Weiler, Parmer tie at state
Batesville freshman Emma Weiler and North Decatur senior Sidney Parmer each finished the IHSAA state golf finals with combined 171s over two days and 36 holes. For their efforts, they were tied for 42nd out of 100 golfers at Prairie View Golf Club, Carmel.
Weiler turned in 86 Friday and 85 Saturday. She had one birdie and 16 pars.
Homestead won the team title and Evansville North’s Faith Johnson was state champ, going 5 under par at 142.
Draw concludes regular season
In the final regular season lady varsity soccer game for both Batesville and Heritage Christian Thursday, both teams failed to find the back of the net in a 0-0 draw.
The BHS defense held strong to record its 5th shutout of the season. Lily Meyer and Ellie Cassidy did a nice job limiting opportunities, coach Kyle Laker said.
The Batesville offense outshot HC 19-9 for the match. With 15 minutes remaining, Abbey Prickel found space and scored but the assistant referee called offsides and the goal was negated.
Batesville finished 8-6-1 before an Oct. 8 sectional matchup at Greensburg vs. Beech Grove.
The JV girls finished 5-7, coming out with energy and controlling play most of the game. Maggie Weberding played a well-timed ball to Allie Savage, who put the Dogs on the scoreboard.
Late in the game, Bella Britch received the ball from Laney Flynn and scored. Haley Lipps and Eden Lewis led the defense and directed the team from the back. Lilly Wonnell added another shutout to her record.
Bulldogs suffer senior-night setback
Batesville’s boys varsity soccer team lost an Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference match Oct. 3 vs. Connersville, 2-1. It was also senior night at BHS.
The Bulldogs got on the board early when Ian Powers took a corner kick into the box that was fumbled by the keeper; Calvin Sherwood’s follow-up was true.
At 31:23, CHS found the equalizer on a similar rebound goal. Just under 15 minutes left before the break, a Spartan corner was volleyed into the net. No goals were scored in period two.
BHS (6-7-1) faces Franklin County Wednesday at the Rushville sectional. Kickoff is 7 p.m.
Strong finish for BHS harriers
Concluding an excellent regular season, the Batesville co-ed cross country teams swept the 10-team Greensburg Invitational Thursday. Both squads placed all 7 runners in the top 20, respectively.
“As the evening progressed, the cooler air kept moving in and gave the kids a much more pleasant atmosphere to race in than they have had lately,” said coach Lisa Gausman.
The boys scored a very low 24 points, Greensburg a distant 2nd with 48. East Central was 3rd and Franklin County 5th. Leading was senior Joshua Myers, who took the individual championship honors at 17:06. He was followed closely by Adam Moster in 2nd (17:10) and Ean Loichinger in 3rd (17:25). Benjamin Moster was fighting to win 4th place and just missed it by .3 seconds (17:48). Daren Smith crossed the line in 13th with Dillon Murray 15th. Luke Esser was 20th.
The girls ran just as well, ahead of Greensburg 32-56. FC took 3rd place and EC 4th.
Sophomore Lily Pinckley captured 1st at 20:07. Ava Hanson took 2nd place (20:14). Maria Lopez and Trysta Vierling crossed the line in 8th and 9th. Katie Olsen, Carley Pride and Sarah Ripperger were in spots 15, 16 and 17, respectively.
The JV meet was not scored but individual ribbons went to the top 10. The Batesville boys had 7, with Nathan Villani leading the way in 1st. Alex Livers took 2nd, Charlie Laymon 3rd, Luke and Will Nuhring 4th and 5th, Kasin Hughes 6th and Landon Gutzwiller 9th. The girls had all 4 runners place in the top 10 with Jada Eisert winning it. Hope Kroen placed 4th, Carla Patapat 5th and Alyssa Linville 7th.
The South Dearborn sectional is next. The races start Saturday, 9:30 a.m. at Moores Hill Elementary.
Youth football update
Batesville teams won seven of eight games in area youth football Sept. 28, played at Batesville.
The 5th/6th grade blue team beat Rushville’s No. 3 team, 12-8. The white team topped Rushville’s No.1, 24-6. Grey was on the losing end to Connersville No.2, 22-14.
The blue 3rd/4th graders edged Rushville No.1, 20-18. White defeated Connersville No.1, 14-0, while grey was a 32-0 winner over Connersville No.2.
1st/2nd graders earned shutouts; blue over Connersville 12-0 and white over Rushville 20-0.
8th graders ousted by St. Lou
The Batesville Middle School 8th-grade volleyball team lost in the 1st round of the Southeast Indiana tournament in a very close game vs St. Louis.
Scores were 19-25, 23-25. The team had a record of 7-5.
BMS boys are EIAC, Ripley champs
The BMS boys won the EIAC cross country meet Sept. 30, scoring 32 points to Greensburg’s 52. Eli Loichinger finished as the EIAC champ, followed by Jake Chapman 2nd, Otto Hund 3rd, Emi Lopez 10th, Cannon Clark 16th, Talan Rowlett 20th and Isaac Trossman 21st.
Santiago Schutte finished 2nd in the reserve race, followed by Lincoln Garrett 3rd, Landon Raver 6th, Cash Myers 8th, Landin Hughes 8th and Hudson Kohlman 11th.
The girls had an incomplete team, though Kaylynn Bedel won the race. Megan Allgeier took 2nd and Charlotte Trossman 24th.
The boys then won the Ripley County meet Thursday (18 pts. to Milan’s 56). Loichinger finished as Ripley County champ, followed by Chapman 2nd, Hund 4th, Clark 5th, Lopez 6th, Schutte 9th and Raver 10th.
The girls finished tied for 2nd behind Milan (36-42). Bedel was Ripley Co. champion, followed by Allgeier 2nd.
Indians overpower Twisters
Oldenburg football fell 48-0 to Mid-Indiana rival Milan Friday night.
OA (3-3, 2-2) plays its last conference game Friday at South Decatur.
Scoreless tie for OA boys
Oldenburg’s boys varsity soccer team posted its 11th shutout of the year Thursday vs. Richmond. However, the Twisters couldn’t muster any offense in a 0-0 tie.
OA finished 10-2-4 ahead of the Southwestern Shelbyville sectional.
OA volleyball has 1-2 week
Oldenburg’s varsity volleyball team lost 3-0 to Hauser and North Decatur this week, also defeating S. Decatur 3-0. Monday’s senior night results weren’t available.
OA is at Waldron Oct. 8.
BHS tennis results at EIAC
Lleyton Ratcliffe (1 singles) and Max Giesting/Sam Voegele (2 doubles) won EIAC titles Sept. 28 at Greensburg.
Ratcliffe defeated Connersville’s Gavin Parsley and Greensburg’s Brett Stringer in straight sets, getting the same result against Franklin County’s Jack Stirn in the finals. Stirn was all-EIAC after the runner-up finish. Voegele/Giesting went through Lawrenceburg’s Logan Bruner/Harry Hanneken, FC’s Will Wade/Evan McMillin and the hosts’ Bryce Stringer/Abe Tebbe, the final going to a 3rd-set tiebreak.
Adam Scott/Seth Gausman made it to the 1 doubles finals behind with two wins over South Dearborn. Greensburg’s Ben Duerstock/Sam Bower won the title match 6-4, 6-4.
Cael Rahe took the 3 singles court, defeating SD’s Grant McLane before a loss to East Central’s Brody Taylor. Taylor won the flight. At 2 singles, Grant Story fell to Rushville’s Marlin Hershberger. Connersville’s Jonah Graham was the winning No. 2 player.
BHS tied with Greensburg for the EIAC team title this fall, both 6-1.
Hoops registration open
Registration for the Batesville Girls Youth Basketball League is ongoing for players in grades 3, 4, 5 and 6. There will be an evaluation night on Monday, Oct. 21, 6 p.m. The site is the Batesville High School auxiliary gym. It would be appreciated if players are preregistered, but registrations will be accepted that night.
Practices will be held 1-2 times a week with games played on Saturday mornings. Registration forms were sent home with students at the local schools. If you did not receive a form and are interested in participating, please contact Bryan Helvie at email@example.com.