Wildcats steamroll competition in wrestling triangular

Alex Hardin 

From Herald Staff Reports

Tuesday saw another busy night on the prep scene. All five local girls basketball teams played. Two local teams wrestled, and another swam. It's a lot to get caught up on, to be sure, and that's what the Herald is for. We've got you covered.

Prep Wrestling

Jasper 55, Pike Central 13: The Wildcats won four matches in a row at one point, and another five in a row later between these two teams. Pike Central never won two matches in a row.

Individual winners for the Wildcats were Jainier Milanes at 106 lbs., with a fall at 1:10; Alex Hardin, 120 lbs., with a fall at 5:58; Luke Schmitt, 132 lbs., with a fall at 1:53; Cameron Eckstein, 138 lbs., with a major decision, 14-4; Ian Giesler, 145 lbs., by major decision, 12-2; Sam Bies, 152 lbs., TF 16-1 0:00; Luke Ruckriegel, 170 lbs., 10-4; Ayden Wigand, 182 lbs., 8-2; Ashton Schuetter, 195 lbs., by fall at 5:53; Will Collon, 220 lbs., by fall at 5:13; and Quade Popp, 285 lbs., by forfeit. Those who could not finish in the win column were Xavi Lopez, 113 lbs., by major decision, 10-2; Austin Wren, 126 lbs., by fall at 2:22; and Evan Crowder, 160 lbs., 14-8.

Ian Giesler 

Jasper 82, Vincennes Lincoln 0: It was a clean sweep for the Wildcats in this one. Six Jasper wrestlers won by forfeit. Almost all of the other ones were by pin, with one coming from a majority decision.

Individual winners for the Wildcats were Milanes, 106 lbs., by fall at 1:25; Lopez, 113 lbs., by forfeit; Hardin, 120 lbs., by fall at 1:00); Wren, 126 lbs., by forfeit; Schmitt, 132 lbs., by fall at 1:25; Eckstein, 138 lbs., by forfeit; Giesler, 145 lbs., by major decision 14-3; Mehringer, 152 lbs., by fall at 0:37; Crowder, 160 lbs., by forfeit; Ruckriegel, 170 lbs., by fall at 2:56; Wigand, 182 lbs., by fall at 3:27; Schuetter, 195 lbs., by forfeit; Collon, 220 lbs., by fall at 1:08; and Popp, 285 lbs., by forfeit.

“It was an outstanding job by all the Jasper wrestlers, but an exceptional performance came out of freshman Alex Hardin at 120 and sophomore Ian Giesler at 145,” Jasper wrestling coach Jace Brescher wrote in an email, “as they scraped together big victories against tough opponents.”

Castle 42, Southridge 33: Southridge won three straight at one point, but then Castle reeled off seven in a row, either by pin, decision or forfeit.

Individual winners for the Raiders were Brice King, 106 lbs., by forfeit; Horton, 120 lbs., 11-4; Anthony Laughlin, 126 lbs., by forfeit; Cayden Andrews, 132 lbs., by fall at 3:42; Tanner Kane, 138 lbs., by fall at 4:21; and Ca de Patton, heavyweight, by fall at 1:26. Those Southridge wrestlers bowing in competition were Cole Wirthwein, 113 lbs., by fall at 1:32; Luke Meyer, 145 lbs., by fall at 0:31; Reid Schroeder, 160 lbs., by fall at 5:29; Schroeder, 170 lbs., 9-4; Wes Allen, 182 lbs., 11-5; and Zarate, 195 lbs., by fall at 3:09. Castle received forfeits at 152 lbs. and 220 lbs.

Ali Welp 

Prep girls basketball

Forest Park 56, Evansville Central 38: The Rangers (6-4) snapped a two-game skid Tuesday on the road. They connected for nine 3-pointers, four coming from sophomore Ali Welp, who led with 16 points and also had three steals. Senior Macie Zink also got into double figures when she posted 12. Forest Park will be back at it Thursday when the Rangers host Paoli.

Crawford County 48, Northeast Dubois 28: The Jeeps (4-8) could not get much going in this one. They did not make a single shot from downtown. Their 12 free throws accounted for nearly half of their point total. Freshman Rhylan Kalb had a team-high seven points. Senior Haley Reckelhoff scored six, and sophomore Hadley Fuhrman totaled four points. Northeast Dubois will host Jasper on Thursday.

Prep swimming — Boys

Northeast Dubois 104, Tell City 51: The Jeeps won eight events on the boys side Tuesday at Tell City. They also competed against Tell City Dec. 12 at Jasper. 

Prep swimming — Girls

Tell City 129, Northeast Dubois 31: Northeast Dubois could not get any first-place winners on the girls side. However, two finished in second place. Sophomore Anna Schnell swam a 31.70 in the 50 freestyle, and freshman Elizabeth Schepers a 1:29.44 in the 100 backstroke.

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