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From Herald Staff Reports

In its first outing of the season against a scattering of ranked foes, Jasper’s boys golf team did nothing to hurt its glitzy billing.

With senior Will Seger shooting the top score of the day, the fourth-ranked Wildcats breezed to a first-place showing in Saturday’s Floyd Central Invitational. Seger navigated Valley View Golf Club in Floyds Knobs with a medalist round of 74, helping the Wildcats (312) top the field ahead of runner-up Corydon Central (325) and 13th-ranked Providence (327). No. 3 Floyd Central (344) dipped to a ninth-place finish, and No. 7 Zionsville (355) finished 13th in the 17-team field.

Three other Wildcats congregated in close proximity behind Seger, as Jacob Bartley produced a 78, Cam Weyer notched a 79 and Dru Hein supplied an 81.

In other boys golf:

Vincennes Lincoln Invitational: Southridge (348) clinched fourth place in the 20-team gathering at the Country Club of Old Vincennes as Evansville Reitz (335) swiped the team title.

Tyler Gray’s round of 76 paced the Raiders, and the mark was a trio of strokes within the medalist score from Evansville Central’s Dylan Meyer (73). Beau Schneider offered an 83 and Trey Reese logged a 93 for the Raiders.

BASEBALL
Panthers 2, Raiders 1, nine innings: Southridge (2-2) knotted the score at 1 in the seventh inning, though host Evansville Reitz tallied a run in the ninth.

Jacob Brewer, Aaron Heichelbech, Luke Stetter and Ben Weber led the Raiders with two hits apiece. Brewer pitched five innings for Southridge, allowing a run while striking out three. Chad O’Bryan (1-1) took the loss.

Jeeps 10, Rams 1: Northeast Dubois (4-1) scored in every inning but one in a win at Paoli.
Cameron Riecker led the Jeep attack with four hits, including two doubles, two runs scored and an RBI. Jacob Gress added two hits and three RBIs and Jace Terwiske finished with two hits and two RBIs. Joe Gress, Bryce Huebner and Shane Troutt each added two hits for the Jeeps. Huebner (1-0) pitched six innings, not allowing an earned run for the win.

SOFTBALL
Wildcats 6, Huskies 3: It took Jasper (5-2) until the fifth inning to score, but that’s when the Wildcats scored five runs to break a scoreless tie against visiting Evansville North. Jasper’s Keegan Katter (4-2) allowed two earned runs, six hits and three walks while striking out seven in a complete game. Nicolette Eckert finished 2-for-3 and delivered an RBI single for the Cats.

Generals 11, Rangers 10, Game 1; Generals 7, Rangers 2, Game 2: Forest Park dropped a road doubleheader at Clarksville (5-1).

In the first game, Forest Park’s Amanda Lange finished 4-for-4 and the Rangers scored four runs in the seventh to tie the score before Clarksville pushed one across in the bottom half.
In the finale, Forest Park (1-3) stranded 13 runners. Taylor Hopf recorded three hits for the Rangers.

Patriots 15, Commodores 2, five innings: Host Heritage Hills smoked Perry Central as Kaitlin Kralj registered three doubles, Cadie DellaMorta ripped two and Savannah Mundy, Kaylee Zoglman and Hayli Scott each added a two-base hit. Mundy and Felicia Leibering also whacked triples for the Class 3A No. 9 Patriots (3-2).

GIRLS TENNIS
Silver Creek Invitational: Ninth-ranked Jasper scooped up three victories on the day, blasting the host Dragons 5-0 and dumping 13th-ranked Bloomington North and 2012 semistate finalist Oldenburg Academy both by 4-1 counts.

Jasper’s Anna Flick stormed through three lopsided victories at No. 3 singles, including a 6-0, 6-0 sweep against Silver Creek; she lost just one game in each of her other two matches. The Cats (5-0) were also undefeated on the day in doubles. At No. 1, Ashley Rogers and Elizabeth Theil hung on for a 6-2, 3-6, (10-5) verdict against Bloomington North, and they also knocked off Silver Creek before MeKenzie Hilsmeyer stepped in for Rogers and teamed with Theil to handle Oldenburg 6-1, 6-1.

Gibson Southern Invitational: It required two tiebreakers to determine a team champ, as the host Titans and Northeast Dubois all tallied 16 points. Gibson Southern and the Jeeps each won 14 sets, though the Titans gained the final edge by winning 106 total games to the Jeeps’ 105. Forest Park (7 points) was fourth.

Northeast Dubois did claim titles at two individual positions, including No. 1 doubles, where Talia Terwiske and Jenna Stemle produced a pair of straight-set wins. Jeep senior Michaela Stemle reigned at No. 1 singles, outlasting Gibson Southern’s Haley Decker 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the final.




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