Wildcats, Raiders win girls track conference titles

From Herald Staff Reports

Two local girls track and field teams took home conference championship crowns on Tuesday evening as Jasper and Southridge continued their strong seasons.

Here’s a brief rundown of all of Tuesday night’s prep sports action.

Track and Field

Cats win fouth straight title: The Jasper girls track and field team won its fourth consecutive Big Eight conference championship and 26th in school history by scoring 198.5 points at Princeton on Tuesday. Boonville placed second and Washington took home third.

Jasper had 13 girls named to the Big Eight all-conference team by placing first at the conference meet.

They were: Brynn Schwartz (high jump), Olivia Biggs (pole vault), Aliyah Schwenk (long jump), Alyssa Skorge (1600m run, 800m run), Andi VanMeter (3200m run), Zoe Biggs (100m dash), 3200m relay team (Mayson VanMeter, Kelsea Skorge, Alyssa Skorge, Andi VanMeter), 400m relay team (Brooklyn Coultas, Jayden Pfister, Aliyah Schwenk, Mia Ahner) and the 1600m relay team (Hannah Nixon, Taylor Bachman, Alyssa Skorge, Brynn Schwartz).

Jasper also had 10 personal bests at the conference meet.

Raiders win second straight title: The Southridge girls track and field team won their second straight Pocket Athletic Conference title by scoring 151 points. Gibson Southern placed second and Heritage Hills placed third while Forest Park came home fourth.

Southridge’s sectional champions were Monica Steckler (pole vault), Grace Sickbert (long jump, 100m hurdles, 300m hurdles), Brooklyn Tretter (800m run) and the 4x100m relay team (Sickbert, Steckler, Grace Meece, Kenzie Neukam).

Other local sectional champions were Rebekah Gordon (shot put, Heritage Hills), Jenna Burns (100m dash, 200m dash, 400m dash, Heritage Hills) and Ellie Hall (3200m run, Forest Park).

Jeeps compete at Blue Chip meet: The Northeast Dubois boys and girls track teams traveled to North Knox for the Blue Chip conference championships on Tuesday. The boys placed third behind South Knox and North Knox with 119 points while the girls placed second with 101 points, finishing only behind Barr-Reeve.

The boys lone sectional champion was Nathan Schnell in the 3200m run with a time of 10:54.44.

While the girls didn’t have any first place finishers, they did have several second place finishers including Shelby Livingston (1600m run), Maggie Stephenson (300m hurdles), Morgan Schepers (pole vault), Adalie Prok (discus) and the 4x100m relay team.

Baseball

Jasper 15, Mount Vernon 1: In a battle of Big Eight Wildcats, Jasper toppled Mount Vernon in five innings as they used 12 hits and also took advantage of seven Mount Vernon errors in the victory.

Jasper took an early lead courtesy of an RBI single from Carter Stamm and never looked back from there. They used six-run innings in the fourth and fifth to seeal the deal. Stamm, Trevor Krapf, Nathan Rillo and Ross Peter each drove in runs during the fifth inning.

Cam Kilian improved to 4-0 with the victory on the mound. He allowed four hits and one run over five innings while walking one.

Vikings 4, Rangers 3: It was a heartbreaking loss for Forest Park on Tuesday night as they were defeated by North Posey as the Vikings won on a bases-loaded walk.

Forest Park took a 3-1 lead in the sixth inning after falling behind 1-0 in the fifth inning. However, the Vikings loaded the bases and then won via a free pass.

Gavin Knust fell to 3-4 with the loss on the mound for Forest Park.

Golf

Cats top Hatchets, Hawks: Jasper defeated Springs Valley and Washington at the Donald Ross Golf Course in French Lick on Tuesday with a team score of 169.

Jasper’s Jack Bies and Springs Valley’s Reed Tarr were co-medalists with scores of 37. The Cats’ scores were rounded out by Avery Hollinden (42), Landon Kissell (44), Luke Ackerman (46) and Nick Buechlein (52).

Softball

Wildcats 3, Alices 0: In a preview of Jasper’s sectional opener, the Wildcats defeated Vincennes Lincoln in a pitcher’s duel at home.

Grace Colvin tossed a three-hitter for her second victory of the season on the mound. She also struck out 10 batters while allowing just one walk.

Mia Werner and Emily Heim recorded the only two base hits of the night for Jasper.

Tennis

Wildcats 5, Alices 0: The Jasper girls tennis team cruised to a road victory over conference rival Vincennes Lincoln.

Taylor Marshall (No. 1 singles), Priyal Sharma (No. 2 singles), Emma Reutepohler (No. 3 singles), Suchi Bandaru/Josie Yarbrough (No. 1 doubles) and Hadley Meyer/Delaney Wigand (No. 2 doubles) were all winners for Jasper.

Raiders 3, Rangers 2: In a battle of county foes and PAC rivals, Southridge defeated Forest Park in a close match.

Olivia Durcholz (No. 2 singles), Elizabeth Fleck (No. 3 singles) and Gabbie Werner/Kelby LaRoche (No. 2 doubles) were the winners for Southridge. Brooke Haug (No. 1 singles) and Molly Lusk/Kaylee Uebelhor (No. 1 doubles) were victorious for the Rangers.

Jeeps 4, Rams 1: The Northeast Dubois girls tennis team remained perfect with a victory over sectional counterpart Paoli at home on Tuesday.

Winners for the Jeeps were Chloe Terwiske (No. 1 singles), Olivia Rasche (No. 2 singles), Paige Knies/Alexis Stafford (No. 1 doubles) and Olivia Schroering/Delaney Rasche (No. 2 doubles).

Patriots 3, Marksmen 2: Heritage Hills recorded a conference victory on Tuesday as they defeated Tell City on the road.

Carly Sabelhaus (No. 1 singles), Avery Neff/Mallory Tempel (No. 1 doubles) and Liz Mehling/Emily Patmore (No. 2 doubles) were all victorious for the Patriots.




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