Prep sports wrap: 8/29

From Herald Staff Reports

Tuesday night was chock full of local prep sports action including several exciting matches and close finishes.

Here’s a brief rundown of what you might have missed on Tuesday.

Cross Country


Raiders dominate home invite: The Southridge boys and girls cross country teams cruised to victory at the Run On The Ridge invitational on Tuesday afternoon in Huntingburg. The boys and girls both placed first with scores of 19.

On the boys side, Dylan Bland placed first overall with a time of 18:42 while Cam Giles (19:25, third), Jaffet Cruz (21:02, fourth) and Logan Hunter (21:15, fifth) rounded out the top five.

For the girls, Brooklyn Tretter placed second overall with a time of 24:19 while Kaelynn Luker (25:15) and Evie Hasenour (25:41) also placed in the top five.

Wildcats 118, Marksmen 146:
The Jasper girls golf team was victorius at Hoosier Heights Country Club in Tell City on Tuesday evening with a solid performance.

Jasper’s Haley Schroeder was the match medalist with a score of 44 while Madeline Springer (48), Brynn Leinenbach (49), Elizabeth Ackerman (49), Bella Olinger (57), and Avery Bartley (61) rounded out the Wildcats scores.

Boys Soccer
Raiders 3, Warriors 0:
The Southridge boys soccer team was able to find the perfect balance of offense and defense en route to their shutout of Evansville Harrison on Tuesday.

The Raiders scored two first half goals and then added another in the second half to eliminate any hope of a Harrison comeback. Senior goalie Pedro Rivera had 16 saves for the Raiders as he turned away every Warrior chance that occurred.

Jonathan Escobar had all three goals for the Raiders to up his season total to 11 while Jorge Soto had the lone assist for Southridge.

Rangers 4, Marksmen 0: Forest Park was able to record a shutout of PAC foe Tell City thanks to a strong showing in goal from Zach Wahl and a balance of offense.

The Rangers scored two goals in each the first and second half with Austin Clifton scoring two and Gryffin Flowers and Hunter Helming both recording one goal each. Spenser Wolf led Forest Park with three assists on the night.

Titans 2, Patriots 1: Heritage Hills undefeated season has come to an end as Gibson Southern was able to squeak out a narrow win at Fort Branch.

Heritage Hills trailed 1-0 at halftime but found the back of the net in the second half. Unfortunately, it just wasn’t enough as Gibson Southern was able to net another goal.

For the Patriots, Zach Fortune had the lone goal off of an assist from Jose Lara.

Girls Soccer
Highlanders 2, Wildcats 1:
In a hard fought game, the Jasper girls soccer team fell just short to Floyd Central at Floyds Knobs on Tuesday.

The Cats trailed 1-0 at halftime and even though they got a goal back in the second half, Floyd Central added another one to put the victory just out of reach.

The lone goal for the Cats came from a Kara Krueger free kick off of an assist by Regan Mundy.

Patriots 5, Rangers 0:
In a battle of Pocket Athletic Conference foes and Dubois-Spencer county Rivals, Heritage Hills came out on top over Forest Park.

The winners for Heritage Hills were Logan Smallwood, Josh Dellamuth and Zack Weaver at the three singles positions and JT Smallwood/Luke Peters and Josh Nelson/Blake Sisley at the two doubles spots.

Vikings 4, Raiders 1: The Southridge boys tennis team dropped a tough contest on Tuesday afternoon to Barr-Reeve in Huntingburg.

Southridge’s Carson Mundy was the lone victor for the Raiders at No. 1 singles as he was victorious 6-2, 6-0.

Jeeps 4, Cougars 1: The Northeast Dubois boys tennis team defeated North Daviess at Elnora on Tuesday afternoon.

Victorious for the Jeeps was No. 1 singles Reece Bauer, No. 2 singles Ethan Ziegler, No. 1 doubles Lane Knies/Logan Mehringer and No. 2 doubles Tucker Neukam/Ross Mehringer.



Jasper 3, Mount Vernon 1: In a tough battle between Big Eight foes and Wildcats, Jasper came out on top over Mount Vernon 25-23, 21-25, 25-23, 27-25.

Mount Vernon nearly took it to a fifth set as they led 23-19 in set No. 4 but Jasper rallied to end the match in four sets for the victory.

Stat leaders for Jasper were Meredith Hilgefort (13 kills, two blocks), Natalie Wigand (43 assists), Rylee Hedinger (19 digs), Riley Merder (13 kills) and Reagan Egbert (12 kills, two blocks).

Lions 3, Raiders 0: The Southridge volleyball team fell in straight sets on Tuesday to Loogootee, one of the top ranked teams in Class 1A, 25-18, 25-16, 25-19.

Stat leaders for Southridge were Luxey Neukam (five kills), Savannah Goeppner (five assists), Mady Neukam (five assists, two aces), Tatiana Delgado (14 digs), Amanda Brewer (13 digs) and Anna Altstadt (five blocks).

Chargers 3, Rangers 1: In a matchup of PAC foes, Pike Central came out on top of against Forest Park on Tuesday in Petersburg 25-17, 16-25, 25-21, 33-31.

Stat leaders for Forest Park were Kennedy Sermersheim (11 kills, 18 points, three aces, two blocks) and Allyson Werner (31 assists, 21 digs).


Jeeps 3, Commodores 0: Tuesday night saw the Northeast Dubois volleyball team win in dominating fashion as they defeated Perry Central 25-16, 25-9, 25-11.

Stat leaders for the Jeeps were Taylor Dodd (nine kills), Addison Kirchoff (nine kills, 12 digs), Kendyl Heeke (32 assists, five aces) and  Molly Lueken (three blocks).

Rebels 3, Patriots 2: In a tough five-set battle between Spencer County rivals and PAC foes, South Spencer outlasted Heritage Hills to complete the victory.

Individual stats were not available for this match.

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