The Batesville Lady Bulldogs Golfers were victorious in a three-way match with Jennings County and Milan at Kelly’s Hidden Acres Golf Course in Milan. Batesville shot 174. Jennings County 195. And Milan incomplete.Emma Weiler was meet medalist with a 36. Madelyn Pohlman bettered here previous career best by 5 strokes shooting a 46. Other scores for Batesville were Josie Meyer 44 Tori Harpring 48. Rhea Miller 54. Chloe Murphy 57 Leadings Jennings County with a 40 was Sophia Curry. Leading Milan was Cami Prather with a 62.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Tom Meyer.The Franklin County Lady Wildcats Soccer team played the East Central Trojans and lost to the more experienced team 11-0. The Trojans were regional semi-finalists in 2019 and proved to be equally as talented this year.The Wildcats pressured and defended hard against the relentless offense. Rookie Varsity Goal Keeper racked up 21 saves in her first 80 minutes of the varsity season. The Wildcats defensive line was anchored by Junior Claudia Mauntel and Senior Laura Edwards.Any offensive opportunities were a result of good combination play out of the mid-field. Sophomore Kamryn Dozier, Juniors Halee Barker, Kylee Gibson and Jordan Nichols had good possession.Seniors Ashley Mauntel, Kloe Bolos and Grace Kruthaupt played strong up top but couldn’t capitalize.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Cindy Adams.North Decatur Lady Chargers Varsity Volleyball team defeated The Eastern Hancock Lady Royals 25-23, 24,26, 25-14, 27-25. Energy was high throughout the game and the team came together to push through each set, battling back and forth with Eastern Hancock for points.Caroline Stapp and Hayley Gorrell tied with 18 kills each, followed by Madelyn Bohman with 16. Sami Luttel has 39 assists of 132 total sets for the night. Jenna Geis led blocking with 5 solos and Bohman with 3 solo blocks. Stapp lead the team in serving with 6 aces and 40 serve receive passes. The team had an overall serving average of almost 90% in play.Varsity is 1-0 to start the season and play at Union County on Tuesday.Courtesy of Chargers Coach Ashley Gauck.The St. Louis Lady Cardinals Volleyball team started their seasons off on the road at Milan.The 7th-grade game went into 3 sets. While we were unable to pull off the win we played an amazing 3 sets. Set 1 ended with Milan on top with a final score of 25-17, Set 2 was SLS with a final of 25-19, and set 3 went to Milan with a final of 15-8.Serving for SLS all with 7pts each Mimi Smith Ella King, and Campbell Miles, serving 2pts was Gina Grote, and bringing 1pt was Ava Hollins. Olivia Leising and Riley Seigel played some awesome defense. This group grew as game 1 progressed and came back from a 22-10 score to at one point to a 25-17 game. This group worked hard every play. Nice job ladies.The 8th-grade game fell to Milan in 2 sets. Final scores were 25-16 and 25-12.These ladies made some amazing plays and worked hard. For many, this was their first time taking a volleyball court so nerves played a huge role. Things are clicking and I look for a lot of growth with this group throughout our season. Nice job and way to never give up.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Erin Trenkamp.The JCD Lady Eagles were in action last night with Switzerland County and Southwestern-Hanover. Switzerland County was the only team to field enough players for a team score, so they took the team win with a score of 259.Individual scoring was as follows:Jac-Cen-Del: Tracy McKittrick – 63; Ally Mosier – 68; Emma Wagner – 72.Southwestern – Hanover: Ellie – 52; Hannah – 62; Ximena – 65.Switzerland County: Hailey – 61; Lily – 63; Kenna – 69; Brooklyn – 71; Rori – 66.Courtesy of Eagles Coach Jason Walke.The Batesville High School girls’ volleyball season opened Monday, August 17th with a decisive win against South Ripley for both the Junior Varsity and Varsity teams. The JV team won in two sets. The first game score was 25-16 and the second was 25-14. Isabelle (Belle) Westerfeld led the team with 4 kills and went 5 for 5 hitting! Isabelle Wonnell was 8 for 8 in serving and Kaylie Raver was 11 for 11 in serving. The Lady Bulldogs showed confidence and skill throughout the game and really worked well together.The varsity team won in three games. The first game’s score was 25-17. The second game’s final score was 25-11 and the third and final game was 26-24. Nikki Fox was a solid force tonight on defense. Her serve/receive was outstanding and a lot of fun to watch. She really gave the spectators their money’s worth! Cayman Werner showed her skill with some beautiful sets tonight. The leading hitter was Katherine Bedel who hit 9 out of 11 with 9 kills! In serving, Kylie Laker was a perfect 14 for 14 with 2 aces!The Lady Bulldogs will host Madison Consolidated on Tuesday, August 18th at 5:30 at the Batesville High School Gymnasium.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Vickie Heil.The JCD Volleyball team came out with a 3-set win against Edinburgh on Monday 25-23, 25-15, 25-13.Overall it was an outstanding team win. They started a bit slow in the first set but once they were able to turn it on they never looked back. I was incredibly proud to see how much they have grown over the last couple of years their understanding of the game itself is becoming very evident. This is a group of young women who have an intense drive to get better every single game.Serving: Shaylee Volz 16/17 — 5 Aces; McKenzy Gray 11/12 — 4 Aces.Serve Recieve: Aundrea Cullen 28/28 — 2.18 Passer rating.Hitting: Emma Newhart 19/19 — 11 kills; Desiree Sparks 12/14 — 8 kills; McKenzy Gray 14/16 — 7 kills. Blocks: Desiree Sparks 1 Solo Block.Setting: Katelyn Wagner 46 attempts — 12 Assists; Emma Newhart 26 attempts — 12 assists.Digs: Aundrea Cullen 13; Shaylee Volz 11.Courtesy of Eagles Coach Cat Schmeltz.The EC Lady Trojans Volleyball team lost a tough non-conference battle to Greensburg with the scores of 25-15, 24-26, 26-24, 25-16 on Monday Night. ‘After losing a lot of core players last year, I wasn’t sure what to expect in this match. We didn’t get a chance to scrimmage all summer, so we used a different line-up in every set as we are still trying to get a feel for what works. Greensburg returned the majority of their varsity team, so we know going in that it was going to be a hard-fought battle if we wanted to get a win. While the scores don’t always show it, we played extremely hard and I’m pleasantly surprised with the level of play we performed at. The girls are still trying to get used to playing next to each other. We now have a baseline and can continue to build from there. I am proud of the girls for pushing themselves and never quitting. I look forward to the match-up again in October. ‘ Trojans Coach Cassie Laker.’ Varsity is now 0-1 on the season (0-0 EIAC). Next up: South Dearborn at home on Thursday. Varsity and freshman will start at 5, JV will follow varsity.