Prep Sports Roundup
Dragons gymnasts soar past Muncie Central
The New Palestine gymnastics team’s Regan Elsea, Kate Fee and Tara Morey finished one, two, three in the team’s 104.675-91.45 victory Wednesday against Muncie Central.
Elsea earned a clean sweep, claiming victories in the balance beam (9.0), floor (9.2), uneven bars (9.025) and vault (9.075), giving her an overall score of 36.3.
Fee, who totaled a 35.175, was runner-up in each event, finishing with an 8.9 in the balance beam, an 8.9 in the floor, an 8.325 in the uneven bars and a 9.05 in the vault.
Morey finished third with an all around score of 32.5. New Palestine’s Taylor Brown came in sixth (30.025).
The Dragons compete again Saturday at Bloomington North.
Dragons 2nd in final regular-season meet
The New Palestine boys swimming team wrapped up its regular season with a second-place finish in a three-way meet at Pendleton Heights.
The Dragons scored 100 points, sandwiched between the Arabians (143 points) and Hagerstown (62).
Michael O’Leary led the Dragons with second-place finishes in the 50 freestyle and the 100 butterfly. He also helped the 200 free relay team (Jake Mitchell, Joey Rogers and Luke Reed) to a third-place swim.
Conner Page had a solid day for New Palestine, finishing second in the one-meter dive and third in the 100 backstroke. He also led the 200 medley (Reed, Rogers, Mitchell) and the 400 free (Matthew Taylor-Smith, Nico Martin, Sutton Biddle) relay teams to second-place finishes in their events.
Mitchell came in second in the 100 free.
The Dragons swim again Thursday and Feb. 21 in the Sectional 15 meet at New Palestine.
Greenfield-Central blasts Knightstown
The Cougars set a season-high for points scored in a 78-39 win at Knightstown on Thursday.
Greenfield-Central led 41-21 at halftime on the way to its third straight win, and seventh victory in its last 10 games.
Individual stats weren’t immediately available. Look for a recap in Saturday’s Daily Reporter. The Cougars improved to 9-12, while the Panthers fell to 11-7.
Greenfield-Central won the JV game 50-16.
The Cougars will host Rushville (12-5) on Feb. 20.
Mt. Vernon falls to Frankton in close game
Class 2A No. 3 Frankton had a 34-27 halftime lead against Mt. Vernon Thursday and held on for a 49-45 win.
The Eagles improved to 18-1 on the year. The Marauders are 10-7. Individual stats weren’t immediately available. Look for a recap in Saturday’s Daily Reporter.
Mt. Vernon will host Lawrence Central (6-12) on Saturday.