The Batesville Middle School Wrestlers hosted the Greensburg Pirates in a hard fought out evening that the bulldogs came up short 81-29.The Bulldog grapplers got off to an impressive start as Joey Gutzwiller received a forfeit at 75, JT Linkel and Andy Gutzwiller put together a pair of wins with a 9-5 decision and a 17-9 major decision over their opponents respectively. The gym heated up as the 95 ponders hit the mat; Isaiah Riffle and rival Kyle Stark bout back an forth within the four minute regulation time and ended in a 8-8 heading into an overtime period. Riffle persevered through and fought hard as he had one final takedown to end the match 10-8.Rounding out the lighter weight classes was Henry Lipinski at 100, who came out with a quick takedown for a .59 second pin in the first period. Batesville’s final 6 points came from 130-pound Cole Streuwing’s forfeit. Other wrestlers who wrestled with great intensity, yet came up short were Caleb Bischoff-Niece, Dallas Lamping, Jackson Wooldridge, Noah Hewitt, Ethan Gibbs, Hunter Hon, and Mitchell Thomas.As the night came to a close, both Enrique Arnold and Dylan Holcomb saw mat time in reserve matches.Batesville Varsity wresters will travel for their final meet of the year Saturday March 8th to Franklin County High School for the Franklin County Middle School Wrestling Tournament with wrestling starting at 9:15 AM.Submitted by Cassie Mumaw.
Batesville Freshman Football team lost a tough 27-6 game to East Central to drop their record to 2-1.Offensively, the Bulldogs scored on a 12 yard TD run from Luke Schroeder. Garren WIlliamson had a nice catch for the offense while Josh Maple, Logan Mears, and Denny Sweezey blocked well for the Bulldogs.Defensively, Hunter Hon and Josh Maple lead the defense with multiple tackles for loss. Andrew Deputy and Logan Mears also played very hard and made nice plays for the Bulldogs. Drew McCleod also recorded an Interception.Batesville will play Lawrenceburg at home next Thursday at 5:30.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Eric Feller.
GREENSBURG, Ind. — A Greensburg woman was arrested on multiple drug-related charges after a traffic stop last week.Angela Arnett, 51, was stopped by the Indiana State Police on State Road 3, near County Road 300 North because of a non-working tail light.Police say, as the trooper was talking with Arnett, he noticed an odor of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle and he asked her to step out of the vehicle.According to police, while Arnett was exiting the vehicle, a pipe containing burnt plant residue fell from her pant leg, and she attempted to kick it out of the way.This resulted in a search of the vehicle.During the search, police found a straw containing powder residue which tested positive for methamphetamine.Arnett was arrested on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Paraphernalia.
Versailles, Ind. —A rollover crash blocked one lane of traffic on U.S. 421 Monday morning at 7:15.The Ripley County Sheriff’s Department says a truck driven by Jacob Kessler, 29, of Paris, Texas, rolled near the Decatur County line. Kessler was removed from the wreckage by first responders from the Napoleon Fire Department and treated for minor injuries. Traffic was reduced to one lane for about two hours.
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The Batesville High School Wrestling team travelled to Franklin County for their annual multi team Invite on Saturday, January 13th.The Bulldogs Started their day with a 45-15 victory over Northeastern to pick up their 3rd win of the season. The team then fell to EIAC opponents Franklin County, Connersville, and Lawrenceburg.Sophmore JT Linkel led the team with a 4-0 record with 4 first period pins. Freshman Tyler Schaeffer picked up 2 wins with 1 pin while Senior Dallas Lamping and Freshman Jonathan Lamping each got 2 wins as well. Sophmore Axel Garcia pick up a pin to help the Bulldogs in their victory against Northeastern. Also getting wins on the day were Jonah Chase, Nick Nobbe, Jacob Weigel, Drew Grabarini, and Abram Garcia.The Bulldogs will end their dual season on Monday at home against Knightstown as they will be celebrating Senior Night. The regular season will end next Saturday as they travel back to Franklin County for the EIAC tournament.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Curtis Miller. ual ScoresBatesville 45- Northeastern 15Batesville 12- Franklin County 63Batesville 30- Connersville 51Batesville 12- Lawrenceburg 67
Be sure to check WRBI’s website for all of the boys sectional pairings. The sectionals will begin next Tuesday, February 27.Oh, what a difference the state tourney is today than what it was when I was in high school. Since it was a single class tournament, there was a great demand for sectional tickets. Today very few gyms in the state of Indiana will be at capacity. How many remember either standing in line to hope you could get a ticket or being in a lottery drawing to get one?Basketball is still basketball. Go out and get a ticket and support your local team no matter where they play. Good luck to all teams.
Greensburg, In. — Circuit Court Judge Tim Day has sentenced Jason Eaton to 47 years for the murder of Wendy Sabatini in October of 2016. Court documents show Eaton shot Sabatini in the head after a rejected marriage proposal.The plea agreement between Eaton and the state, reached in January of 2018, says he will be sentenced to 47 years in prison, two years of the sentence suspended to supervised probation. Indiana law dictates that offenders convicted of murder serve 75% of their sentence with good behavior in prison. The plea agreement also agreed that the Defendant will have no contact with the victim’s family for the duration of his sentence.Decatur County Prosecuting Attorney Nate Harter publicly thanked Greensburg Police Department Chief Brendan Bridges, detective Mike McNealy, detective Steve Barnes, Cpt. Dennis Blodgett, Sgt. John Albert, Sgt. Wayne Davis, patrolmen Jacob Mays and Mike Colson, Indiana State Police trooper Steve Weigel, Decatur County Sheriff’s Department detectives Jeff Porter, Chris Hellmich and Derek Fasnacht.Following the case, Harter said, “Today closes a tragic chapter for Decatur County. There is no measure of justice that can restore Wendy Sabatini to her family. It is fitting that Mr. Eaton will reside with the Department of Correction for the next 35 years. Here we see the most severe consequences of domestic violence, and we must continue to combat domestic abuse in order to protect our friends, family, and neighbors from such tragic outcomes. Those present in the courtroom were moved by the impact statements given by Wendy’s family, and we as a community should continue to hold those she left behind in our prayers.”
Baseball Regional ResultsSaturday (6-2)Class 3A @ Evansville BosseSilver Creek 6 Batesville 4Evansville Memorial 15 Washington 10ChampionshipSilver Creek 7-1Class 2A @ AustinSouthridge 12 Switzerland County 1North Posey 4 Clarksville 2ChampionshipSouthridge 12-2Class 1A @ MorristownHauser 2 Shakamak 1University 5 Indy Lutheran 4ChampionshipUniversity 3-0
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