, regardless of what class school they represent, were named to the Underclass All-State Supreme 15.
    That team includes New Albany junior Romeo Langford, Castle’s Alex Hemenway and Bosse’s Mekhi Lairy.

  • Noland state free-throw champion

    GREENWOOD—Perry Central eighth grader Breeana Noland won the Knights of Columbus’ state free-throw competition in the age-13 girls group March 12.

    She hit 19 of 25 to take the title. She is the daughter of T.J. and Steve Ball and Jason and April Noland.
    Two other Perry Countians made it to the state finals, Ava Hilgenhold of Tell City in age-14 girls and R.J. Jones of Tobinsport in age-12 boys.
    Six persons in each age group qualified for the state finals.

  • Edwards wants to bring stability to PC baseball

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s baseball team has its third coach in three years and has not had a winning record in the last seven years.
    Jeremy Edwards hopes to bring stability to the coaching position, which he thinks could lead to more victories.
    Edwards was not hired until after school started this year, so he wasn’t able to run a summer program for the team, though he plans to do so in the future.

  • TC girls stronger than usual in sprints

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s girls track team has increased depth in sprints but fewer than usual distance runners this season.
    The Marksmen have 18 girls on their roster. “We are two down from last year, but I think depth-wise we might be a little bit better in the sprints, which has not been a deep area for us in the past few seasons,” said Coach Katie Weyer.

  • Tell City aims for another PAC title

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Coach Zac Hartz thinks a strong group of sprinters and distance runners could give Tell City its fifth PAC boys track title in seven years.
    Hartz said he “would think the short sprints and all the distance races would be our strongest events. When you’ve got the entire cross country team that placed 10th in the state, you’ve got quite a bit to work with (in distance races).”

  • Teague, Sandage repeat MVPs for Tell City

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—David Teague and Megan Sandage were repeat winners of Most Valuable Player awards in their sports at Tell City’s winter sports awards program Tuesday.
    Teague was named the Most Valuable Wrestler for the second year in a row and Sandage repeated as the Most Valuable Cheerleader.
    Sophomore forward/center Braeden Beard won the boys basketball MVP award.

  • Weekend search lands Tell City man in jail on numerous drug charges

    TELL CITY – The weekend search of a residence resulted in a Tell City man being behind bars on numerous narcotics charges, state police reported.

  • Chrisney man life-flighted after ATV accident

    CHRISNEY – A Chrisney man was life-flighted after an all-terrain vehicle crash in Spencer County, Indiana Department of Natural Resources conservation officers said. 

    Mark Horn, 56, of Chrisney was operating an ATV that left the road for an unknown reason, causing him to be ejected. The ATV came back onto the road and rolled onto its side. 

    Residents near the accident scene called 911 and performed CPR until EMS arrived. The initial 911 call was received at 6:02 pm.

    Horn was last reported to have been in serious but stable condition.

  • When it comes to protecting plants, controlling weeds, mulch matters

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    Mulch has become a landscape staple, almost to a fault when it is over applied, smothering roots and girdling trunks. When done properly, it can help to suppress weeds, retain moisture and moderate temperature. These things can be achieved using a variety of materials. But which type of mulch suits your needs best?