Weekend Area Sports Results
Football State Coaches Polls.Lawrenceburg #7 in 3AEast Central #6 in 4A. Soccer State Polls.2A Girls. South Dearborn #5, Batesville #12, and Lawrenceburg #14.1A Girls. Oldenburg #6.1A Boys. Jac-Cen-Del #3 and Oldenburg #18. Boys Soccer.Oldenburg wins over Greensburg 2-1.Girls Soccer.Oldenburg victorious against Jennings County 2-1.Batesville High School girls and boys Cross Country teams were up early Saturday morning to compete at the 43rd East Central Invitational. This year because of the new rules with numbers per race, they needed to split the two divisions into 4 different races. Batesville was in the first division and competed in the first two races of the morning. It was a change for the athletes to race in weather with low humidity and under 70 degree weather, but it was definitely welcomed. Although Batesville just raced two days prior at County, almost all ran personal bests for the season and several for their career. Both the boys and the girls teams were crowned the meet champions for the Division 1 race of 6 teams with the girls scoring 28 points to 2nd place Taylor’s 55 points. The boys beat the field by 50 points with a score of 21 points with East Central coming in 2nd at 71 points. The Batesville uniform was also the first to cross the finish line in both races as Ava Hanson and Ean Loichinger led the way for the Bulldogs and were named the individual champions. Ava sprinted into the finish line about 14 seconds in front of 2nd place finisher Rachel Campbell of East Central. Ava just missed breaking into the 19’s as she crossed at 20:01. Sophomore Sophie Myers ran a career personal best and placed 3rd (20:45), then Batesville flooded the line finishing 7-11 places. This group was led by Maria Lopez (21:05) with Madison Rahschulte (21:14), Megan Allgeier (21:33), Lily Pinckley (21:40) and Trysta Vierling (21:55) following. For the boys, Ean Loichinger took command from the very beginning of the race and never looked back, racing into the finish line just under 17 at 16:59. The Bulldogs then took the next two spots as Benjamin Moster was just 5 second behind at 17:04, followed by Adam Hollowell (17:28). The Dogs had two more in the top 10 and they were Daren Smith (18:01), 6th and Eli Loichinger (18:17) in 9th. Also earning awards by placing in the top 20 were Nathan Villani in 13th and Will Nuhring in 19th. Way to go Bulldogs! On the reserve side Batesville girls dominated as all runners took the first spots 1-6, scoring the magical 15 points. They were led by Carley Pride (23:35) who was then followed by Katie Olsen, Ella Moster, Sarah Ripperger, Jada Eisert and Hope Kroen.The Boys also captured first place by just 5 points to the East Central Trojans 25-30. The boys were led by Kyler Daulton (19:11) with Landon Gutzwiller right behind him in 2nd. Dillon Murray took 5th, Luke Nuhring, 8th, Sean Callahan, 9th and Elliott Mertz 12th. Way to go Dogs! Personal Bests for the morning were Sophie Myers, Megan Allgeier, Ella Moster and Landon Gutzwiller. Awesome job! The Bulldogs get to put in a good week of training and will compete again next Saturday as they will travel to Ben Davis High School for their Invitational and will get to compete against some tough 5A Indianapolis teams. Good Luck Dogs!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman. The North Decatur Lady Chargers competed in the East Central Invite on Saturday placing 4th in the Division 2 Race. Lady Chargers Time and Places: Jenna Walton 4th 23:04; Gracie Osting 12th 25:01; Paige Reisman 13th 25:02; Addie Gauck 16th 25:32 PR; Ellie Cox 21st 26:55; Lauren Holloway 26 28:54; Hannah Allen 27th 29:06 PR; and Paige Wesseler 32nd 30:49.The North Decatur Boys Cross Country team competed in the East Central Invite on Saturday placing 5th in the Division 2 Race.Chargers Place and Finish: Aiden O’Dell 12th 20:31 PR; Charlie Kramer 22nd 21:29; Brandan Gearhart 23rd 21:34; Caleb Bowles 26th 22:05; Adam Mack 28th 22:21 PR; Lance Nobbe 28th 22:35; Owen Geis 30th 23:05; Ryan Hancock 23:36; Jack Cathey 24:16; Chris Gauck 25:31; Ethan Neimeyer 25:34; Cameron Medsker 26:04; Collin Bryant 26:39. Girls Team Division 2 Results.1. South Ripley 43; 2. Jac-Cen-Del 48; 3. South Dearborn 54; 4. North Decatur 66; 5. Hauser 125; 6. South Dearborn Inc.Boys Team Division 2 Results.1. Rising Sun 42; 2. South Ripley 53; 3. Jac-Cen-Del 63; 4. Waldron 96; 5. North Decatur 111; 6. South Dearborn 139.Courtesy of Chargers Coach Kyle Nobbe.The Franklin County Girls Cross Country Team ran their best meet of the season placing 5th at the East Central Invitational on Saturday, September 5th.Senior, Lauren Kelley, battled her way to 4th place, holding her spot against Megan Fox and Monica Dart from Taylor High School. Her time of 21:02 was two-tenths of a second ahead of Megan and three-tenths of a second ahead of Monica. Senior, Josie Selm, made a huge improvement, edging out Erica Grams from Hagerstown. Her time of 25:28 was a one-minute improvement over her former best time this season. Junior, Katherine Apsley, finished with a season PR of 26:10. Freshmen, Moorea Nobbe, and Kayla Baker both ran their best meet to date and ended with the exact same time of 31:51.The Wildcat girls are hoping to continue to gain momentum and trend faster when they head to Union County on September 15th.The Franklin County Boys Cross Country Team ran some of their best times of this season placing 5th at the East Central Invitational on Saturday, September 5th.Senior, Drew Grant was the top finisher for Franklin County. His time of 18:55 earned him 16th place. Junior, Ben Maze, finished in 18th place with a time of 18:57. Sophomores, Harmon and Hunter Marshall, once again earned personal bests, and are closing in on sub-19 minute times.. Harmon had a time of 19:06 and Hunter had a time of 19:12. Junior, Adam Grant, had a season-best of 20:33, but he has yet to hit his career-best of 18:52. Junior, Eric Schwab, had a season-best of 21:57, and is one minute off of his career fastest time of 20:59.The Wildcats don’t compete again until September 15th, but are hoping to continue their faster trend when they are back on the cross country course at Union County. Girls Team Division Results.1. Batesville 28; 2. Taylor County 55; 3. East Central 71; 4. Hagerstown 118; 5. Franklin County 118; 6. Connersville Inc.Boys Team Division Results.1. Batesville 21; 2. East Central 71; 3. Hagerstown 81; 4. Connersville 91; 5. Franklin County 115; 6. Taylor County 134.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Stacy Nobbe. North Decatur High School Girls Varsity Golf falls to Milan High School 250-253 at Kellys Hidden Acres. In one of the closest matches of the season, North Decatur lost to Milan by only 3 strokes.ND Individual Scores: Katy Kinker 59; Laronda Schwartz 253; Kenda Sieg 61; Rilie Sieg 66.Courtesy of Chargers Coach Madeline Childress.The Batesville Lady Bulldogs were defeated by the Heritage Christian Lady Eagles in an 18 hole match at North Branch Golf Course by a score of 345 to 368.Scores for Batesville were Emma Weiler 77; Josie Meyer 85; Tori Harpring 97; Rhea Miller 109; and Madelyn Pohlman 109.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Tom Meyer. The Jac-Cen-Del Boys Soccer team got a huge 2-0 victory against The Indy Lutheran Saints.This was a very important game for us. Indianapolis Lutheran is the team that defeated us 1-0 in last year’s Semi-State. We were fortunate enough to get them on our regular-season schedule this year. Both teams were ranked in the top 5 coming into the game so we felt it was going to be a good gauge of where we stood in 1A Soccer. We were able to walk away with a 2-0 victory on Saturday Afternoon and get a little revenger for that Semi-State loss.We were really fortunate to get to halftime with a 1-0 lead. The wind was blowing in our defenses face the entirety of the half and really helped keep the ball in front of our goal. Nathan Hoffman did an excellent job in goal coming up with some key saves. With less than 5 to go we awarded a free-kick that Morgan Sutton used to set us up for a nice goal by Jacob Jines. In the second half, we were able to put a lot more pressure on Lutheran and Jacob finished off a beautiful shot from outside the 18. We had a few more good opportunities to add another goal but Lutheran kept us out for the rest of the half.Hopefully, this win gets us heading in the right direction. We have struggled a bit recently getting motivated for games. We looked a lot different in this one and I hope that continues.The North Decatur Girls Golf team traveled to Grand Oaks Golf Club to face East Central. The team shot a 258 for the round, falling to East Central’s 247. Lady Chargers Individual Scores: Katy Kinker 65; Laronda Schwartz 61; Kenda Sieg 65; and Rilie Sieg 67.Jac-Cen-Del only had one golfer participate in the ORVC Conference meet on Saturday, September, 5th. Tracy McKittrick made the most of her opportunity playing in the 18-hole event by placing 5th overall with a career 18-hole best of 101. This earned her a spot on the All-Conference team.Southwestern-Hanover took top team honors with a score of 405. Shawe Memorial was 2nd with 449, Switzerland County 3rd with 451, and Milan 4th with 522.The top six individuals made up the All-Conference team and consisted of Belle Crawford – Southwestern-Hanover 81; Ellie Foley – Southwestern-Hanover 88; Kira Wells – Shawe Memorial 93; Hailey Hines – Switzerland County 98; Tracy McKittrick – Jac-Cen-Del 101; and Lily Williams – Switzerland County 111.