Sports Roundup – May 6

Daily Reporter staff reports

It was close, but the Mt. Vernon boys golf team pulled out a win Wednesday, defeating Triton Central by one stroke.

Facing the defending Shelby County champions on their home course, the visiting Marauders improved to 4-1 with their 165-166 victory.

Leading the way for the Marauders was sophomore Xavier Dunham, who shot a 36 to earn medalist honors. Sophomore Max Heitman followed with a 39. Jacob Ault carded a 45 and Drew Richter also shot a 45.

The Marauders are back in action Saturday morning when they travel to the Batesville Invitational. The event will begin at 9 a.m.

Softball

Cougars’ slump continues

The Greenfield-Central softball team’s recent woes continued Wednesday, as the Class 4A No. 13 Cougars lost to Shenandoah 12-6.

The loss marked Greenfield-Central’s third in four games, beginning with their defeats against Hoosier Heritage Conference rivals Yorktown and Mt. Vernon on April 27 and 29, respectively.

On Wednesday, back-to-back big innings in the fourth and fifth cost the host Cougars with Shenandoah pulling ahead 9-2. Greenfield-Central trailed 1-0 before tying it 1-all in the bottom of the third.

The Raiders (9-6) plated three runs in the fourth and five in the fifth to take a commanding lead. They added three more runs in the seventh.

Erika Knapp led the Cougars offensively, going 2-for-2 with two runs while Morganne Denny was 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored. Sydney Williams finished 1-for-2 with an RBI. Codey Miller and Makayla Durick also drove in runs.

Darcie Huber and Maria Kihega both recorded doubles. Williams (5-1) suffered her first loss of the season.

The Cougars dropped to 11-3 and 5-2 at home.

Dragons stay in HHC race

The Class 3A No. 2 New Palestine Dragons improved to 3-1 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference with a 10-2 win against Pendleton Heights on Wednesday.

Tied for second, the Dragons (13-2, 3-1 HHC) have won two consecutive games and 10 of their past 11. Their only losses to date are against Class 4A No. 9 Franklin Central and HHC foe Shelbyville.

Against the visiting Arabians, coach Ed Marcum’s squad wasted little time, going up 2-0 in the first before breaking a 2-all tie with a six-run fourth. The Dragons added two more runs in the fifth, while the pitching staff held the Arabians scoreless through the final four frames.

Madison Whitaker was 2-for-3 at the plate for New Palestine with two RBIs and two doubles. Elisha Barker went 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Issy Hoyt was 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBIs and two runs scored.

Ashley Prange was 1-for-4 with an RBI. Tara Morey was 3-for-4 with a triple.

Barker (8-2) earned the win, tossing six innings of three-hit softball and striking out six. Abbey White pitched a perfect one inning.

Track and Field

2016 Hancock County Results

Boys team scores: New Palestine 81.5, Mt. Vernon 61, Greenfield-Central 54, Eastern Hancock 47.5

100-meter dash: 1. B. Walden (NP), 11.64; 2. D. Ford (NP), 11.90; 3. J. Porter (MV), 12.08.

200-meter dash: 1. B. Walden (NP), 23.00; 2. A. Herald (GC), 23.32; 3. D. Brinson (EH), 23.78.

400-meter dash: 1. B. Wood (MV), 51.09; 2. S. Corey (NP), 51.54; 3. T. Hembree (GC), 51.90.

800-meter run: 1. C. Noble (MV), 1:59.72; 2. C. Brumfield (EH), 2:00.32; 3. C. Hanson (GC), 2:01.93.

1.600-meter run: 1. C. Noble (MV), 4:10.89; 2. A. Rush (MV), 4:32.85; 3. C. Brumfield (EH), 4:34.96.

3,200-meter run: 1. C. Noble (MV), 9:42.03; 2. Z. Bishop (GC), 9:50.92; 3. C. Crowder (NP), 10:20.61.

110-meter hurdles: 1. C. Cochard (EH), 16.95; 2. A. Hart (NP), 17.48; 3. J. Reed (NP), 18.16.

300-meter hurdles: 1. E. Diehr (GC), 43.56; 2. L. Rizo (GC), 44.22; 3. J. Bowers (EH), 44.27.

400-meter relay: 1. New Palestine, 44.33; 2. Eastern Hancock, 45.03; 3. Mt. Vernon, 45.32.

1,600-meter relay: 1. Mt. Vernon, 3:31.74; 2. New Palestine, 3:35.98; 3. Greenfield-Central, 3:40.05.

3,200-meter relay: 1. New Palestine, 8:15.66; 2. Mt. Vernon 8:49.05; 3. Greenfield-Central, 9:04.51.

High Jump: 1. L. Schonauer (NP), 5-10.0; 2. B. Brown (GC), 5-10.0; 3. N. Casler (MV), 5-08.0.

Pole Vault: 1. J. Keener (GC), 11-06.0; 2. D. Tift (GC), 10-06.0; 3. N. Brickens (NP), 10-00.0.

Long Jump: 1. B. Walden, (NP), 19-05.0; 2. D. Blackwell (NP), 19-01.25; 3. B. Brown (GC), 18-10.25.

Shot Put: 1. R. Burkhart (EH), 46-05.0; 2. A. Riley (EH), 45-09.0; 3. G. Mauk (MV), 43-11.0.

Discus: 1. R. Burkhart (EH), 122-04; 2. G. Mauk (MV), 121-09; 3. D. Mitchell (NP), 109-07.50.

Girls team scores: Greenfield-Central 98, New Palestine 62, Mt. Vernon 50, Eastern Hancock 34

100-meter dash: 1. A. Christensen (MV), 13.12; 2. S. Girolami (GC), 13.13; 3. A. Franklin (MV), 13.68.

200-meter dash: 1. S. Girolami (GC), 26.85; 2. A. Christensen (MV), 27.43; 3. K. Gibson (MV), 28.15.

400-meter dash: 1. S. Girolami (GC), 58.96; 2. V. Crowder (NP), 1:01.84; 3. T. Stine (EH), 1:02.66.

800-meter run: 1. S. Cook (GC), 2:24.19; 2. H. Watson (MV), 2:33.65; 3. G. Voelz (NP), 2:37.31.

1,600-meter run: 1. S. Cook (GC), 5:42.40; 2. M. Waggoner (NP), 5:50.40; 3. G. Voelz (NP), 5:50.50.

3,200-meter run: 1. S. Schwartz (NP), 12:34.57; 2. M. Waggoner (NP), 12:42.22; 3. A. Cullom (MV), 12:49.81.

100-meter hurdles: 1. H. Spaulding (EH), 17.33; 2. K. Dhonau (NP), 17.76; 3. S. Fletcher (GC), 18.70.

300-meter hurdles: 1. H. Spaulding (EH), 49.20; 2. K. Dhonau (NP), 49.93; 3. A. Quillin (EH), 51.28.

400-meter relay: 1. Mt. Vernon, 51.68; 2. New Palestine, 52.67; 3. Eastern Hancock, 53.13.

1,600-meter relay: 1. Greenfield-Central, 4:13.25; 2. Mt. Vernon, 4:26.28; 3. New Palestine, 4:30.72.

3,200-meter relay: 1. Greenfield-Central, 10:27.60; 2. Mt. Vernon, 10:39.70; 3. Eastern Hancock, 10:45.17.

High Jump: 1. A. Dickmann (GC), 5-00.00; 2. M. Polster (GC), 4-10.00; 3. V. Hoeppner (MV), 4-08.00.

Pole Vault: 1. E. Jones (GC), 9-06-0; 2. T. Richmond (GC), 7-06.00; 3. K. McGreal (GC), 7-06.00.

Long Jump: 1. A. Dickmann (GC), 15-01.0; 2. K. Helgason (GC), 14-04.0; 3. A. Dockins (NP), 13-08.0.

Shot Put: 1. K. Ruble (EH), 38-00.5; 2. J. Flora (GC), 36-09.00; 3. L. Cain (NP), 35-02.00.

Discus: 1. L. Cain (NP), 104-08; 2. H. Burkhart (GC), 102-01; 3. J. Flora (GC), 97-08.