Staff reports

The Greenfield-Central boys soccer team came out Monday night and defended its home field by defeating rival Delta 4-0.

The Cougars scored all four of their goals in the first half against Hoosier Heritage Conference foe Delta and the defense closed it out during Greenfield-Central’s final home match.

The win was the Cougars’ sixth shutout of the year, helping the program move to 10-1-1 and 4-1 in the HHC.

Jack Sifferlen, Luke Tuttle, Zack Bell and Caleb Mundell all scored goals for the Cougars. The assists went to Bell, Tuttle, Sifferlen, Clay Kelley and Braiden Sticka.

Tennis

Greenfield-Central fall to Trojan

sThe Greenfield-Central boys tennis team lost a tough match to New Castle on Monday, falling 4-1 on the road.

The highlight match of the night came from the Cougars’ No. 1 doubles team as they earned the only point for the team.

As a doubles team, Saben Fletcher and Dylan Wilburn are now 13-3 on the season following their 6-2, 6-1 victory.

Kyle Willis lost a back-and-forth match at No. 3 singles, winning the first set 6-4, before dropping the next two 2-6, 3-6. Nate Real has a close match at No. 2 singles losing 6-4, 6-3.

The Cougars end the regular season with a 7-7 record and will play in the Mt. Vernon Sectional semifinals Thursday at 5 p.m.

Marauders lose to No. 12 Delta

The Mt. Vernon Marauders lost to No. 12 Delta 5-0 on Monday to wrap up their regular-season schedule.The Marauders finish the year with an 11-6 record and open the Mt. Vernon Sectional today against Eastern Hancock at 5 p.m.

Volleyball

No. 10 Dragons beat Flashes

The New Palestine volleyball team won a five-set battle with Franklin Central at home Monday night.The Dragons won the first two sets 25-19, 25-21 before dropping the next two 26-24, 28-26. New Palestine regrouped to win the decisive fifth 15-8.

Allison Dennemann posted an outstanding 40 kills and 27 digs. Mia Long had 21 digs and 13 kills. Kara Morris had 62 assists, 17 digs, seven kills and three blocks.

Lydia Jones added 18 digs, while Audrey VanderWal had 11 digs.

The Class 3A No. 10 Dragons are now 19-6 on the year. The loss was just the second for Franklin Central this season.

“This was a huge win for us,” New Palestine head coach Kelli Whitaker said. “I am so proud of the way we fought through those games.”

Girls Soccer

Dragons win season finale vs. Shelbyville

The New Palestine girls soccer team finished the regular season Monday night with a 3-0 win against Shelbyville on the road.The Dragons took a 2-0 lead in the first half and never looked back. Katie Settergren and Corrin Neese scored both early goals. Olivia McKilligin supplied the third goal in the second half off a through ball from Meaghan Matus.

The Dragons completed the regular season 10-3-1 and 5-2 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference. They open sectional play next week at Greenfield-Central against Mt. Vernon.