Favorite Sports Photos of 2013

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    Members of the Northeast Dubois girls basketball team, including Rachel Breitwieser, left, Taylor Bauer, Taylor Borden, Haley Kinder, Emily Lueken and Talia Terwiske, rejoiced in the locker room after winning the girls basketball Class 1A sectional championship against Techumseh High School in Lynnville on Feb. 9. The Jeeps pulled past Tecumseh 49-42 to earn their 11th straight sectional title. Jasper also extended its sectional streak Saturday, downing Mitchell 66-53 to grab its fourth straight crown. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Members of Jasper's baseball team stood for the National Anthem before the start of the game against Vincennes Lincoln at Ruxer Field in Jasper on May 8. Jasper won 3-0. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    During a brief afternoon jog, participants at the Brahm Running Camp ran across the dam on Lake Lincoln at Lincoln State Park on July 9. The camp is run by Terry Brahm, a Heritage Hills High School graduate and member of the 1988 U.S. Olympic Team, and his wife, Nina. The weeklong camp attracted athletes from across Indiana and from as far away as New Jersey. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    The Jasper Babe Ruth team relaxed with cool drinks and conversation at the end of practice Aug. 14 at the Jasper Youth Sports Complex. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    The Jasper varsity volleyball team swung their arms in unison as the playing of the National Anthem came to an end at the start of the match against Heritage Hills in the new Jasper High School gym on Aug. 27. The Wildcats defeated the Patriots in three sets in the first ever sporting event held in the newly constructed gym. Dave Weatherwax/The Herald

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    Heritage Hills' Logan Steckler walked out of the locker room before the game against Evansville Mater Dei at Heritage Hills on Aug. 23. Mater Dei won 37-14. Today was Steckler's birthday. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Jasper's Nick Hale, left, Scott Stallwood and Colby Kemp ran toward the locker room after the first half of the Class 4A sectional championship against Evansville Reitz in Jasper on Nov. 8. The Wildcats won 17-9. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Forest Park's Alex Russell and Heritage Hills' Torrin Madden headed the ball during the Class 2A boys soccer sectional championship in Lincoln City on Oct. 12. The Rangers won 2-1 in overtime. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Southridge's Logan Sollman cheered on his team during the Class 2A sectional in Tell City on Oct. 25. The Raiders defeated the Marksmen 28-27. Dave Weatherwax/The Herald

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    Kyndal Green of Dubois, 13, screamed in an attempt to distract a Tecumseh player from making a free throw. The Braves hit just 14-of-25 from the free throw stripe while the Jeeps buried 21-of-29, including 10-of-16 in overtime on March 2. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Northeast Dubois senior Gage Knies sneaked up from behind to douse Jeep boys tennis coach Tracy Gutgsell with ice water after the Jeeps won the sectional title by blanking Barr-Reeve 5-0 on Oct. 3 in Loogootee. The sectional title is the Jeeps' first in boys tennis. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Northeast Dubois High School boys swimmers, Zach Schepers, bottom left, Zach Wittmann, Lucas Schulthies and Jalen Seger got their hair dyed by members of the girls swim team, seniors Ty Schaber, top left, and Whitley Kluesner, assistant coach Leah Helming and junior Haley Brinkman at coach Jennifer Wright's home in Jasper on Jan. 30. The team gathered for a spaghetti meal and party to rally spirit for the girls swimming sectional, which begins tonight at the Jasper High School Natatorium. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Jasper girls track members Karlie Eckert and Alex Braunecker hoisted Hayley Kilian into the air with teammates Alex Hurm, Laura Renner and Darian Mehne as they celebrated their sectional win at the girls track sectional at Perry Central High School in Leopold on May 14. Jasper won the sectional title for the third year in a row. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Head tennis coach Scott Yarbrough posed with then-seniors Ashley Rogers, left, MeKenzie Hilsmeyer, Elizabeth Theil and Abby Rogers after the Jasper girls tennis team won the regional championship at Ed Yarbrough Tennis Complex on May 22. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Jasper's Seth Hollinden, left, gave a kick to catcher Scott Stallwood in a pregame tradition before the start of the Class 3A baseball regional against Silver Creek at Ruxer Field in Jasper on June 3. The Wildcats defeated the Dragons 5-1. Dave Weatherwax/The Herald

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    Jasper's Annie Stenftenagel, center, delivered a pregame speech to teammates, including Elizabeth Day, left, Elizabeth Verkamp, Kayla Thimling, Annie Stout, Erin Moser, Jenna Leinenbach and Shannon Sonderman at the start their game against Heritage Hills at Jasper on Sept. 17. The Patriots won 3-2. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Forest Park's Alec Hassfurther hoisted the ball as proof of one of his three receptions at Ferdinand in the Rangers' 22-7 loss to Pike Central on Sept. 20. Kegan Aldridge, left, made the tackle for Pike Central. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Jasper head coach Steve Milligan fist bumped Jasper's Annika Harmon before she teed off at the seventh hole during the IHSAA Girls Golf Sectional on Sept. 21 at Jasper Municipal Golf Course. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Jasper junior Mackenzie Loomis, left, and seniors Emily Fleming and Andrea Carie practiced before the start of the game against Princeton at Jerry Brewer Alumni Stadium in Jasper on Sept. 27. The Wildcats won 51-13. Dave Weatherwax/The Herald

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    Forest Park's Rachel Lueken, left, Madison Knies, Madisyn Hunt, and Shelby Louden celebrated a goal by their team during the penalty-kick shootout in the Class 1A girls soccer sectional at Bretzville on Oct. 8. After a 1-all draw through regulation and overtime, the Rangers prevailed in the second round of sudden-death penalty kicks to knock off 11th-ranked and two-time defending sectional champion Heritage Hills. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Forest Park's Cody Tempel held the sectional championship trophy as Forest Park students piled on the soccer team after the Rangers won the Class 1A boys soccer sectional by defeating Heritage Hills in Lincoln City on Oct. 12. The Rangers won 2-1 in overtime to defend their sectional title. The Ranger girls team joined the boys as sectional champs. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Forest Park's Blake Altmann sliced his portion of the net after the Rangers captured the Class 1A soccer regional championship against Washington Catholic in Fort Branch on Oct. 19. The 2-1 win earned the Rangers their first regional title and a trip to this Saturday's semistate at Floyd Central, where they'll battle fifth-ranked Speedway at noon. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Southridge senior Cody Thompson, second from left, hugged classmate Luke Siddons after the Raiders lost 24-20 to Paoli in the Class 2A regional at Cook Field in Paoli on Nov. 15. The Raiders led until late in the fourth quarter, ending a run of close calls that brought the program its first sectional championship since 2008. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Jasper senior Tori Sermersheim danced surrounded by teammates Lydia Schmitt, left, Reagan Hochmeister, Abby Libbert, Emma Stout, Sophie Weidenbenner, Rachel Sternberg, Michala Flamion, Alex Krapf and Teyah Leinenbach in the locker room before the Class 3A sectional match against Washington on Oct. 24. The Wildcats downed the Hatchets 25-17, 25-19, 25-21 and will face Vincennes Lincoln in Saturday's semifinal at approximately 12:30 p.m. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Forest Park senior Mady Grundhoefer danced with fellow students before the start of the fourth period the Jan. 11 game at Buechler Arena in Ferdinand. Earlier in the evening, Mady was named the homecoming queen. Dave Weatherwax/The Herald

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    Northeast Dubois' Kendra Schroering, left, and Talia Terwiske jumped in the background of a photo being taken of assistant coach Tracy Gutgsell, third from right, Jennifer Schepers, second from right, and head coach Tina Terwiske after Northeast Dubois won the sectional championship 5-0 against Barr-Reeve on May 16 in Loogootee. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Southridge's assistant coach Kasi Stephens slid into the outfield at the request of her team after Southridge's Class 2A sectional win against Perry Central on May 21 at Ranger field. The Raiders won 6-4. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Jasper's Rachel Bounds, left, Katie Krempp, Abby Pierce, Abby Libbert and Lydia Schmitt cheered after receiving the regional championship plaque after winning the Class 3A regional match against Evansville Bosse in Jasper on Oct. 29. The Wildcats won 3-1. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    The Northeast Dubois' student section pretended to be asleep as the starters for Cannelton were announced at the start of the Feb. 8 Class 1A girls basketball sectional in Lynnville. The Jeeps won 69-46. Dave Weatherwax/The Herald

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    Cameron Wolf of Jasper, 5, left, was a little flushed when Kate Yarbrough of Jasper, 5, wrapped her arm around him during the Feb. 12 homecoming basketball game at Cabby O'Neill Gymnasium in Jasper. Dave Weatherwax/The Herald

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    Jasper's Austin Alles had the chance to sit down with the Wildcats leading Vincennes Lincoln during the game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Sept. 21. The Wildcats won 64-2. Dave Weatherwax/THe Herald

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    Forest Park's Sarah Brosmer, left, Ally Wendholt, Jordan Voges and Mariah Morgan celebrated as they checked Southridge off their list after winning the clash of county rivals at Buechler Arena on Dec. 3. Morgan scored a team-best nine points, all in the second half, boosting Forest Park to a 34-31 victory and its first win over the Raiders since 2009. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Coach Ryan Erny consoled senior Allyson Lents in the locker room after Jasper's season ended with a 59-48 defeat to No. 7 Rushville in the Class 3A regional semifinals at Brownstown Central on Feb. 16. Jasper trailed by 16 points in the third quarter before inching as close as 48-45 with 5:31 remaining in the game. Lents and fellow senior Shelby Merder ended their careers after helping lead the Cats to the regional four straight years. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Forest Park's Austin Fisher reacted after it was announced that the Rangers finished in second place, just four points behind Perry Central in the boys track sectional at Jerry Brewer Alumni Stadium in Jasper on May 16. Dave Weatherwax/The Herald

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    The Jasper cheerleaders played a game to pass the time during a rain delay that lasted about an hour during the game between Jasper and Southridge at Jerry Brewer Alumni Stadium in Jasper on Aug. 30. The Wildcats defeated the Raiders 28-21. Dave Weatherwax/The Herald

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    Jasper head coach Tony Ahrens received an ice bath from his players Scott Stallwood, left, and Neil Rose, right, in celebration of his 100th career win after defeating Princeton at Jerry Brewer Alumni Stadium in Jasper on Sept. 27. The Wildcats won 51-13. Dave Weatherwax/The Herald

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    Heritage Hills' April Kippenbrock, left, Ashley Mosby, Madison Fella and Claire Dilger celebrated after scoring a point against Southridge during the Class 3A volleyball sectional at Jasper High School on Oct. 22. The Patriots defeated the Raiders in three sets. Dave Weatherwax/The Herald

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    Jasper's Andy Knust jumped on top of the pile as the Wildcats celebrated winning the Class 3A baseball regional championship by defeating Gibson Southern at Ruxer Field in Jasper on June 3. The Wildcats won 5-0. Dave Weatherwax/The Herald Dave Weatherwax/The Herald

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    Southridge's Evan Lange, left, Trent Dischinger, Brett Nordhoff, William Gutgsell, Andy Fischer and Baden Pund celebrated after claiming the Class 2A sectional championship by defeating Evansville Mater Dei at Raider Field in Huntingburg on on Nov. 8. The Raiders won 21-19. Dave Weatherwax/The Herald

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    Members of the Southridge football team gathered at midfield as they celebrated after claiming the Class 2A sectional championship by defeating Evansville Mater Dei at Raider Field in Huntingburg on Friday. The Raiders won 21-19. Dave Weatherwax/The Herald

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    Jasper's Derek Schmitt received some one on one encouragement from coach Rod Fortwendel during halftime of the Class 2A Boys Sectional Soccer game against Evansville North in Evansville on Oct. 7. Jasper lost 4-3. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Southridge sophomore cheerleader Ashley Folz flew through the air while practicing with the cheerleaders before the start of the game against Pike Central at Raider Field in Huntingburg on Oct. 11. The Raiders won 55-10. Dave Weatherwax/The Herald