Prep Wrap: 9/23September 23, 2019
from Herald Staff Reports
The big weekend sports news might revolve around the girls golf sectional, but a couple of volleyball tourneys, some soccer games, and a bit of tennis also dotted Saturday's lanscape. Here's a brief recap.
Wildcats split tourney draws: The Jasper volleyball team went 2-2 at the Ultra Ankle Challenge in New Albany. The Wildcats were able to top New Albany (25-19, 20-25, 16-14) and Jeffersonville (25-19, 23-25, 15-9), but fell against Browsntown (17-25, 17-25) and Castle (26-24, 22-25, 11-15). Reagan Egbert finished the day with 50 kills and 33 digs. Kate Green had 95 assists, and Kayla Fuhs paced the defense with 49 digs.
Raiders break even: Southridge participated in the Mitchell Invitational and came away with a pair of wins and losses. The Raiders defeated South Central (25-16, 25-11) and Borden (25-16, 25-19), but lost to Mitchell (24-26, 25-19, 13-15) and Shoals (23-25, 19-25). Anna Altstadt and Rose Tempel each had 20 kills, Maddie Songer had 34 assists and Bailey Keusch had 24 digs.
Prep Boys Soccer
Jeeps 4, Cougars 2: Northeast Dubois defeated North Harrison on Saturday to rebound from its recent outing against Forest Park. Darrin Grigsby had two goals, and Ethan Danhafer had another goal and two assists.
Prep Girls Soccer
Wildcats 6, Patriots 3: Jasper produced a surge in offense which they used to flood Vincennes Rivet on Saturday. Kara Krueger led all scorers with three goals, while Annie Donato dished out two assists.
Rangers 3, Hatchets 1: Forest Park made it eight in a row, as the Rangers took down Washington on the road. Payton Dilger, Kenlee Gehlhausen and Denai Sicard each found the opponent's net for the Rangers.
Cougars 8, Jeeps 1: Northeast Dubois dropped its sixth straight game with a Saturday loss against North Harrison. Lexi Freyberger scored the Jeeps' lone goal.
Prep Boys Tennis:
Jeeps 4, Patriots 1: Northeast Dubois added another dominant win to its record, as the Jeeps carved out victories on the top two singles courts and both doubles matches against Vincennes Rivet. Reece Bauer went 6-4, 6-2, and Aden Thewes won 6-3, 6-4. Ethan Ziegler and Luke Harder played out a 6-0, 6-1 affair, while Tanner Hurt and Ross Mehringer swept both sets 6-0, 6-0.
Prep Cross Country
Wildcats run wild in Marengo: The Jasper cross country teams put on another sterling showing, as both the boys and girls had runners that took home top honors in the Crawford County Invitational. The Wildcats boys team topped a packed field as Jackson Miller (16:12) finished first overall, while Drew O'Neil (16:26) and Abe Eckman (16:33) finished third and fourth, respectively. Southridge's Dyland Bland (16:42) also finished in the top 10. For the girls, Andi VanMeter (19:33) took the top individual spot, as Jasper finished second overall as a team. Heritage Hills' Katie Winker (20:32) also finished in the top 10. Northeast Dubois placed fourth overall in team scoring.
Rangers at invitational: Forest Park was among 32 boys teams and 29 girls teams from seven states competing in the Trinity/Valkyrie Invitational in Louisville, Kentucky. The Rangers finished 18th in boys competition, and the girls finished fifth, just 43 points off the pace. In the boys seeded (elite) run, Spenser Wolf finished 26th at 16:29. Other finishers for the boys were Bryce Troesch (20th at 17:33), Ethan Hall (87th at 18:37), Eli Berg (105th at 18:59), Will Kreilein (171st at 20:51), Dylan Weyer (185th at 21:39 and Ethan Beckman (202nd at 23:58) For the girls, Ellie Hall finished third in a time of 19:41. Other finishers for the girls were Danielle Eckert (22nd at 21:15), Josie Berg (27th at 21:40), Karli Kitten (47th at 22:27), Abby Hauser (52nd at 22:32, Sara Kitten (125th at 25:51) and Amber Theising (129th at 26:01).
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