The Mt. Vernon Marauders improved to 2-0 with a hard-fought 3-2 win against Bishop Chatard at Broad Ripple High School on Wednesday.
The Marauders boys tennis team opened the season with a 3-2 victory at home against Shenandoah on Tuesday.
Mt. Vernon’s No. 2 doubles team of JD Cohee and Sam Frye were the heroes against Bishop Chatard, breaking a 2-2 tie to clinch their match with a 6-1 third set. The duo trailed after losing the first set 6-0. They won the second 7-6 (4).
“We talk every day about fighting every point, chase the extra ball and it paid off tonight,” Marauders head coach Gabe Muterspaugh said.
Mt. Vernon’s No. 1 doubles tandem of Ryan Beck and Gavin Stamper scored the team’s first win 6-3, 6-3. Wilken Baldwin lost his first set 2-6 at No. 1 singles before leading 4-1 in the second. His opponent had to retire due to muscle cramps, giving Mt. Vernon it’s second match win.
“Wilken could have quit, but he stayed the course and ended up on top,” Muterspaugh said. “JD and Sam, in their first big match with everyone watching, learned a lot about belief, confidence and teamwork. I’m super proud of my young grasshoppers. Winning ugly is fun.”
Against Shenandoah, Brendan Pratt scored a 6-0, 6-2 win at No. 3 singles, while Beck and Stamper were victorious at No. 1 doubles 6-3, 6-3. Cohee and Frye won 6-2, 6-4 at No. 2 doubles.
Marauders take fourth in four-way
The Mt. Vernon girls golf team finished fourth on Wednesday in its four-way match at Tri-County Golf Course.
The Marauders shot a 200 with sophomore Charlie True winning medalist with a 36. The team’s score was the second best of the year.
Host Shenandoah won the event with a 184. Delta was second at 186. Anderson finished third with a 192.
Dragons top Hornets at Hawk’s Tail
The New Palestine Dragons defeated Beech Grove 176-267 at Hawk’s Tail in Greenfield on Wednesday.
Mackenzi Black was medalist with a 1-over par 37. Annaliese Fox followed with a 40. Cassidy Harp shot a 49, while Payton Hill finished with a 50.
“We finally got to play after five days off due to weather and looked a little rusty,” Dragons head coach Gregg Greene said. “Overall, our team score of 176 was very respectable. Hopefully, we can get a break from the rain and get our rhythm back.”
Royals beat Tigers
The Eastern Hancock Royals scored a 244-258 victory against Triton Central on Wednesday.
Abby Fout was medalist with a nine-hole score of 59. Alexis Young shot a 60, while Lucy Cochard finished with a 62. Emiley Carlton shot a 63. Lucia Alberione carded a 67.
New Pal wins opener 3-1
The New Palestine girls soccer team got two goals from Jordan Reid and another by Olivia McKilligin to beat Triton Central 3-1 on Wednesday at home.
Reid scored off an assist from Katie Settergren to give the Dragons a 1-0 lead. Reid’s second goal put her team up 3-0.
Flashes beat Cougars 4-1
The Greenfield-Central Cougars lost 4-1 on the road Wednesday night against Franklin Central.
Freshman Lucy Conner scored her first career goal in her first high school match. Her goal came off an assist from sophomore Tystan Ailes. Jaeden Ailes earned the team’s “Hustle Player” of the game award.
Dragons fall to Golden Eagles
The New Palestine volleyball team dropped a thrilling five-set match to Guerin Catholic at home Wednesday night.
The Dragons (1-1) lost the first two sets 20-25, 20-25 after leading both but rallied back with wins in the third (25-19) and fourth (25-19). Guerin Catholic won the fifth 15-13.
Allison Dennemann had a team-best 30 kills and added 12 digs and two aces for New Palestine. Mia Long had 17 kills and 15 digs. Lydia Jones contributed 18 digs. Kara Morris finished with 48 assists.
“Tonight was heartbreaking. Being up two sets and letting them come back is something we shouldn’t forget,” Dragons head coach Kelli Whitaker said. “Guerin had a great team but we had too many unforced errors and were unable to finish the match.”
Cougars fall in season opener
The Greenfield-Central Cougars lost 3-0 at Westfield on Wednesday night. The host Shamrocks won 25-11, 25-21, 25-15.
Royals open year 1-1
The Eastern Hancock Royals bounced back from a 3-2 loss on Monday against North Decatur with a 3-1 win against Morristown on Tuesday.
The Royals dropped the first set against Morristown 25-22 before winning the next three 26-24, 25-21, 25-19.
Leah Ferguson had a team-best six kills and four digs. Haley Best recorded five aces and 21 digs. Jenna Smith had three total blocks. Laurie Eells handled 15 assists.
The Royals led Decatur Central after the first set (26-24) before losing the next two (27-25, 25-20). Eastern Hancock won the fourth (25-23). North Decatur sealed the win with a 15-12 win in the deciding fifth set.
Ferguson had 18 kills. Eells converted 14 assists and three aces. Best recorded 17 digs. Eriel Truitt connected for 13 assists.