BMS gets cross country wins

Batesville Middle School swept a home cross country meet Sept. 3, as Franklin County, South Ripley and St. Mary’s visited. The boys (15 pts.) and girls (26 pts.) both won.

Eli Loichinger won the boys race, followed by Jake Chapman, Otto Hund, Emi Lopez, Cannon Clark, Talan Rowlett, Isaac Trossman, Lincoln Garrett in 2nd-8th. Santiago Schutte was 11th, Cash Myers 14th, Landon Raver 15th and Landin Hughes 17th.

Kaylynn Bedel won the girls race, followed by runner-up Megan Allgeier. Charlotte Trossman took 6th, Corrine Deputy 9th, Kenzie Cox 11th, Katelynn Fullenkamp 18th and Louise Hund 19th.

The BMS boys (25 pts.) won again Sept. 5, besting Milan, Jac-Cen-Del and Rising Sun. The girls (62 pts.) were 4th as RS edged Milan 48-49.

Loichinger finished 2nd, followed by Chapman (4th), O. Hund (5th), Lopez (6th), Rowlett (8th), Clark (9th), I. Trossman (10th), Schutte (12th), Garrett (13th), Raver (14th), Hughes (16th) and Meyers (18th).

Bedel won the girls race, followed by Allgeier (2nd), C. Trossman (18th) and Cox (20th).

BMS 8th over Wildcats

The BMS 8th-grade volleyball team (2-2) defeated Franklin County 24-21, 24-19 on Tuesday.

Leading the team in serves was Margaret Wilson with 11 points. Kaylie Raver added 6 service points, Laura Schwegman 5, Taylor Blanton 3 and Renee Lecher 2. In the front row, Raver had 4 kills, Schwegman 3 and Blanton and Wilson 1 each. The team was effective in back-row passing, with Annie Shane and Calli Fletcher having good digs, coach Angie Ehrman said.

Dogs compete on links

Despite yet another medalist performance from freshman Emma Weiler, Batesville’s Lady Bulldogs fell to host Lawrenceburg at Hidden Valley Golf Course Thursday.

The Tigers came in with 207 to BHS’ 220. Weiler won with a solid 39; behind her were Tori Harpring 57, Chloe Murphy 61 and Madelyn Pohlman 63.

Batesville finished 3rd in the 6-team Shelbyville Invitational Saturday at River’s Edge Golf Course with a score of 382. New Palestine shot 339 for the win.

Fox of New Pal was medalist with a four-under 68. Weiler shot 74, finishing second. Sarah Ronnebaum had 95, Harpring 102, Murphy 119 and Pohlman 111.

The Ripley County tournament is Sept. 10 at North Branch.

OA rebounds for win

After their first loss of the year, Oldenburg varsity boys soccer got back in the win column with Thursday’s 5-0 defeat of Greensburg on the road.

In perfect weather conditions, OA had 44 shots on the night, to go with 2 offsides, 8 fouls and 9 corner kicks. Keeper Chris Hautman had 2 saves. Greensburg had 5 shots on the night, 1 foul and 12 saves.

First-time varsity starter Stephen Hoff scored at the 33:35 mark of the first half on a pass by Noah Schmahl. Henry Kraus netted the next 3; the first one came at the 7:34 mark on a cross assist by Hoff, the second was a header at the 38:36 mark of the second half off a Sam Mahoney corner, and the hat trick was at 33:51 on a through ball from brother Ben. The last goal came at 15:09 by B. Kraus on a nifty pass from Eric Cornelius.

“I believe in high school, you should convert closer to 20 percent of your shots and we fell way short of that mark,” said coach Ken Getz. “Defensively, we weren’t challenged very much but did a good job of clearing and finding a teammate when we were.”

OA (2-1-1) welcomed Knightstown Saturday and Southwestern Shelbyville Monday and has another home game Sept. 10 vs. South Ripley.

Eagles kick past Bulldogs

Jac-Cen-Del’s boys soccer team compiled a clean slate in shutting out the Batesville Bulldogs on the road Thursday, 2-0.

“Throughout the game, the Bulldogs struggled to maintain possession of the ball or find many opportunities to score,” coach Kyle Hunteman commented.

At 22:07 in the first half, the Eagles dribbled down the right side and through the middle between the BHS defense for a close shot on frame. In the second half, at 27:54, another ball sent was unsuccessfully cleared and resulted in a shot touching off the keeper Ethan Brewer’s dive, rolling into the right-side netting.

BHS (4-3) hosts Shelbyville Sept. 10.

Youth football update

The Batesville Youth Football League had make-up games Sept. 5 at North Decatur.

All three Blue teams played. Grades 1 and 2 stomped ND 30-0, grades 3 and 4 tied 20-20 after an overtime session and grades 5 and 6 enjoyed a 22-0 win.

In one game at Batesville, 5th/6th White lost to Connersville 8-6.

Baseball, softball assignments set

The IHSAA this week announced sectional fields for baseball and softball through the spring of 2021.

Both Class 3A, Sectional 29 fields are the same and include all Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference teams with the exception of East Central. They are Batesville, Franklin County, Connersville, Greensburg, Lawrenceburg, Rushville and South Dearborn.

Oldenburg will be in Class A, Sectional 60 softball with Hauser, South Decatur, Jac-Cen-Del and Rising Sun. In baseball, Trinity Lutheran replaces SD in that quintet.

ECHS will face the Bloomington (North/South) and Columbus (East/North) schools, along with Shelbyville, in both Class 4A, Sectional 14 fields.