RUSHVILLE – The Rushville Lions and Batesville Bulldogs met on the soccer pitch to open the 2019 soccer season. The meeting on Saturday (Oct. 12) was for much more – a sectional title.

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Batesville High School's boys soccer team celebrates its 1-0 sectional championship win over host Rushville Saturday, Oct. 12. The Bulldogs will face Speedway at Saturday's regional in Greensburg.

RISING SUN – The Oldenburg Lady Twisters pulled off another resounding victory at the Rising Sun girls soccer sectional over the weekend, advancing in the state tournament for a third straight season.

MOORES HILL – For a second consecutive year, the Batesville Bulldogs dominated the podium next to the Moores Hill Elementary cross country course. This time, it meant another sweep of the South Dearborn sectional and advancement to this Saturday’s regional round at Franklin Community High School.

For the fans who stuck around until the end, Friday night’s (Oct. 11) homecoming tilt between Batesville and visiting Franklin County turned out to be rather entertaining despite a persistent rain shower.

GREENSBURG – Saturday night’s (Oct. 12) Class 2A sectional championship match at Greensburg was bound to be anticlimactic after Batesville’s penalty kick heroics against Indianapolis Cathedral Thursday.

A penalty kick by Ashley Nobbe, followed by Olive Cerniglia's (55) stop of Indianapolis Cathedral's tying attempt, sent Batesville to an overtime victory over the defending Class 2A state champions Thursday night. The Lady Bulldogs will return to Greensburg Saturday night in search of the se…

RICHMOND – It was a good ride for the Batesville High School boys tennis team, but it came to an abrupt end Wednesday evening (Oct. 9) at the regional finals hosted by Richmond.

SHELBYVILLE – Greenwood Christian Academy, for a third consecutive season, has played spoiler to the postseason hopes of the Oldenburg Academy boys soccer team.

GREENSBURG – There were generally three outcomes for the Batesville Lady Bulldogs in their first-round matchup against Beech Grove at Greensburg’s IHSAA soccer sectional Tuesday (Oct. 8).

Batesville High School golfer Emma Weiler finished tied for 42nd place at the IHSAA State Finals with a score of 171 over two days, Oct. 4-5.

AURORA – In many instances, the boys on the Batesville Bulldog and Oldenburg Academy tennis rosters are on a first-name basis, having grown up together at some of the same grade schools.

GREENSBURG – Friday night’s (Oct. 4) meeting on the gridiron turned into an instant classic to add to the story of the rivalry between the Greensburg Pirates and Batesville Bulldogs.

Oldenburg’s boys tennis team won the Eastern Hancock Invitational Sept. 28. Pictured (from left) are assistant coach Bill Wanstrath, Riley Schebler, Jon Grieshop, Drew Wagner, Patrick Thompson, Michael Wanstrath, Ethan Back, Jacob Sheets and head coach David Back.

Oldenburg Academy’s boys varsity tennis team traveled to Hancock County Sept. 28 to participate in the Eastern Hancock High School Invitational against the host Royals, Lapel, and Blackford High.

Batesville High School’s cross country teams sparkled to end the month of September and dazzled to begin October.

Batesville High School sophomore Tori Harping and freshman Emma Weiler competed in the IHSAA golf regional Saturday, Sept. 28, hosted by Lapel High School at Edgewood Golf Club, Anderson.

Wabash College has announced plans to construct a new football stadium that will open when the Little Giants host Rose-Hulman on Sept. 5, 2020.

LAWRENCEBURG – There was plenty of offense Friday night (Sept. 27) on the turf field of the Lawrenceburg Tigers. Defense ... not so much.

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Coming off a week with one tie and one loss while scoring just a single goal, Oldenburg Academy’s Lady Twister soccer team was looking to get healthy against a 4-8-1 Rising Sun Shiner squad Tuesday (Sept. 24) at the Bill Gillespie soccer fields.

Girls golf sectional Batesville’s Emma Weiler goes into her backswing Saturday at Greensburg Country Club. The Bulldog freshman and sophomore teammate Tori Harpring each qualified for the Lapel Regional, taking place Sept. 28.

Oldenburg Academy’s Amelia Austin finishes up a hole at the Greensburg sectional Sept. 21.

CINCINNATI–It was not a perfect game, but certainly a memorable one for Oldenburg Academy’s eight seniors at Elder High School’s “Pit” Friday night, Sept. 20.

Tuesday (Sept. 17) was that rare occasion when parents and followers of the Oldenburg Academy cross country teams could see the Twister athletes in action on their home course.

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Bernita Weisbrodt Andres, 93 years old of St. Leon, passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2019. Bernita loved to spend time with her family as often as she could. She loved to make crafts which included making her entire family Christmas ornaments to adorn their trees. She also shared her lov…

Sister Francis Joan Clements, age 94 of the Sisters of St. Francis in Oldenburg, Indiana, died Sunday, October 6, 2019, at the convent. Born June 2, 1925, in Clementsville, Kentucky, she is the daughter of Anna and Robert Clements. She taught at schools in Indiana, Ohio and Missouri. When as…

Sister Rita Vukovic, age 89 of the Sisters of St. Francis in Oldenburg, Indiana, died Saturday, October 5, 2019, at the convent. Born April 6, 1930, in Dayton, Ohio, she is the daughter of Catherine (nee Fiedler) and Paul Vukovic. She entered the convent September 8, 1948, and made her final…

Marilyn P. Elliott, 88 of Brazil, Indiana, formerly of Sun City, Arizona, and Wilton, Connecticut, passed away unexpectedly September 30, 2019, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born December 13, 1930, in Batesville, Indiana, the daughter of John T. Pohlman and Bertha Timmerman Pohlman. …