Prep sports wrap: 1/28

From Herald Staff Reports

It was a successful day for the Heritage Hills wrestling team as they will send nine wrestlers to next weekend’s regional tournament at Evansville North.

Several close basketball games and a boys swimming invitational tournament also highlighted this weekend’s prep sports action.



Pats have successful sectional: The Heritage Hills wrestling team travelled to Castle High School on Saturday morning for the Castle Sectional meet.

The Patriots placed third overall with 192 points (behind first place Castle and second place Boonville) and will also send nine wrestlers to next weekend’s regional meet at Evansville North.

Four Heritage Hills wrestlers were individual sectional champions — Sam Scott defeated Castle’s Devin Casebolt by a 7-2 decision in the 120-pound class, Beau Heeke defeated Boonville’s Zach Davis by a 4-0 decision in the 132-pound group, Phoenix Rodgers defeated South Spencer’s Brenden Moore by an 8-1 decision in the 182-pound class and Aidian Rea defeated Evansville Memorial’s Brock Combs in the 285-pound class by pin.

Also advancing to the regional round was Braxton Hayes (113, 3rd), Nathan Lamar (152, 4th), Levi Hexamer (160, 4th), George Green (170, 2nd) and Zayne Havener (195, 3rd).

Boys Basketball


Raiders 71, Hatchets 70: The Southridge boys basketball team had a thrilling finish at the Hatchet House in Washington on Saturday evening.

Southridge found themselves down 65-55 with 1:02 remaining but they got the ball for the final possession of the night trailing 70-68 with about five seconds left.

Then, the Hatchets were introduced to Colson Montgomery — the sophomore forward finished with 35 points and hit the game-winning three-pointer as time expired to give Southridge the victory.

Jaden Hayes added 19 points (15 points from downtown) and Joe LaGrange finished with 15.

Jeeps 55, Trojans 46: Entering the fourth quarter, Northeast Dubois found themselves hanging on to a two-point lead against Blue Chip foe Wood Memorial.

However, the Jeeps used a 20-13 advantage in the final period to pull ahead late and end their three-game losing skid.

Reece Bauer tied his season-high with 23 points while Ethan Ziegler was also in double figures with 11 points.

Patriots 85, Rebels 39: It was a dominating Saturday evening for the Heritage Hills boys basketball team as they defeated South Spencer in the annual Spencer County War to improve to 16-1 to start the season.

The Pats jumped out to a 24-2 lead after one quarter of play and led 49-22 at the halftime break and never looked back from there.

Murray Becher led all scorers with 22 points while Blake Sisley added 17, Carson Leibering scored a career-high 15 points off the bench and Simon Scherry added 11 points.



Cats, Pats compete at Mount Vernon: The Jasper and Heritage Hills boys swim teams travelled south to compete in the Mount Vernon Invitational. Heritage Hills placed third with a score of 194 while Jasper placed fifth with a score of 174.

For the Wildcats, this meet was a fun one as the boys got to swim some different events they usually don’t compete in. Some high points for Jasper was Seth Eckert who continues to improve with his diving skills as well as Alex Ramirez who is rebounding from suffering a broken wrist earlier in the season.

Raife Milligan had the best finish for the Cats as he placed third in both the 200 freestyle and 100 freestyle.

For Heritage Hills, the Patriots had two first place finishers — Gavin Fuchs in the 500 freestyle and Dominic Williams in the 100 breaststroke. The 200 medley relay team of Fuchs, Williams, Ethan Roos and Josh Halvorson and the 400 freestyle relay team of Halvorson, Roos, Fuchs and Jacob Schmidt both placed second.

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