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Today's News

  • Lynch receives honorable mention on girls academic all-state team

    INDIANAPOLIS – Perry Central forward/guard Ryann Lynch was one of 161 seniors from throughout the state to receive honorable mention on the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association’s girls academic all-state team released Thursday.
    The IBCA academic all-state team is a program where academic prowess and athletic prowess both are considered in the selections. Items such as grade-point average, college board scores and academic class rank are considered along with athletic performance in areas such as points, rebounds and assists per game.

  • Class 2A sectional will remain strong next year

    Though no Perry County boys basketball team won a sectional this year, Tell City and Perry Central were both eliminated by eventual champion Forest Park in the Southridge sectional.
    That was far from the only loss to sectional champions for the local teams this season.

  • Tell City whips Jasper

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City won 12 matches, including 10 by pins, to crush Jasper 69-30 in junior high wrestling Thursday.
    Will Kirtley in the 220-pound weight class and Chance Bolin at 285 finished the meet with quick, first-period pins for the Marksmen.
    Kelby Glenn, Brayden Lain, Cole Gentry, Tyce DuPont, Nigel Kaiser, Shane Braunecker, Corey Braunecker and Zach Goffinet earned earlier pins for the Marksmen.
    Trent Cail won a 5-2 decision in the 110 weight class and Coy Hammack won by forfeit at 75.

  • Hayes to play volleyball for Brescia University

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    OWENSBORO, Ky.—After two successful seasons at Vincennes University, Tell City graduate Kassidie Hayes will continue her volleyball career at Brescia University next fall.
    Hayes signed with the NAIA Division II school March 3.
    She said she picked Brescia “because it’s close to home and when I got on campus I felt just like I did when I got to Vincennes - I knew I was going to go there.
    “It’s a small campus and I liked that.”

  • Lynch on All-PLAC hoops team

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central senior forward/guard Ryann Lynch was named to the All-PLAC girls basketball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.
    Lynch led Perry Central in scoring with 10.0 points per game, rebounding with 8.1 per game, assists with 2.3 per game, steals with 2.2 per game, and in free-throwshooting at 62.9 percent.
    She hit 35.2 percent from the field, including a team-leading 24.8 percent from three-point range.

  • Luke Hubert makes All-PLAC boys team

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central guard Luke Hubert was named to the All-PLAC boys basketball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.
    Hubert, a 5-foot-11 senior, led the Commodores in scoring with 11.8 points per game, in assists with 1.71 per game, in steals with 1.5 per game, and in free-throw shooting at 81.3 percent.
    He finished second on the team in three-point shooting at 34.2 percent and had the most attempts from that range with 111.
    He hit 39.3 percent from the field overall.

  • Melton named Bulldogs’ boys basketball MVP

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Ethan Melton was named Cannel-ton’s boys basketball Most Valuable Player at the school’s winter sports banquet Wednesday.
    Melton received the award in a team vote.
    The players also selected Patrick Lawson as the team’s most improved player.
    Melton won a statistical award for highest field-goal percentage at 56.1 percent.
    Jacob Pearey won for having the highest scoring average at 11.3 points per game and having the most steals with 31.

  • Bloated budgets, troops at risk

    Jonathan Bydlak

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    How much does the Department of Defense waste on overhead and outside contractors? Pentagon officials recently paid an outside consulting firm to find out.

    When the consultants put the figure at $125 billion, defense officials were scared Congress would cut their budget. So they tossed the multi-million-dollar report in the trash and hoped no one would find it.

  • Failure a part of business, Can-Clay no exception

    Can-Clay is Perry County’s own concept of too big to fail. It’s at the citizenry’s hands to bear the brunt of practices that help failing business survive when the market or poor business practices says its time to close.

  • Siblings recognized for academic achievement

    NEW ALBANY – Siblings Ian and Carly Jarboe were recently recognized for their outstanding academic performance during the 2016 fall semester at Indiana University Southeast.

    Ian Jarboe earned a place on the dean’s list with an excellent grade point average, which is reserved for students who have earned a 3.5 to 3.99 GPA for the semester. Ian is set to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts and Science in graphic design this spring.