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Today's News

  • Slow start, cool spring

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    I want to say spring has sprung, but it hasn’t landed. I have 215 Freedom Ranger chicks coming in the mail next week and I want warm-not just sort of warm-for the new 2-legged arrivals. My lettuces, potatoes, onions and kale are fine (they will actually thrive in these conditions) but I need warm before I can even think of putting a tomato, bean or cucumber out in the garden.

  • Meeting former ABA stars great experience

    The Indiana Pacers’ dominant win over Cleveland in their first game of the current playoffs Sunday reminded me of how they used to look when they were winning all their championships.
    Wait a minute, you say: The Pacers have never won the NBA title. That’s true, but they started in the ABA, where they won three titles in four years, 1970 through 1973.
    The ABA opened play in the 1967-68 season with a red, white and blue basketball, a three-point shot - which no other league at any level had then - and a lot of players who were more colorful than the ball.

  • All Saturday, Monday sports events postponed due to bad weather

    PERRY COUNTY—Snow flurries and a record cold temperature for April 16 that kept fields from drying after weekend rains forced postponement of all Perry County sports events Monday.
    Perry Central’s softball game with Forest Park was postponed just one day to Tuesday.
    Tell City’s girls tennis match with North Posey has been rescheduled for May 10 at 5:30 p.m.

  • Balanced Tell City outshoots Tecumseh

    TELL CITY—Colin Noble shot 42 for medalist honors as Tell City beat Tecumseh 186-256 in boys golf Tuesday.
    Marcus Fortwendel shot 44, Spencer Fest 45, and Griffin Alvey 55 to complete the Marksmen’s scoring.
    Anthony Koch, who shot 59, and Jacob Fortwendel, 61, also played for the Marksmen.
    Logan Arnold shot 58 to lead Tecumseh.
    Tell City, 2-0, will host Perry Central and Jasper Monday at 4:30 p.m.

  • PC girls 2nd in tri-meet

    LEOPOLD—Claire Davis won both throwing events to lead Perry Central to second place in a girls triangular track meet Tuesday.
    Northeast Dubois won with 68 points. Perry Central scored 59 and Springs Valley 30.
    Davis threw the shot 30 feet, 9 inches and the discus 87 feet, 3 inches for her blue ribbons.
    Elizabeth Dauby ran the 1600 meters in 5:56.21 for Perry Central’s only individual win in a running event.
    The Commodores also won two relays.
    Madelyn Peter, Dauby, Morgan Judy and Bree Noland took the 1600 relay in 4:46.49.

  • Rangers edge PC 8-6

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central outhit Forest Park 7-6 but committed five errors in an 8-6 softball loss Tuesday.
    “Just really, really silly errors have cost us several games and they cost us today,” said Perry Central Coach Mark Rothgerber.
    Olivia Hauser pitched a complete game for Perry Central, striking out four and walking three.
    Only two of the eight runs she allowed were earned.
    “Olivia pitched a really good game,” said Rothgerber.
    Seven batters had one hit apiece for Perry Central - all singles.

  • Boonville shuts out PC 3-0

    BOONVILLE—Dylan Underhill pitched a three-hitter as Boonville shut out Perry Central 3-0 in baseball Tuesday.
    Underhill walked three and struck out six, and his teammates backed him with errorless defense.
    “We hit the ball hard - we just couldn’t find the hole,” said Perry Central Coach Jeremy Edwards.
    Gavin Poole, Reece Davis and Kage Kiplinger each hit a single for Perry Central’s hits.
    Boonville had six hits, including two doubles by Grant Rinehart.

  • Improved defense not enough as Cannelton falls to Hornets

    HAWESVILLE, Ky.—Cannelton had only two hits as it lost a baseball doubleheader to Hancock County 2-0 and 7-0 Tuesday.
    The teams agreed to play only five innings each game, so Cannelton players went to the plate only four times apiece for the day.
    They didn’t do a lot with those at-bats either, as they had two hits - both singles - and no walks in the first game and no hits and two walks in the second game.
    They had strong defense, though, committing only two errors in the first game and none in the second game.

  • Tell City sweeps Bulldogs

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City softball pitcher Justice Kuster said she threw mostly change-ups Tuesday “but my change-up was not really working today.”
    Cannelton batters might disagree, as Kuster threw a one-hitter to beat the Bulldogs 11-1.
    She walked none and struck out 10 in the five-inning game.
    Morgan Schuetter also threw a one-hitter in the second game of the doubleheader as Tell City won it 12-0.

  • Friends past and present

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Hubert Kleaving died April 7. His obituary appeared in Thursday’s issue. He was a longtime friend of my family and was good friends with my dad. The Kleaving farm isn’t exactly next door but lies just a few hills and valleys away.