Pats remain on PAC high; Alices stop Cats’ run

From Herald Staff Reports

The beat rolls on for the Heritage Hills boys golf team, and there wasn’t much standing between the Patriots and yet another conference crown on their home course Saturday.











The Pats filed their ninth consecutive Pocket Athletic Conference title and their 19th overall by posting a 335 at Christmas Lake Golf Course, 21 strokes clear of runner-up North Posey (356), which edged Forest Park (361) for second place. Southridge (394) was seventh ahead of South Spencer (441) and Tecumseh (490), while Tell City (369), Gibson Southern (371) and Pike Central (382) claimed fourth through sixth, respectively.

 Heritage Hills also collected the top solo honors, as Patriot senior Alex Gordon tucked away medalist honors by firing a 79 to win by two strokes. The Patriots placed all five golfers in the top 10 individually, as Rylan Cox carded an 84 for fourth place, Creek Talbott and Josh Nelson shot matching 86s to tie for seventh, and Dakota Deller’s 87 earned him ninth place.

With an 85, Forest Park’s Evan Weyer tied for fifth place individually and notched all-conference honors for the second straight year. Zach Wendholt (88) tied for 10th place, while Bryce Brosmer (91), Aaron White (97) and Colin Lane (98) completed the Ranger scorecard.

For Southridge, Drew Dearing posted an 88 to land at 10th individually, while Brayden Wibbeler (96), Tristan Boerner (104), Coby Reller (106) and Michael Kappner (111) followed for the Raiders.

Big Eight Conference Meet: Vincennes Lincoln halted Jasper’s championship run at five in a row, as the Alices boasted the meet medalist in Jack Cunningham (73) and shot a 318 to finish 11 strokes ahead of the Wildcats (329). Mount Vernon (351), Princeton (375), Boonville (381) and Washington (392) rounded out the six-team field at Christmas Lake Golf Course.

Jasper senior Carson Pierce registered the second-best score of the day with a 77, while Jack Bies and Bryan Hagan both turned in an 83, Matt Lottes supplied an 86 and Evan Wolfe came in at 95 for the Wildcats.

Stone Creek quadrangular: Northeast Dubois (221) arrived ahead of West Washington (233) and behind Paoli (175) and Orleans (177) in a four-team gathering at Stone Creek Golf Club in Bedford as Cole Scherzinger (53) and Lucas Gutgsell (54) led the Jeeps.


Jeeps 10, Bluejackets 0, five innings: Northeast Dubois catcher Harlee Zehr posted two RBIs and finished 2-for-3, and her battery mate Carly Terwiske went 1-for-2 and hurled a shutout as the Jeeps stopped Mitchell in Dubois. Taylin Friedman also finished 1-for-2 at the dish for the Jeeps (9-8).

Evansville Central Invitational: Forest Park found first-inning success grabbing 2-0 leads in the first inning against both North Knox and Mount Vernon, but the Rangers (9-15) dropped both as Mount Vernon eased away 11-2 and North Knox charged back to knock off the Rangers 9-5. Kylie Giesler, Macie Zink and Hana Franchville each notched two hits and combined for four RBIs in the North Knox game, while Taylor Bayer and Sam Jarboe drove in Forest Park’s runs against Mount Vernon.

Daviess County (Ky.) Invitational: Heritage Hills (10-12) twice sustained one-run heartbreak in its two games at Owensboro, falling 12-11 to Hancock County and 6-5 to Pleasure Ridge Park in a pair of skirmishes against Kentucky foes. Lauren Caswell (three RBIs) and Maddie Fuller both tagged three hits to pace the Pats against PRP, while freshmen Brianna Quinn (three RBIs) and Emma Eubank (3-for-4, two RBIs) stoked the offense versus Hancock County.

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