The Mt. Vernon cross country team earned a rare double dip Tuesday, winning both the girls and boys team events at the New Castle Invitational.
Kaylee Walkee and Macie Dungan finished second and third for the girls.
Brandt True was second for the boys.
“The Sams came through the last K to preserve the win for the girls as Samantha Gawrys and Samantha Sanders each erased four girls for the win with 14th and ninth place finishes,” MV coach Bruce Kendall said. “It was a nice, hilly course for the boys, and True and Andrew Boyle took to it with ease as the boys cruised to an unusual easy win.”
New Palestine 10, Greenwood 0
James Pridgen’s hat trick paced the Dragons to their fourth straight victory Tuesday.
Bo Owens added a pair of scores and an assist as NP improved to 7-3 ahead of its clash at Greenfield-Central today.
Matt Ernster, Owens, Pridgen, John Tuttle and Alex Melangton all scored in the first half to give NP a 5-0 lead at the break. Pridgen finished the hat trick with two goals to start the second half.
Owens, Jaxon Pridgen and Quinn Johnson also scored. Caleb Kramer had two assists. Ben Richter, Jackson Cochran, Ryan Miller, Sam Weber, Tuttle and Scott Niehoff also had assists.
“The boys played a decent game,” NP coach Bobby Holden said. “We need to come out with intensity from the beginning and play strong. Every New Palestine player played and contributed to the varsity win.”
Greenfield-Central 6, Delta 0
Enrique Ferrara enjoyed a monster night for the Cougars Tuesday, recording a hat trick and adding a pair of assists.
Conner Shaw, Luke Tuttle and Chase Kleckner also scored as G-C improved to 5-4 overall and 1-2 in Hoosier Heritage Conference play.
Justin Miller had two assists. Nathan Capen tallied one assist.
Brandyn Burkhart had the shutout in goal.
Delta 3, New Palestine 0
The Dragons were felled by 3A No. 2 Delta 25-8, 25-16, 25-13 on the road Tuesday.
Megan Hawley led the Dragons with 27 digs.
NP is now 9-7 overall and 1-1 in HHC play.
Eastern Hancock 3, Shenandoah 2
The Royals rallied to earn their first win of the year, beating the Raiders 25-14, 22-25, 20-25, 25-23, 15-13.
Lauren Harmon (12 kills, 19 digs), Melissa Bedell (12 kills), Katelyn Bowman (16 asssists), Eva Stephenson (15 assists) and Hannah Best (17 digs) paced the Royals.
Greenfield-Central 3, Mt. Vernon 0
As reported Wednesday, the Cougars swept the Marauders 25-19, 25-23, 25-14.
Among MV stats submitted, Jaclyn Bulman (12 kills), Maddie Keerns (14 digs) and Emily White (13 assists) led the Marauders.
Heritage Christian 4, Mt. Vernon 1
The Marauders fell to the second-ranked team in Class 2A Tuesday.
Emily McNab scored off a feed from Claudia Brown for MV (6-2). Olivia Coleman had eight saves in goal.
Pendleton Heights 3, Greenfield-Central 2
Max Holtzclaw and Jake Kauth at No. 1 doubles and Bailey Hull and Zach Wright at No. 2 doubles were victors for the Cougars, who fell to 7-3 overall and 2-3 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference.
New Palestine 5, New Castle 0
The Dragons beat New Castle 5-0 in a preview of what will become a Hoosier Heritage Conference match next year when the Trojans join the league.
NP dropped just nine games in the win. Brent Barrett won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1, Colton Espich subbed in at No. 2 singles and won 6-2, 6-3. At No. 3, Jake Purcell won 6-0, 6-2.
Pete Rusche/David Thompson won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles. Ben Farley/Shayan Khokhar won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2.
The Dragons have now won 11 straight matches and are 13-2.
“Very stong performance for New Palestine,” NP coach Chris Hardin said. “We came out and took care of business.”
The Dragon JV won 6-0.
New Palestine 174, Rushville 201
New Palestine continued its strong golf season with a victory over Rushville.
It was the lowest nine-hole score shot by a Dragon team at The Links, their home course.
Abby Poole shot a 2-over par 38, hitting seven greens in regulation during her round. She won medalist honors. Cassie Rooks shot 44, Bailey Kamp and Sarah Rose each shot 46.
“Abby hit seven greens and was close on the other two,” NP coach Gregg Greene said. “Cassie’s ball striking was better today and she was on fire with her putter. Bailey rebounded nicely from last week and shot a solid 46. Sarah continues to make small improvements and it is showing with more consistent scores and confidence.”
The Dragons conclude the regular season by visiting Mt. Vernon today in a preview of Saturday’s sectional meet.