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  • Fifth runner key to PC girls’ sectional repeat

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—With six of its top seven runners returning from last year’s sectional champions and regional runners-up, Perry Central’s girls cross country team expects another strong season.
    Cathryn Peter, the team’s No. 1 runner the last four years and a three-time individual state qualifier, graduated to the University of Southern Indiana’s team.
    But talented freshman Jillian Theis, who placed third in the small-school division of the middle-school state meet last year, should help fill the void.

  • Experienced Tell City expects to climb higher

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—After a couple of down years for them, Tell City’s cross country boys expect to rebound thanks to depth and experience.
    The Marksmen have 16 boys on the team, four more than last year. And they return their top four runners and five of their top seven.
    The top four, senior twins Caleb and Cameron Sherry and Brook Smith and junior Donovan Ingle, are in a close race for the team’s No. 1 spot, with only 15 to 20 seconds separating them in practice races, said Coach Chris Hollinden.

  • Autumn story times begin Sept. 9

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Public Library officials announced registration is now open for the autumn story-time session. Autumn story times will run from Sept. 9 through Oct. 17 with programs at both the Tell City and Cannelton locations.
    Parents and guardians may register for story time by calling the Tell City location at 547-2661. Story times are as follows:

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

    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?

    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

    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.