Staff report

Mt. Vernon senior swimmer Brady Gray broke a 16-year old school record in the 200-yard freestyle in a meet at Shelbyville High School Saturday.

Gray was second in the race behind Yorktown’s Henry Ko (1:45.82), but broke the record formerly held by Chad Woods (1:46.47) set in 2007. Gray had a time of 1:45.95.

The Marauders defeated Shelbyville 71-29 and lost to Yorktown 59-43.

Mt. Vernon’s Ethan Murphy won the 200 freestyle (22.82 seconds). Gray won the 100 freestyle (50.22 seconds). Matthew Garey touched first in the 500 freestyle (5:05.69).

Murphy, Adison Mayes, Gray and Garey won the 200 freestyle relay (1:30.98). The Marauders won the final race of the day, the 400 freestyle relay (3:28.66) with the same group, but in the order of Garey, Mayes, Murphy and Gray.

In a dual meet on Thursday, Jan. 19, Mt. Vernon defeated host Pendleton Heights 103-83.

It was a clean sweep for the Marauder relay teams. Murphy, Garey, Eli Webster, and Brady Youngs opened the night with a win in the 200-yard medley relay (1:48.11).

Later in the evening, Webster, Mayes, Gray and Garey won the 200 freestyle relay in 1:35.

To close out the night, Gray, Mayes, Murphy and Youngs won the 400 freestyle relay in 3:37.55.

Individual wins came from, Mayes (200 freestyle, 1:59.18), Webster (200 IM, 2:13.29), Gray (50 freestyle, 22.69 seconds; 100 freestyle, 52.20 seconds), and Garey (500 freestyle, 5:08.81, 100 breaststroke (1:08.63).

Saturday’s swim at Shelbyville was the final meet until the Feb. 16, 18 New Palestine Sectional.

Eastern places seventh

Eastern Hancock’s boys swim team placed seventh out of eight teams at Saturday’s Warren Central Invitational.

The Royals are scheduled to return to competition on Wednesday at Hagerstown.

Girls basketball

Gizzi breaks mom’s record in win

Isabella Gizzi scored 21 points and set the New Palestine girls basketball single-season record for points in a season in Saturday’s 58-56 victory, at home, over Southport.

Gizzi has 472 points heading into today’s game at Greensburg. She broke the record of her mother and current New Palestine coach Sarah (Haynes) Gizzi, who scored 468 points in 1994.

The Dragons hit five third-quarter 3-pointers to take a 47-42 lead into the final period, but were down by four points with 30 seconds remaining.

Vivian Miller hit a 3-pointer, and after the Dragons forced a turnover, Isabella Gizzi was fouled and hit both free throws to give the Dragons the lead. After New Pal forced another Cardinals’ turnover, Gizzi hit one of two free throws and then recorded a blocked shot on Southport’s final attempt from 3-point range.

Eight of New Palestine’s 17 field goals were 3-pointers. Gizzi and Miller each had three. Allie Blum made two.

Following Gizzi in scoring, Blum had 14 points and Miller scored 13. Sadey Hughbanks hit 6 of 8 free throws.

New Palestine and Southport are both 10-10 on the season.

Kassie McMasters led the Cardinals with 16 points.

Boys wrestling

Royals finish second in MEC

Eastern Hancock’s boys wrestling team finished second at the Mid-Eastern Conference Championships at Daleville Saturday.

The Royals scored 175 points. Cowan won with 290. Daleville was third with 142.

Eastern Hancock had six wrestlers finish runner-up in their respective weight classes.

Gabe Sotelo (120), Zayne Badgley (126), Cameron Volz (132), Gabe Johnson (170), Brayden Tincher (182) and Joe Hollenbaugh (285) all placed second.

Johnson lost a 12-11 decision to undefeated Jeremiah Ullom of Monroe Central. Volz was in a tight match, falling 9-6 to Cowan’s Jayden Jett. Tincher lost 5-1 to Monroe Central’s unbeaten Hunter Page. Sotelo lost by major decision, while Badgley and Hollenbaugh each lost by fall.

Griffin Knight (113) and Hunter Survant (138) both placed third.

The team will compete in the Centerville Sectional Saturday.

Girls swimming

Mt. Vernon finishes regular season

Mt. Vernon’s girls swimming and diving team finished it regular season with competitions at Pendleton Heights on Thursday and Shelbyville on Saturday.

At Shelbyville, the Marauders beat the home team 72-30 and lost to Yorktown 53-49. At Pendleton, the team lost 100-86.

Against the Golden Bears and Tigers, the Marauders won four events.

Anna Hiner, Calista Smith, Emme Grubbs and Catherine Hiner won the 200-yard medley relay in 2:02.84.

Anna Hiner followed with a victory in the 200 IM (2:24.49). Riley Nielsen won the 1-meter diving competition (162.95 points) and Catherine Hiner won the 100 backstroke (1:10.67).

On Thursday, Catherine Hiner, Smith, Grubbs and Anna Hiner won the 200 medley relay (2:01.81). Smith was victorious in the 200 IM (2:27.94). Anna Hiner touched the wall first in the 50 freestyle (26.60 seconds) and 100 freestyle (57.97 seconds).

The team competes Feb. 2, 4 at the New Palestine Sectional.

Royals place sixth

Eastern Hancock’s girls swim team finished sixth out of eight teams at Saturday’s Warren Central Invitational.

The Royals are scheduled to finish the regular season Wednesday at Hagerstown.