Sports Roundup – December 13

New Palestine senior Alec White recorded three consecutive pins to win Saturday’s Greg Stultz Memorial Invitational at Northview.

Unbeaten at 9-0, White, who is ranked fifth in the state at 126 pounds by, defeated Terre Haute North’s Peyton Webster by fall in 3:04 to win his weight-class championship.

White pinned Plainfield’s Sawyer Duke in the quarterfinal at 1:49 and South Putnam’s Clayton Maynor in the semifinals at 1:17.

Landan Burton finished second at 220. He reached the finals with three pins in 52, 36 and 38 seconds. Burton is 9-1 this season, losing his first match in the invitational championship against unbeaten and fourth-ranked Clayton Scroggs of Martinsville by decision 3-1. 

Dragons’ Noah Wright was third at 145. Logan Robinson placed fifth at 170, and Brayden Clevenger was fifth at 182.

As a team, New Palestine placed ninth in the 14-team field with 112 points. Plainfield won the team title with 193 points.

Cougars take fourth at Perry

The Greenfield-Central Cougars wrestling team finished fourth overall during the Perry Meridian Duals on Saturday.

The Cougars were 2-3 with wins against Oldham 49-30 and Warren Central’s second varsity team 52-18. Greenfield-Central lost to Columbus East (37-27), Roncalli (33-24) and Perry Meridian (61-6).

The host Falcons won the team title with Roncalli taking second and Columbus East in third. 

Marauders win Lapel Invite

The Mt. Vernon Marauders captured the Lapel Invitational wrestling team title with a perfect 5-0 performance on Saturday.

The Marauders had six undefeated wrestlers on the day in Chase Wilkerson (120), Max Hayes (126), Chris Wilkerson (132), Drake Tackett (160), PJ Sterrett (182) and Peyton Wuerch at heavyweight.

Girls basketball

Marauders fall to Tigers

The Mt. Vernon girls basketball team lost to Hoosier Heritage Conference foe Yorktown on Saturday 43-35.

The loss marked the Marauders’ seventh consecutive after starting the season 2-2. Mt. Vernon is now 2-9 on the season and 0-2 in the HHC. 

The Tigers (4-4, 1-2 HHC) jumped out to an 11-5 lead after the first quarter and extended their margin to 23-11 by halftime. 

The Marauders outscored the Tigers 24-20 in the second half. Mt. Vernon returns to the court today when it hosts HHC front-runner New Palestine (7-3, 4-0 HHC) at 7:30 p.m.

Cougars lose to top-ranked Spartans

The Greenfield-Central Cougars couldn’t slow down top-ranked Homestead on Saturday, losing on the road 73-35.

The Cougars dropped to 4-6 on the year after losing their third straight game. Greenfield-Central opened the season 3-2 and won two of their last three before its recent skid. 

The team will look to bounce back today when the Cougars (0-2 HHC) travel to conference foe Shelbyville (1-9, 0-3 HHC). 

Boys basketball

The New Palestine boys basketball team lost to Westfield 54-35 on Saturday. The Dragons have now lost two straight and are 1-4 on the year.

The host Shamrocks knocked down four 3-pointers in the first quarter and ran out to a 30-15 lead by halftime. 

The shorthanded Dragons, who were hampered by injuries, posted a 14-point fourth quarter.

Jalen Qualkinbush led New Palestine with 14 points. Maximus Gizzi finished with 10. Matthew True chipped in five points and Graham Biggs had four.

The Dragons travel to HHC rival New Castle on Friday before hosting Franklin Central on Saturday for their inaugural Teddy Bear Toss game.

Coed swimming

Dragons place third at relays

The New Palestine swim teams placed third at Saturday’s East Central Relays.

The Dragons’ team girls had three first-place finishes and amassed 53 points. The boys had three second-place finishes and tied for third with 47 points.

The girls’ 100-yard freestyle relay of Courtnee Coffman, Jessica Rogers, Anna Doolin, and Maria Virt posted a time of 52.34 to win. Rogers, Virt, and Coffman won the 150 butterfly relay in 1:28.39. The Dragons also won the 400 free relay with Coffman, Doolin, Virt, and Rogers in 4:02.39.

Doolin, Natalie Shanahan, Cassy Moorman and Hailee Holberton swam to a second-place finish in the 200 freestyle relay in 1:59.57.

East Central won the event with 74 points. Greenwood was second with 60. Connersville was fourth with 50.

East Central swept the team titles with 83 points in the boys competition. Greenwood was second with 60 points. Connersville tied New Palestine for third.

Tyler Corey, Louis Holbrook, Michael O’Leary, and Chase Crowder teamed in the 200 freestyle relay to take second in 1:45.11.

Sutton Biddle, Marlon Cabrera and Eli Branson were second in the 150 backstroke relay in 1:32.09. Corey, Holbrook, Biddle, and Nico Martin were second in the 400 freestyle relay in 3:51.97.

The 400 individual medley relay team of Aaron Lambert, Rodney Gray and Conner Phipps was third in 5:16.97.

Royals finish second, fourth at invite

The Eastern Hancock girls swim team placed second during Saturday’s Royals Invitational. The boys team was fourth.

The girls 192 points to finish behind Eastern Hancock Invitational champion Centerville. 

Shelby Kell was second in the 50 free (27.33) and first in the 500 free (6:00.50). Tatum Proffit was second in the 100 breaststroke (1:24.80). The 200 medley relay and 200 free relay teams took second. Ellie Griesmeyer was third in the 200 individual medley in 2:47.66.

Centerville won the boys competition with 309 points. Herron was second and Lawrenceburg was third.

Elijah Harris was second in the 50 free (25.61). Chris Walton was second in the 100 backstroke (1:01.84) and first in the 500 free (5:26.59). Lane Coffin-Gutierrez was second in the 100 butterfly (1:05.78) and in the 200 IM (2:33.38).

The Royals’ 200 freestyle relay team was first in 1:44.63. The 400 freestyle relay team was second in 3:54.66.