Jeeps win Evansville North Tennis Tournament

Gavin Leinenbach 

By Herald Staff

Northeast Dubois tennis saw lots of success Saturday at the Evansville North Tournament, with the Jeeps taking first place as a team and in a few categories.

They bested host Evansville North, Terre Haute North and North Posey for first place. Sophomore Aiden Buechler won the No. 2 singles, junior Gavin Leinenbach won the No. 3. singles and juniors Brayden Beck and Corbin Hurt won the No. 2 doubles.

Local runners have more success

Southridge, Northeast Dubois and Heritage Hills cross country all competed in the Crawford County Invite Saturday. Heritage Hills took second place on the boys side, with freshman Aiden Mattingly pacing the team with a sixth place finish at 17:40.13. Northeast Dubois rounded out the top five, as junior Brandon Schnell came in ninth at 18:06.33.

Heritage Hills came in fourth place on the girls side, while a couple of locals broke into the top 10. Southridge sophomore Kelsey Wibbeler was seventh with a time of 21:21.74, and Jeeps junior Sara Livingston ran a time of 21:35.24 to finish in eighth.

Meanwhile, Forest Park competed at Tom Sawyer Park in Louisville. Senior Spenser Wolf grabbed third place with a time of 15:19 in the seeded race on the boys side. Fellow senior Ellie Hall finished with a time of 19:59 in the seeded girls race to come in 31st.

The Rangers also took part in the varsity races, with the boys coming in sixth place out of 38 teams, while the girls did not have a team score.

Local ranked girls shine again

Forest Park’s girls bounced back from a 1-0 loss Sept. 16 to Gibson Southern with a 1-0 win at Washington. Senior Leah Dilger provided the lone goal, with senior Abbie Jahn contributing the assist. Northeast Dubois welcomed North Harrison for a doubleheader, with the Jeeps coming away with a 3-2 win. The Jeeps scored all three of their goals in the first half — with sophomore Landyn Rasche, senior Lexi Freyberger and junior Elizabeth Schepers accounting for the tallies.

Moises Ortiz

Fantastic finish

Jasper boys soccer had senior day Saturday against Southern Indiana Athletic Conference rival Evansville Reitz. It looked to be a stalemate until sophomore Moises Ortiz, with 1.7 seconds to go, scored the game’s only goal for a 1-0 Wildcats winner.

Southridge volleyball tournament

The Raiders put on a varsity tournament, and took a 2-0 win over Evansville Christian and edged North Knox, 2-1. Evansville North, however, was the champion, and topped Southridge, 2-0. Junior Bailey Keusch had 3 blocks and 21 kills, while senior Maddy Songer finished with 5 aces and 44 assists.

Where locals rank this week

The Indiana Soccer Coaches Association unveiled its weekly polls on Monday.

On the girls side, Forest Park fell to No. 2 Class 1A after taking its first loss of the season Sept. 16. Northeast Dubois came in at No. 8. Heritage Hills was once again ranked in Class 2A at No. 12.

Forest Park’s boys made a jump to No. 8 in Class 1A. The Rangers had been No. 14, but a 4-2 win at then-No. 11 Northeast Dubois caused the two teams to alter their status in the rankings. The Jeeps were ranked No. 16 in this week. In Class 2A, Heritage Hills came in at No. 9.

The Indiana Football Coaches Association came out with its latest poll on Monday, ranking Jasper No. 3 in Class 4A, and Heritage Hills No. 14 in Class 3A.

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