Raider girls, Ranger boys split bragging rights

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Southridge’s Kadie Dearing glided toward the finish during the 100-meter dash in Monday’s meet against Forest Park in Huntingburg. Dearing blazed to first place in 13.19 seconds and also secured first in the 200, 400 and long jump as the Raider girls prevailed 76-56. The Ranger boys won 103-29. For a gallery of photos from the Forest Park and Southridge track meet, click here.

From Herald Staff Reports

As was expected with Pocket Athletic Conference and county rivals, the Southridge and Forest Park track teams didn’t want to relent an inch in their dual meet Monday.

In the end, each got a piece of the other, with Southridge capturing the girls meet 76-56 and the Rangers boys nabbing a 103-29 win in Huntingburg.

The Ranger boys claimed all but three first-place finishes, with Aaron Schuler (100 and 200 meters), Cody Flamion (800 and 1,600) and Austin Fisher (110 hurdles and 300 hurdles) securing multiple top finishes.

Not only did Forest Park collect wins in all three relays, but Trent Weyer (high jump), Travis Schnell (discus) and Victor Weyer (400)  also seized first-place finishes for the Rangers.

Henry Steckler (long jump), Brandon King (shot put) and Chase Bland (3,200) registered the Raiders’ three first-place marks.

In the girls meet, Kadie Dearing amassed four first-place finishes (long jump, 100, 200 and 400) for the Raiders. Aubrey Main (800 and high jump), Morgan Meyer (shot put, discus), Grace Maxey (100 hurdles) and Taylor Neukam (300 hurdles) also swiped top spots for Southridge, which took the 3,200 relay as well with its team of Main, Casey Lamb, Jayme Lindauer and Madison Mundy.

Chloe Dilger, Mackenzie Weyer, Madi Boeglin and Holly Buechler teamed to take first in the 400 relay for Forest Park, while Dilger, Rachel Hopf, Amanda Jacob and Lydia Lange secured first in the 1,600 relay. Jacob also snatched first in the 1,600 and teammate Taylor Tretter powered to the top height in pole vault.

In other track:

Pioneer Relays: Allison Dorsam and Alyssa Lawyer finished first and second, respectively, in the shot put for Jasper (124), which topped Castle (113) for first place in the five-team event. Hannah Welsh collared first place in the 1,600 while Darian Mehne also notched the top spot in the 100 dash and long jump.

The Wildcat 1,600 distance medley squad darted to first place and Elizabeth Scheeter finished second in the discus, while Jasper also captured second in the 400 relay, 1,600 relay, 3,200 relay, freshman 400 relay and sprint medley relay.

Patriots 71, Jeeps 61: Gabe Konerding collected first-place finishes in the 100, 200 and 400 dashes for Heritage Hills, which edged Northeast Dubois in a boys meet Lincoln City. Results from the girls meet were not provided.

The Patriots’ Ben Woolems also secured first in multiple races, claiming the top spot in the 800 and 1,600. Heritage Hills swept the three relay events, while also receiving first-place efforts from Caleb Sabelhaus in the high jump (6 feet, 1 inch) and Aaron Boehm in the discus (134-7 1⁄2).

Lucas Schulthies (110 hurdles, 300 hurdles and pole vault) and Tyler Haas (long jump and shot put) each notched multiple first-place finishes for the Jeeps, while Luke Kersteins (3,200) earned Northeast Dubois’ other top finish.

Rangers 14, Trojans 2, five innings: After failing to score in the first two innings, Forest Park erupted for four runs in the third, three in the fourth and seven in the fifth to discharge Wood Memorial in Oakland City. Ben Wendholt drove in four runs for the Rangers (9-7), who have churned out 27 runs in their last two ballgames.

Trent Bayer (2-2) pitched four innings and collected the win after allowing just two runs. Lance Buechler laced a triple and tallied two RBIs, Alec Hassfurther and Damon Wilmes each cracked a double and Adam Braunecker went 2-for-3 for Forest Park, which yielded just two hits to the Trojans.

Rebels 4, Raiders 3: With Southridge trailing 4-1 in the seventh inning, Kendyl Dearing roped a two-out, two-RBI double off the fence, but was thrown out advancing to third base for the final out of the game, and Pocket Athletic Conference foe South Spencer trimmed the Raiders (6-7, 2-3) in Reo. Dearing collared all three of Southridge’s hits, including a leadoff double in the first inning on which she eventually scored.

Jeeps 4, Spartans 1: Northeast Dubois’ Lena Kleinhage netted a straight-set victory at No. 3 singles and Talia Terwiske and Jenna Stemle managed the same at No. 1 doubles, as the Jeeps (8-0, 5-0 Blue Chip Conference) quashed South Knox in Dubois. Kendra Schroering survived in three sets for the Jeeps, while teammates Andrea Smock and Jennifer Schepers did likewise at No. 2 doubles after conceding the first set.

Vikings 5, Patriots 0: Heritage Hills’ Megan Boehm and Kailee Taylor stretched their No. 2 doubles match to a third set, but North Posey silenced the Patriots (2-6, 1-3 Pocket Athletic Conference) in Poseyville.

Springs Valley triangular: Paced by Winston Glenn’s 47, Forest Park (206) finished third behind Springs Valley (177) and Perry Central (204) at the Donald Ross Course in French Lick. Alex Russell (51) and Drew Weyer (53) provided the top backup for the Rangers.

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