Daily Reporter staff reports
Mt. Vernon’s volleyball team won the Harrison Classic on Saturday, easing through the 12-team tournament.
The Marauders did not drop a set all day led by Jaclyn Bulmahn’s 45 kills.
Mt. Vernon won each of their four games in two sets.
Mary Grace Ertel added 34 kills on the day, and Julia Wayer led the team with 42 digs.
The Marauders are now 11-2 and return to action today at home vs. Greenfield-Central.
Dragons take 1st at Greenwood
New Palestine’s volleyball team went 3-0 at the Greenwood Invitational on Saturday to take first.
The Dragons beat Monrovia in two sets and took host Greenwood in three sets to earn a spot in the championship match. They then topped Edinburgh 25-18, 25-17 to claim the championship.
The Dragons are now 13-1 on the season and 2-0 in tournament play.
New Palestine returns to action Tuesday at Delta.
Cougars sweep Cardinals
The Cougars volleyball team earned a 3-0 win Saturday against Southport, led by Molly Broome’s 32 assists.
Greenfield-Central won 25-8, 25-15, 25-14.
Rachel Irbe led the offensive attack with 15 kills. She also had two blocks and seven digs while Laura Banton added nine kills.
Defensively, Courtney Marchello had 12 digs and three aces.
Bears slip past Marauders
Mt. Vernon’s boys soccer team fell to 9-2 with a 2-1 loss to Lawrence Central on Saturday.
Lawrence Central scored a goal in each half to secure the win. For the Marauders, Carson Jones added the lone score off an assist from Luke Yeadon.
Mt. Vernon is 4-1 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference and will host Shelbyville at 7 p.m. today.
Wallen leads Dragons
Josh Wallen’s late goal gave New Palestine a 2-1 road win against Franklin on Saturday.
The Dragons have won five contests in a row and are now 8-1-1 on the season.
Ryan Miller gave the New Palestine a 1-0 lead in the first half off an assist from Caleb Eagleson.
Reid Gohmann lobbed a cross into the box, which Miller flicked to Wallen for the goal.
Eagles shut out Cougars
No. 5 Heritage Christian handed the Cougars their fourth loss of the season, 3-0 Saturday.
Greenfield-Central is now 4-4-1 and remains at 2-1 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference standings.
The Eagles scored three goals in the second half, after an equal first, to secure the win.
“The Cougars looked dangerous off of several corners and free kicks but failed to see the scoreboard light up,” head coach Isaac Beal said.
Marauders roll to win
Mt. Vernon’s girls soccer team scored two goals in each half on the way to a 4-1 win Saturday against Yorktown.
Alaina Nelson led the team with two goals as the Marauders improve to 5-3-1 and 3-2 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference.
Morgan Scruggs added a goal and an assist, while Sara Kious added a score of her own.
Mt. Vernon hosts Heritage Christian at 7:30 p.m. today.
Cougars fall to Eagles
Greenfield-Central’s girls soccer team fell victim to Heritage Christian Saturday, losing 3-0.
The Eagles scored two goals in the first half followed by another in the second. Kayla Enochs had 17 saves in goal for the Cougars.
The loss drops Greenfield-Central to 3-4-2 this season.
Marauders finish fifth
Mt. Vernon’s cross country teams competed at Indiana Wesleyan University on Saturday in a 20-team race.
Brandt True led the Marauders to a fifth-place finish in 16:27 (19th). Also scoring for Mt. Vernon was Brian Bozymski (16:49) in 36th, Drew Bluethmann in 44th, Ashton Jordan in 57th and Timmy Broaders in 95th.
In the girls race, results were not taken since the lead Gator went to the wrong course. According to Bruce Kendall, at the mile marker, both Chelsea Foster and Elena Rohrwasser were on record pace.
Junior wins at Whiteland
Junior Sam Voelz led New Palestine’s cross-country team to a second-place finish at the Whiteland Invitational on Saturday.
Greenwood won the invite with 52 points, followed by the Dragons (82). Whiteland finished third with 108 points.
Junior teammate Chase Crowder was ninth.
For the girls, New Palestine finished third out of 11 teams. Grace Voelz was third and Mattie Waggoner was 10th to lead the Dragons.
Cougars take third
Greenfield-Central’s boys cross-country team finished third (121) Saturday in the 22-team field at the Ben Davis Invitational.
Senior Zach Bishop led the Cougars with a fifth-place finish (16:06).
Juniors Tyler Morris and Jacob (Miguel) Hansen also finished in the top 20. Morris was 14th in 16:27 and Miguel was 16th in 16:31.
Bishop, Morris and Hansen now rank in the top 10 in school history (fastest times).
Also for Greenfield-Central, Cooper Hanson was 39th in 17:14, and freshman Parker Niemeier was 47th with a time of 17:27.
Avon took first with 51 points.
Royals race at Blackford
Eastern Hancock’s boys and girls cross-country teams ran in the Blackford Invitational on Saturday, with the boys finishing in 17th and the girls placing seventh.
There were 25 teams in the boys race while only 16 in the girls.
The boys were led by junior Gabe Blake, who finished 14th out of 164 runners in 17:48. Will Huffman had a day with a 49th-place finish and a personal-best 18:55.
Tommaso Gelmetti was 80th, Kenny Bunnell came in 147th, Zach Sickle was 150th and Kyle Moore finished 155th.
For the girls, freshman Taylor Stine ran a personal-best 21:09 to place 14th out of 136 runners. Hope Spaulding was 49th, Liberty Durham came in 65th, Annie Floyd was 79th, Emily Schrope was right behind her in 80th and Sinah Griessler finished 106th.