"Oldenburg Academy is pleased to announce the selection of Patrick Kolks as our new director of athletics effective July 1," President Diane Laake announced.

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The Batesville Swim Team won its third meet over Hidden Valley Swim Team June 22 at home with a score of 816-433. Enduring unseasonably cool temperatures, BST females contributed 439 of the total points and males 377.

Following a spring season with 20 victories and a fifth consecutive trip to the IHSAA semistate, the Oldenburg Academy girls tennis team gathered together for a postseason celebration and awards presentation.

In their season's first home meet, Batesville Swim Team members claimed victory over the Decatur County Tigersharks on an unusually chilly Monday night, June 10. “The DCST meet was a great way to kick off the season! All the kids are working so hard and it showed. Not only were they good spo…

The Batesville Swim Team splashed into the summer season with the Meet of Champions Saturday, June 8, at the Batesville Memorial Pool. Local swimmers faced off in a fun mock meet, a warm-up to the 2019 season.

The Curve 12U lost the lead late in a 7-6 defeat to Midwest Astros Brown on Friday night, June 7, reports parent Suzanne Miller. The game was tied at 6-6 with Midwest Astros batting in the top of the sixth when an error scored one run for the Astros.

The 2019 Batesville Bats All-Stars played in their first tournament last weekend, reports parent Becky Walter. The 9 and under team traveled to Brownstown to compete in the United States Specialty Sports Association Summer Frenzy 9U A Division Saturday, June 8. Despite unfavorable weather, t…

The Lumbermen Old-Time Base Ball Club of Batesville took a dozen of their first and second nines to Greenwood June 2 to play in a 4-team round-robin, 1864-rules style tournament against the Blues of Indianapolis, the Bluegrass Barons of Lexington, Ky., and the Blackbottom 9 of Norwood, Ohio.…

Lane Oesterling, MVP of the Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference, has been named to the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association South All-Star team. He becomes just the eighth player in Batesville High School history to receive the honor.

GREENSBURG – With no seniors populating either of their rosters, Batesville and Oldenburg Academy were mainly looking for some valuable tournament experience at the IHSAA boys golf sectional hosted by Greensburg Country Club May 31.

Local 12-under travel baseball team The Curve made the most of a rain-shortened Indy 500 Classic in Greensburg May 25.

OSGOOD – It was a good run for the Oldenburg Academy baseball team, but it finally came to an end in the Sectional 60 championship game at Jac-Cen-Del High School on Memorial Day evening.

Batesville junior Adam Moster will be traveling for his inaugural trip to the IHSAA state track and field finals at Indiana University-Bloomington.

Oldenburg Academy's girls tennis team completed its fifth regional championship in as many years by knocking off Blue River Valley 4-1 at Richmond High School this week. The Lady Twisters defeated Centerville in the semifinals.

OSGOOD – It would appear a still young Oldenburg Academy baseball team is starting to come into its own for head coach Doug Behlmer.

RISING SUN – A decided underdog against the Rising Sun Lady Shiners and their 22-3 record Monday night (May 20), Oldenburg Academy's Lady Twisters quickly felt the sting of that position in their Sectional 60 opener at Rising Sun High School.

After picking up a nice 8-1 victory over the Lawrenceburg Lady Tigers at Madison's Sectional 29 Monday night (May 20), Batesville's varsity softball team was overwhelmed by Greensburg in Wednesday's semifinal round, 13-0.

AURORA – After dodging a legitimate upset bid by the Batesville Lady Bulldogs in the sectional semifinals at South Dearborn High School, Oldenburg Academy's Lady Twisters laid stake to their eighth sectional title in 10 years by shutting out East Central 5-0 May 18.

ST. LEON – The IHSAA boys track and field sectional – hosted by East Central High School May 16 – played out similarly to the girls event at Franklin County two nights prior.

Originally scheduled off for Mother's Day, the Curve 12-under travel team instead captured the Greensburg Tree City Classic, going 4-0 on May 11 in their first 2019 tourney.

BROOKVILLE – Tuesday's (May 14) IHSAA girls track and field sectional at Franklin County High School could have been dubbed the 'Race for Second Place.'

AURORA – Batesville barely had to work up a sweat to advance to the South Dearborn tennis sectional semifinals, taking all five matches in straight sets over the Milan Lady Indians in Wednesday's (May 15) opening round.

BROOKVILLE – To no one's great surprise, East Central's Trojans stood on the winners' podium following the annual Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference track/field invitational held at rainy Franklin County High School May 9.

Drawing just about the toughest senior-night opponent possible – in the form of a one-loss East Central Lady Trojan squad – the Batesville Lady Bulldogs' trio of upperclassmen and their mates kept within grand slam range of their Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference rival May 7.

Thursday night's (May 2) Ripley County track and field championships closely resembled the final results from one year ago.

Four runs by the host Batesville Bulldogs in the bottom of the first Tuesday afternoon – without the benefit of a solid hit – would hold up in a 10-3 victory over visiting Greensburg at Liberty Field, a third straight win for BHS.

Will Fehlinger | The Herald-TribuneBatesville's Lily Pinckley hands the baton to teammate Maria Lopez during the girls 4x800 meter relay April 26 at East Central High School.

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Clifford "Kip" Nordmeyer Sr., 79, husband of Gerry Nordmeyer, died June 22. Visitation is Wednesday, June 26, 4-7 p.m., at Meyers Funeral Home and funeral Thursday, June 27, 10 a.m., at St. Anthony, Morris. Full obit at www.meyersfuneralhomes.com

85, of Greensburg, formerly of Batesville, passed away June 10, 2019. Visitation: Friday 4-8pm with funeral service 1pm Saturday, all at Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville. Burial in Batesville Methodist Church Cemetery. Full obituary at www. meyersfuneralhomes.com

Donald J. Baechle Sr., age 88 of Bradenton, Florida, and formerly of Batesville, died Thursday, June 6, 2019, at his home. Born April 28, 1931, in Sunman, Indiana, he is the son of Ada (nee Herzog) and Charles Baechle. He married Darlene Siebert June 25, 1955, at St. Louis Church. Don went t…