Daily Reporter staff reports
SHELBYVILLE — The New Palestine golf team collected its 10th win of the season with a strong showing Thursday against host Shelbyville.
The Dragons defeated the Golden Bears 184-194 at Bear Chase Golf Course to improve to 10-3 in dual matches this season.
Annaliese Fox led New Palestine with a 2-under par 34 to earn medalist honors. Regina Olsen shot a 46, while Abigail Belgin recorded a 50. Traci Olsen had a 54, and Rachel Purnell carded a 55.
The Dragons host the Hoosier Heritage Conference meet today at Hawk’s Tail in Greenfield. The event is scheduled to begin at noon.
Marauders take second
The Mt. Vernon girls golf team shot a 212 on Thursday to finish second in a three-way match with Lapel and Yorktown.
Morgan Hear led the Marauders with a 52.
Dragons fall in match
The New Palestine boys soccer team dropped its match against Shelbyville 4-1 at home on Thursday night.
The Golden Bears built a 2-0 lead before the Dragons cut into the deficit with a goal by Jon Moore. Shelbyville sealed the Hoosier Heritage Conference victory with two more goals in the second half.
The Dragons are now 3-5 on the season and 1-3 in the HHC. They host Northwest today.
Cougars drop HHC match
The Greenfield-Central volleyball team lost to New Castle 3-0 on Thursday.
The host Trojans won 25-7, 25-19, 25-20. The loss drops the Cougars season record to 6-5 and 0-3 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference.
Despite the loss, Thursday marked the sixth time this season three or more Cougars have tallied seven or more kills in the match.
Ava Antic and Makayla Price led the team with eight kills each. Haleigh Pribble finished with seven kills.
Price had a team-high 10 digs, followed by Hannah Burkhart’s eight. Both Pribble and Antic had seven. Molly Broome had six digs and 22 assists.
Tigers defeat Marauders
The Mt. Vernon volleyball team lost to HHC foe Yorktown 3-0 on the road Thursday night.
The Marauders played well defensively, but couldn’t slow down the eighth-ranked Tigers. Yorktown won 25-17, 25-12, 25-11.
Grace Hurst led the Marauders with 29 digs. She currently paces the conference in digs per set.
Victoria Bulmahn and Claire Ertel both had a team-high five kills for Mt. Vernon. Bulmahn added 12 digs. Sarah Herman had 11. Meridian Eads contributed 11 assists.
Mt. Vernon is 7-4 on the season and 1-2 in the HHC.
Royals fall to Waldron
The Eastern Hancock boys tennis team lost to Waldron 1-4 on Thursday.
The Royals point came from Duncan Cherry, who rallied back at No. 1 singles to win in three sets. Cherry defeated Cole Adams 0-6, 6-4, 7-5.
The team battled throughout the lineup with Kodey Huff losing at No. 2 singles 1-6, 3-6, and Ian White falling at No. 3 singles 5-7, 1-6.
Jack Smith and Peyton Robertson pushed their opponents at No. 1 doubles before losing 5-7, 1-6. Keegan Bowman and Brady Ellis lost at No. 2 doubles 3-6, 0-6.
Panthers beat Cougars
The Greenfield-Central boys tennis team lost a highly-competitive match, 5-0, to Knightstown on Thursday night. The night ended with two tiebreakers and two third-set matches.
Kole Willis lost at No. 1 singles 6-6 (4-6), 3-6. Bard McDowell lost at No. 3 singles 6-6 (7-5), 5-7, 0-6. Sam Galyean and Garrett McKee lost at No. 2 doubles 3-6, 6-3, 5-7.
The Cougars are now 4-7 on the season.
Marauders drop match
The Mt. Vernon boys tennis team lost to Shelbyville 1-4 on Thursday night.
The lone winners for Mt. Vernon in the Hoosier Heritage Conference match were Peyton Meadors and Sam McCarty at No. 2 doubles. The twosome won 6-2, 6-1 to improve to 13-0.
Matthew McCullough lost a hard-fought match at No. 1 singles 3-6, 6-4, 2-6. Reece Powell lost a tough three-set match at No. 3 singles 5-7, 6-3, 2-6.
The Marauders are now 9-3 on the season and 3-1 in the HHC.
“Proud of the effort against a solid senior led team. Can’t say enough about my singles guys fighting in spots we have guys out injured,” Mt. Vernon head coach Gabe Muterspaugh said. “Next man up mentality and these young guys believe, so let’s go to work.”