Dogs blank rival Pirates

Starting out with intensity and frequent possession, the Batesville Bulldog boys varsity soccer team went on to a 6-0 shutout of Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference rival Greensburg Thursday.

To open scoring, JJ Kuisel took his own ricochet off the post and dropped to Ian Powers for a center shot. Later, a Powers-Willy Sherwood-Kuisel combo resulted in the latter’s goal and 2-0 lead at halftime.

Early in the second period, Kuisel dribbled and scored. Adam Vogelsang then had a 1-touch volley of Powers’ deflected shot to make it a 4-score game. At 23:44, Kuisel played a ball wide to Joey Gutzwiller, whose deflected attempt was followed in by Sherwood. To finish up, Andrew Hoffbauer took a corner and Dominic Butz finished a header.

BHS (6-4, 4-1) plays at Franklin Community Saturday.

Dogs send 2 to regional

Batesville hosted senior night Sept. 19 at Hillcrest Golf & Country Club, defeating the East Central Lady Trojans 203-226. Oldenburg Academy also competed but posted an incomplete score.

Ronnebaum was the lone senior recognized for the Bulldogs. Weiler was the meet medalist, carding a 37.

At Saturday’s sectional in Greensburg, Weiler and teammate Tori Harpring qualified for the Lapel Regional. The meet will be held at Edgewood Golf Course, Anderson, this Saturday.

Columbus North (311), Greensburg (355) and Columbus East (394) advanced as teams. BHS was 4th (408) and OA incomplete. Nathaly Munnicha of North was sectional champ, shooting 73. Weiler and North Decatur’s Sidney Parmer each shot 75, Weiler taking the runner-up spot on tiebreaks. Harpring was the final qualifier with a 92.

Madelyn Pohlman shot 116 and Chloe Murphy 125 for the Dogs. Amelia Austin had 119 and Emerald Simmonds 120 for the Twisters.

Twisters edge Knights on pitch

The heat and familiarity of foes produced a chippy boys soccer match Thursday at Bill Gillespie Field between the host Oldenburg Twisters and guest South Dearborn. After OA received 3 of 5 yellow cards (Race Carle, Stephen Hoff, Adam Huber) issued in the second half, the home team won in the closing minutes on a penalty kick (2-1).

“We have to do a better job of controlling what we do and not let our emotions get the better of us,” said coach Ken Getz. “We looked better on the offensive side, but still struggling with finishing.”

Henry Kraus assisted brother Ben on the game’s first goal, a pass into the goalie box and a 1-touch. SD tied the game in the second half on a floater, the first goal vs the Twisters in 7 games. Later, Huber was moved up in the hope of providing an offensive spark; the change worked, as he was fouled in the box with 1:28 to go. Max Kirschner’s PK won it.

OA had 24 shots (13 on goal), 3 offsides, 11 fouls, 5 corners and Chris Hautman had 1 save. SD had 5 shots, 5 fouls, 1 corner, 3 hand balls and 11 saves.

OA (6-1-3) played at Seton Catholic Monday.

Trojans rout Bulldogs

Getting their third shutout in five games, the East Central Trojans posted a 43-0 win at Batesville Sept. 20. EC improved to 5-0.

The visitors were already up 36-0 by halftime. The Dogs could manage just 5 first downs against the Trojans, who have only allowed 19 points all year.

BHS (2-3) heads to Lawrenceburg Friday.

OA girls fall on pitch

Oldenburg girls varsity soccer was shut out by visiting Indianapolis Bishop Chatard Saturday, 4-0.

OA (6-2-1) hosts Rising Sun Sept. 24.

Lady Dogs blank Spartans

Batesville girls varsity soccer posted a 6-0 shutout of Connersville Sept. 21.

BHS (6-4, 5-1) hosted Mt. Vernon Monday.

Twisters compete in Indy

Oldenburg varsity volleyball played at the Crispus Attucks tourney Saturday. The girls lost their first match to Riverton Parke, 25-20, 25-13. Other results weren’t available at press time.

OA was at Madison Shawe Monday.

BMS runners sweep

The Batesville Middle School cross country teams won both ends of a meet against South Dearborn Thursday. The boys won 15-50, the girls 21-34.

Eli Loichinger won the boys race and Kaylynn Bedel did the same for the girls. The Bulldog boys had the top 7 times; in 2-7 were Jake Chapman, Otto Hund, Emi Lopez, Talan Rowlett, Cannon Clark and Isaac Trossman. Santiago Schutte was 9th and Lincoln Garrett 10th.

Megan Allgeier was runner-up, followed by Louise Hund 4th, Corrine Volk 6th, Kenzie Cox 8th, Katelynn Fullenkamp 9th and Charlotte Trossman 10th.

BHS girls play at Franklin

Batesville varsity volleyball competed in the Franklin Community invite Sept. 21. The Bulldogs won their first match vs. Seymour, 22-25, 25-13, 20-18. Additional results were not available at press time.

BHS hosts South Dearborn Thursday.

8th-grade Bulldogs down Knights

The BMS 8th-grade volleyball team (7-3) defeated South Dearborn is 3 exciting sets Sept. 19: 25-16, 23-25, 15-8.

“Even with some missed serves, the Bulldogs played well,” said coach Angie Ehrman. “Everyone on the team had solid passing, digs, and hits.”

Margaret Wilson led all hitters with 5 kills, Kaylin Hinners had 4, Kaylie Raver 3 and Sara Lamping, Laura Schwegman and Taylor Blanton 2 each. From the service line, Hinners had 8 points, Wilson and Raver contributed 7 each, Callie Fletcher had 5, Renee Lecher 4 and Schwegman 3. The team had solid passing from Annie Shane and Hannah Gunter.