Jasper Girl Netters Advance to State

JASPER (NNDC) – Jasper and Bloomington South advanced to next week’s IHSAA Girls State Tennis tournament Saturday with semi-state victories at Jasper. The Lady Panthers defeated Floyd Central, 4-1 to win Championship No. 1 at the Ed Yarbrough Tennis Complex. The sixth-ranked Lady Wildcats followed with a 3-2 win over Evansville Memorial to win Championship No. 2.
IHSAA Semi-State at Jasper.

Jasper 3 Evansville Memorial 2

A hard fought come-from-behind win in No. 2 singles by Sarah Monesmith and a sweep of both doubles by the teams of Emma Yarbrough and Elisabeth Ahlbrand and Emma Seger and Olivia Yarbrough produced the win for Jasper. Monesmith, after losing the first set 6-7 (4-7), came back with wins of 6-3, 7-6 (7-1). Yarbrough and Ahlbrand also had to come from behind after losing in the first set, 6-7 (5-7). They came back to win 6-1, 6-3. Seger and Yarbrough won in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3.

The Lady Wildcats will play top-ranked and undefeated Carmel Friday afternoon in the state tournament at Carmel. Bloomington South will play Terre Haute South. Jasper will take a 19 and 4 record into the state, Bloomington South is 16-9.

No. 1 Singles – Makenzie Myers (EM) def. Maria Lueken (J) 6-1, 6-2
No. 2 Singles – Sarah Monesmith (J) def. Audrey Vincent (EM) 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 7-6 (7-1)
No. 3 Singles – Caitlyn Martin (EM) def. Anna Flick (J) 6-2, 6-1

No. 1 Doubles – Emma Yarbrough & Elisabeth Ahlbrand (J) def. Elizabeth Schuler & Claudia Jennings (EM) 6-7 (5-7), 6-1, 6-3
No. 2 Doubles – Emma Seger & Olivia Yarbrough (J) 6-4, 6-3



IHSSA 3A Sectional at Jasper

Jasper 8 Southridge 3

Vincennes Lincoln 10 Washington 4

The top-ranked Wildcats broke a 1-1 tie with rival Southridge with three runs in the bottom of the third inning and a two-spot in both the fourth and fifth enroute to victory over the Raiders and Raider pitching ace Jacob Brewer Saturday at Ruxer Field. Southridge and Virginia-bound Brewer defeated Jasper last year in the sectional at Southridge.

Austin Alles drove in one run and pitcher Ben Moore drove in a pair in the Cats’ 3-run third. Tyler Begle was 3 for 3 with one RBI to lead Jasper’s 8-hit attack. Alles was 2 for 4 with two runs scored and one RBI. Southridge also had eight hits, led by Nordhoff and Recker with two hits each. Moore struck out eight and allowed seven hits before giving way to Cal Krueger with one out in the seventh after the Raiders touched him for two runs. Krueger gave up one hit before shutting down Southridge’s late bid. The Raiders finished the season with a 19 and 8 record. Jasper will take a 26 and 1 mark into Monday night’s championship game against Vincennes Lincoln. The Aces defeated Washington, 10-4, in the second game at Jasper Saturday.

Southridge   010 000 2 – 3 8 1
Jasper          013 220 x – 8 8 0


IHSAA 2A Sectional at South Spencer

South Spencer 14 Tell City 1
Forest Park 5 Evansville Mater Dei 2

It will be Forest Park versus host South Spencer Monday in the 2A Sectional at Rockport. The Rebels advanced Saturday with a 14 to 1 win over Tell City. The Rangers moved on with a 5 to 2 triumph over Evansville Mater Dei

Forest Park rolled up a 5 to 0 lead with solo runs in the first and fourth innings, added three more in the fifth on David Lusk’s inside-the-park home run and then held off the Wildcats’ late 2-run rally in the top of the seventh. Trevor Zink was two-for-two for the winners. Wendholt went the distance on the mound for the Rangers, scattering eight hits. Forest Park will take a 12 record into Monday’s championship game.

Mater Dei     000 000 2 – 2 8 1
Forest Park  100 130 x – 5 7 3