Prep sports wrap: 10/1September 30, 2018
From Herald Staff Reports
Sectional action and conference cross country meets were among the many local events over the weekend.
Here’s a brief rundown of what you might have missed this past weekend in local prep sports.
Unified Flag Football Sectional
Cats clinch title: The Jasper unified flag football team clinched a sectional championship on Saturday by defeating Floyd Central 40-28 in the semifinal and then cruised past Evansville Central 43-8 in the championship.
The Wildcats will go on to face Bedford North Lawrence in the regional as the Stars defeated Mooresville 48-12 in their sectional championship on Saturday.
Cats take home Big Eight title: The Jasper boys and girls cross country teams both came away with first place trophies at the Big Eight conference meet on Saturday in Jasper.
The boys finished first place with 42 points while the girls took home the championship trophy with 18 points.
Jackson Miller (second place), Drew O’Neil (third) and Abe Eckman (eighth) were all-conference for the Cats boys team. The girls had seven-all conference members honored — Andi VanMeter (first place), Alyssa Skorge (second), Kelsea Skorge (fourth), Amanda Schnell (fifth), Mayson VanMeter (sixth), Alexis Christiansen (seventh) and Leah Schnell (eighth).
No times were listed.
Ranger girls take first: At the Pocket Athletic Conference meet in Tell City on Saturday, the Forest Park girls cross country team won their fourth conference title in a row with a score of 21. Heritage Hills placed second with a 62 while Southridge was sixth with a 120.
For the boys, Tell City took first with a 37 while Heritage Hills placed third (90), Forest Park was fourth (111) and Southridge came home sixth (115).
Forest Park’s Claire Mehling took home the overall individual winner on the girls side with a time of 19:35 while Ellie Hall, Josie Berg and Magda Alvis all also placed in the top five. Katie Winkler (third, 20:30) was the highest placing Patriot and Brooklyn Tretter (eighth, 21:23) was the highest finishing Raider.
On the boys side, Heritage Hills’ Mitchell Hopf placed second (15:52) and Forest Park’s Spenser Wolf placed fourth (16:20). Southridge’s highest placing finisher was Dylan Bland who finished ninth (16:57).
Chargers 1, Rangers 0: Forest Park was in a tight battle with PAC foe Pike Central for the majority of Saturday afternoon but the Chargers scored with eight minutes to go on a penalty kick to seal the victory.
Zach Wahl recorded 15 saves in goal for the Rangers in the loss.
Jeeps 1, Panthers 1: Northeast Dubois and Corydon Central played to a draw on Saturday afternoon on a day where the Jeeps were honoring their seniors.
The Panthers struck first in the opening half but Vetle Fossen got the Jeeps on the board with 13 minutes left to play in the second half as he scored on a free kick 25 yards out. However, neither team was able to record another goal after that.
Rangers 2, Chargers 0: The Forest Park girls soccer team recorded another conference victory on Saturday to improve to 5-1 in the PAC by defeating Pike Central.
Leah Dilger and Denai Sicard scored for Forest Park in the victory while Sicard also recorded an assist.
Vincennes Rivet 1, Heritage Hills 0: In a battle of the Patriots, Vincennes Rivet came out on top on as they scored a second half goal to get past Heritage Hills.
For Heritage Hills, it was just their second loss on the season (their other defeat came against Evansville Mater Dei).
Rangers drop two matches: The Forest Park volleyball team traveled to Elizabeth for the Patty Shaffer Memorial tourney to face Springs Valley and Lanesville.
The Rangers were defeated in both matches as they fell 2-1 to the Blackhawks (15-25, 25-23, 3-15) and 2-0 to the Eagles (15-25, 24-26). No individual stats were available.
Jeeps split tourney matches: The Northeast Dubois volleyball team traveled to Boonville where they competed in four matches at the Warrick County Invitational.
The Jeeps defeated Loogootee 2-0 (25-21, 25-18) and Perry Central 2-0 (25-17, 25-24) but fell to Castle 0-2 (9-25, 12-25) and 1-2 to Boonville (27-25, 23-25, 12-15).
No individual statistics were reported.
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