Local swimmers end season in Indianapolis

From Herald Staff Reports

The swim season for six local swimmers came to an end on Friday night at the IUPUI Natatorium on Indianapolis at the IHSAA Boys Swimming State Final preliminary heats.

Jasper’s Max Henke and Jason Fleck along with Heritage Hills’ Gavin Fuchs and the 400 freestyle relay team of Sam Martin, Sam Pinckert, Andrew Sadler and Fuchs wrapped up their seasons on Friday night.

Henke swam a 2:02.38 in the 200 individual medley finishing 35th while Fleck broke his own school record once again by swimming a 51.80 in the 100 butterfly and finished 22nd in the field.

For Heritage Hills, the 400 freestyle relay team swam a time of 3:15.47 but were disqualified while Fuchs finished 28th in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:54.66.

The Patriots will still have one member left to compete tomorrow as diver Austin Schnuck will participate in the diving preliminaries at 9 a.m.

Here’s what else happened in Friday night’s prep sports action:

Raiders end season on high note
After losing four straight games, the Southridge boys basketball team now has some positive mojo to take into their sectional game next Friday evening as they defeated Boonville 63-41 to end the streak at four and find a way to finish the regular season off strong.

Southridge started off with a 20-12 first quarter lead but the second quarter is when they truly did their damage.

The Raiders (10-13) outscored the Pioneers 19-4 in the period to take a 39-16 lead in to the halftime break and that deficit would be just a little too much for Boonville to overcome.

Southridge would once again outscore the Pioneers 15-11 in the third quarter before Boonville cut into the lead a bit in the fourth quarter but it wasn’t nearly enough to comeback and get the victory.

The Raiders had a balanced attack on the offensive end with junior Jaden Hayes leading the way with 20 points while Colson Montgomery added 16, Joe LaGrange added 14 and Garrett Voegerl finished with seven.

The Raiders will play the winner of Pike Central and Sullivan on Friday night at 6:30 p.m. at Huntinburg Memorial Gymnasium for their first sectional game.

Pats cruise past Commodores
At halftime, the Heritage Hills boys basketball team found themselves in a tight battle in Leopold.

The Patriots led just 31-28 over Perry Central at halftime but in the third quarter something really started clicking for Murray Becher and the Pats.

Heritage Hills (20-3) outscored the Commodores 19-2 in the third quarter to take a commanding 50-30 lead heading into the final period where the Patriots would wrap things up with a 56-40 victory.

After a few low scoring games, Murray Becher was back on top of his game on Friday night as he finished with a game-high 24 points while Simon Scherry and Mitchel Becher both finished with eight points each.

The Pats will play their first sectional game on Tuesday night in Boonville as they’ll battle Class 3A No. 7 Evansville Memorial on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. EST.




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