Eastern Hancock runner sets school record

Daily Reporter staff reports

Eastern Hancock’s Clayton Brumfield broke a school record in the 800-meter run Saturday at the Guerin Catholic Invitational, finishing in 1:58.93.

The Royals finished fourth overall with 81 points.

Also winning for the boys team was Devyn Brinson in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, Austin Smith in the 400-meter dash, Skyler Schrope in the 3,200-meter run, Cole Cochard in the 110-meter hurdles and Jayson Bowers in the 300-meter hurdles.

Eastern Hancock’s girls team finished in sixth with 58.5 points but had five first-place finishers. Guerin Catholic won the meet with a score of 139.

Hope Spaulding led the Royals with wins in the 100- and 300- meter hurdles while Taylor Stine won the 400-meter dash. Karlee Gray (200), Cara Johnson (800) and Annie Floyd (1,600) also won blue ribbons.

County teams compete at Lightning Bolt Relays

The New Palestine and Greenfield-Central track and field teams competed at the Lightning Bolt Relays at Franklin Central on Saturday with the Dragons finishing in third (96 points). Greenfield-Central finished with 88 points.Zionsville (172) won the meet as Franklin Central (156) placed second.

The Dragons combined to win the long jump (39-2), with Brady Walden’s leap of 20 feet winning the event as an individual. Tyler Carrie (19-2) had the second-best jump of the day. With third-place finishes from Annabelle Dockins and Hailee Holberton (27-9.5) on the girls side, the Dragon teams combined to win both long jump competitions.

Also for the boys, Demetre Mitchell and David Judy finished second in the shot put behind Zionsville. The high-jump duo of Duke Blackwell and Jared Reed and the discus duo of Andrew Yazel and Mitchell (203-9) finished third.

Also for the girls, Emily Jonas and Lillie Cain were second to Zionsville in the shot (68-10.5) and discus throws (184-2).

Softball

Dragons too much for Scecina in doubleheader

Class 3A No. 2 New Palestine posted a doubleheader sweep of Scecina on Saturday with the Dragons winning the opener 18-5 and the second game 7-3.New Palestine trailed 3-0 after a half-inning but scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning. After Scecina scored twice in the third to take another lead (5-4), the Dragons exploded for 13 runs.

The Dragons finished with 14 hits, 13 being singles. Madison Whitaker was 4-for-4 with three runs, a double and two RBIs. Elisha Barker was 2-for-3 with two RBIs, while Issy Hoyt was 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI. Carly Roberts was also 2-for-3 with a run and three RBIs.

In the second game, Scecina took a lead in the top of the first inning, but New Palestine responded. After the Crusaders tied the game at 3-all in the fourth inning, the Dragons plated four runs to take a 7-3 lead.

Casey Lehman, who was 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI, led a 13-hit attack for the team. Hoyt was 2-for-4 with two runs and a double. Mary Crumlin was 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Abbey White won on the mound, allowing three earned runs and nine hits in seven innings of work.

Golf

Host Mt. Vernon tops field at ow

n invitationalMt. Vernon posted a team score of 312 on Saturday to win its own invitational. Greenfield-Central finished in sixth with a combined score of 388 while Eastern Hancock was seventh out of the eight-team field with a 405.

Oliver Mast led the Marauders with a round of 72. Will Dant followed with a third place overall finish, shooting a 76. Also scoring for Mt. Vernon was Jacob Ault (79) and Max Heitman (85).

Wyatt Rowlett from Franklin County finished second overall with a 75.

Baseball

Eastern Hancock eases past Triton Central

Eastern Hancock’s baseball team used plenty of offense in a doubleheader sweep of Triton Central on Saturday, winning 12-5 and 14-2 to improve to 5-5 this season.In Game 1, the Royals scored three runs in three consecutive innings and rallied for 11 hits to seal the road win. Devin Denny and Garek Ferguson led the team with three hits apiece. A.J. Muegge had two hits while Tom Barton had four RBIs.

In the second game, Eastern Hancock used an 11-run first inning to run away with the victory. The Royals finished with 12 hits.

Eight different players registered at least one base knock for the team, which was led by Addison True’s three-hit game. Barton added two hits and three RBIs.