Lady Bulldogs sweep Knights

South Dearborn was no match for host Batesville in varsity volleyball Thursday evening. BHS won in straight sets, 25-11, 25-17, 25-18.

“The Knights are a much-improved team this year under new head coach Denise Rose,” said BHS coach Kateri Paul. “We just started the game very confident. It was the first time since August we had a full roster. Hopefully, we stay healthy and continue to improve.”

Macy Prickel was 15-of-15 from the service line with 10 points and 3 aces. Kerigan Haskamp and Kylie Laker also served well. Macy led the offense with 9 kills, followed by Katie Bedel’s 8, Laker and Cayman Werner each with 5 and senior Abby Westerfeld 4 upon her return from a knee injury. Defensively, Laney Walsman had 21 digs.

The Dogs fell 25-16, 25-21 to New Haven and defeated Daleville 25-15, 25-13 at the Greenfield-Central tourney Saturday. Other results weren’t available at press time.

BHS (13-8) is at Franklin County Oct. 1.

BHS girls now 8-4

Batesville girls varsity soccer posted a 4-1 win at Greenwood Sept. 26.

The Bulldogs wasted no time in scoring, as a through ball from Carlie Werner went to fellow senior Abbey Prickel for a breakaway. Just before the break, Prickel added a second goal; the play went from Werner to Liz Heidlage to Prickel.

A 2-1 game at half, the Bulldog defense locked down and only gave up 1 shot the rest of the way. With 30 minutes to play, an Olive Cerniglia punt from goal found Prickel for another breakout and a hat trick. Prickel assisted Werner on the final score.

BHS (8-4) hosted senior night Monday against East Central and entertains Columbus North Oct. 1. Tuesday is also Youth Night; all youth soccer players get in free and will be recognized.

The junior varsity match went to Batesville, 3-0. The Bulldogs started off strong as Laney Flynn scored off a pass from Bella Britch. Tristan Rowlett, assisted by Jenna Honnert, later sunk a shot. Defenders Eden Lewis and Hailey Lipps got a chance on offense. Lipps banged a shot off the post and Lewis got hers to go in the upper 90.

Dogs repeat as EIAC champs

Placing four runners in the top 10 of each race Saturday, Batesville easily defended its 2018 Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference cross country titles at Moores Hill Elementary.

Led by Adam Moster’s MVP-winning time of 16:33.6 and capturing the next 2 spots, the BHS boys coasted past runner-up Rushville 26-66. Greensburg’s Brenner Hanna was conference MVP with a time of 19:33, but the Bulldogs posted a 31-58 win over the Pirates. Lily Pinckley was runner-up at 19:50.1. More results will be published in Friday’s edition.

BHS finishes the regular season with the Batesville invite Oct. 1 and the Greensburg invite Thursday.

Bulldogs bring home tennis titles

Lleyton Ratcliffe is EIAC MVP for a second straight year after winning his No. 1 singles flight at Greensburg High School’s conference championships Saturday.

He was joined in the winner’s circle by the No. 2 doubles team of Max Giesting and Sam Voegele.

The South Dearborn sectional starts Wednesday.

OA surrenders lead

Oldenburg Academy had a 3-score lead on host Park Tudor Friday night, but let it slip away for a 28-24 gridiron loss to the Panthers.

Abe Peetz scored two 1-yard touchdowns and quarterback Rhett Martin added another. The Twisters rolled up 281 yards of offense, 254 on the ground.

OA (3-2) plays Milan this Friday.

Twister soccer clubs shut out

Oldenburg girls varsity soccer allowed South Dearborn two goals per half as the visiting Knights laid a 4-0 final on the Lady Twisters Sept. 26. Erin Huber and Katie Cutter each had 2 goals and Alley Lunsford 2 assists for SD.

At Connersville, the Twister boys varsity was blanked 3-0 the same evening. The Spartans garnered 2 first-half goals and tacked on another after the break.

OA’s girls hosted Franklin County Monday. The boys welcome Centerville Oct. 1.

JV girls get convincing win

The Batesville JV volleyball team (12-7) cruised by South Dearborn Sept. 26, winning 25-10, 25-12.

Regina Gerstbauer served 13 consecutive points in set one to ignite the team. In set 2, Brayleigh Patterson did the damage with 12 consecutive serves. Sophie Lee and Naia Bustinza led the front-line attack with 3 kills apiece.

BMS boys run to victory

Batesville Middle School’s boys won a cross country meet against Indian Creek, Shelbyville, and St. Mary’s on Thursday, scoring a perfect 15 points to IC’s 63. The Bulldog girls placed 3rd among 5 teams, scoring 72 pts.

Eli Loichinger won the boys race, followed by Jake Chapman, Otto Hund, Emi Lopez and Cannon Clark in spots 2-5. Talan Rowlett was 7th, Isaac Trossman 12th, Lincoln Garrett 16th, Santiago Schutte 17th, Landon Raver 19th and Landin Hughes 20th.

Kaylynn Bedel finished 3rd in the girls race, followed by Megan Allgeier 5th and Charlotte Trossman 15th.