Swimmers compete twice
Batesville’s varsity swim teams traveled to the Shelbyville Relays Dec. 14, then to Greensburg Tuesday night. The Bulldog boys won the dual 105-47 and placed 4th at the relays (82 points). The Lady Bulldogs tied for 6th at Shelbyville (46 pts.) and lost to Greensburg, 138-38.
Shelbyville (boys) and Pendleton Heights (girls) were Saturday’s champs.
The 400 medley relay team of freshman William Johnson, sophomores Benjamin Moster and Sean Callahan and junior Ethan Brewer took first at SHS.
The same foursome won the 200 medley relay at Greensburg (1:53.87), as well as the 400 free relay (3:54.7). Grant Story, Vonley Hund, Ciaran Tyrer and Enneking won the 200 free relay (1:48.72).
Johnson was a winner Tuesday in the 200 freestyle (2:09.4) and Brewer claimed the 100 butterfly (1:01.47; personal best) and 200 individual medley (2:35.54). Moster won the 100 breaststroke (1:10.3) while Mason Enneking took the 100 free (1:02.99pb).
Sonja Gaulin (100 free), Maria Lopez (500 free), Moster (50 free; pb), Hund (100 back), Johnson (100 fly), Tyrer (200 free), Derek VanSickle (200 IM) and Callahan (100 breast) all had 2nd place-finishes.
Taking 3rd were Quinn Rasnick (200 IM), Enneking (50 free; pb), Joseph Shroder (100 free; pb), Tyrer (100 breast), Gaulin (200 free), Lopez (200 IM; pb), Callie Main (50 free) and Abby Blomer (100 back).
Batesville finished the first half of the season Thursday night at Milan, with Oldenburg also in attendance. Results were not available at press time.
OA girls fall to Bucs
Oldenburg Academy’s varsity girls basketball team lost to Greensburg at home Tuesday night, 71-38.
OA (2-10) hosts Trinity Lutheran Saturday evening.
Tigers best JV Dogs
Trailing throughout the contest, Batesville’s junior varsity boys ended up falling at Lawrenceburg Dec. 13, 53-37. LHS led 28-13 at halftime.
Eli Pierson paced the Bulldogs with 19 points; Cole Werner added 6, Alec Bunselmeier 4, Calvin Sherwood 3, Brady Westerfeld 3 and Ben Schebler 2.
Freshmen now 3-4
The freshman Batesville Bulldogs lost to Lawrenceburg last Friday, 54-22. Nate Vankirk led the Dogs with 8, followed by Bryson Bonelli with 5 and Cole Pride with 4.
A team effort defeated Jennings County 41-37 Monday. Vankirk scored 12, Bonelli 8 and Willy Sherwood and Lyle Oesterling 7 each.
The Batesville Invitational is Saturday.
Batesville’s girls basketball C-team battled East Central Monday but fell to 1-3 with a 24-20 loss.
“We had a very strong 2nd quarter, but then had a tough 3rd quarter where we couldn’t get the ball through the basket,” said coach Lisa Gausman.
Leading scorers for the Dogs were Carley Pride with 6 and Ava Hanson with 4.
On the Dirt Road
Batesville’s boys teams won seven matchups out of a dozen in Dirt Road Basketball League action from Dec. 15.
The 6th-grade Bulldogs topped Franklin County (40-22) and Greensburg White (47-13). The Greensburg Pirates outrebounded Batesville 5th, winning 31-16; the Dogs then pulled away from Lawrenceburg 40-23.
In 4th-grade play, Batesville defeated East Central Black 24-18 after falling to South Ripley 27-22. The 3rd graders beat EC 69-19 following a 25-12 loss to Rising Sun.
For 2nd grade, Batesville Blue got by Rushville Red 23-12 but lost to FC 20-16. Likewise, Batesville White topped New Palestine 32-6 while falling to FC 30-6.
SLS red wraps up season
The St. Louis 5th-grade boys Red team lost 27-13 to St. Michael Monday, finishing the year at 2-4.
“We showed great improvement over the course of the season,” said coach Jeff Hermesch.
David Koch led the Cardinals with 6 points, Adam Weber had 3 and Carson Hartwell and Rylan Yeager chipped in 2 each.
Cards roll St. Lawrence
St. Louis’ 8th-grade boys improved to 9-5 by laying a 44-25 final on St. Lawrence Monday.
Hank Ritter had a season-high 17 points. Carson Meyer snagged 15 rebounds and added 3 points. Connor Miles scored 13, Preston Conway 5, Thomas Lohmueller 2 and Calvin Grote and Evan Flaspohler 1 each. Eli Weiler pulled in 8 boards and added 2 points.
BMS cruises past Knights
Batesville Middle School’s boys swept South Dearborn Tuesday. 7th grade is now 10-1 following a 55-27 win and 8th grade moved to 7-4 with a 35-27 victory.
“We pulled away right before the half, giving great effort and methodically wearing the opponent down,” said grade 7 coach Garrett Burkhart.
Cade Kaiser led the Dogs with 17 points, followed by Jake Chapman (8), Carson Laker (6), Will Jaisle (6), Jacob Stenger (6), Gage Pohlman (4), Javier Jimenez (4), John Meyer (2) and Grant Goldsmith (2).
“SD made a run, but a last-second 3 by Chris Lewis to end the 3rd helped us gain momentum,” 8th-grade coach Tyler Burcham commented. Jack Grunkemeyer led with 15 points, followed by Gus Prickel (8), Sam Johnson (3), Conner Drake (3) and Carter Bohman (3).
Cards’ 5th white ends season
The St. Louis 5th-grade boys white team lost the season’s final game Wednesday to Greendale, 23-20, to finish 5-1.
Augie Hillenbrand led the scoring attack with 9 points. Adam Weber followed with 8 and Griffin Koester chipped in 3.
“The team showed great improvement all season long and is geared towards an even better 6th-grade season,” remarked coach Jeff Hermesch.