Class 3A: Jasper vs. Corydon Central

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    Jasper head coach Matt Pryor jumped into the team's game of "taps" to grab the ball before facing Corydon Central in the semistate semifinal game in Jasper on Saturday. Jasper lost 5-4. Marlena Sloss/The Herald

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    After Jasper's sectional and regional wins, the team put bags of dirt from the field inside their "Wildcat Swagger" jar. Before the semistate semifinal, Taylor Mitchell spread energy from the jar as Madeline Springer, center, and Emily Heim, right, reached towards her in Jasper on Saturday. Marlena Sloss/The Herald

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    Before Jasper's semistate semifinal game, Jasper cooled off with electrolyte popsicles. Emily Heim laughed as a popsicle nearly dripped on Mia Werner, right, before the Wildcats faced Corydon Central in Jasper on Saturday. Jasper lost 5-4. Marlena Sloss/The Herald

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    Jasper players held hands while praying before facing Corydon Central in the semistate semifinal game in Jasper on Saturday. Jasper lost 5-4. Marlena Sloss/The Herald

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    Jasper's Taylor Mitchell was announced before the Wildcats faced Corydon Central in the semistate semifinal game in Jasper on Saturday. Jasper lost 5-4. Marlena Sloss/The Herald

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    Jasper's Rachel Gress batted in the first inning against Corydon Central in the semistate semifinal game in Jasper on Saturday. Jasper lost 5-4. Marlena Sloss/The Herald

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    Jasper's Hailey Hurst prepared to bat against Corydon Central in the semistate semifinal game in Jasper on Saturday. Jasper lost 5-4. Marlena Sloss/The Herald

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    To keep cool, Madison Shumaker of Jasper, 10, stayed in the shade under her umbrella and mini fan while watching Jasper's semistate softball game with her sister Jaclynn, 8, and her mother Tracy in Jasper on Saturday. Both Shumakers play softball and like to watch the high school games. Marlena Sloss/The Herald

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    Jasper's Rachel Gress threw to first base against Corydon Central in the semistate semifinal game in Jasper on Saturday. Jasper lost 5-4. Marlena Sloss/The Herald

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    Paige Werner, left, and her mother Gretchen Werner, both of Jasper, cheered on the Wildcats as they faced Corydon Central in the semistate semifinal game in Jasper on Saturday. Gretchen, who wore the Jasper softball slippers that are passed between parents when their daughter graduates, is the mother of Grace Werner and aunt of Mia Werner. Marlena Sloss/The Herald

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    Jasper's Meredith Hilgefort smiled after tagging out Corydon Central's Alexis Orme in the sixth inning of the semistate semifinal game in Jasper on Saturday. Jasper lost 5-4. Marlena Sloss/The Herald

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    Jasper's Emily Heim held a wet towel to the neck of Kendyl Ruhe as the Wildcats faced Corydon Central in the semistate semifinal game in Jasper on Saturday. Jasper lost 5-4. Marlena Sloss/The Herald

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    Jasper softball signs lined the road to the field while Jasper faced Corydon Central in the semistate semifinal game in Jasper on Saturday. Marlena Sloss/The Herald

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    After losing to Corydon Central 5-4 in the semistate semifinal, Jasper's Mia Werner, right, and Rachel Gress embraced in the locker room in Jasper on Saturday. Marlena Sloss/The Herald

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    After losing to Corydon Central 5-4 in the semistate semifinal, Jasper's Mia Werner, right, and Grace Werner embraced in the locker room in Jasper on Saturday. Marlena Sloss/The Herald