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Jasper Stars Win Babe Ruth Regional; Advance To 13U World Series (VIDEO)

Jasper (NNDC) – Congratulations to the Jasper 13 and under Babe Ruth All-Star team… they are headed to the 2017 World Series!

The team returned to Jasper last night to a large turnout of family and fans who gathered at the Carson’s parking lot for a small parade through town…

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The Jasper team went 5-0 this past week to earn their berth to the 2017 13U Babe Ruth World Series.

Head Coach Craig Johnson says the team slowly gained confidence and really gelled winning its three games in pool play early in the tournament…(Craig on cam)

Team members got to ride in Jasper City police cars for the parade.

Jasper defeated Evergreen Park, Illinois 6-1 yesterday to win the Ohio Valley Regional played this past week in Munster Indiana.

The team now advances to the 13 and under Babe Ruth World Series which starts August 10th in Mountain Home, Arkansas. Jasper’s 13 and under team also made it to the World Series in 2013.

 

 

Bombers Win OVL Champ Series Opener; Can Clinch Title Tonight (w/VIDEO)

Huntingburg (NNDC) – The Dubois County Bombers jump out to one-game to none lead in their Best of 3 Ohio Valley League Championship Series with Hoptown (Hopkinsville, KY) topping the Hoppers 4-2 at League Stadium Friday Night.

The game was televised LIVE on NewsNow Dubois County and (NNDC Spectrum Cable channel 183).  CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE REPLAY OF OUR NNDC-TV TELECAST, or you can watch the game all day during the day Saturday (today) on NNDC Channel 183 (Spectrum Cable).

Righthander Caleb Wagner (Oakland City University) goes 7 1/3 innings to get the series opening win.  Tyler Hagerdorn (University of Southern Indiana) gets the save.

Game two of the series will be played Saturday night in Hopkinsville.   Dubois County, playoff champions in 2015, can clinch the title with a win Saturday.

For Bomber fans making the trip south for the game; all tickets are just $1 at the gate.

NewsNow Dubois County will televise Saturday night’s game LIVE from Hopkinsville High School.  First pitch is at 8pm (EST).

Bombers And Hoppers To Meet In OVL Championship Series; Jasper Reds Win At NBC World Series (w/VIDEO)

OHIO VALLEY LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES SET

Paducah, KY (NNDC) –  The two divisional winners from the regular season will meet in the championship series of the 2017 Ohio Valley League playoff.

The Dubois County Bombers, winners of the OVL Eastern Division overcame a six run deficit Tuesday night at Paducah to beat the Chiefs 10-6 to win their Best of 3 semifinal series, two game to none.

The Bombers will open the championship series at League Stadium in Huntingburg Friday night against Hoptown (Hopkinsville, KY), the Western Division champs during the regular season.

The Hoppers clinched their semifinal series (2-0) with a 9-6 win at Henderson Tuesday night.

The Bombers won the OVL regular season and playoffs in 2015; Hoptown won it all a year ago.

Friday night’s championship series game one will start at 7:00PM.

 

JASPER REDS GETS FIRST WORLD SERIES IN SINCE 1993

Wichita, KS (NNDC) – The Jasper Reds snapped an 11-game losing streak at the 2017National Baseball Congress World Series Tuesday with an 8-5 win over the Fresno (CA) A’s.

The win was Jasper’s first in the World Series since 1993.  The Reds, which accepted an at-large bid this year will now play Cheney, (KS) Thursday in the third and final game of ‘pool play’ for Jasper.  Jasper, Fresno, Cheney and Westchase (Houston, TX) are in the same pool hoping to advance to the World Series semifinals which begin Friday at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium in Wichita.  This is Jasper’s 6th trip to the NBC World Series (1993, 1994, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017).

Tuesday’s win evens the Reds record at the World Series at 1-1.  Jasper lost its opener Sunday to Westchase 8-0.

The Reds have a chance to advance to the semifinals with a win over Cheney, but it won’t be easy.  The Diamond Dawgs are 2-0 with a roster that features several players who are playing collegiately at perennial power Wichita State.   Cheyney beat Fresno 10-0 in their WS opener Sunday, and beat Westchase Tuesday, 12-9.

If Jasper beats Cheney Thursday, a tie-breaker rule would need to be used to determine if Jasper or Cheney would advance to the semifinals.

Thursday’s game between Jasper and Cheney will be televised LIVE on NNDC-TV including our cable TV channel (Spectrum 183).  Gametime is yet to be determined.

Tuesday’s Jasper win is currently replaying on Spectrum 183.  You can also watch it below…

Bombers Hang On For Win In Semifinal Opener

Huntingburg (Local Sources) – The Dubois County Bombers built a six-run lead in the seventh inning and then held off the Paducah Chiefs’ late charge for a 9-7 victory on Monday in the opening game of the best-of-3 series in the semifinal round of the 2017 Ohio Valley League playoffs.

The Chiefs scored four runs in the top of the ninth in the failed comeback on a double by Christian Dominguez, a error, and a single by Tate Mathis.

An early lead helped propel Dubois County to victory. The Bombers took the lead on a double in the second inning.

Paducah captured the lead in the second inning. Blake Johnson singled on the first pitch of the at bat in the second inning, scoring one run.

Dubois County took the lead for good with two runs in the second inning. In the second Craig Shepherd doubled off of Caleb Reinhardt, driving in two runs.

The Bombers scored four runs in the third inning. Dubois County’s big inning was driven by a single by Jordan Libman, a double by Brandon Smith, and a wild pitch.

The Chiefs scored four runs in the ninth inning. The big inning for Paducah came thanks to a double by Christian Dominguez, a error, and a single by Tate Mathis.

Willie Poe earned the win for Dubois County. He tossed four and a third innings, allowing zero runs, four hits, striking out two, and walking zero. Reinhardt took the loss for the Chiefs. He pitched five innings, surrendering six runs, three hits, and striking out three.

Cole Berry started the game for the Bombers. He pitched three and two-thirds innings, allowing three runs, four hits, and striking out four.

Dubois County collected seven hits. Libman and Smith each collected multiple hits for the Bombers. Smith and Libman all had two hits to lead Dubois County.

Paducah had 11 hits in the game. Dominguez, Johnson, Dixon Craft, and Keaton Rice each collected multiple hits for the Chiefs. Mathis went 1-for-5 at the plate as he led the team with two runs batted in.

Game two of the series is tonight in Paducah.

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Bombers Close Out Fulton To Advance; Reds Drop World Series Opener

BOMBERS ADVANCE TO OVL SEMIFINALS

Huntingburg (Local Sources) – After dropping game one of their first round series of the Ohio Valley League playoffs to Fulton Friday night, the Bombers take the series from the Railroaders with an 8-1 win Sunday night at League Stadium.  The Bombers also won Saturday at Fulton 12-9.

Dubois County will open its semi-final series Monday night (tonight) at League Stadium against Paducah.  Paducah beat Owensboro 11-4 last night to win that first round series, two games to one.

 

REDS LOSE NBC WORLD SERIES OPENER

At Wichita, Kansas, the Jasper Reds dropped their opening game of ‘pool play’ at the 2017 National Baseball Congress World Series; 8-0 to the Westchase (Houston, TX) Express.

The Reds were only able to muster four hits against Express pitching.   Brian Grove had two of Jasper’s hits in the game.

This is the sixth appearance for the Reds in the NBC World Series.

The Reds will next play the Fresno (CA) A’s tomorrow (Tuesday).  Gametime TBD.  The game will be televised LIVE on NNDC-TV (Spectrum Cable 183) as will Jasper’s game Thursday against the Cheney (KS) Diamond Dawgs.

 

Will She Or Won’t She?; Egbert Not Saying If Schedule Will Allow Her To Compete Tonight (VIDEO)

Huntingburg (NNDC) – The 2017 Dubois County 4H Fair is fast coming to a close this weekend.  The annual Demolition Derby in the main area will draw a large crowd to the fairgrounds tonight for the fair’s final evening….

An exciting field is expected to be on hand tonight for the final showcase event of the 2017 fair.

Many of the best Derby drivers in the area are expected to be on hand… however we’ve not gotten official word of Huntingburg’s Kendra Egbert will be there.

Kendra won last year’s mini modified division in what was her third appearance in the Dubois County 4H Derby.

2017 is Kendra’s third full season driving for her family’s team headed by bother Kevin.

This year, Kendra is also competing for the Wicked Derbies National driving title. Going into this weekend, She’s 8th in the points chase. Dubois County is not a points event on Wicked Circuit, so we’ve not been able to confirm if she’s competing tonight.

This is video from last summer’s Derby at Fairfield, Illinois NewsNow Dubois County went along with the Egbert Racing crew.
Kendra has proven herself to be a top notch demolition derby driver. Kevin says he now expects her to not only finish each derby she competes in, but to win it…KEVIN ON CAMERA

In addition to driving the cars, Kendra spends as much time as she can in the family garage working on the cars. But, it’s the time spent in the area she enjoys most…KENDRA ON CAMERA

The Dubois County Demolition Derby gets underway tonight at 6pm. Earlier, Kendra told us, if she’s able to be part of tonight’s field, she might try her hand driving two cars… making it twice the fun for her.

Crews Putting Final Touches To New Jasper Turf (PHOTOS)

Jasper (NNDC) – Crews are in the final hours, literally, of installing the new all-weather turf at Jasper’s Jerry Brewer Alumni Stadium.

The turf, paid for by an anonymous donor, will be ready for the Jasper High School football team when practice for the upcoming 2017 season begins the in August.  Crews are expected to be finished with the installation this week.

The new field will be called “Joe Rohleder Field at Jerry Brewer Alumni Stadium.

Rohleder was an assistant under former JHS head coach Jerry Brewer for many of Brewers’ 44 years with the Wildcats; winning the 4A IHSAA state championship in 2001.

Rohleder, a 1958 graduate of Jasper, is an inductee of both the Indiana Football and Wrestling Halls of Fame.

Jasper will be the first member of the Big 8 Conference with an artificial turf home field. Also many of the 4A teams Jasper competes with have the all-weather turf, including all of the Evansville public schools.

In addition to the new turf, the running track and field event areas at the stadium are also being replaced.

Baseball, Softball Classifications Announced for 2017‐18, 2018‐19

Indianapolis (Local Sources) – The Indiana High School Athletic Association announces the new classifications for IHSAA member schools in
baseball and softball for the next two school years.

Sectional groupings for both sports will be announced in late August following approval of the IHSAA Executive Committee.

With the reclassification, Jasper, the defending Class 3A state runner-up moves up to Class 4A for the next two years.

Southridge will remain in Class 3A, Forest Park stays in Class 2A and Northeast Dubois, the defending local Class 1A sectional champs remain in 1A.

The enrollment figures, the total of boys and girls in grades 9‐12, were submitted by the schools to the Indiana Department of Education last fall and are used to determine the classifications in the sports of baseball, boys and girls basketball, football, boys and girls soccer, softball and volleyball.   Classifications for those sports were announced earlier.

Jasper remains in Class 4A for football, but moves up to 4A in boys and girls basketball and volleyball.  The Wildcats will compete in Class 3A in boys soccer and in 2A in girls soccer.  There are only three classes in soccer.

Southridge returns to Class 2A in football for the next two years where it will join Forest Park.

Forest Park and Northeast Dubois will compete in Class 1A in boys soccer and as will the Forest Park girls.

Southridge will compete in Class 2A in volleyball along with Forest Park.

Also, per IHSAA By‐Law, C‐2‐3c, any school has the option to play up one or more classes in any sport they choose for the two‐year classification period by notifying the Association Office.

Accumulated Tournament Success Factor points have been tallied from the previous two seasons and have been applied in placing those affected schools in their appropriate classification within each sport.

Reds Hosting Reunion; Current Reds Accept World Series Invite

Jasper (Local Sources) – The Jasper Reds are hosting their 25th Annual Reunion today at the Jasper Jaycees Clubhouse.

The doors open at 11 a.m. to the public.

Reds spokesman Tom Alles says anyone who is a baseball fan will enjoy this event that will have many interesting items on display including old pictures, uniforms, equipment, newspaper and films from the 1940s and 1950s.  Refreshments will be served.

Meawhile, the 2017 edition of the Reds have has accepted one of the few at-large bids to compete in the upcoming 83rd National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita, Kanas.

This will be the sixth appearance at the World Series for the Reds, who will open pool play July 22 or 23.

Alles says one of the other teams that has accepted a World Series Invite is the Kansas Stars.  The Stars’ roster includes former MLB stars Chipper Jones, Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt and Jake Peavy.

NNDC-TV Will Televise LIVE From League Stadium This Afternoon For Ruxer Ford Night With The Bombers!

Ruxer FordHuntingburg (NNDC) – Tonight is “Ruxer Ford” Night with the Dubois County Bombers.  The first 1ooo fans that enter the ballpark will get in for FREE as the newly-crowned OVL Eastern Division champs play Owensboro tonight.

Our pre-game ‘Live Look” from League Stadium will begin at about 5:30pm with NNDC’s Ron Spaulding hosting.   Gates open at 6pm.

First Pitch for the game will be at 7pm!