New Palestine locks down Shelbyville in 1st half

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Dragons lock down Bears

New Palestine held visiting Shelbyville without a field goal in the first half Tuesday en route to a 42-20 win.

Reagan McMurry and Natalie Kehrt led the team with 10 points apiece. McMurry also had six assists and four rebounds.

As a team, the Dragons shot 50 perfect from the floor and 8-for-8 at the free-throw line.

Marauders earn 10th win

Class 4A No. 18 Mt. Vernon improved to 10-1 with a 55-49 win against Anderson on Tuesday.

The Marauders hit 12-of-13 free throws in the final four minutes to seal the win. Sydney Shelton led the team with 25 points and six assists.

Sophie Williams added 12 points.

Royals regroup, win big

After a 57-27 loss to North Decatur on Tuesday, Eastern Hancock got back in the win column with a 94-29 win against Indianapolis Howe on Thursday to move to 8-2 this year.

Seven Royals scored at least seven points or more led by Leah Ferguson’s 17.

Hope Spaulding finished with 11 points while Kaysi Gilbert and Peyton West each added 10.

Emiley Carlton added eight points and 12 boards, as well.

Swimming

Dragons sweep Herron

New Palestine’s swim teams earned wins against Herron on Wednesday. The boys won 112-70 and the girls won 131-48 against a relatively new Herron swim program.

Courtnee Coffman won four events and recorded the eighth-best time in school history in the 100 yard butterfly. Kenzie Wells and Leah Bare won three events.

For the boys, Chase Crowder and Joey Rogers each won three events.

“We had a number of very good swims tonight,” coach Steve Maxwell said. “Thanksgiving break saw us push our yardage in practice, but we returned to our lifting program this week and many of the kids were tight and sore from that. To see their performances tonight was pretty impressive.”

Cougars roll Arabians

Greenfield-Central swim teams swept Hoosier Heritage Conference rival Pendleton Heights on Thursday. The girls won 94-89 while the boys won 125-61.

Carley Logan won the 200 freestyle and was apart of the 400 freestyle relay team that also took first. Shyanne Milne won the diving competition.

“The girls depth is what has continued to help them succeed,” coach Emily Logan said. “Tonight that was very much the story as well. Pendleton had some strong swimmers but didn’t have the numbers and depth overall.”

For the boys, Zach Cook took first in four events. Allen Forbes was a part of all three relays teams that won while Jared Tomer also won three events.

“The boys had another great meet,” coach Mark Logan said.

Wrestling

New Pal drops close dual

New Palestine gave Cathedral all it could handle Wednesday in a battle of state-ranked team.

The No. 10 Fighting Irish edged the No. 13 Dragons 37-36 with each team winning seven matches.

Jalyn Wallace (138), Jared Timberman (152) and Eugene Starks (160) won for the Dragons. Chad Red won by forfeit at 145 as the team scored 24 points in a 4-match stretch. Other winners for the New Palestine were Alec White at 113, Cameron Diep at 120 and Grant Saylor at 160.

The Dragons (5-1) compete at the Northview Invitational today.

Warriors down Cougars

No. 1 ranked Warren Central handed Greenfield-Central a 56-9 loss Wednesday. The Cougars fall to 8-5 on the season.

Carter Noehre moved to 12-1 with a fall in 1:40 at 126 pounds. On the season, Noehre has 10 falls and a major decision.

At 170 pounds, Brad Lowe used a come-from-behind 9-7 win to improve to 13-0 on the year.