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Today's News

  • Titans stop Tell City

    FORT BRANCH—Tell City’s bats went cold after the first inning in a 9-3 PAC baseball loss to Gibson Southern Wednesday.
    “We didn’t really come to play,” said Tell City Coach Trent Benningfield. “We had three hits in the first inning and then didn’t have another one until Davon Battreal came in for his second varsity at-bat to give us a hit in the sixth inning.”
    The Marksmen scored two runs in the first inning on singles by Nick Smith, Preston Hendershot and Bryson Naviaux.

  • Mitchell outruns PC girls

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central won four of the five field events but only one running event in a 72-50 girls track loss to Mitchell Thursday.
    Claire Davis won both throwing events, tossing the shot 33 feet, 6 inches and the discus 96 feet, 3 inches.
    The Commodores took all three places in the discus, as Alyssa Verkamp was second at 89-11 and Alyssa Hill third at 89-5.
    Hill also took third in the shot at 29-10.
    Elizabeth Dauby won the pole vault by clearing 6 feet and teammate Maddie Gray was second at 5 feet, 6 inches.

  • PC boys get by Mitchell

    LEOPOLD—Clay James won both hurdles races to lead Perry Central past Mitchell 60-58 in boys track Thursday.
    James ran the 110-meter high hurdles in 17.16 seconds and the 300 intermediates in 44.22.
    Greg Baize won the 800 in 2:14 for the Commodores’ other individual victory in a running event.
    Since this was the final regular-season meet, Perry Central Coach Jason Barnett let his athletes compete in some different events and Baize placed third in the 100 dash in 12.18, which is not bad for a distance runner.

  • Billings, Gayer lead Perry Central past Mitchell

    LEOPOLD—Chelsey Billings and Karissa Gayer combined for seven hits as Perry Central beat Mitchell 10-4 in PLAC softball Thursday.
    Billings went 4 for 4 with a double and drove in two runs. Gayer went 3 for 4 and scored two runs.
    Maddie Labhart added a triple to the Commodores’ 11-hit attack.
    The Commodores scored in every inning but one as they overcame an early 2-1 deficit.

  • Elliott named Perry Central girls coach

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—R.T. Elliott, who has coached basketball at a variety of levels, was named Perry Central’s head girls basketball coach by the school board last Monday.
    Elliott, 30, is a second grade teacher at Perry Central, where he has been employed the last six years.
    He coached the eighth grade boys team his first year at Perry Central, then was Ty Guillaume’s assistant two years with the high school girls team.

  • Tell City 4th in PAC boys track meet

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City dominated a strong distance-running field Thursday and Friday, but it was not enough to extend its streak of PAC boys track championships to five.
    Tell City scored 79 points to finish fourth in the meet, which was extended to two days due to a suspension caused by lightning Thursday. Heritage Hills won with 117.

  • Why we need Relay for Life

    LENA JOYAL

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

     My name is Lena Joyal, and I am the event lead of the Perry County Relay for Life. I have been a member of the Army of Purple for nine years now. When I first joined Relay, there was a moderate level of participation and I would be told, “Oh you should have seen how many teams we used to have.”

    Last year was the worst public showing at Relay I have ever witnessed. I am telling you this because, I do not want that to be the case this year.

  • 51 isn’t that bad after all

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    I turn 51 Wednesday, not exactly an old age I guess, but I’m starting to finally feel my age. That, perhaps, is what really hurts. I mean literally, it hurts.

    I ran across a collection of senior photos a few weeks ago taken by the late Art Gerber in 1984. Wow, that was 34 years ago. I had a full head of blond hair, only one chin and a whole lot more muscle than I do today. The column photo above is me in 1984.

  • Job skills, not just college, key to brighter future

    When it comes to a career, college graduation is not the only measure of success. Our local high schools work hard to prepare students for the next steps in life, through advanced placement coursework, dual credit offerings and vocational classes, and many students will enroll in college.

  • A farewell to a PCMH resource

    TELL CITY – Sheila Gaynor, above left, was the guest of honor during a retirement reception held Wednesday at the Moose. Gaynor recently called it a career after 44 years with Perry County Memorial Hospital. Starting as a business clerk in 1972, a position she recalled paying her a beginning wage of $1.85, she left the hospital for a brief period in 1978 before returning the following year as a payroll clerk. Gaynor rose to become a payroll supervisor in 1993, and in 1996 was appointed the director of human resources, a position she’s held ever since.