Sports Roundup – January 21

The New Palestine boys and girls swim teams celebrated Senior Night in style with a sweeping victory on Thursday.

The Dragons defeated Rushville and Scecina in their three-way meet with the girls posting 153 points and the boys scoring 157.

Scecina was second in the girls competition with 73 points while Rushville was third with 42 points. Rushville was runner-up in the boys competition with 88 points and Scecina was third.

Courtnee Coffman highlighted the night for the Dragons, setting a school record in the 100-yard butterfly at 1:01.76. Her time was a full second faster than the previous mark set by Alyson McCarthy in 2009.

Five individuals placed first for the Dragons along with two relay teams. Hailee Holberton was first in the 200 individual medley. Bethany Neeb was first in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke. Maria Virt was first in the 500 freestyle, and Kylie Dhonau won the diving event.

The 200 medley and 400 freestyle relay teams won for the Dragons.

In the boys meet, New Palestine won the relays and had five individual winners. 

Keith Harp won the 200 free. Nico Martin was first in the 50 free. Colin Stacey won the diving competition. Michael O’Leary was first in the 500 free, and Steven Thompson was first in the 100 backstroke.

The Dragons also won the 200 medley, 200 free and 400 free relays.

The New Palestine girls are now 7-5 on the year while the boys improved to 4-3-1. The teams compete on Tuesday at Whiteland.

Cougars win on Senior Night

The Greenfield-Central boys and girls swim teams swept past Shelbyville on Senior Night.

The Cougars boys won 114-69 while the girls outscored the visiting Golden Bears 133-52.

On the girls side, the Cougars won 10 events, including the 200 and 400 freestyle relays. 

Shyanne Milne won the diving competition. Halley Russo was first in the 200 free. Krista Zornes won the 200 IM. Megan Coffin won the 50 free. Ashley Finney won the 100 butterfly. Anne Marie DeKesyser was first in the 100 free. Kortney Hodnett won the 500 free, and Hannah Walden was first in the 100 breaststroke.

The boys won five events, including Ben Rader in diving. The 200 medley relay team was first and Zach Cook won the 100 backstroke. Allen Forbes was first in the 100 butterfly and 50 free.

Royals double up against Panthers

The Eastern Hancock boys and girls swim teams defeated Elwood on Wednesday night behind 15 event victories. 

The girls won 84-78 with six first-place finishers, including Shelby Kell in the 50 free (26.94) and 100 free (59.47). 

The Royals 200 freestyle relay team (1:56.06) was first while Elise Huffman won both the 200 free (2:21.76) and 500 free (6:21.98). Tatum Proffit (1:23.21) was first in the 100 breaststroke.

The boys team won 67-35 with nine event winners. Elijah Harris two wins in the 50 free (24.48) and 500 free (5:42.67).

Chris Walton was first in the 100 backstroke (1:00.50) and 200 free (1:58.34). Lane Coffin-Gutierrez won the 200 IM (2:32.60) and 100 butterfly (1:06.97). 

Garret Henderson was first in the 100 breaststroke (1:25.28) while the 200 medley (1:59.19) and 200 freestyle relays (1:42.77) were victorious.


Dragons drop final dual meet 

The New Palestine wrestling team lost their regular-season finale on the road to Zionsville 57-21 on Wednesday night. 

The Dragons had four wins, including a pair of pins.

Chase Nelson earned a forfeit win at 106 pounds before the Dragons cruised to back-to-back pins at 113 and 120. 

Jared Diep needed 3:59 to score the fall at 113, while Alec White, who is ranked fifth in the state, pinned his opponent in 36 seconds to improve to 25-0. 

Landan Burton (24-4) won by decision 5-1 at 220. 

The Dragons went 4-9 this season and will now prepare for sectional on Jan. 28 at Warren Central.