Courtesy of Twisters AD Patrick Kolks. The Batesville Middle School 7th Grade Volleyball team got off to a good start but couldn’t sustain a high level of play in a 2 set loss to Greendale falling by the scores 25-18; 25-19. Missed serves hurt throughout the match and ended a late comeback attempt in the second set. The team hopes to bounce back next week. Jade Martin had 5 service points including 2 aces. Grace Walter earned 3 kills in the front line, while Addison Luers, Reesa Zimmerman, and Martin each contributed 1 kill at the net. Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Shelly Prickel.The BMS 8th grade volleyball team lost to Greendale 25-13, 25-15. The Bulldogs were successful from the service line with 93% serving. From the front line Kate Bauer had 2 kills, Aly Peters and Annie Negovetich each had a kill. The top server was Ana Powner with 4 points. The Bulldogs fall to 2-2.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Angie Prickel.North Decatur Girls 7th Grade Volleyball falls to South Decatur High School 25-21, 12-25, 18-16. The Lady Chargers 7th grade team lost a hard fought batter with rivals South Decatur. After losing the 1st match with a substantial lead, they dominated the 2nd match with great serving. The 3rd match was back and forth, a nail biter for the fans. Even though we lost, I will call in a victory for their effort! Kendal Hoestkoetter lead serving with 9 Aces, Mia Stier had great night at the net with 3 good hits, and Jo Whitaker had some very crucial passes when we needed them.Courtesy of Chargers Coach Molly Waecther.North Decatur Girls 8th Grade Volleyball beat South Decatur High School 25-16, 25-15. The 8th grade Lady Chargers bring home another win! Clare Kinker and Kelsey Haley each had an impressive 8 point serving streak. Gabi Adams, Sydney Rohls, Madi Allen, Ally Whitaker & Hannah Gorrell brought out their inner beasts with several blocks and kills. Zoey Hersley, Anna Mauer, Brooke Mauer & Laney Saunders with many perfect passes to Hannah Gorrell & Kelsey Haley to set up for the kills! 3-0 and moving on!Courtesy of Chargers Coach Becky Bingham.Thursday night was an evening full of exciting volleyball. East Central was the setting and the Batesville High School girls’ varsity volleyball team arrived hungry for a win. The first two games were action-packed with lots of exhilarating volleys. Both games ended with East Central on top 25-20. The Batesville girls fought back in the third game winning 25-19. The battle was real in the 4th game and it went down to the wire. East Central came out on top even though Batesville fought hard. The final game ended 26-28. Cayman Werner had 14 kills and 5 blocks. Regina Gerstbauer went a perfect 21 for 21 with serves and Kylie Laker led in assists with 16. ZThe reserve team lost in two games. Maggie Wilson led the team in serve-receive. Kaylie Raver led the team in setting with five assists.The Freshman team opened their season losing to East Central in three games. EC took the first game 25-10. The Freshman Dogs came back with a win in the second game 25-24. The third game ended 15-13 with EC on top. Kaylie Raver was the top server. Kate Martin led the back row and Laura Schwegman led the team with 4 kills.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Vickie Heil.North Decatur High School Girls Varsity Cross Country finishes 4th place at South Decatur 5-way. South Ripley placed 1st. North Decatur Chargers. Gracie Osting 8 24:23; Jenna Walton 6 23:35; Paige Reisman 15 25:43; Ellie Cox 23 27:35; Hannah Allen 34 30:03 PR; Lauren Holloway 36 32:06; Paige Wessler 38 33:26; Philomenia Niese 43 38:28; Addie Gauck 18 26:13 PR.North Decatur High School Boys Varsity Cross Country finishes 5th place at South Decatur 5-way. South Ripley was 1st. North Decatur Chargers. Aiden O’Dell 13 20:37 PR; Charlie Kramer 19 21:07 PR; Lance Nobbe 28 22:11 PR; Caleb Bowels 27 22:10; Adam Mack 31 23:04; Owen Geis 26 21:58; Ryan Hancock 35 23:09; Chris Gauck 43 25:04 PR; Cameron Medsker 47 28:37; Collin Bryant 49 30:07; Brandan Gearhart 24 21:48; Jack Cathey 45 25:43; Ethan Neimeyer 46 27:32.Courtesy of Chargers Coach Kyle Nobbe.The AquaTrojans took on the AquaTrojans in the intersquad meet of the century!! The Red team was victorious over the Black team by 7 points. It was a great meet by all swimmers. Individual winners include Andrew Strotman – 200 Free; Elle Jankovsky – 100 IM; Riley Reany – 50 Free, 50 Back; Bree Cleary – 1 meter diving; Aubree Popen – 50 Fly; Riley Shumate – 100 Free; Kyle Goodwin – 400 Freestyle, 50 Breast. The full squad of SDMS AquaTrojans host the South Dearborn Squires on Thursday. Go AquaTrojans!! Courtesy of AquaTrojans Coach Brandon Loveless. The Greensburg Lady Pirates Soccer competed in their first conference game of the season against The Batesville Bulldogs. The Lady Pirates were not able to put points on the board. The Bulldogs dominated the passing game and only allowed the Pirate to take seven shots on goal. Final score was Batesville 8, Greensburg 0. Greensburg’s Keeper Junior Ella Lowe face faced 43 shots on goal and managed to save all but 8. Sophomore Macy Smith was the team’s lead shooter at 5.Junior Mykenzi Morlan attempted three goals and Senior Emily Rosales attempted 1. This brings the Lady Pirates record to 3-2 for the season. They travel to South Ripley for a 5 P.M. start on Tuesday and Madison Consolidated on Thursday with a 5 P.M. start. Courtesy of Pirates Coach Ryan Morlan.The Batesville Bulldogs Boys Junior Varsity Soccer team traveled to Lawrenceburg. In their first full match of the season, the Bulldogs gave up a couple goals early and had to play catch up the rest of the way. Batesville was down 2-0 at half but made plenty of good runs, just were unable to put it in the net in the first half. In the second half, a corner kick by Grant Peters led to a header by Thomas Hartman who scored the first goal of the season for the Junior Varsity. The Bulldogs fought hard all night but ultimately, could not bounce back from Lawrenceburg’s early lead. Junior Varsity is now 0-1-1 on the season.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Tyler Burcham.The East Central Lady Trojans Volleyball team defeated Batesville at all three levels last night in a non-conference match-up. The freshman won in 3, JV in 2, and varsity in 4. The varsity scores were 25-20, 25-20, 19-25, 28-26. ‘It was just a fun match to be involved in. So many of the players on the court know each other from playing club together, so it always makes things more interesting. Both teams played hard and refused to quit.’ Trojans Coach Cassie Laker. Varsity is now 3-1 on the season (1-0 in EIAC). The Batesville Bulldogs Boys Soccer team traveled to Lawrenceburg for a conference match against the Tigers winning 4-3.This was an intense fight for the win and a close match overall. The first goal came from the Tigers after 2 Bulldogs collided on a miscommunication leaving the net open. The next shot at goal was given up from a handball in the box by Batesville, but the PK deflected off of the cross bar for a close call. 20:37 Eli Pierson finally gets a huge breakaway and taps the ball around the keeper. The final goal of the half Lawrenceburg dribbles 1v1 down the right side and makes a shot on goal. In the second half the Bulldogs responded strongly when JJ Kuisel timed a pass across the keeper to Eli Pierson for a one touch finish just one minute into the half. The next 2 goals came from Eli Pierson and then Ian Powers. With only 7 seconds on the clock the Tigers sent a long high ball which bounced off the keepers gloves into the net.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Kyle Hunteman. The OA girls welcomed the Lady Lions of Rushville to the OA Graveyard on Thursday winning 6-3.The girls got off to a hot start, Kate Walke scored at the 16:14 mark. Senior Leila Savage found the back of the net at 14:58, Kate Walke got her second goal of the game with 10:33 in the first half. The Twisters held the Lions scoreless in the first half. The second half the Lady Lions scored twice in a 8 minute span – once on a penalty kick, once within the 18 yard box.The Twisters have the weekend off and don’t return to the pitch until Thursday, September 3rd as they head to Centerville.
The No. 1 USC men’s water polo team is back on top.Tied with UCLA for the top ranking, the Trojans (19-2, 7-0) defeated No. 7 Pacific 11-9 in overtime last Saturday, one day before a 10-5 win over No. 13 Concordia at McDonald’s Swim Stadium on Senior Day.Friday’s game saw the return of freshman driver Kostas Genidounias, who had been out with a hand injury.“It’s a huge boost for our team,” USC coach Jovan Vavic said. “Having him back is really big for us.The last home game for USC senior goalie Joel Dennerley and senior driver Peter Kurzeka, the Trojans came back from a shaky first half to decisively defeat the Eagles. Both teams were tied after the first quarter at 3-3, with Concordia responding to every USC goal with one of its own. Genidounias opened up the second quarter with a shot from the outside to give the Trojans a 4-3 lead, with sophomore two-meter Jeremy Davie quickly notching a goal of his own to increase the lead by two.Defensive efforts by the Trojans could not stop two more goals from the Eagles, however, and the score evened to 5-5. Sophomore driver Nikola Vavic took advantage of a penalty shot to make it 6-5 in favor of the Trojans as half time rolled around.“[In the first half] I think we took the opponent lightly and I don’t think we were mentally focused the way we usually are,” Vavic said. “There were a couple of defensive breakdowns as well. In the second half, we focused a lot better and Joel [Dennerley] did a lot better in the second half.”The second half saw an invigorated USC team. Thanks to quick goals from junior driver Michael Rosenthal and junior driver Tobias Preuss, the Trojans secured an 8-5 lead. The Eagles would fail to score once in the second half thanks to Dennerley’s efforts in the cage. The senior goalie had 12 saves total.Late in the third frame a goal from Kurzeka made him No. 13 on the all-time scoring list at USC with 132 career goals. Redshirt junior two-meter Brian Boswell notched the Trojans’ final goal of the game in the fourth, making the final score 10-5 in favor of USC.In the Trojans’ game against Pacific, they found similar success, though under more pressure-filled circumstances. USC was taken into overtime after an action-packed game, but Preuss’ two goals in the first overtime period ensured a Trojan victory.Nine different Trojans scored in the Pacific game, including Davie, Kurzeka, Genidounias and Boswell, something that speaks volumes about the team’s offensive abilities, according to Vavic.“It is an indication that we can get more than more person to score goals and we are well balanced,” he said.