Sports Roundup – September 4


boys tennis

Mt. Vernon tops Yorktown in conference triumph

The Marauder’s boys tennis team earned a 3-2 Hoosier Heritage Conference win Thursday against Yorktown.

It was the team’s second 3-2 match in a row as the same three positions earned wins Thursday.

Ryan Beck won at No. 2 singles and Matt Hays did the same at No. 3. The combination of Jacob Swift and Nathan Grandstaff also were victorious at No. 2 doubles.

Mt. Vernon is now 7-1 and 2-0 in the HHC.

“(Ryan) Beck showed the sky is the limit with him, (Matt) Hays is playing like a senior should and both doubles are showing promise,” Marauders head coach Gabe Muterspaugh said.

Marauders top Anderson in close, 3-2, match

The Marauders won a close match Wednesday against Anderson, 3-2.

Ryan Beck won 6-1, 6-2 at No. 2 singles, while Matt Hays matched that at No. 3 singles. The No. 2 doubles team of Jacob Swift and Nathan Grandstaff won 6-0, 6-1 to seal the win for a hot Mt. Vernon squad.

The Marauders’ lone loss came to Alexandria on Aug. 29 at the Muncie Central Invitational.

No. 3 singles leads Dragons to victory

Nicholas Ochs secured a tough win at No. 3 singles on the road Wednesday to give New Palestine a 3-2 victory against Franklin Central, improving the Dragons record to 6-1.

Ochs topped Noah Woodward 6-4, 7-5. Freshman Matthew True showed great poise in defeating Matt Southwood 6-3, 7-6, (5-2) at No. 2 singles.

The No. 2 doubles team of Evan Rejer and Josh McKinney also were victorious, defeating Grant Pedigo and Brady Riley 6-4, 6-4.

Coltin Espich lost 6-7, 1-6 at No. 1 singles, while David Hackett and Connor Page lost 1-6, 6-4, 1-6 at No. 2 doubles.

Girls soccer

Dragons open HHC schedule with win

New Palestine’s girls soccer team opened up Hoosier Heritage Conference play Wednesday with a 3-0 win against Yorktown.

The Dragons are now 5-1 and 1-0 in the HHC.

Katie Villiger opened the second half with two scores, after a scoreless first half, and Olivia Mckilligan added one of her own to secure the win. Katie Settergren added assists on all three goals.

“We had possession most of the first half but had no goals to show for it,” coach Gina Fannin said. “We changed up our formation and moved a few people around for the second half and found success with three goals. The team looked much better second half compared to the first. We found our passing rhythm and decided to take some shots.”

New Palestine’s JV squad also won, 7-0, as Corrin Neese had a hat trick and Cassie Willhelm had two goals.

Cougars drop HHC match against Pendleton Heights

Greenfield-Central scored early against Hoosier Heritage Conference foe Pendleton Heights Wednesday but surrendered two second half goals and two more in overtime, falling to the Arabians 4-2.

Reagan Collins and Allie Geswein led the Cougars with one goal each.

The loss drops the Cougars to 2-3-2 on the season and 1-2 in the HHC.

Marauders win second straight after New Castle

The Mt. Vernon girls soccer team scored twice in the first half and added an insurance goal in the second to blank Shelbyville 3-0 on Tuesday night.

Morgan Scruggs recorded two of the Marauders’ three goals and contributed an assist. Alaina Nelson was credited for a goal while Nicole Ratts finished with two assists.

Avery Haines kept the net clean with a save for the shutout as Mt. Vernon racked up 26 shots compared to Shelbyville’s two.

The win marked the teams second straight after losing to Hoosier Heritage Conference foe New Castle last week, but the Marauders aren’t looking to slow down with Warren Central on the road up next tonight.

The squad hosts New Palestine next week and travel to Yorktown for key HHC games.

Mt. Vernon is 4-1-1 on the year and 2-1 in the HHC.


Cougars finish 6th out of 10 at invitational

Greenfield-Central’s girls cross-country team finished sixth (135) out of 10 teams Wednesday at the Bishop Chatard Invitational.

Bishop Chatard took first with 31 points.

Freshman Sarah Muckerheide led the team with a 10th place finish in 22:59 as Rebekah Gottwald finished 25th.

Also for the Cougars, Brenna Ditto came in 26th, Ava Hibbard came in 33rd and Shelby Bowmer finished 46th.

The boys team ran JV members only. Greenfield-Central returns to action Saturday at the Martinsville Artesian Classic.