Prep sports wrap: 8/14

From Herald Staff Reports

With the first full week of school underway, that means high school sports action is now in full swing.

Here’s a brief roundup of what you might have missed last night around the area:

Cross Country
Cats, Jeeps place high at invite
: The Jasper Wildcats and Northeast Dubois Jeeps performed well in Monday’s Vincennes Lincoln Relays, a meet where runners compete in co-ed pairs and team scores aren’t kept.

The Jasper duos of Andi VanMeter/Jackson Miller and Kelsea Skorge/Drew O’Neil finished second and third, respectively. Northeast Dubois highest finishing duo was the tandem of Nathan Schnell and Shelby Livingston who placed fifth overall.

Rangers place well at invite: The Forest Park boys and girls cross country teams kicked off their seasons this past Saturday the Valley Kick-Off Invite at Terre Haute.

While there were no team scores kept at the meet, several of Forest Park’s runners placed well and with good times.

Claire Mehling led the Ranger girls with a time of 20:43 which placed her eighth while Josie Berg finished 18th with a time of 21:44. Spenser Wolf was the highest placing Ranger boy as he finished 18th with a time of 17:41 while Garrett Betz was the next highest Ranger with a time of 19:11.


Wildcats 3, Bears 0:
After suffering a 7-2 setback to Bloomington South on Saturday, the Jasper girls soccer team bounced back with a shutout victory at home against Evansville Central.

Regan Mundy opened up the scoring with a goal in the 15th minute of the first half as the Cats took a 1-0 halftime lead. Jasper opened up the second half with two more goals as Gabby Budd scored on a goal assisted by Kara Krueger and then Krueger got a goal of her own on an assist by Mundy.

Keregyn Masterson had a clean sheet at the goalkeeper spot.

Pioneers 3, Raiders 2:
The Southridge boys tennis team had a tough battle at Boonville but fell just short. Three of the five varsity matches went to five sets with the Raiders winning just one of those five-set matches.

Victorious for Southridge was No. 1 singles player Carson Mundy (6-3, 6-1) and the No. 1 doubles tandem of Michael Kappner and Garrett Altmeyer (6-4, 5-7, 6-4).

Jeeps 5, Chargers 0: Northeast Dubois got their season started with a clean sweep of Pike Central at Dubois as the Jeeps dropped a total of just two games across five matches — two of Northeast Dubois’ victories came via Pike Central forfeits.

Reece Bauer was victorious at No. 1 singles (6-0, 6-0), Ethan Ziegler won at No. 2 singles (6-0, 6-0) and Luke Harder/Lane Knies won at No. 3 singles (6-2, 6-0). No. 3 singles Ross Mehringer and No.2  doubles Logan Mehringer/Tucker Neukam both won by forfeit.

Lions 3, Wildcats 0:
The Jasper Wildcats opened their season with a tough three-set loss to Loogootee on the road with all three sets coming down to the wire (21-25, 23-25, 26-28).

Reagan Egbert led Jasper with eight kills while Riley Merder added seven and Meredith Hilgefort finished with 5. Hilgefort led the way with 19 digs, Kate Green had 22 assists and three aces and Taylor Wildman finished with three assisted blocks.

Braves 3, Rangers 0: Forest Park was held at bay for most of the night in a straight-set loss at Tecumseh (19-25, 17-25, 14-25) for their first conference loss of the season.

Stat leaders for Forest Park were Macie Zink (six kills), Kylie Giesler (nine assists, eight digs), Jordyn Wiseman (eight digs), Kennedy Sermersheim (10 points) and Faith Zazzetti (six blocks).


Jeeps 3, Trojans 0: Northeast Dubois kicked off their season the best way they knew how — a clean sweep over a conference rival. The Jeeps defeated Wood Memorial 3-0 (25-15, 25-14, 25-17) in dominating fashion in Dubois.

Stat leaders for the Jeeps were Addison Kirchoff (16 kills, four aces), Kendyl Heeke (19 assists) and Molly Lueken (two blocks).

Patriots 3, Bulldogs 0: Heritage Hills started the year with a clean sweep of Evansville Bosse at home on Monday night (25-21, 25-13, 25-9). The Pats had a tough first set but as the night went on they started to take complete control en route to the sweep.

Stat leaders for Heritage Hills were Lilly Vance (11 kills), Brianna Quinn (11 assists) and Hannah Schnuck (12 digs).

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