Prep sports wrap: 9/10

From Herald Staff Reports

This past weekend was full of rain, ran and you guessed it — more rain. However, that doesn’t mean that sports just completely disappeared over the weekend.

Here’s a brief rundown of Saturday’s local prep sports action.

Cross Country

A. VanMeter

Cats, Rangers compete at invite: The Jasper, Southridge and Forest Park boys and girls cross country teams traveled to Brown County on Saturday and competed in a rainy Eagle Classic in Nashville.

The Jasper boys and girls competed in the AA (larger school) races while Forest Park’s girls competed in the elite race and the boys and Southridge participated in the A (smaller school) race.

For Jasper, the boys placed third with 131 points. Jackson Miller was the highest placing Wildcat as he finished second with a time of 18:14. The girls finished first overall with 76 points as Andi VanMeter took home the overall trophy finishing first place with a time of 20:53.

In the girls elite race for Forest Park, the Rangers finished eighth overall with 249 points while Claire Mehling was the highest placing finisher in 12th with a time of 19:52. The Ranger boys placed third overall with a score of 152 while Spenser Wolf was the overall individual winner with a time of 18:01.

For Southridge, the boys team placed eighth overall with a score of 198 while Dylan Bland was the highest individual placing 12th with a time of 19:06.


Pats place second at home invite: A representative from Heritage Hills took first place in both the boys and girls meets in Lincoln City on Saturday but the team couldn’t do the same.

The Patriot boys and girls both placed second as a team behind Gibson Southern as the boys finished with 51 points and the girls finished with 39.

Mitchell Hopf was victorious for the boys as he finished first overall with a time of 16:06 while Katie Winkler won the individual trophy at the girls meet with a first place time of 20:57. 

Cats go 2-1 at invitational:
The Jasper volleyball team traveled to Mount Vernon on Saturday to participate in the Mount Vernon Invitational where the Cats finished with a 2-1 record.

They defeated Evansville North (25-21, 25-12) and Evansville Memorial (25-20, 23-25, 15-8) but were defeated by host Mount Vernon (11-25, 16-25).

Stat leaders over the weekend were Meredith Hilgefort (19 kills, 23 digs, four aces), Natalie Wigand (60 assists, six digs) and Riley Merder (17 kills, five blocks).

Jeeps place third at Loogootee: The Northeast Dubois traveled north to Loogootee to compete in their volleyball invitational on Saturday. The Jeeps placed third overall at the meet after playing Bloomfield, Borden and Paoli.

The Jeeps lost their opening match of the day to Bloomfield but defeated Borden 25-17, 25-12 and then won the third place match over Paoli 25-13, 25-18.

There were no individual stats available from the invitational.

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