Sports Roundup – August 26

Daily Reporter staff reports


Marauders double up Cougars

Mt. Vernon’s girls soccer team earned a Hoosier Heritage Conference win at home Tuesday against Greenfield-Central 6-3.

The Marauders scored three times in the opening half and three more times in the second to seal the win.

“We scored early and maintained the lead throughout,” Mt. Vernon coach Steve Williams said. “We have a few things to fix as always, but very happy with our attitude and work rate. I thought Nicole Ratts had a stellar game. This is a team that has been a pleasure to coach.”

Nicole Ratts led the Marauders with two goals and two assists, as Cleo Mills added two goals of her own.

Lexi Hardi added two assists, while Keeper Avery Haines recorded five saves.

For the Cougars, Trystan Ailes tallied two goals and Sydney Burkhart added one. Lucy Brand added an assist.

New Pal falls to Roncalli

New Palestine’s girls soccer team dropped a 3-0 decision to Roncalli on Monday, falling to 3-1 this season.

“The Dragons were simply outplayed on the Roncalli turf,” New Palestine head coach Gina Fannin said. “The ball was fast, and we were just unable to make the adjustments. Roncalli scored in the first half in a crowded box when they shot it before we knew it. The second goal in the second half was off of a breakaway. The third goal of theirs was a nice shot from the far right side that sailed right under the bar.”

The junior varsity tied 1-1.


Dragons sweep field

New Palestine’s golf team added another win Monday at Hawk’s Tail, defeating Greenfield-Central and Franklin Central.

The Dragons shot a 180 over nine holes, besting the Cougars (211) and Flashes (248).

Cassie Rooks was the medalist with a 42. Mackenzi Black shot 43, Payton Hill finished with a 47 and Carly Jones scored a 48.

“For the most part, the girls played well on Monday but their putting was above their average,” New Palestine coach Gregg Greene said. “The greens were really slick and fast which forced us to attempt to get up and down more than normal.

“We have a day to practice on the greens before we take on a strong Fishers squad.”

Mt. Vernon tops Alexandria

The Marauder’s girls golf team carded a season-best 177 to beat Alexandria (200) at Meadowbrook golf course in Anderson on Monday.

Molly Yee and Charley True each shot 38 to take co-medalist honors.

Senior Briley Wills shot a 43 and freshman Savannah Mckemie fired a 58 to round out the team’s scoring. Mt. Vernon is 8-2.

Royals take second place

Eastern Hancock’s girls golf team finished second (252) in its three-way meet Monday against Shenandoah (198) and Knightstown.

For the Royals, Abby Fout led the team with a 56, while Emma Lewis recorded a 62.

Logan O’Neal carded and Emily Carlton scored a 67 to round out Eastern Hancock’s scoring.

Cougars down Flashes

Greenfield-Central’s girls golf team earned a 211-236 win Monday against Franklin Central.

Makenzie Fisk led the Cougars with a nine-hole round of 46. Megan Garner finished second with a 53, while Kim Miles recorded a 55. Lindsey McCord carded a 57 to round out the Cougars’ scoring.

Boys tennis

Mt. Vernon edges Pendleton

The Marauder’s boys tennis team earned its first win against the Pendleton Heights Arabians since 2010 with a close 3-2 victory Monday.

All three singles players won, with Brendon Ware winning 6-2, 6-3 at No. 1 singles and Ryan Beck 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 singles. At No. 3 singles, Matt Hays won 6-2, 6-1, giving Mt. Vernon the win and a 3-0 record.

“Our singles have been fantastic,” Mt. Vernon coach Gabe Muterspaugh said. “On the opposite end, we have to get better at our dubs (doubles) quickly going to Muncie invite Saturday.”

Dragons topped by Delta

New Palestine’s boys tennis team fell to 2-1 and 1-1 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference with a 5-0 loss to Delta on Monday.

At No. 1 singles, Coltin Espich lost to Alec Robillard 0-6, 2-6, while Matthew True lost to Joe Wegener 1-6, 1-6 at No. 2 singles. Nick Ochs lost to Jason Wegener 0-6, 2-6 at No. 3 singles.

In doubles action, Josh McKinney and Evan Rejer lost to Matt Hapner and Nick Bantz 3-6, 0-6 at No. 1 as Conner Page and David Hockett lost to Jacob Brewer and Parker Robillard 0-6,1-6 at No. 2 doubles.

Cougars blank Lions

Greenfield-Central moves to 3-0 with a 5-0 win Monday against Rushville. The junior varsity squad also won, 2-0.

“None of the positions had an easy opponent, but they all came out ready to play and determined to win,” Greenfield-Central coach Ryan Smith said.

At No. 1 singles, Zak Lawhorn beat Will Hogsett 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 while Nate Real beat Chase Hamilton 6-0, 6-1 at No. 2 singles. Tommy Graham beat Cole Carmony 6-3, 6-0 to complete the singles sweep.

At No. 1 doubles, Saben Fletcher and Dylan Wilburn beat Zach Hueing and Michael St. John 6-3, 6-3 as Brady Wright and Jerry Fogle beat AJ Rice and Jenson Wood 6-2, 6-0 at No. 2 doubles.

Eastern Hancock wins match

The Royal’s boys tennis team picked up a 3-2 win against Edinburgh Monday.

At No. 1 singles, Duncan Cherry lost to Kinser Bryant 6-1, 1-6, 7-6 while Corbin Jennings beat Kyle Pendleton 6-3, 6-2 at No. 2 singles. At No. 3, Garek Ferguson beat Colton Henderson 6-4, 6-4.

In doubles action, Bryce Jackson and Tony Cape lost 6-4, 6-3 at No. 1 while Jack Smith and Cameron Alberts won 5-7, 7-6 (7-3), 6-0 at No. 2 doubles.


Marauders run to 4th place

Mt. Vernon’s boys cross-country team finished fourth out of the 18-team field Saturday at the Bloomington North Invitational held in Terre Haute. The girls team finished 10th.

Christian Noble won the boys race in 15:50, as teammate Aaron Rush was second 16:01. Also placing for the Marauders was Brandt True (26), Brian Bozymski (30th) and Drew Bluethmann (43rd).

For the girls, Erin Lyday led the team with a 24th-place finish. Chelsea Foster was 28th, Reagan Woodruff was 63rd, Leah Chaves came in 65th, and Hannah Watson was 71st.

“Not a great day, but any day you access the state course you are going to learn something,” Mt. Vernon coach Bruce Kendall said.


Royals top Indianapolis Howe

Eastern Hancock’s volleyball team improved to 2-1 Monday with a 3-0 win against Indianapolis Howe.

The Royals won 25-9, 25-5, 25-5.

Leah Ferguson led the team with four kills, while Eva Stephenson collected 14 assists.