Will Fehlinger

Pats suffer third shutout

No TEC defense – aside from the Lincoln Golden Eagles – has allowed the Union County (0-4, 0-4) offense to score through the first four games of the season. The latest setback for the Patriots was Friday's 48-0 home loss to the Hagerstown Tigers.

Wildcat tennis

FC boys tennis suffered a 5-0 shutout at the hands of conference foe Batesville last Tuesday.

Cross country runs at Randolph Southern

Franklin County's cross country runners laced them up at the Randolph Southern Invitational in Lynn Saturday.

Panthers drop shutout on Pats

KNIGHTSTOWN – Things got ugly early for the Union County football team in a road TEC contest with the Knightstown Panthers Sept. 1.

Trojans roll 55-0 over Wildcats

Powerful East Central, defending Class 4A state champs and unanimous No. 1 in the polls this year, got off to a 21-0 start Friday at FCHS en route to a 55-0 rout of the Wildcats.

XC – 4 days, 2 invites

Union County cross country traveled to the Randolph Southern Invitational Saturday before hosting the annual Patriot invite Tuesday.

Lady Cats runners-up in EIAC

Trailing only Batesville – state finalists the last two seasons – Franklin County's girls golf team earned second place at the Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference meet Saturday at Greensburg County Club.

UC tennis

The Pats' boys tennis team went 0-3 at Saturday's Rushville Invitational with Cambridge City Lincoln (12-1) hoisting the trophy.

FC boys edged by Knights, Bulldogs

Franklin County's boys soccer fell 3-0 to conference rival South Dearborn last Wednesday.

Volleyball team suffers sweeps

Wildcat volleyball fell in straight sets in three contests last week.

Lady Cats have 2-2 week

The Wildcat girls soccer team played South Dearborn last Tuesday without several starters, including #1 ranked player Madesyn Sunderhaus and center back starter Anna Rotert. The heat and humidity also contributed to sluggish play.

HELP grant ideas approved by state

A handful of county improvements associated with the state’s Hoosier Enduring Legacy Program (HELP) have recently been approved by the Office of Rural and Community Affairs (OCRA) and are set to be presented to elected officials this month as a strategic investment plan to get the wheels in motion.

Rottinghaus returns to council as Ward 3 rep

He spoke of his previous experience on Brookville Town Council and said the board had “lost a lot of trust”within the last few years. Then minutes later, Dan Rottinghaus was selected to fill the BTC seat vacated by the resignation last month of Charles Campbell.

Boys face Jackets, Spartans

The Rushville boys soccer team hosted Morristown Thursday and were defeated by the Yellow Jackets 4-2.

BHS girls 2nd at Ben Davis

Ben Davis' cross country invitational started with a little downpour and a somewhat muddy course Saturday, but weather became favorable in the low 60s. Batesville took advantage of it with 15 season best performances and 7 career bests.

Tough losses for RCHS girls

Rushville girls soccer was on the wrong end of heavy shutouts to conference rivals last week, falling 9-0 to Connersville and 10-0 to Lawrenceburg.

Tressler, Waits earn all-EIAC

On Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 5, the Lady Lion golfers (14-3) traveled to Winding Branch golf course in Cambridge City to take on Lincoln and Shenandoah.

Twister boys suffer first defeat

Oldenburg Academy boys soccer team tasted defeat for the first time in 2023 with Saturday's 2-1 loss at Seymour.

Lions are 6-8

The Lions' boys tennis team (6-8) hosted Waldron and traveled to Lawrenceburg recently.

Lady Lions take the court

Both Rushville's JV and varsity volleyball squads won against Franklin County Aug. 30. Varsity scores: 25-12, 25-21, 25-18.

Batesville tennis recap

Bulldog boys tennis faced another Bulldog foe, Centerville, on Aug. 26 with CHS winning 4-1.

Lady Twister volleyball

OA volleyball suffered a 2-1 loss against Villa Madonna (Ky.) last Wednesday, falling 25-18, 13-25, 25-18.

XC wins at Union City

The RCHS cross country teams traveled to Union City Sept. 2 to compete in the Coach Noff Invitational. Both teams won the meet.

BHS golf dominates Ripley, EIAC meets

The Batesville girls golf team was nonplussed in a tough matchup at Center Grove Aug. 29, played on Hickory Stick's back nine in Greenwood.

Lion gridders fall to 0-4

BATESVILLE - A little sleight of hand by visiting Rushville had the Lions within two scores of the host Batesville Bulldogs Friday early in the second half, though the final score of 56-18 made that ultimately a moot point. Deacon Hamilton's 33-yard touchdown touched off a 27-0 response by the Dogs, allowing BHS a comfy homecoming win.

OA girls – 7 days, 4 matches

Oldenburg girls soccer started a busy week with an impressive 8-1 victory over South Ripley Sept. 5.

Dogs stay perfect at 4-0

BATESVILLE - A little sleight of hand by visiting Rushville had the Lions within two scores of the host Batesville Bulldogs Friday early in the second half, though the final score of 56-18 made that ultimately a moot point.

Soccer teams battling

UC's boys soccer posted a 7-3 win at Rushville Tuesday after taking a 7-2 loss at Greensburg Saturday in a run of EIAC opponents.

XC teams underway

Union County's cross country teams competed in the Meister Family Memorial Run at Monroe Central Saturday.

MS volleyball

The Batesville Middle School 8th Grade volleyball team battled hard, falling just short vs. Greensburg in two intense sets.

Boys go 0-3 at Shelbyville

Batesville boys tennis dropped all its matches Saturday at the Shelbyville Invitational.

FC runners in action

Franklin County cross country attended the Hare and Hound Invitational hosted by Richmond Saturday.

BHS volleyball

The Batesville Lady Bulldogs traveled to Madison to take on the Lady Cubs in a volleyball match Aug. 15.

Girls soccer led by defense

The Lady Wildcats' soccer club defeated the tough defense of Rising Sun by a score of 3-1 Thursday.

Twister volleyball

Oldenburg varsity volleyball earned a 3-set sweep over Switzerland County last Wednesday.

OA tennis

OA boys tennis dropped a road match at Trinity Lutheran last Tuesday, 4-1.

Lady Wildcats swept by Tigers

FC varsity volleyball got progressively better in winning points last Tuesday against Hagerstown but ultimately fell in straight sets, 25-12, 25-14, 25-17.

FC boys get draw ahead of shutouts

In the 2023 season opener for Franklin County boys soccer Aug. 17, the team drew with Rising Sun at one goal each. Brody Morris was the scoring Shiner in the tie match.

OA off and running

OA cross country kicked off 2023 at Saturday's Hare and Hound Invitational hosted by Richmond.

Batesville XC gets blue ribbons

The Batesville cross country teams traveled to South Decatur's home course as the Cougars hosted the 4-way meet against South Decatur North Decatur and Greensburg Thursday.

Trojans outlast Cats in opener

NEW CASTLE – Thanks to a flurry of flags dropped by the officiating crew Friday night in New Castle, the season opener between the host Trojans and visiting Franklin County wasn't decided until well past the 10 p.m. point. In the end, New Castle pulled out its second straight win in the lid-lifting series, 26-21.

XC teams underway

The Rushville cross country teams competed against Greensburg, South Decatur, and Hauser Aug. 15 in their opening meet of the season.

Lady Twister soccer

Oldenburg girls soccer was shut out by Lawrenceburg Aug. 15, 8-0. LHS scored five goals in the first half and three more after the break.

OA shuts out Eagles

Oldenburg Academy boys soccer defeated Jac-Cen-Del on Friday night by a score of 2-0.

Budget hearings set for next week

Ahead of official budget hearings Aug. 29, Franklin County Council held a two-day workshop early last week.

Mixed results for Lady Lions

The Rushville Lady Lions were victorious over the Lady Bulldogs 5-4 at Centerville in girls soccer last Tuesday.

BHS boys soccer

Batesville varsity boys soccer clashed with the Union County Patriots in an away match Aug. 15.

Boys soccer blanked in opener

The Rushville boys soccer team traveled to Centerville on Thursday night to face the Bulldogs in their first match of the season. The Lions lost 8-0.

Peek at upcoming Patriot events

Union County fall sports will be in full swing by mid-August with the Lady Patriot golf team already entering the third week of the season starting Monday.

Lady Lions 12th at Greensburg

The Rushville Lady Lions' golf team traveled to Greensburg Country Club on Saturday for the Greensburg Invitational.