Prep sports wrap: 9/28

From Herald Staff Reports

Sectional season is underway as a few local tennis teams were in sectional championships on Thursday evening while local volleyball and soccer teams were wrapping up their regular seasons.

Here’s a brief rundown of what you might have missed.

Sectional Tennis
Knights 4, Patriots 1
: The Castle boys tennis team defeated Heritage Hills to earn their 25th straight sectional championship trophy on Thursday evening in Newburgh.

No. 1 singles Logan Smallwood was the lone winner for the Pats as he defeated Ollie Ossenberg 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 for the Patriot point.

Boys Soccer
Panthers 3, Wildcats 0
: For the second straight match, Jasper was shutout by tough competition as Bloomington South was able to get past the Cats on their home turf.

The Cats will begin sectional play next week against Evansville Harrison.

Chargers 3, Raiders 1: The Southridge boys soccer team fell to PAC foe Pike Central after allowing two first half goals on Thursday evening.

The game was originally supposed to be played in Huntingburg but moved to Petersburg due to poor field conditions on the Raiders home field. Southridge’s goal scorer was not reported.

Titans 6, Rangers 1: Forest Park had a tough time handling PAC rival Gibson Southern as the Titans rumbled their way to a 6-1 victory after three first half goals.

Spenser Wolf had the Rangers lone goal as he scored on a header from a free kick by Hunter Helming.


Patriots 6, Rebels 0: The Heritage Hills boys soccer team cruised to a 6-0 victory at Reo Thursday night over PAC foe South Spencer.

Goal scorers for the Patriots were Gabe Staggs, Harrison Carpenter, Carson Leibering, Leo Martinez, Reece Gogel and Gannon Staggs. Martinez, Luke Leffert, Sam Schnieders and Jose Lara all had assists.

Girls Soccer
Patriots 6, Rebels 1
: With their victory over South Spencer on Thursday, the Heritage Hills girls soccer team claimed their first Pocket Athletic conference championship since 2014.

Goal scorers for the Patriots were Lydia Genet (three), Olivia Meunier (two) and Ali Wade. Assists came from Xiana Scott, Samantha Gries and Avery Neff.

Wildcats 3, Commodores 0
: The Jasper girls volleyball team cruised past Perry Central in straight sets on Thursday 25-17, 25-11, 25-16.

Stat leaders for the Wildcats were Natalie Wigand (28 assists), Reagan Egbert (eight kills, nine digs), Taylor Wildman (seven kills), Meredith Hilgefort (seven kills, 12 digs) and Riley Merder (two blocks).

Rebels 3, Raiders 1: In a close back-and-forth type of battle, South Spencer was able to edge out Southridge in Reo 24-26, 25-20, 26-24, 25-19.

Stat leaders for the Raiders were Anna Altstadt (10 kills, four aces), Savannah Goeppner (15 assists), Tatiana Delgado (22 digs), Amanda Brewer (19 digs), Mady Neukam (11 digs) and Rose Tempel (four blocks).


Rangers 3, Vikings 2: The Forest Park volleyball team won a thrilling five-set match against North Posey in Poseyville on Thursday evening 25-13, 19-25, 17-25, 25-19, 21-19.

Stat leaders for the Rangers were Faith Zazzetti (14 kills, five blocks), Macie Zink (10 kills, 32 digs, 17 points) and Kylie Giesler (35 assists, 14 digs).

Jeeps 3, Bulldogs 0: The Northeast Dubois volleyball team cruised to a three-set victory over Orleans on Thursday evening 25-6, 25-11, 25-6.

Stat leaders for the Jeeps were Taylor Dodd (12 kills, 13 digs), Chloe Terwiske (23 assists, six aces), Kendyl Heeke (11 assists, 18 digs), Brooklyn Dodd (15 digs) and AJ Kirchoff (13 digs, seven aces, seven kills).

Patriots 3, Trojans 0: After a big win in the first set, the next two sets were nail biters but Heritage Hills was able to hang on for a 25-7, 25-23, 25-21 victory over Wood Memorial in Oakland City on Thursday.

Stat leaders for the Patriots were Rebekah Gordon (nine kills), Hannah Marchand (11 assists), Brianna Quinn (10 assists, 12 digs) and Hannah Schnuck (19 digs).

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