Daily Reporter staff reports
Dragons rally to win
New Palestine lost its first two sets against Lutheran on Wednesday, then rallied to squeeze out a 3-2 victory.
The Dragons won 22-25, 23-25, 25-16, 25-13, 15-10. New Palestine has now won three straight and owns a 10-1 record.
Allison Dennemann led the team with 27 kills and 10 digs. Kara Morris added 38 assists, eight aces, eight digs and six kills, while Taylor Lawson contributed 12 digs.
“Tonight’s match, against a very tough Lutheran team, started out slow for us when we fell behind two sets to none,” head coach Kelli Whitaker commented. “However, the Dragons showed their heart by not giving up and took the last three sets to win the match. Every player contributed to the victory.”
The Dragons JV won 25-23, 25-17.
Marauders win again
The Mt. Vernon boys tennis team increased its unbeaten streak to four straight in the Hoosier Heritage Conference on Thursday night.
The Marauders defeated Shelbyville 4-1 to improve their season record to 9-1. They are 4-0 in the HHC.
Brendon Ware won 6-3, 3-6, 6-0 at No. 1 singles. Ryan Beck was victorious at No. 2 singles, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (5). And Matt Hays defeated his opponent 6-2, 6-0 to complete the singles sweep.
The No. 2 doubles tandem of Jacob Swift and Nathan Grandstaff finalized the scoring with a 6-2, 6-2 win.
Cougars dominate Delta
Greenfield-Central’s girls soccer team improved to 3-3-2 Wednesday with a 7-0 Hoosier Heritage Conference win against Delta at home. The Cougars scored three goals in the first half, followed by four more in the second to seal the win.
Maddie Trapp and Reagan Collins had two goals apiece, while Katie Helgason added two assists.
Mt. Vernon earns wins
Mt. Vernon used a 182 on Wednesday to defeat Muncie Central (202) and Delta (216) at Old Oakland Golf Course.
The two wins improve the Marauders’ record to 11-3 this season entering the Hoosier Heritage Conference golf meet Saturday (1:30 p.m.) at Arrowhead Golf Course. Greenfield-Central and New Palestine also will compete.
Charley True earned medalist honors Wednesday, shooting an even-par 36. Molly Yee and Briley Wills each shot 43s.
Savannah McKemie rounded out the team’s scoring with a 60.
Dragons finish 3rd
New Palestine’s girls golf team fell victim to a couple of solid programs Wednesday at Prairie View.
The Dragons finished third (186) behind Westfield (156) and Hamilton Southeastern (159), giving New Palestine a 13-3 record on the season.
Mackenzi Black, who earned medalist honors last week with a 37 against Lawrence Central, shot a 44 along with Carly Jones.
Cougars fall, split
Pendleton Heights got the best of the Cougars on Wednesday at Fall Creek, shooting a 166 to Greenfield-Central’s 173.
Makenzie Fisk led the team with her second straight 1-over-par 37. Megan Garner shot a season-low round of 41, while Lindsey McCord recorded a 46. Amanda Edwards rounded out the Cougars’ scoring with a 49.
The Cougars split a three-way match Tuesday with Connersville and Hagerstown.
The Cougars finished second (182) behind Hagerstown (176) and in front of Connersville (190). Fisk’s 1-over par 37 led the team.
Garner shot a 46, followed by Kim Miles with a 49. McCord rounded out Greenfield-Central’s scoring with a 50.