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Today's News

  • Small Tell City girls team must stay healthy

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s girls cross country team has only six runners, but the sophomore-dominated squad has potential.
    Alex Blankenship, one of four sophomores on the team, just missed making all-conference last year when she placed 11th in the PAC meet.
    She was the Marksmen’s top finisher in the sectional, where she placed 22nd.
    “She’s got a lot of natural ability and she’s just kind of starting to realize that,” said Tell City Coach Katie Weyer.

  • Perry Central girls want to take everyone to semistate

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s girls cross country team returns six letter winners, including two who qualified for the semistate as individuals last year.
    So this year the Commodores are hoping to send their entire team to the semistate.
    Macey Emmons placed seventh in the sectional as a freshman last year and Elizabeth Dauby placed 10th as a sophomore.

  • Perry Central boys team has potential

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—With seven lettermen returning and more than twice as many runners than last year, Perry Central’s boys cross country team “has a lot of potential,” said Coach Jason Barnett.
    The returnees include senior Marcus Graham, who placed second in the Jasper sectional and sixth in the Crawford County regional last year.
    “Marcus is going to be up there pretty good,” said Barnett. “I expect him to be right up there with (Simpson) twins from Tell City.”

  • Tell City boys aiming even higher this year

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys cross country team won conference, sectional and regional titles and placed 23rd in the state meet last year without a senior on the team.
    So with all of their top five runners returning, the Marksmen are shooting for even bigger things this season.

  • Tell City features good speed, size

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—“We’ve done a good job preparing their bodies to play football. Now they have to conquer the mental part of the game.”
    So said Tell City Coach Josh Teague Tuesday as he prepares for his first full season as head coach after taking over two games into last season.
    With a young team, the Marksmen went 1-9 last year. But they return eight starters on defense and six on offense.

  • Perry Central football team counts on defense, balanced offense

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—A strong defense and balanced offense could lead to a good season for Perry Central’s football team.
    “I thought our defense played pretty well in our scrimmage (against Southridge Friday),” said Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson. “Our pursuit was pretty good.
    “On offense we ran the ball pretty well - our line’s coming along. I think we’ll be pretty balanced - I feel like we can be a 50-50 running-passing team.”

  • PC’s serving comes alive late to defeat Cannelton

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central made 10 bad serves but used good serving down the stretch to beat Cannelton 25-10, 25-23, 25-9 in volleyball Tuesday.
    The Commodores made six bad serves in the second game and Cannelton built leads of 18-12 and 21-14, the latter when Nicole Harris made a soft but well-placed kill.
    Perry Central’s Payton Emmons served six consecutive points to tie the score 21-21, though.

  • KKIL pledges to address dust issues in Troy

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TROY – In response to complaints from citizens living nearby, KK Integrated Logistics has taken strides to improve conditions concerning its gravel parking lot. The company has worked to minimize the dust in the air, and mud and rocks tracked by trucks into the roads around its property. The debris was a result of high traffic on the gravel parking lot that had been exacerbated by weather conditions.

  • Stepping Stones Preschool open house Monday

    LEOPOLD – Prospective students and family are invited to visit Stepping Stones Preschool’s fall open house on Monday, Aug. 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. Located at 18020 Lafayette St., in Leopold, in the lower level of the St. Augustine Parish Hall Building. Guests can meet the staff and tour the facility.

    Stepping Stones Preschool offers Extended Care for children needing early drop-off or late pickup, or both.

    The program also includes guest speakers, community readers, reading incentive program, field trips and family events.

  • One hot number

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    School was still a few days away, but the Tell City Marching Marksmen had been in learning mode for a few weeks. Their practices began July 11 and members have been braving the hot days, which have only been intensified by the radiating asphalt of the school’s practice grinder.