Milan county champs after 60 years

It took them six decades to do it, but the Milan boys basketball team finally added another Ripley County championship to their trophy case with a 72-63 win over the host Batesville Bulldogs Saturday night.

Defeating the Dogs for the second time this year on their home court, Milan was down 17-15 after one quarter but rallied to lead 35-30 at halftime. The Indians built a 9-point advantage over the next eight minutes (53-44) and held serve for the title.

The title is Milan’s 11th overall but first since a 78-47 win over Versailles in 1960. South Ripley won the consolation game over Jac-Cen-Del, 69-54.

Batesville (2-7) will be at Greensburg Thursday for an Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference tilt.

Bulldogs swim at conference

Batesville’s swimming teams were part of a six-team field at Connersville High School Saturday for the EIAC championships. The boys placed second with 236 points while the girls were fourth with 129.

BHS traveled to Shelbyville to take on the Golden Bears Jan. 9. The Dogs opened the season’s second half with a pair of losses; the boys were topped 110-65 and the girls fell 132-50.

The girls 200 freestyle relay team of Callie Main, Paige Oldham, Liz Loichinger and Gwen Martin won in a time of 1:58.77. Ben Moster won twice, taking first in 100 backstroke (1:07.44) and 100 butterfly (1:02.17). Sean Callahan won the 50 free (24.03).