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Sports Briefs

Boys Tennis

Tri 4, Hagerstown 1

The visiting Titans defeated the Tri-Eastern Conference opponent Tigers Thursday evening to improve to 2-4 for the season.

In singles action, Tri’s Kyle Falck defeated Hagerstown’s Jayden Bussell at No. 1 singles 6-0, 6-2. The Titans’ Dillon Stevens played his best match of the year and won over Hagerstown’s Mason Pruitt at No. 2 singles 6-1, 6-0. At No. 3 singles, Tri’s Adam Glaze, despite playing a solid match, was defeated by Gabe Warvel 2-6, 2-6.

In doubles action, the Titans swept both flights by playing some of their best tennis of the season. At  No. 1 doubles, Tri’s Isaiah Steel and Jarod Stevens defeated Hagerstown’s Eli Richards and Jacob Henley 6-1, 6-1. Rounding out the night, the Titans’ No. 2 doubles team of Dylan Mofield and Peyton Robertson defeated the Tiger team of Nick Habansky and Brendan Smith 6-1, 6-1.

Tri hosts Union City on Tuesday.

New Palestine 4, Shenandoah 1

The Raiders hosted the Dragons Thursday evening and lost four of five flights.

Shenandoah’s point came from lefty sophomore Clay Conner at No. 3 singles, who bounced back from a 1-6 first-set loss to win two straight sets 6-3 and a 10-5 pro-set. The other Raider players lost in straight sets.

Shenandoah competes in the Mid-Eastern Conference Tournament today at Eastern Hancock.

Girls Golf

Wapahani 186, Blue River Valley 211, Rushville 227

The Viking girls finished second in a three-way meet hosted by Wapahani Wednesday evening which also included the Lions. The host Raiders’ Hood was medalist with a 43.

Blue River was led by senior golfer Nakayla Witham who carded a 47. Other scores for the Vikings were Samantha Webb 51, Anna Hollingsworth 56, and Jessie Lanzer 57.

“All of our team members showed marked improvement in Wednesday’s contest,” Blue River Coach John Mawk stated.

Blue River competes in the Mid-Eastern Conference Tournament today at Maplewood Golf Course starting at 1 p.m.

Muncie Central 194, New Castle 202

The Trojan girls traveled north Thursday evening for a match with the host Bearcats and lost by eight strokes.

New Castle’s Macayla McGowan was the meet runner-up with a score of 47. The other Trojan girls all shot within three strokes of each other for an improved team effort. Faith Firle carded a 50, Maggie Lewis shot a 52, and Lylah Hutson had a 53.

“We had a good team effort but fell short against Muncie Centralm” New Castle Coach Jill Leversedge stated. “As we enter the last third of their season, our girls continue to lower their scores and show mental perseverance. This all leads to a promising finish of the season. The beat is yet to come.”

New Castle plays its final home meet Wednesday evening against Hagerstown and Rushville at Westwood Golf Club.

Eastern Hancock 196, Wapahani 200, Shenandoah 207

The Shenandoah girls came in third in a three-way golf meet they hosted Thursday evening at Tri-County Golf Club.

Shenandoah’s Katie Craig was medalist for the meet by shooting a 44. Other scores for Shenandoah were Elena Fries 52, Kathryn Perry 54, Rachel Soden 57, and Danielle Bryant 60.

Girls Soccer

New Palestine 4, New Castle 0

The Trojan girls went on the road Thursday night and fell to the host Dragons to drop to 0-2 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference and 0-4 for the season.

New Castle had goal-scoring opportunities but were not able to convert them. Mackenzie Bridgeman had a great game in goal tallying 10+ saves

Sarah Gerth led the team in shots with three.

The Trojans continue their three-week road swing Tuesday at Yorktown for another HHC contest.


Knightstown 3, Anderson Prep Academy 0

The Panthers hosted the Jets Thursday night and swept past them in three sets 25-9, 25-14, 25-19 to improve to 4-2 for the season.

Knightstown took the opportunity in sets two and three to experiment with new lineups and new offensive systems, systems that still need some work. Trinidie Newby was on fire in all three sets, tallying 10 kills (hitting average 0.529) and four blocks.

Other leaders for the Panthers were Gwen Dyer with 27 assists, three aces, and two blocks; Paige Personett with seven kills and an ace; Rena’ Witham with seven kills, an assist, and 16 digs; Alyssa Northern with five kills and two aces; Cara Mullen with 11 digs; Katie Clark with three digs, an ace, and an assist; Alicia Knapp with two blocks; and Avery Bever with two kills.

The Panthers travel to Selma today for the Wapahani Invitational.

Frankton 3, Shenandoah 0

The Raiders traveled to Madison County Thursday night and were swept by the host Eagles in three sets 20-25, 21-25, 11-25.

The loss ended a seven-match winning streak for Shenandoah as its record dropped to 7-2.

The Raiders play in the Wapahani Invitational today.

Junior High/Middle School Volleyball

New Castle 2, Muncie North 0

The Trojan 8th-graders traveled north Thursday evening and swept past host Northside 25-15, 25-4.

The Player of the Match for New Castle was Mattie Vaught, who had a solid defensive game as the libero while adding two service aces and two kills.

Also for the Trojans, Ella Young had seven kills and four service aces, Teagan Brown had four kills and a service ace, and Peyton Dolce added three kills and two service aces.

Today’s Sports Events

Boys Tennis: MEC Tournament at Eastern Hancock 9 a.m.

Cross Country: Blue River Valley, Hagerstown, Knightstown, New Castle, Shenandoah, and Tri at Rushville Invitational 9 a.m.

Girls Golf: MEC Meet at Maplewood Golf Course in Muncie 1 p.m.

Girls Golf: Wayne County Tournament at Highland Lake GC 1 p.m.

Volleyball: Richmond and Triton Central at Hagerstown 1 p.m.

Volleyball: Knightstown and Shenandoah at Wapahani Invitational 9 a.m.

Volleyball: New Castle at Noblesville 11 a.m.

Monday’s Sports Events

Labor Day; None scheduled

Tuesday’s Sports Events

Boys Soccer: Knightstown at Wapahani 6:30 p.m.

Boys Soccer: Yorktown at New Castle 7 p.m.

Boys Tennis: Eastern Hancock at Hagerstown 5 p.m.

Boys Tennis: Knightstown at Centerville 5 p.m.

Boys Tennis: Shenandoah at Northeastern 5 p.m.

Boys Tennis: Union City at Tri 5 p.m.

Cross Country: Hagerstown, Monroe Central, and Union County at Cowan 6 p.m.

Cross Country: Shenandoah in Wapahani Invitational at Prairie Creek Reservoir 5 p.m.

Girls Golf: Shenandoah at Blue River Valley 4:30 p.m.

Girls Golf: Hagerstown at Union County 5 p.m.

Girls Golf: Greensburg and Rushville at Knightstown 4:30 p.m.

Girls Soccer: Knightstown at Muncie Burris 5 p.m.

Girls Soccer: New Castle at Yorktown 7 p.m.

Volleyball: Centerville at Blue River Valley 6 p.m.

Volleyball: Monroe Central at Hagerstown 7:30 p.m.

Volleyball: Knightstown at Irvington Prep Academy 6 p.m.

Volleyball: Connersville at New Castle 7 p.m.