Marauders notch HHC win
The Mt. Vernon volleyball team picked up another key Hoosier Heritage Conference win Thursday night, blanking New Castle 3-0 on the road.
The Marauders won 25-18, 25-18, 25-10.
Ashton Barr paced the offensive attack with 24 assists, finding Jaclyn Bulmahn for several of her team-high 21 kills. Mary Grace Ertel hammered 14 kills.
Julia Wayer kept the court clean with 17 digs.
The Marauders improved to 13-2 on the season and 3-2 in the HHC. They host Class 4A No. 6 Center Grove today.
Dragons sweep Arabians
The New Palestine volleyball team prevailed Thursday with a three-set sweep of Pendleton Heights.
The Dragons won 25-16, 25-16, 25-16.
Allison Dennemann had 17 kills and three aces. Katlyn Keele provided 11 digs, and Kara Morris dished out 31 assists with two aces. Claire Manley had a team-best five aces.
The Dragons improved to 15-2 overall and 2-1 in the HHC.
The Greenfield-Central volleyball team swept past the Shelbyville Golden Bears on Thursday night in three straight sets.
The Cougars were victorious 25-19, 25-15, 25-23.
Molly Broome had 39 assists in the match while Rachel Irbe supplied six digs and 17 kills to lead the team.
Emily Diehr also had a strong night at the net, firing 12 kills. Madison Wise added eight kills and two assisted blocks.
Laura Banton had six kills and five digs. Courtney Marchello led the team with 17 digs.
Royals fall to Southwestern
The Eastern Hancock Royals lost to Southwestern 3-1 on Thursday night.
The Royals fell behind 25-23 in the first set and 25-23 in the second before taking the third 25-15. Southeastern won the match in the fourth set with a 25-19 finale.
Mt. Vernon loses to HSE
The Mt. Vernon Marauders girls soccer team fought hard but couldn’t generate any offense against the fifth-ranked Hamilton Southeastern Royals at home Thursday night.
The Royals put up 4 goals in the first half and another three in the second to win 7-0.
“The score was no indicator of the run of play,” Mt. Vernon head coach Steve Williams said. “HSE is a quality team, ranked fifth and we had large portions of the game where we played well. I was happy with the intensity and effort.”
Cougars finish year
The Greenfield-Central girls golf team wrapped up the regular season with a stellar 188-207 victory against Shelbyville on Thursday night.
The Cougars were led by Megan Garner, who earned medalist honors with a 41. Kim Miles shot a career-best 46 and Makenzie Fisk had a 44.
Amanda Edwards carded a 57 to round out the scoring and give Greenfield-Central its first winning season in three years.
Royals win back-to-back
The Eastern Hancock boys tennis team picked up two wins this week, defeating Blue River Valley 4-1 on Wednesday and Morristown 5-0 on Thursday.
Duncan Cherry won both nights at No. 1 singles, defeating Morristown’s Ben Reuter 6-2, 6-0. Corbin Jennings played at No. 2 singles and won 6-0, 6-0.
At No. 3 singles, Garek Ferguson toppled Levi Armentrout 6-2, 6-1.
Bryce Jackson and Tony Cape won at No. 1 doubles with a 6-7 (4-7), 6-4 (10-7). Jack Smith and Cameron Alberts won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 doubles.
Cherry’s win against Blue River Valley was scored 4-6, 6-1, 6-7 (3-7). Jackson moved up to No. 2 singles and won 6-0, 6-0. Jennings and Ferguson won at No. 1 doubles, 6-3, 6-2.
Blue River Valley defaulted at three singles and two doubles.
New Pal blanks Tigers
Triton Central was no match for New Palestine on Thursday as the Dragons rolled to a 5-0 win.
Coltin Espich won at No. 1 singles 6-1, 6-1, and Matthew True continued his domination with a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 2 singles. True is now 16-1 on the year.
Evan Rejer and Josh McKinney won at No. 1 doubles 6-1, 6-4. Nicholas Ochs was perfect 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 singles.
David Hockett and Conner Page completed the sweep at No. 2 doubles 6-1, 6-2.
The Dragons are now 15-1-1 on the season.
Cougars get shut out
The Greenfield-Central boys tennis team lost a tough 5-0 match against Alexandria-Monroe on Thursday night.
The Cougars played well but couldn’t close out a set versus the consistent Tigers.
Despite losing 4-6, 5-7 at No. 2 singles, Nate Real impressed, contesting every point and nearly winning the decisive set with a strong run.
Zak Lawhorn trailed 6-7 (1-7) at No. 1 singles before having to withdraw due to a pulled muscle. He will look to recover before the Cougars next match Monday against Whiteland.
The Cougars are 10-7 on the season.
Mt. Vernon beats Trojans
Mt. Vernon continues to find ways to win and did it again Thursday night with a gritty 3-2 victory against Hoosier Heritage Conference foe New Castle on the road.
Ryan Beck rolled to a 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 2 singles before Nathan Grandstaff and Jacob Swift secured the team’s second win at No. 2 doubles, 6-4, 6-3.
Senior Brendon Ware sealed the deal at No. 1 singles with a 6-2, 6-3 victory, which pushed Mt. Vernon’s season record to 11-1 and 5-0 in the conference.