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Prep Wrap: Royals sprint to track sweep

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The Eastern Hancock track teams handled Morristown and host Waldron in a tri-meet Tuesday.

Kiersten Schrope won all four of her events for the EH girls (69 points), who outlasted Morristown (49) and Waldron (38). Schrope won the 3,200 meters, high jump, 400 and ran the anchor leg on the 1,600 relay.

Other Royal winners were Karlee Gray (100, 200), Hope Spaulding (100 hurdles, 300 hurdles) and Emiley Carlton (1,600). Other members of the 1,600 relay were Spaudling, Cassey Hancock and Shelby Mourey.

The EH boys (86) sprinted past Waldron (47) and Morristown (17).

Derrik Noel was a four-event winner for the Royals, taking the high jump and anchoring the 3,200, 400 and 1,600 relays.

Brenden Box (shot put), Reece Burkhart (discus), Devyn Brinson (400) and Isaiah McCormick (200) were the other individual winners.

Other than Noel, relay winners were Clayton Brumfield, Jacob Mueller and Parker West on the 3,200; McCormick, Austin Smith and Sam Carlton on the 400; and Brinson, Justin Cool-Luke and Ethan Hayse on the 1,600.

MV girls second at tri-meet

The Mt. Vernon girls (56.5 points) were second to Pendleton Heights (66.5) in a tri-meet Tuesday. Host Rushville was third with 44 points.

Phylisia Donaldson won three events for MV, winning the 100 and 300 hurdles and running on the 400 relay.

Zoe Harves (high jump, pole vault) and Olivia Coleman (long jump) were the other individual winners. Other runners on the 400 relay were Javin Whiteside, Coleman and Taylor Riggs.

“The girls battled rain, wind and monsoon conditions to finish second. The weather did not affect them mentally due to the fact that we have practiced in worse conditions. They are a tough bunch of gals and I am proud of all of them,” MV girls coach Tim Leonard said. “Zoe Harves had a great night in winning both the pole vault and high jump.”

G-C boys third at Noblesville

The Greenfield-Central boys (73 points) took third at the 6-team Noblesville Invitational Tuesday.

The host Millers (199) won the event. Hamilton Southeastern (125) was second.

Tyler Beeson was the Cougars’ lone victor, triumphing in the shot put with a toss of 53-0.25.

Boys golf

Eastern Hancock 189, Blue River Valley 201

Caleb Wallen led the way for EH Tuesday, shooting a 45 to earn medalist honors.

Cole Allen (46), Nelson Dulin (48) and Kenny Bunnell (50) rounded out the Royals’ scoring.


New Pal splits a pair

Madison Whitaker smacked her first career home run and had four RBI to help the Class 4A No. 4 Dragons (12-2, 3-0) win this HHC battle Tuesday.

New Palestine used a seven-run fifth inning to put the game away.

Casey Lehman had a pair of doubles and three RBI for New Palestine, while Adie Lorsung and Abby O’Connor added two RBI apiece.

NP pitchers Kaylin McMurray and Elisha Barker combined on a four-hitter.

Wednesday, Center Grove’s Mandy Dallas clubbed a two-out, walk-off three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to send New Palestine to a 4-3 defeat and end the Dragons’ 11-game winning streak.

The Trojans and Dragons are common Sectional 13 foes. Lehman, Lorsung and Issy Hoyt each had two hits and an RBI.

Barker took the loss on the mound. McMurray pitched three scoreless innings.

Yorktown 3, Greenfield-Central 0

The Cougars (11-4, 0-3 HHC) yielded a run in the first and two in the sixth in dropping an away conference contest Wednesday.

It was the first time all season G-C was shut out. Deena Miller was 2-for-3 for G-C. Codey Miller and Erika Knapp had hits.

Darcie Huber took the loss, allowing four hits and two earned runs.


Greenfield-Central 14, Fishers 13

G-C (7-4) scored a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to edge the Class 4A No. 6 Tigers Tuesday.

The teams combined for 12 runs in the first inning alone. Slater Rush and Seth Adams had four hits each for G-C. Dallas Pribble had five RBI. Austin Jackson had four RBI.

EH loses to Hagerstown, beats Blue River

The Royals (4-8) were held to four hits and dropped an 8-5 contest to Hagerstown Tuesday.

Brandon Ray had EH’s lone extra base hit – a double – while Garek Ferguson, Cole Fout and David Johnson collected RBIs for the Royals.

Wedesday, EH rebounded to down Blue River Valley 10-9, scoring seven runs in the final three frames. Ferguson had three hits. Ray had two RBI. Tom Barton had five strikeouts on the mound.

Girls tennis

Greenfield-Central 4, Knightstown 1

Wednesday, G-C moved to 3-3 on the year thanks to straight-set singles wins from Blanca Valcazar, Alli Frazier and Polly Baggott. The No. 2 doubles duo of Rachel Berish and Emma Vowell also won.

Hamilton Southeastern 5, Mt. Vernon 0

The Marauders were blanked by the No. 20 Royals Tuesday.

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