Rotary golf outing is Sept. 7

The annual Batesville Rotary Club Fall Golf Outing is Saturday, Sept. 7, at Cricket Ridge Golf Course.

The event is a nine-hole outing with a 10 a.m. tee time. The $40/golfer cost includes a fried chicken lunch.

Info: Margie Walke,, 812-871-6026.

OA wins thrice

Oldenburg Academy’s boys tennis team traveled to Brookville Aug. 29 to face Franklin County. The Twisters went home with a 4-1 win.

The four wins were all straight-setters. Jon Grieshop and Drew Wagner won at No. 2 and 3 singles, respectively. Grieshop defeated Kurt Oetzel 6-1, 6-3 and Wagner scored a 6-3, 6-0 win over Brant Ertel.

Jacob Sheets and Patrick Thompson took a 6-2, 6-1 decision over Lonnie Schwartz and Evan McMillin at 1 doubles. On the next court, Riley Schebler and Ethan Back eased by Will Wade and Landen Wuestefeld 6-1, 6-1. Michael Wanstrath suffered a 6-3, 6-4 loss to Jack Stirn at 1 singles.

In JV action, Will Yunger defeated Nick Wendel 8-0, Henry Meyer topped Travis Schwartz 8-4, and Nate Geis defeated Tanner Weartz 8-0.

OA went to Morristown Sept. 3, defeating the Yellow Jackets 5-0.

Wanstrath defeated Tyler Schonfeld 6-0, 6-0. Meyer posted the same score at 3 singles over Jerry Riley. Wagner rounded out singles play at No. 2, downing Grant Kessler 6-0, 6-3.

Back and Schebler moved up to No. 1 to knock off Noah Klinger and Jacob Wood 6-1, 6-1. Sheets and Thompson were 6-1, 6-0 winners over Nick Owens and Shane Riley.

Yunger took an 8-0 win in JV play.

The team eked out a 3-2 win at Rushville Wednesday. Wanstrath got by Jake Carroll 6-4, 6-0. Sheets/Thompson defeated Braiden Hunter and Cameron Jackman 6-2, 6-3 at 1 doubles and Back/Schebler needed 3 sets (6-2, 3-6, 6-3) to defeat Bryce Berkemeier and Alex Wainwright.

Grieshop fell 6-3, 6-2 to Marlin Hershberger and Wagner dropped a 6-3, 6-3 decision to Sam Smith.

OA improved to 8-1.

EC takes down banged-up Dogs

Already down a key hitter, Batesville varsity volleyball lost not only a conference match to visiting East Central Thursday, but also senior Abigail Westerfeld indefinitely due to a knee injury. EC won 25-13, 25-11, 25-11.

“We are struggling to find our way without key players,” said coach Kateri Paul. “(Abby’s injury) sent the team into a tailspin that we could not recover from.”

Captain Macy Prickel led the team in kills, followed by Cayman Werner. Serving was led by Regina Gerstbauer (11-of-11).

BHS lost at Lawrenceburg Sept. 3. Scores were 21-25, 25-15, 18-25, 25-21, 13-15.

Batesville is at Rushville Tuesday.

OA soccer now 1-1-1

Oldenburg boys soccer picked up its first win of the year Saturday in dominant fashion, shutting out guest Trinity Lutheran 9-0.

Fifteen minutes in, OA scored its first marker on Henry Kraus’ chip, assist to Max Kirschner. Kirschner added a penalty kick goal. Kraus scored later in the first, again assisted by Kirschner. Before the half, Ben Kraus scored.

Four boys earned their first varsity goals in the second half as Race Carle, Eric Cornelius, Austin Kersey scored and keeper Chris Hautman moved out from goal to get a goal and assist. Sam Mahoney scored on a restart. Other assists came from B. Kraus, Blake Borgman and Stephen Hoff, who the latter coach Ken Getz said played his best game as a Twister.

OA had 33 shots (19 on goal), 6 assists, 2 offsides, 13 fouls, 4 corners, 2 handballs and Noah Schmahl had 1 save on TL’s only shot. Trinity had 9 fouls, 3 corners, 2 handballs and 10 saves.

Lawrenceburg scored two quick goals Wednesday, those holding up for a 2-0 win over the Twisters.

“It’s always a battle with the Tigers and fans were treated to a good one,” said Getz. “They’re fast and pressure you all over. We had a hard time making connecting passes. The goals we gave up were a result of stabbing and not clearing the ball. This is something we talk about and work on every day.”

OA (1-1-1) visited Greensburg Thursday.

Boosters’ fall raffle is Sept. 18

The Batesville Athletic Booster Club will be hosting its Annual Fall Raffle at the Batesville Knights of Columbus Sept. 18, 6 p.m. Proceeds help with uniform costs and safety equipment.

A dinner/raffle ticket can be purchased in advance for $20 by mailing a check payable to Batesville Athletic Boosters, postmarked by Sept. 12, to Box 274, Batesville, IN 47006. Include number of tix, name, address, email and phone.

Tickets after 9/12 or at the door will be $25. Cost includes a chicken dinner, refreshments and a chance to win many prizes, including the $2,000 grand prize. The raffle is for adults only with carry-outs available.

Doors open at 5:45 p.m.; the meal is served at 6 p.m. and prizes drawn at 7 p.m.

Dogs shut out Knights

Batesville varsity boys soccer had no trouble with host South Dearborn Sept. 3, winning 8-0.

Behind early momentum, BHS got a combo goal between JJ Kuisel and Kent Meyers with Meyers lofting the ball in. Eli Pierson received a through ball and crossed into Kuisel for a one-touch finish. Joey Gutzwiller made a nice move and a nice cross into Pierson, who volleyed the ball into the net. Pierson scored on a rebound shot, as did Willy Sherwood. Prior to the break, Ian Powers lobbed one to Kuisel for a chip off the crossbar.

In the second half, Kuisel dribbled in and passed across to Pierson for a one-touch. The final goal was Powers crossing to Sherwood for another one-touch.

The Bulldogs played in the Shelbyville invite Saturday, falling 2-0 to Anderson. “We struggled to find possession against Anderson’s defense,” said coach Kyle Hunteman. The day’s second match was canceled.

BHS (4-2, 3-1) hosted Jac-Cen-Del Thursday.

OA girls triumph

Oldenburg varsity volleyball picked up a 5-set win at Edinburgh Tuesday. Scores: 25-15, 25-27, 23-25, 25-20, 15-13.

Jessica Rees had 10 kills and served at 100 percent. Ella Fledderman had 6 aces and Alexa Miles 5 (also 16 assists). Emma Back had 2 solo blocks. Elizabeth Gigrich collected 25 digs.

OA (2-3) heads to the Rushville Invitational Saturday.

Lady Twisters fall

Oldenburg girls soccer was blanked 5-0 by Lawrenceburg Sept. 3.

The Tigers’ Avery Seig secured a hat trick in the win.

OA hosted Centerville Thursday.

Mixed results for JV spikers

Batesville’s JV volleyball team posted a convincing 2-set win over visiting Connersville Aug. 31 (25-8; 25-9). The girls then dropped a 25-16, 25-19 final at Lawrenceburg Tuesday.

Regina Gerstbauer (13 points, 4 aces), Sydnee Schaefer (8 pts., 2 aces) and Sophie Lee (7 pts., 1 ace) were aggressive from the service line Saturday. Shelby Westerfeld and Naia Bustinza continued their dominance at the net with 4 kills apiece. Schaefer shored up the defense with a team-high 9 digs.

Brayleigh Patterson had 6 straight service points (2 aces) Tuesday. Bustinza earned 5 kills.

JV knocks off Milan

Batesville’s JV football team beat Milan 22-12 on Tuesday to improve to 2-0.

Bryson Bonelli threw 2 touchdown passes, one to Jacob Meer from 19 yards out and the other to Elijah Stover for 26 yards. Josh Mobley scored on a 6-yard TD run and ran in a 2-point conversion. The Bulldogs also scored a safety.

Batesville’s defense was led by Jy’lil Chappell, Cooper Wilhelm and Mobley. Luke Wilson had a key interception at the goal line that he returned 65 yards.

Youth football update

In one Week 3 result for Batesville Youth Football, grades 1 and 2 White shut out Rushville 28-0. Other games were postponed.

All teams are on a bye this weekend, playing again Sept. 14 at Rushville.

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.

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.

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.