Daily Reporter staff reports
The Dragons’ boys tennis team improved to 7-1 and 3-1 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference after topping Shelbyville 3-2 on Thursday at home.
New Palestine built a 3-0 lead and never looked back as Josh McKinney and Evan Rejer defeated J.T. Uhls and Grant Martin 6-0, 6-3 at No. 1 doubles and Matthew True beat Evan Phares 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 singles.
Nicholas Ochs beat Todd Hughes 6-1, 6-2 at No. 3 singles to seal the win.
Mt. Vernon blanks Noblesville
The Marauders earned their seventh win of the season with a 1-0 win over Noblesville Thursday.
Timmy Clone added the lone Mt. Vernon goal off an assist by Seth Luke. The Marauders are now 7-1 overall and 2-1 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference.
Josh Powell earned his fifth shutout of the season in goal.
Warriors top shorthanded Marauders
After falling behind 2-0 in the first half, the Marauder’s girls soccer team couldn’t quite catch up, losing to Warren Central 2-1 on Thursday.
Mt. Vernon (4-2-1) had 28 shots on goal compared to Warren Central’s nine. Emily McNab found the back of the net off an assist from Natalie Givan.
“We were using an adjusted injury-ridden roster,” coach Steve Williams said. “This is a game we would like to have back. We certainly left a lot of goals on the table today. (On a) positive note we are getting some players some minutes that will help us later this season.”
Mt. Vernon’s winning streak snapped
Mt. Vernon sustained its first loss Thursday to Delta after beginning the season 6-0.
The Marauders fell 3-1 and lost by two points in a close fourth set. Delta won 25-18, 25-19, 23-25 and 25-23.
Mt. Vernon is now 6-1 and 1-1 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference.
Meridan Eads led the team with 28 assists and 19 digs. Jaclyn Bulmahn added 14 kills and Julia Wayer led the defensive effort with 20 digs.
Blue River Valley too much for Royals
The Royals lost to Blue River Valley 3-0 on Thursday 25-13, 28-26, 25-16.
Eastern Hancock is now 2-4 overall and 0-1 in conference play.
Laurie Ellis led the Royals with five assists while Haley Best added four digs. Leah Ferguson led the offensive attack with five kills.