Prep sports wrap: 4/5

From Herald Staff Reports

While it appeared that rain was heading for the majority of Dubois County and the surrounding areas, most county sporting events were able to be finished in time before the showers began to fall.

Here’s a brief rundown of all of Thursday night’s prep sports action.


Knights 11, Raiders 4: Looking at the box score, you’d quickly see that Southridge outhit Castle 10-6 in Thursday’s home loss. However, the seven defensive errors doomed the Raiders.

Southridge fell behind 11-2 after the fourth early and were never able to fully recover. Colson Montgomery had a triple in the loss, Tucker Schank hit a double and Chase Taylor drove in three runs. Logan Seger is now 0-2 after the loss on the mound.

Rangers 5, Titans 4: The Forest Park baseball team was victorious in walk-off fashion — literally.

Tied 4-4 entering the bottom of the seventh inning, Reece Verkamp drew a bases-loaded walk to secure the Rangers first victory of the season.

Verkamp was 1-of-2 with two RBIs, Elliott Rothgerber was 2-of-4 with a double and Gavin Knust got the victory on the mound.

Hatchets 8, Patriots 7: The Heritage Hills baseball team saw their undefeated start to the season come to an end on Thursday in Washington.

No final statistics or box score were reported from this game.


Raiders defeat Braves, Commodores: The Southridge boys golf team opened up their season with a victory over Perry Central and Tecumseh on Thursday. Southridge fired a 179 as a team compared to Perry Central’s 193 and Tecumseh’s 215.

Southridge’s Coby Reller was the match medalist with a 41.

Hatchets 173, Rangers 177: In a match that came right down to the wire, the Forest Park boys golf team was defeated at Sultan’s Run Golf Club in Jasper by Washington.

Brant Tretter and Gavin Edele fired the best scores of the day for Forest Park as they both shot 43’s.


Patriots 10, Bears 8: Heritage Hills continued its impressive start to the season with a road victory over Evansville Central on Thursday.

The Patriots jumped out to a 10-3 lead early and held off a late charge from the Bears to secure the victory.

Lauren Caswell was 3-of-4 with two doubles and two RBIs, Emma Eubank was 2-of-5 with a triple and two RBIs while Mallory Garrison and Whitney Ward both added two RBIs each.


Pioneers 3, Wildcats 2: In a tough battle with one of the stronger teams in southern Indiana, Jasper was defeated by Providence at home on Thursday in the home opener.

The Pioneers were victorious at No. 1 and No. 2 singles as well as No. 1 doubles.

Rangers 4, Cardinals 1: The Forest Park girls tennis team recorded its first victory of the season by defeating Washington Catholic at home.

Hailey Marks (No. 2 singles), Leah Wilmes (No. 3 singles), Molly Lusk/Kaylee Uebelhor (No. 1 doubles) and Payton Dilger/Grace Wendholt (No. 2 doubles).

Titans 5, Patriots 0: In a tough home battle, the Heritage Hills girls tennis team was defeated in straight sets in all five matches by Gibson Southern.

The closest matches were No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles which were both defeated 6-2, 6-3. Mallory Tempel played at No. 2 singles and Liz Mehling/Avery Neff played at No. 1 doubles.

Track and Field

Cats defeat Rangers, Vikings: Both the Jasper boys and girls track and field teams continued their hot starts by defeating county foe Forest Park and Barr-Reeve in Ferdinand on Thursday. The boys were victorious 120 to 46 while the girls outscored Forest Park 103-33.

Jasper’s first place finishers on the boys side were Sam Kluemper (long jump), Mitch Kaiser (100m dash, 200m dash, pole vault), Ben Kizior (110m hurdles), Jadon Mehringer (shot put), Jackson Miller (1600m run), Reece Milligan (400m dash), Will Smith (800m run), Sam Leonard (high jump), Drew O’Neil (3200m run) and all three relay teams. Forest Park’s lone first place finisher was Alex Weyer in the 300m hurdles.

For the girls, Jasper’s first place finishers were Alyssa Skorge (1600m run, 3200m run), Brynn Schwartz (400m run, high jump), Kelsea Skorge (800m run), Zoe Biggs (200m dash), Marissa Bradley (discus, shot put), Aliyah Schwenk (long jump) and all three relay teams. Kately Englert was Forest Park’s lone first place finisher in the 300m hurdles.

Raiders split with Princeton: The Southridge boys and girls track and field teams competed against Princeton and North Posey for their home opener on Thursday. The girls were victorious 105 to 32 over the Tigers while the boys were defeated 82 to 62.

The boys had three first place finishers — the 3200m relay team of Dylan Bland, Cameron Giles, Sam Schroeder and Ricky Pflanz, Garrett Voegerl in the high jump and Jaden Hayes in the discus. Hayes broke his own school record with a distance of 163’4’’.

The girls had many first place finishers in the victory. They were Grace Sickbert (100m hurdles, 300m hurdles, long jump), Brooklyn Tretter (1600m run), Anna Altstadt (200m dash), Evie Hasenour (3200m run), Rose Tempel (shot put), Kennedy Siddons (discus) as well as the 400 and 3200m relay teams.

Jeep boys win; girls come up short: The Northeast Dubois boys track team was able to defeat Paoli by a margin of 79-53 but the girls were defeated in the narrowest of margins as they fell 66-65 at home.

First place finishers for the boys were Eli Lueken (100m dash), Dante Miller (110m hurdles, 300m hurdles), Nathan Schnell (1600m run, 800m run), Pierce Brinkman (3200m run), Trevor Seufert (discus), Carter Beckman (pole vault) and the 400m and 3200m relay teams.

For the girls, first place finishers were Adalie Prok (shot put, discus), Shelby Livingston (1600m run, 800m run), Sabrina Dunning (3200m run), Maggie Stephenson (high jump), Morgan Schepers (pole vault) and the 1600m relay team.

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