Forfeits still hurting Bulldogs

Batesville’s varsity wrestlers gave up five forfeits for a second straight meet and fell to 0-2 after Tuesday’s 48-26 loss at Madison. BHS upped its lineup to fill 9 spots and won the majority of those (5).

Winners were JT Linkel (145 lbs.; 8-4 decision), Jonah Chase (152; 20-3 technical fall), freshman Aaron Norman (195; pin/first career win), Tyler Schaeffer (132; pin/season debut) and Josh Mobley (160; pin).

In junior varsity competition, Jy’lil Chappel got his first win by pin. Christian Garcia and Parker Glandon also competed.

The Milan 6-way is Saturday morning.

BHS swimmers take 3 of 4

Batesville’s boys swim team impressed in its season debut, knocking off host Connersville (50-47) and Eastern Hancock (54-40) Tuesday; the girls (2-2) also defeated EH (52-34), but fell to the Lady Spartans (57-40).

Freshmen Will Johnson and Ciaran Tyrer debuted by earning 12 points each and Sonja Gaulin did them one better at 13. Individually, Johnson won the 100 backstroke (1:05.78) and Tyrer the 100 breaststroke (1:14.71). Maria Lopez took the 200 individual medley (2:41.35), Gwen Martin the 100 freestyle (1:05.97) and Ethan Brewer the 100 butterfly (58.79).

Johnson, Ben Moster, Brewer and Sean Callahan won the 200 medley relay (1:51.46) and the 400 free relay (3:49.29).

Runners-up included Moster (200 IM), Callahan (50 free; personal best), Kyler Daulton (100 breast) and Gaulin (50 free; pb).

Thirds went to Tyrer (200 IM), Johnson (50 free), Quinn Rasnick (500 free), Liz Loichinger (200 free), Ava Obermeyer (100 free, 100 back), Gaulin (500 free) and Paige Oldham (100 breast).

The Bulldogs swam at Centerville Thursday (results not available at press time) and attend the Madison Invitational Saturday.

Red Devils swim past OA

Richmond won 23 of 24 events in Tuesday’s dual with Oldenburg Academy.

The Red Devil boys won 147-25, while the Lady Red Devils won 125-57.

OA will swim at South Dearborn Dec. 14.

JV girls triumph over JCD

The junior varsity Lady Bulldogs (5-3) defeated a tough Jac-Cen-Del team by a 49-44 score Nov. 29.

“After a back-and-forth score much of the game, the Lady Bulldogs were able to cause a few turnovers that led to points in the last couple of minutes,” said coach Clint Pride.

Makayla Granger-Young led the Bulldogs with 20 points, hitting 10 of 13 from the line. Sarah Ripperger and Gabby Elston added 7 each. Ava Hanson had 6, Olivia Raab 4, Calley Kaiser 2, Bre Wells 2 and Madelyn Pohlman 1.

Freshmen defeated

The freshmen Batesville Bulldog boys (1-2) lost to South Dearborn 31-6 Tuesday. Bryson Bonelli led the team with 4 points.

Batesville hosts N. Decatur Saturday, 10 a.m.

On the Dirt Road

Batesville boys teams won all but one contest in Dirt Road Basketball League results from Dec. 1.

6th grade defeated Franklin County 42-21 and Greensburg 48-35. Grade 3 earned the improbable basketball shutout with a 54-0 win over North Decatur. 3rd grade also topped South Dearborn 39-22.

5th grade won a couple challenges. The boys edged Jac-Cen-Del 43-41 and came back from a 12-8 halftime deficit to defeat ND 31-21.

In 4th-grade action, the Bulldogs routed Milan 39-4 after a 29-20 loss to FC.

SLS goes 3-of-4

South Dearborn’s boys were victorious over St. Louis in 7th/8th-grade hoops Monday. The Knights won the 7th-grade game 46-13 and the 8th-grade tilt 41-36.

SLS 8th, now 6-5, was down by nine early to SD but had a chance to win in the end. Connor Miles led the way with 20 points and Hank Ritter scored a dozen. Carson Meyer grabbed 9 rebounds. Calvin Grote and Preston Conway scored 2 pts. each.

The team recovered to defeat St. Michael 47-29 Tuesday. Everyone got in on the scoring: Ritter had 12, Conway 10, Miles 9, Meyer 6, Thomas Lohmueller 4 and Evan Flaspohler, Eli Weiler and Grote 2 each.

Grade 7 coach Ryan Tekulve said his squad had its best start of the year against the Knights before turnovers began catching up with them. He noted good games out of Sam Laloge (8 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals) and Adam Meer (3 pts., 7 rebs., 2 assists, and 2 stls).

The 7th graders then lost to St. Mike’s. Tekulve stated good defense helped the Cards stay close early. Meer, Laloge, Christian Mack and Sully Hill were offensive contributors. Max Amberger, Henry Wanstrath and Zavier Tekulve aided on the glass.

BMS wins thrice

Batesville Middle School’s 7th-grade boys stayed unbeaten at 6-0 with Monday’s 31-25 win over Connersville and Tuesday’s buzzer-beating win vs. North Decatur; the 8th graders are 5-1 after losing 31-27 to the Spartans and defeating ND 43-22.

“Batesville won the defensive battle with a full team effort,” coach Tyler Burcham said of 7th’s victory vs. Connersville. Cade Kaiser and Jacob Stenger led with 6 points each, followed by Gage Pohlman and Grant Goldsmith with 5 each, 4 for Will Jaisle and 3 for Carson Laker.

Tied at halftime against the Spartans, the Bulldog 8th graders created many turnovers to offset an off-night of shooting, the coach commented. Gus Prickel led the team offensively with 8 points, followed by Carter Bohman (6), Jack Grunkemeyer (5), Sam Johnson (2), Eli Loichinger (2), Deacon Hamilton (2) and Chris Lewis (2).

BMS 7th trailed early to ND before going up by 3 at halftime. On defense and down one with just 2.6 seconds left, Kaiser tipped the inbound pass which was retrieved by Laker for a game-winning (36-34) heave. The triple gave Laker 13 on the night; Kaiser added 11, Goldsmith 5, Jake Chapman and Jaisle 3 each, and Stenger a free throw.

8th grade went up by 10 after one frame, again forcing turnovers with pressure. Led by Johnson’s 12 points, Prickel chipped in 11, Conner Drake 8, Loichinger 6, Bohman 3, Hamilton 2 and Emi Lopez 1.

Cards’ underclassmen win

St. Louis’ 5th/6th-grade boys swept Laurel Monday evening. Grade 6 ran up a 60-18 score while 5th red won its first game of the year, 37-9.

David Koch scored 17 points in grade 5’s win. Augie Hillenbrand added 10, Madden Owens 4 and the trio of Ayden Meyer, Carson Hartwell and Cayden Lieland 2 each.

Each player scored at least once in the 6th-grade romp. “This was a great effort by all and so fun to coach,” said Erin Trenkamp.

Points fell for Jaiden Kuria (16), Caleb Mohr (14), Ty Reder (10), Jack Freeland and Ben Greiwe (6 each), and Vincent Meneses, Brycen Miller, Noah Livers and Sam Richardson (2 apiece).

The SLS Invitational is Saturday.

Donate to Holiday Giving Drive

The Batesville High School boys and girls basketball teams and cheerleaders are asking that anyone attending the Friday, Dec. 6 boys game vs. Greensburg and Saturday, Dec. 7 girls game vs. Shelbyville (noon junior varsity tip), please donate to the Holiday Giving Drive.

The teams will be collecting youth socks, hats, gloves and scarves, as well as kids’ body wash, baby body wash, toothbrushes and toothpaste to donate to families in the community during the holiday/winter season. Anyone that donates at the game will receive a voucher for a free popcorn.