Daily Reporter staff reports

Oliver Mast and Will Dant earned All-Hoosier Heritage Conference honors on Saturday at the HHC meet as the Mt. Vernon golf team finished second overall with a score of 332. New Castle won the conference title with a team score of 316.

New Palestine (369) was seventh, and Greenfield-Central (402) was eighth.

Also for the Marauders, Xavier Dunham shot an 86 to join the all-conference honorable mention team. Jacob Ault added an 87.

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Individual scores for Greenfield-Central and New Palestine were unavailable.

Eastern Hancock fifth at golf meet

Eastern Hancock’s golf team finished fifth at the Mid-Hoosier Conference meet on Saturday, tallying a final score of 412.Connor Cross, who earned all-conference honors, led the team with a round of 86. William Harwood shot a 106, Kenny Bummel shot a 108 and Jait Shultz rounded out the Royals’ scoring with a 112. Tyler Castle was the fifth scorer for Eastern Hancock, finishing with a round of 116.

North Decatur, who was led by meet medalist Dayne Lecher (70), won the MHC title with a score of 328. South Decatur (373) and Indian Creek (380) were second and third, respectively.

Tennis

Mt. Vernon blanks New Palestine

Mt. Vernon’s tennis team continues to dominate on the courts, topping New Palestine 5-0 on Saturday in a match that was rescheduled due to rain.At No. 1 singles, Dragons Amelia Fleetwood had no answer for Marauders Cassie York and lost 6-0, 6-1.

At No. 2 singles, Mt. Vernon’s Alaina Nelson beat Ivey Simmons 6-0, 6-1 for the team’s second point.

At No. 3 singles for the Dragons, Lexi Miller put up a fight but lost 6-3, 6-3 to Olivia Spicer.

In doubles action, Emily Annakin and Brianna Partin beat Lauren Hardebeck and Katie Settergren at No. 1 doubles in straight sets 6-1, 6-2. At No. 2 doubles, New Palestine’s Cassie Willhelm and Josee King lost to Mt. Vernon’s Maeve McCafferty and Sophie Williams 6-2, 6-2.

Softball

Mt. Vernon wins two over weekend

Mt. Vernon’s softball team picked up two wins at the Greenfield-Central Cougar Invitational on Saturday, defeating Lincoln 12-6 and Seymour 8-3.Against Lincoln, Kristin Connors went 4-for-4 at the plate as the team pounded out 16 hits in the win.

Macie Dungan finished 3-for-4 with two home runs and Sadie Baugh sent a ball deep, as well, as the team pushed across seven runs in the fourth inning.

Baugh was 2-for-3 in the win over Seymour while Dungan was 3-for-3 in an impressive day at the plate. The Marauders finished with 11 hits and four errors.

Franklin County edges Greenfield-Central

Franklin County used eight hits to top Greenfield-Central 3-2 on Saturday.The Cougars managed four hits and scored runs in the third and sixth innings to move to 11-6 this season.

Baseball

Eastern Hancock routs Southwestern

Eastern Hancock’s baseball team used an eight-run fourth inning to seal a 14-3 win over Mid-Hoosier Conference foe Southwestern on Saturday. The Royals are now 11-9.Devin Denny led the team with three hits from his leadoff spot. Levi Majority, Garek Ferguson and A.J. Muegge each collected two hits for the Royals, who finished with 13 hits in the win.

Majority, who blasted a home run for the first time this season, led the team with five RBIs. Tom Barton added two walks while Clayton White added a triple in the victory.

Track and Field

Eastern Hancock defeats Indiana Deaf

Eastern Hancock’s boys track team earned a 91-32 win over Indiana Deaf at home Friday.Clayton Brumfield set a school record in the 3,200-meter run in 9:58.68. The old record was 10:07.

The Royals, who won 11 events in all, swept all three relays Friday.

Aaron Riley (shot put), Reece Burkhart (discus), Devyn Brinson (800-meter), Caleb Beyers (high jump), Braden Dickey (200-meter) and Riley Settergren (400-meter) all won for Eastern Hancock.