Listen to The Sports Voice, Country 103.9 WRBI for exciting High School Football action as The Batesville Bulldogs will be hosting The Franklin County Wildcats with Homecoming at The Dog Pound.On WRBIRADIO.COM, The East Central Trojans will have Senior Night as they host The Greensburg Pirates at Trojan Field.Kickoff for both games will be at 7. WRBI’s Countdown To Kickoff at 6.We will keep you updated with our other area games going on.Lawrenceburg at Connersville.South Dearborn hosts Rushville.Milan hosts Edinburgh.South Decatur at North Decatur.Oldenburg Academy at Union Dugger.Jennings County at Floyd Central.Madison hosts Seymour.Union County hosts Centerville.Indiana Sports Talk with Bob Lovell will follow after the games.
Last Monday I wrote an article about Dave Miley’s visit to Batesville. Dave was a former manager of the Cincinnati Reds. In that article I stated that I could not find what Dave was doing at this time, but thanks to a reader I found out that he is the manager of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders in the Yankee organization.He has been their manager since 2007. His record there is 633-512. His best season was 2008 when the RailRiders were 88-56 and were the league champions. He also won the Governor’s Cup that season.He has twice been Manager of the Year for this Triple-A League. The first of these came in 2007 and the second was in 2012. Dave is frequently seen in the Eastern Franklin County area during the off-season when he and his wife visit her family.
The Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagles defeated The Oldenburg Academy Lady Twisters in Varsity Volleyball action 25-18, 26-28, 25-19, 25-12.JCD JV won 25-19, 19-25, 15-14.Courtesy of Eagles Coach Shelli Voss.
The AquaTrojans remain perfect on the season as both teams defeated Oldenburg Academy and Lawrenceburg on Thursday. The girls (5-0) won 137 to OA’s 113 to Lawrenceburg’s 69. The boys (3-0) won 166 to OA’s 55 to Lawrenceburg’s 46.Individual winners include: Michaela Cassidy-200 Freestyle; Cai Fox-200 Freestyle; Dustin Schantz-200 IM; Alexis deLong-50 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle; Ethan Ayers-Edds- 1 meter diving; Alex Pruitt-100 Butterfly; Klay Shipman-100 Freestyle; Olivia Nixon-500 Freestyle; Jakob Paff-500 Freestyle; Kim Gray-100 Backstroke; and Jacob Weber-100 Backstroke.EC won all 6 relays and have won 14/15 relays so far this season. The AquaTrojans are back in action on Tuesday to take on the Knights from South Dearborn. Go AquaTrojans!!!Courtesy of AquaTrojans Coach Brandon Loveless.
The Batesville Boys 9th grade basketball team finished up a tough stretch of 3 road games in 5 days on Monday night. After beating East Central 38-23 Thursday they were on the road Saturday at Plainfield and again Monday at Jennings County. Turnovers plagued the boys at Plainfield losing the game 46-22. Monday night at Jennings County found the dogs playing from behind as they never could quite get in a groove shooting the ball. The dogs were never quite able to catch up to the Panthers losing 21-19.The team is in action again Saturday as they look to bounce back and defend their turf at home in the Batesville Invitational.Score by quarter vs Plainfield: BHS: 7 12 16 22, PHS: 10 26 37 46.Scoring: Lane Oesterling 0; Sam Giesting 4; Gus Cooper 0; Nathan Eckstein 3; Devin Scripture 4; Alex Westerfeld 7; Tyler Myers 2; Kevin Salatin 0; and Charlie Prickel 2.Score by quarter vs Jennings County: BHS: 3 8 12 19, JCHS: 4 16 16 21.Scoring: Lane Oesterling 2; Sam Giesting 0; Gus Cooper 0; Nathan Eckstein 2; Devin Scripture 2; Alex Westerfeld 3; Tyler Myers 10; Kevin Salatin 0; and Charlie Prickel 0.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Michael Lanning.
Lady Bulldogs end first half of season with best start ever to start the season (17-3).BHS 3-Way Meet at Milan.Girls Scores-BHS 149, O.A. 88, Milan 63.Girls are 17-3 on the season (13-2 non-conference, 4-1 EIAC)Boys Scores-BHS 102, Milan 102, OA 24.Boys are 5-10-1 on the season (3-8-1 non-conference, 2-2-EIAC)Individual Event Winners:Girls-Emily Gutzwiller 200 IM, 100 breast; Taylor Villani 50 free, 100 free; and Mary Poltrack 100 fly, 500 free.Boys-Elliot Main 100 free.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach TJ Greene.
Batesville Sports Schedule updates for Saturday, May 14.The Batesville High School 9th grade baseball doubleheader with East Central has been cancelled Saturday, May 14. No reschedule date.The BHS junior varsity baseball games at Lawrenceburg have been cancelled Saturday, May 14. Tentatively a game will be played Monday.The BHS varsity team will not play at JCD today. The Bulldogs and Pirates will play at Greensburg at 5:30 p.m.The EIAC tennis tournament will start at 11 a.m. today (May 14) at Greensburg instead of the scheduled 9 a.m. time.Courtesy of Batesville AD Bryan Helvie.
Fern L. “Bobbie” Todd, 91, Greensburg, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at the Morning Breeze in Greensburg.Born February 28, 1925 in Bedford, Indiana, she was the daughter of Albert Grant and Elva (Henderson) Todd.Bobbie worked for many years at the Crane Naval Base. She was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Greensburg Country Club.She is survived by nieces, Lisa Stuehrenberg, Greensburg, Laurie Ann Smith, Georgia; nephews, Mike Todd, Kentucky, John Paul Todd, Georgia.She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Paul Todd, Samuel Todd, Harold Todd, Albert Todd, Jr. and Farris Cumming; one sister, Inez Craig.Family and friends will gather at 3:30 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home to pray the rosary. Visitation will follow the rosary until 7:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.Visitation will also be held from 9:00 a.m. until the funeral mass at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg with Rev. John Meyer officiating.Interment will be held in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.Memorials may be made to the St. Mary’s School Athletic Department or to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Building Fund.Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com
1:00 Obstacle Course skill competition2:00 3 point shooting skill competition The Batesville Boys 5th Grade basketball team is hosting a tournament this Saturday, February 25th at the Batesville Primary School, showcasing four of the best teams from Southeastern Indiana.9:00 Batesville vs. Greensburg10:00 Connersville vs. Richmond11:00 Greensburg vs. Richmond12:00 Batesville vs. Connersville 3:00 Semi-Final #14:00 Semi-Final #25:30 Championship Come on out and support the Bulldogs and some of Southeastern Indiana’s best upcoming stars. $5 admission for adults. $8 for couples. Teens and younger are free. Concessions offered. All-Tournament team to be announced at the conclusion.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Paul Drake.
According to the Indianapolis Star, last Sunday the long-time owner, editor, and publisher of the Hoosier Basketball Magazine, Garry Donna, passed away in Indianapolis at the age of 73. I am sure that you saw Garry walking up and down the bleacher aisles at a Batesville basketball game at one time or another. He is probably the only magazine owner who gathered his own materials and sold his own magazines by traveling and attending approximately 7,000 basketball games throughout the years.Garry purchased the magazine in 1970 from the original creator, Tom Keating. He ran it by himself for many years. Then he hired Kip Wesner to be his assistant, and it is Wesner who will continue the magazine. At least one Batesville player was featured on the cover of this magazine. That was Michael Menser in the 1990’s. Many other Batesville players were featured in stories, but I am not sure they appeared on the cover.Garry’s backing of Indiana high school basketball will be deeply missed.