BATESVILLE – Greensburg handed Batesville a 48-39 loss Saturday in girls hoops action. It was the final regular season home game for the Bulldogs.

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Twenty-three days had passed since the last time South Decatur played a game before stepping onto the floor Friday at Centerville.

A year ago, the then seventh-grade Batesville boys dropped a heartbreaking loss in the semifinals to eventual Southeast Indiana (SEI) conference champions South Ripley, 40-38.

WESTPORT – Ask players if they’d rather play a game or practice, well, you can guess which option they’re likely to choose.

GREENSBURG – A pair of nonconference victories moved Greensburg’s boys to 11-2 on the season.

SHELBYVILLE - Southwestern (Shelby) used a 28-8 run in the third quarter to overcome a 10-point North Decatur half-time lead en route to the 64-51 victory.

BATESVILLE – Solid defense helped produce a win Friday for Batesville’s boys, but lackluster offense led to a road loss Saturday.

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GREENSBURG – Whatever team Hilary Ernstes plays on, it’s pretty much a guarantee she will flash a smile every day and bring positive energy to her teammates.

MILAN – Both of Batesville’s swim teams came out victorious Thursday night in a quad meet at Milan.

South Decatur’s girls basketball team returned to action this week after a two-week quarantine period. The Cougars suffered road losses to Henryville and Edinburgh to drop to 5-12 overall and 0-6 in the Mid-Hoosier Conference.

RISING SUN — Playing without two starters, and three players total, Jac-Cen-Del was shorthanded for Thursday’s away game. However, the Eagles still took care of business and throttled the Shiners, winning 64-31.

RUSHVILLE — Leading by four points in the first quarter, the Lady Lions used two big scoring streaks to distance themselves from Batesville on Thursday. Rushville put together a 10-0 run and a 15-0 run in the first half en route to the 63-34 victory.

RUSHVILLE — The Lion wrestling team hosted Shelbyville in a final tune-up before the Jan. 30 sectional tournament at South Dearborn. In head-to-head matches on the mat, the Lions won four and the Golden Bears won five. In the end due to forfeits, Shelbyville won the team competition 48-27.

GREENSBURG – Field goal percentage had been a good indicator if Greensburg would win or lose this season. If the Pirates shot above 60 percent, they won. If they shot below 50 percent, they lost.

CONNERSVILLE – Batesville’s girls basketball team earned a narrow conference road win Tuesday.

HOPE – Four players scored in double figures, helping Greensburg’s girls reach their highest offensive output this season.

ST. LEON – The Bulldogs made the short trek down 46 to take on the East Central Trojans in a dual swim meet Tuesday evening. While the Bulldogs fell, BHS head coach Greg McMullen was thrilled with the overall results.

VEVAY – Another tremendous defensive effort has Jac-Cen-Del’s girls one step closer to a conference title.

RUSHVILLE – The Lions hosted EIAC foe Lawrenceburg in wrestling action Tuesday. The visiting Tigers left town with a 40-24 victory.

CONNERSVILLE – The Lady Lion gymnastics team traveled to Connersville for a 4-team meet with the Lady Spartans, Union County and Franklin County. Rushville came out on top with a team total of 95.8. Connersville was second with 93.5 followed by Union County 32.525 and Franklin County 32.2.

LIBERTY – Union County never trailed in Tuesday’s game with visiting Rushville as the Patriots posted the 57-46 victory.

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Greensburg senior Melina Wilkison became the eighth girl in Pirates history to score 1,000 career points. She hit the mark during the first quarter of Saturday’s home game against Jac-Cen-Del, and added 18 more to her total Tuesday at Hauser. 1. Sara Riedeman (1997-2001) 1729 2. Kyra Whitake…

GREENSBURG — Even though the outside shots weren’t falling for the Jac-Cen-Del Eagles, drives to the bucket and pressure defense helped them earn a 48-39 win Saturday at Greensburg.

MORRISTOWN – The Lions hit the road for a pair of games on the hardwood this past weekend.

AURORA – Lane Sparks dropped 35 points on Lawrenceburg, helping lift Greensburg to a 78-72 overtime win Saturday at South Dearborn.

PENDLETON — A big first quarter was not enough for the Lady Lions at Pendleton Heights on Saturday. The Lady Lions jumped out to a 21-6 lead after the first eight minutes, but Pendleton Heights outscored Rushville in each of the final three quarters to rally for the 55-52 victory.

AURORA – South Dearborn hosted the EIAC wrestling tournament on Saturday. East Central dominated the team competition to claim the conference championship.

Four quarters was not enough to decide Saturday’s game as North Decatur played host to Lawrenceburg. The teams were tied after four quarters at 38-38. In the extra session, the Tigers outscored the Chargers 11-4 to post the victory.

Steps have been made to speed up the operations, but safety restrictions regarding COVID-19 combined with high demand has resulted in wait times at Pokagon State Park’s toboggan run averaging three to five hours.

BROWNSTOWN — Greensburg’s girls held on to their lead down the stretch, beating Brownstown 47-46 Thursday on the road.

LAWRENCEBURG – Batesville’s boys and girls swimming teams dove into competition Thursday at Lawrenceburg for a nail-biter. The Bulldog boys won the competition, while the girls dropped the meet, finishing in third place, but by a total margin of only five points.

BROOKVILLE — The Lion wrestling team traveled to Franklin County on Wednesday to face the Wildcats on the mats. The Wildcats defeated Rushville 54-15.

BATESVILLE — Another crisp shooting effort by Greensburg, combined with a scoring drought by Batesville, proved to be the difference in Thursday’s meeting between the conference rivals.

RUSHVILLE — A big offensive first half led by the sharp shooting of senior Jaeda Miller led the Lady Lions past visiting Shelbyville 63-42 on Tuesday. Rushville moves to 12-6 on the year and travels to Pendleton Heights (9-6) Saturday. Shelbyville falls to 5-12 on the season.

ST. LEON — From breaking a school record, to earning MVP honors, Greensburg swimmers shined this past weekend at the Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference championship.

AURORA – Batesville’s boys and girls swimming teams took on EIAC foes Lawrenceburg and South Dearborn Tuesday evening. The boys once again rallied to come away with the overall win, while the girls finished third.

GREENSBURG — Playing 4A schools might mean taking some lumps now. But Greensburg’s girls hope it will pay dividends when tournament time comes around.

North Decatur High School announced the 2021 Athletic Hall of Fame class. These three individuals will be inducted on Saturday, Jan. 23, between the junior varsity and varsity basketball games against Franklin County.

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