Sports Roundup – September 2

Daily Reporter staff reports

The Eastern Hancock girls cross-country team ran to a ninth-place finish at the Rushville Invitational on Saturday.

The Royals earned 193 team points in the event’s Division 2 class, led by freshman Taylor Stine.

The underclassman ran a personal-best 21 minutes, 42 seconds to place 15th overall as an individual. Hope Spaulding was 27th with a time of 22:40.

Cara Johnson was 30th at 22:53. Liberty Durham at 62nd with a 24:27, and Sinah Griessler at 67th with a 24:47 to complete the scoring for the Royals in a field of 106 runners.

Royals boys take 10th

The Eastern Hancock boys cross-country team finished 10th as junior Gabe Blake claimed eighth at 17:51.

Sophomore Will Huffman had a career-best run in 19:01 for 38th, and Tommaso Gelmetti ran a 19:30 for 51st place in his first-career race.

Freshman Kyle Moore had a personal best at 22:55, and senior Kenny Bunnell had a 23:22. Freshman Zach Sickle also had a personal best at 24:18.


Cougars fall to Falcons

The Greenfield-Central Cougars couldn’t contain the host Perry Meridian Falcons on Monday, falling 3-0.

Able to keep the Falcons off the board through the first half, Greenfield-Central goalkeeper Kayla Enochs recorded 15 saves in the game.

Perry Meridian, however, found its offense in the second half, scoring all three of its decisive goals to win.

The Cougars were coming off a 1-1 tie against Decatur Central on Saturday.

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