Sports Roundup – September 2

The Greenfield-Central girls cross-country team ran to a third-place finish at the Bishop Chatard Invitational on Wednesday. The Cougars were led by Sydney Cook, who placed third as an individual.

Host Bishop Chatard won the event with 31 points followed by Decatur Central with 73. Greenfield-Central totaled 82 points, while Herron was fourth at 82. Perry Meridian was fifth at 84.

Sixth through eighth places went to Indianapolis Arlington, Broad Ripple and Providence Cristo Rey, respectively.

Behind Cook for the Cougars was Tatiana Keuffer in 15th and Darian Gossett in 19th. Sarah Muckerheide was 20th to give Greenfield-Central four in the top 20. 

The Cougars travel to the Columbus North Classic on Saturday.

Cougars boys XC takes fifth

The Greenfield-Central boys cross-country team tied for fifth overall during the Bishop Chatard Invitational on Wednesday.

The Cougars shared the placement with Broad Ripple, since neither team had a sixth runner to break the deadlock.

Greenfield-Central scored 170 points. Bishop Chatard won the event with 31 points. Perry Meridian was second at 43 and Decatur Central finished fourth with 57.

Michael Trusty was the top finisher for Greenfield-Central at 27th overall in a time of 21:26. Kevin Schafer was 31st at 22:01.

Girls soccer

Arabians keep Cougars at bay

The Greenfield-Central girls soccer team fell short against Hoosier Heritage Conference foe Pendleton Heights 3-1 on Wednesday.

The host Arabians took a 2-0 lead after the first half and scored a second goal in the final 40 minutes to seal the win. Jaedan Ailes scored the Cougars lone goal in the second half. 

The Cougars return to the field this Saturday for their Kickin’ for Cancer Tournament at 2 p.m.

Dragons blank Tigers

The New Palestine Dragons improved to 4-0 on the season with a decisive 4-0 win against Yorktown on Wednesday.

The victory put the defending Hoosier Heritage Conference champions at 1-0 in the standings behind a two-goal night from Olivia Lambdin.

Corrin Neese added two assists in the shutout, while Jordan Reid had a goal and an assist. Katie Settergren recorded the match’s first goal with 15 minutes in the first half.

The Dragons are back at home on Saturday when they welcome Franklin Central at 9 a.m.

Volleyball

New Pal sweeps Warren Central

The New Palestine volleyball team swept past the Warren Central Warriors in three sets to win on Wednesday night.

Challenged early, the Dragons won the first set 27-25 only to cruise through the next two with 25-14 and 25-15 wins.

Allison Dennemann had a big night with 21 kills and 15 digs. Mia Long added 11 kills and 10 digs. Lydia Jones finished with 14 digs, and Kara Morris had 31 assists.

The Dragons are now 6-2 on the season.

Tennis

Dragons zap Flashes

The New Palestine tennis team powered to a 3-2 victory against Franklin Central at home on Wednesday.

The host Dragons won comfortably at No. 1 and 3 singles as the No. 2 doubles team of Tyler Swain and Nick Rusche sealed the victory 6-2, 7-6 (1).

Matthew True was steady once again at No. 1 singles, winning the match 6-2, 6-2. Patrick Heffernan cruised to a 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 3 singles.

The Dragons are now 6-1 on the season.

Royals fall to Bulldogs

The Eastern Hancock Royals lost to Lapel 5-0 on Wednesday.

No. 1 doubles partners Jack Smith and Cameron Alberts put up a fight during their match before falling 6-1, 6-3. Caleb Kramer and Peyton Robertson lost a tough match at No. 2 doubles in a tiebreaker 7-8 (7-1).

Marauders remain unbeaten

The Mt. Vernon Marauders upped their season record to 7-0 on Wednesday with a 3-1 victory against Anderson at home.

No. 1 doubles players Ryan Beck and Sam Frye won 6-1, 6-1, and the No. 2 doubles tandem of Peyton Meadors and JD Cohee rolled 6-0, 6-1. 

Wilken Baldwin won 6-2, 7-5 at No. 1 singles to close out the match.

Brendan Pratt was leading 7-5, 5-2 at No. 3 singles before rain washed out the rest of the match.

“Our dubs dominated tonight, and Wilken showed true grit coming back from down 2-5 in the second set,” Mt. Vernon head coach Gabe Muterspaugh said.

Boys soccer

Cougars roar to victory

The Greenfield-Central boys soccer team won in a 2-0 shutout against Pendleton Heights on Wednesday.

The match was delayed a day due to severe weather on Tuesday, but the Cougars came out in a flash, scoring goals in both halves to win by shutout for the fourth time this season.

Zack Bell picked up one goal and an assist for the unbeaten Cougars, while Clay Kelley added the second. Braiden Sticka had an assist. 

The victory pushes Greenfield-Central’s season record to 4-0 and 1-0 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference.