Season-best times abound for Jasper swimmers

From Herald Staff Reports

Fourteen different Jasper Wildcat swimmers saw season-best times in Thursday evening’s three-team swim meet against Heritage Hills and Pike Central.

The girls finished with 121 total points to place first while Heritage Hills came in second with 105, narrowly edging Pike Central who finished with 102.

On the boys side, Heritage Hills placed first with a 116 while Pike Central (106) and Jasper (105) followed.

For the girls, season-best times were swam by Rhegann Weisheit (200 freestyle, 500 freestyle), Emma Gordon (200 freestyle), Alyssa Skorge (50 freestyle, 100 freestyle), Angie Basra (50 freestyle), Mia Ahner (500 freestyle), Bella Roberts (100 breaststroke) and Claire Witte (100 breaststroke).

Season-best times on the boys side were swam by Jason Fleck (200 freestyle, 100 butterfly), Max Henke (200 individual medley, 100 breaststroke), Nolan Henke (50 freestyle, 100 freestyle), Raife Milligan (100 freestyle), Amos Buschkoetter (100 butterfly, 100 backstroke), Lewi Hulsman (100 backstroke) and Abraham De La Cruz (200 individual medley).

Jasper’s next meet will be the Big Eight Conference meet next weekend at Boonville while Heritage Hills will battle Northeast Dubois and Tecumseh at Tecumseh next Monday.

The rest of Thursday night’s prep sports action:

Jeeps rout Vikings

The Northeast Dubois girls basketball team started fast and ended faster beating Barr-Reeve 40-21 after holding the Vikings to just four points in the first half.

The Jeeps (13-5, 3-2 Blue Chip) led 20-4 at halftime and kept their foot on the gas as  the Vikings didn’t break double digits until the fourth quarter.

Northeast Dubois was led offensively by Tyla Rasche who finished with 10 points while seniors Adi Denu and Clare Mangin both added nine points each.

The Jeeps will be back in action tomorrow against West Washington.

Pats cruise to 14th straight win

You have to go all the way back to November 14 to find the last loss for the Heritage Hills girls basketball team.

The Patriots have continued to blow past opponents as they knocked off Perry Central 53-40 on Thursday night.

Heritage Hills got off to a fast start like usual leading 22-7 at the end of the first quarter and went into the halftime break up 34-17.

The Commodores would end up chipping away at the lead a little bit in the fourth quarter but the Pats lead was just to large for Perry Central to overcome.

Heritage Hills was led by senior Abby Wahl who finished with 23 points (9-for-13 shooting), eight rebounds and four steals while freshman Rebekah Gordon added 10 points and four rebounds of her own.

The Pats also had scoring help from Kate Kaetzel who had eight points (two three-pointers) and Claire Heckel (seven points, team-high five assists).

Heritage Hills will host Mount Vernon on Saturday as they attempt to win their 15th straight game.

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