Dragons improve to 4-1 with win at GCA


Reagan Kleiman had eight kills on 10 tries, along with three service aces, to help lead New Palestine’s volleyball team to a 3-0 win at Greenwood Christian Academy Tuesday.

Rachel Burke had nine kills and two blocks. Lauren Wilson contributed 10 kills.

“It was a solid win with multiple players scoring big points,” New Palestine coach Kelli Gabehart said. “(Setter) Isabella (Gizzi) distributed the ball evenly and ran an efficient offense. Rachel Burke and Reagan Kleiman had a great night at the net in the middle.”

Gizzi finished with 30 assists and four kills. Libero Honour Mallory had three service aces.

Marauders get road win

After dropping the first set, Mt. Vernon rallied for a 3-1 victory at Guerin Catholic Tuesday.

The Marauders won by set scores of 13-25, 25-21, 29-27, 25-23.

Libby Gee-Weiler had 26 digs and four service aces. Kate Ferguson had a team-best 10 kills.

Cougars beat Connersville

Greenfield-Central evened its record at 2-2 with a 3-1 victory at Connersville Tuesday.

The Cougars won by set scores of 25-16, 23-25, 28-26, 25-21.

Mya Grigsby had 27 kills. Taylor Hughes added nine to go with 12 digs. Avery Roberts also had 12 digs. Setter Makenna Rankins had 46 assists.

Royals fall to Bulldogs

Eastern Hancock’s volleyball team dropped a 3-1 decision at Centerville Tuesday.

Set scores for the match were 25-23, 25-19, 24-26, 25-16.

Girls soccer

Dragons score nine goals in win

New Palestine had its highest scoring match of the season in a 9-0 victory over visiting Southport Tuesday.

Eight different players scored goals. Allie Blum had two goals. Others scoring for the Dragons included, Maddy Potter, Neveah Gebhart, Tylar Whitaker, Abby Lambdin, Rylee Hurst, Brooke Tanksley and Sydney Miller.

Assists came from Lydia Sams, Mia Knoop, Addison Lindell, Kaylee Beckner, Bethany Aldridge, Blum and Whitaker.

Goalkeepers Grace Hasenkamp and Jaeda Jeffries shared the shutout.

Boys soccer

Late rally keys New Pal win at Whiteland

Down 2-0 in the second half, New Palestine came back to defeat host Whiteland 3-2 on Tuesday.

Elliott Canova scored on a free kick in the 67th minute, then followed it up – after a handball by the Warriors – three minutes later to tie it with a successful penalty kick.

Andon Colclazier scored the game-winner with just three minutes left in regulation.

New Palestine improved to 3-1.

Boys tennis

Greenfield-Central beats New Castle

With a 4-1 victory over New Castle, Greenfield-Central improved to 4-1 on the season.

Three of the five matches went to three sets. The Cougars won two of the three.

At No. 2 singles, CJ Michalek defeated Sam Underhill 6-3, 4-6, 6-0. At No. 1 doubles, Caden Robertson and Michael Kwiatkowski beat Leo Underhill and Matt Hastings 5-7, 6-3, 7-5.

Chris Long dropped his match at No. 1 singles to Trent Alfrey 3-6, 6-4, 6-1.

Other wins for the Cougars came at No. 3 singles and No. 2 doubles.

In singles, Matt Hyre defeated Vincent Farris 7-5, 6-4.

The doubles team of Luke Sitzman and Alex Michalek beat Braydon Cornwell and Caden Blackford 6-3, 7-5.

Dragons downed at Franklin

New Palestine fell 4-1 at Franklin Tuesday.

No. 1 singles player Moses Haynes earned the lone Dragons victory, 6-2, 6-1.

Other matches were close. At No. 2, Arjomand Khokar lost 6-7 (2), 6-2, 6-1. At No. 3, Joey McPike was defeated 6-4, 7-6 (3).

In doubles, the No. 1 team of Max Havel and Brady Torzewski lost 7-5, 2-6, 6-2. Will Hahn and Andrew Hahn lost 6-2, 6-7 (6), 6-3.

The Dragons are 1-4 overall.