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Prep Wrap: Huber paces G-C softball to two wins

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The Greenfield-Central softball team downed Connersville 6-4 going away Thursday, the second of two victories in two days.

Darcie Huber earned the win in relief for G-C (3-1), throwing five innings of 2-run ball while striking out five.

Morganne Denny paced the Cougar bats with three hits. Huber, Brie Whitaker and Deena Miller had an RBI each. Erika Knapp and Cali Wheeler had two hits.

Wednesday, G-C defeated Hauser 10-4.

Huber earned the win on the mound, striking out nine and allowing five hits in six innings pitched. Makayla Durick threw the last inning.

Offensively, Denny, Knapp, Miller, Wheeler and Michaela Ballman notched two hits apiece.


Eastern Hancock 9, Hauser 5

Behind three hits from Megan Boyer and two hits apiece from Kaysi Gilbert, Emily Reger and Jordan Pierson, the Royals (2-0) won their Mid-Hoosier Conference opener Thursday.

Boyer, Reger and Pierson each had two RBI. Reger also hit her first career home run.

Brooke Walden pitched seven innings of 5-run, 5-hit ball for the win. She walked two and struck out five.

Track and Field

EH sweeps win tri-meet

The EH girls (90 points) won every event but the long jump en route to a home win over North Decatur (37) and Anderson Prep (29) Thursday.

Individual winners were Ryley Burkhart (discus), Hope Spaulding (100, 300 hurdles), Kristen Eischen (100), Kaycee Ruble (shot put), Emiley Carlton (1,600), Maddie Lee (400), Shelby Mourey (high jump, 200), Kiersten Schrope (800) and Cara Johnson (3,200).

Also victorious was the 3,200 relay of Carlton, Cassey Hancock, Johnson and Schrope; the 1,600 relay of Lee, Hancock, Spaulding and Schrope; and the 400 relay of Mourey, Alex Quillin, Karlee Gray and Eischen.

On the boys side, the Royals (79 points) outlasted Anderson Prep (53) and North Decatur (24).

Individual EH winners were Cooper Henderson (long jump), Devyn Brinson (110 hurdles), Justin Cool-Luke (400), Reece Burkhart (discus), Derrik Noel (800, high jump) and Brenden Box (shot put).

The Royals swept the relays, winning the 3,200 (Cool-Luke, Matt Thompson, Clayton Brumfield, Jacob Mueller), the 400 (Austin Smith, Noel, Sam Carlton, Isaiah McCormick) and the 1,600 (Brinson, Cool-Luke, Ethan Hayse, Noel).

Fishers 90, Mt. Vernon girls 42

Phylisia Donaldson (100 hurdles), Aubri Benbow (300 hurdles), Zoe Harves (pole vault), Leah Chaves (800), Morgan Hayse (3,200) and Olivia Coleman (100, 400) picked up Mt. Vernon’s individual wins at No. 9 Fishers.

“We won seven events, so (that’s) fantastic,” MV girls coach Tim Leonard said. “The princesses were not intimidated by the large Fishers team. They battled tooth and nail, and never backed off. They competed in every event. Few in numbers, but they all have large hearts.”

Girls tennis

Pendleton Heights 3, Mt. Vernon 2

The Marauders dropped their season-opener at home Thursday.

For Mt. Vernon, Sarah Jones won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 3 singles and the No. 1 doubles team of Maddie Walrod and Addison Eads won 6-2, 6-0.

Alexandria 3, Greenfield-Central 2

Blanca Valcazar (No. 1 singles) and the No. 1 doubles tandem of Kylie Smith and Madeline Lee prevailed in three sets for the Cougars, who were edged in their 2014 debut.


Fishers 6, Mt. Vernon 1

The Marauders dropped to 1-2 Wednesday.

Noah Powell, Christian Smith and Alex McMillian had hits. Fishers tallied 11 hits off MV pitching.

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