Daily Reporter staff reports

Nearly every competitor dropped their time or had a season-best performance for the Greenfield-Central boys swim team Saturday, which propelled the Cougars to a fourth-place finish at the Hamilton Southeastern Splash N’ Clash.

The Cougars tallied 375 points to out pace the host Royals, who were fifth with 355 points. Fishers won the meet with 531 points. Munster was second at 387 and Fort Wayne Snider was sixth at 141. Jeffersonville placed seventh.

Zach Cook set a new meet record while claiming first place in the 100-yard butterfly. He also won the 100 backstroke and teamed with a pair of top-two relays.

The 200 medley relay team of Cook, Allen Forbes, Ethan Kile and Chris Joven won their event. Joven was first in the 100 freestyle and second in the 50 free.

Joven, Forbes, Kile and Cook were second in the 400 freestyle relay while Kile took second in the 100 breaststroke.

Kile placed third in the 200 individual medley and Ben Rader was second in the diving competition.

Sam Jennings captured sixth in both the 200 free and 500 free. Forbes was fourth in the 50 free and Austin Payne was eighth in the same event.

Dragons push past Royals

The New Palestine boys swim team defeated Eastern Hancock 114-45 on Saturday.The Dragons had nine first-place finishers as Tyler Corey and Chase Crowder each won two individual races. Corey was first in the 100- and 50-yard freestyles. Crowder won the 200 individual medley and 100 breaststroke.

Both were quadruple winners on the day.

Louis Holbrook won the 200 free and Michael O’Leary was first in the 100 butterfly.

The Dragons also swept the relay events. Sutton Biddle, Crowder, O’Leary and Corey teamed to capture first in the 200 medley relay. Holbrook, Crowder, Tyler Carter and Nico Martin won the 200 free relay. Holbrook, Biddle, O’Leary and Corey were also first int he 400 free relay.

Biddle was second in the 200 and 500 free. Holbrook placed second in the 100 butterfly. O’Leary was second in the 100 backstroke and Aaron Lambert was second in the 100 breaststroke.

Eli Branson, Lambert, Carter and Martin were second in the 200 medley relay.

Eastern Hancock’s Chris Walton won the 100 backstroke and 500 free.

Girls Swimming

Cougars finish fifth at HSE

The Greenfield-Central girls swim team scored 217 points for fifth during the Hamilton Southeastern Splash N’ Clash) on Saturday.

The Cougars solid team performance placed them ahead of sixth-place Jeffersonville (208) and seventh-place Fort Wayne Snider (65).

Fishers won the event with 676 points. Hamilton Southeaster was second at 543, Muster was third at 313 and Homestead was fourth at 286.

Carley Logan placed fifth in the 500-yard freestyle and was seventh in the 200 free. She helped the 200 medley relay place in the top eight while also assisting the 400 freestyle relay team take fifth.

Megan Coffin was seventh in the 200 individual medley and eighth in the 100 butterfly. Ashley Finney was fifth in the 100 butterfly.

Dragons defeat Royals in dual

The New Palestine girls swim team completed the Dragons sweep of Eastern Hancock on Saturday, winning 101-61.

The girls won five events with Maria Virt winning four overall.

She was first in the 100 butterfly and was part of three winning relay teams. Bethany Neeb won the 100 backstroke.

Courtnee Coffman, Hailee Holberton, Virt and Jessica Rogers won the 200 medley relay. Coffman, Anna Doolin, Virt and Rogers were first in the 200 freestyle relay, while Coffman, Rogers, Virt and Doolin won the 400 freestyle relay.

Kaylynn Crawmer was second in the 200 freestyle as well as Maigan Williams in the 200 individual medley. Holberton was second in the 50 free, Neeb was second in the 100 free, Olivia Shadle was second in the 100 backstroke, Doolin was second in the 100 breaststroke and the 400 free relay team of Holberton, Natalie Shanahan, Allison Kirklin and Williams were second.

Eastern Hancock’s Shelby Kell won the 50 free and 500 free. Megan Marcum was first in the 100 free. Tatum Proffit took first in the 100 breaststroke, while Elise Huffman was first in the 200 free.

Ellie Griesmeyer won the 200 individual medley.

Girls Basketball

Marauders fall to top-ranked Panthers

The No. 1 ranked North Central Panthers remain unbeaten after defeating the visiting Mt. Vernon Marauders on Saturday.

The Class 4A Panthers are now 13-0 on the season and completed it’s sweep of Hancock County foes with a 68-24 win against the 4A Marauders, who dropped their ninth straight game.

On Nov. 12, the Panthers bested 4A Greenfield-Central at home 64-58.

The Marauders (2-11) travel to the Twin Lakes Tournament next week.