BHS wrestles at EC
There was a record broken by Batesville at the East Central wrestling tourney Saturday, even though the Bulldogs lost five duals with 10 wrestlers at their disposal.
145-pound senior JT Linkel now holds the school mark for career pins after his four Saturday puts him at 70 overall. As a team, BHS fell to Roncalli’s B team, Columbus North (42-36), Cambridge City Lincoln (42-30), Lawrenceburg (52-21) and EC (79-0).
Josh Mobley (152) and Axel Garcia (170) also won four times, Garcia getting 4 pins and Mobley one.
Alex Murphy had 3 wins, Christian Garcia picked up 2 wins (first career pin). Tyler Schaeffer (pin) and Nick Nobbe won once each.
Batesville (2-14) travels to Frankton Saturday.
Twisters split weekend
Oldenburg Academy’s boys basketball lost 78-54 to Bishop Chatard Friday night at home, then traveled to Rising Sun Saturday to get a 45-31 win.
OA (4-2) hosted Waldron Monday (results not available).
OA girls falter
Oldenburg’s varsity girls hoops lost to Trinity Lutheran, 64-31, at home Saturday night.
OA (2-11) will visit Waldron Jan. 2.
Raiders pillage Cardinals
South Ripley’s junior high pulled off double wins over St. Louis in boys hoops Dec. 19. 8th grade fell to 9-6 after a 52-45 loss. The underclassmen lost 63-13.
The 8th-grade Cards led after three quarters. Hank Ritter had 19 points with 12 rebounds for his first double-double, Connor Miles scored 15, Carson Meyer 4, Calvin Grote 3, Preston Conway and Eli Weiler added 2.
Ryan Duerstock led 7th grade off the bench for 6 points. Adam Meer finished with 3 points. Henry Wanstrath and Sam Laloge had 2 each. Meer led the Cards in rebounding while Marc Meneses led the team in steals with 2.
The 7th Annual Crosstown Classic at Batesville is Friday.
Young Bulldogs sweep
Batesville Middle School’s boys were triumphant over Milan Thursday night. 7th grade is 11-1 after winning 47-27, while 8th improved to 8-4 following a 37-29 win.
Grade 7 coach Garrett Burkhart saw both teams battle to a 21-15 BMS lead at the break. “We turned it up a few notches too many, forcing a lot of turnovers that led to easy buckets,” said the coach. Cade Kaiser went for 21 points, Jacob Stenger 9, Will Jaisle 7, Carson Laker 5, Grant Goldsmith 4 and Jake Chapman 1.
Gus Prickel’s three at the end of the half gave the 8th Bulldogs an 18-14 lead at halftime. Batesville gained separation in the third quarter.
The third quarter was huge for Batesville as they gained separation from Milan and took control of the game. Sam Johnson led the Bulldogs offensively with 11 points, followed by Conner Drake (9), Gus Prickel (7), Chris Lewis (5), Carter Bohman (3), and Jack Grunkemeyer (2).