The New Palestine girls golf team set an 18-hole school record to win the New Palestine Invitational Saturday.
The Dragons had a team score of 355. Greenfield-Central had a 393. Eastern Hancock was sixth.
NP was led by Abby Poole and Cassie Rooks, each of whom carded 86s.
Mackenzi Black fired a 91, while Carly Jones and Sarah Rose added 92s.
For G-C, Makenzie Fisk was third overall with an 84. Megan Garner added an 86.
Ryley Burkhart and Hailey Carlton were the Royals’ top two scorers with 111s.
New Palestine 168, Whiteland 186, Knightstown 256
Poole’s 39 guided the Dragons to a tri-meet victory Monday afternoon.
Rooks (41), Rose (44) and Black (44) also contributed to NP’s win.
Greenfield-Central 194, Beech Grove 219, Eastern Hancock 229
Fisk and Amanda Edwards registered 48s for the Cougars Monday at Horseshoe Bend.
Garner and Lindsey McCord added 49s.
In a recent match, G-C fell 169-196 to Center Grove. Fisk (38), Garner (45), Edwards (56) and McCord (57) scored for the blue-and-gold.
Mt. Vernon 5, Shenandoah 0
Mark Alvarado, Grant Williams and Matt Hays pulled down straight-set singles wins for MV in its first match of 2014.
The Marauders No. 1 (Ryan Beck/Brendon Ware) and No. 2 doubles (Warren Gamblin/Gavin Stamper) also prevailed.
New Palestine 3, Connersville 1
Ally Dennemann notched 17 kills, five blocks and three aces for the Dragons, who won 19-25, 25-9, 25-15, 25-20 in their initial match of the season Monday.
Kara Morris added 33 assists and four aces. Taylor Lawson had 10 kills.
“We started off jittery, but once we got our nerves calmed, the girls came together to finish the match. Ally Dennemann lit it up from the outside,” NP coach Kelli Whitaker said. “This game has helped us learn what our strengths are and where we need to continue to grow.”
Noble, Rush win for MV cross country
The Mt. Vernon cross country team began its season with a tri-meet against Bronwnsburg and Fishers Monday.
The MV boys tallied 21 points, ahead of Brownsburg (22) but behind Fishers (10).
Christian Noble and Aaron Rush won the six-mile relay, finishing in 31 minutes, four seconds. Brandt True and Jake Russell were ninth.
The MV girls lost to Brownsburg 8-16. Morgan Hayse and Macie Dungan were second. Samantha Gawrys and Kaylee Walkey were sixth.