Jeeps prevail with twin wins from three swimmers

Herald Staff Reports


Evan Bauer, Caleb Scherzinger and Kobi Knies were among the busiest guys in the pool Tuesday. And Northeast Dubois needed every last drop of productivity out of the trio to prevail in its season-opening swim meet.

The three swimmers each plucked two individual victories and merged for two relay victories, tipping the Jeeps past Salem 52-47 at the Northeast Dubois pool. The Lions earned a split of the meet, taking the girls battle 95-51.

Individual victories arrived in convincing style, as Bauer won the 200-yard freestyle by 20 seconds and the 100 breaststroke by nearly five seconds. Knies also cruised in the 50 and 100 freestyle sprints, while Scherzinger logged the top time in the 200 individual medley and 500 freestyle. Justin Kahle joined in on the Jeep victories in the 200 medley relay and 200 free relay.

In the girls meet, Salem prevailed despite 1-2 Jeep finishes in a pair of events. Haley Brinkman captured first place in the 200 free and 100 backstroke with teammate Amanda Seng second in the 100 backstroke. Taylor Knight and Hannah Beckman logged the top two times in the 100 free for the Jeeps.

Wildcats 64, Rangers 29: After a 71-point binge against Loogootee on Saturday, Forest Park’s offense cooled against Class 3A No. 2 Evansville Mater Dei in Ferdinand.

Ashley Reckelhoff finished with a trio of 3-pointers for Class 2A No. 10 Forest Park, which yielded 20 points to Wildcat standout Maura Munsterman. The Indiana University commit connected on 9-of-19 field goals, and Mater Dei used a 24-point third quarter to break open a game the Wildcats led 24-13 at the half. Kereston Hochgesang chipped in with eight points and Lydia Lange added six for the Rangers (2-1).

Tigers 62, Patriots 49: Class 3A No. 6 Princeton jetted to a 44-20 halftime lead and dismissed visiting Heritage Hills despite a team-high 14 points from Patriot forward CJ Nance and 9-of-10 combined shooting from the Patriots’ Madi Fella (10 points) and Kayala Hoppenjans (eight points). Fella also recorded team-highs of four assists and four rebounds.

Greer Neff contributed nine points for the Patriots (2-2), while teammate Paige Priest added eight. Sophomore star Jackie Young paced the Tigers (4-0) with 20 points.

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