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Prep Wrap: Brown, Coleman lead Mount Vernon shutout


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The Mt. Vernon girls soccer team blanked Hoosier Heritage Conference foe Shelbyville 5-0 Tuesday on three goals from Claudia Brown and two more from Alaina Nelson.

Olivia Coleman had the shutout for MV.

“Really a one-sided game,” MV coach Steve Williams said. “We fixed a number of things and scored some much-needed goals.”

Boys tennis

New Palestine 5, Morristown 0

The Dragons won four matches 6-0, 6-0 and another 6-0, 6-1 in a rout.

Brent Barrett (No. 1 singles), Jake Purcell (No. 2 singles), Coltin Espich (No. 3 singles), Ben Farley/David Thompson (No. 1 doubles) and Evan Rejer/Josh McKinney (No. 2 doubles) lifted the Dragons.

Eastern Hancock 3,

Hagerstown 2

Corbin Jennings at No. 2 singles, Duncan Cherry at No. 3 singles and the No. 1 doubles team of Garek Ferguson and Kirby Petry came through Tuesday for the Royals with straight-set wins.

Cross Country

Dragons, Marauders

race at Noblesville

The Mt. Vernon boys cross country team finished second out of seven teams in the A Division of Saturday’s Black and Gold Hokum Karem Relays at Noblesville. The New Palestine boys placed fourth.

The format of the meet called for each school to form teams of two runners, each competing in a six-mile race.

The race was broken into three sections with both members of the pairing running each section. The two runners’ combined times made up a final time, and the top three pairings made up a school’s final score.

Brebeuf won the meet. They were followed by MV, Pendleton Heights, NP and Bishop Chatard.

Leading the way for the Marauders was the third-place pairing of juniors Aaron Rush and Christian Noble. The two had a combined time of thirty minutes and thirty-five seconds, which put them 1:23 off the winning pair from Brebeuf Prep.

Also running for the Marauders was the ninth place team of senior Jake Russell and junior Brandt True (31:43). Juniors Brian Bozymski and Brendan O’Bryhim finished 10th (32:13).

“Noble and Rush are clearly front runners for us, but the supporting cast has to extend beyond the first two for us to meet that goal,” MV coach Bruce Kendall said. “Today, Russell, Bozymski, True and O’Bryhim rose to that task, so we had one of our best team finishes by effort.” 

The Dragons were led by the fourth place team tandem of sophomore Samuel Voelz and junior Riley Wilson (31:01).

Also competing for New Palestine was the 12th place pairing of sophomores Drew Legan and Chase Crowder (33:19). The team of junior Tyler Carrie and sophomore Adam Brickens finished in 22nd (35:13).

In the girls meet, New Palestine placed fourth out of five teams in the A division.

Pendleton Heights won the meet, with Brebeuf, Bishop Chatard, NP and Marion rounding the field.

The Dragons were led by the ninth -place tandem of senior Marissa Crosby and junior Mattie Waggoner (39:38).

Coming in 14th place for the Dragons girls were junior Sarah Schwartz and sophomore Natalie Lindsey. In 16th place were the tandem of freshman Emma Wiggington and junior Kenzie Privette.

“I was proud of the team’s effort today,” NP coach Daniel Weimer said. “Both teams competed very well.”

Mt. Vernon’s Morgan Hayse and Samantha Gawrys finished in 40:56.

“As for the girls, it is not a big team so we have to pick our fights carefully,” Kendall said. “Hayse and Gawrys proved to be very competitive.”

West tops for Royals

Tuesday, Parker West took first place for the Eastern Hancock boys in a tri-meet against Liberty Christian and Daleville.

Daleville won the meet with 17 points, but West topped the field in 19:06. Gabe Blake (20:03) was third for the Royals and Mitchell Scott (21:01) was fifth for EH, which didn’t have a full team.

The Eastern Hancock girls won the girls event, led by Hope Spaulding (second, 25:23), Annie Floyd (third, 25:56) and Cara Johnson (fourth, 27:15).

Volleyball

Junior leads Cougars at River City

Greenfield-Central junior Rachel Irbe helped her team finish third at Saturday’s River City Invite by racking up 29 kills and 24 digs during the 3-match tournament.

Also contributing to the Cougars’ 2-1 showing (wins vs. Evansville Central, Jeffersonville; loss vs. New Albany) were sophomore Courtney Marchello, who totaled 56 assists, and senior Caitey Sosnowski, who had a team-high 32 digs.

The Cougars are now 4-2 on the season. 

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