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  • Perry Central awarded $100,000 for e-learning

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central students will be encouraged to tinker, create and problem solve with the help of teachers, classmates and cutting-age technology. Also helping will be a $100,000 digital-learning grant awarded to the school last week by the Indiana Department of Education’s Office of e-Learning.

    The money will be used to purchase laptops for fifth-grade students and will allow them to join older students who have already been assigned laptop computers.

  • I hear the train a comin’

    Employees of the Hoosier Southern Railroad offered tips on rail safety Thursday during a presentation to South Perry Head Start students at the Tell City Depot. (After clicking headline to open story, click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)

  • Do we root for the suits? To some extent

    Remember the 1987 football season when the NFL used replacement players for three regular-season games during a player strike?
    One NFL team owner then reasoned that they could get away with using the substitutes because “the fans root for the suits,” meaning that a Dallas fan is going to root for whoever wears a Cowboys jersey and a helmet with a star on it on Sunday afternoons.

  • Jeeps defeat Bulldogs

    By PHILLIP BALL
    Sports Correspondent

    LYNNVILLE—Cannelton was overwhelmed by Northeast Dubois’ size in a 63-38 loss in the Class A boys basketball sectional semifinals Friday.
    The Bulldogs played a strong first quarter, hitting 6 of 10 shots from the field, including a banked in three-pointer by Michael Miller, as they built a 14-11 lead at the end of period.
    “That ball might have left the gym if the backboard had not gotten in the way,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.

  • Perry Central’s defense stops North Posey’s rally

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    BOONVILLE—Perry Central built a 15-point lead late in the third quarter and used strong defense and rebounding to hold on for a 58-51 semifinal boys basketball sectional victory over North Posey Friday.
    The 17-5 Commodores will play 13-9 Mater Dei for the title tonight at 7. The game was originally scheduled for Saturday night but was postponed because Mater Dei’s girls team was playing in the Class 3A state championship game then.

  • 12 Tell City wrestlers take titles in club’s own tourney

    TELL CITY—Twelve Tell City Wrestling Club members won titles in the club’s own tourney Sunday.

  • Malone, Miller named to football coaches’ academic all-state team

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City’s Brennan Malone and Reese Miller were named to the Indiana Football Coaches Association’s academic all-state team released Monday.
    To be eligible for the team, a player must be a senior and have played in at least 70 percent of his team’s games.
    He also must have a grade-point average of at least 3.40 and an SAT score of at least 1660 or ACT score of  at least 24.
    Malone, a quarterback and defensive back for the Marksmen, is ranked No. 1 in his class academically and scored 1840 on the SAT.

  • Chargers pass Tell City in final minutes

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Pike Central outshot Tell City 62.5 percent to 22.2 percent from the field in the fourth quarter to overtake the Marksmen 50-47 in PAC boys basketball Saturday.
    With a strong third quarter Tell City built a 46-41 lead and had the ball going into the final seconds of that period.
    But the Marksmen committed a turnover and Pike Central scored two free throws off it with 3.5 seconds left in the quarter.

  • Vikings top Tell City in game marred by quick technical fouls

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    BOONVILLE—Tell City’s cold start and North Posey forward Cody Ungetheim’s hot second half helped the Vikings beat the Marksmen 70-58 in Class 2A boys basketball first-round sectional action Tuesday.
    The Marksmen hit only 4 of 13 from the field and committed seven turnovers in the first quarter as they fell behind 15-9.
    Turnovers continued to be a problem for both teams—Tell City finished with 23 and North Posey 20.