The Greenfield-Central girls soccer team secured their first Hoosier Heritage Conference win on the season with a 5-0 shutout of Yorktown on Thursday night.

The host Cougars scored three goals early in the first half and later added two more in the second half to seal the victory.

The Cougars are now 3-1 on the season and 1-1 in the HHC.

Trystan Ailes recorded a hat trick to lead the team. Jaedaen Ailes and Anne Marie DeKeyser each added a goal. 

DeKeyser had an assist along with Alex Rupley, Riley Sexton and Maddie Trapp.

The Cougars’ defense of Lucy Brand, Emily Davidson and Trapp held off the Tigers’ attack in front of goalkeeper Kayla Enochs. 

Enochs notched her second shutout this season and fended off nine shots by the Tigers. 

Marauders win fifth straight

The Mt. Vernon girls soccer team posted its fourth shutout of the year to win their fifth straight overall on Thursday night.

The Marauders beat New Castle 6-0 to improve to 2-0 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference. Mt. Vernon has outscored its opponents 38-1 this year.

Emma Langdon had three goals for the Marauders, and Morgan Scruggs posted the team’s second hat trick during the win.

Kassidy Hammans was credited with two assists. Rylie Pearson had an assist and Shay Stindle added another as Mt. Vernon (5-0) played without four starters.

Jaici Wright and Angelina Metcalf shared the shutout. 

Volleyball

Marauders tame Arabians in sweep

The Mt. Vernon volleyball team opened Hoosier Heritage Conference play with a 3-0 shutout against Pendleton Heights on Thursday.

The Marauders won 25-23, 25-18, 25-21. Grace Hurst continued her stellar back row play with a team-leading 28 digs. Freshman Claire Ertel posted a career-high 15 digs.

Sophie Schultz added 13 digs, while Victoria Bulmahn had 10. Hurst also had two aces.

Sarah Herman finished with 11 kills, followed by Bulmahn’s nine. Meridan Eads had 20 assists and Bulmahn contributed 12. Lauren Pilkington scored three aces and had two blocks.

The are now Marauders are 6-2 on the season. 

Dragons win in straight sets

The New Palestine volleyball team won its sixth straight-set victory on Thursday, defeating Whiteland 25-13, 25-13, 25-9.

Allison Dennemann finished with a double-double, hammering 16 kills and posting 11 digs. She had six aces as well. 

Mia Long had 11 kills and seven digs. Lydia Jones had 13 digs and three aces. Sydney Robertson dished out 28 assists and had five digs. 

“It was a great team win tonight,” New Palestine head coach Kelli Whitaker said. “We played with some different lineups and everyone stepped up. Sydney had a strong defensive game tonight, which is something we have been talking about.”

The Dragons are 6-1 on the season.

Boys soccer

Marauders win fourth straight

The Mt. Vernon boys soccer team improved to 4-0 on the season with an 8-0 shutout against Beech Grove on Thursday night.

Six different Marauders scored goals, including a pair by Drew Heitman and Jacob Knepper. The goals mark Heitman’s fifth and sixth this season.

Other goals went to Timmy Clone, Michael McKeeman, Bradley Turner and Tylin Broaders. Clone also added three assists.

Jenner York and the defense led the way for the team’s third consecutive shutout. York finished with three saves in 60 minutes played. Noah Whitehouse recorded one save in 20 minutes.

Dragons blank Flashes 1-0

The New Palestine boys soccer team held the Franklin Central Flashes scoreless and buried a late goal to win 1-0 on Thursday.

Tommy Niemier found the back of the net with 13 minutes left in the match off an assist from Conner Kelley to put the Dragons ahead.

The Dragons are now 3-1 on the season.

“Another well fought team win from the boys,” New Palestine head coach Justin Sass said. “I challenged the boys to come out and fight from the opening whistle and they did.”

Girls golf

Royals win on the road

The Eastern Hancock girls golf team traveled to Northeastern on Thursday and won 238-245.

Lucy Cochard led the Royals with a 53 to earn medalist honors. Daly Pelger shot a 58, while Chloe O’Neal turned in a 63.

Jocelyn Duncan added a 64, and Isabella Parker shot a 67.

Marauders lose to Eagles

The visiting Heritage Christian Eagles defeated Mt. Vernon 197-201 on Thursday. The Marauders performed well, according to Mt. Vernon head coach Aaron Shewman, but they are still looking to improve.

Boys tennis

Royals fall to Jets

The Eastern Hancock boys tennis team lost in a sweep to visiting Hauser on Thursday. 

Duncan Cherry battled at No. 1 singles before losing 2-5, 5-7 to Sam Meek. Peyton Robertson also challenged his opponent at No. 3 singles before falling 3-6, 2-6.

Dragons blank Raiders

The New Palestine boys tennis team won 5-0 against Shenandoah on Thursday to improve to 4-1 on the season.

Matthew True won at No. 1 singles 6-4, 6-3. Ben Blachly secured another point at No. 2 singles with a 6-2, 6-2 victory. Carson Gavin prevailed 6-4, 6-3 at No. 3 singles.

Nick Rusche and Steven Gutzwiller teamed to win at No. 1 doubles 6-0, 6-2. At No. 2 doubles, David Hockett and Dane Reid won 6-0, 6-0.