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Prep Wrap: New Palestine, Mt. Vernon snare tennis wins

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The New Palestine tennis team posted an impressive 5-0 victory against Franklin Central Wednesday afternoon.

New Palestine won 10 of 11 sets in the win. At singles, senior Brent Barrett won 6-2, 6-2, while sophomore Jake Purcell won 6-3, 6-1, and junior Coltin Espich won 3-6, 6-2, 6-4.

At doubles, seniors David Thompson and Ben Farley won 6-2, 6-1, and juniors Evan Rejer/Josh McKinney won 6-3, 6-2.

“Franklin Central had some pretty good players,” New Palestine coach Chris Hardin said. “We ended up playing really well tonight. We played some good tennis the last few matches, but today, we played a real quality opponent and won 5-0.”

Mt. Vernon 3, Anderson 2

The Marauders (5-2) eked out a victory Wednesday, with Brendon Ware fighting back to clinch the MV win with an 0-6, 6-0, 7-6 (10-8) victory at No. 1 singles.

No. 3 singles player Grant Williams and the No. 1 doubles pair of Matthew Hays and Ryan Beck also secured MV wins.

“It was highly intense, fun and we had the intestinal fortitude to pull out the win,” MV coach Gabe Muterspaugh said. “Ware ... it was all about heart, and he pulled it out.  His offseason work showed tonight, proud of him.  Beck-Hays could be special at No. 1 doubles, and Williams is an AP scholar.”

Lapel 5, Eastern Hancock, 0

The host Bulldogs pitched a shutout Wednesday night against the Royals (6-3).

The Royals had been riding a four-match winning streak before running into Lapel.

Delta 5, Greenfield-Central 0

The Eagles took it to the host Cougars in a conference match Tuesday night. No. 11 Delta allowed Greenfield-Central to win just two games of the 62 played.

Boys soccer

Pendleton Heights 3, Greenfield-Central 0

The Cougars (1-2, 0-2 HHC) were shutout against host Pendleton Heights Tuesday night.



Zionsville 3, New Palestine 1

The New Palestine volleyball team dropped a hard-fought four-set match to Zionsville 16-25, 25-21, 25-16, 25-22 Tuesday night .

Freshman Allison Dennemann had a big night with 24 kills, 15 digs, six blocks and three aces. Senior Brianna Kilgore had 23 digs.

“This game was a hard-fought battle,” Dragons coach Kelli Whitaker said. “I really like the way we competed. We had some really great team plays throughout the match we just couldn’t slow down their big hitters enough to win the game.”

The Dragons (3-3) play today at Greenfield-Central in the HHC opener.

The New Palestine JV won in three.

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