Daily Reporter staff reports

Led by a James Pridgen goal one minute into the contest, the New Palestine boys’ soccer team opened Hoosier Heritage Conference play with a 6-0 win against Yorktown on Thursday.

The Dragons, after Pridgen’s opening goal, found the net four more times in the first half for a 5-0 lead.

Pridgen and Kyle Doss had multiple goals and an assist. Luke Gohmann added an assist while Levi Miller also scored.

“The Dragons, led by a very senior-heavy group, were fired up to finally get their season underway after our first two games were canceled due to weather,” head coach Justin Sass said. “Sophomore Luke Gohmann and senior Kyle Doss showed the beginning of a great partnership in the midfield by possessing the ball around Yorktown, which led to great scoring opportunities for the Dragons.

“The defense, led by seniors Mitch Christopher and Jordan Harrison, got their first clean sheet of the season, while goalies Adam Hunt and Otto Heffelmire stopped everything that was thrown at them.”

New Palestine will face Warren Central on Saturday night.

Tennis

New Palestine blanks Yorktown in road win

New Palestine’s boys tennis team topped Yorktown on the road Thursday, 5-0.

Matthew True beat Zach Mullins 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 singles while Carson Gavin handled Joey Ulrich to win 6-2, 6-0 at No. 2 singles.

Junior Patrick Heffernan won over Jake Bartholomew 6-2, 6-1 to complete the singles sweep.

The No. 1 doubles team of David Hockett and Nick Rusche beat Carter Cook and Nathan Hicks 6-1, 6-4. The No. 2 team of Tyler Swain and Colby Wagoner also won convincingly, 6-0, 6-2 against Sam Wileyand and Gavin Centofanti.

The Dragon JV team won 4-1.

Greenfield-Central eases past Cardinal Ritter

Greenfield-Central’s boys tennis team earned a 5-0 win against Cardinal Ritter on Thursday at home.

At No. 1 singles, Zak Lawhorn beat Nathan Sepe 6-2, 1-6, 7-5 while Nate Real handled Gage Bradley 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2 singles.

Kyle Willis beat Josh Christian 6-0, 6-3 at No. 3 singles to complete a solid night of individual play.

In doubles action, Saben Fletcher and Dylan Wilburn beat Lancer Spreucker and Adrian Cunanan 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 while the No. 2 doubles team of Kole Willis and Noah Mohler beat Bryce Richardson and Griffin Buckner 6-0, 6-0 to complete the 5-0 win.

Volleyball

Cambridge City Lincoln earns win

Eastern Hancock’s volleyball team fell 3-0 at home Thursday to Cambridge City Lincoln.

The visitors won a close first set, 25-23, and handled the match the rest of the way winning 25-13, 25-16.

The Royals (1-2) were led by senior Leah Ferguson’s 24 kills. Sophomore Haley Best added seven aces and 38 digs while Laurie Eells led the team with 29 assists. Jenna Smith was effective, too, recording six blocks at the net.

Eastern Hancock will play again today at the Shenandoah Invitational.