Sports Roundup – August 18

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield-Central Cougars came out strong on Wednesday night and never looked back to defeat Franklin Central 5-3.

In a rematch of last year’s regional championship game, the Cougars scored some revenge as they built a 4-2 first-half lead en route to the win.

Jaeden Ailes struck first with her first of three goals in the match. Trystan Ailes scored the next goal in the first half to put the Cougars ahead 2-0.

Working together effortlessly, the Ailes sisters scored all five goals on the night. Anne Marie DeKeyser chipped in her second and third assists in her debut season.

Emma Sherman, Jaedan Ailes and Trystan Ailes each added assists.

The defensive back four of Riley Sexton, Maddie Trapp, Emily Davidson and Kampbell Trapp helped keep the Flashes at bay.

The Cougars play rival Mt. Vernon on Tuesday.

Dragons blank Tigers

The New Palestine girls soccer team scored four goals in the first half en route to a 6-0 victory against Triton Central on Wednesday.

Victoria Crowder finished with a goal and two assists while five other Dragons scored in the win. The Dragons are 2-0 on the season.

Olivia McKilligin scored the first goal off a Crowder assist. Corrin Neese, Crowder and Haley Harrison all had first-half goals.

Megan Jolly and Hannah Taggart scored in the second half. Taggart’s goal was the first in varsity career.

Volleyball

Dragons win third straight

The New Palestine volleyball team swept Guerin Catholic on Wednesday night to win its third straight.

The Dragons defeated the host Golden Eagles 25-9, 25-15, 25-9.

Mia Long finished with a double-double, recording 15 digs and 14 kills. Allison Dennemann had 19 kills and nine digs. Lydia Jones led the defense with 18 digs.

“Great win tonight,” New Palestine head coach Kelli Whitaker said. “We came out running on all cylinders. We played with energy and passion. Mia was unstoppable at the net. It was such a fun match to coach.”

Cougars pluck Shamrocks

The Greenfield-Central volleyball team defeated Westfield 3-1 on Wednesday night at home.

The Cougars were led offensively by Makayla Price with 11 kills. Price recorded her first career double-double in the win.

Hannah Burkhart paced the defense with 26 digs.

Greenfield-Central won the match 25-22, 21-25, 26-24, 25-17.

Girls golf

Dragons sting Hornets

The New Palestine girls golf team improved to 6-0 on Wednesday after defeating Beech Grove 177-206 at Hawk’s Tail of Greenfield.

Annaliese Fox shot a 37 to lead the Dragons. Mackenzi Black finished the day with a 41. Izzy Gray added a 48, while Abigail Belgen and Regina Olsen both turned in 51s.

Cougars beat Trojans at Hawk’s Tail

The Greenfield-Central girls golf team continued its winning ways Wednesday, defeating Hoosier Heritage Conference foe New Castle 193-225.

Lindsey McCord led the Cougars with a 43. Haley Hoagland and Caroline Gibson added a pair of 48s. Phoenix Breese rounded out the scoring with a 54.

New Castle’s Annie Gillock was match medalist at 40.

Boys tennis

Marauders bounce back

The Mt. Vernon boys tennis team put its opening loss in the past as the Marauders regrouped to defeat Bishop Chatard 3-2 on Wednesday.

Mt. Vernon was down 2-0 in early matches, but the Marauders rallied back to get a home win.

Brayden Browning and Sam Frye won at No. 1 doubles 6-3, 3-6, 6-1. Peyton Meadors and Sam McCarty prevailed at No. 2 doubles 6-3, 6-3.

With the match tied 2-2, junior J.D. Cohee came through for Mt. Vernon, scoring a 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 victory at No. 1 singles.

“This one can age you. Were were down early 0-2, and my dubs keep fighting, and J.D. was overdue to be a hero,” Mt. Vernon head coach Gabe Muterspaugh said. “So proud of my guys and their heart tonight.”