Today's News

  • Enjoy spring while you can

    Spring has arrived and while all the rain has made it a chore to enjoy the outdoors, the warmer weather has perked up my spirits over the past few days.

    Driving last week after a shower, the spring frogs living in pools of water along Indiana 545 were going mad with their croakings, either celebrating spring or looking for mates.

  • Olympics are about unification, not politics

    Since the late 1800s the world has come together every two years in the spirit of athletic competition. The best of the best pitting strength, agility and speed against each other during the Olympic games. During these games athletes of all nations, races, religions and cultures put differences aside to test not only their own abilities, but to bring glory to their home countries.

  • HBCA needs to get its act together or disband

    The Hoosier Basketball Coaches Association was formed in 1985 with some noble goals. But it hasn't achieved them very well lately because of a lack of organization.

    Though it has Hoosier in its name, the HBCA covers only roughly the southern half of the Hoosier state.

    It was formed to get more attention focused on players from that part of the state.

  • Panthers stop PC girls

    CORYDON - Jenna Keinsley pitched a one-hitter as Corydon beat Perry Central 13-0 in the Commodores' girls softball season opener Wednesday.

    Keinsley walked only one and struck out 12, striking out every Commodore starter at least once.

    "She just overpowered us a little bit early," said Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson.

    Perry Central's Hilarie Hahus reached base on an error by the shortstop to start the game. But the next three batters struck out.

  • Tecumseh outhits Tell City

    LYNNVILLE - Tecumseh pounded out nine hits to beat Tell City 6-4 in PAC baseball Wednesday.

    The Braves scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning to take the lead for good.

    Tell City had scored three runs in the top of the first against Tecumseh starter Dalton Froman.

    "We did a decent job of putting the ball in play," said Tell City Coach Phil DeSpain.

    He said the Marksmen might have scored more runs that inning but "we had a baserunning error and got out at the plate.

    "After the first inning we didn't hit him much at all."

  • PC shuts out Cougars

    LEOPOLD - Tony Backer and Bo Gibson combined to pitch a two-hit shutout as Perry Central beat North Harrison 1-0 in a baseball season opener Wednesday.

    Backer pitched the first three innings, giving up no hits and three walks and striking out six.

    He left after three innings because "we were focusing on pitch count," said Ty Guillaume, not wanting to overextend a pitcher's arm early in the season. Backer threw 27 pitches in the first inning.

    Gibson pitched the final four innings. He gave up two hits and one walk and struck out four.

  • Gibson on South stars

    INDIANAPOLIS - Continuing a family tradition, Perry Central's Bo Gibson has been named to the South team for this summer's Indiana North-South football all-star game.

    Gibson, a two-way standout at running back and defensive back for the Commodores, is listed as a free safety on the South roster, though the team's coaches may use the players at whatever position they think they need them.

    Gibson's brother, Derek, played defensive end for the South team last year and won the team's mental attitude award.

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  • PC Storm wins state basketball title

    PERRY COUNTY - Hard work and determination led Perry County Storm basketball members to gold as they won the Special Olympics Indiana State Finals.

    The team took on the Clark County Warriors March 30 after defeating the Kosciusko County Panthers 59-34 the previous day at Indiana State University in Terre Haute.

    Storm members outscored the Warriors 70-29.

    "We were surprised at how all the team members stepped up in the final game and played their hearts out," said Vicky Lutgring, Special Olympics Perry County coordinator.

  • BREAKING NEWS - Substance-abuse workshops canceled

    TELL CITY - Substance-abuse workshops scheduled for Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Tell City have been canceled.

    Presenter Dr. George Ross had to cancel due to a family emergency, according to Paul Alvey, who had been coordinating the workshops for local groups and parents. He said Ross plans to reschedule his visit in the near future.