Today's News

  • On voting ... and not

    Lee Hamilton

    Center on Congress


    The campaigning for next year’s elections is starting to draw more attention, and with it comes a focus on voters and their mood. Which is all well and good, but it leaves out of the equation one large bloc of citizens: people who are eligible to vote, but don’t.

  • Titans blank Tell City

    FORT BRANCH—Four sets were extremely close but Gibson Southern won every match in straight sets to beat Tell City 5-0 in PAC boys tennis Thursday.
    Braden Taylor edged Kevin Yeung 7-5, 7-5 in No. 1 singles.
    Abe Kiesel had to go to a tiebreaker in the first set to beat Chandler Lacy 7-6 (7-5), 6-0 in No. 2 singles.
    Tell City had to forfeit in No. 3 singles.
    Tyler Clark and Riley Farmer beat Jackson Ramsey and Austin Groves 6-2, 7-5 in No. 1 doubles.

  • Tell City falls to Patriots

    SANTA CLAUS—Eryn Jochim shot 47 for medalist honors as Heritage Hills beat Tell City 225-243 in girls golf Thursday.
    Alex Lawalin shot 58 to lead Tell City’s balanced scoring.
    Samantha Meserve shot 59, Halee Lamb 62, and Mary Grace Alvey 64 to complete the Marksmen’s scoring.
    Tell City, 1-2, will host Southridge today at 4:30 p.m.

  • Best-of-5 matches don’t work

    I’ve mentioned this before, but the powers-that-be haven’t listened yet, so I’m saying it again: Best-of-five matches for high school volleyball don’t work.
    At one time high school matches were best-of-three, with 15 points the winning total for each game.
    Teams could score only on their serving turns - not when they forced side outs by the other team.

  • Cannelton falls to Eagles in volleyball Thursday

    LANESVILLE—Bad first passes hurt Cannelton in a 25-10, 25-13, 25-15 volleyball loss to Lanesville Thursday.
    “We absolutely did not get the ball to the setter,” said Cannelton Coach Ashley Chapman.
    But she added that overall “we’re getting better.”
    Nicole Harris led Bulldog hitters with three kills. April Terry and Caressa Sloss each added two.
    Harris served four points, including one ace, and made one dig. Jordyn Vogt made one block.
    Cannelton, 0-2, will visit Springs Valley Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

  • Hubert propels Perry Central past Orleans

    ORLEANS—Maddie Hubert had 15 kills, 18 assists, 11 digs, five ace serves and one block as Perry Central beat Orleans 20-25, 25-20, 17-25, 25-19, 15-7 in PLAC volleyball Thursday.
    Addy Davis added 10 kills and 22 assists and Terissa Roark also made 10 kills.
    Ryann Lynch made 10 digs and Payton Emmons nine to back Hubert in that department.
    Lynch made four ace serves and Roark added two.
    “I’m proud they put it together to get the win,” Perry Central Coach Becky Genet said of her young players.

  • Tell City's passing off in loss to Raiders

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City led 23-18 in the fourth game but committed several passing errors and lost to Southridge 25-18, 20-25, 25-21, 25-23 in PAC volleyball Thursday.
    “Our passing - our serve-receive - was off tonight,” said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes. “I told you at the beginning of the year I thought that would be one of our strengths. Maybe I spoke too early.

  • Perry Central’s defense stops Tell City

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Perry Central’s defense played really well and Tell City’s special teams didn’t in Friday’s football game. That was the difference in Perry Central’s 33-0 victory.
    Perry Central held Tell City to 2.1 yards per carry rushing and 2 for 13 passing for a total of 6 yards.
    The Commodores also intercepted one pass and recovered one Tell City fumble.

  • Vikings blank Tell City in opener

    TELL CITY—Tell City had to forfeit in No. 3 singles and North Posey won every other match in straight sets to beat the Marksmen 5-0 in PAC boys tennis Tuesday.
    Evan Krohn defeated Kevin Yeung 6-2, 6-2 in No. 1 singles and Grant Scheller beat Chandler Lacy 6-1, 6-2 in No. 2.
    Westin Voegel and Conner Voegel beat Jackson Ramsey and Austin Groves 6-1, 6-0 in No. 1 doubles.
    Austin Scheller and Jarrod Koester defeated Blaze Brumfield and Jacob Mowery by that same score in No. 2 doubles.

  • Cloverport holds off Cannelton

    CANNELTON—Cannelton dominated the first game but Cloverport came back to win 7-25, 25-20, 13-25, 25-21, 16-14 in season-opening volleyball Monday.
    Cloverport “was pretty dead the first game but they kind of livened up after that,” said Cannelton Coach Ashley Chapman. “They’re just a really scrappy team. My girls underestimated them.”
    Nicole Harris served nine consecutive points for Cannelton in the first game. She served five aces for the match.