Prep sports wrap: 1/21January 20, 2019
From Herald Staff Reports
One local team secured their first conference title since 2004 while two others kept their streak alive.
Local prep sports were in abundance this weekend, even with the inclement weather forcing the rescheduling of a few events. Here’s a brief rundown of this weekend’s prep sports action.
Jasper 55, Mount Vernon 43: The Jasper girls basketball team remained perfect in Big Eight play with a victory on Saturday against the Wildcats of Mount Vernon. With a victory against Princeton this week, Jasper would win its first Big Eight title since 2012.
Reagan Egbert had a big game for Jasper as she finished with a double-double as she totaled 12 points and 11 rebounds. Kortney Ruhe also had a solid outing as she finished with 16 points and seven rebounds.
Jeeps 48, Commodores 36: In a game that was chock full of fouls and free-throw attempts, the Northeast Dubois girls basketball team made 23-of-35 free throws to defeat Perry Central at home on Saturday.
The Jeeps had a five-point lead at the halftime break but held Perry Central to just three third quarter points as they had a strong second half to pull away with the win.
Hadley Fuhrman tied her season-high with 20 points in the win while Madison Cave added nine points.
Cats sweep boys, girls titles: The Jasper boys and girls swim teams swept the Big Eight conference championships on Saturday as both the boys and girls won their overall titles.
The boys defeated Boonville by just one point (333-332) to take home their sixth consecutive conference crown. The girls defeated second place Mount Vernon by 10 points (373-363) for their first Big Eight title since 2004.
Jasper’s didn’t have any first place finishers on the boys side but had several second place finishers including Connor Nolan (200 individual medley), Raife Milligan (100 freestyle), Abe Eckman (500 freestyle) and the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relay teams.
For the girls, Carmina Armstrong took home first place finishes in both the 50 and 100 freestyle while Megan Matheis was the individual champion in the 100 breaststroke.
Pats take home PAC title: The Heritage Hills boys swim team won their second straight conference title on Saturday at Tecumseh by finishing first overall with 324 points. Southridge was fifth place with 119 points while Forest Park was eighth with 26 points.
On the girls side, Tell City defeated second place Southridge 261 to 237.5. Heritage Hills placed fourth with 172 points while Forest Park was eighth with 62 points.
No individual results were reported from this meet.
Cats place second at Vincennes: The Jasper wrestling team placed second at the Big Eight Conference meet at Vincennes Lincoln this past weekend with 175 points. Mount Vernon won the conference title with 207 points.
Three Jasper wrestlers did place first in their individual classes, however. Ian Giesler (132), Zachary Flynn (182) and Quade Popp (285) all took home first place honors.
Raiders, Pats, Rangers compete: The Southridge, Heritage Hills and Forest Park wrestling teams competed in the Pocket Athletic Conference meet on Saturday but none of them were able to top Gibson Southern.
The Titans won the conference meet with a score of 236.5 while Heritage Hills placed third (217), Southridge placed fifth (203) and Forest Park placed ninth (61.5).
Southridge had three individual champions (Brad Springer - 152, Sam Schroeder - 170, Wyatt Kramer - 285) and Heritage Hills had two individual champs (Sam Scott - 120, Phoenix Rodgers - 182). Forest Park’s Isaac Brosmer was the Rangers highest placing finisher as he placed second in the 106-pound weight class.
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