INDIANAPOLIS — The New Palestine girls tennis team didn’t advance into Tuesday’s regional tournament collectively, but they were represented on the courts in Indianapolis nonetheless.
Dragons senior Katie Settergren and sophomore Josee King competed in the IHSAA’s individual state tournament at North Central and battled to the end.
The tandem earned a spot in the doubles sectional tournament, which was played simultaneously as a pair of team regional semifinal matches.
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Settergren and King played North Central’s Autumn Clark and Susan Biederstedt, among the favorites to vie for this year’s doubles state championship.
The Dragons’ No. 1 doubles duo lost 6-0, 6-0, finishing their season with a 10-4 record.
King and Settergren won 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 against rival Pendleton Heights in the team sectional at Mt. Vernon last week.
They placed second in the Hancock County Tournament this year and helped the Dragons amass an 11-7 record. New Palestine was 5-10 the season prior.
The two will be honored along with the program’s other 2017 girls tennis players at the school’s season-ending awards banquet June 1 at 6 p.m.
Dragons fall to Greenwood
The New Palestine boys golf team dropped their dual meet against Greenwood 163-171 on Tuesday.
Lucas Swanson led the Dragons by shooting a 41. Quinn Dobbins was second-best on the team with a 42. Matt Kelley carded a 43, while Elijah Domogala fired a 45. Nick Lyons added a 46, and Devan Gentry scored a 54.
The Dragons conclude the regular season May 31 at the Shelbyville Invitational.
Marauders lose close one
The Mt. Vernon golf team narrowly dropped its senior night match against Fishers 149-154 on Monday.
Though they weren’t able to win the nine-hole dual, the Marauders seniors came to play, said Mt. Vernon head coach Tyler Wilson.
Oliver Mast fired a 1-over par 36 to lead the defending Hancock County champions. Will Dant turned a tough start into a 3-over par 38, and fellow senior Drew Richter added a 39.
Xavier Dunham, a junior, finished with a 41 along with classmate Max Heitman at 43.
Cougars stumble at home
The Greenfield-Central golf team lost a home match to Franklin Community 187-211 on Tuesday.
Noah Mohler scored a team-best 46 through nine holes at Hawk’s Tail.
Cougars win finale
The Greenfield-Central baseball team wrapped up the 2017 regular season on a high note, dominating Triton Central 13-1 on Monday.
The Cougars posted 11 hits and finished the season 16-10 overall.
Greenfield-Central trailed 1-0 after the first inning but its offense came to life with a three-run second and four-run third inning. The Cougars added six runs in the fourth to win by run rule in five innings.
Drey Jameson went 2-for-4 with five RBIs and a double. Tyler Farrell, Adam Hutchison and Josh Mundell each had doubles.
Farrell was 1-for-4 with two RBIs. Braxton Turner was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Hutchison was 1-for-2 with an RBI.