Staff report

With all seven varsity runners in the top 16, the 19th-ranked Mt. Vernon girls cross country team earned the tiebreaker with No. 25 Roncalli to win the Golden Bear Invitational at Blue River Cross Country Course in Shelbyville Saturday.

Tied with a score of 38, Mt. Vernon won with the finishing position of its No. 6 runner, Julia Iserloth (15th, 20:35.72). Roncalli’s No. 6 runner placed 29th.

Mt. Vernon’s Hannah Hauser finished second in the 5K race with a time of 19:03.41. Makenna Laffey was fourth in 19:42.26 and Chesnie Willis placed seventh in 20:01.11.

Other varsity placers for the Marauders included, Kenydi Russell (11th, 20:30.13), Lillian Quinn (14th, 20:35.23) and Tenley Benz (16th, 20:47.19).

Roncalli had the individual champion, Tessa Mize. She finished the race in 19:01.10. The Royals five scorers were places 1, 3, 5, 9 and 20. Mt. Vernon had 2, 4, 7, 11, and 14.

New Palestine finished fourth in the eight-team event.

Courtney Study led the Dragons with a 13th place finish in 20:30.53.

Other top seven Dragon finishes included, Camille Massari (30th, 21:33.25), Addison Uhl (33rd, 21:42.79), Amelia Stone (22:34.41), Heidi Bloomer (51st, 23:10.64), Evelyn Kell (23:59.73) and Lily Westrate (62nd, 24:10.08).

Team scores for the event were: Mt. Vernon 38, Roncalli 38, Fishers 59, New Palestine 138, Franklin Central 164, Richmond 170, Mooresville 174, Shelbyville 189.

Both Mt. Vernon and New Palestine will return to the same course Saturday to compete in the Hoosier Heritage Conference meet.

Cougars win varsity invite

Greenfield-Central’s girls cross country team was victorious in the varsity invitational race of the FlashRock Invitational held at Carmel’s Northview Christian Church Saturday.

Greenfield-Central’s team score of 78 outdistanced second-place Park Tudor with 98.

The Cougars were led by a No. 2-No. 3 finish from freshman Josie Kinnaman (19:42.9) and junior Lexie Copeland (19:55.7).

It was the first time Copeland had broken the 20-minute mark. She is just the fourth runner in school history to run a 5K in under 20 minutes.

Cass’s Aftin Griffin won the race in 19:29.3.

Other Greenfield-Central finishers included, Adalyn Cole (14, 21:47.60), Kendall Barrett (25, 22:28.6), Isabelle Hunt (35, 22:59.4), Taylor Cooksey (42, 23:19), and Emaline Capen (47, 23:29.9).

Other team scores included, Warren Central 101, Western Boone 139, Marion 148, Cass 161, Heritage Christian 182, Frankfort 202, Connersville 216, Lafayette Jefferson 246, Northeastern 265, Delta 268, Crawfordsville 292, Ben Davis 385.

Greenfield-Central will compete in the Hoosier Heritage Conference meet Saturday at Blue River Cross Country Course in Shelbyville.

Johnson wins 5K

Eastern Hancock freshman Sydney Johnson was the individual champion at Saturday’s Eastern Hancock Invitational.

Johnson was first among 17 runners with a 5K time of 22:18.7. Teammate Kaylee Swan was fifth in 24:01.77.

The Royals did not have enough competitors for a team score. Wisdom Builders won the team event.

Eastern Hancock will next race on Saturday at the Hope Heritage Day Classic hosted by Hauser High School.

Boys cross country

Cougars finish 5th at FlashRock

Greenfield-Central’s boys cross country team earned a fifth-place finish in the FlashRock Invitational Varsity Championship Race Saturday at Northview Christian Church in Carmel.

The Cougars had three runners in the top 10 led by a third-place finish in the 5K race from Chris Ross (15:27.5). Liam Brinkruff was ninth (15:38.4) and Carter Crouch placed 10th (15:51.1).

Freshmen Braylon Mumaugh and Henry Rahe were 51st and 52nd respectively with times of 16:47 and 16:48.5.

No. 1 ranked Carmel won the race with 79 points, edging Dublin Coffman of Ohio with 82 and No. 14 Warsaw with 83. No. 9 Hamilton Southeastern scored 108, three points better than G-C’s 111.

Other team scores were: Fort Wayne Concordia Lutheran 159, Center Grove 227, Brebeuf 268, Westfield 267, North Central 290, Guerin Catholic 302, Avon 318, Zionsville 325, Noblesville 357, Crawfordsville 427, Lebanon 481, East Central 496.

Brebeuf’s Cameron Todd was the individual winner in 14:58.1.

Greenfield-Central will compete in the Hoosier Heritage Conference meet Saturday at Blue River Cross Country Course in Shelbyville.

Marauders 2nd, Dragons 8th at Golden Bear

Mt. Vernon’s boys cross country team placed second and New Palestine finished eighth in the Golden Bear Invitational at Blue River Cross Country Course in Shelbyville Saturday.

No. 5 Fishers won the event with 24 points. The 21st-ranked Marauders scored 52. They were followed by Carmel 101, Roncalli 126, Richmond 128, Franklin Central 169, Mooresville 183, New Palestine 194, and Shelbyville 249.

Mt. Vernon was led by a fifth-place finish from Colin Strachman, who ran his 5K race in 16:14.46.

Teammate Xaiden Jenson was seventh in 16:17.71. Caden Cassada added a ninth-place race in 16:23.73. Others scoring for MV were Cooper Hunziker (12th, 16:29.42) and Brayden Strantz (20th, 16:45.76). Austin Baugh (32nd, 17:06.28) and Matthew Cousar (41st, 17:31.79) rounded out the Marauders top seven.

Jake Cooper led New Palestine runners with an 18th-place finish and time of 16:41.94. He was followed by Dragons Gavin Smith (45th, 17:40.17), Jacob Collins (54th, 18:09.54), Sam Ragsdale (58th, 18:26.19), Charlie Rigsbee (65th, 18:49.38), Ryan Cain (75th, 19:14.41) and Cody Lowe (78th, 19:30.08).

Fishers’ Sam Quagliaroli was the individual champion in 14:56.42.

Mt. Vernon and New Palestine will race Saturday in the Hoosier Heritage Conference meet at Shelbyville’s Blue River Cross Country Course.

Eastern wins invitational, Markley sets course record

Led by course record-breaker Preston Markley, Eastern Hancock won its own invitational Saturday.

The Royals scored 34 points to defeat Hagerstown (42), Wisdom Builders (60) and Anderson Preparatory Academy (87).

Markley ran his record-setting 5K race in 16:34.7. Brandon Metz was third in 17:07.53 and John Henry Gray placed fourth in 17:59.84.

Andrew Metz placed 12th (19:27.02) and Caden Powers finished 14th (19:29.38).

Eastern Hancock will compete Saturday in the Hope Heritage Day Classic hosted by Hauser High School.

Boys soccer

Dragons get key conference win at Delta

New Palestine’s boys soccer team defeated host Delta 5-1 Saturday.

With the win, the Dragons are 6-0 in Hoosier Heritage Conference play and remain in first place with just one league game remaining.

New Palestine (8-5, 6-0) got goals from Eli Martin, Kendall Steele, Cohen Wintin, Andon Colclazier and Cole Christopher (PK).

Tristan Kean, Paxton Holmes, Christopher and Steele had assists.

The Dragons host Carmel Thursday.

Mt. Vernon is runner-up in Marauder Classic

Mt. Vernon beat Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger on penalty kicks to earn a spot in the championship match, but lost 4-1 to East Central in the title game of the Marauder Classic Saturday.

Against Dwenger Saturday morning, Drew Lynch scored the lone regulation goal, assisted by Charlie Cole. Mt. Vernon outscored Dwenger 4-3 on penalty kicks to meet East Central later in the afternoon.

Against the Trojans, Brady Webber had the Marauders goal.

Mt. Vernon (7-4, 4-2) travels to Pendleton Heights (9-2-1, 3-0) Thursday for a Hoosier Heritage Conference match.

Boys tennis

Mt. Vernon finishes 2nd at Homestead Tournament

Mt. Vernon’s boys tennis team finished second at the Jimmy Clark Invitational hosted by Homestead High School Saturday.

Both Adam Koon (No. 1 singles) and Tate Cougill (No. 3 singles) were runners-up in their flights.

Ranked No. 5 in the state, Homestead won with 35 points. No. 24 Mt. Vernon scored 22, while No. 16 Munster and Northridge both had 21 points. No. 26 Penn was fifth with 19, followed by Concord 14, Leo 13, and Alexandria 0.

Mt. Vernon travels to New Palestine Wednesday.

Dragons defeat Tigers

New Palestine’s boys tennis team defeated Triton Central 5-0 Thursday.

Moses Haynes won his match at No. 1 singles 6-4, 6-2. Arjomand Khokhar was victorious at No. 2, 6-1, 6-1. Brady Torzewski made it a clean sweep in straight sets, at No. 3, with a 6-0, 6-2 triumph.

In doubles play, Max Havel and Joey McPike won 6-3, 1-6, 6-4 and Eli Sloan and Tyler Wilson won 6-3, 6-4.

New Palestine (8-4) travels to Richmond Monday.

Girls soccer

G-C ties in annual Kickin’ Cancer event

Greenfield-Central tied Class 2A No. 14 Batesville 1-1 in its annual Kickin’ Cancer match at the G-C Soccer Complex Saturday.

Ainsley Robinson, assisted by Carly Means, gave the Cougars a 1-0 first-half lead. With 11 minutes remaining in the match, Batesville evened the score on a penalty kick.

Greenfield-Central travels to New Castle Tuesday for a Hoosier Heritage Conference match.

New Pal loses to No. 10 Cathedral

New Palestine’s girls soccer team dropped to 6-4-1 on the season with an 8-1 loss, at home, to Class 3A No. 10 Cathedral (7-4-2) Saturday.

Hannah Sund had New Palestine’s goal.

The Dragons are back in action Monday with a home contest against Franklin.