Jeep rumble to relay crown

From Herald Staff Reports

For the Northeast Dubois girls track team, Friday night’s Dubois Relays offered a chance to have some fun while competing in quirky races like the shuttle hurdle relay and the 800-meter relay.

It was also a platform to show off the team’s ability, too.

Ashton Knies

The Jeeps won six events while pumping out 138 points and a first-place finish. Forest Park tied for second with Perry Central (115), and Paoli (38), Springs Valley (20) and Shoals (14) rounded out the six-team field.

The Jeeps swept both jumping events as Kateland Bailey and Brynn Hoffman combined to take first in the long jump and Ashton Knies and Aubrey Knies coupled to win the high jump. Bailey, Hoffman, Ashton Knies and Alicia Betz merged to form the first-place 400 relay team and Kaitlyn Bauer, Aubrey Marks, Kelli Reutman and Betz won the shuttle hurdle relay. The Jeeps also snagged wins in the freshmen/sophomore 1,600 relay (Jessica Kahle, Marks, Maddy Laux and Aubrey Knies), 800 relay and 800 medley relay.

Taylor Tretter and Devyn Tretter combined to win the pole vault for the Rangers, who also finished first in the 3,200 relay (Aliya Haake, Sabrina Becher, Emma Fraze and Shelby Louden), 1,600 relay (Jasmine Jacob, Fraze, Louden and Madisyn Hunt) and 400 freshmen relay (Hannah Gehlhausen, Miranda Sermersheim, Alyssa Gogel and Devyn Tretter).

Results were not provided for the boys meet.

Tigers 10, Wildcats 4: Jasper rallied twice in the first four innings but gave up six runs in the sixth and couldn’t recover in a Big Eight Conference loss to visiting Princeton.

The Cats (12-7, 3-2) secured their only lead of the game with two runs in the fourth for a 3-2 advantage before Princeton pounced for eight runs over the final three frames. Jessie Gudorf finished 2-for-3 and Abby Libbert and Allison Reckelhoff each smacked a double for the Cats.

Jasper hosts county rival Forest Park this afternoon as the Wildcats go for a season sweep of county rivals; the Wildcats topped Southridge 8-1 and Northeast Dubois 10-0 earlier this spring.

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