Daily Reporter staff reports
GREENFIELD — The Greenfield-Central volleyball team got defensive Thursday night, defeating Indianapolis Scecina Memorial 3-1.
The Cougars’ defense set the tone during the 25-21, 25-14, 21-25, 25-17 victory as the lineup produced 74 total digs.
Ava Antic led the team with 17 digs. Morgan Grigsby had 15, Haleigh Pribble added 13, and Molly Broome had 10.
The Cougars also posted 10 blocks. Mary Voigt and Broome finished with five and four block assists. Olivia Ellis had four total blocks.
On offense, Broome had 43 assists, while Makayla Price paced the Cougars with 16 kills. Pribble followed with 12 kills.
The Cougars are now 12-9 on the season and host the Cougar Challenge Tournament today.
Marauders lose in 5 sets
The Mt. Vernon Marauders forced five sets against host Lawrence North on Thursday, but the Wildcats hung on to win 3-2.
The Marauders won the second and fourth sets 25-18 and 25-17, respectively. The Wildcats captured the first 25-23 and prevailed in the third 29-27. Western Kentucky recruit Lauren Mathews helped Lawrence North take the fifth 15-9.
Victoria Bulmahn led the Marauders with a triple-double: 18 kills, 20 assists and 11 digs. Grace Hurst had 25 digs. Rachel Pilkington had 10 kills and two blocks. Lauren Pilkington finished with two blocks and four kills.
The Marauders (9-9) host Warren Central on Monday.
Dragons fall to New Castle
The New Palestine volleyball team dropped a close four-set match Thursday night against Hoosier Heritage Conference foe New Castle 3-1.
Visiting New Castle entered the match ranked 12th overall (regardless of class) by the Indiana High School Volleyball Coaches Association and first in Class 3A by Maxpreps.
New Castle won 25-20, 25-18, 22-25, 25-22.
The Dragons used an early run to take the lead in the third set and won to force a fourth.
Lydia Jones had 19 digs to lead the Dragons. Allison Dennemann had 14 kills and 16 digs. Mia Long added 14 kills and 11 digs.
The Dragons are now 15-4 on the season and 2-2 in the HHC. They host the New Palestine Invitational today.
Royals record dips to 15-9
The Eastern Hancock Royals lost to Monroe Central 3-0 Thursday. The Royals are now 15-9 on the season and 4-4 in the Mid-Eastern Conference.
Cougars win on senior night
The Greenfield-Central girls soccer team celebrated their seniors with a 7-1 victory against HHC foe Shelbyville.
The win improves the Cougars’ record to 12-2 and extends their winning streak to eight straight.
At halftime, the Cougars honored seniors: Kayla Enochs, Allie Geswein, Riley Sexton, Maddie Trapp, trainer Kayla Smith and manager Averi Chisler.
Goals went to Anne Marie DeKeyser, Schyler Slunaker and Kambell Trapp. Trystan Ailes and Lucy Brand both had two goals apiece.
Assists were credited to Sexton and Kennedy Trapp. Brand had three and Maddie Trapp added a pair. Enochs recorded six saves in goal.
The Cougars play Monday at New Castle in a rescheduled match that was canceled due to rain.
Tigers defeat New Pal
The New Palestine boys soccer team lost 4-0 against host Fishers on Thursday.
The Dragons are now 5-7-1 on the season and play at HHC foe Delta today.
Dragons sweep finale
The New Palestine boys tennis team swept visiting Bishop Chatard 5-0 to celebrate Senior Night during their regular-season finale.
The county and HHC champion Dragons wrapped up the season with a 16-4 record.
Matthew True improved to 16-4 with a sound 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 1 singles for the Dragons on Thursday. Ben Blachly won 6-3, 6-2 at No. 2 singles. At No. 3 singles, Carson Gavin completed the singles sweep with a 6-2, 6-2 victory.
At No. 1 doubles, the tandem of Nick Rusche and Colby Wagoner upped their season record to 16-3 with a 6-4, 6-2 win.
David Hockett and Dane Reid attacked to take their match at No. 2 doubles 6-2, 6-2. Hockett is 19-1 on the season, playing with several partners including Reid, Steven Gutzwiller and Nathan Hubbard.
The junior varsity team also won 5-0 to close their season at 15-2.
The varsity team will open sectional play next week at Mt. Vernon.
Cougars top Waldron
The Greenfield-Central Cougars bounced back Thursday with a solid 4-1 victory against host Waldron.
The first point came from Bradley McDowell at No. 3 singles, who won 6-0, 6-1. Waldon tied the match 1-1 before the Cougars rattled off the next three points.
Kole Willis won at No. 1 singles 6-0, 6-2. Mason Bussel took care of business with a 6-1, 6-4 win at No. 2 singles.
Garrett McKee and Sam Galyean overcame an early 0-3 deficit to win their match at No. 2 doubles 6-4, 6-3.
The Cougars improved to 7-13. The junior varsity team also won 4-0 to up their season record to 8-8-1.
Marauders fall to Giants
The Mt. Vernon Marauders lost 5-0 against Marion on Thursday. The Marauders are now 9-7 on the season. They travel to Delta on Monday.