Marauders’ winning streak continues

Daily Reporter staff reports

YORKTOWN — The wins continue to pile up for Mt. Vernon as the girls soccer team improved to 10-0 on the season with a 7-0 shutout at Yorktown on Saturday.

The unbeaten and unranked Marauders posted their sixth shutout of the year and are now 5-0 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference. Mt. Vernon put up three goals in the first half and added four more in the second to rout the host Tigers.

Nicole Ratts had a hat trick, while Alaina Nelson added a pair of goals and an assist for the Marauders. Alexi Hardie finished with four assists. Dakota Hunziker also had an assist.

The Marauders recorded 31 shots, while Jaici Wright and Angelina Metcalf combined for the shutout victory in goal. Wright finished with one save.

Class 3A Mt. Vernon traveled to No. 13 Fishers on Monday and hosts No. 8 Hamilton Southeastern on Wednesday.

Dragons tie Rebels

The fifth-ranked Class 2A New Palestine Dragons tied No. 14 Roncalli 1-1 on Saturday.

Maddy Miller recorded the lone goal for the Dragons during the battle of state-ranked girls soccer teams. The Dragons are now 7-1-1 on the season with their only loss against 3A Mt. Vernon.

They were at home on Monday against Hoosier Heritage Conference foe New Castle and are at Greenfield-Central on Wednesday.

Cross-country

Cougars win Invite

The Greenfield-Central girls cross country team ran to a first-place finish at Saturday’s Jon Mitchell Invitational at Cascade.

The Cougars placed five runners in the top-16 to seize the title. Audrey Brinkruff led the team with a second-place finish. Sydney Cook was fourth in a season-best time. Sarah Muckerheide was ninth, Lindsey Pope was 14th and Darian Gossett was 16th. Dusti Chestnut was 21st and Brenna Ditto placed 23rd.

The Cougars will compete in the Muncie Central Invitational today.

Royals take 4th at invite

The Eastern Hanocks Royals boys cross-country team placed fourth out of 13 teams with 117 points at the Randolph Southern Invitational on Saturday.

Skyler Schrope was third at 17:42. Will Huffman had a career-best time of 17:49 as he placed sixth. Daniel Campbell was 27th, Nick Edwards finished 29th, and Westin Bishop was 61st in the field of 120 runners.

The Lady Royals were seventh out of 12 teams with 205 points. Liberty Durham was 23rd, Annie Floyd 38th, Grace McCartney 52nd, Makla Law 53rd with a career-best 25:28, and Bella Witte 73rd out of 104 runners.

Marauders earn victory

The Mt. Vernon boys cross-country team ran past Monroe Central 62-63 to win at the Blackford Invitational on Saturday.

Drew Bluehtmann was second overall, Tyler Strantz was eighth, Alex Carver was 13th, Jacob Benz was 14th, and Marco Ramirez was 25th.

Cougars finish 14th

The Greenfield-Central boys cross-country team placed 14th at the Ben Davis Invitational on Saturday.

Scoring for the Cougars during the 22-team event were Cooper Hanson in 32nd at 16:55 and Parker Niemeier at 36th in 16:58.

Conner Kinnaman was 50th in 17:17, Greg Flora was 125th in 19:20, and Caleb Short was 130th in 19:30.

Volleyball

Cougars split at three-way

The Greenfield-Central volleyball team split on Saturday at McCutcheon High School.

The Cougars lost to host McCutcheon 3-1, but they bounced back to defeat top-ranked Class A Lafayette Central Catholic 3-2.

The victory featured several lead changes and two come-from-behind runs by both teams. Greenfield-Central won 21-15, 25-22, 26-24, 24-26, 15-13.

For the first time this season, three players tallied double digit kills, led by Ava Antic with 21. Haleigh Pribble had 12. Makayla Price had 19.

Pribble added 15 digs, while Price had 14 and Antic had 11. Macy Francis had 13. Molly Broome posted 51 assists.

The Cougars lost to McCutcheon 25-16, 18-25, 15-25, 11-25.

They travel to Mt. Vernon tonight for a key Hoosier Heritage Conference meeting.

Dragons win title

The New Palestine volleyball team captured the Greenwood Invitational on Saturday with a 3-0 showing.

The Dragons opened with a 25-13, 25-19 win against Scecina Memorial, followed by a 25-8, 25-13 win over Edinburgh. They beat Greenwood 25-6, 25-19 in the championship match.

Sydney Robertson had 70 assists on the day. Allison Dennemann finished with 26 kills and Mia Long had 24. Jordan Brittsan had 10 kills.

The Dragons are now 12-2 on the season and travel to Delta for an HHC match tonight.

Marauders drop a pair

The Mt. Vernon volleyball team lost to Hamilton Southeastern and Westfield on Saturday.

The host HSE Royals won 25-19, 25-19, 25-23. Victoria Bulmahn had 10 kills and Grace Hurst had 26 digs for the Marauders.

Against Westfield, Mt. Vernon lost 25-16, 25-27, 22-25, 5-15. Bulmahn posted 19 kills and three solo blocks. Hurst had 21 digs, while Meridan Eads had 22 assists.

The Marauders are now 7-6 on the season.

Boys soccer

Marauders fall to Bears

The Mt. Vernon boys soccer team lost their first match of the season on Saturday at Lawrence Central 4-0.

The Marauders are now 7-1 on the season and host HHC foe Shelbyville tonight.

Dragons blank Northwest

The New Palestine boys soccer team defeated Northwest 3-0 on Saturday. The Dragons improved to 4-4 on the season.

Zach Martin scored the first goal for the Dragons, and Holton Gwaltney added the next two goals on a shot from nearly 20 yards out and on a penalty kick.

The Dragons are at Greenwood tonight.