Daily Reporter staff reports

The Greenfield-Central boys tennis team opened the season with a decisive 4-1 win at home against Scecina Memorial on Tuesday night.

The Cougars split their points with two coming from singles matches and the others from a sweep at doubles.

Kole Willis won his match at No. 1 singles with a sound win against Matthew Leming, 6-0, 6-1. Mason Bussel secured No. 3 singles for the Cougars with a 6-1, 6-3 win against Brendan Schreiber.

At No. 1 doubles, Brad McDowell and Collin Hunt teamed to win 6-3, 6-4 against Tahj Reeves and Trent Short. Garrett McKee and Sam Galyean won at No. 2 doubles with a 6-1, 6-2 performance.

The Cougars also won their junior varsity match 4-1 as both teams move on with a 1-0 record.

Greenfield-Central plays today at Riverside Park against Cardinal Ritter.

Royals win 3-2 against Southwestern

The Eastern Hancock boys tennis team won their first match of the season with a solid 3-2 victory against Southwestern (Shelbyville) on Tuesday.

The Royals won at No. 1 singles as Duncan Cherry defeated Mick Abbott 6-3, 6-2. Freshman Kodey Huff won at No. 2 singles, 6-0, 6-2.

Keegan Bowman and Brady Ellis scored the third point with a 6-2, 6-4 win at No. 2 doubles.

Dragons drop close one to Warriors

The New Palestine boys tennis team lost a close one against visiting Whiteland, 3-2, on Tuesday.

The teams were locked 2-2 as the host Dragons won both doubles matches, but Whiteland’s sweep at singles sealed their victory.

At No. 1 doubles, the tandem of Nick Rusche and Colby Wagoner won easily 6-2, 6-3 for the Dragons. The No. 2 doubles pairing of David Hockett and Steven Gutzwiller recovered after being down in the first set to win 7-6 (3), 6-4.

Whiteland won at No. 1 singles as freshman Quinton Gillespie defeated county champion Matthew True 2-6, 6-4, 6-3.

golf

Marauders take second in tri-meet

The Mt. Vernon girls golf team shot a season-best 198 to take second in a tri-meet on its home course of Arrowhead on Tuesday.

The Marauders finished six strokes behind Shelbyville, which posted a 192. Rushville was third at 225.

Ava Hampton led the Marauders with a 42 to earn medalist honors.

Girls Soccer

Marauders cruise in opener

The Mt. Vernon girls soccer team wasted little time getting on the board Tuesday night, defeating host Mississinewa 14-0.

Nicole Ratts scored five goals for Mt. Vernon and recorded an assist. Riley Hurst added a pair of goals, while Morgan Scruggs had two goals and three assists.

Emma Langdon had one goal and an assist. Alexi Hardie finished with a goal and five assists. Shay Stindle, Emily Keeler and Cassie Swoveland each had goals.

Angelina Metcalf and Jaici Wright shared the shutout effort.

Boys soccer

Marauders double up Red Devils

The Mt. Vernon boys soccer team opened the season with a 4-2 win at Richmond on Tuesday.

The Marauders went up 3-1 in the first half and never relinquished the lead. Timmy Clone, Tylin Broaders, Drew Heitman and Logan Angelopulos scored goals for Mt. Vernon.

A solid defensive effort was turned in by Brandon Johnson and Ben Wallace, while Braxton Beaty and Jonathan Hanson each had goal-saving slides to preserve the victory.

Volleyball

Marauders sweep past Hornets

The Mt. Vernon volleyball team regrouped and rolled past host Beech Grove with a 3-0 sweep on Tuesday night.

The Marauders improved to 2-1 on the season as they won 25-14, 25-13, 25-18.

Victoria Bulmahn led the attack with eight kills, followed by five from Lillie Perdue. Sarah Herman added four.

Lauren Pilkington had three aces, while Olivia Yeley had two blocks. Grace Hurst paced the defense with 13 digs. Herman finished with seven.

Meridan Eads captained the offense with 17 assists.