Cougars win Kickin’ Cancer Tournament


Greenfield-Central’s Paige McCarley controls possession against Pendleton Heights Alex Creel during their match on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022. McCarley had a goal in the team’s championship match win in the Kickin’ Cancer Tournament Saturday.

In its annual girls soccer tournament to support cancer patients, Greenfield-Central defeated Lawrence North 2-0 to win the championship match of the Kickin’ Cancer Tournament at the G-C Soccer Complex Saturday.

Earlier in the day, the Cougars defeated Lapel 9-0 to reach the title game.

Against the Wildcats, Greenfield-Central opened scoring on a goal from Paige McCarley, who received the assist from Sarah Contreraz.

Chaney Brown scored a second-half goal on an assist from Kalyn Moss. G-C goalkeeper Hannah Skene had four saves.

Against Lapel, McCarley and Callie Means had two goals each. Other goals were by Addie Bennett, Loren Bewley, Courtney Vaughn, Mayrin Rodriguez, and Romie Bennett. Cora Bishop had two assists. Other assists were by Tessa Joyner, Contreraz, Bewley, Means, and McCarley.

The Cougars (5-5-1, 2-3) are scheduled to play New Castle (1-10, 0-6) today. It will be the Cougars’ Senior Night.

Dragons fall to Irish

New Palestine lost 1-0 at Class 3A No. 8 Cathedral Saturday.

The Dragons are 7-3-1 on the season. Cathedral improved to 7-2-4.

New Palestine was scheduled to play at Franklin Monday. It returns to Hoosier Heritage Conference play Wednesday with a home match against Pendleton Heights.

The Dragons and Arabians are both 4-1 in HHC contests. Pendleton Heights is 7-4 overall.

Boys cross country

MV 7th, NP 11th at Riverview

At the Riverview Health Invitational in Carmel, Mt. Vernon placed seventh out of 15 teams in the boys championship race.

The Marauders were led by a sixth-place finish from Tristan Trevino, who finished the 5K course in 15:42.65. Colin Strachman was 40th in 16:54.19. Ahmed Saleh was 42nd in 16:57.63. Landon Willis placed 62nd in 17:14.49. Isaiah Njau was 70th in 17:22.31.

Carmel won the race with a score of 36. Mt. Vernon had 194, just five points behind sixth-place Westfield and nine more than fifth-place Guerin Catholic.

New Palestine was 11th in the boys invitational contest.

Gavin Smith topped Dragon runners with a 43rd place finish in 18:23.03. Jacob Collins was 57th in 18:50.58. Jake Cooper was 62nd in 18:52.16. Isaac Poetz placed 82nd in 19:23.29. Sam Ragsdale was 93rd in 19:46.22.

Lebanon won the race with 108 points, two less than second-place Avon. Crawfordsville (112) and Fishers (114) were close behind.

New Palestine scored 306.

Both Mt. Vernon and New Palestine will compete in today’s Hancock County Meet at Eastern Hancock.

Royals close second at home invite

Eastern Hancock finished second at its home invitational Saturday.

The Royals were edged by Hagerstown, 32-33.

Sophomore Preston Markley captured his second individual championship of the week, having won at New Castle on Tuesday. He duplicated his winning time of 17:36 and was followed by teammate Brandon Metz in second.

Hagerstown overcame the one-two Royal finish by going third, fourth, fifth, and sixth to get the team championship.

For the Royals, John Henry Gray placed ninth, Andrew Metz was 10th, and Caden Powers finished 11th.

Wisdom Builders placed third and Alexandria finished fourth.

The Royals will host the Hancock County Meet today.

Cougars second at S. Dearborn

Greenfield-Central finished second to Rushville at the South Dearborn Invitational, Saturday.

The Cougars went 1-2 in the Big School Division, Chris Ross won (16:34.40), and Carter Crouch ran a personal-best (17:34.10) and placed second.

Sam Houston was the other Cougar to medal by finishing in the top 10. Houston finished ninth, also recording a personal best time (18:24.50).

The other two scorers for the Cougars were Elijah Ross (18:34.50) and David Wasson (18:35.60). Ross ran a 24-second PR (personal record) to finish 13th, and Wasson tied his PR to finish 14th.

Rushville won with 30 points. Greenfield-Central had 36.

G-C will compete at today’s Hancock County Meet.

Girls cross country

Cougars place second at invitational

Greenfield-Central finished second at Saturday’s South Dearborn Invitational.

Scott won the event with 21 points. G-C had 69. Rushville was third with 70.

Leading G-C, Reagan Crouch placed fifth with a 5K time of 21:34.1. Lexie Copeland was 10th in 22:21.6. Kendall Barrett finished 15th in 23:29.

Also scoring for the Cougars were Ashlyn Devlin (18th, 24:06.7) and Emma Bogle (21st, 24:15.5).

G-C will compete at today’s Hancock County Meet.

Mt. Vernon 14th in championship race

Among 19 teams and 205 runners in the girls championship race, Mt. Vernon placed 14th at the Riverview Health Invitational in Carmel, Saturday.

Mt. Vernon frosh Hannah Hauser was 28th with a time of 19:48.25. Emma Gale finished 70th in 20:49.25.

Melinda Cornelius was 76th in 21:12.23. Allie Jenson placed 118th in 21:46.88. Julia Iserloth was 121st in 21:52.83.

Noblesville won with 68 points. Mt. Vernon scored 360.

New Palestine was eighth of 12 teams in the girls invitational.

The Dragons had a score of 174, just one point behind seventh-place Crawfordsville. Norwell won with 61.

Courtney Study was 11th in 21:33.71. Lexi Baynes finished 39th in 23:13.22. Cami Massari was 42nd in 23:18.33.

Edie Schwarb was 50th with a time of 23:41.47. Heidi Bloomer completed the course in 23:46.07 and placed 53rd.

Both Mt. Vernon and New Palestine will compete today at Eastern Hancock in the Hancock County Meet.

Boy soccer

Mt. Vernon splits at Marauder Classic

At its home tournament Saturday, Mt. Vernon split its two matches in the Marauder Invitational.

Mt. Vernon lost 4-2 to Plainfield before coming back to defeat Sheridan 7-0.

In the loss to Plainfield, Brennan LaBelle and Akseli Huopalahti had goals. LaBelle assisted on Huopalahti’s goal. Goalkeeper Bryce Glazier had eight saves.

Against Sheridan, Evan LeRoy and Huopalahti had two goals each. Zach Johnson, Nick Heitman and Charlie Cole also scored.

Mt. Vernon (7-4) is back in action today with a match against Martinsville.

Dragons drop HHC match

New Palestine fell to .500 on the season with a 2-1 loss to visiting Delta Saturday.

The Dragons are 2-4 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference. Delta improved to 6-5-1 and finish conference play 3-4.

Tristan Kean scored the lone New Pal goal. Cohen Wintin had the assist.

New Palestine is scheduled to play host to Greenwood Thursday.


Marauders go 2-2

In a tournament at Leo High School, Mt. Vernon went 2-2 with wins over New Haven and Lakewood Park Christian.

The Marauders (7-14) won in straight sets in their two victories. They lost a pair of 2-1 decisions to Leo and Pioneer.

Against LPC, Mt. Vernon won 25-11, 25-6. Aubry Dowling had six service aces. Kate Ferguson had six kills. Olivia Johnson had two blocks.

In the victory over New Haven, Mt. Vernon won 25-17, 25-20. Easton Wampler had six kills. Ava Whitmore had 16 assists and three service aces.

Mt. Vernon dropped the Leo match 18-25, 25-15, 18-16.

Sierra Holverson had six kills. Libby Gee-Weiler had 17 digs.

Against Pioneer, Mt. Vernon lost 26-24, 14-25, 15-11.

Holverson and Ferguson had eight and six kills, respectively. Gee-Weiler had 10 digs and Whitmore had 22 assists.

Mt. Vernon is scheduled to host Triton Central Wednesday.