The Batesville High School Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams traveled to East Central High School Tuesday night for the East Central Cross Country Invite.The boys ran in the Division II race and came out victorious by double the points. Batesville scored 24 points followed by Greensburg taking 2nd with 48 points and Taylor 3rd with 62.Batesville was led in scoring by Caleb Moster and Conner Bell who took 2nd and 3rd places overall respectively. Caleb was less than 2 seconds behind the leader. Also scoring for the boys were Brice Keeton who came in 5th, Clay Yeaton in 6th, and Alex Batta in 8th. Two other varsity Bulldogs won awards and they were Quinten Gowdy who came in 9th and Jackson Wooldridge who took 18th.The girls also were crowned the champions of the Division II race by almost 20 points. Batesville scored 31 points, followed by Greensburg’s 50 and Taylor’s 66. The girls also had their top 5 scoring runners in the top 10 and were led by Mary Poltrackplacing 3rd overall. She was followed by Maria Wessel, 5th, Emma Gausman, 6th, Audrey Weigel 8th and Sarah Poltrack 9th. The other two varsity runners also won awards placing 11th and 14th respectively. They were Madeleine Robben and Katie Baumer.The boys and girls teams remain undefeated on the season!There was also a JV race following the varsity race, although it wasn’t teamed scored the top ten received awards. Between the boys and the girls team, Batesville took 1/2 of the ribbons. The boys had 3, Elliott Main, 2nd, Josh Nobbe, 6th and Derek Nobbe, 10th. The girls claimed 7 of the top 10, led by Kylie Lehman who crossed the finish line 1st overall for the girls. She was followed by teammates Audrey Maupin, 2nd, Carley Fitzpatrick, 4th, Anna Kick, 6th, Bre Hartman, 8th, Heidi Shaw, 9th and Mary Catherine Barnett, 10th.The Dogs travel to Indianapolis on Saturday for the Ben Davis Invitational.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.
Batesville, In. — The City of Batesville has received $738,111 from The Indiana Department of Transportation Community Crossing Initiative. The Batesville portion is one of 189 grants valued at $115 million awarded across the state recently.The City of Batesville will use the money to complete nearly 20 roadway and sidewalk projects throughout the city including Huntersville Road, West Pearl Street, Tekulve Road and Lammers Pike.As part of the grant, the City will provide local matching grants of 25 percent which will result in approximately $1 million in roadway improvements in Batesville in 2019.“We are extremely grateful to be able to apply and receive this state grant as we could not do this on our own at the local government level,” said Mayor Mike Bettice. “This grant helps us fix up many more roads and put our tax dollars to other good uses.”Governor Eric Holcomb and INDOT Commissioner Joe McGuinness made the Next Level Roads announcement in Indianapolis on Tuesday, March 26.“Indiana’s fully-funded, long-term Next Level Roads plan means cities, towns, and counties are improving their roads and bridges at levels unmatched in our state’s history,” Gov. Holcomb said in a press release. “Community Crossings projects are crucial to first mile and last mile solutions that companies need when evaluating Indiana to locate their business or expand to create additional jobs.”