The Greenfield-Central and New Palestine swimming and diving teams split a dual meet Thursday at NP.
For the Dragons’ Senior Night, the NP fourth-years were allowed to choose their own events and their own relay teams.
On the girls side, the red and white prevailed 92-88.
NP winners were Hannah Ayer (diving), Erin Trimpe (100 butterfly), Emily Trimpe (100 freestyle), Claire Hornsby (100 breaststroke) and the 200 medley relay team of Megan Prosser, Emily Trimpe, Lily Horn and Katie Mustard.
For G-C (7-8-1 dual meets), Carly Fernandes won a pair of events, setting school records in the 200 and 500 freestyle.
Other Cougars to finish first were Taylor Johnson (200 individual medley, 100 backstroke), Holly Curry (50 freestyle), the 200 freestyle relay (Johnson, Curry, Taylor Cermak, Fernandes) and 400 freestyle relay (Johnson, Cermak, Taylor Young, Fernandes).
“This was a great meet. The girls came out swimming well and really did a nice job,” G-C girls coach Emily Logan said. “Both teams swam off events leading into the sectional meet next week.”
As for the boys competition, Greenfield-Central defeated New Palestine 127-59.
G-C winners were Drew Logan (200, 500 freestyle), Kody Garcia (200 individual medley), Nathan Graber (50 freestyle, diving), Spencer Young (100 butterfly) and Jacob Keener (100 backstroke).
The Cougars (10-3) swept the relays, taking the 200 medley (Keener, Jordan Cermak, Young, Graber), 200 freestyle (Cermak, Brenden Gill, Graber, Logan) and 400 freestyle (Logan, Gill, Blake Carlton, Keener).
“The seniors took a bold step up in trust as they challenged the rest of the team to step up and swim without them tonight,” G-C boys coach Mark Logan said. “It was a strong statement to give them the confidence to continue the legacy of success.”
NP victors were Grant Gish (100 freestyle) and Chris Dodd (100 breaststroke).
The Dragons host a tri-meet with Roncalli and Greenwood Monday. The Cougars are in action next at the sectional meet, which begins Thursday at NP.
MV doubles up Cathedral
The Marauders celebrated Senior Night in fine fashion by sweeping the visiting Irish Thursday.
The MV girls triumphed 104-76, improving to 10-1 in dual meets.
Winners were Gloria Gonzales (100, 200 freestyle), Jessica Blackburn (50 freestyle), Emily McKinney (diving) and Maddie Powell (100 butterfly).
The boys team defeated Cathedral 132-51, moving to 8-3 in dual contests.
Brisco Wood (200 freestyle), Cole Case (200 individual medley, 100 butterfly), Brandon Lindman (50 freestyle), Dixon Tierney (100 freestyle, 100 backstroke) and Zane Smith were first-place finishers for the black and gold.
MV seniors honored Thursday were Timi Brooks, Micaela Elmore, Jessica Hantz, Nicole Lawson, Olivia Shannon, Hope Williams, Corey Beck, Michael Bauchert, Blackburn and Lindman.
The Marauders are at the Beech Grove Invitational today.
EH swept on Senior Night
Visiting Elwood picked up two wins on the Royals’ Senior Night Thursday.
The Panthers nearly doubled up both blue and white squads.
EH winners were Bekah Dickmander (100 individual medley), Sarah Henderson (50, 100 freestyle), Amanda Dickmander (500 freestyle), Hailey Carlton (100 backstroke), the 200 medley relay team (Carlton, Mara Geisking, Henderson, Bekah Dickmander) and 400 freestyle relay team (Bekah Dickmander, Amanda Dickmander, Carlton, Henderson).
As for the boys, victories went to Bryce Burkhart (100 individual medley, 100 breaststroke), Sam Carlton (100 backstroke) and the 400 freestyle relay team of Carlton, Levi Lewman, Burkhart and Cole Cochard.
Carlton also shaved time off his school record in the 50 freestyle.
It was the last home meet for EH seniors Bekah Dickmander, J.T. Marley, Scott Gilbert and Henderson. The Royals also honored “cancer warriors” by wearing pink caps with the names of the warriors.
The Royals travel to the Beech Grove Invitational today.
Eastern Hancock 51, Tri 44
The Royals won their fourth straight contest Thursday by defeating visiting Tri.
On a night when it paid tribute to Kaytlin Eastes, the team’s lone senior, EH held the Titans (10-9) to 15 second-half points.
Kiersten Schrope flirted with a quadruple-double, finishing with 12 points, 10 rebounds, nine steals and six assists. The nine steals were enough to set a new single-season record of 84, two better than the previous mark set by Jolyn Holliday in the 2002-03 season.
Hannah Best (10 points), Lauren Harmon (eight points) and Kristin Eischen (seven points, seven rebounds) also contributed for EH (14-4).
“We only allowed 15 points the entire second half due to our team defense and tremendous energy in the second half,” EH girls coach Jeremy Powers said. “I am very proud of the girls because of their hard work and effort tonight. They worked extremely hard and didn’t give up at all.”
The Royals (5-2 Mid-Hoosier Conference) welcome Hauser (6-10, 2-4 MHC) in a conference tilt today.