Cougars, Dragons split swim meets

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In a dual meet between Hancock County rivals, New Palestine defeated Greenfield-Central 120-66 in boys swimming and diving at the New Palestine Natatorium Tuesday.

The Dragons swept the relay races.

Dawson Lynch, Aidan Kingery, Liam Fuller and Ashton Turner won the 200-yard medley relay in 1:50.65. Jake Myers, Fuller, James Watson and Dontae Thompson won the 200 freestyle relay (1:39.17) and Watson, Fuller, Lynch and Thompson took the top spot in the 400 freestyle relay (3:40.42).

Lynch won the 200 IM (2:17.86) and 100 butterfly (1:01.41). New Pal’s Ian Erwin won the 100 freestyle (54.08 seconds). Dragon Reese Cox won the 100 backstroke (1:07.09) and Kingery took top honors in the 100 breaststroke (1:08.17).

Greenfield-Central got victories from Jaeden Peters (200 freestyle, 2:00.87; 400 freestyle, 5:21.05), and Alex Jahrsdoerfer (50 freestyle, 24.27 seconds; 1-meter diving, 228.30 points).

New Palestine is back in action tonight at Perry Meridian. Greenfield-Central returns to the pool Saturday in the Hall of Fame Classic at Franklin.

Marauders top Warriors

Mt. Vernon’s boys swimming and diving team earned a 95-44 victory over Warren Central at the Mt. Vernon pool Tuesday.

The Marauders won nine of 11 events competed.

Mt. Vernon swept relays, opening the evening with a victory in the 200-yard medley relay with Ethan Murphy, Matthew Garey, Brady Gray and Xander Allen. They won with a time of 1:46.11.

In the 200 freestyle relay, Adison Mayes, Murphy, Garey and Gray finished with a time of 1:32.32. In the 400 freestyle relay, Garey, Allen, Murphy and Gray won in 3:44.35.

Murphy added a win in the 50 freestyle (23.76 seconds). Eli Webster took top honors in the 100 butterfly (1:01.18). Garey was first in the 100 freestyle (50.49). Allen touched first in the 100 backstroke (1:08.73) and Gray won the 100 breaststroke (1:08.70)

Braden Thomas won the 1-meter diving competition with 133.45 points.

Mt. Vernon travels to Delta today.

Royals lose at Connersville

In a tri-meet at Connersville Tuesday, Eastern Hancock’s boys swimming team lost to Batesville and Connersville. Team scores were not available at press time.

The Royals return to action today, at home, against Lawrence Central and Purdue Poly.

Girls swimming

Cougars dominant in win over Dragons

Greenfield-Central’s girls swimming and diving team defeated host New Palestine 134-52 at the New Palestine Natatorium Tuesday.

The Cougars won all 12 events.

They opened the meet with a victory from Rachel Stutz, Norah Johnson, Mary Ellen Stratman and Alyssa Osborn in the 200-yard medley relay (1:54.91). They added relay wins from the 200 freestyle group (1:44.56) of Stutz, Reagan Crouch, Cecelia Duffy-Johnson and Johnson. The 400 freestyle team of Duffy-Johnson, Stratman, Osborn and Johnson won in 3:50.18.

They had three double-winners in individual races. Duffy-Johnson won the 200 freestyle (2:01.63) and 100 freestyle (56.78 seconds). Stutz was victorious in the 200 IM (2:21.81) and 100 backstroke (1:04.75). Osborn was triumphant in the 500 freestyle (5:24.89) and 100 breaststroke (1:11.43).

Additionally, Johnson won the 50 freestyle (26.26 seconds). Taylor Parsons was first in the 100 butterfly (1:03.49). Avery Davis won the 1-meter diving with 154.40 points.

Greenfield-Central returns to the pool Saturday in the Hall of Fame Classic at Franklin. New Palestine is back in action tonight at Perry Meridian.

Mt. Vernon defeats Warren

Mt. Vernon’s girls swimming and diving team picked up a 118-65 victory over visiting Warren Central Tuesday.

The Marauders won seven events including all three relays.

To open the meet, Catherine Hiner, Calista Smith, Anna Hiner and Madelyn Meyer won the 200-yard medley relay in 2:03.44. Emme Grubbs, Smith, Alex Biggs and Anna Hiner won the 200 freestyle relay in 1:55.17. Grubbs, Meyer, Catherine Hiner and Ava Crouch won the 400 freestyle relay in 4:25.81.

Anna Hiner and Smith picked up a pair of individual wins, too. Hiner won the 200 IM in 2:27.46 and 100 butterfly in 1:10.50. Smith took top honors in the 200 freestyle in 2:11 and the 100 freestyle in 59.10 seconds.

Mt. Vernon travels to Delta today.

Royals split at Connersville

In a tri-meet at Connersville Tuesday, Eastern Hancock’s girls swimming team defeated Batesville and lost to Connersville. Team scores were not available at press time.

The Royals return to action today, at home, against Lawrence Central and Purdue Poly.

Boys wrestling

Dragons fall to No. 3 Center Grove

New Palestine’s boys wrestling program fell to 1-1 in dual meets with a 64-12 loss to No. 3 Center Grove Wednesday.

The Trojans are ranked No. 3 in the IndianaMat.com State Power Poll.

New Palestine got wins by decision from Jaedyn Jeffries (152) and Gunner Butt (106). Shaun Glass (195) won by fall.

The Dragons gave up 24 points with four forfeits.

New Palestine returns to the mat Saturday at the Jeffersonville Invitational.

Marauders defeated by Greyhounds

In a dual meet at Carmel High School Wednesday, Mt. Vernon lost to the hosts 57-15.

The Marauders got victories from freshmen Ty Barnhart (106) and Elijah Broady (120) along with sophomore Devin Kendrex (220).

Mt. Vernon returns to action Saturday at the Shamrock Duals, hosted by Westfield High School.

Girls wrestling

Sixth-ranked Cougars win at Carmel

Greenfield-Central’s girls wrestling team, ranked No. 6 in the IndianaMat.com State Power Poll, defeated host Carmel 24-6 Wednesday.

At 160, Maddy Reed won by fall in only 14 seconds. Kylie Smith-Foster and Abi Elliott also won with pins. Ella Harpold won by forfeit.

In an exhibition, Molly Hutchinson, at 145, won her first match of the season.

Girls basketball

Cougars comeback falls short

After trailing by 11 points at the end of the first quarter, 19-8, and by as much as 16 points later in the game, Greenfield-Central’s girls basketball team fought back against Chatard, getting within one point before losing 53-48 Tuesday at Chatard High School.

Sophomore Chaney Brown had 14 points and seven rebounds, including a pair of third-quarter treys. Senior Aryana Hibbard also connected from 3-point range and finished with 13 points and four assists.

Sophomore Brooklyn McConnell hit four 3-pointers for 12 points. Junior Katie Holmes had a team-best 12 rebounds, including eight offensive boards, and went 4 of 4 from the free-throw line.

The Cougars are 3-5 on the season. They will host Lapel tonight.

MV streak snapped at Westfield

Mt. Vernon had its four-game winning streak come to an end with a 39-26 loss at Westfield Tuesday.

The Marauders are 5-3 on the season.

Senior Khloe Patterson had eight points, seven rebounds, three steals and three assists. Ellery Minch chipped in six points and five boards. Kanyonrae Kenny had six points. Easton Wampler had four points and four rebounds. Kaitlyn Laffey scored two points and had three assists.

Mt. Vernon returns to action Saturday in a Hoosier Heritage Conference contest at Pendleton Heights.

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