Sports Roundup – October 6



Marauders earn sweep

The Mt. Vernon volleyball team improved to 19-5 on Monday with a 3-0 win against Shenandoah. The victory gives Mt. Vernon an eight-game winning streak dating to Sept. 17.

The Marauders finished 4-2 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference and have only four games remaining until the state tournament.

The junior varsity also won, 2-0.

Royals handle Irvington

Eastern Hancock scored a 3-0 win against visiting Irvington Preparatory Academy Saturday, moving to 5-15 this season.

The Royals won 25-12, 25-9, 25-12.

Junior Kaysi Gilbert led the team with nine kills and 11 aces, while Laurie Eels added 13 assists.

Nearly the entire starting lineup for Eastern Hancock registered at least three digs as well.

Dragons tame Tigers

New Palestine improved to 21-6 Thursday with a 3-0 win against Triton Central.

The Dragons won 25-16, 25-15, 25-18.

Allison Dennemann led the team with 17 kills and 14 digs, while Kara Morris added 30 assists.

The New Palestine JV also won 25-21, 25-19.

Cougars drop Arabians

Greenfield-Central earned a 3-0 win against Pendleton Heights on Thursday on the road. The Cougars won 25-18, 25-14, 25-14.

Rachel Ibre led the team with 19 kills and seven digs, while Molly Broome added 34 assists.

Marauders net 20th win

Mt. Vernon improved to 20-4 and 4-2 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference with a 3-0 win against Shelbyville on Thursday.

The Marauders won 25-13, 25-9, 25-8.

Mt. Vernon will honor its seniors tonight during a home game with Noblesville.

New Palestine falls

The New Palestine volleyball team lost to Class 3A No. 1 Yorktown in straight sets last Tuesday night.

The Tigers cruised to 25-16, 15-21, 25-17 wins.

Taylor Lawson had 16 digs for the Dragons. Allison Dennemann had 10 kills. Mia Long added 12 kills.

The Dragons dropped to 20-5 and 1-3 in HHC play.

“We played really tough against Yorktown,” New Palestine head coach Kelli Whitaker said.

“We played really well as a team tonight, and we were able to frustrate Yorktown during many points of the match.”

Mt. Vernon victorious

The Mt. Vernon Marauders took the first-ever meeting against Fishers with a three-set sweep at home Sept. 30. The Marauders came out strong, winning 25-11, 25-17, 25-21.

Ashton Barr and Meridan Eads combined for 30 assists, connecting with Jaclyn Bulmahn and Mary Grace Ertel for 14 and 11 kills, respectively.

Kari Kramer added three kills and three blocks. Julia Wayer paced the defense with 14 digs.

Mt. Vernon improved its season record to 19-4.

Cougars breeze to win

The Greenfield-Central Cougars battled early and coasted down the stretch to sweep Shenandoah 3-0 last week Tuesday.

Greenfield-Central won the first set 27-25 and closed out the Raiders in the next two games 25-13, 25-14.

Rachel Irbe continued her impressive service with 13 points, which included five aces. In addition, the senior led the Cougars with 13 kills, two assisted blocks and 15 digs.

Courtney Marchello finished with eight digs and an assist. Emily Diehr had 11 kills, two solo blocks and five assisted blocks. Laura Banton contributed nine kills. Molly Broome supplied 33 assists.

The Cougars improved to 10-5-1 on the season.


Royals perform well at own invitational

Eastern Hancock’s cross country teams hosted an invitational Saturday with the girls finishing second and the boys third.

Freshman Taylor Stine finished second to lead the Royals in 21:20. Cara Johnson was sixth in 22:44 while Hope Spaulding was seventh in 22:46.

Karlee Gray added a 10th-place finish in 23:18, and Liberty Durham was 12th in 23:44.

For the boys, Gabe Blake led the team with a second place finish in 17:55. Tommaso Gelmetti was 11th in 19:26, while Will Huffman was right behind him in 12th (19:29).

Kenny Bunnell (36th) and Zach Sickle (42nd) rounded out the Royals’ scoring.

Boys soccer

Cougars trump visiting Fishers

Greenfield-Central’s boys soccer team earned a 3-2 win against Fishers on Saturday.

The win gives the Cougars a final 9-5-2 record as they prepare for sectional play Wednesday. Greenfield-Central finished 5-2 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference this season.

Dragons claim share of HHC

The New Palestine boys soccer team claimed a share of the Hoosier Heritage Conference title Thursday with a 3-0 win against Pendleton Heights on senior night.

Ryan Miller scored twice and Levi Miller once to secure the win.

The Dragons honored seniors Silvey, Ryan Miller, Alex Warfield, Nick Martin, Isaiah Haynes, Quinn Johnson, Reid Gohmann, Baustin Skillman and Kyle Crawford in their final home match.

New Palestine finished the season 11-4-1 and 6-1 in the HHC. Mt. Vernon earned a share of the HHC title with a 6-1 league record.

Marauders earn shutout

The Mt. Vernon Marauders wrapped up the regular season with a 7-0 shutout against visiting Hamilton Heights on Sept. 30.

The Marauders finished the year 13-2-1 and atop the Hoosier Heritage Conference standings at 6-1.

The win was Mt. Vernon’s seventh in nine matches and second straight after tying Franklin 2-2 on Sept. 19.

Scoring for the Marauders were Devin Nelson and Carson Jones with two goals each. Luke Yeadon and Marvin Stewart each had one goal. Josh Powell recorded the shutout.

— Daily Reporter staff reports