Sports Roundup – April 25



Cougars top Bears

Greenfield-Central hosted Shelbyville for a conference game Tuesday, picking up a 9-6 home win to improve to 11-2 on the season and 1-1 in conference.

Sam Kihega led the Cougars with two home runs on the night. Lexi Rankin also homered. 

Royals get another win

Eastern Hancock picked up its fourth straight win, improving to 6-2-1 on the year, with a 5-1 win Tuesday against Northeastern.

Jessi Potts pitched a complete game, striking out 10, walking two and allowing six hits. 

The Royals offense picked up 10 singles, with Megan Bever leading the way with three and Eriel Truitt, Bailey Stephens and Paige Wickard each getting two.


Marauders lose pitchers’ duel

Mt. Vernon narrowly lost to Hamilton Southeastern on Tuesday, a 3-2 loss in a game that featured just six total base hits.

A three-run double from the visitors was one of just two hits for Hamilton Southeastern but proved to be the difference. Mt. Vernon had four hits in the game, with Hunter Dobbins doubling and driving in a run.

Payton Bovard and Landon Clark combined to allow just the two hits, but walked eight while striking out four.

Royals lose on walk-off

Eastern Hancock fell on a walk-off single to Madison-Grant on Tuesday, 7-6.

Trey Brown went 3-for-3 for the Royals, with a double and two singles. Wyatt Sutton, Ryan Burris, Keegan Bowman and Dylan Bates all had RBIs for the Royals.

Five Eastern Hancock pitchers combined to hold the hosts to seven hits and just two earned runs.

Cougars best Yorktown

Greenfield-Central got off to a fast start on Tuesday, scoring 11 first-inning runs on their way to a 12-9 win against visiting Yorktown. 

The win moves the Cougars to 7-5 on the year and 4-2 in the HHC.

Boys golf

Dragons best Jackets

New Palestine had a strong, consistent effort in a 173-216 victory against Morristown on Tuesday at River’s Edge in Shelbyville.

Evan Griffith was match medalist with a 41. Sammy Chifalo and Braeden Baker each shot 43, while Chase Manley shot 46 for the Dragons.

Cougars swing to win

Greenfield-Central rebounded from a Monday loss with a 158-209 home win Tuesday against Rushville.

Kyle Arrowood and Zach Archer paced the team with a pair of 39s, while Noah Mohler and Canyen Palmer finished up the scoring with a pair of 40s.

Royals get win

Eastern Hancock picked up a win against Blue River Valley on Tuesday, 198-227.

John McDaniel led the Royals with a 45, with Gage Deiser right behind with a 48.

Marauders earn split

Mt. Vernon split a tri match on Tuesday, finishing second with a 185 behind Hamilton Southeastern (164) and ahead of Lawrence North (193).

Sam McWilliams finished one stroke shy of medalist honors, leading the Marauders with a 39.

Girls tennis

Marauders keep rolling

Mt. Vernon faced off against District 7 No. 4 Centerville on Tuesday, picking up a 4-1 win to improve to 5-1 this season.

Lydia Ruegsegger won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 1 singles. Louisa Batge won 6-3, 6-1 at No. 3 singles. Both Marauders doubles teams won, with the No. 1 duo of Maeve Laughlin and Alexis Lane winning 6-3, 6-2, and Lexi Shelton and Beth Hodgin winning 6-4, 6-4 at No. 2 doubles. 

Royals narrowly fall

Eastern Hancock dropped a close match to Muncie Burris on Tuesday, 3-2.

Corina Jennings picked up a point at No. 3 singles for the Royals, winning 6-4, 6-2. The other Royals win was at No. 2 doubles, where Madison Hagan and Isabella Parker won 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.


Dragons 2nd at invite

Three area girls teams competed in Tuesday’s Pendleton Heights Invitational, with New Palestine finishing second with 101 points, Greenfield-Central seventh with 40 and Mt. Vernon eighth with 33.

Jordan Reid won two events for the Dragons, sweeping the 100 and 200. Aden Lumbley was the shot put champion. Kaylin Casner was a double-winner, taking the 1,600. She teamed with Grace Voelz, Sophia Taylor and Brenna Shaw to win the 4×800 relay.

Hannah Burkhart was the lone event winner for the Cougars, winning the discus.

Marauders 4th at Noblesville

Mt. Vernon and Greenfield-Central’s boys teams competed at the Noblesville Millers Invitational on Tuesday, with the Marauders picking up a fourth place finish and two event wins.

Brent Donaldson won the 110 hurdles for the Marauders, while Braxton Trittipo picked up the win in the 400 meter dash. Two Marauders relay teams finished as runner-ups, with the 4×400 team of Trittipo, Donaldson, Luke Rappe and Ashton Lewis, and the 4×800 team of Colin Brown, Ronnie Foster, Alex Tharp and Jacob Benz, each finishing second.

Greenfield-Central had one runner-up, with Parker Niemeier finishing second in the finishing second in the 1,600 meter run.