Patriots win 11th straight PAC boys golf title

From Herald Staff Reports

Saturday’s prep sports action saw several games and matches including the area golf teams competing in their conference tournaments.

One local program continued an impressive streak with its 11th consecutive conference title. Here’s a brief rundown of what you might have missed.


Patriots win 11th straight title: The Heritage Hills boys golf team secured its 11th consecutive Pocket Athletic conference championship by finishing with a score of 329 at Christmas Lake Golf Course on Saturday. North Posey and Pike Central rounded out the top three with Southridge coming home fifth and Forest Park placing sixth.

Heritage Hills’ Rylan Cox tied North Posey’s Caleb Wassmer for match medalist honors with a 76. Southridge was led by Michael Kappner and Aidan Blessinger who both fired 88’s while Forest Park was paced by Brant Tretter’s 80.

All-conference golfers were Caleb Wassmer (North Posey), Rylan Cox (Heritage Hills), Noah Onyett (Pike Central), Brant Tretter (Forest Park), Ethan Kane (Heritage Hills), Colin Noble (Tell City), Carter Cox (Heritage Hills) and Josh Nelson (Heritage Hills).

Cats place second at Big Eight meet: The Jasper boys golf team just narrowly missed out on a second straight Big Eight conference title. The Wildcats finished just 13 strokes behind first place Washington.

Jack Bies paced the Cats with a 77, the second best overall score in the meet. Avery Hollinden (81), Landon Kissel (87), Nick Buechlein (100) and Luke Ackerman (105) rounded out Jasper’s scoring.


Patriots 8, Rangers 0: In a battle of Pocket Athletic Conference foes, Heritage Hills shut out Forest Park in Ferdinand to improve to 16-4 on the season.

Heritage Hills’ Simon Scherry improved to 6-0 on the mound with the shutout victory as he gave up just six hits while striking out five batters.

Noah Chesnut had the lone extra-base hit in the game, a double for the Patriots. Gavin Knust took the loss on the mound for Forest Park.

Raiders fall in doubleheader: The Southridge baseball team was defeated in both games of a doubleheader by Silver Creek, a team that’s receiving votes in the Class 3A coaches poll.

The Raiders dropped the first game of the doubleheader 5-3 and fell 9-6 in the second game.

Southridge’s record currently sits at 13-6.


Raiders 13, Tigers 1: The Southridge softball team had a dominating victory over Princeton this past weekend.

Kennedy Nalley, Macie Marley, Peyton Nalley, Mikah Goeppner, Briley King, Kolby Jones and Megan Buechler all had multiple hits in the win. Nalley recorded her sixth home run of the season in the victory and also added a triple. King and Rachel Trent also both had triples in the victory.

Myah Montgomery struck out seven batters on the mound while giving up just three hits for her fourth win of the season.

Rangers 6, Warriors 4: Forest Park finished the Evansville Central Invitational with a 2-0 record after defeating North Knox. The Rangers advanced to the title game but it was cancelled due to rain.

Kylie Giesler was 3-for-3 in the victory with a double, three RBIs and a run scored. Allyson Werner, Macie Zink, Kennedy Sermersheim and Lydia Hauser all also had multi-hit games.

Ali Welp struck out five in the victory on the mound for Forest Park.

Raiders 3, Patriots 0: Heritage Hills had a tough outing at the Daviess County (Ky.) Invitational as they fell to a tough Warren East (Ky.) team, 3-0.

The Patriots mustered just two hits in the loss as Mariah Zoglman and Brianna Quinn both had singles for Heritage Hills.

Kyla Peter struck out five and only walked one batter for Heritage Hills but she also gave up seven hits and two earned runs in the loss.

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