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Playing in front of the men who helped lay the foundation for Batesville basketball, the Bulldogs stepped up their play to knock off the visiting Connersville Spartans, 47-43, Saturday night (Jan. 25).

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.

If one play could sum up the Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference tilt between Rushville’s Lady Lions and Batesville’s Lady Bulldogs Thursday night (Jan. 23), it came in the closing seconds of the third quarter.

Only three of coach Curtis Miller’s five senior wrestlers were available Tuesday night (Jan. 21), as Batesville hosted Indiana School for the Deaf (Indianapolis) on senior night 2020.

GREENSBURG — As any rivalry basketball game should be, Thursday night’s (Jan. 16) rematch between the Greensburg Pirates and Batesville Bulldogs was gritty and ugly.

Batesville High School special education teacher Traci Rowlett’s class traveled to watch Special Olympics Indiana Winter Games at Perfect North Slopes Jan. 14.

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

South Dearborn only put three senior ladies into the scorebook Thursday night (Jan. 16) at Oldenburg Academy. But that trio’s 33 points were enough to spoil the Lady Twisters’ senior night celebration.

The East Central High School wrestling team dominated at the North Central 6-way in Indianapolis Saturday, Jan. 11. EC wrestlers took down opponents from Westfield 40-22, Greenfield-Central 66-10, Lawrence Central 78-6, Hamilton Southeastern 54-22 and North Central 59-20.

LAWRENCEBURG – The Batesville Bulldog swim teams finished on both ends of the spectrum Tuesday (Jan. 14), the boys edging out the South Dearborn Knights for first place and the girls coming up third as Lawrenceburg hosted a triangular meet of Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference rivals.

Too much of Jake Johnson and his supporting cast on offense and too much Oldenburg Academy defense did in the visiting Madison Shawe Hilltoppers Friday night (Jan. 10), as the Twisters celebrated Homecoming 2020 with a 58-47 victory.

If the Batesville Bulldogs were interested in defending their past three Ripley County Tournament titles, they first had to get past a scrappy, lanky South Ripley squad Wednesday (Jan. 8) in their home confines.

OSGOOD – After making it to the Ripley County Tournament finals in eight of the previous 10 seasons, Batesville’s Lady Bulldogs started this decade with a return trip to the championship game.

Registration is now open for the 2020 spring and summer Batesville youth baseball/softball leagues at The Plex, league president Brent Young has announced.

In the annual double-varsity night with county rival Franklin County Friday night (Jan. 3), the Oldenburg Academy cagers came back from Brookville with a pair of losses.

Batesville’s varsity wrestlers squared off with an opponent Thursday (Jan. 2) that reflected what the Bulldogs looked like at the start of the season in November.

The Batesville Middle School 7th-grade boys basketball team won the 7th annual St. Louis/Batesville Crosstown Classic Invitational Dec. 27. The tournament featured teams from Franklin County, Connersville, Jennings County, South Ripley, Batesville and St. Louis.

Batesville head coach Bryan Helvie may have seen the season’s most complete effort out of his Lady Bulldog squad Friday night (Dec. 27) in a home victory over Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference rival Connersville.

On Saturday, Dec. 21, East Central wrestling hosted an 8-way tournament featuring teams from Indianapolis Roncalli, Warren Central, Lawrenceburg, Rushville, Cambridge City Lincoln, Columbus North and Batesville.

Batesville grads turned NCAA national champion or high MLB draft choice, a new Bulldog athlete dominating from day one and joining others in qualifying for state finals.

MILAN –Both the Batesville Bulldogs and Oldenburg Academy Twisters claimed wins Thursday (Dec. 19) at the Milan Elementary School pool in the annual pre-Christmas three-way meet.

The Milan Indians accomplished something Thursday they haven’t been able to get done in the last 21 years, and that’s defeat the Batesville Bulldogs on their home court.

Leading from the opening tip Friday night, the Greensburg Lady Pirates coasted to a 68-34 win – the team’s ninth straight – over the Lady Bulldogs. The game was not an official Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference matchup.

BROOKVILLE – It took one extra session, but by the end of Wednesday’s (Dec. 18) girls basketball matchup at Franklin County, Batesville had secured its first Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference win of the 2019-20 campaign.

After tabulating the fall 2019 Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference standings, the Batesville Bulldogs and East Central Trojans are currently tied on both the boys and girls ends.

Rick Ehrman, Batesville High School Class of 1989, is one of seven athletes to be inducted into the Ripley County Basketball Hall of Fame in 2020, it was announced this week.

AURORA – Playing in the inaugural Tri-State Shootout at South Dearborn High School Saturday (Dec. 14), the Batesville Bulldogs matched up with the Campbell County Camels of Alexandria, Kentucky in the third of five contests.

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Loretta A. "Pete" Kinker, age 90 of Batesville, died Monday, January 20, 2020, at Morning Breeze in Greensburg. Born February 17, 1929, in Decatur County Indiana, she is the daughter of Anna (nee Duvelius) and Harry Kinker. She was a member of St. Catherine of Sienna Church Enochsburg Campus…

Jesse Scott Connelly, age 25 of Batesville, Indiana, passed away January 23, 2020. Jesse was the cherished son of Jeff and Christy Connelly, brother of Katherine and Alexandra Connelly and Grandson of Katherine Grice and Frank and Sue Connelly. Jesse had a special bond with his sisters, Kate…