Jeeps’ fervent pace carries on with sixth sweep

From Herald Staff Reports

Six up, six down. It’s been a fast and efficient season thus far for the Northeast Dubois boys tennis team.


The Jeeps disposed of North Daviess 5-0 Tuesday in Elnora, losing just two games in five matches. After six outings, the Jeeps (6-0) have lost just two sets on the season.

The doubles pairings of William Schepers and Tristan Linne at No. 1 and Ethan Kieffner and Patrick Betz at No. 2 established the tone with 6-0, 6-0 sweeps, and Cayden Knies cruised by the same score at No. 3 singles. Tyler Haas breezed past Braden Lawyer 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 singles and Gage Knies was likewise a 6-0, 6-1 victor at No. 2 for the Jeeps.

In other boys tennis:

Vikings 3, Raiders 2: Barr-Reeve cornered a 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 comeback win at No. 1 doubles to slip past Southridge in Montgomery.

Southridge senior Tyler Gray defeated John Cangelosi 6-1, 6-3 in the lone singles victory for the Raiders (1-4), and the Raider No. 2 doubles tandem of Evan Julian and Corbin Neu added the other win with a 7-5, 6-1 victory over Colten Lottes and Zach Graber.


Mount Vernon 3, Jasper 1: In a rematch of the Class 3A regional contest each of the last two seasons, Jasper fell to Mount Vernon 25-11, 15-25, 25-15, 25-16 in a Big Eight Conference matchup in Posey County.

Tori Sermersheim led Jasper (1-3, 0-2) with 19 kills, followed by Elisabeth Ahlbrand with 11. Michala Flamion held down the backline with 18 digs, with Sermersheim and Mariah Moeller adding 15 and 13, respectively. Emma Stout recorded three blocks for Jasper and Teyah Leinenbach recorded 37 assists while Ahlbrand also had two aces.

Lions 3, Raiders 0: Class 1A No. 4 Loogootee hung a 25-18, 25-7, 25-14 setback on Southridge as the Raiders (1-10) accepted their seventh straight defeat.

Southridge racked up plenty of defensive stats in its bid to hang close, as Maddie Lubbehusen posted 23 digs and Elli Schank and Gabby Ingram both added seven more. Sydney Altmeyer paired four kills with four blocks and Grace Kappner passed around 12 assists for the Raiders.


Commodores 3, Jeeps 1: In its second visit to Perry Central in four days after also competing in a Saturday invitational there, Northeast Dubois jumped on the Class 2A No. 2 Commodores early before Perry Central settled in for a 22-25, 25-14, 25-19, 25-19 verdict.

The Jeeps (4-5) were paced by Kendra Jacob with 17 kills, while Emily Lueken added 10 and Haley Brinkman and Katelyn Helming both recorded three. Jenna Stemle had 26 digs for Northeast Dubois, followed by Lueken with 16 and Jacob and Talia Terwiske with 10 apiece. Helming tossed in two blocks as well while Terwiske offered 27 assists.

Southridge meet: The host Raider girls won their second consecutive meet and the boys finished second at the five-team gathering.

The Raider girls recorded 28 points and swept the three top individual spots. Aubrey Main finished first (21:55), followed closely by Lauren Meyer (22:03) in second and Casey Lamb (22:11) in third. Judith Ott added a 10th-place finish for the Raiders, who outdistanced Princeton (51), Boonville (51), Springs Valley (87) and South Spencer (no team score).

In the boys meet, the Raiders finished with 41 behind Boonville (18) while Springs Valley and South Spencer competed but didn’t record team scores. Chase Bland (18:52) placed third for Southridge while Louis Dubon and Jayden Montgomery were eighth and ninth, respectively.

Wildcats 230, Marksmen 277: Jasper’s usual cast received a rest as the Wildcats still eased by Tell City at Jasper Municipal Golf Course behind a 51 from Natalie Hopf, a 54 from Hannah Erny and a 55 from Madylin Horney.

Rangers 7, Marksmen 1: Joel Weyer landed his first goal of the season and tacked on three assists in Forest Park’s Pocket Athletic Conference runaway at Tell City. Dakota Begle, Austin Bromm and Alex Russell each provided two goals for the Rangers (4-1-1, 2-0), who snagged their fourth straight win.

Titans 1, Patriots 0: Gibson Southern made a first-half score stand up to hand host Heritage Hills (3-3, 0-2 Pocket Athletic Conference) its third straight one-goal setback.

Highlanders 2, Wildcats 0: Floyd Central booted in two goals after halftime to halt a four-game win streak for Jasper (4-2).

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