Sports Roundup – December 7

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Girls Basketball

Cougars fall to Bulldogs

The Greenfield-Central girls basketball team rallied back on Thursday night, but the Cougars fell just short on the road against host Lapel, 49-42.

The loss extended the Cougars’ recent losing streak to four straight and dropped their season record to 2-6.

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The Lapel Bulldogs built a 16-5 lead after the first quarter and led 27-19 at halftime before the Cougars charged back in the second half.

Greenfield-Central outscored Lapel 23-22 in the final 16 minutes, powered by a 20-point fourth quarter. However, a 3-point third put them behind 38-22 before they narrowed the gap.

Hannah Farrell led the Cougars with 12 points, followed by Addie Hill with 11 and Crystal Peterson with 10.

The Cougars will look to snap the drought on Friday the 13th when they travel to New Palestine for a 6 p.m. Hoosier Heritage Conference match-up.

Wrestling

Cougars come up short

The formerly unbeaten Greenfield-Central wrestling team lost its first dual of the season in an exciting meeting with Franklin Central, 34-30, on Thursday night.

The Cougars (6-1) recorded three pins and four decisions to split the 14 matches, but it wasn’t enough as the host Flashes racked up four falls, a major decision and two decisions to slip away with the victory.

Greenfield-Central opened the season 6-0 after winning the Rex Leavitt Invitational, 5-0, in Elwood and by defeating Hoosier Heritage Conference foe Pendleton Heights in a dual meet.

The Cougars’ pins against the Flashes were scored by Matt Torres in 48 seconds at 145 pounds, along with Kenny Thompson in 3:59 at 152 and Zeke Holden in 3:02 at 120.

Dylan Dorman (138), Shane Stough (160), Chase Gardner (170) and Dakota Herald (106) each won by decision.

The Cougars host their first varsity home meet of the season on Wednesday against the visiting Warren Central Warriors.

Girls Swimming

Cougars get big win

The Greenfield-Central girls swim team cruised to a 148-30 victory over Hoosier Heritage Conference foe New Castle on Thursday night.

The Cougars won 12 events with half of the events captured by sophomores and freshmen.

Ariel Niemeier won two events in the 200 freestyle and 100 free. Norah Johnson recorded three wins with individual victories in the 200 individual medley and the 100 breaststroke while also teaming to win the 200 free relay.

Anne Marie DeKeyser took first in the 50 free and was part of the Cougars’ first-place 200 medley relay. Grace Hall was first in the diving competition.

Sydnie Wherry was first in the 100 butterfly, Mary Ellen Stratman won the 500 free and was part of the winning 200 free relay team.

Megan Coffin won the 100 backstroke and was part of the winning 400 free relay quartet for the Cougars.

Boys Swimming

Cougars defeat Trojans

The Greenfield-Central boys swim team sailed past the New Castle Trojans 134-49 on Thursday night.

The Cougars captured 11 events with Sam Jennings and Travis Black each helping secure three wins apiece.

Jennings won the 50 free and 100 free while teaming with Black in the 200 free relay. Black added wins in the 500 free and 100 backstroke.

Sammy Logan won the 200 IM in addition to the 100 butterfly. Kien Dalton was first in diving, while Drew Noah won the 100 breaststroke. Anthony Nagel won the 200 free and was part of the team’s winning 400 free relay.