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Today's News

  • Raiders overtake Tell City boys

    TELL CITY - Greg Clayton and Zach Avallone each won two individual events but Tell City lost to Southridge 92-87 in boys swimming Thursday.

    Tell City led much of the meet but Southridge won the last two events to clinch it.

    Clayton won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:07.35 and the 500 free in 5:41.13.

    Avallone won the 50 free in 25.09 seconds and the 100 free in 58.22.

    He teamed with Nick Bower, Bryson May and Isaac Schaefer to win the 200 free relay in 1:44.11.

    May placed second in the 100 breaststroke in 1:12.93 and the 200 individual medley in 2:29.79.

  • Tell City girls use depth to outswim Southridge

    TELL CITY - Tell City girls swim coach Mike Page said in preseason he thought his team could contend with defending champion Southridge for the PAC title this year.

    The Marksmen proved that in the pool Thursday, beating Southridge 98-82 in a dual meet.

    Each team won six events but the Marksmen's depth was the difference, as they took second place in five of the nine individual events and third place in five.

    Freshman Chelsea Malone won one individual event and two relays.

  • Tell City girls rip Tecumseh

    TELL CITY - Tell City used strong rebounding and tight man-to-man defense to beat Tecumseh 66-25 in PAC girls basketball Thursday.

    The Marksmen jumped to an 18-0 lead in the first 8:15. They forced 10 Tecumseh turn-overs - four on steals by Kara McClintic - in the first quarter and outrebounded the Braves 16-5 that period.

    Several of those rebounds came on the offensive end, and the Marksmen scored two first-quarter baskets directly off rebounds.

    Having trouble getting a shot off against Tell City's tight defense, the Braves started shooting from farther out.

  • Braves scalp Marksmen

    TELL CITY - Some say that a basketball team looks good when it shoots well. But Tell City's boys team proved Friday that it's possible to hit 50 percent from the field and look bad.

    The Marksmen hit 23 of 46 from the field in a 77-60 PAC loss to Tecumseh.

    But they committed 21 turnovers and allowed Tecumseh to hit 63.2 percent from the field as they gave up 15 layups.

    Six of those came on fast breaks, as the Marksmen were slow getting back on defense after turnovers or missed shots.

  • Cannelton whips Eagles

    CANNELTON - Cannelton forced 22 Evansville Day turnovers and beat the Eagles 67-42 in boys basketball Friday.

    The Eagles put the first points on the board, but their lead would be short-lived.

    Tyler Aud was the first Bulldog to score and would go on to lead them with 20 points, including 15 in the third quarter.

    Chase Gerber came off the bench midway into the first quarter to hit back-to-back two-point shots, adding offensive momentum. He finished with 14 points.

    Justin Dooley led the Bulldogs with six first-quarter points.

  • PC stops Blackhawks

    FRENCH LICK - Perry Central controlled the backboards and worked the ball well in the fourth quarter, defeating Springs Valley 51-39 in PLAC boys basketball Friday.

    Springs Valley led by four points, 26-22, with 4:52 left in the third quarter and still led 30-29 with 1:39 left in that period.

    Zach Rogier made a jump shot to put Perry Central ahead 32-30 at the end of the third quarter.

  • Jasper pins Marksmen

    JASPER - Jasper won 10 of 14 matches, including four by pins, to beat shorthanded Tell City 48-15 in wrestling Thursday.

    Two of Tell City's better wrestlers missed the meet. Undefeated Keith Patrick was still sick and Eric Sabelhaus was sidelined with a shoulder injury.

    Greg Batie was the only Marksman to win by pin. He nailed Phil Hautsch in 2:39 to raise his record to 8-0.

    A.J. Flynn decisioned Evan Voges 3-2 in the 103-pound match to also improve to 8-0.

    Kyle Shrubb and Justin Kleemann each also won a decision for the Marksmen.

  • Fundraiser to 'wrap up' this week

    TELL CITY - Bright Beginnings Child Care Center will wrap gifts at Tell City Sonic this month as a fundraiser. The Bright Beginnings staff will provide the supplies to wrap presents while visitors wait from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.

    Small and medium-sized packages will be wrapped for $1 each and large packages will be wrapped for $2. Proceeds will be used to purchase supplies for children attending the center. For more information, call Jennifer Perkins at 547-2389.

  • Red Cross urges the public to give blood

    TELL CITY - The holiday shopping season is well under way. Shoppers rush from store to store, overloaded with purchases, searching for the perfect gift. Many do not realize they carry the perfect gift year round - lifesaving blood.

    You can help boost the blood supply this season by donating blood from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday the Red Cross will be at Tell City Wal-Mart. Another site will be at Perry County Memorial Hospital from noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 26. All donors from Dec. 21 to Jan. 6 will have the opportunity to enter a drawing for a weekly $250 shopping spree.

  • Early deadlines set for Christmas, New Year's

    TELL CITY - The Perry County News will have early deadlines for Christmas and New Year's.

    The deadline to have items published in the Thursday, Dec. 27 issue for Section B is 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21. For the Thursday, Jan. 3 issue, the deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28.

    The Perry County News office will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Dec. 24 and 25, and New Year's Day, Jan. 1.

    These deadlines apply to social, school, church and community news items, and engagement, wedding, anniversary and birth announcements.