Prep roundup: Dragons win with balanced attack


New Palestine’s Nyla Lewis attack in a match last season against Yorktown. On Monday, Lewis had a team-high 12 kills in a win over Mooresville.

Tom Russo | Daily Reporter

Staff report

Six players had multiple kills to lead the New Palestine volleyball team to a 3-0 victory over visiting Mooresville (9-10) Monday.

The Dragons won by set scores of 25-13, 25-17 and 25-13 to improve to 16-3 on the season.

“The team came out strong and got early leads in each set. (Setter) Sam (Gooding) set a very balanced offense with many players scoring tonight,” New Palestine coach Kelli Gabehart said.

Gooding had 33 assists and seven digs.

Nyla Lewis led in kills with 12. Rachel Burke had nine and Josie Corbett followed with seven. Natalie Sevier had five successful attacks. Bella Brownfield added four and Hayden Ramsey finished three.

Azure Flagle had a team-high 21 digs. Makaeli Johnson had nine and Kyndra Monteith had seven. Brownfield added six.

Brownfield also had five services aces. Johnson had two aces.

Ramsey and Brownfield had two blocks each.

“Nyla had a great game,” Gabehart said. “She was reading the court very well. Azure, Makaeli, and Kyndra were strong defensively tonight. We are looking forward to some practice time this week to prepare for a tough New Castle squad (Thursday).”

The Dragons are 1-2 in Hoosier Heritage Conference matches. New Castle is 16-5 overall and 3-1 in the conference.

Royals win conference match

After dropping the first set, Eastern Hancock’s volleyball team rallied for a 3-1 Mid-Eastern Conference victory at Cowan Monday.

The Royals won by set scores of 20-25, 25-12, 25-21, 25-19 to improve to 12-5 overall and 5-2 in the MEC. Cowan dropped to 6-10 and 2-3.

Eastern Hancock plays host to Tri Wednesday.

Cougars get 15th win

Greenfield-Central’s volleyball team defeated Lawrence Central 3-0 at home Monday.

The Cougars improved to 15-3 on the season with set victories of 25-13, 25-13, 25-15. Lawrence Central dropped to 2-13.

Greenfield-Central travels to No. 3 Yorktown for a Hoosier Heritage Conference match Wednesday.

The Cougars are 3-2 in HHC contests. Yorktown (15-4) leads the league with a 5-0 mark.

Girls soccer

Marauders get road win

Class 3A No. 20 Mt. Vernon defeated Class 2A No. 15 Batesville 3-0 Monday in Batesville.

The Marauders got goals from Kylie Brandes, Mattie Isger and Hannah Monroe. Addison Lockwood and Taylor Bastin recorded assists.

The Marauders are 8-4 overall. Batesville dropped to 8-2-1.

Mt. Vernon hosts Delta Saturday.

Dragons win on Senior Night

On Senior Night, New Palestine (7-4-1) defeated Franklin (2-8-2) 5-1 Monday.

Tylar Whitaker had two goals. Allie Blum, Kansas Spicer and Nevaeh Gebhart each had one.

Unbeaten in Hoosier Heritage Conference play, the Dragons travel to Pendleton Heights Wednesday.

New Palestine is 4-0 in HHC play and have a one-half game lead over both Pendleton Heights (4-1) and Mt. Vernon (4-1).

Boys tennis

Cougars lose battle of ranked foes

The No. 29 Greenfield-Central boys tennis team lost 4-1 to visiting No. 19 Whiteland Monday.

The Cougars lone victory came from the No. 1 singles team ofLuke Sitzman and CJ Michalek.

Greenfield-Central travels to Greenwood Tuesday.

New Pal defeats Richmond

New Palestine’s boys tennis team picked up a 5-0 win over Richmond, at home, Monday.

The Dragons play host to Mt. Vernon Wednesday.