Dragons win on senior night

Prep Roundup

Tennis

Dragons beat Chatard

New Palestine’s tennis team earned a 3-2 win against Bishop Chatard Thursday on senior night.

The win improves the Dragons’ overall record to 18-1-1 as they close out the season Monday at Rushville.

Coltin Espich lost 1-6, 1-6 to Sam Luke at No. 1 singles while Matthew True won 6-1, 6-2 win against Tom Wintenheimer at No. 2. True, a freshman, is now 19-1 for the season.

Senior Nicholas Ochs also earned a singles victory against Sam Klineman, winning 6-1, 6-2.

In doubles action, Evan Rejer and Josh McKinney, both seniors, lost on Seniors Night to Johnny Sokol and John Dietrichs 6-7 (1-7), 2-6 at No. 1. New Palestine’s No. 2 doubles team of senior Conner Page and sophomore David Hockett featured won 6-1, 1-6, 6-4 to give the Dragons the win.

Cougars hold on 3-2

Greenfield-Central’s boys tennis team fought off a charging Waldron Mohawk team and pulled out a 3-2 win.

All three singles players were victorious for the Cougars.

Zak Lawhorn beat Cole Adams 6-2, 6-1 at No. 1 singles while Nate Real topped Trace Holt 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2. Tony Li beat Evan Matney 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 singles to seal the win.

In doubles action, Saben Fletcher and Dylan Wilburn lost to Brandon Dalley and Luke Wise 4-6, 3-6 at No. 1, while Brady Wright and Kyle Willis lost 1-6, 4-6 at No. 2.

Greenfield-Central returns to action Monday against New Castle.

Royals net win

Eastern Hancock secured a 3-2 win against Knightstown Thursday, improving to 9-6 on the season.

At No. 2 singles, Garek Ferguson won 6-1, 6-4, while Corbin Jennings beat his No. 3 singles opponent 6-1, 6-4 as well.

Jack Smith and Cameron Alberts secured the win for the Royals with 6-3, 6-1 win at No. 2 doubles.

Volleyball

Dragons fall to Trojans

New Palestine’s volleyball team dropped a close match to conference rival New Castle on Thursday, 3-0.

The Trojans beat the Dragons 25-19, 25-20, 25-18.

Allison Dennemann led the team with 13 kills and 11 digs while Katlyn Keele added nine kills and eight digs. Taylor Lawson contributed 14 digs, as well, in the loss.

“We struggled in serve receive and getting our offense going. New Castle was very good with big hitters,” Dragon coach Kelli Whitaker said. “We struggled to get a block on them. I am proud of the fight that we showed in game 3. We never gave up, and strung some points together late in the match.”

New Palestine is 20-4 overall but just 1-2 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference. The Dragons travel to 3A No. 1 Yorktown on Tuesday.

Cougars blank Scecina

The Cougars earned a 3-0 victory against Scecina Memorial Thursday at home.

Greenfield-Central won 25-5, 25-13, 25-11 led by Molly Broome’s 25 assists.

Rachel Ibre added 30 service points while Courtney Marchello led the team with 13 digs. The Cougars are now 9-7.

Boys Soccer

Marauders top Arabians

Mount Vernon’s boys soccer team scored a 4-1 win against Hoosier Heritage Conference foe Pendleton Heights Thursday.

The Marauders scored three goals in the opening half and never looked back.

Devin Nelson led the team with two goals as Timmy Clone and Carson Jones added one apiece as Mount Vernon improves to 12-2-1 on the season and tied for first in the HHC standings.

The Marauders wrap up their season Tuesday at home against Hamilton Heights.

Girls soccer

Cougars claw past Bears

Greenfield-Central’s girls soccer team narrowly edged visiting Shelbyville on Thursday 3-2.

Trystan Ailes scored all three goals off assists from Reagan Collins. Kayla Enochs was solid in goal with four saves.

Two goals in the second half from Ailes would seal the win as the Cougars improve to 6-5-2 (4-3 HHC).