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Batesville High School celebrated a very successful 2017 in girls soccer, a season that ended at regional for the state-ranked Lady Bulldogs.

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With their next home game a lengthy 24 days away, the Batesville Lady Bulldogs made Tuesday night's (Nov. 21) Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference matchup with Connersville a jubilant going-away party.

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OSGOOD – The last three times Oldenburg Academy encountered Jac-Cen-Del in girls basketball, prior to Friday's (Nov. 17) road matchup, the Lady Twisters had lost by an average margin of 43 points, including a 38-point loss in last year's sectional.

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These days, it's not unheard of to hear about young people being heavily involved in travel team sports.

On Sept. 18, East Central and Lawrenceburg faced off at EC in an important Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference matchup. But the game was bigger than a conference rivalry. The night was dedicated to raising money for the fight against cancer.

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Though they did not trail at any point in Saturday's (Nov. 11) home-opening contest against North Decatur – and thus were never in real jeopardy of losing – the Batesville Lady Bulldogs can safely anticipate smoother overall outings as the winter progresses.

After a back injury sidelined her for the majority of her junior year, former Batesville Lady Bulldog standout Bailey Baumer is making the most of a senior season that may culminate in an NCAA tournament appearance for the Ball State University women's volleyball team.

The Oldenburg Academy ladies' soccer team gathered Sunday, Nov. 5 to celebrate a winning soccer season. OA finished the season with a 12-6-2 record and came away with a sectional championship in Class A. Coach Todd Reed toasted each of the players before handing out the end-of-season awards.

The 2nd-grade Batesville Youth Football team won the Southeastern Indiana Youth Football Association Super Bowl Saturday, Nov. 4, said youth football president Chris Weiler. The SIYFA league is made up of teams from Batesville, Lawrenceburg, Milan, South Dearborn, East Central (Bright & …

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RAMSEY – Regardless of which side you were on, the Sectional 31 semifinal between Batesville and host North Harrison is not likely to escape from your memory bank any time soon. Under a driving downpour and temperatures plummeting into the 30s, the Bulldogs and Cougars played one for the annals.

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Batesville's Bulldogs now find themselves one of four teams still alive for the Class 3A, Sectional 31 hardware following last Friday's 38-22 home win over Charlestown.

Saturday, Oct. 21, turned out to be the last stop in the 2017 cross country postseason for athletes representing four area schools.

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The Charlestown Pirates and Batesville Bulldogs battled to a virtual stalemate – based solely on offensive statistics – in opening-round sectional action from the Dawg Pound Friday, Oct. 20.

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"We had an extraordinary season this year with the cross country teams," Batesville Middle School principal Dave Strouse announced during the Believe in Better portion of the Oct. 16 Batesville Community School Corp. meeting.

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It's sink or swim time, now, for 321 Indiana high school football teams hoping to be one of the six schools left standing with state titles at Lucas Oil Stadium on Thanksgiving weekend.

HOPE – The Hauser Lady Jets proved to be too skilled an opponent for the Oldenburg Academy Lady Twisters in the semifinals of the Class A, Sectional 60 volleyball tournament.

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SHELBYVILLE – For two local cross country teams, the goal at Saturday's regional round (Oct. 14) was simple: run well enough across the fields of Shelbyville's Blue River Memorial Park to earn a return trip the following weekend.

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GREENSBURG – After going through 278 minutes of postseason action with an unblemished sheet, the Batesville High School boys soccer team finally allowed an opponent to grace the netting.

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GREENSBURG – Oldenburg Academy's scoreless streak on the gridiron has reached 12 quarters after being overwhelmed 61-0 by Mid-Indiana Football Conference rival North Decatur at Ed Kaelin Stadium Oct. 13.

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BROOKVILLE – The way Batesville's Lady Bulldogs came out firing in the opening set of their 1st-round match Oct. 12 against Lawrenceburg at Sectional 29 in Franklin County, it seemed there might be a reversal of fortune from a pair of 5-set losses to the Lady Tigers in the regular season.

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Oldenburg Academy girls soccer finished the regular season 9-5-2, a strong season considering several losses and ties came while we had player injuries. Thankfully, our injuries were only bruises and we came to the state tournament healthy. These in-season injuries were a good opportunity to…

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This Friday, which happens to fall on the 13th for the second time this year, marks the end of the regular season for Indiana high school football.

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AURORA – The Batesville boys cross country team added to a banner day for Bulldog sports after capturing the 2017 South Dearborn sectional, run in the mid-afternoon sun through the Knights' winding and heavily wooded course.

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LAWRENCEBURG – Saturday night's Sectional 27 championship was ultimately decided in overtime, not surprising considering the contenders: Eastern Indian Athletic Conference rivals Batesville and host Lawrenceburg, both ranked highly in Class 2A girls soccer.

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Trailing by one point – the same 22-21 score that accompanied them into the halftime locker room – with the game clock ticking under 30 seconds, Batesville's Trey Heidlage and Austin Siefert hooked up for a 25-yard touchdown to effectively seal a Bulldog homecoming victory against Franklin C…

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RUSHVILLE – A successful penalty kick off the foot of junior Michael Ripperger proved to be the difference maker Oct. 4 as the Batesville Bulldogs squeaked by Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference rival Franklin County, 1-0, in the Sectional 28 semifinals at Rushville's John Wilson Stadium.

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RICHMOND – Batesville's boys tennis team reached the end of its 2017 road with a 4-1 loss to the host Richmond Red Devils in the regional final round Oct. 4.