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Bulldogs defeat Wildcats and Knights to advance to sectional finals

The Batesville High School boys varsity basketball team advanced to the Class 3A sectional finals at Greensburg with victories on Franklin County and South Dearborn. The Bulldogs (15-10) were 49-36 winners over Franklin County in the semifinals. Blake Walsman, Matt Dennis and Wyatt Schebler each hit field goals within the first 1:30 of the game

BHS graduate named HCAC Freshman of the Year

Hanover College’s Wes McKinney (Batesville) has received special recognition by the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.  The freshman forward has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year.  McKinney ranked third on the Panthers in scoring during conference play, averaging 10.9 points and 4.2 rebounds per game. For more details, go online at http://www.hanover.edu/athletics/news?n=5694.

Bulldogs close out regular season with win over Shelbyville

The Batesville High School varsity basketball team posted a 57-50 victory over the Shelbyville Golden Bears on Thursday to close out the regular season. Typical to this year’s team, the Bulldogs kept the game close and took advantage of their opportunities. Coach Aaron Garrett’s crew fell behind 16-10 by the end of the first quarter,

MainSource Bank honors student-athletes

Two players from the boys basketball teams at Batesville and Shelbyville high schools were named to the 2015 MainSource Bank All-Academic Team Thursday The two student-athletes were honored before the boys varsity game between the two schools at Batesville. A total of 14 student-athletes from 14 central and southern Indiana schools have been named to

Bulldogs lose to Beech Grove 60-51

The Batesville Bulldogs suffered a 60-51 loss in boys’ varsity basketball action to the Beech Grove Hornets. The Bulldogs overcame as four-point first quarter deficit to lead 27-18 at halftime. Batesville outscored their opponents 20-7 in the second quarter. The Hornets bounced back in the third quarter. Beech Grove’s pressure defense and timely shooting led

BMS girls suffer losses at SDMS

The Batesville Middle School eighth grade girls’ basketball team lost to Sunman Dearborn by a score of 55-14. Hattie Westerfeld scored six points, while Ellie Waechter added five, Stephanie Nobbe (2) and Kendall Dickman (1). The seventh grade Lady Bulldogs couldn’t overcome a slow start and poor shooting falling to Sunman Dearborn Middle School by

Bulldogs to open sectional play against South Dearborn

The Indiana High School Athletic Association revealed the 105th annual boys’ state basketball tournament pairings Sunday evening. Sectional tournaments are scheduled to begin Tuesday, March 3, and run through Saturday, March 7. The regional portion of the tournament will be played Saturday, March 14. The Batesville Bulldogs are one of 97 teams in Class 3A

Weather cancels middle school wrestling

The Batesville Middle School wrestling meet at home against Milan on Tuesday, Feb. 17, has been canceled. A new date for the meet against the Indians has not been determined.