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Prep Wrap: Marauder hitters open with sweep

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The Mt. Vernon volleyball team swept Hamilton Heights 3-0 Tuesday in its first match of the season, winning 25-12, 25-20, 25-17.

Teresa Bond and Ashton Barr each had 20 assists for MV.


Eastern Hancock 3, Morristown 0

The Royals scored a 25-19, 25-15, 25-16 victory in their opening match of 2014 Tuesday.

Missy Bedell had eight kills for EH. Kate Bowman tallied nine digs. Eva Stephenson had four aces.

Girls soccer

Perry Meridian 4, New Palestine 2

Madison Carpenter and Amy Hilton scored for the Dragons, who fell in their season opener Monday.

Hilton added an assist. Gabbi Pierson had 20 saves in goal.

Maddie Fleet notched a hat trick for Perry Meridian.

Warren Central 7, Greenfield-Central 1

The Cougars dropped their first match of the season Monday, falling behind 4-1 at half.

Reagan Collins scored for G-C.

Cross country

Dragons, Royals at NP Invite

In the girls race, Eastern Hancock was fourth and New Palestine took fifth out of five teams in Tuesday’s New Palestine Invitational. It was the first meet of the year for both schools.

EH’s Annie Floyd was the top local finisher, placing 18th. Hope Spaulding and Karlee Gray were 21st and 22nd for the Royals.

Running in a pack formation, the Dragons were led by Mattie Waggoner (23rd), Bailey Wallace (24th) and Marissa Crosby (25th).

On the boys side, NP was fourth. EH did not have a team score.

Parker West was 23rd for the Royals. Gabe Blake was 42nd.

Tyler Carrie (35th), Chase Crowder (36th), Drew Legan (37th) and Riley Wilson (38th) finished as a group for the Dragons.

Girls golf

Greenfield-Central 194, Beech Grove 219, Eastern Hancock 229

In a previously reported match result, the Royals were third in a tri-meet Monday.

Abby Fout fired a 52 for Eastern Hancock. Rachel Boaz (57), Hailey Carlton (58) and Ryley Burkhart (62) rounded out the Royals’ scoring.

Mt. Vernon 179, Shelbyville 195, Rushville 229

The Marauders improved to 7-0 in dual matches Tuesday.

MV’s Molly Yee and Maeve McCafferty tallied 43s to share medalist honors.

Briley Wills (44) and Bailey Fleming (49) also scored for MV.

“A solid outing tonight. We managed to keep ourselves out of too much trouble,” MV coach Caleb Zelencik said. “Bailey found a little trouble, but stayed focused and positive. Molly had a few birdie tries but couldn’t get them to drop. Briley played really well tonight. She kept the ball in play and really played things safe. Bear Chase can be tricky and she played it very well.

“Maeve turned in her best high school competition round tonight. I’m extremely proud of her and how she played. This round shows how good she can be.”

Noblesville 165, New Palestine 184

Mackenzi Black (44), Cassie Rooks (45), Abby Poole (47) and Payton Hill (48) scored for NP Tuesday.

Boys tennis

New Palestine 3, Whiteland 2

The No. 2 doubles team of Josh McKinney and Evan Rejer clinched NP’s season-opening triumph Tuesday, emerging with a 7-6, 5-7, 7-5 (5) win.

Brent Barrett won 5-7, 6-4, 7-5 at No. 1 singles, while David Thompson and Ben Farley prevailed 5-7, 7-6 (3), 6-2 at No. 1 doubles.

Four of the five matches went to three sets.

“It was a solid win,” NP coach Chris Hardin said. “We have some improving to do. We played well in stretches. It was a solid performance for the first match.”

Southwestern 3, Eastern Hancock 2

Corbin Jennings (No. 2 singles) and the No. 1 doubles duo of Garek Ferguson and Kirby Petry scored straight set wins for EH Tuesday.

Boys soccer

New Castle 5, Greenfield-Central 4

The Cougars lost their opening match of 2014 in extra-time Tuesday.

The teams were tied 3-3 at the end of regulation. Hoosier Heritage Conference games cannot end in a draw.

Nathan Capen had two goals and an assist for G-C. Enrique Ferrara added a goal and two assists. Westyn Wood (goal) and Jack Sifferlen (assist) also contributed.

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