Sports Roundup – April 19

Daily Reporter staff reports

The Mt. Vernon boys golf team collected its second win of the season Monday after cruising past both Yorktown and Lapel at Arrowhead Golf Course.

The host Marauders shot a 149 to finish 15 strokes ahead of Hoosier Heritage Conference foe Yorktown (164) and Lapel (174).

Senior Oliver Mast carded a 4-under par 31 to earn medalist honors. Fellow senior Will Dant fired a 2-over par 37.

Xavier Dunham and his brother Elijah both posted 42s, while Max Heitman shot a solid 4-over par 39.

The Marauders return to the course Thursday at Pendleton Heights.

Cougars boys golf wins 3-way match

The Greenfield-Central boys golf team defeated both Morristown and Anderson in a three-way match Monday.

Noah Mohler posted the event’s top score for the Cougars to earn medalist honors with a 42.

Dragons drop close match to Tigers

The New Palestine Dragons lost 178-186 to Triton Central on Monday.

Nick Lyon and Chris Guhl led the Dragons with 43s. Josh Shinkle and Lucas Swanson carded 46s.

The Dragons are now 2-2 on the year.

Tennis

Cougars girls fall to Warren Central

The Greenfield-Central girls tennis team had its closest match of the year against Warren Central on Monday. After trailing 0-2, the Cougars tied the match up at 2-2, but the Warriors survived to win 3-2.

Linsey McCord won her match at No. 1 singles for the Cougars behind a strong showing in a second tiebreaker 6-3, 6-6 (7-4).

Avery Spencer rallied back from being down 1-4 at No. 2 singles to win the next 11 games in a row and earn a 6-4, 6-0 victory.

The match came down to the third set at No. 2 doubles in a competitive back-and-forth battle. Warren Central was able to take the final two games to win narrowly 2-6, 6-4, 6-4.

The Cougars are 0-3 on the year and will play Mt. Vernon on Thursday.

Eastern Hancock sweeps to victory

The Eastern Hancock Royals swept their match against Anderson Prep Academy 5-0 on Monday.

Chelsi McMahan won at No. 1 singles 6-3, 6-3. Taylor Kline won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2 singles. Corina Jennings was a perfect 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 singles.

The duo of Madison Hagan and Valentina Brooks at No. 2 doubles won 6-0, 6-0, while Erin McKeeman and Cassandra Hannemann went 6-3, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles to win.

Softball

New Castle slips past Marauders

The Mt. Vernon softball team lost to Hoosier Heritage Conference foe New Castle on Monday 4-2.

Kaitlyn Nugent highlighted the tough loss for Mt. Vernon with a home run. Mackenzie McCann added an RBI double.

Nugent pitched a complete game for the Marauders.

Cougars blank Eagles

The Greenfield-Central girls softball team won its Hoosier Heritage Conference opener Monday with an 8-0 thumping of Delta.

Michaela Ballman earned the win with a complete-game four-hitter. She was also 2-for-4 at the plate with a double and two runs scored.

Sam Kihega went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and five RBIs. Casey McDaniel joined the hit parade by going 3-for-3 with a walk.

The Class 4A No. 12 Cougars are now 9-1 on the season and a perfect 1-0 in the HHC.

EH loses battle of Royals

The Eastern Hancock Royals lost to Hamilton Southeastern 5-3 in eight innings Monday.

The loss pushed the Class 2A No. 8 Royals season record to 6-2.

Hamilton Southeastern led 3-0 before Eastern Hancock tied up the game at 3-3 in the bottom of the sixth. A two-run eighth inning sealed the win for 4A No. 15 Hamilton Southeastern.

Paige Wickard led the Royals with three RBIs after going 2-for-3 at the plate. Peyton West and Faithe Webster both collected two hits.

Dragons rally to victory

The New Palestine Dragons rallied in the seventh inning to tie the game and erupted in the eighth to win 10-2 against Warren Central on Monday.

The Dragons led 1-0 in the fifth, but the host Warriors responded with a two-run sixth inning.

Mackenzie Jones pitched seven innings, allowing one earned run and four hits with six strikeouts. Elisha Barker pitched the eighth with one strikeout.

Michaela Jones was 2-for-5 with a double. Barker hit a solo home run, and Rieley Widmann had a two-run hit in the eighth.

The top-ranked Class 3A Dragons are now 8-1 on the season.

Baseball

Cougars lose to Falcons

The Greenfield-Central baseball team dropped to 8-2 on the year after losing to visiting Perry Meridian on Monday night 6-2.

The Cougars travel to Yorktown on Friday for a Hoosier Heritage Conference doubleheader. Greenfield-Central is 3-1 in the HHC standings.

Marauders sting Hornets

The Mt. Vernon baseball team improved to 4-4 on the year with a 14-5 victory at Beech Grove on Monday.

The Marauders hosted Class 4A No. 2 Fishers on Tuesday and travel to Hoosier Heritage Conference foe New Palestine (8-1, 3-1 HHC) on Friday. Mt. Vernon is 2-2 in the HHC standings.

Bulldogs bite Royals

The Eastern Hancock Royals lost 5-3 at home against Lapel on Monday.

The visiting Bulldogs took a 5-0 lead through the first five innings before the Royals charged back to put three runs on the board in the bottom of the fifth.

A.J. Muegge went 2-for-4 with an RBI for the Royals. Easton Fields was 2-for-3 with a run scored. Devin Denny was 1-for-3 with an RBI.

The Royals are now 4-4 on the year.

Track and field

Dragons win 4-way meet

The New Palestine track teams won their own four-way meet on Monday at home.

The Dragons boys won with 129 points, ahead of Waldron (57), Triton Central (43) and Hauser (15).

The girls won with 130 points. Hauser was second at 37, while Triton Central (33) and Waldron (29) followed.

Brady Walden won the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.28. He also claimed the long jump with a leap of 19-7.5.

Adam Brickens won the 200 in 24.10. Chase Crowder won the 1,600 in 4:39.27. Spencer Corey won the 800 in 2:01.30. Spencer Worth led a clean sweep at pole vault at 9-6.

Jared Reed won the 300 hurdles at 43.15, and Sam Voelz won the 400 in 46.69. Caleb Eagleson was first in the 3,200 at 9:35, which tied the school’s record. New Palestine swept all three relays.

Jordan Reid led the girls in the 100 at 12.42. She also won the 200 in 26.21. Lillie Cain won the shot put at 38-2. She also won the discus.

The Dragons swept the 400, with Victoria Crowder coming in first. Kaylin Casner led the sweep in the 800 at 2:27. She also claimed the 1,600 in 5:23.28.

Grace Voelz was first in the 3,200 at 13:12. Hailee Holbertson won the pole vault at 7-6, while the Dragons won all three relays.