No. 15 Dragons win 2 in a row
The New Palestine girls golf team bounced back quickly this week with back-to-back dual match wins at Hawk’s Tail.
On Monday, the Dragons, ranked 15th in the IHSGCA preseason poll, defeated Southport 186-206. On Tuesday, they ran away from Greenwood with a 170-199 win on their home course.
Makenzi Black led New Palestine against Southport with a nine-hole score of 42. Cassie Rooks followed with a 44, and Carly Jones finished with a 49. Payton Hill chipped in a 51.
Black came back with a 39 the next day against Greenwood as the team’s top three golfers each improved their scores. Rooks posted a 42, which Jones matched to cut her previous score by seven strokes.
Cassidy Harp provided the team’s fourth score with a 47.
The Dragons competed in their third match in three days, traveling to Noblesville’s Harbour Trees Golf Course on Wednesday to face the No. 16 Millers.
Cougars golf defeats Rushville
The Greenfield girls golf team conquered Antler Point Golf Club and in the process defeated Rushville 188-223 on Monday.
Makenzie Fisk once again was low medalist with a 39.
Megan Garner followed with a 45, while Kim Miles and Lindsey McCord both carded 52s to finish out the scoring.
Amanda Edwards improved dramatically from her weekend outing at the Greensburg Invitational to shoot a 54 including a chip-in birdie on the first hole, commented Greenfield-Central head coach Russ Wiley.
Freshman Phoenix Breese got her high school career started with a 65.
The Cougars hosted Perry Meridian at Hawk’s Tail on Wednesday after traveling to Otter Creek Golf Course in Columbus for a three-way with Columbus East and Whiteland on Tuesday.
Youth baseball teams conducting tryouts
The Greenfield Youth Baseball Association is conducting tryouts for its U8 and U9 travel baseball teams this weekend.
On Sunday, the GYBA will conduct both tryouts at Riley Park. The session for U9 baseball will start at 1 p.m., and U8 will begin at 3:30 p.m.
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Brewers’ Melvin stepping down as GM
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The rebuilding of the last-place Milwaukee Brewers will be overseen by a new general manager.
Doug Melvin will be leaving his job after 13 years in Milwaukee. The team and Melvin said Tuesday he will continue to lead the baseball operations department before “transitioning into an advisory role.”
Owner Mark Attanasio has hired an executive search firm to help find a new general manager. Attanasio plans to begin asking for permission to interview candidates this week during the owners meeting in Chicago, the team said.
The Brewers, 48-65 and with the second-worst record in the NL, are in Chicago for a three-game series with the Cubs.
Prep sports calendar
Eastern Hancock at New Palestine (scrimmage), 5 p.m.
Eastern Hancock at Mt. Vernon (Old Oakland), 4:30 p.m.
Center Grove at Greenfield-Central (Hawk’s Tail), 5 p.m.
Greensburg at New Palestine (scrimmage), 5 p.m.
Centerville at Eastern Hancock (scrimmage), 7 p.m.
Scenia Memorial at New Palestine (scrimmage), 7:30 p.m.
Mooresville at Greenfield-Central (scrimmage), 7 p.m.
Mt. Vernon at Speedway (scrimmage), 7 p.m.
Zionsville at Mt. Vernon (scrimmage), 6 p.m.
New Palestine at Heritage Christian (scrimmage), 7:30 p.m.
New Palestine at Heritage Christian (scrimmage), 6 p.m.
Greenfield-Central at New Palestine Invitational (Hawk’s Tail), 1 p.m.
Richmond at Mt. Vernon, 7 p.m.
Perry Meridian at New Palestine, 5:30 p.m.
Warren Central at Greenfield-Central, 5:30 p.m.
New Palestine at Connersville, 5:30 p.m.
Girls cross country
Eastern Hancock, Greenfield-Central at Triton Central Early Bird Invitational (Blue River Park), 5:30 p.m.
Boys cross country
Brownsburg, Fishers at Mt. Vernon, 5:30 p.m.
New Palestine, Whiteland at Knightstown, 4 p.m.
Greenfield-Central, Eastern Hancock, Beech Grove (Horseshoe Bend), 5 p.m.
Shenandoah at Mt. Vernon, 4:30 p.m.