Staked to a two-set lead over visiting Switzerland County Wednesday night (Aug. 21) and searching for their first win of the 2019 campaign, the Oldenburg Academy Lady Twisters ultimately held off a furious Lady Pacer comeback to post a five-set victory.

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Two first-half goals proved to be enough for the Batesville Bulldog boys soccer team, as they knocked off the visiting Milan Indians Aug. 17 by a 2-0 count.

Coming into Friday’s (Aug. 16) match with the Franklin County Lady Wildcats and the Oldenburg Academy Lady Twisters at Hillcrest Golf & Country Club, Batesville’s girls golf team was riding a modest two-game winning streak.

Denise Davalos, Batesville, is a member of Indy Premier Soccer Club's Under-17 Girls Elite 2003 team, a squad that has qualified for the U.S. Soccer 2019-20 National League. Premier officials announced the Batesville High School student joins 15 girls from Columbus, Greenfield, Mt. Vernon, N…

INDIANAPOLIS – On a sunny afternoon in Carmel, the River Road Fields are filled with parents and high school athletes. They are constantly moving around the area, from one field to the next. The speed of the game is fast, with little room for error.

Emma Weiler, a freshman from Batesville High School, competed in the Optimist International Golf Championships at Trump Doral National in Miami, Florida, the week of July 22.

Officials of Indy Premier Soccer Club have announced its Under-18 Girls Elite 2002 team has qualified for the U.S. Soccer 2019-20 National League. Oldenburg Academy's Allison Storms, 17, Batesville, along with fifteen other girls from Columbus, Terre Haute, Yorktown, Noblesville, Fishers, Ca…

Many area children ran down East Pearl Street to compete in the Batesville Bash Fastest Kid in Town races Saturday, Aug. 3.

The Batesville Athletic Boosters 31st annual Bulldog Open took place Friday, July 26, at Hillcrest Country Club with 52 golfers participating, reports Batesville Community School Corp. athletic director Bryan Helvie.

The Batesville High School athletic department will have Open Practice Night Thursday, Aug. 8, at BHS. "The BHS athletic teams are excited about the upcoming season. Coaches and players would like you to get a glimpse of what to expect," reports Bryan Helvie, BHS athletic director.

The East Central Swim Team enters the Summer Championship Season with great opportunities to make some noise in the state of Indiana. EC traveled to the world famous IU Natatorium in Indianapolis July 18-21 for the Senior Long Course State Championships. Jackson Ketcham, Jacob Weber, and Nic…

The Southeast Stix travel baseball team wrapped up its season last weekend in Cincinnati at the Kings Island Invitational.

Dr. Doug Obermeyer, a Batesville native and practicing Chiropractic specialist, will race a 1968 Ford Mustang while competing in the Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Aug 3-4.

Jimmy Shane, Maple Valley, Washington, and the Miss Madison Racing Team won again in the second race of the H1 Unlimited season. After taking first at last week's Guntersville (Alabama) Lake Hydrofest, Miss HomeStreet finished in first place Sunday to win the 112th American Power Boat Associ…

The Hoosier Hill Otters (H2O) of Madison, coached by Batesville native John Schutte, captured their third consecutive Southeastern Indiana Swimming Association conference championship June 29 at their home natatorium.

The Curve 12-under travel baseball team finished its summer season with a 14-15-1 record, affected many weekends by rainouts.

Seven H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Racing Series race boats will begin testing and qualifying Friday for Saturday and Sunday’s Madison Regatta American Power Boat Association’s Gold Cup trophy race on the Ohio River.

The Batesville Swim Team placed third out of seven teams at the SEISA (Southeastern Indiana Swimming Association) Conference Meet on Saturday, June 29. In the championship meet, swimmers finishing in places 1-12 earned points for their team. The final scores for the meet were Madison (2,829)…

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce golf outing, sponsored by TriHealth, will take place Thursday, Aug. 1 at Harbor Links Golf Club between Brookville and Liberty.

In the final regular season meet June 26, the Batesville Swim Team comes out on top. BST beat the Jennings County Swim Club 816-413 and finished its season with a 5-0 record.

The Batesville Swim Team continues its winning streak with a fourth win against the Switzerland County Sharks Monday, June 24. The team had over a 300-point lead with the final score 785-410. “The team atmosphere is continuing to improve as we see the various age groups cheering for their te…

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

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.

This Week's Circulars


Robert Melia, husband to Naomi Melia, age 85 of Batesville, died August 18. Retired from Batesville Casket Company. Visitation on Saturday, 2:00, and a Memorial Service at 3:00, all at Meyers Funeral Home.

Joanna Grinnan, age 54 of Osgood, Indiana, died Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Memorial service is Saturday, August 17, at 12 noon at Church on the Rock in Batesville. Memorials can be given to the church.

Pauline M. Niese, age 98 of Batesville, died Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at St. Andrews Health Campus. Born August 31, 1920, in Franklin County, Indiana, she is the daughter of Rose (nee Lecher) and Bernard Koetter. She married Louis Niese May 14, 1941, at St. Anne's Church in Hamburg and he p…

Sister Francis Ann Lewis, age 94 of the Sisters of St. Francis in Oldenburg, died Sunday, August 11, 2019, at the convent. Born Dorothy Ann Lewis on May 31, 1925, in Terre Haute, IN, she is the daughter of Mary (nee Farrell) and George Lewis, the fifth of ten children. Sister Francis Ann att…