Quartet honored for classwork
Batesville cross country coach Lisa Gausman has announced four members of her teams have been named Academic All-State.
To be considered, the runner must be on the tournament roster, a junior or senior, a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5, SAT scores of at least 1200 or ACT composite of at least 26 or a junior with PSAT scores of at least 1140.
Senior Adam Moster and junior Trysta Vierling have been named first-team; senior Charlie Laymon and junior Nathan Villani were named honorable mention.
OA girls edged at regional
Oldenburg Academy’s girls soccer team came within one goal of advancing to the semistate.
In the morning semifinal Oct. 19 at Forest Park, OA answered a 1-0 halftime deficit to score twice and force overtime against Providence. After two OT scoreless frames, the match went into the penalty kicks phase. OA triumphed 5-4.
Evansville Day School ended up with its first regional title following a narrow 3-2 win Saturday night. Each side scored once before the break, before ED’s Lauren Goebel scored a second time early in period two. The Twisters tied it around the 13-minute mark, but Danielle Goebel stepped up with a free-kick goal at 5:30.
OA finished at 11-5-1. Seniors were Kathryn Wilder, Justine Stenger, Grace Mack, Mindy Eckstein, Ashley Cornelius, Biz Mullen, Faith Sullivan, Allison Storms and Molly Wachsmann.
JV Dogs end with win
Batesville’s junior varsity football shut out Connersville 28-0 Oct. 21 to end the year at 5-4.
Josh Mobley started the scoring for the Bulldogs with TD runs of 17 and 6 yards. Evan Williamson added a 1-yarder before halftime. Trenton Kincaide scored the 2-point conversion to make it 20-0. The lone touchdown in the second half came on a 45-yard pass from Bryson Bonelli to Gabe Gunter. Jacob Meer caught the 2PC from Bonelli. The offensive line of Blake Hon, Quinn Steinkamp, Peyton Hornberger, Ryan Thayer and Henry Dirkhising had an excellent game, per coach Tony Gausman.
Trent Roell’s interception highlighted an excellent defensive game. Gausman said Nate Deputy, Williamson and Alex Siefert also played well, while Kincaide had the tackle of the year.
Eagles land at semistate
Jac-Cen-Del’s excellent boys soccer season is still going. The Eagles (18-1-2) won the Providence regional convincingly over the weekend, shutting out North Posey 5-0 and the host Pioneers 3-0.
The team will attend the Class A Final Four Saturday, JCD meeting Indianapolis Lutheran (14-6) at Seymour High School, 3 p.m. Jac-Cen-Del finished ahead of ILHS in the final Indiana Soccer Coaches Association poll.
A win would put the Eagles in the state finals next weekend at Fishers High School.