Schank’s run comes to an end in Indianapolis

From Herald Staff Reports

Southridge’s Tucker Schank had a tough battle with Fort Wayne Luers’ Chandler Woenker at the first round of the IHSAA State Wrestling Finals at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Friday and unfortunately saw his junior season come to an end.

Woenker pinned Schank in 1 minute and 23 seconds to seal the victory and advance to Saturday’s matches.

Schank was a little concerned with the matchup due to the fact that Woenker was considered to be more of a ‘leg rider’ which was a type of wrestler that Schank had not historically performed well against.

Woenker got Schank in a good leg ride early and he wasn’t able to recover as he was pinned.

Schank finished his junior campaign with a 43-3 record after winning both the sectional and regional championships in the 160-pound weight class and finishing third in the semistate meet last Saturday at Evansville.

The rest of Friday’s prep sports action:

Pats win in low-scoring affair
Before Friday night, the fewest points the Heritage Hills boys basketball team scored in a single game this season was 44 twice in victories against Jasper and Crawford County.

On Friday, they managed just 29 points but came away with hard-nosed 29-23 victory on the road in Tell City in an important Pocket Athletic Conference battle.

The first half was neck-and-neck as neither team could get much of an advantage with the Patriots taking a narrow 14-12 lead into the halftime break.

Heritage Hills (19-2, 6-1 PAC) increased their lead to 21-17 at the end of the third quarter and the Patriots wrapped up the night on a strong note with a solid fourth quarter behind four points from Blake Sisley and a three-pointer from Murray Becher to carry Heritage Hills to victory.

Sisley led the Patriots with 11 points while Mitchel Becher added eight and Murray Becher finished with six.

The Pats will be back in action next Tuesday as they’ll have a tough battle in Lincoln City against Class 3A No. 8 Princeton who’s coming off of a 55-36 loss at home to Jasper.

Jeeps get road conference win
Two things that get along well? The Northeast Dubois boys basketball team and Blue Chip conference victories.

The Jeeps got their fifth consecutive conference win on Friday night as they got the best of Loogootee on the road, 47-40.

The first half was a low-scoring battle with Loogootee taking an early 8-7 lead at the conclusion of the first quarter but the Jeeps battled their way back and found themselves up by five heading into the final period of play.

Northeast Dubois was able to stave off any Lion comeback attempts and clinched their fourth consecutive victory to improve to 12-8 on the season and stretch their Blue Chip record to 6-2.

The Jeeps may be done with conference play but they’ll still have two games left to play next week against Tecumseh on Tuesday and Forest Park on Friday.

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