The Jasper boys and girls cross country teams, as well as the Forest Park and Northeast Dubois girls teams, advanced to semi-state after earning Top 4 finishes in regionals on Saturday. Among the top runners were Jackson Miller, Drew O’Neil and Andi VanMeter of Jasper; Spenser Wolf and Ellie Hall of Forest Park; and Jordan Schweikarth of Northeast Dubois.
There was supposed to be a cat fight Friday night at Jerry Brewer Alumni Stadium. Jasper’s Wildcats showed up, but Mount Vernon sent its mildcats for the regular-season finale that decided the final Big 8 Conference championship.
The Gibson Southern Titans scored a touchdown and added a two-point conversion with 12.5 seconds left to stun Southridge with a miracle finish and a come-from-behind victory to end the regular season for the two Top 10 teams in Class 3A.
Heritage Hills, ranked No. 3 in Class 3A, completed its undefeated season Friday night, when the Patriots scored six touchdowns in the second and third quarters en route to a 42-0 whitewash of hapless South Spencer.
Two of the most unique athletic achievements in Jasper High School history happened 20 years ago — the girls’ tennis doubles state title in June 1999 followed by the boys’ team winning an unprecedented tennis state championship in October.