Daily Reporter staff reports
The Greenfield-Central boys tennis team kept its winning streak alive Thursday night, defeating Cardinal Ritter on the road 4-1.
The win pushes the Cougars’ record to 2-0 on the season. They were coming off a 5-0 sweep of Scecina Memorial on Tuesday night.
Greenfield-Central’s took both No. 2 and No. 3 singles matches behind a 6-4, 6-0 victory by Nate Real and a 6-1, 6-3 win by Tommy Graham, respectively.
The No. 1 doubles team of Saben Fletcher and Dylan Wilburn defeated Bryce Richarson and Isaac Hernandez, 6-0, 6-0.
Brady Wright and Jerry Fogle scored a 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 2 doubles.
No. 1 singles player Zak Lawhorn had a very close two-set match but ended up falling short of making it to the third set with a loss during a second-set tiebreaker, 4-6, 6-7(5-7).
The Greenfield-Central junior varsity team won 5-0.
Chris Wu, Tony Li and Brad McDowell were winners in singles competition. Tyler Kennedy and Kyle Willis and Kole Willis and Noah Mohler won in doubles action.
New Palestine wins conference opener
The New Palestine boys tennis team rallied back from 2-0 deficit to beat Hoosier Heritage Conference rival Yorktown 3-2 on Thursday.
The comeback win secured the team’s second straight victory, which both have come via 3-2 scores.
The Yorktown Tigers jumped ahead with wins at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles, but the No. 2 doubles tandem of Conner Page and David Hockett turned the tide with a 6-1, 6-1 finish.
Freshman Matthew True tied the match with a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 2 singles before Nick Ochs completed the trifecta at No. 3 singles.
Celebrating his birthday, Ochs defeated Wilson Trulock 6-0, 6-0.
The junior varsity/freshman team posted a 5-2 victory.
Eastern Hancock falls to Cambridge City Lincoln
The Eastern Hancock Royals put up a fight on Thursday night, but Cambridge City Lincoln made their decisive push at the end to win 3-1.
The host Golden Eagles took the first set 25-19 to pull ahead. Coach Cory Rainbolt’s squad, however, rallied back in the second with a 25-23 win before Cambridge City Lincoln claimed the third 25-17.
It took an extra effort in the decisive fourth set, but the Golden Eagles slipped past the Royals to win 25-22.
Dragons shut out visiting Yorktown
The New Palestine Dragons improved to a 2-0 with a 4-0 shutout against Yorktown on Thursday night.
Four different players scored goals for New Palestine, which stands 1-0 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference after the win.
Holton Gwaltney scored the first goal with Ryan Miller and Caleb Eagleson doubling up on the assist.
Nick Martin increased the margin to 2-0 with an unassisted goal before Luke Gohmann gave the Dragons a 3-0 lead off another assist from Miller before half time.
Quinn Johnson buried the final goal with the assist going to Alex Warfield and James Pridgen.
Goalkeeper Erik Silvey recorded his second straight shutout for the Dragons.
Royals strong, but can’t down Triton Central
The Eastern Hancock Royals shot a strong 248 at home Thursday, but Triton Central hung on for a 13-stroke win.
Abby Fout led the Royals with a nine-hole score of 53 at Royal Hylands Golf Course while Emiley Carlton followed with a 54.
Alexis Young carded a 57. Logan O’Neal shot a 68 and Emma Lewis and Kensie Watson turned in 70s.