Cooling off: New Pal ends Delta streak
MUNCIE — The streak is over. On Monday, the New Palestine boys tennis team halted one of the Hoosier Heritage Conference’s longest runs as they defeated host Delta 3-2.
Ben Blachly prevailed in a three-hour, three-set marathon at No. 2 singles to finalized the victory — the first against Delta by any team in more than seven years.
The host Eagles boys and girls tennis programs had won 100 consecutive HHC matches before their loss Monday. Their streak dates back to 2010.
Blachly’s heroics unfolded with the match tied at 2-2. The sophomore lost the first set 4-6, but he recovered to win the final two 7-5, 6-2 late into the evening.
Carson Gavin won at No. 3 singles for the Dragons 6-0, 6-4. David Hockett and Steven Gutzwiller charged back after dropping the first set 3-6 at No. 2 doubles to win the match 6-3, 6-4 in the next two sets.
The Dragons are now 2-1 on the season and a perfect 2-0 in the HHC. They play HHC foe Greenfield-Central at home tonight.
Marauders tame host Alexandria
The Mt. Vernon girls golf team put together a solid effort on Monday to defeat host Alexandria 205-229.
Even though the girls still were recovering from illness, the team nearly hit the 200 mark. Sisters Ava and Lily Hampton shared medalist honors by leading the Marauders with 46s.
Royals continue winning ways
The Eastern Hancock volleyball team improved to 6-2 on the year with a 3-2 victory against Wes-Del on Monday night.
The Royals won the Mid-Eastern Conference road match 26-24, 22-25, 21-25, 25-17, 20-18.
They traveled to Centerville on Tuesday and host Greenfield-Central on Thursday at 7 p.m.