Daily Reporter staff reports
The Greenfield-Central boys tennis team finished a challenging week on a high note with a 5-0 win against Morristown on Thursday.
The Cougars played four matches in four days, beginning with a tough 3-2 loss against county rival New Palestine on Monday. Losing to No. 12 Delta on Tuesday, Greenfield-Central also dropped a 4-1 match to Whiteland on Wednesday.
On Thursday, they overpowered Morristown, evening up their season record to 3-3.
Zak Lawhorn beat Ben Teuter 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 at No. 1 singles, while Nate Real was triumphant at No. 2 singles 6-0, 6-2.
Kyle Willis completed the singles sweep at No. 3 with a perfect 6-0, 6-0 win.
The No. 1 doubles team of Saben Fletcher and Dylan Wilburn won 6-0, 6-0, and Kole Willis and Noah Mohler teamed to win 6-1, 6-4 at No. 2 doubles.
The Cougars return to the court Tuesday at home to face Mt. Vernon.
Mt. Vernon continues to roll vs. Yorktown
The Mt. Vernon Marauders’ perfect season continued Thursday with a 5-0 victory against Yorktown.
The Marauders are now 8-0 on the year, marking the best start to the season in head coach Gabe Muterspaugh’s 21-year tenure.
“I told our guys we have to be better than the night before, and they executed it brilliantly,” Muterspaugh said. “They are pumped and pulling for one another. That’s fantastic to see.”
Ryan Beck was sharp at No. 1 singles with a 6-0, 6-0 win. Wilken Baldwin cruised 6-0, 6-1 at No. 2 singles. Brendan Pratt won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 3 singles.
At No. 1 doubles, Gavin Stamper and Sam Frye won 6-0, 6-2. Peyton Meadors and JD Coheee were victorious at No. 2 doubles 6-2, 6-3.
Dragons make quick work of Shelbyville
The New Palestine Dragons improved to 7-1 on the year with a 5-0 sweep of Shelbyville on the road Thursday evening.
Matthew True upped his record to 7-1 at No. 1 singles with a 6-1, 6-2 match against the Golden Bears. Patrick Heffernan secured the second point when he won 6-2, 6-0 at No. 2 singles.
Carson Gavin battled at No. 3 singles, taking the first set in a tiebreaker 7-6 (4) before sealing the win with a 6-2 finale.
Colby Wagoner and David Hockett won at No. 1 doubles 6-2, 6-4. At No. 2 doubles, Nick Rusche and Tyler Swain swept the first set 6-0 and clinched the match with a 6-3 second set.
Senior’s goals seal win for New Palestine
New Palestine’s Levi Miller put the Dragons boys soccer team on the board with a first-half goal and supplied the bookend with the decisive netter to secure a 3-2 victory.
Miller’s first goal against Hoosier Heritage Conference foe New Castle unfolded off a feed from Luke Gohmann. His second came off a feed from James Pridgen in the second half.
Holton Gwaltney provided an unassisted goal in the first half. Miller now has eight goals on the season and Pridgen recorded his seventh assist in five matches.
The Dragons are now a perfect 5-0 this season and 2-0 in the HHC.
Marauders 1st loss at hands of Noblesville
The Mt. Vernon Marauders lost their first match of the season Thursday, falling to No. 17 Noblesville 2-1.
The Marauders’ lone goal was scored by Carson Jones and was assisted by Zach Roach. After the first half, the Marauders trailed 2-1 and despite not finding the net again, the defense clamped down to keep the visiting Millers quiet through the final 40 minutes.
Mt. Vernon is 4-1 this season and are 2-0 in the HHC with two crucial league matches against Yorktown and Greenfield-Central next week.
Trio of Mt. Vernon players set tone in win
The Mt. Vernon girls soccer team won its seventh straight match with ease 5-1 against Warren Central on Thursday.
The Marauders outshot the Warriors 35-3 and controlled the match from straight to finish.
Cleo Mills had two goals in the match, Nicole Ratts recorded two goals and a assist, and Morgan Scruggs provided a goal and an assist.
Alexi Hardie had three assists, while Emily Keeler finished with one. Jaici Wright earned the win in the net with two saves.
The Marauders are 7-0 on the season.
Marauders tripped up by Eagles in four sets
The Mt. Vernon volleyball team battled but couldn’t match Class 3A No. 3 Delta’s flawless execution, losing 3-1 on Thursday.
The Marauders tied up the match by taking the second set 25-21 after dropping the first 25-19. Delta charged back to win the third and fourth sets, 25-16, 25-20, respectively.
Kari Kramer recorded 11 kills for the Marauders, hitting .846 through 13 swings. She added four blocks on the night.
Jaclyn Bulmahn had 17 kills and 20 digs, while Ashton Barr posted 13 kills and 12 assists. Julia Wayer handled 30 serve receptions and had 19 digs.
Mt. Vernon travels to 4A No. 10 Zionsville on Tuesday. The Marauders won last year’s match in four sets.
Royals top Cambridge City Lincoln in dual
The Eastern Hancock girls golf team improved to 6-1 in dual-match play, defeating Cambridge City Lincoln 223-238 on Thursday.
Abby Fout led the Royals with a 50. Alexis Young was second best with a 57. Lucy Cochard came in with a nine-hole score of 58. Emiley Carlton shot a 58 and Lucia Alberione finished with a 64.