Raiders, Cats, Pats send wrestlers to semistate

From Herald Staff Reports

Jasper, Southridge and Heritage Hills were represented well at their respective regional wrestling tournaments in Bloomington and Evansville and all three schools will be sending wrestlers to the Ford Center next Saturday to compete at semistate.

At the Bloomington South regional, Southridge placed fifth overall as a team while Jasper came home 15th.
Tucker Schank won his second straight regional title for the Raiders with a 10-3 decision over Wade Presson of Bloomington South for the 160-pound weight class. Wyatt Kramer (285) nearly won a regional title as well but lost in overtime to Silas Goff of Pike Central for the second straight week.

Also advancing for Southridge was Brad Springer (2nd, 152), Cole Calvert (3rd, 182) and Mitchell Carter (3rd, 220).

For the Wildcats, Zach Flynn placed third in the 170-pound weight class to advance to semistate after defeating Dylan Case of Terre Haute South and Matthew Archer of Edgewood while Noah Heim is a semistate alternate after placing fifth in the 152-pound class.

Forest Park’s lone wrestler Isaac Brosmer (106) did not place.

At the Evansville North regional, Heritage Hills finished sixth overall as a team and will send four individual wrestlers to semistate.

Sam Scott (106, 2nd) was the highest placing Patriot wrestler while Beau Heeke (120), Mason Ayer (145) and Wyatt Keller (220) all placed fourth and advanced to semistate.

The rest of Saturday’s local prep sports action:

Raiders fall short to Hatchets
A third quarter surge from Washington turned out to be enough on Saturday afternoon as the Hatchets defeated Southridge in Huntingburg, 61-58.

The Raiders boys basketball team held a narrow two-point edge heading into the third quarter but the Hatchets would go on to outscore Southridge 17-11 in the quarter to take a four-point lead heading into the final period.

Southridge (8-9) would outscore Washington 19-18 in the final period but it wouldn’t be enough as they’d fall by three points.

The Raiders had four players finish with double-digits in scoring as Jaden Hayes and Colson Montgomery led the way with 13 points each while Joe LaGrange and Jacob Masterson both added 10 points of their own.

Southridge will be back in action on Friday night as they host Wood Memorial.

Rams too much for Jeeps
The Northeast Dubois boys basketball team started hot against Class 2A No. 8 Paoli but they couldn’t sustain the fast start, falling 78-60 to the Rams on Saturday afternoon.

The Jeeps (8-8) led 16-12 after the first quarter but wouldn’t be able to hold the Rams to under 20 points a quarter for the remainder of the way as Paoli would lead by five at halftime and increased that lead to 11 at the end of the third quarter before eventually winning by 18.

Brett Bosley led the Rams with 31 points with 18 of them coming from the three-point line.

For the Jeeps, Alan Kerstiens led the way with 20 points (12 points from downtown) while big man Griffen Bauer added 11 points.

The Jeeps will travel to North Daviess tomorrow for a battle with the Cougars.

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