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Today's News

  • Cannelton girls fall to Jeeps

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    OAKLAND CITY—Northeast Dubois had the advantage in shooting, rebounding and ball-handling as it beat Cannelton 65-23 in the semifinals of the Wood Memorial girls basketball sectional Saturday morning.
    Cannelton trailed only 4-3 after Mikah Hemmings, playing with a torn anterior cruciate ligament, zipped a three-point shot for the Bulldogs with 4:43 left in the first quarter.
    But the Jeeps went on an 11-0 run in the next four minutes.

  • Schraner, Schwartz shine versus Vikings

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Different players seem to step up for Perry Central’s boys basketball team nearly every game.
    Saturday it was Trent Schraner and Nathan Schwartz’s turn to shine in a 72-54 win over North Posey.
    Schraner scored a season-high 10 points—all in the first half—and had six assists—five in the first half.
    He did not miss a shot in the first half as he hit 2 of 2 from three-point range and 4 of 4 free throws.

  • North Posey’s defense stops Marksmen cold

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Tell City had more turnovers than shot attempts and grabbed only 11 rebounds in a 42-17 loss to North Posey in the championship game of Forest Park’s girls basketball sectional Saturday.
    The Marksmen hit 6 of 18 from the field and committed 25 turnovers.
    They committed 10 turnovers in the first 5 1⁄2 minutes.
    North Posey committed four turnovers in that span, though, and was also not hitting.

  • Hemmings may have broken another record

    Senior guard Mikah Hemmings was on pace to break Cannelton’s single-season girls basketball scoring average record before she tore an anterior cruciate ligament Jan. 14. Now she may have set another type of scoring record.
    Hemmings went down with 2:58 left in the third quarter of a game against Cloverport.
    She already had 22 points in that game, giving her 302 in 14 games for an average of 21.6 points per game.
    That would have broken the record of 21.2 ppg set by Kathy Alvey in her sophomore season 32 years ago.

  • Jeeps edge Commodores in OT

    DUBOIS—Tyler Haas scored seven points in overtime as Northeast Dubois nipped Perry Central 79-75 in boys basketball Thursday.
    Haas, a 6-foot-5 forward, scored 35 points as the Jeeps used their height advantage to score most of their points inside.
    They hit 27 of 36 shots from two-point range, with most of them coming from within 8 feet of the basket.
    “They had a 6-5, 6-7 and 6-5 frontline and a 6-5 sub, so they had a definite size advantage,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “And they’re physical.

  • Cannelton defeats Whitesville Trinity

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Cannelton built an 18-point lead with a 25-point third quarter and held off Whitesville Trinity 68-59 in boys basketball Thursday.
    The Bulldogs led 25-16 at halftime though they had hit only 10 of 28 shots from the field.
    But they hit 8 of 14 in the third quarter and 7 of 7 free throws as they stretched their lead to 50-32 with 0:39 left in the period.
    They hit two three-pointers in that span but made their other six field goals from within 6 feet of the basket.

  • Blazing start boosts Tell City past Rebels

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Emma Kohnert led a blazing start that propelled Tell City past South Spencer 45-23 in the Forest Park girls basketball sectional semifinals Friday.
    Kohnert, a freshman forward, scored eight points on 4 for 4 field-goal shooting as the Marksmen jumped to a 19-4 lead in the first 7:36.
    The Marksmen were 9 for 9 from the field and 1 for 1 at the free-throw line in that span.
    Their first miss was a three-point attempt at the buzzer ending the quarter.

  • Community Events

    Indiana 15 to meet Feb. 25

    FERDINAND – The Executive Board of the Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission will meet Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the commission’s office located at 221 E. First Street in Ferdinand.

    Texas hold’em tourney Saturday at Legion

  • Relay for Life kicks off today at Moose Lodge

    TELL CITY – The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Perry County will host a kickoff event at 5:30 p.m. today, at Tell City Moose Lodge.

    The kickoff will honor cancer survivors and caregivers and will feature information about how the community and residents have benefitted from the funds raised at Relay For Life.

    Those interested will also be able to register to participate for the overnight event to be held June 14 and 15, beginning at 2 p.m. at Perry Central Community School Corp. and the school track.

  • Bald eagles in Perry County

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