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  • Tell City beats Boonville to advance to sectional finals

    BOONVILLE—Tell City won all three singles matches and No. 1 doubles to beat Boonville 4-1 in the first round of their boys tennis sectional Thursday.
    That put Tell City in the championship match against Castle for the second year in a row. That match was rained out Friday and Saturday and has been rescheduled for today (Monday) at 4:30 p.m.
    Tell City singles players Jake Swihart, Zach Fisher and Luke Thomas all won in straight sets against Boonville.

  • Cannelton falls to Wolfpack

    MARENGO—Crawford County had more bump-set-spike possessions than Cannelton in a 25-12, 25-15, 25-12 volleyball victory over the Bulldogs Thursday.
    “They played well together,” said Cannelton Coach Bridget Bruggeman. “They set the ball up twice as many times as we did.”
    Strong serve reception helped the Wolfpack get the ball to their setters. Cannelton was able to get only two ace serves against them.
    The Bulldogs made only one bad serve the entire match, though.

  • Wildcats nip Marksmen

    TELL CITY—Mater Dei has won this area’s last three Class 2A volleyball sectionals and is one of the favorites again this year. But Tell City proved it could play with the Wildcats Thursday.
    Mater Dei edged Tell City 25-11, 23-25, 25-15, 18-25, 15-9 but Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes called the match “very encouraging. We played really well. We played with heart and we played with emotion.

  • Jasper outspikes Perry Central

    JASPER—Perry Central made fewer kills than usual in a 25-17, 25-23, 25-21 volleyball loss to Jasper Thursday.
    Hannah Harpenau led the Commodores with 11 kills. Sydney Goffinet added seven and Jordan Sprinkle five.
    Grace James had 23 assists. She and Sprinkle each made three blocks.
    The Commodores had a good serving percentage (their top four servers went 50 for 52), but no one served more than one ace, as Jasper did a good job receiving them.

  • PC takes advantage of Senators’ fumbles

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central capitalized on West Washington mistakes to beat the Senators 40-8 in PLAC football Friday.  
    West Washington moved the ball from its 19 to its 47 on its first possession. But on third and 10, the Senators fumbled the ball after a 2-yard loss.
    Perry Central’s Nick Coultas recovered it at the Senators’ 45-yard line.

  • Tell City overcomes shaky start to topple Vikings

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City dominated the last three quarters to beat North Posey 20-7 in PAC football Friday.
    Tell City trailed 7-0 after the first quarter but mounted a 73-yard touchdown drive early in the second quarter.
    That drive included nice runs by Elliott Brown, Brennan Malone and Reese Miller and was capped by Brown’s 18-yard touchdown run to the left side.
    The extra-point kick was no good, though, leaving the Vikings ahead 7-6.

  • Twilight Towers Christmas bazaar Oct. 26

    TELL CITY – Twilight Towers will hold its annual Christmas bazaar Oct. 26 in the dining room starting at 6 a.m.
    There will be a biscuits-and-gravy breakfast available. A full order will be $2 and a half order will cost $1. Coffee, milk and orange juice will be 50 cents each. A bake sale will also be held during the bazaar. Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • Community Events, Oct. 7

    The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to The News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586. Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or emailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

    Bicentennial meeting planned for Tuesday

  • COLUMN: Generation Gap: Father Tom

    By THOMAS SIMPSON
    Guest Columnist

    Editor’s Note: The Perry County News is publishing a series of interviews conducted by eighth-graders in Joyce Stath’s English class at Tell City Junior-Senior High School.

    The interviews are of people one or two generations older than students.