Cats Roar, Raiders Roll, Rangers Fall

(NNDC) – Jasper and Southridge continued their winning ways, but Forest Park lost Friday in local high school football. The Wildcats roared to a 41 to 10 victory at Washington, the Raiders rolled to a home field 21 to 0 blanking of Pike Central, and the Rangers fell at home to Heritage Hills, 44 to 0.

Jasper improves to 5 and 1 for the season and will host Mt. Vernon Friday. Washington drops to 3 and 5. Southridge won its sixth game in a row and is now 7 and 1 overall. The Raiders host Gibson Southern Friday. It was Pike Central’s third loss in a row, dropping the Chargers to 2 and 6. Forest Park’s loss was its fourth in a row, dropping the Rangers to 2 and 6 for the season. They will play at Tell City Friday. Heritage Hills pulled even for the season at 4 and 4.

Lady Cats Win 2 In Hoosier Cup Soccer Meet

BLOOMINGTON (NNDC) – Jasper won two of three matches in the Hoosier Cup Soccer Meet this past weekend at Karst Farm Park in Bloomington.

After losing to Evansville Central, 3-2, the Lady Wildcats blanked meet host Bloomington North, 1-0, and edged Jennings County, 3-2.

Regan Mundy and Maggie Getzin scored goals in the opener, Hanna Love scored the only goal in the win over North, and Mundy, Peyton Blackgrave, and Olivia Ruckriegel scored the three Jasper goals in the finale.

The Jasper varsity plays again Saturday afternoon at Castle, the junior varsity plays at Northeast Dubois tonight (September 7) at Northeast Dubois.


Heartland Half Marathon Saturday

JASPER (NNDC) –  The Heartland half marathon, 5K race, and team challenge all begin at 7:30 a.m. Saturday in the shadow of the Jasper Train Depot along the Patoka River and finish in the shade at Dave Buehler Plaza. The half marathon and 5K will split apart close to the start of the race. The marathon features a fairly challenging hilly course. The Team Challenge, comprised of a 4-person team, will follow the same course as the half marathon.

New Turf For Jasper’s Alumni Stadium (VIDEO)

Jasper (NNDC) – The Jasper Wildcats will open the 2017 football season Friday night against Evansville Memorial at Jerry Brewer Alumni Stadium. Fans will discover a new look for the stadium, a new artificial turf named “Joe Rohleder Field.

Jasper Wins Pool Play Finale; Now Playing “Waiting Game!

Mt. Home, AR (NNDC) – The Jasper 13U All-Stars salvaged a win Sunday night in their fourth and final game of ‘pool play’ in the 2017 13U Babe Ruth World Series.

Jasper finished pool play with a 1-3 mark after defeating Bismarck, ND 11-1 Sunday evening in a game called after six innings.

Now Jasper must wait for the final pool play games scheduled for Monday are completed before the team knows whether or not it it advances to World Series’ single-elimination round that begins tomorrow.

Right now, it appears Jasper will be a longshot to make the finals.

With two more pool play games remaining to be played in Jasper’s division, if both Bismarck and the host team from Mt. Home lose their final pool play games today, Jasper is eliminated.  All three teams will finish pool play at 1-3.  Mt. Home came from behind to beat Jasper 9-6 Saturday night so they have the tie-breaker between the two teams.   Bismarck beat Mt. Home earlier in the World Series, so they have the tie-breaker between those two.

Jasper advances only if Mt. Home beats Keene, NH and Bismarck beats Atlantic Beach, NJ.   Jasper lost to both Keene and Atlantic Beach earlier in the World Series.

Sunday night, Jasper scored two in the bottom of the first inning against Bismarck and added four more runs in the second enroute to the win.   Jasper scored three in the bottom of the sixth to end the game.

Jasper Centerfielder Issac Day had three RBIs for Jasper in the win.

Jack Ahlbrand threw a complete game one-hitter for Jasper striking out six.  Ahlbrand also had two RBIs in the game going 2-4 at the plate (singles).

Jasper 13U All-Stars Drop 3rd Game At World Series; Play Final Game Sunday Evening

Mt. Home, AR (NNDC) – The host team of the 2017 13U Babe Ruth World Series put the pressure on the Jasper All-Stars smacking nine hits and taking advantage of seven errors by the Ohio Valley Regional champions to take a 9-6 victory on Saturday night at McClain Family Park.  Both teams entered the game winless in the World Series.

Mountain Home trailed 4-3 before scoring six unanswered runs in the fourth and fifth innings to take a 9-4 cushion enroute to the win.

Jasper is now 0-3 in pool play and have now been eliminated from advance to the single-elimination finals.  Jasper will play its final game of the World Series tonight at 9pm against Bismark, ND.

You can watch a “LIVE LOOK” livestreamed of the game by CLICKING HERE.

13U All-Stars Rally In Game One Of World Series Comes Up Short

Mountain Home, AR –  The Jasper 13U All-Stars came up a run short in their rally to win their first game of the 2017 Babe Ruth World Series losing 9-8 to the New England district champions, Keene, NH.

Jasper found itself down 8-1 after four innings.  A five-run sixth for Jasper, aided by two errors on the Keene shortstop pulled Jasper to within a run, but Jasper could only score one more run in the seventh to come up short.

Ian Giesler was 3 for 3 at the plate for Jasper (double, 2 singles).  Both he and Isaac Day each had two RBIs.

The game was the first our four for Jasper in “pool play.”  Jasper plays again at 1:00pm EST against the Mid-Atlantic District champions from Atlantic Shore, NJ.

All World Series games are being livestreamed with a ‘LIVE LOOK’ camera which you can watch by CLICKING HERE.

Jasper 13U Babe Ruth All-Stars To Open WS This Afternoon (LIVE-STREAM)

The Jasper 13U All-Stars earlier today (Thursday) taking part in the 2017 Babe Ruth World Series parade in downtown Mountain Home, AR

The Jasper 13U All-Stars earlier today (Thursday) taking part in the 2017 Babe Ruth World Series parade in downtown Mountain Home, AR

Mountain Home, AR (NNDC) – The Jasper 13U All-Star Team is scheduled to open the 2017 Babe Ruth World Series this afternoon against Keene, NH.

The game is slated to begin at 3:30pm EST from Mountain Home, AR.

The start of the game has been delayed due to the length of the World Series’ opening ceremony.

The opening game of the World Series between Eagle Pass, TX and Tri-Valley, CA is still underway.

The series hosts in Arkansas are providing a “LIVE LOOK” stream of all the World Series games.

You can watch the games by CLICKING HERE.

Jasper is assured four games in pool play at the World Series along with five other teams. Jasper won its trip to the World Series by winning the Ohio Valley Regional in Munster, Indiana two weeks ago.

If Jasper advances out of pool play, they will play in the single elimination finals starting next Tuesday.

This is the second time the Jasper 13U All-Stars have played in the Babe Ruth World Series. Jasper qualified for the 2013 series played in Washington state.

Raider Sports Season Tickets Now On Sale

Huntingburg (NNDC) – Season tickets and All-Sports passes for 2017-18 at Southridge High School are now on sale.

SHS Athletic Director Brett Bardwell says All-Sports passes are good for all SHS regular-season home events in the 2017-18 school year except for scrimmages and tournaments. Adult passes are $75, student passes are $50 and a family pass for a family of three is $150, with $15 for each additional child.

2017 Raider football season tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students. Season tickets are good for all five varsity home games this season.

All-sports passes and football season tickets are now on sale and will also be sold at all Southwest Dubois schools this coming Monday, August 14th.

Bardwell says admission to all SHS varsity athletic events in 2017-18 will be $5 at the gate for both students and adults. JV and freshman athletic events will be $3 at the gate for both students and adults.

Bombers End Championship Season With Ceremony

Huntingburg (NNDC) – The Dubois County Bombers capped off their 2017 Ohio Valley League championship season with a ceremony at League Stadium Sunday for the team.

Each member of the team was presented an OVL championship medallion from team general partner Mike Uebelhor. This was the Bombers second OVL playoff championship in three seasons.

Mayor Denny Spinner was also on hand Sunday and declared the day “Dubois County Bomber Day” with a special proclamation.

Dubois County swept Hoptown in the championship series two games to none with an impressive 13-2 win Saturday night at Hopkinsville. The championship series was televised LIVE on NewsNow Dubois County and our NNDC-TV cable TV channel (Spectrum 183).