Tretter soars to record height as Ranger girls reign

From Herald Staff Reports

Taylor Tretter took her high-water mark in the pole vault to a new level, and it fueled Forest Park’s push past three other foes Wednesday in Leopold.

The Ranger junior sprang for an effort of 9 feet, shattering the previous mark by 3 inches, as the Rangers totaled 113 points to outdistance Perry Central (861⁄2), Tecumseh (231⁄2) and South Spencer (13). The Ranger boys finished second with 71 points behind the Commodores (76) and ahead of South Spencer (61) and Tecumseh (6).

Other winners for the Ranger girls were Madisyn Hunt (100- and 200-meter dash), Emma Fraze (1,600), Shelby Louden (400), Savanna Haas (3,200) and Lydia Schnieders (discus and shot put). Emerson Thayer (300 hurdles), Noah Braunecker (discus) and Cody Flamion (3,200) all earned first-place finishes for the Ranger boys.

Raiders 7, Panthers 2: Southridge powered past Corydon Central in the sixth inning, as Guadalupe Perez ripped a solo home run and Payton Mattingly added a two-run homer in the inning to provide the visiting Raiders (14-2) some late insurance in their seventh straight victory.

Mattingly pitched two innings of relief for Chad O’Bryan (3-0) and finished 2-for-4 at the plate. The sophomore leads the team with a .486 average. Luke Stetter laced three hits with two doubles and Jeremiah Mundy also pounded two doubles for Southridge.

Rebels 9, Patriots 0: Class 2A No. 1 South Spencer scored at least one run in each inning to silence county foe Heritage Hills in Rockport. Tyler Ward and Kenton Crews both finished 2-for-3 for the Patriots (12-8, 3-3 Pocket Athletic Conference).

Vikings 10, Raiders 0, six innings: Southridge (2-10, 1-6 Pocket Athletic Conference) tumbled into a 5-0 hole in the first inning and managed just two hits — single by Misty Merter and a double from Kassidy Mundy — in a shutout defeat at North Posey.

Blackhawks 13, Jeeps 2, five innings: Carly Terwiske launched her first career home run and Emily Lueken went 2-for-3 and scored a run, but Northeast Dubois (6-7) couldn’t keep pace with rival Springs Valley in French Lick.

Patriots 5, Panthers 3: Kayala Hoppenjans knocked in three runs as part of a 3-for-4 evening and Heritage Hills slid past Daviess County (Ky.) for its first home win since April 21. Patriot senior Kaitlin Kralj (11-5) went the distance while striking out seven.

Raiders 174, Marksmen 181: Southridge’s Tyler Gray fired a 37 for the second straight meet, garnering medalist honors as the Raiaders also picked up a 43 from Beau Schneider and a 46 from Mitch Steinkamp to clip Tell City at Hoosier Heights Country Club.

Crawford County triangular: Forest Park’s Winston Glenn turned in a team-best 43 as the Rangers (194) finished between Crawford County (175) and Perry Central (205) at Lucas Oil Golf Course in English.

Warriors 3, Raiders 2: Host Evansville Harrison stopped Southridge (6-5) despite a Raider doubles sweep from Maddie Neu and Cheyenne Layton, who prevailed 7-5, 6-3 at No. 1, and  Taylor Miles and Elli Schank, who gutted out a 6-3, 5-7, (10-5) verdict at No. 2.

Vikings 4, Rangers 1: Forest Park  (6-2, 3-2 Pocket Athletic Conference) lost on the road at North Posey, dropping its second match in two days after starting the season undefeated. Jordan Buechler and Kereston Hochgesang were the lone Ranger winners, rallying 4-6, 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles.

Chargers 3, Rangers 2: Heritage Hills’ No. 2 doubles pair of Kayla Hildenbrand and Amber Schmidt held on for a 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 win, but Pike Central nicked Heritage Hills (2-9, 1-6) in a Pocket Athletic Conference matchup at Petersburg. Alexis Rube landed the other point for the Pats with a 6-3, 6-1 verdict at No. 3 singles.

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