Daily Reporter staff reports
New Palestine’s golf team moved to 5-0 after winning a three-way meet Monday at Hawk’s Tail.
The Dragons finished with a 178 led by freshman Annaliese Fox’s round of 36. Greenfield-Central shot 217 as a team and Franklin Central was third with 244.
Fox used just 12 putts to claim medalist honors.
“She looked in control of her swing all day, plus got up and down numerous times to save strokes,” New Palestine head coach Gregg Greene said.
Mackenzi Black finished with a 39, while Izzy Gray and Savana Rowe each shot 51’s.
“The difference in our scores tonight from normal was putts,” Greene said. “We have some work to do tonight before we take on ranked Fishers on Wednesday.”
Greenfield-Central handles Rushville
Greenfield-Central’s tennis team earned a 4-1 win against Rushville on Monday.
At No. 1 singles, Zak Lawhorn lost to Zach Hoeing 4-6, 6-3, 1-6 while Nate Real beat AJ Rice 6-4, 6-4 at No. 2 singles.
“Both players played a great match, but Hoeing was able to take control of the third set early and prevent Lawhorn from making another comeback,” Greenfield-Central head coach Michael Turpin said. “After being down 1-3 in the second set, Real was able to find the strength and energy to take back control and rally for a 6-4 win to prevent a third set.”
At No. 3 singles, Kyle Willis beat Lucas Hummel 6-0, 6-0 to earn a second point.
In doubles action, Saben Fletcher and Dylan Wilburn beat Satchel Kuhn and Jack Lattner 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1, while Kole Willis and Brad McDowell beat Jensen Wood and Florian Boyer 6-3, 6-0 at No. 2.
The JV team also won, 5-0. Both the varsity and junior varsity are 2-0 this season.
Greenfield-Central will host New Palestine today.
No. 12 Delta sweeps past New Palestine
New Palestine’s tennis team fell 5-0 to No. 12-ranked Delta on Monday.
For the Dragons, No. 1 singles player Matthew True fell 6-0, 6-0 to Mark Robillard. At No. 2 singles, Carson Gavin also lost 6-0, 6-0 to Jason Wagoner. New Palestine junior Patrick Heffernan showed life but lost 6-1, 6-3 to Tannon Dishman.
In doubles play, David Hockett and Nick Rusche worked well together against Jonah Haley and Joel Ashman before losing 6-1, 6-3. The No. 2 doubles tandem of Tyler Swain and Colby Wagoner lost to Parker Robillard and Michael Morris 6-1, 6-4.
The Dragon JV team was beaten 11-3.
Mt. Vernon cruises by Pendleton Heights
Mt. Vernon’s tennis team topped Pendleton Heights 4-1 on Monday to improve to 3-0 and 1-0 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference.
At No. 1 singles, Wilken Baldwin won 6-4, 6-1 in convincing fashion, while Brendan Pratt won 7-6 (9) 6-1 in a close match to earn the win at No. 2 singles.
At No. 3 singles, Matthew McCullough won 6-2, 2-6, 6-0.
In doubles play, the No. 2 team of J.D. Cohee and Samuel Frye won 7-5, 7-5.
“We have four tennis groups at Mt. Vernon,” head coach Gabe Muterspaugh said. “Baldwin was the dirt, McCullough was the pickle, Pratt was the mustard and Cohee and Frye were the tostada. (It’s) Great to some, ugly to others, but awesome to me; great win for our team.”
New Palestine wins second straight
New Palestine’s boys soccer team improved to 2-0 under new head coach Justin Sass with a 4-2 win against Herron on Monday.
Josh Wallen scored twice and James Pridgen had a goal and an assist to lead the Dragons.
Levi Miller’s penalty kick gave New Palestine a 3-0 lead going into halftime and Pridgen made it 4-0 after the half.
“Spencer Corey, Kyle Doss and Luke Gohmann continued to show their dominance in the middle of the field by passing the ball around Herron’s midfield,” Sass said. “The Dragon defenders continue to show that they will do whatever it takes to win games and battle through tough games.”
The Dragon JV also won 6-3.