Prep sports wrap: 5/16

From Herald Staff Reports

The Heritage Hills’ girls tennis season came to an end but one individual will be moving on.

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


Rebels 3, Patriots 2: The Heritage Hills’ girls tennis season came to and end with a loss to county foe and conference rival South Spencer in Lincoln City on Wednesday.

Heritage Hills was victorious at No. 1 singles where Carly Sabelhaus defeated Lydia Chord 6-4, 2-6, 7-5 and No. 2 doubles where Liz Mehling and Emily Patmore defeated Maddie Brown and Lily Basham 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.

The Patriots lost at No. 2 singles as Jacy Jarboe defeated Kya Weatherholt 6-4, 7-6 (11-9), No. 3 singles where Baylee Kirchgessner won over Kaci Ayer 6-0, 7-5 and at No. 1 doubles as Morgan Toler and Allie Rutherford defeated Avery Neff and Mallory Tempel 6-0, 7-5.

With her win at the No. 1 singles spot, Sabelhaus advances on in the individual competition as she’ll competition in the IHSAA individual regional tournament.


Wildcats 10, Rebels 6: The Jasper baseball team continued their impressive season as they improved to 21-4 with a road victory over South Spencer on Wednesday.

The Cats took an early lead courtesy of a two-RBI double by Andrew Wallace. They expanded their lead shortly after as Wallace, Trevor Krapf and Carter Stamm all had RBI base hits to make it 6-3 through four innings.

After a fielder’s choice and another Krapf RBI made it 8-3, the Rebels made things interesting to close the gap at 8-6. However, a double from Jade Jochum, an RBI triple by Josh Weidenbenner and an RBI single from Eli Hopf helped seal the deal for Jasper.

Cam Kilian improved to 5-0 on the year with the victory on the mound. He gave up seven hits while striking out two and walking one.

Raiders 7, Jug Rox 6: Late Tuesday, the Southridge baseball team defeated Shoals at home in a close battle.

Colson Montgomery, Conner Oxley and Carson Niehaus all had multiple hits for the Raiders while Chase Taylor and Joe LaGrange had three and two RBIs, respectively.

Niehaus recorded his first W of the season on the mound as he entered the game in relief in the third inning to record the victory.

Marksmen 8, Rangers 6: Forest Park’s rough stretch continues after Wednesday night’s road loss to PAC foe Tell City.

The Rangers nearly erased an 8-3 deficit with a three-run top of the seventh but couldn’t tack on any more runs than that. Garret Jochem and Landon Nalley both went 2-for-3 with an RBI while Gavin Knust had his third solo home run of the year. Drew Howard also drove in a team-high two runs.

Elliott Rothgerber fell to 2-2 on the season with Wednesday night’s loss on the mound.

Patriots 10, Wolfpack 0: A night after a tough loss against Spencer County foe South Spencer, the Heritage Hills baseball team bounced back with a five-inning defeat of Crawford County.

Cole Neighbors, Cayden Kratzer and Nathan Lamar all had multiple hits for Heritage Hills while Grahm Turner drove in a team-high two runs.

Reece Gogel improved to 3-0 on the mound with a complete game victory for the Patriots.


Pats fall to Highlanders: The Heritage Hills boys golf team was defeated by Floyd Central in a three-team match at Christmas Lake Golf Course on Wednesday. The Highlanders were first with a score of 151, the Patriots were second with a 157 and Corydon Central was third with a 179.

Josh Nelson paced the Patriots with a 37 while Rylan Cox (39), Carter Cox (40), Ethan Kane (41), Aidian Rea (45) and Mitch Blasdel (49) rounded out the rest of Heritage Hills’ scoring.


Vikings 4, Raiders 0: The Southridge softball team was shutout by Pocket Athletic Conference rival North Posey on Wednesday night in Huntingburg.

Megan Buechler and Briley King notched the only two hits of the night for the Raiders as North Posey’s Lucy Brenton was dealing on the mound — she had 15 strikeouts while allowing just two hits, zero walks and no earned runs.

Lydia Genet and Myah Montgomery combined for nine strikeouts on the mound but Genet took the loss. She’s now 8-5 on the season.

Braves 2, Patriots 1: A night after being defeated 14-0 by Evansville Reitz, Heritage Hills nearly bounced back with a big victory but fell just short on the road against conference foe Tecumseh.

Heritage Hills’ ace Emma Eubank held the Braves to just two base hits but she was also accountable for Tecumseh’s two runs. She also struck out six batters in the loss.

Lauren Caswell had a pair of base knocks for the Patriots in the loss while Haley Waninger recorded the other single.

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