Delta 1, New Castle 0
The Trojans hosted the Eagles Thursday night at Neal Field for a Hoosier Heritage Conference game, and continued to struggle scoring goals as they were shut out again.
New Castle slipped to 0-4 in the HHC and 1-6-1 for the season.
The Trojan defense continued to play well, giving up just one goal in the first half to Delta senior Zion Griffis. New Castle goal keeper Andrew Christman recorded eight saves.
The Trojans had six shots in the contest, three on-goal. Tony Yousak had two shots on-goal, Isaac French had one shot on-goal, Ian Thurlow had two shots, and Merrick Lawson one.
New Castle travels to Muncie Burris Tuesday evening.
New Castle 4, Rushville 1
Thursday evening, the Trojans hosted the Lions, who traveled north sporting a 9-0 record and a No. 4 ranking in the district.
New Castle handed Rushville its first loss of the season, winning two of three singles flights and both doubles flights to improve to 10-3 for the season.
With Homecoming on Saturday, several alumni already were back in town and Phil Stinson was the Trojans’ honorary team captain and announced the starting lineup for the match during team introductions. Stinson was a member of the first-ever boys tennis team in 1959 and graduated in the class of 1960.
In singles for New Castle, Trent Alfrey won 6-1, 6-3 at No. 1; Sam Underhill lost 1-6, 2-6 at No. 2; and James Harris won 6-0, 6-3 at No. 3.
In doubles action for the Trojans, Sam Maddy and Braylon Cornwell won 6-4, 6-2 at No. 1, and Vincent Farris and Leo Underhill won 6-1, 6–1 at No. 2.
The New Castle junior varsity also picked up a 4-0 victory. Winners were Caden Blackford and Matt Hastings in singles and the doubles teams of Jake Jenkins/Clayton Smith and Drew Coy/Tyler Bennett.
“It was a special night on Thursday as we faced a tough challenge in Rushville,” New Castle Head Coach Curt Huntley stated. “But we played a tremendous match up and down the lineup with the four winning courts not dropping a set. I can’t say enough about how hard these guys play and how much joy I have coaching this team.”
The Trojans host Lawrence Central today (Saturday) for a Homecoming match on the NCHS courts starting at 9 a.m.
Waldron 3, Knightstown 0
The Panthers hosted the Mohawks on Thursday, Sept. 2 and were swept by the visitors in three sets 22-25, 15-25, 11-25.
For Knightstown, Gwen Dyer had 16 assists, four digs, and three blocks; Paige Personett had six kills, a dig, and an ace; Brookelynn Snyder had five kills and three blocks; and Avery Bever had four kills and two digs.
Also for the Panthers, Alicia Knapp had two blocks, two digs, and two kills; Breanna Ramsey had four digs and an assist; and Jalyn Kopp had two digs and an assist.
Knightstown 3, Irvington Prep Academy 0
On Tuesday, Aug. 31, the Panthers traveled to Indianapolis and swept past host Irvington Prep 25-6, 25-7, 25-13.
For Knightstown, Gwen Dyer had 10 aces, two blocks, two digs, two kills, and 20 assists; Paige Personett had eight kills and an assist; and Avery Bever had two aces, a dig, and six kills.
Also for the Panthers, Grace Jones had four aces; Brookelynn Snyder had two aces and four kills; and Teagan Yoder added three kills.
Jr. High/Middle School Volleyball
New Castle 2, Dennis David Worth 0 (7th)
The 7th-grade Trojans traveled to Richmond Thursday evening and swept past host Dennis David Worth in straight sets 25-3, 25-15 to improve to a record of 11-1 for the season.
For New Castle, Bethany Ring finished the match with 10 service aces, three kills, and three assists. Cadence Armacost contributed seven aces and a kill. Marley Fraszier added five aces and a kill.
Also for the Trojans, Alana Orr had two service aces and a defensive dig, Emma Harris added two kills and two assists, and Delaney Ryan finished the match with great net play and recorded two kills.
New Castle begins its most competitive latter part of their season when it travels to Delta Middle School next Wednesday for a match with a starting time of 5:30 p.m.