Daily Reporter staff reports
CHARLOTTESVILLE — For the first time in school history, the Eastern Hancock cross-country teams swept their own invitational championships.
The boys team won the Eastern Hancock Invitational with 27 points Saturday, while the girls had 29 points to win.
Knightstown was runner-up in the boys race with 42 points, followed by Covenant Christian (71), Triton Central (111) and Genisus United with 115.
Eastern Hancock’s Skyler Schrope placed second overall in a time of 18:01, followed by teammate Will Huffman in third at 18:03.
The Royals’ Daniel Campbell was sixth and Nick Edwards was 10th. Westin Bishop came in 21st and Aaron Surburg was 23rd with personal-best times. Pietro Cavaletti finished 27th, and Jorge De Loresesha was 28th in a field of 54 runners.
Covenant Christian was second in the girls race with 40 points. Genisus United was third with 51.
Eastern Hancock seniors Annie Floyd and Liberty Dunham placed sixth and seventh. Bella Witte was 14th, Grace McCartney 17th and Makla Law was 20th.
Cougars take fourth
The Greenfield-Central boys and girls cross-country teams both finished fourth at the Jim Leffler Invitational in Yorktown on Saturday.
The 15-team race was conducted at Morrows Meadow Park with Lawrence North placing first in the boys race with 44 points. Hagerstown was second with 97, Muncie Central was third with 125 and Greenfield-Central scored a 127.
Leading the way for the Cougars boys was junior Parker Niemeier with a time of 17:22. He finished 11th overall. Conner Kinnaman was 14th at 17:25, Cooper Hanson was 15th in 17:30, Zac Archibald was 27th in 18:11, and Greg Flora was 60th in 19:22.
Yorktown won the girls race with 33 points. Lawrence North was second, while Pendleton Heights was third with 113. Greenfield-Central placed ahead of Hagerstown 166-172.
The Cougars girls were led by Audrey Brinkruff, who placed third overall. Sarah Muckerheide was 33rd, Lindsey Pope was 40th, Brenna Ditto was 46th, Darian Gossett was 62nd, and Lucy Conner was 73rd.
Dragons finish second at FlashRock
The New Palestine cross-country teams put together a strong showing at Saturday’s FlashRock Invitational in Carmel.
The girls team finished second with two top-five finishes. The boys placed 13th. The girls had 87 places and were 37 shy of team champion Fort Wayne Snider.
Brenna Shaw led the Dragons with a third-place run in 20:22.05. Kendall Mann was fifth in 20:55.32. Grace Voelz was 13th in 21:46.63. Haley Rickey was 25th, and Maigan Williams was 43rd.
Kyler Harrison was 34th in 16:50.52 for the Dragons boys. Drew Austin was 41st, Josh Collins was 101st, Devon Whitaker was 121st, and Quinn Dobbins was 130th.
Cougars lose on the road
The Greenfield-Central boys soccer team lost 2-1 to host Batesville on Saturday.
The Cougars carried a 1-0 lead into halftime, but Batesville pulled ahead with two goals in the second via a bad bounce and a penalty kick off a handball call.
Braiden Sticka scored the Cougars’ lone goal with the assist by Caleb Mundell. A total of eight yellow cards were issued in the match with four going to each team.
The Cougars are now 6-4-1 on the season and 2-1 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference. They traveled to Shelbyville for an HHC match Monday night.
Marauders drop two
The Mt. Vernon boys soccer team lost two matches during the Marauders Classic on Saturday.
Columbus East defeated Mt. Vernon 5-0, and the Marauders lost 3-1 against Fishers.
Logan Angelopulos scored Mt. Vernon’s lone goal off an assist by Jacob Knepper. Jenner York had 11 saves in goal.
The Marauders are now 8-4 on the season and 6-0 in the HHC. They travel to Covenant Christian on today.
Cougars win seventh straight
The Greenfield-Central girls soccer team kept the streak alive Saturday, defeating Triton Central 4-0 to win its seventh straight match.
The Cougars are now 11-2 on the season and have won nine matches by shutout, including two consecutive.
Greenfield-Central’s first goal unfolded midway through the first half when Jaeden Ailes slipped a cross to an awaiting Riley Sexton, who knocked it in.
The Cougars scored three more goals in the second half.
Anne Marie DeKeyser fired a 20-yarder assisted by Kambell Trapp, and she added another with a putback off a solid shot by Trystan Ailes.
Kennedy Trapp scored her first high school goal on a penalty kick to put the Cougars up 4-0. Kayla Enochs had six saves in goal for the shutout win.
Greenfield-Central travels to HHC foe New Castle on tonight.
Dragons blank Delta
The New Palestine girls soccer team shutout Hoosier Heritage Conference foe Delta 7-0 on Saturday.
Playing shorthanded with several injuries, the Dragons rotated 29 players and built a 5-0 halftime lead.
Megan Jolly and Rachel Covey each had two goals. Chloe Couch added another, while Emmy Giddens and Olivia McKilligin each had goals.
Assists went to McKilligin, Maddy Miller, Lucy Miller, Niki Franklin and Olivia Murphy.
The Dragons are now 9-2-1 on the season and 3-2 in the HHC. They hosted Franklin on Monday.
Marauders fall to Trojans
The Mt. Vernon volleyball team lost 3-0 to visiting Center Grove on Saturday.
The Trojans won 25-15, 25-23, 25-19. Mt. Vernon is now 8-8 on the season.
Sarah Herman led the Marauders with nine kills. Victoria Bulmahn had seven, 10 assists and four total blocks. Olivia Yeley also had four total blocks.
Grace Hurst had a team-high 19 digs, followed by Claire Ertel with 17. Meridan Eads finished with nine assists.