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Today's News

  • Par for the course can be ridiculous number

    I recall reading an article about a golf course that musician Willie Nelson had built on his property.
    A visitor was playing a round of golf with Nelson, who shot a 13 on one hole. The visitor was surprised when Nelson declared that he had parred that hole.
    Noticing the look of astonishment on his visitor’s face, Nelson said, “Hey, when it’s your own course you can make par whatever you want it to be.”

  • Wildcats shut out Marksmen

    MOUNT VERNON—Tell City got only six shots on goal in a 9-0 boys soccer loss to Mount Vernon Thursday.
    Tell City goalie Sam Rogers made 15 saves and the Marksmen’s defense stopped another seven Mount Vernon shots. But the Wildcats scored three goals in the first half and six in the second half.
    “Sam actually did pretty well, but they just picked us apart,” said Tell City Coach Austin Fischer. “They have a lot of freshmen and sophomores who have played travel ball together.

  • Tell City sweeps singles in win

    MARENGO—Tell City swept the singles matches in straight sets to beat Crawford County 3-2 in boys tennis Thursday.
    Jake Swihart trounced Tim Knieriem 6-1, 6-0 in No. 1 singles, Jeff Yeung beat Drake Melton 6-2, 6-2 in No. 2, and Austin Paulin defeated Brennan Kannapel 6-2, 6-1 in No. 3.
    Paulin played singles for the first time this season.
    “We tried something different tonight and we got the win, but we still have work to do,” said Tell City Coach Nick Weyer.

  • Flannagan leads Tell City past Wolfpack

    TELL CITY—Logan Flannagan made 13 kills and 13 digs as Tell City defeated Crawford County 25-10, 25-21, 25-22 in volleyball Wednesday.
    Kassidie Hayes and Emma Kohnert each added seven kills and Kohnert made two blocks.
    Natalie Peter had 15 assists and Hayes added 13.
    Peter served four aces and Derrian Zabel added two.
    Tell City won the JV match 19-25, 25-19, 15-8 as Kelsey Gowers served 11 points, including six aces, and made 13 digs.
    Amy Hackbarth added nine points and Natalie Sanders six (two aces).

  • Commodores spike Patriots

    LINCOLN CITY—Hannah Harpenau and Sydney Goffinet combined for 31 kills as Perry Central beat Heritage Hills 25-22, 25-8, 25-20 in volleyball Thursday.
    Harpenau made 16 kills and 11 digs. Goffinet added 15 kills on 23 for 24 spiking.
    Grace James and Brittany Parker each added five kills and Jordan Sprinkle made four.
    James had 39 assists and made 15 digs. Parker added 11 digs and Hannah Edwards and Casey James each made seven.
    Sprinkle made two blocks. Parker served five of the Commodores’ 11 aces.

  • Southridge nips Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Using a ball-control running game and an occasional big pass, Southridge held off Tell City 24-21 in PAC football Friday.
    The Raiders ran an incredible 65 rushing plays (including taking a knee twice at the end of the game) for 224 yards.
    They also completed seven passes for 127 yards, including touchdown passes of 33 and 38 yards from Luke Stetter to Connor Craig.
    Tell City rushed for only 86 yards on 25 attempts and made only six first downs compared with Southridge’s 20.

  • Big plays propel PC past Trojans

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD—Big plays helped Perry Central beat Wood Memorial 40-6 in football Friday.
    On Wood Memorial’s first possession, the Commodores forced the Trojans into a punting situation at their own 28-yard line.
    The snap went over punter Collin Robinson’s head and rolled to the goal line. He picked up the loose ball and tried to run it but was tackled at the Trojan 11-yard line.

  • COLUMN: Where is the pastor’s voice?

    By TIM SCHNEIDER
    Guest Columnist

    I’m writing in response to a letter published in the Aug. 5 issue titled “Vigilance will keep religion out of politics” and written by Elijah Bryant.

    First of all, there is no way to keep religion out of politics, work, school or homes. The only question is what religion will be taught in these places. The religion we choose will determine what is morally acceptable in our society.

    • Muslims accept honor killings as moral.

  • COLUMN: Fishin’ with catalpa worms

    By TOM TURPIN
    Guest Columnist

    Years ago when I was growing up on a farm in Kansas, my old neighbor had what he lovingly called his fishin’ worm tree.

    Back in those days, I didn’t know much about trees, other than some were good for climbing. But I did know the worms I used for fishing were found in the soil. So my neighbor’s name for the tree was a bit confusing.

  • EDITORIAL: Utah football coach right in punishment of team

    In this age of social media and Internet technology, it shouldn’t be any surprise that bullying has become easier for kids, especially in the form of cyber bullying. Schools across the country have done their part to put a stop to bullying of all types, including all three schools in Perry County.

    We commend and fully support these efforts. And that’s why we think one high-school football coach in Utah deserves the same praise for his recent punishment of his entire team.