Daily Reporter staff reports

New Palestine’s tennis team handled Greenfield-Central 4-1 on Monday to improve to 3-4 this season.

At No. 1 singles, Dragons Amelia Fleedwood beat Lindsey McCord 6-1, 6-1 while Ivey Simmons of New Palestine went down to Kate Henderson 3-6, 1-6 at No. 2 singles.

At No. 3 singles, Cougars Ally Proper lost to Lexi Miller, who won 6-0, 6-0.

The No. 1 doubles team of Lauren Hardebeck and Katie Settergren topped Sara Hudson and Haidyn Goodwin 6-2, 6-1 to seal the victory for New Palestine. The No. 2 doubles team of Cassie Willhelm and Josee King also won, beating Erin Wright and Kaleigh Stevenson.

Mt. Vernon keeps rolling

Mt. Vernon’s tennis team improved to 8-1 with a 5-0 win against Frankton on Monday.

At No. 1 singles, Cassie York won 6-0, 6-0. At No. 2 singles, Alaina Nelson topped her opponent 6-0, 6-0 while Olivia Spicer won 6-2, 6-1 at No. 3 singles.

The No. 1 doubles team of Emily Annakin and Brianna Partin won 6-1, 7-6 (5), and Sophie Williams and Maeve Mccafferty won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 doubles.

Golf

Marauders cruise past rival

Mt. Vernon’s golf team earned a 164-189 win against county rival New Palestine on Monday at Hawk’s Tail Golf Course.

For the Marauders, Oliver Mast shot a 38 to earn medalist honors. Teammate Will Dant was not far behind, however, carding a round of 39 to finish second.

Also scoring for the team were Xavier Dunham (41) and Max Heitman (46).

Nick Lyon led the Dragons with a round of 44. Blake Barnette shot a 45, Elijah Domogala a 47 and Evan Rejer a 49 to round out the team’s scoring.

Baseball

Dragons rout Warren Central

New Palestine’s baseball team earned its fourth win in a row on Monday in a 14-4 victory against Warren Central.

The Dragons added five runs in the third inning to jump out to a 7-3 lead and scored four more times in the sixth to seal the win.

Patrick Hopkins was 3-for-3 with a double and four RBIs. Keegan Watson finished 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, three runs and two RBIs. Jason Hall-Manley also had an RBI double and scored twice while Nick Rusche had a hit and two RBI.

Hopkins (2-1) went the distance on the mound, allowing three earned runs, six hits and struck out two in six innings of work.

The Dragons are now 13-4.

Softball

Royals dominate at home

Eastern Hancock’s softball team improved to 9-1 with a 10-0 win against Southwestern on Monday at home.

The Royals also moved to 3-1 in Mid-Hoosier Conference play.

Jordan Pierson led the team with two hits while Kaysi Gilbert added four RBIs.

Eastern Hancock needed just six hits in all to score double digit runs as the team scored six times in the fifth inning.

Darby Shaw threw the shutout on the mound for the Royals.

Cougars best Spartans

Greenfield-Central’s softball team improved to 11-2 on Monday at Connersville after a 7-2 win against the host Spartans.

Sydney Williams earned the win for the Cougars in a complete game effort with no earned runs.

Darcie Huber led the team at the plate going 3-for-4 with two runs scored. Codey Miller also scored twice and collected an RBI. Michaela Ballman led the team with three RBIs.

Mt. Vernon wins 1-run game

Mt. Vernon’s softball team used a six-run sixth inning to top Noblesville 8-7 on Monday.

Morgan Moss led the Marauders going 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs. Macie Dungan was effective, too, scoring three runs while collecting two hits.

Mt. Vernon finished with 10 hits in the win as MacKenzie McCann also smashed a home run for the Marauders.