Royals earn share of MHC title




In its first year in the Mid-Hoosier Conference, the Eastern Hancock volleyball team won a share of the conference title with a 25-20, 25-20, 25-21 win over Waldron Thursday. The Royals improved to 21-8 overall and finished 7-1 in the MHC, the same final conference mark as Edinburgh.

Frannie Stephenson (18 kills, 12 digs), Bekah Dickmander (six kills), Lauren Harmon (five kills), Jordian Eastes (33 assists, five aces), Tori Bednarski (12 digs) and Hannah Best (12 digs) paced EH, which will conclude the regular season today at the Union County Invitational.

The Royals’ sectional bracket:

Class 2A Sectional 41 at Eastern Hancock

Tuesday, Oct. 16

Hagerstown vs. Cambridge City Lincoln, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 18

Eastern Hancock vs. Centerville, 6 p.m.

Knightstown vs. Union Co., 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 20

Northeastern vs. HA-CC winner, 11 a.m.

EH-CE winner vs. KN-UC winner, 12:30 p.m.

Championship, 7 p.m.

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Franklin beat visiting New Palestine, 25-19, 25-13, 25-15, Thursday.

The sectional bracket for the Dragons (14-17):

Class 4A Sectional 13 at Franklin

Tuesday, Oct. 16

New Palestine vs. Greenwood, 6 p.m.

Franklin Central vs. Center Grove, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 18

NP-GW winner vs. FC-CG winner, 6 p.m.

Whiteland vs. Franklin, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 20

Championship, 10 a.m.

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Warren Central rebounded from a first set loss to beat Greenfield-Central 19-25, 25-18, 25-18, 25-21.

Megan Bradley (33 assists),  Savannah Hart (seven kills),  Jordan Bunch (13 kills), Maddi Graham (eight kills), Rachel Irbe (nine kills), Alex Colclazier (27 digs) and Caitey Sosnowski (16) led G-C.

“I like the team effort we are getting from the girls, and I think we are going to peak just at the right time for sectionals,” G-C coach Rita Rouse said.

The Cougars (18-11) will try to hit the 20-win mark Saturday at the Union County Invitational. G-C’s sectional bracket:

Class 4A Sectional 9 at Greenfield-Central

Thursday, Oct. 18

Pendleton Heights vs. Connersville, 6 p.m.

Greenfield-Central vs. Richmond, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 20

PH-CO winner vs. GC-RI winner, 11 a.m.

New Castle vs. Anderson, 12:30 p.m.

Championship, 7 p.m.

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The sectional bracket for Mt. Vernon:

Class 3A Sectional 26 at Brebeuf

Thursday, Oct. 18

Guerin vs. Arlington, 6 p.m.

Howe vs. Mt. Vernon, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 20

GU-AR winner vs. HO-MV winner, 11 a.m.

Chatard vs. Brebeuf, 12:30 p.m.

Championship, 7 p.m.

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