Prep sports wrap: 12/3December 2, 2018
From Herald Staff Reports
This past weekend was a busy one for our local sports teams as a few basketball teams hit the road and swim and wrestling teams traveled to compete in invitationals.
Here’s a brief rundown of this weekend’s prep sports action.
Marksmen 60, Rangers 40: The Forest Park boys basketball team started out hot on the road against Pocket Athletic Conference foe Tell City but were outscored mightily in the second half.
After gaining a 20-19 lead in the first quarter, the Rangers mustered just 20 points in the remaining three quarters as Tell City cruised to victory.
The Marskmen shot 63 percent from the field (65 percent from three-point) as their hot shooting carried them to the win.
Curt Hopf led the Rangers with 17 points and six rebounds while Reid Steffe added 10 points and Isaac Uebelhor added nine points and six rebounds.
Wildcats 72, Bears 36: After a stretch of a few tough games, the Jasper girls basketball team had a collective bounce back effort as their strong shooting and smart play led them to a rout of Evansville Central on the road.
Brooke Nottingham led the Wildcats with 26 points as she shot an impressive 6-of-9 from three-point line while Kortney Ruhe finished with 11 points and seven rebounds.
Defensively for the Cats it was Nottingham, Reagan Egbert and Meredith Hilgefort leading the way with four steals each as they forced 26 Central turnovers.
Cats place second at relays: The Jasper boys swimming team traveled to Tell City to compete in the Marksmen Boys Relay invitational on Saturday. The Cats placed second with 94 points, Mount Vernon was first with 108 total points.
Three Jasper relay teams took home first place trophies at the invite — the 250 freestyle relay (Evan Mehringer, Abraham DeLaCruz, Jack Henke, Raife Milligan), the 200 stroke/free relay (Mehringer, DeLaCruz, Drew O’Neil, Jake Scotanus) and the 400 freestyle relay (Henke, Mehringer, Milligan, Connor Nolan).
Cats place fifth at Reitz: The Jasper wrestling team traveled to the Reitz Hill Classic on Saturday where they placed fifth overall as a team with 148.5 points. McCracken County (Ky.) was the overall team winner with 223.5 points.
Jasper had a few strong individual performances on the day. Zachary Flynn (182) went 4-1 to place second overall in his weight class as he posted four straight first period pins and double-digit takedowns. Will Collon (220) won two come-from-behind matches by pin to surge all the way to second place. Cameron Eckstein (120) and Ian Giesler (132) both went 4-1 to take home third place in their respective weight classes.
Rangers take fourth at North Knox: The Forest Park wrestling team placed 4th out of 10 teams at the North Knox Individual Tourney this past weekend. The Rangers sent four kids into the finals and two into the consolation round.
Isaac Brosmer was the champion in the 106-pound weight class with a 3-0 record while Isaac Fuhrman (120), Dylan Niehaus (132) and Cole Mohr (138) were all runner-ups in their respective classes with 3-1 records.
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