Jasper Goes 3-0 To Win Own Softball Invitational


At Jasper, the Lady Wildcats took top honors in their own softball invitational tournament Saturday.

Jasper won all three of its games enroute to the title including Saturday’s 7-2 win over Tecumseh to clinch the event.

Olivia Knies tossed a four-hit shutout in Jasper’s 11-0 opening game win and then scattered six hits in the win over the Lady Braves.

In Jasper’s second game, an 13-10 win over North Harrison, Jessica Mehringer and Lindsay Mehringer both homered.

Jasper Invitational

ChampionshipJasper 7  Tecumseh 2

3rd PlaceNorth Harrison 6 Vincennes 3

5th PlaceCorydon Central 5 North Posey 3 (8 inns)

7th Place Northview 1 Perry Central 0 (Forfeit)

Game 8 – Tecumseh 3 Vincennes 1

Game 7 – Jasper 13 North Harrison 10

Game 6 – Corydon Central 5 Northview 2

Game 5 – North Posey 13 Perry Central 1

Game 4 – Tecumseh 4 Northview 3

Game 3 – Vincennes 5 Corydon Central 3

Game 2 – North Harrison 13 Perry Central 3

Game 1 – Jasper 11 North Posey 0



Jasper 6   New Albany 4

At Jasper, Reece Kleinhelter gets the win on the hill for the now 3A #1 Wildcats who improve to 7-1 for the 2017 season.


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Weyer Completes Comeback; Signs With Division I St. Francis

Noelle Weyer shown with Huntingburg Mayor Denny Spinner at last September's Torch Relay Celebrating Indiana's 200th years of statehood. PHOTO: Holly Weyer

Noelle Weyer shown with Huntingburg Mayor Denny Spinner at last September’s Torch Relay Celebrating Indiana’s 200th years of statehood.
PHOTO: Holly Weyer

Jasper (Local Sources) – Noelle Weyer, a track & field and cross country standout for Jasper High School has signed a national letter of intent to run a St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights, New York.

Weyer will run cross country as well as both indoor and outdoor track for the Terriers who are a member of the NCAA Division I Northeast Conference.

Thursday’s signing at JHS completes a comeback for Weyer who recovered from surgery two years ago to correct what is called “Nutcracker Syndrome,” a rare vascular compression disorder that caused her to pass out almost constantly.

Cats Outlast Castle; Jeeps Rebound With Win Over Forest Park


Jasper 13  Castle 12

At Paradise, senior Evan Aders hits two home runs and 6 RBIs as Jasper hangs on for the win.  The Wildcats improve to 6-1 with the win.

Northeast Dubois  15  Forest Park  4 (5 inns.)

At Ferdinand, senior Griffen Bauer homers as the Jeeps defeat their county rivals in five innings bouncing back from Tuesday’s home loss to another county rival Southridge.   Jeeps improve to 3-2 with the win.


Gibson Southern  14  Forest Park 2  (5 inns.)

At Bretzville, the Lady Rangers commit seven errors in the loss.  Forest Park falls to 5-6. 1-3 in the Pocket Athletic Conference.

Girls Tennis

Northeast Dubois 5  South Knox 0

#1 Singles: Chloe Terwiske  (ND) defeated  Sam Nardine (SK) 6-0, 6-0
#2 Singles: Taylor Dodd (ND) defeated Lacey Newton (SK) 6-2, 6-0
#3 Singles: Paige Knies (ND) defeated Lauren McCrary (SK) 6-1, 7-5
#1 Doubles: Megan Lueken and Savannah Stafford (ND) defeated Hannah Southwood Heidi Southwood (SK) 7-6 (5), 6-1
#2 Doubles: Delaney Rasche and Olivia Schroering (ND) defeated Macey Wieling and Mykayla Couchenour (SK) 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (3)

Southridge 3  South Spencer 2

#1 Singles: Emily Eckert (SHS) vs. Mallory Damin (SS) – 6-2; 2-6; 5-7
#2 Singles: Hailey Michel (SHS) vs. Brittany Payne (SS) – 6-2; 6-1
#3 Singles: Louisa Nino (SHS) vs. Lydia Chord (SS) – 4-6; 5-7
#1 Doubles: Leah Diekhoff & Kenzie Lubbehusen (SHS) vs. Becca Rutherford & Allie
Rutherford (SS) – 7-6 (7-5); 6-4
#2 Doubles: Evie Sherer & Audra Hochgesang (SHS) vs. Bailey Manis & Baylee Kirchgessner (SS) – 6-2; 6-3

Forest Park 3  Heritage Hills 2

#1 Singles: Kate Kaetzel def Paige Uebelhor 6-1, 6-3
#2 Singles: Kyla Dilger def Emmy Miller 6-3, 6-0
#3 Singles: Hailey Thayer def. Carly Sabelhaus 6-1, 6-0
#1 Doubles: Laurent Tretter & Anna Becher def. Sydney Rube & Caroline Guth 6-3, 6-3
#2 Doubles: Emily Nord & Kendyll Gasser def. Emma Buechlein & Mallory Tempel 6-1, 6-4



Knies Throws 3-Hit Shutout At Southridge; Lady Rangers Blank Crawford County (Scoreboard)


Southridge 14  Northeast Dubois 10

At Dubois, an 11-run 6th sparked the Raiders in a game that featured five home runs; four by the Raiders including a grand-slam by Issac Englert in the 6th.  The Raiders’ Nolan O’Brien hit two home runs including a lead-0ff dinger to open the game.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INCLUDING A REPLAY OF NNDC’s LIVE TELECAST

Jasper 15  Mt. Carmel 1


Jasper 6  Southridge 0

At Huntingburg, Jasper took the early lead on a bases loaded walk in the second inning. The Wildcats added 4 more in the top of the 5th and 1 in the top of the 6th for their 6 run total on 5 hits

Wildcats Senior starter Olivia Knies earned the complete game win. Knies allowed just three hits, walked 4 and struck out 7 Raider batters over 7 innings of work.

The Lady Raiders committed six errors in the loss.

Raider starter Boo Polley took the loss for Southridge. Polley also went the distance for the Raiders, allowing six runs on five hits while walking five and striking out seven Wildcat batters over 7 innings.

Girls Tennis

Forest Park 5  Crawford County 0

#1 Singles – Paige Uebelhor (FP) def Abigail Pierson (CC) 6-3, 6-4
#2 Singles – Emmy Miller (FP) def Josie Roser (CC) 6-2, 6-1
#3 Singles – Hailey Thayer (FP) def Jordan Ford (CC) 6-0, 6-0
#1 Doubles – Tretter & Becher(FP)  def. Bean & Shelton (CC) 6-1, 6-2
#2 Doubles – Gaesser & Nord (FP) def. Andrew & Massengale (CC) 6-3, 6-1

Northeast Dubois 3  Loogootee 2

#1 Singles – Chloe Terwiske (ND) defeated Katie Sims (L) 6-0, 6-4
#2 Singles – Melaina Tippery (L) defeated Taylor Dodd (ND) 5-7, 6-2, 6-0
#3 Singles – Paige Knies (ND) defeated Emily Wade (L) 7-6 (5), 6-1
#1 Doubles – Savannah Stafford and Megan Lueken (ND) defeated Breanna Hollaway and Eden Jenkins (L) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
#2 Doubles – Abbie Williams and Kashten Burch (L) defeated Alexis Stafford and Delaney Rasche (ND) 6-1, 6-2

Southridge 3  Northeast Dubois 2 (Monday)

#1 Singles – Chloe Terwiske (ND) defeated Emily Eckert (S) 6-0, 6-3
#2 Singles – Hailey Michel (S) defeated Taylor Dodd (ND) 6-4, 6-0
#3 Singles – Louisa Nino (S) defeated Paige Knies (ND) 6-1, 4-6, 6-2
#1 Doubles – Leah Diekhoff and Mackenzie Lubbehusen (S) defeated Savannah Stafford and Megan Lueken (ND) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)
#2 Doubles – Olivia Schroering and Delaney Rasche (ND) defeated Olivia Mundy and Katlyn Brewer (S) 6-3, 6-0

Grand Slam Lifts Raiders Over Jeeps In Slugfest (LIVE RECORDED VIDEO)

Dubois (NNDC) – Southridge outlasted Northeast Dubois 14-10 in game that featured five home runs; four by the Raiders…


Simmers Inducted Into ISSA Hall Of Fame (VIDEO)

BOB 2Greenwood (NNDC) – Forner WITZ & WBDC sports play-by-play announcer Bob Simmers was inducted Sunday into the Indiana Sportswriters & Sportscasters Hall of Fame.

Simmers, who spent more than 20 years with WITZ as a sports announcer and chief engineer, passed away in 2006 at the age of 68.

Jerry Birge, who was at the Herald in Jasper during much of Simmers’ time in Jasper, and was best friends with Simmers, introduced Bob’s oldest son Alex, who accepted his father’s Hall of Fame award for the Simmers’ family on behalf of his dad (pictured).

Below are Jerry’s and Alex’s addresses to the large crowd gathered for the ISSA Hall of Fame induction banquet held at the Valle Vista Golf Club in Greenwood…

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Trio Of Raiders To Play College Football

Jack Michel

Jack Michel

Huntingburg (Local Sources) – Three Southridge Raiders will play football in college this coming fall.

SHS Athletic Director Brett Bardwell says Jack Michel has committed to play at Indiana State.

Michel, a 6-foot-1, 210 pound will follow his dad’s footsteps.  His dad Evan lettered two years with the Sycamores (1989, 1990).

Indiana State is an NCAA Division I FCS program and a member of the Missouri Valley Conference.

Michel, a multi-sport student-athlete at Southridge, also to the 2017 IHSAA State Finals in Wrestling last month in the 195-pound division.

Michel has announced that he will sign a national letter of intent April 14th during a signing ceremony planned at SHS.

Ross Eckert

Ross Eckert

Braden Harding

Braden Harding

Meanwhile, two Southridge football teammates have also announced plans to play at the college level.

Bardwell says running back/defensive back Ross Eckert will sign with Hanover College on May 8 and split end/defensive back Braden Harding with Manchester on May 15th.

Both Hanover and Manchester are members of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (NCAA III).

Bayer Homers Twice In Lady Rangers’ Romp (LIVE RECORDED VIDEO)

Knies Homers; Hurls Lady Cats’ Shutout Win; Forest Park Also Wins




Jasper 10  Heritage Hills 0

At Jasper, an early lead and error free defense helped propel Jasper to victory. The Lady Wildcats took the lead early on a solo home run in the bottom of the first inning by Wildcats starting pitcher Olivia Knies. Knies went on to toss a 2-hit shutout while striking out four Patriot batters over five innings.

Molly Mehringer, Maria Gobert, Grace Werner, Olivia Knies and Jessica Mehringer had two hits each to lead the Wildcat hitting attack. Freshman Madison Mathies picked up 3 RBI’s on a bases loaded, pinch hit double in the bottom of the 5th.

Forest Park 12  Washington 0

At Washington, Taylor Bayer throws a one-hitter and the Lady Rangers pounded out 14 hits in the non-conference win.

Forest Park improves to 2-4 with the victory.

Girls Tennis

Forest Park 3  Paoli 2

#1 Singles: Meagan Dooley(P) def. Paige Uebelhor(FP) 6-1, 6-1
#2 Singles: Emma Osborn (P) def. Emmy Miller (FP) 6-2, 6-1
#3 Singles: Hailey Thayer (FP) def. Jalyn Engleking (P) 6-2, 6-2

#1 Doubles: Anna Becher & Lauren Tretter (FP) def. Chloe Elliott & Emily Leone (P) 6-2, 6-4
#2 Doubles: Kendyll Gaesser & Emily Nord (FP) def. Hannah Sanders & Maddie May 7-5, 6-4

Southridge 5  Evansville Bosse 0

#1 Singles – Emily Eckert (SHS) def. Lily Rexing (EB)  6-2; 6-1
#2 Singles – Hailey Michel (SHS) def. Taylor Ayers (EB) 6-2; 6-2
#3 Singles – Louisa Nino (SHS) def. Chloe Perry (EB)  6-0; 6-3

#1 Doubles – Leah Diekhoff & Kenzie Lubbehusen (SHS) def. Macey Hammond & Audrey Wilson (EB)  6-3; 6-0
#2 Doubles – Evie Sherer & Audra Hochgsang (SHS) def. Jacy Bloeman-Myers & Zakeyah Brown (EB) 6-4; 6-1

Girls Track & Field

Heritage Hills 81  Forest Park 53

Boys Track & Field

Heritage Hills 89  Forest Park 44


Knies Throws One-Hit Shutout In Jasper Win At Jeffersonville


Jasper 3  Jeffersonville 0

Jeffersonville (Local Sources) – Senior Olivia Knies was almost untouchable in the circle as Jasper gets a road win at Jeffersonville Saturday.

Jasper jumped out to an early lead in the first inning on a bases loaded walk to Alexa Stenftenagel.

Knies earned the complete game win for Jasper, giving up zero runs, one hit, 1 walk and two strike outs. A single in the second inning by Jeffersonville left fielder Meghan Lay was the only hit for Jeffersonville.

Jennah Tincher took the loss for Jeffersonville. She also pitched a 7-inning complete game, surrendering four runs, seven hits, 2 walks and one strike out.

Grace Werner and Alexa Stenftenagel collected 2 hits each to lead the Jasper hitting attack

Alexa Stenftenagel, Lexie Jerger, Emily Heim, and Jessica Mehringer all had RBI’s for the Wildcats.

Jasper takes next week off for spring break before returning to action Tuesday April 4th when they host the Heritage Hills Patriots.