Prep Wrap: 9/24September 23, 2019
From Herald Staff Reports
The feel of fall is upon us, which is appropriate given were are still in the fall sports season. Here's a recap of last night's action.
Prep boys soccer
Rangers 4, Rebels 4: The Forest Park's boys soccer team gave up two late goals by South Spencer to force overtime, then relied on penalty kicks to salvage the Ranger win. J.D. Kerber had a hat trick in the outing to fuel the Rangers. After the Rebels took an early 1-0 lead, Gryffin Flowers tied the game, then Kerber netted his three goals to give Forest Park a 4-2 halftime lead. But the Ranger defense sputtered in the second half, allowing the Rebels to score two goals in the final 10 minutes of regulation. Neither team was able to score in overtime, so penalty kicks decided the outcome. Forest Park made its first three shots, the South Spencer netted just one of its kicks to seal the verdict. Forest Park improved to 6-5-2.
Prep Girls Soccer
Rangers 6, Rebels 0: The good times keep on rolling for Forest Park, as the Rangers posted their fifth shutout win of the season in their victory over South Spencer. Denai Sicard had three goals and an assist. Lauren Jahn, Emma Louden and Katie Russel also chipped in a goal each.
Higlanders 3, Wildcats 1: Jasper fought hard for four sets, but was overcome by Floyd Central. The Wildcats bounced back after dropping the first set, but the Highlanders took the third and fourth sets to seal the match. Reagan Egbert had 14 kills, while Allison Mair had nine and two aces. Kate Green had 35 assists, and Jayden Pfister had 17 digs.
Patriots 3, Bears 0: Heritage Hills extended its win streak to seven in a row as the Patriots traveled to Evansville and took down Central in straight sets. Rebekah Gordon had 15 kills and 10 digs, while Samantha Skelton had another 12 kills. Hannah Marchand had 33 assists, and Hannah Schnuck led the defesne with 13 digs.
Rangers 3, Spartans 0: Forest Park used 12 kills from Macie Zink, 31 assists by Kylie Giesler, and 11 digs by Bralyn Boehm and Tori Fetter and 10 by Giesler to beat South Knox in straight sets, 25-23, 25-12, 25-21. The Rangers finished with 40 kills, 32 assists, 10.5 blocks and 49 digs to post the victory. In junior varsity play, Forest Park overwhelmed the Spartans by two identical 25-9 scores.
Prep Boys Tennis
Wildcats 5, Hatchets 0: Jasper brought the heat with their racquets as they swept Washington in all five of their matches. Max Sternberg (6-3, 6-1), Bennett Schmitt (6-3, 6-4) and Grant Levy (6-0, 6-1) all took care of business in singles. Mitch Kluemper and Grant Stratton (6-3, 6-3) along with Jobe Luebbehusen and Hudson Himsel (6-0, 6-1) held it down in both the doubles spots.
Braves 4, Raiders 1: Southridge enjoyed an extended streak of match wins last week, but this week, the Raiders fell on the other end of the spectrum as they were bested by Tecumseh. No. 1 singles player Austin Barkley (6-4, 6-3) was the lone match win for the Raiders.
Jeeps 5, Wolfpack 0: Northeast Dubois pulled out the brooms Monday night as they dusted off Crawford County to start their week on the right foot. Reece Bauer (6-4, 6-1), Aden Thewes (7-6 (4), 6-0) and Tucker Neukam (6-1, 6-2) all posted solid outings at singles. Ethan Ziegler and Luke Harder (6-1, 6-1) along with Tanner Hurt and Ross Mehringer (6-1, 6-1) were equally impressive at doubles.
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