Wildcat boys, girls finish atop Jasper Invite

From Local Sources

It was a busy Tuesday in the area, with cross country, soccer and volleyball being contested. Here’s some of the results you may have missed.

Prep Cross County

Wildcats win Jasper Invite: The Jasper boys and girls won their respective divisions in their own invitational meet at the Vincennes University Jasper Campus.

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The boys outdistanced second-place Heritage Hills, 19-63. Northeast Dubois finished fourth with 80 points. On the girls side, Jasper topped Northeast Dubois, 27-43, and Heritage Hills finished third with 78 points.

Individually, Jasper took the top three spots and seven of the top 10. Jackson Miller set the pace with a first-place finish in a time of 17:40.40, followed by Drew O’Neil at 17:52.68 and Abe Eckman at 17:56.09. Pierce Brinkman of Northeast Dubois finished fourth in a time of 17:57.67, and Elliott Buechlein was Heritage Hills’ top finisher in a time of 19:11.58, good for ninth place.

For the girls, Jasper’s Andi VanMeter took the top spot in a time of 21:02.60, followed by Jordan Schweikarth of Northeast Dubois at 21:40.50 and Katie Winkler of Heritage Hills at 21:53.61.

Jasper had six finish in the top 10.

Rangers shine at Petersburg: The Forest Park girls cross country team finished first at Saturday’s Prides Creek Invitational in Petersburg, while the boys team placed sixth, but had the top individual runner.

The Ranger girls edged South Knox, 63-87, in the 15-team field.

On the boys side, the Rangers were well off the pace for first-place finisher Castle, but finished four points better than No. 7 Barr-Reeve in the 17-team field.

Individually, Spenser Wolf was the No. 1 runner for the boys in a time of 16:42.96, almost six seconds faster than the No. 2 finisher. On the girls side, Ellie Hall finished as runner up with a time of 20:07.01, just three seconds behind the top finisher.

Prep Boys Soccer

Wildcats 7, Pioneers 2: Playing its first game on turf since 2017 and only its second time ever, Jasper broke a two-game scoring drought by routing Our Lady of Providence.

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Dylan Hopf christened the scoring in the 18th minute, scoring on a rebound to put the Wildcats up 1-0. Providence tied the match four minutes later after Pierce Abbett made an initial save on a breakaway.

The Wildcats then found the net three more times in a five-minute span to put the game away.

Khale Burger scored on an assist from Jackson Kabrick in the 30th minute, Brian Elizarraras scored a header on a long throw from Jason Mair in the 32nd minute and Nathan Meringer hit a 25-yarder on an assist from Hopf in the 35th minute to put Jasper up 4-1 at half.

The Pioneers trimmed the deficit to 4-2 in the 48th minute, then the Wildcats closed out the scoring on a goal by Kabrick on an assist from Elizarraras in the 50th minute, a circus shot from 25 yards out on a deflected ball by Elizarraras in the 54th minute and an 18-yard shot by Kabrick in the 68th minute.

Rangers 4, Vikings 0: Forest Park used four goals from four different players to post the shutout of North Posey. J.D. Kerber scored two first-half goals on assists from Gabe Muller and Hunter Helming.

Evan Tretter netted a goal off an assist from Kerber, then Carter Hinson finished the scoring on an assist from Tyler Berger. The Rangers are 7-6-2 on the season.




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