JV Dogs blow out Lions

Sam Haskamp's 14 points helped lead the Batesville junior varsity boys to a 46-26 win over Rushville Feb. 8. BHS led 14-3 after one period and closed the game on a 14-4 run.

Additional Bulldog scoring came from Bill Lynam 7, RJ Powell 5, Lleyton Ratcliffe 5, John Thompson 5, Charlie Dice 4, Seth Gausman 4 and Trey Peters 2.

BMS outwrestles S. Dearborn

The Batesville Middle School wrestling team defeated South Dearborn 60-54 in a home bout.

Leading the way for the Bulldogs with victories by pin were Tacoma Nicholas, Mason Neeley, Alex Murphy, Bobby Weiler, Vonley Hund, Katie Mobley, Elijah Stover and Josh Mobley. Aaron Norman and Jesus Garcia both won by forfeit. In JV matchups, Josh Mobley and Chase Hamilton both chalked up wins by decision.

The Bulldogs travel to Milan Feb. 13.

7th/8th Bulldogs drop to 6-2

The BMS 7th and 8th grade girls hoops teams both fell at Benjamin Rush Feb. 8. Behind Annika Marlow's 16 points, the Cubs were 51-17 winners in the grade 8 contest; the 7th-grade Bulldogs lost 34-23.

The underclassmen were down 22-11 before cutting the Cub lead to two by the end of three quarters. Makayla Granger led BMS with 8 points, followed by Emma Weiler's 7, Ava Hanson's 6 and Jadyn Harrington's 2. Harrington and Timbre Davies were defensive leaders.

"The Lady Bulldogs could not get anything going from the opening tip," explained 8th-grade coach Jack Smith. Breanna Wells led the Bulldogs with 9 points; Ashley Nobbe, Sarah Ripperger, Gabby Elston and Calley Kaiser added 2 apiece.

Each squad had a 6-2 record entering this week.

SLS splits with Greendale

St. Louis' 6th-grade Lady Cardinal cagers (6-1) won their 5th straight game with a come-from-behind 26-25 victory Feb. 8 over the Greendale Lady Bengals. The 5th-grade Cards (3-4) were on the wrong end of a 42-10 final.

Grade 6 was down by eight to start the final quarter but outscored the Bengals 10-1 in the stretch. "This was a solid test for the Cardinals and their mental toughness and teamwork paid off," coach Andy Saner commented.

Coach Rob King said his 5th-graders "played with an aggressive effort." Scoring for the Cards were Lucy Abplanalp with 1 point, Kenzie Maple with 2 and Veronica King with 7.

Both teams visit Laurel Feb. 13.

Chargers take two from Cards

St. Louis' 7th and 8th-grade girls were unable to capture a win Feb. 8 vs. North Decatur.

The Lady Cardinal upperclassmen were edged 22-21. "This was such a great game to watch and coach," said Erin Trenkamp, adding her squad did a great job in all facets of the game. Scoring for SLS were Emma Weberding (8 points), Ava Allen (6), Kate Voegele (4), Alyssa Wanstrath (2) and Lilly Wonnell (1).

7th grade lost 36-17, though it was a 2-point game at halftime. Megan Bauer led the Cards with 8 points, as Ella Smith added 6 and Megan Raab 3. Summer Ratcliffe, Anna Wanstrath and Alys Cochran were hustling for the ball to get a steal or rebound, according to Trenkamp. "We got in a bit of foul trouble, leading us to play more cautious the second half," she added.

Youth baseball/softball registration open

Batesville Youth Baseball & Softball registration is now open and available online at batesvillebaberuth.com.

Registration assistance or the ability to pay by cash or check in person is available on March 3, 10am-noon at Amack's Well.

Financial assistance is available. The goal is for kids to play. Registration closes March 10, with practices set to start the beginning of April.

Play pickleball at the Y

Southeastern Indiana YMCA will be hosting a pickleball tournament March 2-3 for doubles teams of all abilities.

The mixed doubles event is slated for Friday evening while men's doubles and women's doubles take place Saturday. Individuals must list a partner when registering and should list skill level (4.0 or 3.5 and below). The fee is $40 per team.

Register at siymca.org, call 812-934-6006 or stop by the YMCA at 30 St. Rd. 129 S., Batesville. Contact Jacob Garvin at jgarvin@siymca.org for more information.

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