Wrestlers fall to Wildcats

The Batesville varsity wrestling team hosted conference rival Franklin County Saturday.

Despite both teams trading forfeits and BHS earning five wins, the Bulldogs fell short 45-27. Senior Axel Garcia won by decision and classmate JT Linkel won by pin, as did sophomores Christian Garcia and Josh Mobley. Sophomore Alex Murphy received a forfeit.

“Giving up more forfeits and losing close matches led to our defeat,” said coach Curtis Miller.

Batesville (3-20) travels to Centerville for a two-day weekend dual invitational.

On the Dirt Road

Batesville boys teams won 10 of 12 contests in Dirt Road Basketball League play from Jan. 5.

6th grade defeated East Central 66-18 and Greensburg 48-20. The 5th-grade Bulldogs topped Franklin County 29-19 and South Ripley 43-21. In 3rd-grade action, Batesville swept Milan (48-8) and Franklin Co. (35-12).

The 2nd-grade blue team won twice: over New Palestine 24-10 and E. Central 22-12. Grade 2 white fell to FC 20-7 but defeated Rushville red 19-18. 4th grade also split, beating Connersville white 22-15 and losing to North Decatur 25-15.

Greendale upends Cardinals

St. Louis’ boys lost a pair to Greendale Tuesday. 8th grade (9-9) was down 17 points going into the fourth and cut the deficit to seven before falling 56-43. 7th grade fought to the end but came up with a 58-8 loss.

Connor Miles scored 24 points for grade 8. Hank Ritter added 9, Preston Conway 8 and Eli Weiler 2. Henry Wanstrath and Sam Laloge had 4 each in the undercard. Christian Mack led the team in rebounds, while also collecting an assist and steal.

K of C free throw contest coming

Knights of Columbus St. Anthony Council #1461 will host the annual free throw shooting contest for boys and girls aged 9-14. The local championship will be Jan. 18, 12:30 p.m., at St. Louis Activity Center.

Participants need to furnish proof of age and have parental consent. For entry forms or more information, contact Terry Giesting at 812-363-0177 or email terry.giesting@btdinc.com.

Reds rolling into the Y

The 2020 Cincinnati Reds Caravan will be making a stop at the Southeastern Indiana YMCA (30 State Rd. 129 S.) Saturday, Jan. 18, 2-4 p.m., courtesy of the Y and WRBI Radio.

This is free to all in the community. Bring the whole family and enjoy an audience Q&A and autograph session with the celebrity panel. Expected at the event are: Reds Hall of Famer Tom Browning, aka Mr. Perfect; relief pitcher Amir Garrett; utility man and Ossian, Indiana native Josh VanMeter; infield prospect Jonathan India; broadcasters Jim Day and Jeff Piecoro; and Vice President of Player Development Shawn Pender.

For more information, call 812-934-6006.