Prep roundup: Marauders softball wins HHC game


Staff report

Mt. Vernon scored at least one run in each of its four at-bats and defeated New Castle 11-0 in the first Hoosier Heritage Conference softball game of the season.

The Marauders are 3-4 overall and 1-0 in the HHC. New Castle is 1-6 overall and 0-2 in the conference.

Mt. Vernon scored six first-inning runs, had one each in the second and third innings and finished with three in the fourth inning.

Shelby Rakosky had four hits, including two triples and a double and drove in four. Ainsley Baer had two hits, including a triple and added an RBI. Mikayla Oger had two hits and two RBI.

Rakosky was strong in the circle, too. She threw 3.1 innings and gave up just one hit, while striking out three. Amelia Anderson threw 1.2 innings and did not give up a hit.

Mt. Vernon travels to Frankton (4-2) Tuesday.

Dragons improve to 3-0

New Palestine’s softball team trailed 1-0 after the first inning, but rallied for the next six runs of the game to defeat visiting Westfield 6-1 Monday.

The Dragons are 3-0 on the season.

Paige Ernstes had a home run and two RBI. Allie Blum had two doubles and two RBI. Reese Rosenbaum had a double and an RBI. Sydney Oliver also had a double. Katie Hirschy had a hit and an RBI.

Blum and Jersi Gross scored two runs each.

Courtney Study and Sadey Hughbanks combined efforts in the circle. Study started and got the win. She threw four innings and gave up one earned run and struck out two. Hughbanks did not give up a hit in three innings of relief. She got the save and had three strikeouts.

New Palestine begins Hoosier Heritage Conference play at Yorktown (2-1, 0-1) Tuesday.

Big first inning leads to big win for Cougars

Greenfield-Central’s softball team scored nine runs in the first inning and went on to defeat host Danville 14-1, Monday.

Charlotte Riehle got the Cougars off to a quick start with a two-run double. Josie White had a three-run triple, one of her two triples on the night.

Allison Hornaday, Makenna Rankins, LeiLeanna Faitele and Kristen Wineinger each had RBI-singles in the inning.

Wineinger went 3-for-3 with two runs and three RBI. White scored three runs. Rankins had two hits and scored twice.

Freshman pitcher Addie Heacox went the distance for her first high school win. She allowed four hits, one earned run and had three strikeouts.

Greenfield-Central (3-3) hosts Madison-Grant (2-3) Tuesday.

Eastern beats No. 7 Hauser

Eastern Hancock beat Class 2A No. 7 Hauser, on the road, 5-2, Monday.

Brooklyn Willis had two hits and a solo home run. Addisyn Trackwell had two hits, including a triple. Lilli Ringer had two hits with a triple. Cameron Spegal had a hit and two RBI. Sammie Bolding and Emily Hodges each had a hit and RBI.

McKenna Stewart picked up the win. She pitched five innings and struck out six. She gave up three hits and one unearned run. Tatem Adams threw the final two innings to pick up a save. She gave up two hits, had two strikeouts and gave up an unearned run.

Eastern Hancock (3-1, 1-0) plays host to Mid-Eastern Conference foe Cowan (0-8, 0-2) Tuesday.

Boys track and field

Eastern wins 3-way at Centerville

Eastern Hancock’s boys track and field team won a three-way meet Monday at Centerville.

The Royals won with 69 points. Centerville followed with 61 and Tri scored 26.

Aaron Redmon won the 400-meter dash (53 seconds). John Henry Gray took top honors in the 800 (2-minutes, 5-seconds). Preston Markley earned a victory in the 1600 (4:40) and Brandon Metz was first in the 3200 (10:47.0).

Hayden Jackson swept the hurdles (110, 16.1 seconds; 300, 42.6 seconds). The Royals were also victorious in the 4×800 relay (8:50).

In field events, Jackson won the long jump with a distance of 19-feet, 7-inches.

Eastern Hancock returns to action Wednesday at North Decatur.

Cougars second at Southport

Greenfield-Central’s boys track and field team finished second of four teams in a meet at Southport High School Monday.

The Cougars scored 46 points. Lawrence North won the event. Southport was third and Pendleton Heights placed fourth.

G-C won four of five field events. Reese Hill swept the throws with victories in the shot put (48-feet, 8-inches) and discus (136-feet). Elliot Ryba won the high jump (6-7) and Kirk Knecht was first in the long jump (20-8)

The Cougars added a win in the 4×100-meter relay (42.99 seconds) with the group of Austin Kincer, Jalen Stuckey, Aaron Lee and Knecht.

Greenfield-Central will compete at Speedway Wednesday.


G-C loses at Fishers

Greenfield-Central’s baseball team lost 9-3 at Fishers Monday.

Fishers led 4-2 and broke the game wide open with a five-run fifth inning.

Greenfield-Central committed six errors.

The Cougars had five hits. Frosh Jacob Welch had two. Karson Gantt drove in two runs. Landon Brooks had a double and an RBI.

Kyle Oden and Dylan Luther also had hits.

Freshman Gavin Markus was the losing pitcher. He threw three innings, gave up four hits and two earned runs. He had one strike out.

Only two Fishers runs were earned.

Greenfield-Central (4-2, 2-0) returns to action and Hoosier Heritage Conference play with a home game Tuesday against Yorktown (3-4, 2-4).

Girls track and field

Royals finish second

The Eastern Hancock girls track and field team finished second in a three-team meet at Centerville Monday.

Host Centerville won with 70 points. Eastern Hancock had 55 and Tri scored 31.

For Eastern Hancock, Ellie Meyer won the 200-meter dash (28 seconds) and high jump (5-feet, 2-inches). Bella Sotelo won the 100 hurdles (15 seconds) and 300 hurdles (46.2 seconds). Alexandria Saaverda was first in the long jump (13-feet, 8.5-inches).

Kassie Peavler, Meyer, Sydney Springman and Sotelo won the 4×100-meter relay in 52.7 seconds.

Eastern Hancock returns to action Wednesday at North Decatur.

Girls tennis

G-C downs Warren

Greenfield-Central’s girls tennis team defeated visiting Warren Central 3-2 Monday.

The No. 1 doubles team of Lauren Haffner and Tanessa O’Neal, after dropping the first set, got the deciding point with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory.

The No. 2 doubles team of Kaydence Ham and Anna McQueeney won 6-2, 6-3. Hallie Smith won at No. 3 singles 6-2, 6-4.

At No. 1 singles, Madi Succaw lost 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (4). At No. 2, Kate Gilkison was defeated 6-2, 6-4.

Greenfield-Central (2-0) travels to Lapel Tuesday.

Boys golf

Dragons beat Tigers

New Palestine’s boys golf team defeated Triton Central 179-188 Monday.

NP’s Josiah Kissel was match medalist with a 39.

New Palestine is back in action Tuesday at Hawk’s Tail Golf Course against Franklin Central.