Prep sports wrap: 11/19

From Herald Staff Reports

This past weekend was a busy one for local sports teams as Jasper girls basketball traveled south to Evansville, the Wildcat and Heritage Hills swim teams participated in an invitational and Forest Park opened up their wrestling season.

Here’s a brief rundown of Saturday’s prep sports action.

Girls Basketball
Tigers 52, Wildcats 44
: The Jasper girls basketball team played tough with Class 3A No. 5 Evansville Memorial on Saturday afternoon but the Cats fell just short in their battle with the Tigers.

Jasper held a lead after the first quarter and trailed by just a point at the halftime break but the Tigers pulled away for an eight-point victory in the second half.

Kortney Ruhe led Jasper with 17 points and eight rebounds while Reagan Egbert finished with eight points and nine rebounds. Claire Knies also added eight points.

Peyton Murphy led Evansville Memorial with 19 points while Soffia Rieckers added 14.

Girls Swimming
Cats, Pats compete at Mt. Vernon
: The Jasper and Heritage Hills girls swim teams competed at the Mount Vernon Invitational this past weekend. The Wildcats placed 6th overall with a score of 109 while the Patriots placed 10th with a score of 13. Evansville Memorial won with a score of 258.

Jasper was led by Carmina Armstrong who had two first place finishes — a 25.67 in the 50-yard freestyle and a 56.05 in the 100-yard freestyle. Zoe Biggs also placed high for the Wildcats as she finished third in diving.

Heritage Hills was led by Elizabeth Williams who placed fifth overall in diving.



Rangers open season at invite: The Forest Park wrestling team opened its season this past weekend as they traveled to compete in the Bedford North Lawrence Invitational. The Rangers placed 3rd as they defeated New Albany (54-26), Bedford North Lawrence (54-30) and Mount Vernon (52-24). They lost to North Harrison (72-12) and Indianapolis Washington (59-12).

Patrick Recker (113), Logan Ferguson (113), Dylan Niehaus (120), Travis Haug (126) were all undefeated on the weekend while Isaac Brosmer (106) and Austin Hoppenjans (160) lost just once.

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