New Palestine, EH tennis triumph




The Greenfield-Central volleyball team swept Eastern Hancock on Thursday.

Rachel Irbe had 11 kills, six aces and seven digs in the host Cougars’ 25-8, 25-9, 25-8 victory.

Caitey Sosnowski had eight digs, Maddie Wise collected five blocks and Courtney Marchello had 19 assists in the G-C (2-1) effort.

Melissa Bedell had six kills for the Royals and Kaysi Gilbert registered four digs.

Mt. Vernon 3, Pendleton Heights 1

The Marauders’ defense led to a 25-16, 23-25, 25-22, 25-16 win over the Hoosier Heritage Conference foe.

MV collected 83 digs, paced by Mary Grace Ertel (21 digs), Jaclyn Bulmahn (15) and Julia Wayer (14).

Bulmahn had a team-high 23 kills.

Ashton Barr and Teresa Bond combined for 43 assists for the Marauders (6-1, 1-0 HHC).

New Palestine 3, Whiteland 0

The visiting Dragons secured 15 aces on the way to a 25-13, 25-10, 25-14 win.

Kara Morris had 21 assists, seven digs and three aces for the Dragons (3-0). Rachael Wernimont had six aces. Freshman Allison Dennemann had 13 kills to lead the Dragons.

“Tonight’s game was a great team win,” coach Kelli Whitaker said. “Everyone contributed to our victory. We really put the pressure on them by serving tough.”

The Dragon JV and freshman teams also had two-set wins.

Boys soccer

New Palestine 0, Franklin Central 0

The visiting Dragons (1-0-1) battled the Flashes to a scoreless tie.

Goalkeeper Kyle Rodebeck had the season’s second shutout, and the back line was strong, playing without a sub. Coach Bobby Holden noted the play of Kelson Pike, Brandt Basaran and Alex Warfield in the tie.

“It was a hard-fought match with great goalkeeping on both sides,” Holden said. “Great defending as well from our standout players of the game. The defensive back line played all 80 minutes without a sub. We had our opportunities, but failed to capitalize.”

Boys tennis

Eastern Hancock 3, Rushville 2

Eastern Hancock 4, Hauser 1

In a pair of recent matches, the Royals prevailed thanks to wins over Rushville from Duncan Cherry (No. 3 singles), Kirby Petry and Garek Ferguson (No. 1 doubles) and Bryce Jackson and Tony Cape (No. 2 doubles).

Against Hauser, Duncan and Petry-Ferguson were joined in victory by Danny Rash (No. 1 singles) and Corbin Jennings (No. 2 singles).

New Palestine 5, Shenandoah 0

The host Dragons (4-2) won all five matches in straight sets, fueled by singles players Brent Barrett, Jake Purcell and Coltin Espich and the doubles teams of Ben Farley/David Thompson and Evan Rejer/Josh McKinney.

“We had a pretty solid outing,” NP coach Chris Hardin said. “The guys played pretty well.”

Girls soccer

New Castle 2, Mt. Vernon 0

The visiting Marauders were shut out by conference foe New Castle.

Yorktown 4, Greenfield-Central 0

Lizzie Smith had a goal and assist for the host Tigers.

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