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Today's News

  • Commodores fall twice

    REO—Kaylea Horn pitched a one-hitter as South Spencer beat Perry Central 6-0 in softball Thursday.
    Horn struck out 13 and walked none for the Rebels, who are ranked No. 1 in the state in Class 2A.
    “That’s the best pitcher I’ve seen as far as speed ever,” said Perry Central Coach Mark Rothgerber. “She throws in the low to mid 60s (mph) consistently and she has a decent change-up.”
    Skyly Cummings hit a double off her for Perry Central’s only hit.

  • Marksmen make it to finals

    REO—One went three sets and one featured a long tiebreaker, but Tell City swept the three singles matches to beat Heritage Hills 3-2 in the South Spencer girls tennis sectional semifinals Thursday.
    The Marksmen were scheduled to face perennial favorite Castle in the championship match Saturday at 8 a.m.
    Addie Peter defeated the Patriots’ Meredith Balbach 6-1, 6-3 in No. 1 singles Thursday.
    Cassie Bryant beat Kate Kaetzel 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 in No. 2, and Kelsey Gowers beat Alexis Rube 6-3, 7-6 (9-7) in No. 3.

  • Winning a sectional won’t be easy to do

    I don’t know if any Indiana public school has ever won state titles in baseball and softball in the same season, but South Spencer has a good chance to capture that rare feat this season.
    The Rebels return all but one player from their softball team that won last year’s Class 2A state title and are ranked No. 1 again this year.
    Their top pitcher, Kaylea Horn, is 12-0 and recently threw three no-hitters in 14 days, including a perfect game against a 17-win Heritage Hills team. She also threw a perfect game against Forest Park earlier.

  • Commodores win 2 of 3

    LEOPOLD—Bryce Ridener stole a school-record five bases in one game as Perry Central beat Springs Valley 5-3 in baseball Wednesday.
    Ridener had a double and two walks in three plate appearances. He stole third base after his double and second and third after each walk.
    “He was getting a good read on the pitcher and he had the green light to run,” said Perry Central Coach Phil Zellers. “Bryce is a smart base runner.”
    Several players previously shared Perry Central’s record for most steals in a game with three.

  • Tell City beats Forest Park, Crawford County

    TELL CITY—Hunter Rowe pitched a two-hitter as Tell City beat Forest Park 3-1 in PAC baseball Thursday.
    Rowe, a junior left-hander, struck out 11 and walked four as he earned his fifth win of the season.
    “Hunter Rowe was tremendous on the mound tonight,” said Tell City Coach Mark Wahl.
    He also said Tell City’s “defense played clean despite the nasty field conditions, and that was great to see.”

  • Pierrard, Brown double champions

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    JASPER—Perry Central’s Aaron Pierrard and Tell City’s Elliott Brown each won two events, but for the first time in five years neither Perry County team won the Jasper boys track sectional Thursday.
    Northeast Dubois won the 10-team sectional with 129.5 points. Tell City was third with 100 and Perry Central sixth with 60.
    Pierrard scored one-third of the Commodores’ points with his victories in two distance races.

  • Tobinsport woman earns Golden Hoosier Award

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    INDIANAPOLIS – A Tobinsport woman who chose public service as a career and who continues to impact the lives of others, was presented a 2015 Golden Hoosier Award last week. It is one of the highest honors the state bestows on its senior citizens.

  • PCMH patients make early-morning move

    New hospital opens; former facility closed

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Unless you’re a member of a royal family set to deliver a  baby, hospital stays don’t often warrant standing ovations. But first patients admitted to the new Perry County Memorial Hospital were treated to VIP treatment Thursday.

    In what appeared to be a seamless transition, about a dozen patients made the move by ambulance from the 65-year-old hospital off Indiana 66 to its new counterpart a few miles away on Indiana 37.

  • It’s officially open!
  • Cannelton Schools hoping to weather expensive spring

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – At a regular meeting of the Cannelton School Board Thursday, members reviewed a fund report dotted with several unforeseen expenses. While the balance of the general fund is still comfortably in the black, a series of extensive plumbing issues, renovation to the gymnasium’s heating and cooling system and a spate of vandalism that struck several school vehicles has stymied efforts to build those reserves.