Sports Roundup – August 27

Daily Reporter staff reports

New Palestine’s girls’ golf team used a team score of 166 Wednesday to defeat Fishers (180).

The Dragons, who are now 9-1, were led by Mackenzi Black’s 35. Black earned medalist honors as teammate Cassie Rooks carded a 40.

Carly Jones finished with a 43, and Cassidy Harp tallied a 48 to round of the team’s scoring.

New Palestine returns to action Sept. 1 at Eastern Hancock for the annual County meet.


Dragons topple Braves

For the first time in program history, the New Palestine volleyball team took down the Brebeuf Jesuit Braves.

A perennial power, Brebeuf has won four state titles (most recently in 2013) and a state runner-up trophy in 2010.

On Tuesday night, New Palestine won 3-1 only surrendering the second set 21-25.

“A lot of people are calling this an upset, but we knew we could win,” Dragons coach Kelli Whitaker commented. “I am so proud of the whole team effort. We had four players with double-doubles.”

New Palestine rolled out to a quick lead with a 25-21 win in the first set. With the match deadlocked at 1-1, the Dragons won the third set 25-20 before capping the night with a 25-22 fourth.

Kara Morris paced the attack with 41 assists and 11 digs. Allison Dennemann had 19 kills and 14 digs followed by Mia Long with 14 kills and 16 digs. Katlyn Keele contributed 11 kills and 11 digs.

New Palestine improved to 3-0 on the season with the win and host Whiteland in their home opener tonight.

Marauders sweep Lapel

Coming off an impressive win against Class 3A No. 9 Cardinal Ritter this past weekend, the Mt. Vernon Marauders maintained their momentum with a 3-0 sweep of Lapel on Tuesday.

The victory kept their perfect record intact at 5-0. Their 2-0 sweep handed previously unbeaten Cardinal Ritter its first loss of the season Saturday.

Against Lapel, the Maraud- ers took control and never relinquished, winning the first set 25-8, the second 25-15 and the third 25-15.

Mary Grace Ertel led the team with 10 kills. Aston Barr had 11 assists, three aces and five kills.

Annie McCain finished with seven kills. Kari Kramer and Abby Anderson each had two blocks. Anderson added five digs while Maddie Keerns supplied another six digs with Julia Wayer leading the defense with eight.

Royals fall to Centerville

The Eastern Hancock volleyball team put up a fight, but Centerville rallied when they need to win 3-0 on Tuesday.

The Royals pushed the Bulldogs in the second set, losing 31-29, after falling in the first 25-14 and in the third 25-8.

Laurie Eells had five kills. Caitlin Richmond had four while Leah Ferguson and Eva Stephenson each provided three.

Stephenson added three aces to her stat line. Haley Best contributed a team-best 13 digs.

BOYS Tennis

Royals defeat Rushville

The Eastern Hancock boys tennis team beat Rushville 3-2 on Tuesday night.

No. 2 singles player Garek Ferguson won with a 6-2, 6-1 performance. Corbin Jennings followed at No. 3 singles with a 6-2, 6-1 effort.

The No. 2 doubles team of Jack Smith and Cameron Alberts won their match with grit 6-7 (5-7), 7-5, 6-4, to push the Royals to victory.

Junior varsity players Caleb Kramer was victorious at No. 1 singles, and Ian White won at No. 2 singles.


Marauders blank Delta

The Mt. Vernon boys soccer team improved to 3-0 and 2-0 in the conference with its third straight shutout Tuesday night.

The Marauders blanked rival Delta 4-0, scoring all of their goals in the first half.

Sophomore Timmy Clone had two of Mt. Vernon’s goals while junior Carson Jones and senior Luke Yeadon provided the other.

The assists went to junior Jarret Whitehouse, Jones, junior Matt Schafer and senior David Nelson.

Junior Josh Powell recorded this third shutout of the year, upping his saves count to 25 with five against Delta.

Cougars crush Woodmen

The Greenfield-Central Cougars rolled past Greenwood 8-1 on Tuesday night to improve their record to 3-1.

In the opening half, Braiden Sticka set the tone with the match’s first goal unassisted only 70 seconds in and the Cougars defense did the rest.

Greenfield-Central led 2-0 at the intermission and out shot their opponents 20-1. The Cougars recorded 34 shots overall compared to Greenwood’s three.

In the second half, the Cougars shots netted results as they piled on another six goals to win easily.

Sticka finished with a hat trick and an assist, scoring the first goal in both halves. The second came off a well-placed Westyn Wood assist.

Enrique Ferrara erupted in the second half with three goals in less than nine minutes to put Greenfield-Central ahead 6-0.

His first materialized from a heads up play by Sticka, who beat the keeper and made the extra pass to a wide-open Ferrara for a tap in.

Wood connected with Ferrara for the second goal, and Jack Sifferlen was credited for an assist on the third. Wood has two assists.

Sticka’s third goal followed Ferrara’s final score by two minutes, coming off another Sifferlen pass. He led the team with three assists.

Nathan Capen provided the team’s second of the game via a Luke Tuttle assist, and the former capped the scoring with a goal as 10 minutes remained on the clock.

Eli Diehr protected the net with two saves.

Dragons beat Warriors

The New Palestine Dragons improved to 3-0-1 with a 4-1 win against Whiteland on Tuesday night.

Ryan Miller and Josh Wallen combined for three goals and Caleb Eagleson added an unassisted goal as New Palestine ran out to a 3-0 first-half lead.

Miller finished with two goals and assisted Wallen’s in the second half. Wallen assisted both of Miller’s first-half goals.

GIRLS golf

Wes-Del gets past Royals

The Eastern Hancock Royals shot a 246 at Royal Hylands Golf Course on Tuesday, but Wes-Del was just a little bit better.

The visitors fired a 223 to defeat Eastern Hancock despite another strong round from the Royals.

Abby Fout led the team with a 59 while Emma Lewis was two strokes behind at 61. Alexis Young finished at 62 and Logan O’Neal carded a 64. Kensie Watson contributed a 69 to the team total.