Bevy of locals advance to regionals

May 24, 2024 at 9:29 a.m.
Calvin Grote
Calvin Grote (photo Will Fehlinger)


Coach Lisa Gausman called it “an incredible night for the Bulldogs!” The ladies, that is, after a one-day postponement of the East Central sectional. Lacing it up last Wednesday instead of Tuesday, the Lady Dogs advanced to the regional in 13 of 16 events! There were 17 different personal bests and a relay title among the achievements. BHS made a serious run at EC, but the Lady Trojans captured their 10th consecutive championship 137-133. Third place went to Franklin County with 79.25 points. 

Kaylie Raver, Bayleigh Demaree, Paige and Megan Allgeier ran a season-low 9:52.6 to win the 4x800. Addison Luers ran a PR in the 400 to get runner-up, Raver likewise in the 800; Kaylynn Bedel was 2nd in the 1600, Bedel and Lexiyne Harris crossed the finish line at the exact same time to tie for 2nd in the 3200 and the 4 x 400 relay of M. Allgeier, Demaree, Raver and Luers also finished in the bridesmaid spot.

Placing 3rd were Katie Lipps in both the 100m and 200m dash, Harris with her PR in the 1600, M. Allgeier’s PR in the 800, Ella King in shot put, Sam Adams and P. Allgeier with their tie in the high jump and the 4 x 100 team of Savannah Pohlman, Nora Wiedeman, Ella Moster and Lipps with a PR.

The Bulldogs also had 2 individuals placing 4th and 5th but earning a callback for being one of the top 16 best performances among the four Sectional sites feeding into the regional. These were Wiedeman in long jump and Veronica King in discus, both turning in PRs. Also earning 4th but just missing the callback was Ella Moster in 300 hurdles. Ella also placed 5th in the 100 hurdles and Veronica 5th in shot. Demaree PR’ed in the 400 for 5th place. E. King placed 6th in discus with a PR throw and Pohlman captured 8th in long jump, also PR. Pohlman PR’ed in the 100 as well.

Felicity Brelage of Oldenburg advanced via 3rd in the 300H (49.27). Rachel Suttman was 4th in discus (117-2) and Bridgitte Ehrhard 4th in the 800, but both easily made the top 16 to earn regional trips.

The girls traveled to Shelbyville Tuesday for regional competition, results too late for print.

Batesville’s boys traveled to EC Thursday to start the postseason. The Dogs finished with 16 personal bests and two sectional champs – Ayden Eckstein in high jump and Hudson Kohlman in pole vault. BHS was runner-up as a team, scoring 97 points to EC’s 143. Lawrenceburg took 3rd (87.33).  

Eckstein not only cleared 6’6” but also tied the sectional record; Kohlman had a 13’ vault. Ayden also placed 2nd in long jump with a PR and the 4 x 800 team of Deev Ranka, Griffin Koester, Cannon Clark and Jake Chapman, in addition to getting runner-up, beat their own school record by five seconds (8:05.84). 3rd place finishers qualifying: Clark in the 800, Chapman in the 3200 and Gage Pohlman with a PR in the 300 hurdles.

4th place: Talan Rowlett in the 400, Ranka in the 800pr, Chapman-high jump, the 4 x 100 of Will Westerfeld, Christian Stenger, Pohlman and Noah Davis and the 4 x 400 of Pohlman, Rowlett, Ranka and Clark (3:31.23 good enough for a regional spot).

Koester was 5th in the 1600 and a pair of PRs netted 6th place finishes - Stenger in the 200 and Isaac Trossman in the 1600. In 7th: Stenger in the 100 (PR), Benjamin Adams in the 3200 and Ethan Lacey with a 2-foot PR in long jump. Pohlman placed 8th in the 110 hurdles and Brock Mahon 8th in shot put.

More PRs: Liam Stutz-300 hurdles; Lacey-400; Marc Meneses-shot. Davis had a season-low time in the 100.

OA’s Adam Dennis took 2nd in the 1600 (4:40.19) to advance.

The boys head to regional Thursday at Greenfield-Central.  


Coach Lisa Gausman called it “an incredible night for the Bulldogs!” The ladies, that is, after a one-day postponement of the East Central sectional. Lacing it up last Wednesday instead of Tuesday, the Lady Dogs advanced to the regional in 13 of 16 events! There were 17 different personal bests and a relay title among the achievements. BHS made a serious run at EC, but the Lady Trojans captured their 10th consecutive championship 137-133. Third place went to Franklin County with 79.25 points. 

Kaylie Raver, Bayleigh Demaree, Paige and Megan Allgeier ran a season-low 9:52.6 to win the 4x800. Addison Luers ran a PR in the 400 to get runner-up, Raver likewise in the 800; Kaylynn Bedel was 2nd in the 1600, Bedel and Lexiyne Harris crossed the finish line at the exact same time to tie for 2nd in the 3200 and the 4 x 400 relay of M. Allgeier, Demaree, Raver and Luers also finished in the bridesmaid spot.

Placing 3rd were Katie Lipps in both the 100m and 200m dash, Harris with her PR in the 1600, M. Allgeier’s PR in the 800, Ella King in shot put, Sam Adams and P. Allgeier with their tie in the high jump and the 4 x 100 team of Savannah Pohlman, Nora Wiedeman, Ella Moster and Lipps with a PR.

The Bulldogs also had 2 individuals placing 4th and 5th but earning a callback for being one of the top 16 best performances among the four Sectional sites feeding into the regional. These were Wiedeman in long jump and Veronica King in discus, both turning in PRs. Also earning 4th but just missing the callback was Ella Moster in 300 hurdles. Ella also placed 5th in the 100 hurdles and Veronica 5th in shot. Demaree PR’ed in the 400 for 5th place. E. King placed 6th in discus with a PR throw and Pohlman captured 8th in long jump, also PR. Pohlman PR’ed in the 100 as well.

Felicity Brelage of Oldenburg advanced via 3rd in the 300H (49.27). Rachel Suttman was 4th in discus (117-2) and Bridgitte Ehrhard 4th in the 800, but both easily made the top 16 to earn regional trips.

The girls traveled to Shelbyville Tuesday for regional competition, results too late for print.

Batesville’s boys traveled to EC Thursday to start the postseason. The Dogs finished with 16 personal bests and two sectional champs – Ayden Eckstein in high jump and Hudson Kohlman in pole vault. BHS was runner-up as a team, scoring 97 points to EC’s 143. Lawrenceburg took 3rd (87.33).  

Eckstein not only cleared 6’6” but also tied the sectional record; Kohlman had a 13’ vault. Ayden also placed 2nd in long jump with a PR and the 4 x 800 team of Deev Ranka, Griffin Koester, Cannon Clark and Jake Chapman, in addition to getting runner-up, beat their own school record by five seconds (8:05.84). 3rd place finishers qualifying: Clark in the 800, Chapman in the 3200 and Gage Pohlman with a PR in the 300 hurdles.

4th place: Talan Rowlett in the 400, Ranka in the 800pr, Chapman-high jump, the 4 x 100 of Will Westerfeld, Christian Stenger, Pohlman and Noah Davis and the 4 x 400 of Pohlman, Rowlett, Ranka and Clark (3:31.23 good enough for a regional spot).

Koester was 5th in the 1600 and a pair of PRs netted 6th place finishes - Stenger in the 200 and Isaac Trossman in the 1600. In 7th: Stenger in the 100 (PR), Benjamin Adams in the 3200 and Ethan Lacey with a 2-foot PR in long jump. Pohlman placed 8th in the 110 hurdles and Brock Mahon 8th in shot put.

More PRs: Liam Stutz-300 hurdles; Lacey-400; Marc Meneses-shot. Davis had a season-low time in the 100.

OA’s Adam Dennis took 2nd in the 1600 (4:40.19) to advance.

The boys head to regional Thursday at Greenfield-Central.  


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