Prep sports wrap: 8/27

From Herald Staff Reports

This past weekend was a busy one for many area sports teams as they traveled to invitationals and tournaments or hosted their own matches and meets right at home. Here’s a brief rundown of this weekend’s prep sports action.

Cross Country
Rangers compete at Salem: The Forest Park boys and girls cross country teams traveled to Salem on Saturday to compete in the Salem Invitational. The boys placed seventh with a score of 183 while the girls finished second with a score of 54.

On the boys side, Spenser Wolf was the highest finishing Ranger as he placed second overall with a time of 17:17. For the girls, Josie Berg placed third overall with a time of 21:35. Magda Alvis (fifth, 21:58) and Abby Hauser (22:48, seventh) were also in the top ten.

Boys Soccer
Jasper 2, Mount Vernon 0: The Jasper boys soccer team is keeping up their hot streak as they won their fourth straight game via a shutout on Saturday afternoon. With the victory over Mount Vernon, Jasper also improved to 2-0 in Big Eight conference play.

Austin Rawlins scored the first half goal for the Cats in the 13th minute to give Jasper a 1-0 lead at halftime while Brian Elizarraras goal in the 47th minute would help to seal the victory for Jasper. Goalies Quinten Harmon and Pierce Abbett combined to record the save.


Raiders 9, Bulldogs 0: The Southridge boys soccer team was victorious in dominating fashion on Saturday in Evansville, defeating Bosse 9-0.

Goal scorers for the Raiders were Jonathan Escobar (three), Jorge Soto (two), Deniss Villalta (two), Jeffrey Echeverria and Lucas Martinez. Assists came from Escobar (three), Soto (three), Echeverria and Jaylon Leon.

Rangers split games: The Forest Park boys soccer team traveled to Evansville to participate in the Evansville North tournament this past weekend. The Rangers won their first game of the year by defeating Evansville Day 6-0 but fell in their second match at the tourney 11-1 to Castle.

Against Evansville Day, Tyler Berger scored four goals for the Rangers while Hunter Helming and JD Kerber had one each. Kerber had two assists while Logan Englert, Evan Tretter and Austin Clifton all had one each. Zach Wahl recorded the shutout for the Rangers.

In the loss to Castle, Helming scored the lone Forest Park goal on an unassisted play.

Jeeps 4, Warriors 2: The Northeast Dubois boys soccer team continued their hot start to the season as they improved to 4-0-1 with a 4-2 victory over conference rival North Knox on Saturday.

The first half was very balanced on both sides with each side scoring a goal before the break. But the second half saw Northeast Dubois lead the way with more of an attack as freshman Ethan Danhafer scored his first two goals of the season. Chase Zehr and Vetle Fossen had the other goals while Fossen, Jacob Ivey, Marshall Knies and Darrin Grigsby all had assists.

Patriots 4, Huskies 0: Heritage Hills improved to 5-0 on the young season by shutting out Evansville North in Evansville on Saturday afternoon. The first half was a close battle with the Pats leading just 1-0 at the break, but once one goal started to fall for Heritage Hills the rest shortly followed.

Carson Leibering, Leo Martinez, Zach Fortune and Gannon Staggs all had goals for the Patriots while Martinez had two assists and Leibering added an assist as well. Leibering leads the Patriots with eight goals this season.

Girls Soccer


Jasper 11, Mount Vernon 1: The Jasper girls soccer team has taken the Big Eight conference by storm as they’ve won their last two conference battles by a combined score of 22-1.

Jasper had six goals in the first half with Regan Mundy and Kara Krueger both scoring two each while Peyton Blackgrave and Gabby Budd both added one. In the second half, Mundy added three more goals while Krueger added two more scores.

Mundy finished with five goals and two assists, Krueger had four goals and two assists while Budd finished with two goals and an assist.

Rangers 4, Cougars 2: The Forest Park girls soccer team improved to 2-2 overall with a 4-2 victory over Evansville North on Saturday in Evansville.

The first half was an even battle as the Rangers and Huskies were tied at 2-2. But Forest Park was able to take control in the second half and score two unanswered goals to seal the 4-2 victory.

Denai Sicard had a hat trick for Forest Park while Lauren Jahn scored the other goal. Jahn, Claire Mehling and Leah Dilger had assists for the Rangers.


Jeeps 6, Warriors 3: Saturday was a good day for the Northeast Dubois girls soccer team as they recorded their first victory of the season over Blue Chip foe North Knox.

The Jeeps started the match off strong with four goals in the first half. Taylor Neukam scored the game’s opening goal and then scored another one soon after that from an assist by Amberly Jacob to make it 2-0 Jeeps. Neukam then got an assist of her own on a pass to Lexi Freyberger to make it 3-0 Northeast Dubois before North Knox answered with their first goal of the game. Jacob scored her first goal of the game shortly before half to make it 4-1 at the break.

Neukam finished her hat trick in the second half while Freyberger also added her second goal of the day to help seal the victory for Northeast Dubois.

Patriots 4, Pioneers 0: The Heritage Hills girls soccer team remained undefeated with their 4-0 victory at home over Providence on Saturday.

The Pats started their scoring off fast as they sent three goals into the back of the net in the first half before adding one more in the second half to further seal the win. Lydia Genet, Nathalie Andersson, Ella Schnieders and Hadley Lytton scored the goals for Heritage Hills while Lytton, Xiana Scott and Ali Wade provided the assists.

Jeeps place second at invite: The Northeast Dubois boys tennis team finished second over the weekend at the Washington Four-Team Invitational. The host Hatchets won with 19 points, the Jeeps were second with 16, Evansville Mater Dei was third with 11 while Bedford North Lawrence was fourth with nine.

Ethan Ziegler (No. 2 singles) and Ross Mehringer/Tucker Neukam (No. 2 doubles) were individual champions for the Jeeps.

Lions 4, Patriots 1: The Loogootee Lions have been on a tear to start the 2018 boys tennis season and on Saturday, they made Heritage Hills their latest victim as they defeated them 4-1 in Lincoln City.

Logan Smallwood (No. 1 singles) was the lone winner for the Patriots as he defeated Max Christmas 6-1, 6-0.

Cats win two at Scottsburg: The Jasper volleyball team was victorious in two matches at the Scottsburg Invitational over the weekend.

The Wildcats defeated Cloverdale 2-1 (18-25, 25-15, 15-11) and Evansville North 2-1 (19-25, 25-22, 15-13) on the weekend. There were no individual stats for Jasper recorded.

Raiders go 1-3 at Perry Central: The Southridge volleyball team competed at the Perry Central Invitational this past weekend and finished with a 1-3 record. The Raiders defeated Henryville 2-0 (25-21, 25-21) but lost to Perry Central 0-2 (22-25, 24-26) and Tell City 0-2 (15-25, 14-25).

Stat leaders for the Raiders were Anna Altstadt (15 kills, five blocks), Savannah Goeppner (26 assists, eight aces) and Mady Neukam (26 digs).

Rangers, Pats compete at Boonville: The Forest Park and Heritage Hills volleyball teams traveled to Boonville this past weekend to compete in their volleyball invitational.

The Rangers finished 1-2 with a victory over North Posey (25-19, 25-20) and a loss to Heritage Hills (12-25, 21-25) and Boonville (15-25, 11-25). The Pats went 1-1 with the victory over Forest Park and a 2-1 loss to Boonville (22-25, 25-23, 10-15).

No individual stats were available.

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