Wildcat junior hunts down career scoring mark

From Herald Staff Reports











The way Jasper’s boys soccer team likes to do things, coach Kyle Kendall didn’t foresee this record falling. Especially not this early.

But Tyler Hunt made it happen, as the Jasper junior tucked away three goals Tuesday night in a 7-1 win at Mount Carmel to set the program’s career scoring record with well over a season remaining in his high school career. Hunt stands at 48 goals for his career, which exceeded the prior mark of 47 shared by Jason Wolf and Caleb Williams. Kendall likes to abide by a policy of no more than three goals per game for his players, and Hunt has met that hat-trick mark four times this season and six for his career. He also has eight career two-goal games. Hunt established another program record Tuesday as he’s tallied 115 points for his career (a figure counting two points per goal and one point per assist). That passed Williams’ mark of 114 from 2013.

Another Wildcat moved up the rungs of Jasper’s all-time scoring list Tuesday, as the sixth-highest career program total of 30 goals belongs to Josue Dubon, who tallied both his goals in the second half as Jasper (6-5, 4-1 Big Eight Conference) piled on to its 2-0 halftime lead. Junior Jacob Mehringer notched his first goal of the season and Brian Elizarraras tacked on the other goal in Jasper’s fourth consecutive win.

The rest of Tuesday’s best in local prep sports:

Jeeps solve Blackhawks in five: For the second time this season, Northeast Dubois went the distance with a sectional rival and emerged from French Lick with a 19-25, 25-16, 25-23, 23-25, 15-9 victory. The lone loss for Northeast Dubois was a five-set defeat to Tecumseh last month, and since then, the Jeeps (12-1) have clicked off nine straight wins.
Kendyl Heeke delivered 21 assists for the Jeeps, Kortney Quinn logged a dozen kills, Adi Denu gathered 11 kills, nine digs and four aces, and Brooklyn Dodd chipped in nine digs and a trio of aces.

Jasper’s doubles sweep at Boonville: The 16th-ranked Wildcat tennis team (8-1, 3-0 Big Eight Conference) churned to 6-0, 6-0 victories at both doubles positions (Noah Mendel and Noah Luebbehusen at No. 1, and Andrew Hochgesang and Mitch Kluemper at No. 2), and Bennett Schmitt likewise didn’t lose at game in a shutout at No. 3 singles in Jasper’s 5-0 win.

Wildcats set lead pace: Jasper’s Jackson Miller (16:26) scurried to a first-place individual finish at the Princeton Invitational and the Wildcat girls breezed to first place in a nine-team field with top-20 individual efforts from Kate Weaver (fourth, 21:43), Kelsea Skorge (eighth), Kalen Jochum (11th), Caitlin Knies (15th) and Amanda Schnell (20th) in their first invitational victory this season. Northeast Dubois’ girls took eighth place with Shelby Livingston (sixth) and Hannah Schepers (38th) posting the top Jeep times.
While Jeb Knies (16:54) hustled to fifth place and Nathan Schnell was 12th for fifth-place Northeast Dubois in the boys meet, Drew O’Neil (ninth) joined Miller in the top 10 and the Cats’ other five runners all finished within a minute and a half of one another — including Tristan Backer in 11th and Cameron Eckstein in 20th — as the Cats (64) grabbed second place behind Evansville Reitz (50).

Patriots keep cruising: With a 25-12, 25-19, 25-15 takedown of Evansville Harrison in Lincoln City, the Heritage Hills volleyball team (16-4) won for the 11th time via sweep this season. Melissa Bell picked up 13 kills, Abby Wahl posted 10 kills and nine digs, Abby Wetzel amassed 30 assists and Hannah Schnuck and Corrie Burroughs evenly split 14 digs.

Raiders chop down Wood: With 6-0, 6-3 wins by Logan Welp and Carson Mundy atop the singles lineup, Southridge’s boys tennis team (4-8) nabbed a 3-2 win at Wood Memorial as Garrett Altmeyer and Austin Barkley’s 6-4, 6-1 verdict completed the Raiders’ slate of wins.

Rangers salvage tie: Josh Epple assisted Noah Hawkins on a second-half goal that enabled Forest Park’s boys soccer team (2-7-1) to earn a 1-1 draw at Washington Catholic.

Macie Zink: The sophomore registered team-highs for the Forest Park volleyball team in kills (nine), aces (two) and service points (nine) in a 25-13, 25-22, 25-21 home loss to Tell City.

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