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  • Will Fehlinger The Herald-Tribune

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

  • Will Fehlinger The Herald-Tribune

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.

  • Will Fehlinger The Herald-Tribune

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.

  • Will Fehlinger The Herald-Tribune

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.

  • Will Fehlinger The Herald-Tribune

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.

Girls in grades 3-6 from Batesville, Columbus, East Central, Franklin County, Greensburg,Jennings County, Lawrenceburg, Martinsville, Milan, Monrovia, North Decatur, Rushville, Shelbyville and Switzerland County schools participated in the Dec. 29-30 tournament. Games were played at Batesvil…

The first Batesville Holiday Invitational Tournament for girls in grades 3-6 on school-based teams is Friday-Saturday, Dec. 29-30. All games will be played in Batesville school gyms.

The fourth annual Garrett's Gang Special Needs Camp took place Saturday, Nov. 18, at Batesville High School. The gang consists of boys varsity basketball head coach Aaron Garrett and members of the high school program, who together work with special needs individuals in the area.

The East Central High School AquaTrojans swim team remain perfect on the season after competing in the 2017 Connersville Invitational Dec. 16, according to coach Brandon Loveless.

Seven Oldenburg Academy swimmers took part in a triathlon Dec. 20 at Southeastern Indiana YMCA, reported coaches Paul Tyrer and Cindy Todd, who were assisted by OA cross country coach Angela Price and Joe Price.

  • Will Fehlinger The Herald-Tribune

It made no difference that Friday night's (Dec. 15) tangle between the visiting Greensburg Pirates and Batesville Lady Bulldogs had no bearing on the Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference standings.

The Batesville Bulldogs started their boys basketball weekend early with a 64-59 home win Dec. 14 over Ripley County foe Milan.

  • Will Fehlinger The Herald-Tribune

MILAN — A trio of area co-ed swim teams took to the Milan Elementary School pool Dec. 14 to essentially wrap up the first half of the season's competition.

The Batesville High School football program celebrated a largely successful 2017 campaign with the annual awards banquet Dec. 13 at BHS.

  • Will Fehlinger The Herald-Tribune

If there's one thing the Oldenburg Academy Lady Twisters can take solace in after Tuesday's (Dec. 12) 79-23 drubbing at the hands of the Greensburg Lady Pirates, it's the fact the Decatur County school has been doing this to a lot of folks lately.

Cindy Lamping, Batesville High School Class of 1991, is one of 11 ladies set to be inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame next spring.

Batesville High School's varsity wrestlers traveled to the Rushville Super 5 Duals Dec. 9. Attending along with the Bulldogs and Lions were Centerville, Greensburg and Connersville.

  • Will Fehlinger The Herald-Tribune

LAWRENCEBURG – With just over two minutes remaining, an early-season Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference clash Dec. 8 between visiting Batesville and the Lawrenceburg Tigers was deadlocked at 38 and still anyone's ball game.

Coach Gabby Trader and the Southeastern Indiana YMCA Stingrays traveled to Connersville High School Nov. 17 for the team's third competition of the season, hosted by Connersville Area Swim Team.

The Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference has released its all-EIAC selections for fall high school sports, as well as updated sports standings for the eight participating schools.

The St. Louis 6th-grade boys basketball team captured the SLS Invitational Dec. 2, improving to 10-3 in the process.

  • Will Fehlinger The Herald-Tribune

A one-point game (52-51) as late as the 4:49 mark of the fourth quarter, Friday night's contest between rivals Batesville and Greensburg turned decidedly in the latter's favor as the visiting Pirates pulled off a 17-9 finish to post a 69-60 victory.

  • Will Fehlinger The Herald-Tribune

Trailing 37-14 with just over three minutes remaining in the opening half Saturday night (Dec. 2), it was a credit to coach Gary Moorman's Oldenburg Academy Twisters that the evening's final deficit was a more respectable 11 points.

Batesville Bulldog swimming traveled to Centerville Nov. 30 and lost to their Bulldog counterparts. BHS fell 102-71 on the girls end while the boys were defeated 121-45.

  • Will Fehlinger The Herald-Tribune

With the time flashing all zeroes and the scoreboard reading Edinburgh 65, Oldenburg Academy 64, it appeared the Lady Twisters had gone down to their sixth straight defeat to begin the 2017-18 girls basketball season.

  • Will Fehlinger The Herald-Tribune

If Saturday night's (Nov. 25) season opener was any indication, the Batesville Bulldogs will truly be playing "team" basketball as the 2017-18 winter unfolds.

For the Indiana basketball enthusiast on your Christmas shopping list, a new book released by Ripley Publishing Company may just be the answer.