Daily Reporter staff report
GREENFIELD — The Greenfield-Central volleyball team had a perfect Saturday during the Cougar Challenge.
The host Cougars went 2-0 in pool play and 4-0 on the day to win the championship inside the Greenfield-Central High School fieldhouse.
The Cougars defeated Whiteland 25-14, 25-11 and Batesville 25-22, 25-10 in pool play before knocking off Plainfield 25-16, 25-8 and Homestead 25-19, 25-14 to win.
Greenfield-Central went a flawless 8-0 in sets played. Homestead was second at 3-1, while Plainfield was third at 2-2.
Cougars’ Ava Antic and Haleigh Pribble were named to the all-tournament team. Makayla Price was named the Most Valuable Player of the event.
Greenfield-Central is now 16-9 on the season.
Dragons win own invite
The New Palestine volleyball team swept three matches Saturday to win the inaugural New Palestine Invitational.
The Dragons defeated Rushville 25-9, 25-4 to begin the day. In the second match, New Palestine beat Lawrence Central 25-14, 25-10. In the final match, the Dragons topped Southport 25-13, 25-9.
On the day, Allison Dennemann had 30 kills and 12 aces. Mia Long had 22 kills, and Sydney Robertson had 63 assists.
The Dragons are now 18-4 on the season.
Cougars defeat Warriors
The Greenfield-Central tennis team won a close match against Warren Central on Saturday 3-2.
The Cougars secured the victory through their singles play. Kole Willis, who dropped the first set 4-6, rallied back to win the next two sets 6-4, 6-2 at No. 1 singles.
Mason Bussel won at No. 2 singles 6-1, 6-2. Brad McDowell captured his No. 3 singles match after trailing 1-4 in the first set. He powered back to win in two sets.
The Cougars are now 8-13 and played their final regular-season match Monday against New Castle.
Royals place third
The Eastern Hancock tennis team finished third at its own invitational Saturday. The Royals tallied seven points behind Shenandoah with 19 for second and Lapel with 30 for first. Oldenburg Academy was fourth with four points.
Kodey Huff won at No. 2 singles against Oldenburg, while Ian White also won his match at No. 3 singles.
Royals place third in Delta
The Eastern Hancock Royals boys cross-country team put together a strong run at the Delta Invitational on Saturday, finishing third put of 11 teams in the gold division with 84 points.
Skyler Schrope finished fourth with a time of 17:25, and Will Huffman followed closely behind in fifth with a career-best 17:26.
Daniel Campbell was 15th at 18:28, and Nick Edwards finished 23rd in 18:59. Westin Bishop also had a career-best 20:21 as he was 37th.
The Eastern Hancock girls team was paced by Annie Floyd in 13th at 23:34 and Liberty Durham in 19th at 23:59. They finished fourth as a team.
Cougars girls finish third
The Greenfield-Central girls cross-country team ran to a third-place finish in the navy division of the Delta Invitational on Saturday.
The Cougars were led by Audrey Brinkruff in fourth place. She was followed by Sydney Cook in 13th, Sarah Muckerheide in 15th, Lindsey Pope in 24th, and Brenna Ditto in 29th.
The Cougars will compete in the Hoosier Heritage Conference meet Saturday at Blue River Park.
Cougars boys take fourth
The Greenfield-Central boys cross-country team finished fourth at the Delta Invitational on Saturday.
Conner Kinnaman was 10th in 17:12. Parker Niemeier was 11th in 17:24. Zac Archibald was 13th in 17:37. Cooper Hanson was 32nd in 18:32. Greg Flora was 38th in 19:26, and Austin Nigh was 43rd in 19:48.
The Cougars had 104 points behind Delta (100), Franklin Central (40) and Cathedral (27).
Marauders finish first at New Haven
On Saturday, the Mt. Vernon boys cross-county team finished first in their division at the New Haven Invitational.
Leo was runner-up to Mt. Vernon. Marco Ramirez was fourth, Drew Bluethmann also medaled in 10th. Alex Carver was 16th, Trey Klevickas was 20th, Timothy Broaders was 26th, Jacob Benz was 28th, Tyler Strantz was 29th, Ryan Strantz was 32nd, and Reilly Glassing was 40th among 175 runners.
Dragons strong at invite
The New Palestine boys cross-country team finished seventh out of 15 schools and the girls were ninth out of 12 programs Saturday during the Golden Bear Invitational on Saturday.
Kyler Harrison led the Dragons boys with a time of 16:45.5 for 17th overall. Josh Collins was 44th in 17:32.7. Drew Austin took 47th in 17:38.5.
Brenna Shaw paced the girls team with a time of 20:21.0 for 17th place. Kendall Mann finished in 21:22.9 for 37th.
Marauders blank Eagles
The Mt. Vernon girls soccer team defeated Delta 13-0 on Saturday to claim a share of the Hoosier Heritage Conference.
The Marauders entered this week a perfect 6-0 in HHC play.
Goals on Saturday went to Nicole Ratts, Cleo Mills (2), Alexi Hardie, Morgan Scruggs (2), Sara Kious, Dakota Hunziker, Riley Hurst, Alaina Nelson, and Kassidy Hammans (2).
Dragons shut out Eagles
The New Palestine boys soccer team defeated Delta 3-0 on Saturday. The victory improves New Palestine’s record to 6-7-1 and 2-4 in the HHC.