Bulldogs 3rd; Weiler MVP

The Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference girls golf tournament was held at Hillcrest Golf & Country Club Sept. 14. The Greensburg Lady Pirates finished first with a score of 365, followed by Franklin County 375, Batesville 388, Connersville 407, East Central 422, Lawrenceburg 434 and Rushville 460. South Dearborn was incomplete.

The hosts placed three golfers on the All-Conference team, paced by freshman Emma Weiler’s MVP effort of 75. Senior Sarah Ronnebaum was 11th (98) and sophomore Tori Harpring 12th (98). FC’s qualifiers were Camryn Brewer (85), Gracie Graf (92) and Maggie Brack (92). EC’s Molly Robinson made the team (96), as did Connersville’s Baylee Schneider (93) and Lawrenceburg’s Hannah Williamson (98). The winning Pirates boasted Megan Reisman (82), Kennedy McCullough (84) and Ellie Acra (92).

Batesville finished 2nd in a 3-way match at Greensburg Country Club Monday. Greensburg shot 191, Batesville 208 and Lawrenceburg 211. Weiler was meet medalist with a 37.

BHS travels to the Greensburg sectional Saturday. Tee time is 9:30 a.m.

Dogs’ runners impress

Batesville’s cross country co-eds ran at a super-competitive Ben Davis Invitational Sept. 14 against 21 other teams, with many of them Class 4A/5A schools ranked in the state’s top 25.

The Bulldog boys placed four runners in the top 25 for an excellent 3rd-place finish, just missing out on a runner-up trophy. Center Grove had an amazing 30 points, Ben Davis 104 and BHS 105. Not running at full strength, the Lady Bulldogs still swiped the 6th spot with 170 pts. Noblesville’s girls won with a stellar 35.

The Dogs had a pair in 8th place: Adam Moster (16:37) and freshman Ava Hanson (19:27, personal best by well over a minute). Ean Loichinger was 9th (16:40), Joshua Myers 19th (17:00) and Benjamin Moster 21st (17:05pb).

Maria Lopez came through in 31st (20:39pb), Sophie Myers in 34th (20:50pb) and Trysta Vierling in 39th (20:57pb). Daren Smith was 48th (17:41pb), Dillon Murray 57th (17:55), Liz Loichinger 58th (21:43) and Katie Olsen 59th (21:44). Nathan Villani took 71st (18:30pb) and Sarah Ripperger 73rd (22:15). Leading in the junior varsity race was Kasin Hughes (PB; 19:48) for the boys and Kali Wickersham (27:23) for the girls. Charlie Laymon and Will Nuhring also ran personal bests.

Batesville traveled to Muscatatuck State Park Tuesday for the Big Blue Jennings County Invitational. The boys came in 2nd, 31-33, behind Jennings County. The girls won the title, scoring 30 to JC’s 46, as Hanson won the girls race (20:00).

Awards went to top-25 performers. A. Moster was runner-up (16:30) and E. Loichinger 3rd (16:32). Lopez took 4th (21:16); the Myers runners were both 5th, Joshua at 16:52 and Sophie at 21:21. In 6th was B. Moster (17:09). Vierling finished 9th (21:40), Ripperger 11th (22:06) and Carley Pride 12th (22:21). Olsen was in 16th (22:30), Smith 17th (17:54) and Jada Eisert 23rd.

BHS competes Saturday at the Riverview Health Invitational in Carmel.

Tennis team clinches share of EIAC

The Batesville varsity boys tennis team finished the day 2-1 at the Columbus North Invitational Sept. 14. Batesville was defeated 5-0 against No. 5-ranked Columbus North in the opening round, then bounced back to defeat Providence 3-2 and Madison 5-0.

The boys defeated EIAC rival Greensburg 3-2 Monday and repeated that result at Rushville Tuesday.

Batesville is 9-5 overall. The 6-1 mark in the EIAC assures the Bulldogs of at least a tie for the conference title.

In JV action, Batesville defeated Rushville 2-0. Jaden Smith won in singles along with the doubles team of Jackson Wanstrath and Chase Schwegman.

BHS attends the Whiteland Invitational Saturday.

0-0 results for OA soccer

Playing on what coach Ken Getz calls one of the “nicest turf fields in the state,” Oldenburg boys soccer adjusted to the game speed but not enough to earn a win; the Twisters and Seymour battled to a scoreless tie Sept. 14. Monday also produced a 0-0 final against visiting Rising Sun, coached by former OA assistant Rob Kelnhofer.

“We didn’t get enough shots off and committed way too many fouls, especially in our defensive third,” Getz said of Saturday’s effort.

Max Kirschner and Adam Huber, in front of keeper Chris Hautman, contributed to OA’s shutout.

OA had 4 shots (2 on goal), 2 offsides, 4 fouls, 1 corner; Hautman had 11 saves and a red card went to Nick Folop. Seymour had 21 shots (11 on goal), 9 fouls, 9 corners, 1 hand ball, 1 yellow card, 1 red card and 2 saves.

Playing their 5th game in 8 days vs. Rising Sun, the Twisters struggled in the first half but made some adjustments at the break.

“Our 2nd-half passing was much better, not good enough to get good shots,” said Getz. “We recorded our 6th shutout, and it was needed as offense was nonexistent. We didn’t get the same play at midfield.”

OA had 5 shots (2 on goal), 4 fouls, 2 corners, 2 hand balls and Hautman had 5 saves. RS had 14 shots (5 on goal), 3 fouls, 6 corners, 2 hand balls and 2 saves.

The JV team fell 4-0 to Seymour and defeated the Shiners 1-0.

Keeper Aidan Geers was busy against the Owls, collecting 19 saves of 41 shots. OA had 4 shots, 3 fouls. Seymour had 3 fouls and 1 save. In one half vs. RSHS, Logan Tenhundfeld scored his first high school goal at 20:26 when he took Connor Ertel’s 1-touch assist. The defense earned its 2nd shutout. OA fired 10 shots, had 2 offsides, 1 foul, 1 hand ball and Geers saved 1. RS had 3 shots, 1 foul, 1 corner, 1 hand ball and 4 saves.

OA (5-1-3) entertained South Dearborn Thursday.

Bulldogs kick by Panthers

Batesville boys varsity soccer won 2-0 in intense heat Monday at Jennings County.

The guests scored at 34:49 and 3:06 of the first period. The first came on Kent Meyers’ free kick to the head of Dominic Butz. Just before the break, JJ Kuisel sent a leading ball wide right to Willy Sherwood, who found Kuisel for a shot beyond the 18-yards.

“We struggled to control the game after halftime and gave the Panthers some momentum and numerous attempts on goal,” said coach Kyle Hunteman. “Luckily, the defense held up well enough to keep the shutout.”

BHS (5-4) hosted Greensburg Thursday.

OA cruises to 13-2

Oldenburg boys varsity tennis posted back-to-back shutouts to start the week, getting 5-0 decisions against Madison and Southwestern Shelbyville. A 4-1 win followed at Lawrenceburg.

Michael Wanstrath defeated Madison’s Haniah Kring 6-1, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, then took down Nick Robinson 6-2, 6-0. At 2 singles, Jon Grieshop enjoyed a 6-0, 6-0 shutout of SW’s Connor Rowe and Ethan Back won 6-4, 6-1 over the Cubs’ Dalton Owen. Drew Wagner won 6-1, 6-0 over the Spartans’ Grant Emerick a day after a forfeit win.

Jacob Sheets and Patrick Thompson picked up 2 wins at No. 1 doubles, topping Madison’s Matthew Burkhardt and Emerson Cardinal 6-0, 6-0 and SW’s Decklan Pappano and Anthony Atwood 6-0, 6-3. Will Yunger and Henry Meyer defeated Caleb and Tristan Pappano 6-3, 6-2 at 2 doubles. Monday, Grieshop and Riley Schebler drew a forfeit.

In JV play, Nate Geis and Matthew Graf won 6-1 sets against SW Shelby.

Against the Tigers Wednesday, Wagner moved up No. 1 to defeat Matthew Ansley 2-6, 6-0, 6-2. Schebler played 2 singles, blanking Jack Powell 6-0, 6-0.

Grieshop teamed with Back at 1 doubles, winning 6-0, 6-1 over Paddrick Libbert and Haiden Rowlett. Yunger and Meyer got by Logan Bruner and Harry Hanneken, 6-2, 6-0. Geis lost at 3 singles to Logan Rohrer (6-4, 6-3).

OA improved to 13-2.

Lady Twisters tie

Oldenburg varsity girls soccer fought to a 1-1 tie against New Castle Sept. 14. The Lady Twisters struck first but the Trojans found the equalizer in the second half.

Kathryn Wilder earned OA’s goal. Faith Sullivan and Grace Mack combined for 5 shots on goal. Molly Wachsmann saved 2 shots. OA finished with 8 corners, 5 offsides and 3 fouls.

OA (6-1-1) hosts Chatard Saturday, 11 a.m.

OA spikers defeated

Oldenburg’s varsity volleyball club fell in four sets Monday to South Ripley (25-17, 20-25, 25-19, 25-20).

OA travels to the Indianapolis Crispus Attucks tournament Saturday.

Bulldog JV unbeaten

The Batesville JV football team beat Rushville 26-10 Monday to improve to 4-0.

Josh Mobley had a 13-yard touchdown run. Kurt Siefert scored next on a 55-yard pass from Bryson Bonelli. Jacob Meer recovered an Abe Hollins fumble in the end zone for another BHS score. Mobley ran in the 2-point conversion. Bonelli finished scoring with a 4-yard TD run.

Trenton Kincaide led the defense with two interceptions and very good run support. Vonley Hund and Nate Deputy did a great job keeping the Lions from being able to run outside and making Rushville one-dimensional on offense, per coach Tony Gausman.

BMS boys run to victory

Batesville Middle School’s boys won a cross country meet against Greendale and Sunman-Dearborn Monday, scoring 17 points. The Lady Bulldogs were 3rd (58 pts.). S-D won the girls meet.

Eli Loichinger won the the boys race, followed by Jake Chapman (2nd), Otto Hund (3rd), Talan Rowlett (5th), Emi Lopez (6th), Cannon Clark (8th), Isaac Trossman (9th), Lincoln Garrett (12th) and Santiago Schutte (15th).

Kaylynn Bedel won the girls race, followed by Charlotte Trossman in 14th.

8th graders bounce back

The BMS 8th-grade volleyball team (6-3) was edged by Sunman-Dearborn Monday, 25-22, 22-25, 15-11. Grade 8 then defeated St. Louis 25-19 and 25-22 (after leading 21-10) Tuesday.

“We stayed strong and never let up against the Trojans,” said coach Angie Ehrman. “Serving (96 percent) was solid and front row aggressive against the Cardinals.”

Margaret Wilson served 11 points total, Renee Lecher 12, Laura Schwegman 9, Taylor Blanton 5 and Sara Lamping 6. Kaylie Raver added 9 service points Tuesday and Annie Shane 2 Monday. Wilson had 10 kills, Schwegman 5 and Raver 3, Lecher 2; Lamping added 2 kills vs. S-D and Shane 1 vs. SLS. Shane, Calli Fletcher, Kaylin Hinners and Hannah Gunter all helped in the win with their digs and passing, per the coach.

Youth football update

The Batesville Youth Football League continued play Sept. 14 at Rushville. Bulldog teams won 5 of 8 games.

Grades 1 and 2 won twice; Blue won 26-12 over the hosts and White shut out Greensburg 28-0. Grades 5 and 6 took 2 of 3 contests. Blue knocked off Rushville, 14-8. White blanked Rushville 22-0 and Grey lost 32-6 to Greensburg No. 2.

Grades 3/4 White got by Rushville’s No. 1 team, 22-14. Rushville No. 2 defeated Blue 12-6 and Greensburg beat Grey 16-6.