Sports Roundup – September 16

Daily Reporter staff reports

New Palestine’s girls soccer team knocked off previously undefeated New Castle 3-1 Monday to take possession, with Pendleton Heights, of the Hoosier Heritage Conference lead.

The Dragons (7-2, 3-0 HHC) were led by Katie Villiger, who scored goals, one per half, in the win. Olivia Lambdin also added a score.

“I’m really happy with the effort all the girls brought tonight,” coach Gina Fannin said. “The support from Dragon Nation was much appreciated during this crucial conference game. This win inches us closer to one of our team goals.”

The JV team also won 4-0.

Greenfield-Central tops visiting Greenwood

Greenfield-Central’s girls soccer team earned an impressive 5-1 win against Greenwood on Monday.

The Cougars are now 4-4-2, including a 2-2 stint in the Hoosier Heritage Conference.

Heritage Christian too much for Mt. Vernon

Mt. Vernon’s girls soccer team fell victim to a solid Heritage Christian squad Monday, losing 7-0.

Heritage Christian scored three times in the first half, followed by four more in the second to earn the win.

“We were shorthanded but hats off to Heritage,” coach Steve Williams said. “We did just not have a good game. They are a team that can certainly punish you for your mistakes and we made some.”


Eastern Hancock sweeps South Decatur

Eastern Hancock moved to 3-8 and 2-1 in the Mid Hoosier Conference with a 3-0 sweep of South Decatur on Monday.

The Royals won 25-23, 25-20, 25-22.

Reagan Hunt led the team with six kills while Payton Hicks added five aces. Haley Best led the Royals with 10 digs.

Laurie Eells contributed 17 assists in the win.

Boys tennis

Cougars impressive in win against Shelbyville

Greenfield-Central improved to 9-6 Monday with a 5-0 win against visiting Shelbyville.

Zak Lawhorn beat Evan Phares 7-5, 6-4 at No. 1 singles while Nate Real beat Todd Hughes 6-4, 6-4 at No. 2 singles.

Jerry Fogle edged Jacob Coomes 6-2, 6-7(2-7), 6-1 at No. 3 singles.

In doubles action, Saben Fletcher and Dylan Wilburn beat Jt Uhls and Peyten McQueen 6-3, 6-1, while Brady Wright and Chris Wu lost to Luke Fohz and Bryce Asher 4-6, 3-6.

“As a team, every singles player for both varsity and JV ended up winning,” coach Ryan Smith said.

The Cougars’ JV is 8-5-1.

New Palestine rolls past Pendleton Heights

New Palestine improved to 12-1-1 and 4-1 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference with a 5-0 win against Pendleton Heights on Monday. However, three of the matches were very close.

Coltin Espich beat Noah Gaar 6-4, 6-2 in windy conditions as Matthew True at No. 2 singles topped Drew Wilson 6-1, 6-0.

At No 3. singles, Nicholas Ochs handled Jackson Schlegelmilch 6-0, 6-0.

In doubles action, Evan Rejer and Josh McKinney beat Ben Kane and Nate Norris 6-4, 7-5. The No. 2 doubles team of David Hockett and Conner Page won 5-7, 6-1, 7-5 over Jordan Harmeson and Brady Alumbaugh.

New Palestine’s JV also won 7-0.

Girls golf

Eastern Hancock falls to Oldenburg Academy

Eastern Hancock’s girls golf team fell to 0-7 Monday with a 205-241 loss to Oldenburg Academy.

Abby Fout led the team with a 58, while Emma Lewis carded a 59. Alexis Young shot a 60 and Emiley Carlton rounded out the scoring with a 64 for the improved Royals squad.

Mt. Vernon keeps up winning ways with win

The Marauders followed up a third-place finish at the HHC meet with a win at home Monday against Greenfield-Central and Warren Central at the Old Oakland Golf Club.

The Marauders shot a 180 followed by Greenfield-Central (194). Warren Central had only three golfers compete.

Senior Molly Yee earned medalist honors with a 37. Classmate Briley Wills shot a 42, while Charley true recorded a 40.

Savannah McKemie rounded out the scoring with a 61 as Mt. Vernon improves to 13-5.

Dragons win against Arabians on Senior Night

New Palestine followed up its Hoosier Heritage Conference win with a 186-214 victory on Senior Night against Pendleton Heights at Hawk’s Tail.

Carly Jones and Cassie Rooks were celebrated for their four years of commitment. They have been a part of two county titles, a conference title and a sectional title in their four years at New Palestine.

“Senior night was festive as the Dragons were celebrating four-year letterwinners Carly Jones and Cassie Rooks,” coach Gregg Greene said. “The overall score was higher than our normal home scores but a win is a win.”

The Dragons move to 15-3 on the season.

Boys tennis

Eastern Hancock drops 2nd match in a row

Eastern Hancock dropped its second match in a row by a 4-1 score Monday against Frankton.

Corbin Jennings earned the only win of the day for the Royals, defeating Wesley Garrison 5-7, 6-2, 6-3.

At No. 1 singles, Duncan Cherry lost to Keegan Freestone 1-6, 4-6 while Garek Ferguson was defeated by Ethan Blake 7-5, 2-6, 5-7 at No. 3 singles.

The No. 1 doubles team of Bryce Jackson and Tony Cape could not get past Mitchell Wiley and Landon Weinstein. They lost 1-6, 1-6 while Jack Smith and Cameron Alberts were edged by Evan Cox and Dayton Stanley 4-7, 4-6 (6-6 tiebreaker).

Eastern Hancock falls to Waldron at home

Eastern Hancock’s boys tennis team suffered a 4-1 loss to Waldron on Thursday at home.

Garek Ferguson secured the lone Royals win with a 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 3 singles against Evan Matnes.

At No. 1 singles, Brandon Dalley of Waldron edged Duncan Cherry 2-6, 1-6, 4-6 while Cole Adams topped Corbin Jennings 3-6, 5-7.

In doubles action, Bryce Jackson and Tony Cape were defeated by Luke Wise and Hank Johnson 1-6, 2-6 at No. 1 doubles. The No. 2 doubles team of Cameron Alberts and Jack Smith lost to Peyton Huffman and Evan Smith 0-6, 1-6.