Sports roundup – April 14

Cougars hire new coach

Greenfield-Central has its new girls basketball coach, as the school announced the hiring of Greencastle coach Bradley Key on Friday.

Key coached Greencastle for nine seasons, compiling a record of 128-76. The Tiger Cubs advanced to the sectional final last year before falling to Benton Central.

Baseball

Royals shut out by Centerville

Eastern Hancock traveled to Centerville on Thursday, falling to the host Bulldogs 10-0 in six innings.

The Royals were led by Easton Fields, who went 2 for 3 with two doubles. Eastern Hancock was outhit 11-4 in the loss.

Softball

Eastern Hancock at Warren Central

The Royals held an early lead but were held scoreless over the final four innings, falling to Warren Central 7-4 on Thursday.

Micah Black paced the Royals, finishing 2 for 3 with a double, home run and two RBIs.

Track

Eastern Hancock at Triton Central

Both the boys and girls teams from Eastern Hancock earned victories against Triton Central on Thursday.

The boys won by a score of 74-49, while the girls won 96-32.

Dragons split against Rushville

The New Palestine girls track team won nine events Thursday en route to a 78-53 victory over Rushville, improving the Dragons’ record to 4-0 this season.

The Dragon boys won four events but dropped a 92-40 decision in the dual meet at Kelso Stadium.

Tennis

Marauders serve up sweep

Mt. Vernon earned their second straight sweep Thursday, powering past Shelbyville 5-0 in their third match in three days.

The Marauders improve to 3-1 on the year with the win.

Rushville bests Royals

Still in search of their first win, Eastern Hancock fell just short against Rushville on Thursday, falling 3-2.

The Royals are 0-3.

Dragons fall to Park Tudor

The New Palestine girls tennis team lost 4-1 Thursday at Park Tudor on Thursday.

The Dragons’ win came from No. 2 doubles pairing of junior Sheridan Schrowe and sophomore Ashley Truman, who won an exciting three-setter against Panthers sophomore Claudia Siegal and senior Sally Root.

Golf

New Palestine at Knightstown

The New Palestine golf team posted its first victory of the 2018 season Thursday, beating Knightstown 186-226 at Royal Hylands.

Josh Shinkle led the Dragons with a 43 and was match medalist.