Rangers Advance To State Championship Game

Basketball (NNDC) – The Forest Park Rangers continued their winning ways Saturday afternoon with a 58 to 47 win over Indianapolis Scecina in the championship game of the IHSAA Class 2A Washington Semistate. The victory, the Rangers 12th in a row, sends them into the state championship game next Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis where they will play Oak Hill, winner of the Huntington Semistate, at 12:45 p.m.

Forest Park reaches the state title game for the fourth time, the first since 2006 when the Rangers won the state title for the second year in a row. Oak Hill, 25 and 5 with a 13-game winning streak, defeated Westview, 70 to 64, at Huntington to reach the state for the first time in school history. The Rangers have won 15 of their last 18 games, the Golden Eagles have won 16 of their last 17. Oak Hill is located outside of Converse in Grant County just west of Marion.

Awards Banquet Honors Wrestling Wildcats

Jasper (NNDC) – The annual Jasper High School Wrestling Banquet, recognizing the successes of the 2017-2018 season, was held Tuesday night. A number of awards were presented to members of the Wrestling Wildcats, coached by Jace Brescher.

AWARD WINNERS – Most Valuable Wrestler: Zach Flynn, Most Improved: Quade Popp, Team Motivator: Zach Rydberg, Eli Green Award: Noah Heim, Most Valuable JV: Quintin Gordon, Freshman Award: Quade Popp, Iron Man Award: Zach Rydberg, Most Team Points: Cameron Eckstein, Bobby Schitter Takedown Award: Zachary Flynn, Fastest Pin Award: Cameron Eckstein (0:15), Coaches Award: Quade Popp, John McComish Wrestling/Football Award: Zach Weisheit and Logan Niehaus, All Conference: Sam Bies, Senior Academic All State 1st Team: Noah Heim, Junior Academic All State 1st Team: Landon Betz and Abhay Rathee, Academic All State Honorable Mention: Zach Flynn, Kelli Eckert Spirit Award: Zach Rydberg, Rick Stenftenagel Sportsmanship Award: Zach Flynn 15th Man Award: Quintin Gordon.

Special recognition and honors were given to the senior wrestlers, Noah Heim, Quintin Gordon, Zach Weisheit, and Logan Niehaus.

Southrige, Forest Park Win Sectional Basketball Championships

Basketball (NNDC) – The Southridge Raiders and Forest Park Rangers posted IHSAA High School boys sectional championships Friday night while the Northeast Dubois lost in their championship bid.

The host Raiders defeated Vincennes Lincoln, 69-65 in a double-overtime thriller at Memorial Gym in Huntingburg to win the 3A Sectional 31 title. The victory sends them into the 3A regional Saturday, which will also be played at Memorial Gym. The Raiders will play Silver Creek in Game 2 after Greensburg and Evansville Bosse clash in Game 1.

Forest Park won the 2A Sectional 48 at Castle with a 47-44 triumph over North Posey, their 9th straight victory. The win sends the Rangers into the 2A regional at Paoli Saturday playing South Knox in Game 2, following Austin and Southwestern (Hanover) in the opener.

Northeast Dubois was eliminated from tourney play when they dropped a 68-54 decision to the host Blackhawks in the 1A Sectional 64 at Springs Valley. A replay of the game is available by going to and clicking on Event Post in the upper right hand corner of the box in center of page.

Raiders, Rangers Win Regular Season Finales

Basketball (NNDC) – Southridge and Forest Park were winners Friday night as the curtain came down on the IHSAA high school boys basketball 2017-18 regular season.

The Raiders won at Boonville, 63 to 41, snapping a 4-game losing streak. They will take a 10-13 record into the 3A Sectional 31 Friday night at Memorial Gym in Huntingburg. Southridge drew a first-round bye and will play the winner of the Tuesday night opening game between Pike Central and Sullivan. Boonville closed regular season play with a 5-17 mark.

The Rangers posted their sixth straight win with a 61 to 50 triumph at Northeast Dubois, snapping the Jeeps’ five-game win streak. Forest Park will take a 19 and 4 record into the 2A Sectional 48 at Castle, hosted by Tecumeh. The Rangers, who won 10 of their last 13 games, will face South Spencer in a first round game Wednesday. NE Dubois, who also won 10 of its last 13 games, will take a 13 and 9 record into the 1A Sectional 64 at Springs Valley. The Jeeps will face Wood Memorial in the opening game Tuesday night.

Wildcats Top Cougars, 50-37, In Regular Season Finale

Basketball (NNDC) – The Jasper Wildcats completed regular season play with a 50 to 37 victory Thursday night at North Daviess. It was the Cats’ seventh victory in a row, their 9th in their last 12 outings. They will take a 14 and 8 record into the post season next week, playing Evansville Harrison Tuesday night in the first round of the Class 4A Sectional at Evansville North.

Southridge, Forest Park, and Northeast Dubois close their regular seasons tonight. The Raiders play at Boonville and the Rangers and Jeeps clash at Dubois.

Southridge takes a 9 and 13 record into tonight’s finale having lost their last four outings, six of their last eight. The Pioneers, 5 and 16,  have lost 12 of their last 14 games. Forest Park and Dubois are two of the hottest teams in Southern Indiana heading into their season finale matchup. The Rangers are 18 and 4, have won five in a row and 9 of their last 12. The Jeeps, 13 and 8, have also won their last five outings, seven of their last eight.

The Southridge-Boonville game tips off at 7 o’clock, the Forest Park-Dubois game begins at 7:30.

Bombers Release 2018 Roster

Huntingburg (NNDC) – The Dubois County Bombers have released their roster for the 2018 season. The roster includes representation from 17 different colleges.

Returning from last year’s OVL championship team are Renton Poole, a right-handed pitcher from IU-Kokomo, and Jaxson Blair, an outfielder and second baseman from Eastern Kentucky University, and Trevor Ricker, an infielder from the University of Southern Indiana.

The roster includes three players from Dubois County – Evan Aders (Jasper/University of Southern Indiana), Payton Mattingly (Southridge/Olney Central College), and Reece Kleinhelter (Jasper/University of Southern Indiana.

Regular season, which begins play May 31 at League Stadium in Huntingburg, includes 42 games, 21 at home and 21 on the road.

Season tickets are now available. The Bombers are also booking company/group outings, sponsorships, and signage and advertising. For additional information email



Wildcats Claw Raiders; Rangers, Jeeps Win

Basketball (NNDC) – Jasper defeated rival Southridge, 55-51, in high school boys basketball action Tuesday night at Memorial Gym in Huntingburg. The Wildcats, now 13 and 8 with a six game winning streak, will end their regular season play Thursday night at North Daviess. The Raiders fall to 9 and 13 with a four game losing streak, close their regular season Friday night at Boonville.

Forest Park and Northeast Dubois both posted home court victories Tuesday. The Rangers defeated Gibson Southern, 58 to 50, and close out their regular season schedule Friday night at Northeast Dubois.

The Jeeps scalped the Tecumseh Braves, 60 to 29, their fourth win in their last five games, and will close their regular season Friday when they host Forest Park.

State Tournament Pairings Drawn For High School Boys Basketball

Indianapolis (NNDC) – Pairings for the upcoming IHSAA boys state basketball tournament were drawn Sunday in Indianapolis.

Jasper will play Evansville Harrison in the opening game of the IHSAA Boys 4A basketball sectional February 27 at Evansville North, Southridge drew a first round bye in its own 3A sectional at the Huntingburg gym and will see its first action Friday, March 2, in the semifinals against the winner of the opening game on Tuesday between Pike Central and Sullivan, Forest Park drew South Spencer in the opening round of the 2A Tecumseh sectional, which will be played at the Castle gym. The Rangers will play South Spencer on Wednesday, February 28, and Northeast Dubois will play Wood Memorial in the opening game of the 1A sectional at Springs Valley on Tuesday, February 27.

The complete pairings for the four sectionals involving local teams are as follows:

4A Sectional 16 at Evansville North

Game 1 Tue February 27 – Evansville Harrison vs. Jasper

Game 2 Tue February 27 – Evansville North vs. Evansville Central

Game 3 Fri March 2 – Castle vs. Winner Game 1

Game 4 Fri March 2 – Evansville Reitz vs. Winner Game 2

Game 5 Sat March 3 – Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4 (championship)

3A Sectional 31 at Southridge

Game 1 Tue February 27 – Pike Central vs. Sullivan

Game 2 Tue February 27 – Princeton vs. Vincennes Lincoln

Game 3 Fri March 2 – Southridge vs. Winner Game 1

Game 4 Fri March 2 – Washington vs. Winner Game 2

Game 5 Sat March 3 – Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4 (championship)

2A Sectional 48 at Castle (Tecumseh host)

Game 1 Tue February 27 – North Posey vs. Tecumseh

Game 2 Wed February 28 – Evansville Mater Dei vs. Tell City

Game 3 Wed February 28 – South Spencer vs. Forest Park

Game 4 Fri March 2 – Perry Central vs. Winner Game 1

Game 5 Fri March 2 – Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3

Game 6 Sat March 3 – Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5 (championship)


1A Sectional 64 at Springs Valley

Game 1 Tue February 27 – Wood Memorial vs. Northeast Dubois

Game 2 Fri March 2 – Evansville Day vs. Springs Valley

Game 3 Fri March 2 – Cannelton vs. Winner Game 1

Game 4 Sat March 3 – Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3 (championship)



4A Regional at Seymour

Game 1 – Greenwood Community Winner vs. Evansville North Winner

Game 2 – Columbus East Winner vs. Seymour Winner

Game 3 – Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 (championship)

3A Regional at Southridge

Game 1 – Greensburg Winner vs. Boonville Winner

Game 2 – North Harrison Winner vs. Southridge Winner

Game 3 – Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 (championship)

2A Regional at Paoli

Game 1 – Paoli Winner vs. Southwestern (Hanover) Winner

Game 2 – Tecumseh Winner vs. South Knox Winner

Game 3 – Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 (championship)

1A Regional at Loogootee

Game 1 – Edinburgh Winner vs. Borden Winner

Game 2 – Springs Valley Winner vs. Loogootee Winner

Game 3 – Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 (championship)



Teams will be assigned to semistate sites on Sunday, March 11.



Class 1A Final – 10:30 a.m.

Class 2A Final – 12:45 p.m. (approx)

Class 3A Final – 6 p.m.

Class 4A Final – 8:15 p.m. (approx.)


Wildcats Beat Chargers; Raiders Lose at Loogootee

Basketball (NNDC) – The Jasper Wildcats posted their fifth straight victory while the Southridge Raiders suffered their third straight loss Saturday in local high school boys basketball.

The Wildcats continued their winning ways with a 49 to 35 triumph at Pike Central. Jasper, now 12 and 8 for the season, will play again Tuesday night at rival Southridge. Pike Central drops to 9 and 11 and will visit South Knox Tuesday.

The Raiders lost at Loogootee, 61 to 49. Now 9 and 12, the Raiders host Jasper Tuesday. Loogootee moves over the .500 mark at 11 and 10 and will play at North Knox Thursday.

Wildcats, Jeeps Win, Rangers Lose Thriller

Basketball (NNDC) – Jasper and Northeast Dubois were winners Tuesday night while Forest Park suffered a one-point loss in local high school boys basketball.

The Wildcats defeated Evansville Mater Dei, 58 to 44, at the JHS gym. The win gives Jasper an 8-8 record heading into a road game at Princeton next Tuesday. Mater Dei, now 6-13, will host Mt. Vernon Friday.

The Jeeps edged North Daviess, 33 to 31, at North Daviess. The Jeeps, now 9-8, play again Friday, hosting Perry Central. North Daviess, who drops to 7-11, plays at North Knox Friday.

The Rangers suffered only their third loss of the season, 59 to 58, to Wood Memorial at Oakland City. Forest Park, now 11 and 3, plays at Heritage Hills Friday. The Trojans, now 13-4, play at Southridge Friday.