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Today's News

  • Extending PC’s streak may hinge on 5th man

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central has won the Jasper boys cross country sectional a record seven consecutive years. Developing a strong fifth runner could help the Commodores extend that streak.
    Two of their top three runners from the last two years, senior Bryce Lain and junior Aaron Pierrard, return.
    Both have placed in the top five in the sectional the last two years and “in my opinion they should be one-two at the sectional” this year, said Perry Central Coach Jason Barnett.

  • Stiles earns crown at Miss American Co-Ed pageant in Indianapolis

    INDIANAPOLIS – Cassidy Stiles, the 14-year-old daughter of John Stiles and Angela Oakley, participated in the Miss American Co-Ed pageant in Indianapolis Aug. 2 through Aug. 4. She was crowned 2013 Junior Teen Miss Victory.

    This crowning means that Stiles will participate in the Miss American Co-Ed Nationals pageant set for Nov. 24 through Dec. 1 at the Hilton Head Disney Resort in Orlando, Fla.
    In addition to her crown title, Stiles was also recognized for Junior Teen Volunteer Services Award.

  • Marksmen outspike Huskies

    EVANSVILLE—Kassidie Hayes had 12 kills, 13 assists and seven ace serves as Tell City defeated Evansville North 25-14, 25-20, 25-11 in a volleyball season opener Monday.
    “We served really well—we had 12 aces,” said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes. “We’ve been working on placing the ball a lot in practice.”
    Logan Flannagan made nine kills and Emma Kohnert six to back Kassidie Hayes in the hitting department.
    Kohnert, a freshman playing her first varsity match, “played really well,” said Dalonda Hayes.
    Natalie Peter had 15 assists to aid the hitters.

  • Can Commodores' quickness overcome line’s inexperience?

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central football coach Greg Gibson said “overall team speed” is his team’s main strength. But whether an inexperienced line can open holes for the runners is a question mark.
    “We’re fairly quick,” said Gibson. “We have quick running backs and we’re quicker than we have been at receiver probably.
    “I think we’ll be as quick or quicker overall than most of the teams on our schedule.

  • PAC title realistic goal for Marksmen

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City hasn’t won a football conference title since 1992. It may not do so this year, but it’s a reasonable goal for the first time in ages thanks to a combination of speed, size and experience.
    Asked the team’s main strength, third-year coach Ryan George said, “We’re hoping our offensive and defensive lines. They’re seniors who’ve played together a while.”
    He also said the team’s speed “should be really good. I think we’ll be as fast as any team we play overall.

  • Perry Central’s aces sink Bulldogs

    By LARRY GOFFINET Sports Editor CANNELTON—Grace James served 29 points, including nine aces, as Perry Central beat Cannelton 25-4, 25-6, 25-2 in volleyball Tuesday.

  • Volunteers needed for 2014 Perry County Relay for Life

    TELL CITY – The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers to recruit fundraising teams, garner community support, coordinate logistics, plan entertainment and lend a hand to ensure the success of the 2014 Relay For Life of Perry County.
    Cancer survivors, caregivers, community leaders and anyone wanting to make a difference is invited to participate.

  • Church news, Aug. 22

    Deer Creek Baptist up coming events
    TELL CITY – Deer Creek Baptist Church’s youth group will travel to Holiday World Aug. 24 for the second annual Rock the World Christian music fest. This year’s headliner is Grammy-award and multi-GMA Dove award winner Switchfoot. Other acts will include Kutless, Audio Adrenaline and Indiana native Adam Cappa.
    The church’s Talk, Pray, Walk group meets every Thursday evening at Sunset Park in Tell City to walk the greenway. All are invited to join.

  • Strong Bodies, Safe Families 5K Oct. 5

    MILLTOWN – Southwestern Indiana Child Advocacy Center Coalition and Crawford County’s Prevent Child Abuse Chapter announce their collaboration in hosting the area’s first “Strong Bodies, Safe Families” 5K walk-run starting at the Milltown Elementary School at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 5.
    This event is scheduled to take place during Domestic Violence Prevention Month and proceeds will benefit  

  • Free folk choir concert Sept. 13

    FERDINAND – The University of Notre Dame Folk Choir will perform at the monastery church of the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand at 8 p.m. EDT Sept. 13.
    This choir, with more than 60 members, has traveled the world and brought their repertoire to thousands of people. Each Sunday during the academic year they can be heard at mass in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on Notre Dame’s campus.