Cougars win triple dual
The Greenfield-Central golf team won a close triple dual match Monday, surging past Morristown by one stroke.
The Cougars scored 178, with Morristown at 179 and Anderson at 188.
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Clayton Long was the match medalist with a nine-hole score of 40 at Bear Chase Golf Club in Shelbyville.
On Saturday, the Cougars lost to Danville on the road 260-407. Zach Archer was the team’s top scorer at 95 during the 18-hole event.
Marauders take 2nd
The Mt. Vernon Marauders earned a split in a three-way match Monday at Edgewood Golf Course.
The Marauders posted a team score of 161 for second behind Yorktown at 156. The host Lapel Bulldogs were third at 173.
Oliver Mast led the Marauders with a nine-hole score of 37. Will Dant had a 42, Jacob Ault also shot a 42, and Xavier Dunham came in with a 40.
Yorktown’s Blake Vise was medalist at 35.
The Marauders are now 2-1 on the season.
On Saturday, the team placed fifth at Hickory Stick Golf Course during the Marauders’ first 18-hole invitational of the season.
The team posted a score of 330 to give them fifth out of nine teams. Center Grove won their own event with a 284.
Dant led the team with a 77, followed by Mast at 78. Dunham carded an 81 and Ault shot a 94.
“The boys played well considering this was our first tournament of the season,” Mt. Vernon head coach Caleb Zelencik said. “Our goal was to go out and be competitive and at the end of the day be better for this experience.”
Cougars win HHC opener
The Class 4A No. 10 Greenfield-Central Cougars opened their Hoosier Heritage Conference schedule with a 10-7 win Monday night at Delta.
Mikayla Durick earned the pitching win in relief for starter Sydney Williams with both combining to strikeout nine hitters. The Cougars’ staff allowed only three earned runs.
Morganne Denny reached base five times, going 2 for 2 with three walks. Maria Kihega, Michaela Ballman and Emily Francis each added two hits.
The Cougars improved to 8-0 on the season and are 1-0 in the HHC.
On Friday night, the Cougars pounded Beech Grove 21-0 and 6-0 to win their sixth and seventh straight games.
In the 21-0 win, Denny blasted a three-run homer and Keryna Barrett was 2 for 4 with a grand slam and six RBIs. Ballman went 3 for 3 at the plate. Durick pitched the complete-game shutout for the win.
Williams earned the win in the 6-0 game while Denny and Ballman each hit home runs.
Royals win back-to-back
The Eastern Hancock Royals won on back-to-back nights to improve to 4-1 this season.
The Royals beat Irvington Prep on Friday night 17-1 and then topped Tri 7-6 in eight innings Saturday.
Against Irvington, Kaysi Gilbert drove in three runs, finishing 2 for 4. Micah Black was 4 for 4 with two RBIs, and Savannah Patterson was 2 for 2 with an RBI. Peyton West was 2 for 2 with two RBIs.
Elise Bittinger earned the win, allowing one hit and striking out three.
Against Tri, the Royals trailed 6-3 before tying the game with a three-run top of the seventh to force extra innings.
Black was 3 for 5 with two RBIs. Caitlin Richmond was 2 for 3 with an RBI. Gilbert and West also drove in runs. Darby Shaw earned the win, going eight innings with 10 strikeouts.
Track and field
Marauders 3rd at invite
The Mt. Vernon girls track team finished third out of 12 schools at the Patriot Invitational on Saturday.
Alexa Christenson was first in the 100-meter dash and second in 200.
Kiara Gibson was third in the 200, and Meg Schleter was runner-up in the 400 and third in the 800.
Riley Chambers was third in shot put and second in the discus.
Cameron McClure took first in discus, and Addison Cullom was third in the 1,600-meter run. The 4×400-meter relay team was third, and the 8×800 relay team finished second along with the 4×100 relay group.
The boys team finished third at the Terre Haute North Invitational on Saturday, scoring 109 points.
The Marauders won one event in the 1,600-meter relay with a time of 3:33.89 by Blake Miller, Brandt True, Brisco Wood and Nathan Casler.
2 compete at showcase
Mt. Vernon’s Christian Noble and Aaron Rush both competed in the Franklin Central Showcase Mile on Friday night.
The duo were featured among the state’s best distance runners in the non-scored event. Athletes had to qualify as state medalist from 2015 and by state standards to participate.
Noble was 10th overall with a time of 4:16.92. Rush was 30th at 4:27.50.
Cougars place 3rd at invite
The Greenfield-Central boys track team took third at the Decatur Central Invitational on Friday night.
The Cougars were led by invitational champions Jacob Keener (pole vault) and Braden Brown (long jump).
The team scored 103 points behind 10 top-five finishes.
Cook sets school mark
Greenfield-Central sophomore Sydney Cook set a new school record in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 5:26.30 at the Decatur Central Invitational on Friday.
She bested the former mark set by Tammy Johnson in 1987 at 5:28.
Cook also was part of the winning 3,200-meter and 1,600-meter relay teams.
Savannah Girolami was second in the 400-meter dash, and Jennifer Flora was second in discus. Emily Jones took first in the pole vault with Kammi McGreal at third.
Ava Dickmann was third in the long jump and high jump.
Cougars fall to Warriors
The Greenfield-Central girls tennis team had their closest match of the season Monday, falling to host Warren Central 3-2.
The Cougars competed in every match and had several comebacks but ended just short of victory.
Kate Henderson earned one of the Cougars’ wins at No. 2 singles with a 0-6, 6-4, 6-0 rally. Erin Wright was victorious at No. 3 singles, taking the match with a 6-0, 6-2 performance.
The junior varsity team tied 1-1 with Elvira Decsov winning 8-3.