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Bulldogs are winners in EIAC battle with Lawrenceburg

BATESVILLE- The Lawrenceburg Tigers and Batesville Bulldogs battled on Friday evening. Four minutes into the first period the Dogs took a lead and never relinquished the rest of the contest, going on to win 50-37. Batesville improves to 2-1 on the season and Lawrenceburg falls to 1-1.
Jack Grunkemeyer hit two free throws to get Batesville on the board first. Sam Cornett and Logan Rohrer both scored for the Tigers, Sam Johnson unloaded a three, and Cade Kaiser scored four unanswered points putting BHS up 9-4. Cole Pride hit a pair of freebies and Logan Ahaus added a three for LHS and the score was 11-7 after the first quarter.
The second period was the Gus Prickel show, the BHS junior scored eight of the Bulldogs 10 points in the frame. Lawrenceburg scored eight points and it was 21-15 in favor of Batesville at halftime. In the third quarter the Bulldogs increased their lead to 10 after a Grunkemeyer three pointer, at three minutes left in the period, Gerrold Taylor cut the lead back to seven with a longball, and it was 29-22 BHS. The Dogs got four more points from Kaiser, and Cooper Bobo scored before the end of the frame and Batesville was ahead 36-25 going into the fourth quarter.
Kaiser added three more points for the Dogs after completing an and one opportunity. Taylor scored five points for LHS, but a 14-point period for Batesville gave them the 50-37 win.
Unofficial Scoring
Kaiser 15, Prickel 12, Grunkemeyer 7, Johnson 6, Pride 6, Laker 4
Taylor 9, Ahuas 8, Bobo 7, Knigga 5, Rohrer 4, Cornett 2, Meyer 2.


Wettig Tourney card announced for holiday tournament

The 16th Annual Bob Wettig Memorial Tournament returns to Richmond on December 27 and 28, 2022. One of the premier tournaments in the state, with a wide range of participating teams. Three EIAC teams will play in the tourney this year, including last year’s champs, Greensburg. Lawrenceburg and Rushville were also invited this season. On the first day each pool will play to determine a bracket winner. On day two the bracket winners play for gold, silver, and bronze.

Day 1: Pool Play (12/27/22)

Pool A: Pool B:

1 v 2: 9 AM – Tiernan 1 v 2: 11 AM – Tiernan

1 v 3: 1 PM – IU East 1 v 3: 3 PM – IU East

2 v 3: 5 PM – Dennis 2 v 3: 7 PM – Tiernan

Pool C: Pool D:

1 v 2: 9 AM – IU East 1 v 2: 11 AM – IU East

1 v 3: 1 PM – Tiernan 1 v 3: 3 PM – Tiernan

2 v 3: 5 PM – Tiernan 2 v 3: 7 PM – IU East


Day 2: Bracket Play (12/28/22)

Gold Bracket: 1st Place From Each Pool

Silver Bracket: 2nd Place from Each Pool

Bronze Bracket: 3rd Place from Each Pool

Gold Bracket:

1G v 2 G: 11:30 AM – Tiernan

3G v 4G: 1 PM – Tiernan

Loser v Loser: 6:30 PM – Tiernan

Winner v Winner: 8 PM – Tiernan

Silver Bracket:

1S v 2S: 11:30 AM – IU East

3S v 4S: 1 PM – IU East

Loser v Loser: 5:00 PM – IU East

Winner v Winner: 5:00 PM – Tiernan

Bronze Bracket:

1B v 2B: 8:30 AM – Tiernan

3B v 4B: 10 AM – Tiernan

Loser v Loser: 2:30 PM – IU East

Winner v Winner: 2:30 PM – Tiernan

Pool Play Tie-Breaker Scenarios-

If 2 teams tie in pool play, head-to-head competition results will be used to determine seeding.

If 3 teams tie in pool play, point differentials from pool play competition will be used.

The point differentials of the teams involved in the tie are totaled. Teams are ranked according to the sum of the point differentials, with 1st in the pool being the team with the largest point differential, 2nd being the 2nd highest, and 3rd being the team with the lowest differential.

15 points will be the maximum differential of a contest (ex: If a team beats another team by 27, the 15-point maximum will be used for the contest)

Lawrenceburg boys start with a win over Milan

Lawrenceburg- After a slight delay to the start of their season, the Lawrenceburg Tigers boys’ basketball team hosted the Milan Indians on Saturday night. With half of the team fresh from a state championship appearance and just now eligible to play on the court, the Tigers look ready for EIAC competition next weekend.

The Tigers started the contest with a three pointer from Gerrold Taylor. After a few possessions to shake off the rust, the Tigers and Indians were tied at 8-8 with three minutes to go in the first period. Coach Brad Cutter saw his offense start clicking and for the next three minutes it was all Tiger basketball. Logan Ahaus drained two long balls, Taylor hit a jumper, Cooper Bobo went coast to coast and slammed down the thunder, and junior Ben Cornett drove to the hoop and laid one in as the quarter expired. A 12-3 run had the Tigers up 20-11 after one period. 

The second period began with a Bobo steal and drive to the lane that drew a foul, sending him to the line to add points for Lawrenceburg. Noah Knigga found himself on the line adding another Tiger freebie, Cornett followed with a basket, and Bobo tickled the twine with a three pointer. Lawrenceburg had doubled up the Indians 27-13 just 2:30 into the period. After a full timeout Milan scored four unanswered points while the Tigers got cold, going 0-4 over the next several possessions. Nathan Voss hit a three pointer for Milan and the Lawrenceburg lead slipped to six. Charlie Meyer got the home team back on track and scored the next three points for Tigers to take a 30-23 lead at the half.


In the third frame, Cutter’s Tigers went on an 11-5 run through the first half of the period to go up 41-28. Sam Cornett scored five of those points for Lawrenceburg. Taylor extended the Tigers lead hitting back-to-back shots and LHS went up by 20. Milan stopped a 12-0 Lawrenceburg run by picking up a pair of free throws, then a Bobo freebie was the final point in the third frame. The Tigers outscored Milan in the quarter 19-7 and led by 19 points to start the fourth quarter, 49-30. Rohrer got the Tigers first basket of the final period, Knigga added another, then Rohrer and Meyer scored back-to-back. The Indians kept pace with Lawrenceburg, scoring 10 points in the first half of the frame and it was 59-40 with four minutes to go. In the final four minutes Milan scored 10 more points while LHS secured their lead from the foul line. The Tigers hit six of their eight attempts in the final half of the quarter. Ahaus got an open look and hit the final Lawrenceburg field game of the game and gave the Tigers a 67-50 opening night win. Lawrenceburg will be in action next Friday when they travel to Batesville for their first EIAC matchup of the year. LHS was led in scoring by Taylor with 12, Ahaus, S. Cornett, and Bobo all finished with 9, Knigga and Rohrer 8, Meyer 6, B. Cornett 4, and JP Izzo ended the game hitting two free throws and finishing the game with two points. 


Tigers top Bulldogs in sectional final

LAWRENCEBURG – A big first half by the host Lawrenceburg Tigers, together with a pair of Batesville offensive cogs absent in the second half, translated into a 33-7 sectional championship for LHS on an unseasonably mild Friday evening. The team’s fourth straight title is a new school record.
LHS scored two touchdowns in each of the first two frames to enter halftime up 26-7. The striped ones would add a late TD to punch their ticket to Southridge for the regional round. Hopes of a comeback by the upstart Bulldogs were dampened when starting quarterback Will Jaisle and No. 1 receiver Bryson Bonelli came back from the locker room in street clothes.
The Tigers relied heavily on feature running back Teagan Bennett, who crossed the 200-yard threshold late in the contest. For their part, Batesville exposed Lawrenceburg’s run defense as sophomore Gage Pohlman pounded for over 170 yards. The difference lay in the home team’s ability to finish five of their drives in the end zone versus just one for BHS.
The Dogs’ lone TD, however, was an improvement over the shutout suffered at the hands of LHS earlier this season.
Spotting Lawrenceburg a 13-0 lead, the Bulldogs got within six on a 10-play, 78-yard drive culminating with Jaisle’s 18-yard strike to fellow sophomore Cade Kaiser – and freshman Brady Wonnell’s extra point – in the opening seconds of the second quarter. The drive started ominously with a 7-yard sack, but Pohlman scampered 15 yards to erase the loss. A 13-yard catch by Bonelli and ensuing personal foul on the hit later placed the Dogs in the red zone. A series of penalties preceded the score – offsides on LHS and BHS hit with illegal procedure and ineligible man downfield.
The Tigers answered right back, going 68 yards to extend the lead to 19-7. A 36-yard connection from Logan Ahaus to Alex Witte across the middle on 3rd-and-5 kept the drive moving. After another first down, Brennan Bushman caught his second TD of the game from 14 yards out. A sweep on the conversion play failed.
Pohlman’s 39-yard burst opened BHS’ next possession. Things quickly went south, though, with a tackle for loss and a fumble recovered by the Dogs but only after another 12-yard loss. Trenton Roell’s ensuing punt went into the back of a teammate in the backfield and the Tigers nearly turned the mishap into six more. That would come to fruition on Witte’s 2-yard run a few plays later; Ryan Hinthorne’s kick was the final point of the half.
The next drive would take BHS’ offensive leaders out of commission. Pohlman carried early for a dozen and Bonelli added another first down on a 10-yard catch; but it came with a price tag as he left the game. Pohlman then picked up 42 yards on three plays. On a 4th-down play, Jaisle was crunched for a 10-yard sack.
Sophomore QB Carson Schneider looked to pick up the slack as the new half got underway. He was met with a 3-and-out before the teams traded turnovers.
Witte fumbled the ball away on the Tigers’ next possession. Pohlman had a 10-yard carry but a play later, Schneider was popped in the act of throwing and the pigskin landed in Witte’s hands. A holding call on the return and another hold later led to a Tiger punt.
A short field gave BHS a chance to get back in the game. Pohlman got to the Tiger 36-yard line on an 18-yard rush. On a 4-yard scramble, Schneider took a personal foul which put the Dogs in the red zone. The backup hurler later converted a 4th-and-2 pass to Kaiser for 1st-and-goal. The next fourth down didn’t go as well, with LHS converging on Schneider; the QB recovered his own fumble, but the Tigers had a turnover on downs.
Neither side had any success on their next drives. Later, backed up to their own 7, the Tigers had a breakthrough with a 90-yard Bennett run. He carried twice more into the end zone. Hinthorne capped off the night’s scoring and LHS finished with three first downs and victory formation late in the game.
Around a Batesville 3-and-out, Lawrenceburg built a quick two-score lead in the first period.
Bennett carried for 43 yards early and Witte finished the opening drive with 15 yards, the last three on a TD run. Hinthorne’s kick was wide. LHS needed to go just 46 yards after the Bulldog punt. Bushman and Witte converted first downs; on a 3rd-down play, Ahaus spotted Bushman for a 23-yard catch-and-carry across the goal line.
BHS finished 6-6. Along with Bonelli and Roell, seniors Abe Hollins, Conner Ertel, Trent Kincade, Evan Williamson, Phoenix Hostetler, Blake Hon and Nick McConnell played their final games.
Tigers 33, Bulldogs 7
Batesville – 0 7 0 0 – 7
Lawrenceburg – 13 13 0 7 – 33
First Quarter
L – Witte 3-yard run, 8:34. Kick wide.
L – Bushman 23-yard pass from Ahaus, 5:00. Hinthorne kick.
Second Quarter
B – Kaiser 18-yard pass from Jaisle, 11:54. Wonnell kick.
L – Bushman 14-yard pass from Ahaus, 8:00. Run failed.
L – Witte 2-yard run, 2:39. Hinthorne kick.
Fourth Quarter
L – Bennett 1-yard run, 7:05. Hinthorne kick.
Total yards: B 184, L 378
Rushing: B 133, L 242
Passing: B 51, L 136
1st Downs: B 12, L 12
Penalties: B 5-32, L 13-106
Fumbles/lost: B 3/0, L 1/1
Batesville: Rushing: Pohlman 25-171, Schneider 5(-12), Deacon Hamilton 1(-1), Damien Dance 2-0, Jaisle 5(-25). Passing: Schneider 2-3-4 (int), Kaiser 0-1, Jaisle 4-8-47. Receiving: Kaiser 3-28, Bobby Weiler 1-0, Bonelli 2-23.
Lawrenceburg: Rushing: Bennett 25-203, Witte 8-37, Ahaus 1-2. Passing: Ahaus 7-10-136. Receiving: Witte 1-36, Bushman 4-83, Noah Knigga 1-12, Bennett 1-5.