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Today's News

  • Hot Commodores crush Blackhawks

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FRENCH LICK—Perry Central hit 53.7 percent from the field to trounce Springs Valley 73-40 in PLAC boys basketball Friday.
    The Commodores got several layups in transition off their 16 steals.
    “In the first quarter I think we had real good energy on our press,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “We made several deflections. And we got some steals after they crossed halfcourt.”
    Perry Central also made several layups in its half-court offense on baseline drives.

  • Tell City boys outswim Northeast Dubois

    TELL CITY—Five Tell Citians each won one individual event as the Marksmen beat Northeast Dubois 62-52 in boys swimming Tuesday.
    The Marksmen also won the 400-yard freestyle relay, with Collin Malone, Stephen Houle, Luke Thomas and Aaron Vincent swimming it in 4:11.46.
    Tell City also did well in individual freestyle races. Houle won the 500 in 6:02.03, Trent Harding took the 200 in 2:14.02, and Malone won the 100 in 59.31 seconds.

  • Marksman girls cruise past Jeeps

    TELL CITY—Tell City won 8 of 11 events, including all three relays, to trounce Northeast Dubois 106-46 in girls swimming Tuesday.
    Sydney Brown won the 100-yard butterfly in 1:21.47 and set a personal record as she placed second in the 100 backstroke in 1:14.37.
    She also swam on two of the winning relays.
    She teamed with Madison Schuetter, Claire Bishop and Derrian Zabel to win the 200 medley relay in 2:19.65.
    Zabel, Kassi Peter, Bailey Powell and Brown took the 400 free relay in 4:34.00.

  • Tell City 26th in nation

    SAN ANTONIO—Tell City's age 13-14 boys cross country team finished 26th in the 39-team USA Track & Field Junior Olympics national cross country meet Saturday.

  • Waninger, Craig each go 7-0 in weekend PAC duals wrestling

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Mason Waninger and Aubrey Craig each went 7-0 to lead Tell City to seventh place in the eight-team PAC duals wrestling round-robin Friday and Saturday.
    Tell City beat Forest Park 48-27 and North Posey 57-24 but lost to Heritage Hills 46-25, Tecumseh 39-24, South Spencer 42-36, Southridge 60-18, and Gibson Southern 52-28.
    Tell City and South Spencer each went 2-5 but South Spencer earned sixth place because it beat Tell City head-to-head.

  • Perry Central tightens defense to top Wolfpack

    MARENGO—Morgan Richardson and Brittany Parker combined for 16 fourth-quarter points as Perry Central beat Crawford County 50-44 in PLAC girls basketball Tuesday.
    Crawford County took a four-point lead early in the fourth quarter. But Perry Central rallied behind “a better defensive effort” that period, said Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume.
    “Our hands were really active,” he added. “We got some deflections and slowed their offense down.”

  • Turnovers doom Tell City in loss to Rebels

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s rebounding advantage wasn’t enough to offset its turnover disadvantage in a 57-41 boys basketball loss to South Central Saturday.
    The Marksmen outrebounded the slightly taller Rebels 32-16, including 11-1 in the first quarter.
    Tell City grabbed five offensive rebounds in the first 50 seconds as it built a 4-0 lead before the ball ever reached South Central’s half of the court.

  • Commodores hit FTs to hold off Mater Dei

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central made 7 of 8 free throws in the last minute to defeat Mater Dei 78-72 in boys basketball Saturday.
    The Commodores’ 18-point third-quarter lead was cut to four, 71-67, on a field goal by Mater Dei’s Josh Price with 1:00 left in the game.
    Mater Dei then fouled Andrew Huber, who made both free throws.

  • Strong defense helps PC down Cannelton

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Perry Central’s defensive pressure helped it jump to a 13-0 lead in the first three minutes en route to a 77-44 boys basketball win over Cannelton Tuesday.
    Austin LeClere scored eight points during that streak, including two layups off Perry Central steals—one by him and one by Michael Schwartz.
    Dacota Schaad added a three-pointer and two free throws in that stretch and had an assist on a 7-foot, post-up basket by LeClere.

  • Community Events

    Holiday open house Dec. 19
    Perry County Chamber  of Commerce and the Perry County Development Corp. will host a holiday open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday (today) at 601 Main Steet.

    William Tell Center dance Saturday