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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.

Jac-Cen-Del played Indianapolis Lutheran as close as possible in the state boys soccer semifinals Oct. 26, eventually falling by a 1-0 count.

SHELBYVILLE – In what could almost be labeled a monsoon, Shelbyville’s cross country semistate Oct. 26 at Blue River Memorial Park was the final proving ground for runners hoping to advance one more weekend to the state finals in Terre Haute.

RUSHVILLE – Batesville has had Rushville’s number this fall in tournament action. The Bulldogs eliminated the Lions in boys soccer and volleyball and made it a 3-peat with a 49-14 victory in the first round of the football sectional.

HAGERSTOWN – Hagerstown’s Mitch Morris only touched the ball twice on offense during the Tigers’ 28-14 Sectional 47 win over visiting Oldenburg Academy Friday (Oct. 25).

It’s football sectional time, as hard as that is to believe.

SEYMOUR – Only one of the evenly matched clubs in the Oct. 17 nightcap at Trinity Lutheran High School could advance to Saturday’s volleyball sectional semifinal round.

Batesville and Lawrenceburg kept everyone in the BHS gymnasium on the edge of their seats as the Sectional 29 volleyball championship went further into Saturday night (Oct. 19).

High hopes for the Batesville High School soccer teams were crushed Saturday (Oct. 19) in regional semifinals played in Indianapolis and Greensburg.

Veteran Bassmaster Elite Series angler Bill Lowen, Brookville, finished the 2019 season with his 10th invitation to the Academy Sports and Outdoors Bassmaster Classic, but that does not mean Lowen has grown nonchalant about the iconic tournament.

Batesville Youth Football’s 1st- and 2nd-grade teams completed undefeated seasons with Eastern Indiana Youth Football League bowl game victories Oct. 5 in Batesville.

The Batesville junior varsity volleyball team ended its season with a bang, rattling off nine consecutive wins, including four on Oct. 12, to capture the Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference championship trophy at Greensburg High School.

There were a couple obstacles standing between the Batesville Lady Bulldogs and a shot at a potential volleyball sectional rematch with rival Greensburg when this year’s Sect. 29 at BHS got underway Tuesday night (Oct. 15).

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.

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.

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Mary E. Krekeler, age 94 of Batesville, died Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at St. Andrew's Health Campus. Born January 16, 1925, in Sandusky, Indiana, she is the daughter of Frances (nee Wenning) and Henry Haunert. She married Stanley Krekeler July 24, 1946, at St. Maurice Church in St. Mauric…

Velma E. Dieckmann, age 90 of Batesville, died Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at St. Andrew's Health Campus. Born August 13, 1929, in Cedar Grove, Indiana, she is the daughter of Alma (nee Pulskamp) and Alfred Deffner. She married Harold Dieckmann September 8, 1956, at Guardian Angel Church in …