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Today's News

  • PC girls PLAC favorite again

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—With three of last year’s top four runners returning and some talented freshmen, Perry Central’s girls cross country team should be favored to repeat as PLAC champion.
    Elizabeth Dauby was the individual champion in the PLAC meet last year but is being pushed by freshman Macey Emmons, who placed second in the PLAC junior high meet last year, for the team’s top spot.

  • Marksman girls aiming to win PAC meet again

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—With her top two runners and four of the top six returning, Tell City girls cross county coach Katie Weyer thinks her team could repeat as PAC champion.
    Hailey Carman, the team’s only senior, and sophomore Katie Goffinet lead the returnees. Both placed in the top six in the conference meet last year.

  • PC team inexperienced

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—With no seniors and only two of last year’s top six runners returning, “we don’t have much experience at all,” said Perry Central boys cross country coach Jason Barnett.
    John Bashor, who placed fifth in the PLAC meet last year, and Marcus Graham, who placed sixth, are the top returnees.
    “Those two have been working hard together,” said Barnett.

  • ‘State or bust’ is Tell City boys team’s motto

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Though it has no seniors, Tell City’s boys cross country team has enough young talent that Coach Brian Beckort says qualifying for the state meet is a realistic goal.
    “For me, it’s state or bust,” he said Monday. “If we don’t make it to state, it’s my fault. I have the talent.”

  • Kohnert, Marksmen kill Huskies

    EVANSVILLE—Emma Kohnert made 20 kills as Tell City beat Evansville North 17-25, 26-24, 25-23, 18-25, 17-15 in a season-opening volleyball match Monday.
    Freshman Kammie Jo Hayes added 10 kills and Mary Steen made eight.
    Emily Hagedorn had 18 assists and Rachel Malone added 17 to aid the hitters.
    Hagedorn and Madison Schuetter each made 10 digs and MaKaylee Buntin added eight.
    Tell City did a good job digging overall, as no one made more than eight kills for North.
    Buntin served 13 points for Tell City and Schuetter served two aces.

  • Tell City team quick but small, young

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City graduated probably its fastest football player ever last spring but may be faster overall this season.
    “We lost our absolute quickest kid (running back Elliott Brown, who set several school records including career rushing yards), but I think the guys we have are pretty quick,” said Coach Ronnie Robinson.
    Even “our linemen are fairly quick,” he said.

  • Commodores have talented starters

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s football team will feature talented starting lineups both ways, including numerous returnees at the skill positions.
    The Commodores have eight lettermen returning, and most of them are two-way starters.
    But “a lack of experience on the line and a lack of depth overall” concern Coach Greg Gibson.

  • Perry Central’s ace serves beat Bulldogs

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s volleyball team made 11 bad serves in a three-game match Tuesday.
    But when the Commodores got them in, Cannelton had trouble handling them. Twenty-seven went for aces as the Commodores won 25-17, 25-6, 25-8.
    Ryann Lynch served six aces, Maddie Hubert and Payton Emmons five apiece, and Terissa Roark and Courtney Berger four apiece.

  • March of Dimes
  • Season’s first human West Nile virus case reported

    INDIANAPOLIS – The first human case of West Nile virus infection in Indiana has been reported in Huntington County, State health officials announced today. Hoosiers are encouraged to take steps to protect themselves from West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne diseases.

    In addition, mosquitoes in 27 counties have tested positive for the virus so far in 2015, including Perry and Crawford. However, West Nile virus may be circulating in all 92 Indiana counties and Hoosiers should take precautions to prevent mosquito bites.