• Will Fehlinger The Herald-Tribune

COLUMBUS – The two local high school entries in the IHSAA boys swimming and diving sectional at Columbus North High School ended up barely making as much as a ripple in the "Chick" Newell Natatorium pool over the weekend.

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Saturday afternoon's (Feb. 17) tilt hosted by the Oldenburg Academy Twisters wasn't a typical game on the school's boys varsity basketball schedule.

  • Aaron Kirchoff Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE – Long scoring droughts by both Rushville and Oldenburg Academy allowed for big swings in momentum Tuesday, Feb. 13. Fortunately for the Lions, Oldenburg’s scoring slump came in the fourth quarter and the Lions were able to rally past the Twisters 46-39.

The Batesville Bulldogs' 5th-grade boys basketball team saw a successful end of the season by winning the Jefferson County Invitational Tournament, Madison, Feb. 10-11. The tournament, which featured 12 teams from Southeast Indiana and Northern Kentucky, was held at both the historic Brown G…

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Oldenburg Academy's impressive eight-game win streak on the hardwood came to an end with a resounding thud Saturday evening (Feb. 10) following a 51-24 home loss to the Indianapolis Scecina Memorial Crusaders.

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The Rushville Lions came to Batesville Thursday night, Feb. 8, with an underwhelming 4-13 record in 2017-18. They squared off against a Bulldog unit that had won eight of its last nine games.

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After scoring at over a 60-point clip in their previous six outings, the Oldenburg Academy Twisters could be excused for not finding the bottom of the net as often Tuesday night (Feb. 6) vs. Seton Catholic.

East Central Swim Team sent 32 athletes to compete among 28 teams at the 2018 Jaguar Aquatics February Invitational, Indianapolis, over the weekend of Feb. 2-4. Of that total, 10 swimmers earned trips to the Southeastern Indiana Swimming Divisional Championships to be held March 2-4 in Columbus.

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AURORA – There's a go-to phrase that's common in sports: It's hard to beat a team three times in a row.

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COLUMBUS – Batesville's Lady Bulldogs and Oldenburg Academy's Lady Twisters were among the 14 schools swimming for the title of 2018 sectional champion at Saturday afternoon's (Feb. 3) annual IHSAA tournament hosted by the Columbus North Bull Frogs.

  • By Hub Arkush CNHI Sports

MINNEAPOLIS — As we put an exclamation point on the 98th season in NFL history at Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, it is fair to say the future of the game has rarely been more uncertain.

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WALDRON – In order to earn a Sectional 60 rematch with Jac-Cen-Del from last year's championship game, Oldenburg's Lady Twisters first had to survive Tuesday's (Jan. 30) opening-round contest with Southwestern (Shelby County) at Waldron High School.

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AURORA – Last February, the Batesville girls varsity basketball team defeated the Franklin County Lady Wildcats in the quarterfinals of Sectional 29, setting up a semifinal matchup with Lawrenceburg.

Batesville's 4th-grade Bulldogs completed a perfect run (18-0) through the Dirt Road Basketball League to capture the team's first league championship.

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BROOKVILLE – With several more experienced and deep teams populating the IHSAA wrestling sectional Jan. 27 at Franklin County High School, the Batesville Bulldogs and Oldenburg Academy Twisters were simply hoping to put their best foot forward and sneak a wrestler or two into the next postse…

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The last four times Indiana Math & Science Academy brought its boys basketball team to the Oldenburg Academy gymnasium, the Knights lost by an average margin of almost 22 points.

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A jumper banged home by Alex Bamonte with just under five minutes remaining put Oldenburg Academy into a 45-45 deadlock with visiting Milan on OA senior night, Tuesday, Jan. 23.

The 6th-grade Batesville Bulldogs (Class of 2024) have advanced to the Dirt Road Basketball League Final Four for a fifth straight time after winning three tough games in a row to capture the Sectional 16 championship Jan. 21.

The 4th-Grade Batesville Bulldogs won the Dirt Road Basketball League Sectional 8 championship Jan. 21 at Batesville High School over the Milan Indians, 38-20. The Bulldogs were led in scoring by Cayden Drake with 14; Caleb Mohr had 8, Brayden Maple 6, William Kuisel 4, Owen Enneking 4 and T…

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You get the feeling Batesville's boys may have had this one circled on the calendar for quite some time.

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Lack of offense wasn't the issue for either side when the Rushville Lady Lions came calling on Batesville's Lady Bulldogs Thursday night, Jan. 18.

  • Joshua Heath Greensburg Daily News

GREENSBURG – More times than not, the baskets fell for the Greensburg Pirates (11-3, 3-1 Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference) when they hosted the Batesville Bulldogs (6-5, 0-2) Thursday night, Jan. 11.

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VERSAILLES – Early on in a streak of seven consecutive away contests, the Oldenburg Academy boys varsity basketball team picked up some positive news with a defensive-centered 36-30 victory at South Ripley Jan. 9.

East Central Swim Team took 26 athletes to the 10-team 2018 CHASESTRONG Challenge, held Jan. 6 at Indian Creek High School, Trafalgar. Of that group, 11 contributed to ECST's excellence by placing in the top eight of their respective age groups.

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From the perspective of their three county rivals, the Batesville High School boys basketball team served as an ungracious host for the 2018 Ripley County Tournament.

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OSGOOD – Neither Batesville nor South Ripley was willing to return home as county runner-up ... that is, at least without first putting up a fight.

The Batesville Lady Bulldogs won the 2018 Ripley County junior varsity tournament with a 39-35 win over South Ripley Saturday morning, Jan. 6.

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Taking their cue from Batesville's runaway win over Milan in the Ripley County girls tournament on Tuesday, the Bulldog boys decided to take things a step further with their 36-point crushing of the Indians in the county opener Jan. 3 at Batesville High School.

The first annual Batesville Holiday Invitational girls basketball tournament concluded Dec. 30 with two local teams claiming titles.