Sports Roundup – August 20

Daily Reporter staff reports

Greenfield-Central’s boys tennis team earned a 5-0 victory against Scecina Memorial on Tuesday to improve to 1-0 on the season. The Cougar’s JV team also prevailed, winning 2-0.

At No. 1 singles, Greenfield-Central’s Zak Lawhorn beat Curtis Yaggi 6-1, 6-0 while Nate Real beat Jonathan Card 6-3, 6-0 at No. 2 singles.

At No. 3 singles, Cougar Tommy Graham beat Zach Burck 6-3, 6-4.

Dylan Wilburn and Saben Fletcher beat Jeremy O’Day and Tristian Wise 7-6 (7-4), 6-0 at No. 1 doubles while Brady Wright and Jerry Fogle beat Alex Hikz and James Hentz 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 doubles.

For the JV squad, Chris Wu beat Phil Kozenski 8-0 and Tony Li beat Bo Sims 8-0.

Royals fall to Spartans

The Royals tennis team fell victim to Southwestern on Tuesday, losing 5-0 at home.

For Eastern Hancock, Duncan Cherry lost 1-6, 5-7 at No. 1 singles while Garek Ferguson dropped his No. 2 singles match 2-6, 6-7.

At No. 3 singles, Corbin Jennings lost 3-6, 2-6.

The No. 1 doubles team of Bryce Jackson and Tony Cape fell 0-6, 2-6 while Jack Smith and Cameron Alberts lost 1-6, 1-6, at No. 2 doubles.

Dragons open with win

New Palestine’s boys tennis team won its first match of the season Tuesday with a 3-2 victory against Whiteland at home.

At No. 1 singles, Coltin Espich lost to Sam Venter 0-6, 1-6 while Matthew True beat Adam Zietlow 7-5, 3-6, 6-0 at No. 2 singles.

No. 3 singles player Nick Ochs beat Blake Surface 2-6, 7-5, 6-4 in a highly competitive match.

At No. 1 doubles, Josh McKinney and Evan Rejer beat Aaron and Caleb Scott 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 while Conner Page and Tyler Swain lost to Cory Ullrich and Josiah Adkins 2-6, 2-6 at No. 2 doubles.

The Dragons’ JV team lost 3-4.


Marauders crush Cardinals

Mt. Vernon’s girls soccer team scored nine goals in the second half against Southport on Tuesday, walking away with a convincing 13-0 win.

“The girls played a strong game both offensively and defensively,” Marauder coach Steve Williams said. “Every player made a positive contribution.”

Morgan Scruggs, Alexi Ratts and Cleo Mills each scored three goals for Mt. Vernon in the win. Nikki Ratts led the team with three assists while Tyler Leath added two.

In goal, Avery Haines and Kameron McClurel each collected one save.


Cougars blank New Castle

Enrique Ferrara scored two goals in the second half as the Cougars defeated New Castle 3-0 Tuesday.

Braiden Sticka opened the game with a goal in the second minute to give Greenfield-Central a 1-0 lead at half. Ferrara’s two goals came within eights minutes to seal the win.

In all, the Cougars out shot the Trojans 21-3. Elijah Diehr collected three saves in goal.

New Pal tops Guerin

New Palestine’s boys soccer team defeated Guerin Catholic, the Class A defending state champs, at home 1-0 on Tuesday.

James Pridgen scored the lone goal for the Dragons while Erik Shivey collected 16 saves in goal.

New Palestine hosts Yorktown Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the Hoosier Heritage Conference opener for both teams.


Marauders roll Huskies

The Marauders volleyball team picked up a 3-0 win at Hamilton Heights on Tuesday, defeating the Huskies 25-16, 25-12, 25-14.

Julia Wayer led the team on defense with 19 digs while senior Mary Grace Ertel notched 12 kills on offense.

Mt. Vernon returns to action Saturday at the Ritter Invitational.

Royals slips by Morristown

The Royals volleyball team edged Morristown on Tuesday 25-22, 25-17, 25-18 to secure a 3-0 win at home.

Leah Ferguson led the team with six kills while Kaysi Gilbert collected 5 kills and three blocks.

Laurie Ellis led the team in assists (6) and aces (4) while Haley Best finished with a team-high nine digs in the win.

GIRLS golf

Mt. Vernon stays perfect

Mt. Vernon’s girls golf team improved to 7-0 with a win against Rushville and Shelbyville on Tuesday at Bear Chase Golf Course.

Charley True took medalist honors for the Marauders after carding a 40. Teammate Molly Yee finished with a 41 while Briley Williams shot a 45.

Savannah McKemie shot a 62 and Ava Hampton finished with a 67 to round out Mt. Vernon’s scoring.


New Pal boys, girls 2nd

Both Dragon cross-country teams finished second at the New Palestine five-way Tuesday.

In the boys race, Westfield finished with a perfect score (15). All five of New Palestine’s runners finished 12-16 as Chase Crowder placed first on the team (19:13).

Samuel Voelz was 13th in 19:16, Kyler Harrison was 14th in 19:17, Riley Wilson was 15th in 19:18 and Ethan Westrate finished 16th in 19:25.

For the girls, the Dragons fell short to Pendleton Heights 44-47.

Sarah Schwartz led the team with a fourth place finish in 23:11. Teammate Grace Voelz was fifth in 23:11 while Mattie Waggoner was ninth in 24:35. Natalie Shanahan was 10th in 23:35 while Julie Strange rounded out the Dragons scoring with a 19th-place finish.

New Palestine returns to action Saturday at the Brebeuf Invitational.