Following Gov. Eric Holcomb's March 19 directive that all Indiana schools will be closed until May 1, the Indiana High School Athletic Association has announced that this year’s boys basketball state tournament is officially cancelled.

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Unfortunately, with great disappointment, Indiana Swimming officials have decided to cancel the March 20-22 Spring Senior Championships and Age Group Championship Meets at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis after considering the growing concerns of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Officials across college sports decided the cancellation of postseason tournaments was necessary based on concerns and unknowns surrounding the coronavirus global pandemic.


The Indiana High School Athletic Association announced Thursday, March 12, it is restricting access to the boys basketball tournament, beginning with this weekend's regional round, because of concerns over COVID-19.

Maicel (Malone) Green, one of the most-decorated athletes in the history of Indiana high school track and field and the most dominant sprinter the state had seen for more than 30 years, will be inducted into the National High School Hall of Fame this summer with 11 others.

The St. Louis School fifth-grade Lady Cardinals completed an undefeated season with a 44-2 victory over St. Nicholas March 5.

“The Batesville Middle School wrestling team defeated the rival Greensburg Pirates 60-46 in what turned out to be the match of the year,” said coach Bob Weiler.

The Batesville High School Track and Field team opened up their indoor season March 7 as they competed at the East Central Indoor Invitational. This was not a team scored event, but a chance for the kids to compete to try to qualify for the Indoor State meet at Indiana University March 28. A…


The Oldenburg Academy Twisters captured their second boys basketball sectional title March 7 — and their first since 2016, noted athletic director Patrick Kolks.


One month ago, on a Thursday evening at South Dearborn High School, the Batesville Bulldogs met the Knights in an EIAC conference showdown that saw Batesville come away with a 58-39 victory. The Bulldogs’ quest to win a second straight sectional championship was derailed Friday night, March …

The Batesville High School men’s swimming program participated in the IHSAA Sectional Championship Feb 20 and 22 at Columbus North High School, said head coach Greg McMullen.

LANCASTER, Ky. — Kirby Overman admits the wait has been a difficult one. With a state championship on his resume and coaching success at both the high school and collegiate level, Overman thought he had done enough to earn a spot in the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in New Castle.

The Oldenburg Academy varsity basketball family -- athletes, coaches, administrators and cheerleaders -- rejoice winning Sectional 60 Saturday night, March 7.

On Saturday, April 4, the Batesville Youth Football League will host its annual March Madness fundraiser. Centered around the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Final Four, the event features a chicken dinner, Final Four basketball games, raffle items, split the pot, silent auction and much mo…


In the Southwestern (Shelbyville) sectional first round March 4, "the Twisters faced the (Hauser) Jets for the second time in as many weeks — except this time it was win or go home," pointed out Oldenburg Academy athletic director Patrick Kolks.


The Batesville Bulldogs came away with a hard-fought victory over the Franklin County Wildcats 47-38 to open play in the 2020 Connersville Sectional.

The Midwest Pickleball Association is hosting the Midwest Indoor Pickleball Championships in Charleston, Illinois, on the campus of Eastern Illinois University.

The St. Louis School eighth-grade girls basketball team went to the St. Anthony’s Catholic Church gym March 3 to play St. Nicholas. They won with a final score of 49-10, reported coach Erin Trenkamp. “These girls played well together and were never playing with the same five all game. Such a…

Six local swimmers will be representing the H2O (Hoosier Hill Otters) swim team at the Indiana Swimming Spring Southeast Divisional Championships March 6-8 at Franklin Community High School, Franklin. The Otters, based in Madison, are coached by Batesville native John Schutte.

The Batesville Bulldogs traveled to Shelbyville High School Feb. 27 and defeated the Golden Bears in a low-scoring contest 49-48.

The Batesville boys basketball state finals teams from 1943 and 2001, the school’s Indiana All-Stars, including Curt Clawson (left), and past head coaches and their family members were recognized Feb. 22. This was the fourth recognition ceremony marking a century of the sport.

The Batesville Middle School eighth-grade girls basketball team beat the Sunman-Dearborn Middle School team Feb. 25 at home, 26-19. “The Lady Bulldogs held the Trojans scoreless in the third quarter and played all-around great team defense,” according to coach Amber Erhart.

As the Big Ten Men’s and Women’s basketball tournaments are about to descend on Indianapolis, it should be no surprise that Visit Indiana’s sixth list of The 20 IN 20 features sporting events.

The Grand Prix hydroplanes will be returning to the Ohio River for the 70th running of the Madison Regatta July 3-5, leaders have announced. This year marks the seventh year the piston-powered hydroplanes have been the premier powerboats racing at the largest city on the Ohio River, between …

Of course, there were many more games in Batesville’s basketball history that deserved to be chronicled, but here were a few more votes that didn’t make our list.

The Batesville Bulldogs, if our research is correct, played their very first game back on Dec. 3, 1920.

RUSHVILLE — The Oldenburg Academy Twisters blew into Rushville Feb. 22 and left a pair of losses for the Lions in winning the varsity game 51-34 and the junior varsity game 43-40.

The Batesville High School Bulldog basketball team consisting of players, coaches and family members gathered to watch the 2020 sectional draw at Izzy’s at Hillcrest Feb. 23. The team will begin its quest for a second straight sectional crown by playing Franklin County in Class 3A Sectional …

Earlier this season, we asked readers to jog their memories and come up with some memorable Batesville boys basketball games in honor of the Bulldogs’ 100th season.

East Central High School senior Allie Davis (seated center) will play soccer for Thomas More University next fall while majoring in elementary education. With her at the signing are (front row from left) parents Matt Davis and Ashley Davis; (back row) Maddie and Emma Davis and Aaron Hopkins.

In an effort to eliminate a potential timing advantage gained by the defensive team in high school football, the play clock will be set to 40 seconds – effective with the 2020 season – when an official’s time-out is taken for an injury to a defensive player or a defensive player has an equip…

Earlier this season, we asked readers to jog their memories and come up with some memorable Batesville boys basketball games in honor of the Bulldogs’ 100th season.

The visiting East Central Trojans ended the Batesville Bulldogs’ seven-game win streak with a thrilling, overtime victory 67-65.

This Week's Circulars


Mary Elizabeth Knopfle, 69, Supply, North Carolina, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2020, at Lower Cape Fear LifeCare, Brunswick House. Mary was born at Margaret Mary Community Hospital, Batesville, Indiana, Thursday, Oct. 19, 1950, to the late William and Loretta Gillman Westerman. In additio…

Gregory Wade Thayer, 69, of Osgood passed away Monday, March 23, 2020, at Margaret Mary Health in Batesville. The son of J. Wade and Mary Kamman Thayer was born at the Whitlatch Clinic in Milan on November 28, 1950. He was married to Yolanda Kramer on October 22, 1977, and his wife of 42 yea…

Eunice F. Miller, age 84 of Batesville, died Friday, March 20, 2020, at her home. Born November 5, 1935, in Franklin County Indiana, she is the daughter of Bertha (nee Geis) and William Metz. She worked 19 years at the Hill-Rom Company as an assembler. Family was most important to Eunice and…