GREENFIELD — The New Palestine girls golf team was on target this Saturday, winning their own invitational by two strokes over Brownsburg.

New Palestine finished with a team score of 348, highlighted by a hole-in-one from senior Mackenzi Black to seal the narrow victory.

Black’s ace unfolded on the par-3 11th hole at Hawk’s Tail of Greenfield. Black’s momentum carried over through the rest of the day as Black shot an 18-hole score of 75. She was named the tournament’s individual medalist.

Annaliese Fox shot a 78 for the host Dragons, who won their first 18-hole invitational of the year after two second-place finishes prior. 

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Izzy Gray added a 91 to the team’s final tally and Regina Olsen had a 104. The Dragons, who are 6-1 in dual matches, will compete in the Hancock County meet today at 4:30 p.m. on Hawk’s Tail of Greenfield.

Marauders finished 8th at New Pal Invite

The Mt. Vernon girls golf team shot a 466 to finished eighth overall at the New Palestine Invitational at Hawk’s Tail of Greenfield on Saturday.

Royals place 4th at MEC meet

The Eastern Hancock girls golf team placed fourth at the Mid-Eastern Conference Tournament on Saturday with a score of 470.

The Royals were led by Lucy Cochard with a 104. Daly Pelger shot a 121, while Jocelyn Duncan came in with a 114. Chloe O’Neal and Isabella Parker both finished with 131s.

Cochard was sixth overall and Duncan was 12th. Both were named All-MEC.

Boys Tennis

Marauders win Muncie Central Invite

The Mt. Vernon boys tennis team had an outstanding day at the Muncie Central Invitational on Saturday.

The Marauders finished 3-0 to win the tournament, including a 4-1 win against the host Bearcats in the first round. Mt. Vernon defeated Jay County 4-1 and followed up with a 5-0 win against Blackford to claim the team title.

Matthew McCullough was 3-0 at No. 2 singles. Reece Powell was 3-0 at No. 3 singles. Both doubles teams went 3-0 with Brayden Browning and Sam Frye at No. 1 and Peyton Meadors and Sam McCarty at No. 2.

“Great day for the Marauders, and all of my guys showed confidence and determination,” Mt. Vernon head coach Gabe Muterspaugh said. “Being a young team in different spots, this was a huge confidence builder.”

Royals placed 3rd at MEC

The Eastern Hancock boys tennis team finished third at the Mid-Eastern Conference Tournament on Saturday.

Duncan Cherry was 6-2, 6-4 over Randolph Southern during his consolation match at No. 1 singles. 

Kodey Huff prevailed in his first-round match 6-2, 6-4 against Blue River Valley at No. 2 singles. Peyton Robertson also won early at No. 3 singles. 

Jack Smith and Ian White won their consolation match at No. 1 doubles with a 6-3, 6-1 showing. Keegan Bowman and Brady Ellis won in the first round 6-2, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles.

Dragons win two at invite

The New Palestine boys tennis team finished 2-1 at the Noblesville Invitational on Saturday.

The Dragons defeated the host Miller 4-1 and Yorktown 5-0, but they lost to state-ranked Fishers 5-0. Fishers won the invite while New Palestine was second.

The Dragons improved to 6-2 on the season and travel to Lapel today, Franklin Central tomorrow and host Shelbyville on Thursday.

Girls soccer

Marauders win Argo Invite

The Mt. Vernon girls soccer team finished 2-0 at the Argos Invitational on Saturday to win the championship.

The Marauders defeated Glen 2-1 in overtime in the first game and beat Argos 2-1 in the championship game.

Morgan Scruggs scored both goals against Glen with the assists coming from Emma Langdon and Alexi Hardie. Against Argos, Scruggs finished with a goal and an assist, while Nicole Ratts had Mt. Vernon’s other second-half goal along with an assist. 

Mt. Vernon is now 7-0 on the season.

Dragons remain perfect

The New Palestine girls soccer team improved to 5-0 with a sound 8-0 win at Warren Central on Saturday.

Olivia McKilligin recorded a hat trick and Jordan Reid had four assists for the Dragons. New Palestine has outscored its opponents 31-1 so far this season.

Other goals went to Olivia Lambdin, Victoria Crowder, Grace Miller, Corrin Neese, and Grace Voelz.

Boys soccer

Dragons fall to Bears

The New Palestine boys soccer team lost 2-0 to Lawrence Central on Saturday night. The Dragons are now 3-2 on the season and play at Mt. Vernon tonight.


Cougars win two at New Albany

The Greenfield-Central volleyball team placed second at the River City Invitational on Saturday.

The Cougars lost to host New Albany 2-0 in their last match of the day (20-25, 16-25) during the six-team event.

Greenfield-Central opened with a 2-0 win against North Harrison 25-10, 25-14. They also defeated Jeffersonville 25-11, 25-15.

The Cougars are now 6-2 on the year and travel to Delta today.


Cougars take 8th at Noblesville

The Greenfield-Central boys cross-country team finished eighth in the Noblesville Hokum Karem with 66 points.

The Cougars were led by a pair of runners in Parker Niemeier and Conner Kinnaman. They finished 15th with a time of 30:32. The duo was 14th in team scoring and earned medals for their top-20 performance.

Cooper Hanson and Austin Nigh were the next best at 25th in team scoring at 33:12. Luke Muckerheide and Micah Smith finished 27th in 37:12. Greenfield-Central tied for eighth with Warren Central but won the tiebreaker.

Cougars girls finished 7th

The Greenfield-Central girls cross country team placed seventh in the Noblesville Hokum Karem on Saturday.

The Cougars were led by Sarah Muckerheide and Audrey Brinkruff, placing 21st in the 2A division. Darian Gossett and Lindsey Pope were 30th. Brenna Ditto and Lucy Conner were 31st. 

Marauders take 3rd at Hokum

The Mt. Vernon boys cross-county team competed in the small class division of the Noblesville Hokum Karem and finished third behind Brebeuf Jesuit and Pendleton Heights. 

Alex Carver and Drew Bluethmann were seventh as a pair, Jacob Benz and Marco Ramirez were 12th, while Tyler Strantz and Trey Klevickas were 13th.

Royals place 6th at Rushville

The Eastern Hancock boys cross-country team finished sixth out of 18 teams despite being one of the smallest schools in division 2 at Rushville on Saturday.

The Royals scored 199 points with four runners in the top 40 out of 118, including Skyler Schrope in ninth at 17:52 and Will Huffman in 16th at 18:18.

Sophomore Nick Edwards ran a career-best 19:14 to finish 38th. Freshman Daniel Campbell finished 40th at 19:23. Westin Bishop had a 22:25 and Aaron Surburg finished at 22:40.

The girls team continued to show improvement and finished 13th with 332 points, ahead of sectional foe Scecina. Senior Liberty Durham led the way in 39th, running a season-best 22:53.

Senior Annie Floyd dropped over a minute off her time from the previous week to finish 50th at 23:29. Grace McCartney also ran over a minute faster with a 25:26. Freshman Bella Witte and junior Makla Law ran career bests 27:17 and 27:21, respectively.