Werner leads All-State choices
Batesville’s Carlie Werner was selected Honorable Mention All-State by the Indiana Soccer Coaches Association Nov. 23. The senior forward was also named 1st-team All-State by the Indiana Coaches Of Girls Sports Association, coach Kyle Laker said.
Fellow senior Liz Heidlage was chosen 2nd-team All-State by the ICGSA, while Ellie Cassidy and Abbey Prickel, also seniors, were on the 3rd team.
Batesville’s cross country tandem of senior Adam Moster and sophomore Lily Pinckley, both state finalists this fall, were named to the Class 3A All-State Honorable Mention team. “What a great accomplishment and honor!” said coach Lisa Gausman.
Oldenburg Academy’s Tyler Kuntz was selected 1st-team All-State for Class A schools. Teammate Dylan Fledderman, senior, was honorable mention.
Greensburg’s Brenner Hanna was also 3A All-State Honorable Mention.
C team picks up first win
Batesville’s girls basketball C-team (1-2) put a notch in the win column after a 24-12 hard-fought victory over Franklin County Monday.
Five Lady Bulldogs scored, led by Sophie Myers’ 6. Madelyn Pohlman and Ava Hanson both had 5, with Ashlee Cornn and MaKayla Granger 4 each.
Ben Rush over Cards
St. Louis’ 7th/8th grade boys were upended by Benjamin Rush Monday. Grade 7 lost 35-21 and grade 8 battled to a 41-33 score.
“Rushville’s athleticism and depth proved to be too much,” said 8th-grade coach Chad Miles of his 5-4 squad. Conner Miles poured in 24 points and Carson Meyer added 6 points and 5 rebounds. Hank Ritter chipped in 2 pts. and 7 boards; Preston Conway hauled in 5 rebounds and sank a free throw.
Rush got out to a big lead in the 7th-grade tilt. The Cards were led by 7 points each from Adam Meer and Henry Wanstrath. Ryan Duerstock added 4 points, Christian Mack 2 and Sully Hill 1. Meer had 5 rebounds, all after halftime. Sam Laloge had 3 steals while Wanstrath led with 2 assists.
4-0 starts for BMS
Batesville Middle School’s boys stayed unbeaten with a sweep of Franklin County Monday. Grade 7 pulled away, 42-22, while 8th grade held on, 30-28.
Cade Kaiser sparked the underclassmen in the second half; coach Tyler Burcham said he “was extremely active on both sides of the court.” Batesville was led in scoring by Jacob Stenger with 19 points, followed by Kaiser’s 13, Will Jaisle’s 6, Jake Chapman’s 3 and Gage Pohlman’s 1.
“FC played very physical and with a lot of energy to keep the game close, but the Dogs ultimately got enough stops defensively,” the coach said. Chris Lewis and Jack Grunkemeyer led the way with 7 points apiece, followed by Sam Johnson (6), Conner Drake (4) and Gus Prickel, Carter Bohman and Deacon Hamilton (2 each).
SLS bests St. Nick
The St. Louis 5th-grade boys white team improved to 4-0 with a defense-led 38-14 win over St. Nicholas Tuesday. The team continues to improve on defense and effort, said coach Jeff Hermesch.
Leading the Cardinals in scoring was Augie Hillenbrand with 11. Griffin Koester followed with 10. Owen Hermesch chipped in 6, Nash King 5, Adam Weber 4 and Kaden Maple 2.