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Today's News

  • Retired pilot Dave LaGrange has lived his dream job in the wild blue yonder

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    From his days as a boy watching a barnstorming uncle, David LaGrange knew he wanted to pilot airplanes for a living. He succeeded beyond the dreams any St. Marks boy in the 1960s could conjure, navigating some of the world’s most sophisticated aircraft over oceans and mountains. LaGrange has been around the globe with United Airlines and taken countless passengers safely to its every corner. And it all began the day nearly 50 years ago when a 15-year-old boy pointed his bicycle in the direction of the county airport in search of a job.

  • College-bound PC students learn to be creative, flexible

    By TRINA SEVERSON
    Feature Writer

    LEOPOLD – With most fast-growing job sectors requiring post-secondary education, today’s high-school students are faced with an increasing need for opportunities to develop skills needed for meaningful employment. At Perry Central High School, several programs and alternatives have been set into motion to allow students to do just that.

  • Rebels beat Cannelton

    REO—Shelby Sitzman served 10 aces and had 14 assists as South Spencer beat Cannelton 25-4, 25-9, 25-2 in volleyball Tuesday.
    Jordyn Vogt made four kills to lead Cannelton.
    Nicole Harris added three kills, three points and two assists and Kelsey Marshall made two digs.
    Cannelton, 1-21, will visit South Central tonight at 5:30.

  • Vikings, Wildcats defeat Marksmen

    TELL CITY—Tell City had two players in double figures in kills but lost to North Posey 25-10, 21-25, 25-22, 25-16 in PAC volleyball Saturday.
    Emma Kohnert made 15 kills and Mary Steen 11 for the Marksmen. Natalie Peter had 31 assists.
    Peter and Cassie Bryant each made 12 digs. Taylor Gentry served three aces and Kohnert made one block.
    Jasper beat Tell City 25-18, 25-17, 25-15 Tuesday. Steen had 10 kills and two blocks for Tell City and Kohnert added six kills and three blocks.
    Peter had 16 assists. Bryant made nine digs and served two aces.

  • Sprinkle propels PC past Rangers

    FERDINAND—Jordan Sprinkle made 25 kills and four blocks as Perry Central defeated Forest Park 25-15, 19-25, 25-12, 25-8 in volleyball Tuesday.
    Maddie Hubert added 10 kills, Brittany Parker seven, and Grace James six. James had 39 assists and two blocks.
    Parker made 20 digs, Hannah Edwards 14, Hubert 12, James 11, and Zosha Roberson eight.
    Casey James served four aces.
    Perry Central went 0-3 in a tourney at Boonville Saturday, losing to Northview 25-10, 25-21, to Barr-Reeve 26-24, 25-9, and to sectional rival Mater Dei 24-26, 25-22, 15-4.

  • Swihart makes All-PAC again

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City junior Jake Swihart was elected to the All-PAC boys tennis team Monday for the second year in a row.
    Swihart was selected to the nine-man team in voting by league coaches.
    He joins Mike Rea (1982-83), Sean Risse (2006-07) and Anjan Kashyab (2009-12) as the only Tell City boys to make all-conference more than once.
    Swihart played No. 1 singles in all but one match for the Marksmen this season and went 6-2 in the conference and 13-6 overall.

  • Titans tough team to prepare for

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Gibson Southern, which will visit Tell City in PAC football Friday at 7 p.m., is a tough opponent to prepare for because of its variety of weapons.
    The 6-1 Titans run a “zone-read” offense, said Tell City Coach Ronnie Robinson. “They have a single back with the quarterback in the gun and he’s reading the back-side linemen or linebackers.”

  • Young Blackhawks to visit Perry Central

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Springs Valley, featuring a young, predominantly running team, will visit Perry Central in PLAC football Friday at 6:30 p.m.
    The Blackhawks are 1-5 under first-year coach Justin Scheller and have only four seniors on their roster. Only two of them start on offense and only one on defense.
    “They’re young,” said Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson. “But they’ve got some athletes and they’ve got some size on offense.”

  • Perry Central takes PLAC meets

    MARENGO—Perry Central claimed the team title and the individual title in both PLAC varsity cross country meets Saturday.

  • Simpson, Tell City dominate PAC

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Leo Simpson won with one of Tell City’s best times ever and the Marksmen had six boys make all-conference as they won the PAC boys cross country meet Saturday.
    The Marksmen also took the girls team title and turned in a perfect score in the junior high boys meet.
    Simpson, a freshman, won the varsity boys race in 15:54. The Hoosier Heights Country Club 5-kilometer course record for a runner in any grade is 5:37 by Evansville Central’s Stan Temme in 1981.