Sports Roundup – August 25

The New Palestine boys cross-country team placed third during Wednesday’s Arabian Roundup at Pendleton Heights High School.

The Dragons tallied 96 points behind Hamilton Southeastern’s 60 for second. The host Arabians won with 55 points.

Kyler Harrison led New Palestine with an eighth-place run in 17 minutes, 9.30 seconds. Drew Austin was 12th in 17:44.75. Quinn Dobbins was 23rd and Devon Whitaker was 24th. Josh Collins finished 29th.

Mt. Vernon placed sixth as a team with Drew Bluethman leading the way at 19th in 18:00.37. Alex Carver was 26th, and Jacob Benz was 32nd.

In the girls race, New Palestine was seventh as a team with 228. Hamilton Southeastern won the event with 28 points. Mt. Vernon placed 10th with 238.

Grace Voelz led the Dragons in 28th with a time of 22:23.52. Haley Rickey followed in 29th.

Mt. Vernon’s Rilee Hartman placed 33rd in 22:45.65. 

Girls golf

Dragons drop dual to Fishers

The New Palestine girls golf team lost to Fishers 165-182 on Wednesday. The dual defeat marked the Dragon’s first this season. 

Mackenzi Black fired a 39 for New Palestine. Annaliese Fox shot a 40, while Izzy Gray added a 51. Abigail Belgin finished with a 52.

The Dragons are 6-1 this season and host their own invitational Saturday at Hawk’s Tail.

Volleyball

Cougars drop first match of season

The Greenfield-Central volleyball team suffered it first defeat of the season, falling 3-1 to Richmond at home Wednesday.

The Red Devils rallied back after losing the first set 23-25 to win the next three 27-25, 25-22, 25-20.

Cougars’ Haleigh Pribble led the team with 10 kills, followed by Makayla Price with nine. Macy Francis had three aces. Pribble also added 15 digs. Ali Knecht had 33 assists.

Dragons sweep Huskies

The New Palestine volleyball team improved to 5-1 on the year with a 3-0 sweep of Hamilton Heights on Wednesday.

The Dragons won 25-17, 25-19, 25-23. Allison Dennemann posted a double-double with 21 kills and 10 digs.

Mia Long recorded 12 kills and nine digs, while Sydney Robertson dished out 32 assists. 

“This was a good win over a quality team,” New Palestine head coach Kelli Whitaker commented. “Hamilton Heights has some strong hitters. We did a great job in serve receive. That made us hard to beat.”

Sticka, Scruggs earn HHC honors

Greenfield-Central’s Braiden Sticka and Mt. Vernon’s Morgan Scruggs were named Hoosier Heritage Conference soccer players of the week.

Both players were highlighted for their performances from the week of Aug. 13.

Sticka had five goals and two assists last week as the Cougars swept the Cougar Cup tournament this past Saturday.

Scruggs had eight goals and four assists in three games last week.