Wildcat boys swimmers win conference

Amos Buschkoetter

From Herald Staff Reports

Saturday brought about another day of action, and the Dubois County Herald has the details on the prep scene.

Prep boys swimming

Big Eight Conference: Jasper won only one event on Saturday, the 400 free relay, which featured junior Amos Buschkoetter and sophomores Noah Wagner, Connor Nolan and Jackson Henke, but the depth of the Wildcats propelled them to 390 points the last-ever Big Eight Conference championship. Jasper finished runner up in 10 events. Boonville scored 357 points, Mount Vernon 209 and Vincennes Lincoln 93.

Pocket Athletic Conference: Heritage Hills ran away with a Pocket Athletic Conference Championship with 369 points. Second place Tell City took second with 176 points. Forest Park and Southridge did not score points.

Prep girls swimming

Big Eight Conference: Jasper girls scored 361 points, just a shade off of conference champion Mount Vernon, who scored 373 points. Boonville had 218 and Vincennes Lincoln 131. Senior Olivia Biggs was the diving champion and sophomore Megan Matheis won the 100 breaststroke. Jasper girls finished second in six events.

Pocket Athletic Conference: Southridge took runner up in the PAC girls conference meet on Saturday, scoring 223 points. Tell City won with a score of 261. Heritage Hills rgabbed fifth place 161 points. Forest Park did not score.

Prep girls basketball

Jasper 43, Mount Vernon 34: The Wildcats (11-11, 1-3) won't go winless in the Big Eight Conference this season. They came away a 43-34 win to get their first conference win of the year. Senior Brooke Nottingham is up to 1,029 points in her career after having a 15-point performance on Saturday. Fellow senior Claire Knies scored nine in the final regular season road game for Jasper.

The Wildcats play the regular season finale Tuesday at home against conference rival Princeton.

Northeast Dubois 56, Perry Central 38: The Jeeps (6-15) now have more wins than they did last year, thanks in large part to a 22-point performance from freshman Rhylan Kalb. Her 22 points were a game-high. The Jeeps made their free throws, going 27-of-35 at the line.

Northeast Dubois will look to keep it going Monday at Blue Chip Conference rival Barr-Reeve.

Garrett Voegerl

Prep boys basketball

Southridge 59, North Posey 54: The Raiders (8-9, 3-1) bounced back with a Saturday night victory against Pocket Athletic Conference rival North Posey. Senior Garrett Voegerl had a team-high 18 points. Junior Colson Montgomery scored 15, while fellow junior Sam Sermersheim scored 14. This win snapped a three-game skid for Southridge.

The Raiders will hope to get back to .500 Friday at home against PAC rival Forest Park.

Tecumseh 63, Forest Park 56: The Rangers (10-5, 2-2) fell to PAC rival Tecumseh on Saturday. They have now dropped four out of their last five, losing back-to-back games for the second time this season. Sophomore Drew Howard led the team with 22 points, while senior Isaac Uebelhor posted 12.

The Rangers dropped a 56-51 loss against the Raiders last year, and will try to get back in the win column on Friday.

Prep wrestling

Big Eight Conference: Jasper scored 232 points to finish in second place in the Big Eight Conference Tournament. The Wildcats came in second to Mount Vernon, who scored 240 points. Jasper boasted five first place finishers. Junior Jainier Milanes won the 106-poind class and freshman Jeb Prechtel did the same in the 126-pound class. Sophomore Ian Giesler took first in the 145-pound class, and fellow sophomore Ashton Schuetter did the same in the 195-pound class. Junior Will Collon also won the the 220-pound class.

Pocket Athletic Conference: Southridge had a score of 206, second to North Posey in the PAC conference wrestling on Saturday. Heritage Hills came in fifth place with a score of 155 and Forest Park finished in eighth place with a 76 score.

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