Daily Reporter staff reports

The Mt. Vernon Marauders boys soccer team shocked Class 2A No. 9 Fishers with a 1-0 shutout Saturday.

Entering the match a perfect 5-0, the unranked 2A Mt. Vernon boys soccer team remained unbeaten while holding an opponent scoreless for a fourth time this season.

Jarret Whitehouse assisted on the game’s lone goal scored by Timmy Clone in the second half.

Goalkeeper Josh Powell and the defensive line kept the visiting Tigers at bay from start to finish. Powell recorded 15 saves to push his season total to 50 in six matches.

Cougars tie Shamrocks

The Greenfield-Central boys soccer team scored first, but it couldn’t find the net in the second half, tying Westfield 1-1 on Saturday.

Greenfield-Central’s lone goal developed off a free kick with less than five minutes into the match. Enrique Ferrara ripped the ball into the wall and recovered the ricochet, sending a ball over the top into the box.

From there Luke Tuttle was able to get a touch on the ball and send it into the back of the net to put the cougars ahead 1-0.

Westfield found the back of the net in the final 10 minutes of the half.

The second half saw no goals but plenty of controversy as the Cougars found the back of the net off of a set piece with 14 minutes remaining in the match. The goal was disallowed due to offsides.

Dragons beat Bears

The New Palestine Dragons blanked Lawrence Central 1-0 on Saturday.

Goalkeeper Erik Silvey recorded his third shutout of the year as the soccer team improved to 4-1-1 on the season.

The Dragons grabbed the lead in the first half when Spencer Corey pushed a long outlet pass, which Levi Miller scooped up for a header goal into the net.

New Palestine’s next game is against unbeaten Mt. Vernon today.


Dragons improve to 4-1

New Palestine made short work of visiting Warren Central on Saturday, beating the Warriors 3-0.

Scoreless in the first half, the Dragons erupted in the second for all three goals.

The first goal was credited as an own-goal, with Olivia Lambdin initiating the play. Firing a shot that was tipped by the goalkeeper, the ball was deflected by a Warren Central defender.

The second was set up by Molly Carpenter before Katie Villiger touched the ball into the net. Gabbi Pierson assisted the final goal with Cassie Willhelm scoring her first varsity goal.

Mt. Vernon bounces back

The Marauders scored one in the first half and four in the second to beat Hamilton Heights 5-0 on Saturday.

Alexi Hardi finished with one goal and assist. Alaina Nelson scored a goal. Briahna Angelopulos added another, and Emily McNab contributed a goal and an assist. Tyler Leath rounded out the scoring.

Avery Haines recorded the shutout.

Mt Vernon was coming off a 4-1 loss to New Castle on Thursday. Up next, they face Hoosier Heritage Conference rival Shelbyville today on the road.

Cougars work to a draw

The Greenfield-Central girls soccer team tied Decatur Central 1-1 on Saturday on the road.

Scoring their lone goal in the second half, the Cougars’ offense came from Katie Helgason with the assist going to Lucy Brand.

Decatur Central scored their goal in the second half.

Greenfield-Central is now 2-1-2 on the year.


Cougars win River City

The Greenfield-Central Cougars swept through the River City Invitational 6-0 on Saturday to win the title in New Albany.

The Cougars defeated Corydon in the first round of play 25-13 and 25-17. In the second round, the Cougars overcame Jeffersonville 25-22 and 25-12. In the championship match, the Cougars neat New Albany 25-20 and 25-21.

Courtney Marchello led the way with 32 assists while Molly Broome added 27 assists. Rachel Irbe was an offensive force with 30 kills.

Emily Diehr contributed to the offensive effort with 18 kills and Madison Wise added 14 kills.

Samara Fletcher had eight digs and Haleigh Pribble finished with 11 kills.

Dragons remain perfect

The unbeaten New Palestine volleyball team improved to 7-0 on Saturday after winning the Lawrence Central Invitational.

The Dragons swept through all six sets to win the title.

New Palestine beat Heritage Christian 25-17, 25-16; Lawrence Central 25-23, 25-16 and Culver Academy 25-12, 25-6.

Kara Morris paced the offense with 51 assists. Mia Long finished with 23 kills and Allison Dennemann had a team-high 27 kills. Taylor Lawson supplied 18 digs.


Marauders take 2nd

The Mt. Vernon boys tennis traveled to Muncie for a four-team round robin tourney, taking second overall on Saturday.

The Marauders beat Jay County 5-0 and followed up winning 4-1 against host Muncie Central.

Mt. Vernon lost to Alexandria 5-0, finishing 2-1 on the day.

“We saw some good things and really like how our (doubles) are improving. (Ryan) Beck and (Matt) Hays went 2-1 overall. (Brendon) Ware at No. 1 singles went 1-2 to some solid players,” Mt. Vernon head coach Gabe Muterspaugh said. “Both dubs (Gavin) Stamper/Baldwin and (Nathan) Grandstaff/ (Jacob) Swift went 2-1 also.”

Mt. Vernon is now 5-1 on the season.

Cougars place 2nd

Greenfield-Central came in second place at the Triton Central Invitational with 13 points.

No. 2 singles Nate Real, No. 1 doubles Saben Fletcher and Dylan Wilburn and No. 3 singles Tommy Graham all won their first round.

Greenfield-Central had a good chance to win going into the finals, but ended up falling short. Real looked very strong against Franklin Central in the final match until a late second set injury forced him to withdrawal and forfeit the match.

No. 1 doubles team faced a tough Franklin Central team and ended up losing 4-6, 4-6. Graham also lost the first set 1-6 and was trailing 1-4 in the second set before he began to come alive.

He was able to rally back to make the score 4-5 but ended up losing the second set 4-6. Both No. 1 singles Zak Lawhorn and No. 2 doubles Brady Wright and Jerry Fogle ended up winning their consolation bracket.

Round 1 scores: Zak Lawhorn lost to Franklin Central 5-7, 4-6; Nate Real beat Northeastern 6-4, 6-2; Tommy Graham beat Triton Central 6-0, 6-0; Dylan Wilburn and Saben Fletcher beat Triton Central 6-4, 6-3; Brady Wright and Jerry Fogle lost to Franklin Central 1-6, 0-6.

Round 2 scores: Zak Lawhorn beat Triton Central 6-2, 6-4; Nate Real lost to Franklin Central 6-2, 4-6, withdrawal; Tommy Graham lost to Franklin Central 1-6, 4-6; Saben Fletcher and Dylan Wilburn lost to Franklin Central 4-6, 4-6; Jerry Fogle and Brady Wright beat Triton Central 6-4, 6-4.


Marauders take 3rd, 5th

The Mt. Vernon boys cross country team finished third and the girls claimed fifth as records fell on Saturday at the Noblesville Hokum Karem.

Finishing first was the duo of Christian Noble and Aaron Rush in 29 minutes, 5.5 seconds. Their time set a new school record, breaking the old mark set in 1983 by Jeff Wheeler and Mike Mundy in 29:17.

Also medaling for Mt. Vernon were Brandt True and Drew Bluethmann in ninth. Brian Bozymski and Brendan O’Bryhim were 12th, and Ayden Millspaugh and Aston Jordan were 19th.

In the girls race, Erin Lyday and Chelsea Foster were 11th. Hannah Watson and Leah Chaves took 19th.

Karis Witte, Cassie Ramirez, Reagan Woodruff, Elizabeth Foreman, Chanise Donaldson and Nicole Siefker rounded out the team’s 10.

New Pal finishes 4th, 6th

New Palestine’s boys were fourth of seven teams with 41 points at the Noblesville Hokum Karem.

Brebeuf Jesuit won with 14. Pendleton Heights (19) and Mt. Vernon (22) were second and third.

The team of Samuel Voelz and Chase Crowder finished 14th overall and fourth in the “A” division with a combined six-mile time of 30:44.

Tyler Carrie and Riley Wilson were 50th overall and 17th in the division with a time of 32:59, and Caleb Stirm and Kyler Harrison were 56th overall and 20th in the division with a time of 33:22.

In the girls meet, the Dragons were sixth with 59 points. Pendleton Heights won with a perfect score of 6. Chatard (26), Brebeuf (24), Marion (50) and Mt. Vernon (52) were second through fifth, and New Palestine finished ahead of Tech (77).

Mattie Waggoner and Sarah Schwartz were 31st overall and 12th in the “A” division with a six-mile time of 39:38. Emma Wiggington and Brittany Pollitt were 23rd in the division and 52nd overall with a time of 44:41, and they were followed in the next place by Grace Mitchell and Julie Strange, who ran the six-mile relay in 44:42.