Raiders move to title game

From Herald Staff Reports

Southridge boys soccer made history Wednesday en route to securing a bid in the Class 2A Washington Sectional title game.

The Raiders defeated Pocket Athletic Conference foe Gibson Southern 2-1 for their first-ever postseason win. Jorge Soto and Jonathan Escobar tallied in the victory.

Southridge (6-8), in its second season as an IHSAA program, will face host Washington (14-4-1) for the championship Saturday.

The rest of Wednesday's best in local prep sports:

Patriots stopped: A battle of state-ranked foes went against the Class 2A No. 9 Heritage Hills boys soccer team (13-5) in a 2-0 sectional semifinal loss to 2A No. 1 Evansville Memorial, the host school.

Doubles team moves on: Heritage Hills’ Jacob Luebbehusen and Josh Nelson advanced to the boys tennis doubles tournament regional round with a two-set victory at Evansville. The duo defeated North Posey’s Riley Drone and Blake Schmitt 6-2, 6-3 and will play a pairing from Silver Creek on Oct. 14 at Bedford.

Jeeps win league: Northeast Dubois girls soccer secured the Blue Chip Conference title with a 22-25, 23-25, 25-23, 25-12, 15-7 victory over visiting Barr-Reeve. Adi Denu’s 19 kills led the way, with Chloe Terwiske adding 47 assists and Brooklyn Dodd netting 17 digs.

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