BHS girls swim to runner-up
Batesville’s girls swim team traveled to New Castle Thursday, finishing in second place to New Castle and defeating Eastern Hancock. New Castle led with 71 points and BHS had 52. The Royals were at 38.
Gwen Martin won the 50 meter freestyle (28.34) and Maria Lopez the 100 backstroke (1:19.61). The 400 free relay team of Lopez, Claire Sunderman, Paige Oldham and Sonja Gaulin placed first (4:53.34).
Lopez led the team in individual points for the second meet in a row. She was 2nd in 100 butterfly (1:14.51). Oldham was runner-up in 100 free (1:13.16). Martin was 3rd in the 500 free (6:35.13) and Sunderman 3rd in 100 free (1:15.32). Other 3rds were Lilly Wonnell (200 free; 2:43.93), Gaulin (200 individual medley; 2:52.89) and Lauren Voss (50 free; 36.49).
Batesville (2-2) will visit Connersville Dec. 3 for the first co-ed meet. E. Hancock will be the third team.
Eagles come back on Twisters
Host Jac-Cen-Del needed an 18-point fourth quarter to overcome a late lead by Oldenburg Academy in varsity girls basketball Nov. 22. OA led 33-29 after three frames but lost 47-40.
Regan Carroll paced the home team with 10 points.
OA (0-5) is at Union County Nov. 26.
On the Dirt Road
Batesville clubs took all but one game in recent Dirt Road Basketball League action.
On Nov. 10, 6th grade played at Jac-Cen-Del, defeating South Ripley 45-15 and Milan 46-37.
The next Sunday, the boys topped Lawrenceburg 33-28. The Tigers had narrowed the lead to 3 before Caleb Mohr hit clutch free throws. Batesville eased by North Decatur 56-18.
Grade 5’s boys downed Franklin County 33-26. Coach Stephen Rupp stated the Bulldogs controlled most of the game with good hustle and fast-break points. The team then lost 28-26 to Connersville after being down 12-0.
BMS no trouble with Cougars
Batesville Middle School’s boys remained perfect with a sweep of South Decatur Thursday. Grade 7 routed the Cougars 53-6, including a gaudy 37-0 score at halftime. 8th grade won 58-38.
7th grade’s defense tallied a number of steals and forced the opponent into multiple turnovers, said coach Tyler Burcham. BMS was led in scoring by Cade Kaiser and Jacob Stenger with 14 points apiece. Gage Pohlman had 8, JJ Holcomb 5, Jake Chapman and Will Jaisle 4 each, and John Meyer and Grant Goldsmith 2 each.
Grade 8 led 12-7 early, then gained separation to go ahead 29-10 at the break. “The 8th graders fought hard on defense and outrebounded their opponent to pull away,” said the coach.
Jack Grunkemeyer led the Bulldogs in scoring with 12 points, followed by Carter Bohman (11), Sam Johnson (10), Conner Drake (9), Chris Lewis (7), Gus Prickel (5), Eli Loichinger (2) and Emi Lopez (2).
SLS 7th/8th earns split
St. Louis’ 7th-grade boys played one of their better games so far, according to coach Ryan Tekulve. Thursday’s result, though, was Sunman-Dearborn winning 27-15.
The Cardinals were led in scoring by Max Amberger with 7 points, followed by Adam Meer with 4, Henry Wanstrath 2 and Sam Laloge 2. Laloge led the team with 7 rebounds and 2 blocks.
“We played great defense and scoring came from the entire roster,” said grade 8 coach Chad Miles of his team’s 32-22 win.
Leading the 5-3 Cards in scoring was Conner Miles with 11. Eli Weiler had 6, Calvin Grote 5, Thomas Lohmueller 4; Preston Conway, Evan Flaspohler and Hank Ritter each added 2.