Rangers roll Marksmen; Jeeps taste victory twice

From Herald Staff Reports

The Tell City boys basketball team scored a total of 22 points on Saturday night — Forest Park eclipsed that number in the first half.

The Rangers (2-0) fell behind 12-5 after the first quarter but responded by outscoring the Marksmen 50-10 through the final three quarters of play for a 55-22 victory in Ferdinand.

Forest Park secured their first Pocket Athletic Conference victory of the season thanks to strong performances from the team’s two big men — freshman Curt Hopf (14 points, 5 rebounds) and senior Sam Englert (13 points).

The Rangers won’t face another conference opponent until January 12th as they play four consecutive non-conference opponents and will also make appearances in two tournaments in that span.

The rest of the weekend in local prep sports:

Jeeps win two in tournament

The Northeast Dubois girls basketball team traveled to Elnora for the North Daviess Tournament on Saturday and came away with a 2-0 record after securing wins over Rock Creek and Tecumseh.

The Jeeps (6-4) started the invite off with a 33-26 win over the Braves (5-3) after trailing by seven points at halftime.

Northeast Dubois outscored Tecumseh 22-8 in the second half including holding the Braves to just two points in the final quarter.

Camryn Stemle scored six of her 11 points in the fourth and Adi Denu also added 10 points in the victory.

In the 42-29 victory over Rock Creek, the Jeeps once again used a strong second half to down their opponent.

Denu’s 23 point-outing helped the Jeeps outscore the Lions (2-5) 28-13 in the second half as Northeast Dubois played without Tyla Rasche and Alex Dodson.

The Jeeps have won six straight and will face Tell City next on Thursday.

Jasper boys finish second

The Wildcats boys swim team finished second overall at the Tell City Relays on Saturday placing first in several of the events.

Jasper took home the top rank in the 200 freestyle relay (Alec Erny, Abraham De La Cruz, Lewi Hulsman, Dimitri Gordon), 3x50 butterfly relay (Jason Fleck, Grant Hawkins, Max Henke) and the 1000 yard freestyle relay (Gordon, Henke, Fleck, Hawkins).

Jasper will host Castle and Jeffersonville Tuesday with both boys and girls participating in the meet.

Cats place fifth in Evansville

Jasper wrestling finished fifth at the Reitz Hill Classic this past Saturday with Evansville Reitz taking home the top overall team score.

Jasper finished with a score of 139.5 and were just three and a half points behind Mount Vernon for fourth.

Cameron Eckstein finished with a perfect 5-0 record at the 113-pound weight class and finished first overall in the group.

Jasper also had several other strong placings including Noah Heim (3-1) who finished second in 152, Landon Betz (4-1) placed third in 145, Sam Bies (4-1) got third in the 160 class and Zach Flynn (4-1) came home third in the 182 group.

Jasper will host a six-team invitational this Saturday.

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