The Batesville Lady Bulldogs improved to 5-0 on the season with an impressive 5-1 victory over the Seymour Lady Owls on Thursday evening. The Lady Bulldogs and Lady Owls battled hard throughout the first half and went into halftime with the score tied 1-1. It was Carlie Werner scoring for the Lady Bulldogs on a beautiful assist by senior Georgia Gratz. Seymour was able to tie it up with 22 minutes to play in the first stanza after they were awarded a penalty kick for a handball inside the box.In the second half, it was all Lady Bulldogs. Batesville outshot Seymour 16-1 in the second half and 27-8 for the game. The Lady Bulldogs came out ready to play in the second half and took a 2-1 lead just 2 minutes into the half. Werner notched her second goal of the game off an assist from Liz Heidlage who was able to break through the Lady Owl defense and find Werner open on the 6 yard box. With 29 minutes to play in the game, Batesville played add-on to make it 3-1. This time it was a scramble in front of the goal after a corner kick, and Batesville’s Denise Davalos was able to poke it through the congestion and into the back of the net. 8 minutes later, Werner was able to complete her 2nd hat trick of the season on an unassisted goal. With :31 seconds on the clock, it was Gratz who would notch the 5th and final goal for the Lady Bulldogs after a nice move from Hailey Mohr to take the end line and find Gratz open in the box for a bang bang play with the opposing goalkeeper.Coach Kyle Laker commented on the game saying, “I was extremely impressed with our defense tonight! Seymour is a strong team and has some talented forwards. They played lock down defense throughout the game, but stepped it up even further in the second half to make it an easy night for goalkeeper Ellie Waechter who recorded 5 saves. Our team will continue to work hard until the final whistle and tonight was no exception as we scored in the final minute of the match.”Batesville will be back in action on Tuesday, as they host the Lawrenceburg Lady Tigers. The JV match will start at 5:00 PM.The Batesville JV Lady Bulldogs defeated the JV Lady Owls by a final tally of 2-1. Scoring for the Lady Bulldogs were Catherine Raab and Ashley Nobbe.
pic.twitter.com/lHVxWSdQAq— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) August 19, 2019A plane carrying the retired NASCAR driver, his wife Amy and their daughter Isla went down near Bristol last week.Elizabethton Airport manager Dan Cogan confirmed a private plane ran off the end of the runway and caught fire, but did say all passengers got out of the plane shortly after the crash happened. Dale Earnhardt Jr., wife, daughter ‘safe’ after plane crash in Tennessee “Amy and I want to thank everyone who has lifted us up with phone calls, messages and prayers since last Thursday,” he wrote in a statement shared on social media. “We are truly blessed that all on board escaped with no serious injuries, including our daughter, our two pilots and our dog Gus. With respect to the investigation, we will not be speculating or discussing the cause of the accident.”I am thankful for the quick response of my pilots, local law enforcement, emergency personnel and hospital staff. Lastly, Amy and I continue to be very appreciative of the privacy extended to us to process everything. It has been important to do that together and on our own time. Related News 911 calls from Dale Earnhardt Jr. plane crash released Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family were involved in a plane crash Thursday in Tennessee as the private plane they were on ran off the end of the runway and caught fire.He released his first public comments after the incident Monday. The airport is about 15 miles from Bristol Motor Speedway, the site of the weekend’s NASCAR racing.As Earnhardt noted, the cause of the crash is still being investigated.