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Today's News

  • South Spencer upsets Marksmen

    TELL CITY—Kerrigan Shourds made nine kills and four blocks as South Spencer beat Tell City 25-19, 12-25, 25-21, 22-25, 15-10 in PAC volleyball Tuesday.
    Emma Kohnert made 14 kills and four blocks for Tell City. Brenee Leibering added nine kills and Mary Steen eight. Natalie Peter had 36 assists.
    Cassie Bryant made 23 digs and Taylor Gentry served two aces.
    This was South Spencer’s first win over the Marksmen since Sept. 23, 1993.

  • Football sectional pairings set

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central will host 4-4 North Daviess while Tell City will have a long road trip in first-round football sectional games Oct. 24.
    Pairings for each sectional were drawn by the IHSAA Sunday.
    If Perry Central wins its first game in its Class A sectional, it will likely play 7-1 Linton-Stockton, which hosts winless Wood Memorial in the first round, in the semifinals Oct. 31. That game would also be played at Perry Central.

  • Rangers to battle Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Two 1-7 teams will try to gain some momentum for the sectional when Tell City visits Forest Park in PAC football Friday at 7 p.m.
    The Rangers have been bothered by several injuries this year, which makes it a little harder to prepare to face them.

  • Commodores will try to stop Bluejackets’ runs

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    MITCHELL—A few years ago Mitchell was a pass-happy football team. But now under first-year coach Todd Pritchett the Bluejackets are primarily a running team.
    Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson, whose team will visit the 3-5 Bluejackets Friday at 6:30 p.m., said they are mainly a power-running team. “They line up in a double-tight wing-T and run powers and dives.”
    Gibson said they passed only six times against Providence despite getting behind and losing 20-0.

  • Perry Central spikes Evansville Memorial

    LEOPOLD—Maddie Hubert and Jordan Sprinkle combined for 35 kills as Perry Central beat Evansville Memorial 18-25, 25-18, 23-25, 25-21, 15-9 in volleyball Monday.
    Hubert made 18 kills, Sprinkle 17, Brittany Parker 13, and Ryann Lynch six.
    Grace James had 48 assists and served five aces.
    She also made 22 digs to go along with Hannah Edwards’ 28, Parker’s 23, Zosha Roberson’s 12, Casey James’ 11, and Hubert’s 10.
    Sprinkle made six blocks and Hubert and Grace James each added five.

  • TC girls 2nd, PC 4th in sectional

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    JASPER—Tell City and Perry Central each had a freshman place in the top eight to lead their teams in the girls cross country sectional Saturday and help them qualify for the regional.
    Tell City placed second in the seven-team meet with 86 points and Perry Central fourth with 102. Jasper won with 26.

  • Tell City holds off Jasper for sectional title

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    JASPER—Perry Central’s Aaron Pierrard repeated as individual champion and Tell City repeated as team champion in the seven-team IHSAA boys cross country sectional Saturday.
    Pierrard had the easier time retaining his title, as he led virtually all the way and won in 16:51.97, 13.29 seconds ahead of runner-up Noah Hufnagel of Heritage Hills.
    Tell City held off Jasper by five points for the team title, 52 to 57.

  • Halloween happenings around the area

    TELL CITY – As Halloween approaches, several area groups are planning Halloween activities for kids and adults. Below is a listing of upcoming events in Perry and Spencer counties.

    • The Troy Halloween kids party will start at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at the Troy Firehouse. Kids can enjoy games, treats, hay rides, inflatables and fire safety information.

  • Coming Events

    The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to The News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586. Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or emailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

    Humane Society wiener roast Friday

    TELL CITY – The Humane Society of Perry County will meet for a members-only wiener roast beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. This will be in place of the monthly Tuesday meeting.

  • Birthdays

    To keep the birthday list updated, the Perry County News needs your help. Call 547-3424 if you want to add a name, make a change or if a name or date is wrong. If a person is deceased, please advise the newspaper so the name can be removed from the list. This information is appreciated. You can add names for the year if you like.

    October 17