Daily Reporter staff reports
The Mt. Vernon Marauders volleyball team scored a big win Thursday night. The unranked Class 4A Marauders shocked the fourth-ranked 4A Lawrence North Wildcats with a 3-1 victory on their home floor.
Jaclyn Bulmahn led the offense with 16 kills and three blocks against the Wildcats, which entered the night with several keys win, including a victory against defending state champion Cathedral.
The Marauders stood tall at the net against the Wildcats’ attacks as Kari Kramer recorded five assist blocks, Victoria Bulmahn added a solo block with four assist blocks and Abby Anderson netted two blocks.
Julia Wayer captained the back row defense with 16 digs. Ashton Barr had 10 and Jaclyn Bulmahn finished with nine.
Barr contributed nine kills and Victoria Bulmahn matched her with nine of her own.
The Marauders improved to 12-6 on the year and compete in the Cougar Challenge today.
Dragons fall to Trojans
The New Palestine Dragons pushed host New Castle but they eventually fell 3-0 on Thursday night.
The Trojans won 25-23, 25-14, 27-25.
Three Dragons posted double-doubles in the Hoosier Heritage Conference match. Mia Long had 16 kills, 14 digs and two blocks. Kara Morris had 29 assists and 10 digs.
Allison Dennemann recorded 15 kills and 12 digs, while Lydia Jones had a team-high 17 digs.
The Dragons are 18-6 on the season and 1-3 in the HHC.
Dragons win 15th match
The defending county champion New Palestine Dragons added another victory Thursday, defeating Bishop Chatard 4-1 on the road.
The tennis team swept the singles spots and won at No. 2 doubles to improve to 15-3 on the season.
Matthew True dominated at No. 1 singles, winning 6-2, 6-1. Carson Gavin won 6-3, 6-2 at No. 2 singles, and Patrick Heffernan played to a 6-3, 6-2 victory.
Tyler Swain and Nick Rusche kept their unbeaten record with a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 2 doubles.
Cougars mark senior night
The Greenfield-Central Cougars celebrated senior night with a 5-0 win against Waldron on Thursday night.
The Cougars tennis team improved to 7-6 with their final home match of the season. They will play at New Castle on Monday.
Against Waldron, Zak Lawhorn won 6-3, 6-3 at No. 1 singles. Nate Real marched to a 6-3, 6-1 win at No. 2 singles, and Kyle Willis beat his opponent 6-1, 6-1 at No. 3 singles.
The No. 1 doubles team of Saben Fletcher and Dylan Wilburn won 6-1, 6-1. Kole Willis and Noah Mohler earned the victory at No. 2 doubles, 6-2, 7-5.
Dragons fall to Tigers
The New Palestine boys soccer team lost a tough one at home Thursday, 3-0, to Fishers.
The Tigers scored twice in the opening half and then added another goal in the second half.
The Dragons are now 7-5 on the year and host HHC rival Delta today.
Cougars burn Red Devils
The Greenfield-Central boys soccer team improved to 9-1-1 on the season with a 6-1 victory against Richmond on Thursday.
The match was a makeup from the postponed 2016 Cougar Cup Challenge championship, which was delayed due to severe weather.
Zack Bell scored two goals for the Cougars in the title match. Luke Tuttle added another, along with Braiden Sticka, Trevor Sawyer and Jack Sifferlen. Assists were credited to Bell with two, and one each for Tuttle and Brandon Murphy.
Cougars run wild
The Greenfield-Central girls soccer team poured it on against HHC rival Shelbyville, defeating the Golden Bears 7-0.
The Cougars controlled possession throughout the night, and it paid off as they found ample scoring chances.
Jaeden Ailes had a hat trick with an assist. Trystan Ailes chipped in two goals and two assists. Reagan Collins controlled the midfield, feeding the attack on several occasions. She finished with two assists.
Emma Sherman added two more goals, while Sydney Burkhart and Allie Geswein each recorded an assist.
Kayla Enochs posted her fifth shutout this season.