Denu secures 1,000th dig

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Adi Denu reached history on Sept. 21 against Shoals when she slammed her 1,000th career kill. On Saturday, she added another noteworthy accomplishment to her Northeast Dubois volleyball career.


Denu recorded her 1,000th dig as the Jeeps finished third at the Boonville Invitational.

Northeast Dubois (19-4) defeated Evansville Bosse, Perry Central and Evansville Mater Dei in two sets apiece while falling to Castle in two sets. Denu’s 1,000th dig came in the team’s lone defeat.

Denu tallied 21 digs across the four matches, also contributing 32 kills. Kortney Quinn added 33 kills for the Jeeps, while Chloe Terwiske posted 86 assists on the day.




The rest of the Thursday’s best in local prep sports:


Ranger girls win title: Claire Mehling and Josie Berg finished 1-2 in the Pocket Athletic Conference girls cross country meet, lifting Forest Park to a league title.

Mehling completed Southridge’s course in 19:18 to run away with individual honors. Berg completed her race in 20:19, and the duo was complemented by Magda Alvis in fourth (21:10), Abby Hauser in eighth (21:44) and Mayson VanMeter in ninth (22:00).

The Rangers scored 24 points, easily outpacing runner-up Gibson Southern (67).

The host Raiders placed third with 96 points on the back of four top-20 finishes: Brooklyn Tretter in 12th (22:13), Alex Hasenour in 13th (22:24), Brooklyn Motteler in 17th (22:41) and Evie Hasenour in 19th (22:50).

Heritage Hills placed fifth with 108 points, paced by Caitlin Lueken in third place (20:37) and Katie Winkler in seventh position (21:30).

On the boys side, Heritage Hills (87) took third behind champion Tell City (24) and runner-up Gibson Southern (73).

Mitchell Hopf crossed the finish line in third place with a time of 15:59, while teammate Noah Hufnagel grabbed fifth place in 16:20.

Forest Park was the fifth-place team with 109 points, led by Dustin Luebbehusen in eighth (16:51) and Ben Becher in 15th (17:37).

Southridge managed sixth place with the help of Cameron Giles in 13th (17:26).

Jeep boys take third: Strong grouping helped the Northeast Dubois boys cross country team to third at the Blue Chip Conference meet, hosted by Barr-Reeve.

The Jeeps scored 56 points, finishing behind the Barr-Reeve (27) and South Knox (54). After the hosts took the top three individual spots, Northeast Dubois’ Jeb Knies (fourth, 16:50), Nathan Schnell (fifth, 16:55) and Jaydon Arnold (sixth, 17:00) crossed the line next.

In the girls race, the Jeeps took fourth place with 101 points. Barr-Reeve was the champion with 30 points.

Shelby Livingston managed ninth place in 21:13 to lead Northeast Dubois.

Forest Park boys silenced: Pike Central used a first-half tally to defeat Forest Park boys soccer 1-0 in Bretzville. The Rangers closed their regular season 3-12-1, including 3-4 in Pocket Athletic Conference play.

Merkel scores twice: Northeast Dubois boys soccer overcame a Corydon Central rally bid to take a 3-2 victory in a road regular-season finale.

The Jeeps (13-2-1) received goals in the first half from Brandon Merkel and Alan Kerstiens, but Corydon Central netted the second half’s first two goals to tie the contest.

Merkel then struck again to give the Jeeps their eventual winner.

Louden, Rangers cruise: Emma Louden found the net four times for the Forest Park girls soccer team, carrying it to a 9-0 home win over Pike Central and capping the regular season.

The Rangers (9-6-1, 4-2 Pocket Athletic Conference) led 5-0 at halftime and never looked back.

Louden’s effort was supported by two goals from Denai Sicard, two strikes by Kenlee Gehlhausen and a goal from Lauren Jahn.

Jeep girls fall short: A late rally from Northeast Dubois girls soccer was not enough in a 6-2 loss at Corydon Central, capping the regular season.

The Jeeps (4-11) trailed 4-0 at halftime, but Abby Uebelhor and Susanna Fravell each tallied in the second period for Northeast Dubois, with Fravell’s marker coming on a penalty kick.

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