Sports Roundup – August 25

Eastern Hancock’s girls golf team improved to 4-1 in dual matches with a 218-249 win over Wes-Del on Tuesday at the Muncie Elks Club.

Seniors Emiley Carlton and Abby Fout led the team with rounds of 51 as every player for the Royals shot below a 60.

Alexis Young and Lucia Alberione each carded 58s while Lucy Cochard rounded out the team’s scoring with a 59.

Eastern Hancock returns home for a contest against Northeastern today.


Mt. Vernon downs Lapel

Mt. Vernon’s volleyball team improved to 5-1 on Tuesday with a 3-0 win against Lapel on the road.

The Marauders started relatively slow but were able to travel home with a victory — their fifth in a row since an opening loss to Class 4A No. 1 Cathedral. Mt. Vernon won 25-23, 25-17, 25-20 on Tuesday.

Senior Ashton Barr had a career night at the net, totaling 24 kills to finish with a .657 hitting percentage. Junior setter Meridan Eads was efficient, too, recording 26 assists in the win.

Also for the Marauders, senior Kari Kramer added six kills while junior Grace Hurst led the team with 13 digs.

Eastern Hancock blanks Centerville

Eastern Hancock’s volleyball team improved to 4-4 this season with a 3-0 win at Centerville on Tuesday.

The Royals started strong and held on to win 25-18, 25-17, 25-22.

Senior Leah Ferguson led the offensive attack with seven kills while classmate Caitlin Richmond added six kills in the win.

Defensively, sophomore Haley Best was effective in the back row. She collected 16 digs and 15 serve receptions.

Also for Eastern Hancock, junior setter Laurie Eells added 22 assists while junior Payton Hicks finished with six aces.

Eastern Hancock travels to county foe Greenfield-Central today for a 6 p.m. contest.

Boys Soccer

Miller scores four in New Palestine win

Levi Miller kicked in four goals on Tuesday to lead the New Palestine boys’ soccer team to a 9-2 win at Whiteland.

Miller scored three goals by halftime. James Pridgen had a goal and four assists while Spencer Corey had a goal and an assist, as well.

Miller chipped in the first two goals of the game and assisted on Pridgen’s goal. He scored again to start the second half. Pridgen added assists on all three of Miller’s goals.

“The Dragons played a great game against Whiteland,” New Palestine head coach Justin Sass said. “Every Dragon player was called upon to see significant minutes and contribute to secure the win. It was a wonderful effort from the entire team.”

The Dragons are now 3-0 and have outscored their opponents 19-2 on the season.