Sports Roundup – September 2

Daily Reporter staff reports

FORTVILLE — The Mt. Vernon boys tennis team hosted conference foe Yorktown on Thursday and shut them down 5-0 for the win.

Matthew McCullough was nearly perfect at No. 1 singles, winning 6-0, 6-1. J.D. Cohee won at No. 2 singles 6-3, 6-4, while Thomas Obergfell didn’t surrender a game in his 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 3 singles.

Brayden Browning and Sam Frye took No. 1 doubles 6-4, 6-0, and Peyton Meadors and Sam McCarty teamed to win No. 2 doubles 6-2, 6-0.

The Marauders are now 8-1 and 2-0 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference.

“We are getting stronger and playing with more confidence each match. We are playing better in second sets in putting teams away and breaking their spirit,” Mt. Vernon head coach Gabe Muterspaugh said. “These guys are all in and I love it.”

Cougars earn victory

The Greenfield-Central boys tennis team improved to 4-5 on the season with a solid 4-1 victory against visiting Morristown on Thursday.

After losing two tough matches earlier in the week, the Cougars came out ready to end the week with a victory, and they achieved it with consistency.

All three singles players earned their victories in straight sets. Kole Willis won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles. Bradley McDowell finished 6-1, 6-4 at No. 2. Mason Bussel completed the trifecta with a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 3 singles.

The team’s fourth point came from Steven Roland and Sam Galyean at No. 1 doubles as they rolled 6-2, 6-1.

Dragons top HHC foe

The New Palestine boys tennis team improved to 4-0 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference with a 5-0 win against Shelbyville on Thursday.

Matthew True won 6-0, 6-2 at No. 1 singles, while Ben Blachly took No. 2 singles 6-3, 6-0. Carson Gavin won his match at No. 3 singles 6-1, 6-3.

The No. 1 doubles tandem of Nick Rusche and Colby Wagoner powered to a 6-3, 6-2 victory. David Hockett and Dane Reid followed suit at No. 2 doubles with a 6-1, 6-0 win.

The Dragons are now 8-3 on the season.

Volleyball

Marauders drop match

The Mt. Vernon volleyball team dropped a tough match on Thursday, losing 3-0 to host Delta. The defeat puts the Marauders at 1-1 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference and 7-3 on the season.

The match was hotly contested throughout as Delta survived to win 25-23, 25-22, 27-25.

Victoria Bulmahn had 11 kills, followed by both Sarah Herman and Claire Ertel with eight for the Marauders. Grace Hurst finished with four aces and Bulmahn had two solo blocks.

Hurst championed the defense with 15 digs, and Bulmahn dished out 11 assists. Meridan Eads had a team-high 18 assists.

Royals win 5th straight

The Eastern Hancock volleyball team rattled off its fifth straight victory on Thursday night, defeating conference foe Blue River Valley 3-1.

The Royals are 2-0 in the Mid-Eastern Conference and 11-4 overall after winning 25-15, 24-26, 25-15, 25-22.

Girls golf

Royals get victory

The Eastern Hancock girls golf team defeated Cambridge City Lincoln at Winding Branch 219-238.

Jocelyn Duncan was medalist at 47 for the Royals. Lucy Cochard shot a 51, Chloe O’Neal carded a 60 and Isabella Parker finished with a 61.

Dragons earn 9th win

The county champion New Palestine Dragons breezed past Lawrence Central on Thursday, winning 176-224.

Annaliese Fox was medalist with a 36. Mackenzi Black shot a 38, and Izzy Gray added a 48. Regina Olsen had a 54, and Abby Belgin shot a 55.

The Dragons are now 9-1 on the season and travel to Prairie View in Carmel to face Hamilton Southeastern and Westfield on Tuesday.

Girls soccer

Dragons defeat rival

The New Palestine girls soccer team won its sixth straight match to open Hoosier Heritage Conference play on Thursday.

The Dragons defeated HHC foe Yorktown 7-2 to improve to 6-0 on the season.

New Palestine put five goals on the board within the match’s first 25 minutes with Victoria Crowder scoring the Dragons’ first two goals. Olivia McKilligan assisted the second and scored the third.

Hannah Taggart, Maya Stirm, Megan Jolly, and Emmy Giddens each had goals. Chloe Church and Haley Harrison each had assists.