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A pair of teams that have routinely populated the Class A Indiana top-10 for the last few years met again Saturday night (Dec. 7) at Oldenburg Academy.

Playing for the first time since the Batesville Bulldogs knocked off host Greensburg at the sectional final in March, the Pirates gained some semblance of revenge with Friday night's 52-48 win on their rival's home court.

The boys basketball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Batesville Bulldogs has been rescheduled from Dec. 10 to Monday, Dec. 9, 6 p.m. at St. Louis School.

It was a credit the Oldenburg Academy Lady Twisters held the visiting Edinburgh Lady Lancers well below their seasonal scoring average in Tuesday’s (Dec. 3) matchup at OA.

PENDLETON — An Athlete of Character representing Pendleton Heights, Cade Campbell can remember the elementary school convocation where he met his school’s Athletes of Character.

A look back at Indiana State's 62-55 win over Missouri-St. Louis at Hulman Center on Saturday.

Tipping off their 100th season Saturday night (Nov. 30), the Batesville Bulldogs held the visiting Jac-Cen-Del Eagles at bay from the first quarter on, eventually winning 68-57 and posting a sixth consecutive victory over their county rivals.

It’s safe to say that what fans saw out of the Batesville varsity wrestling team in Tuesday’s (Nov. 26) season opener will not be indicative of what they can expect by tournament season in January.

VERSAILLES – A pair of one-win Ripley County teams with new head coaches tangled on the South Ripley hardwood Saturday night (Nov. 23), looking for some early-season momentum.

AURORA – Considering the Batesville Lady Bulldogs return just four girls from last year’s varsity swim team, third-year coach Greg McMullen was thankful to pick up a few wins at Tuesday’s (Nov. 19) season-opening triangular meet at South Dearborn.

After just missing out on their first win of the 2019-20 campaign Friday at Southwestern Hanover, Oldenburg Academy lost a low-scoring affair Saturday night (Nov. 16) against another Southwestern – the Lady Spartans of Shelby County.

During halftime of the Batesville-Lawrenceburg girls basketball game Nov. 9, the Batesville High School dance team prepared a special show in honor of military veterans.

Jeremy Cook of Cook Performance, LLC (back, fourth from right) and 19 other locals participated in the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon Nov. 9. The Wilder sisters Sarah (back left) and Gretchen (back, third from left) completed the full marathon while the others raced 13.1 mile…

A 22-0 streak by the visiting Columbus East Lady Olympians Tuesday night (Nov. 12) made it clear who would be victorious on the chilly evening in Batesville.

An excellent run that started in the third quarter and carried well into the fourth had the Batesville Lady Bulldogs on the verge of knocking off Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference rival Lawrenceburg Saturday night (Nov. 9).

TERRE HAUTE – Among the throngs of runners – 205 girls and 214 boys – finishing the LaVern Gibson Championship Course at the Wabash Valley Sports Center, Terre Haute, on Saturday, Nov. 2, three hailed from southeastern Indiana.

BATESVILLE – If Batesville’s main focus on defense was to stop Greensburg’s junior quarterback Toby Brogan in the Sectional 31 semifinal Nov. 1, that mission was anything but accomplished.

Friday will mark the 12th time since 1994 that natural rivals Batesville and Greensburg have met during the football postseason.

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Sr. Patricia Bietsch, formerly Sr. Mary Martha, age 74 of the Sisters of St. Francis in Oldenburg, Indiana, died suddenly Sunday, November 17, 2019, in Tohatchi, New Mexico, due to complications with cancer. Born Patricia Ann on April 26, 1945, in Cincinnati, Ohio, she is the daughter of Aud…