New Castle 3, Lawrence Central 2
The Trojans hosted the Bears Saturday morning and defeated them by a point to improve to 11-3 for the season.
In singles play for New Castle, Trent Alfrey won 6-2, 6-4 at No. 1; Sam Underhill lost 2-6, 5-7 at No. 2; and James Harris won 6-1, 6-4 at No. 3.
In doubles action for the Trojans, Sam Maddy and Braylon Cornwell lost 2-6, 6-7 (4) at No. 1, and Vincent Farris and Leo Underhill won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 2.
“It was a great Homecoming match for the Trojans as we took on a tough team from Lawrence Central and came out with a 3-2 win,” New Castle Head Coach Curt Huntley stated. The No. 2 doubles team of freshmen Vincent Farris and Leo Underhill set the tone early with a quick win. No. 1 singles Trent Alfrey and No. 3 singles James Harris both followed, winning shortly after to put the match away. Sam Underhill lost a close match at No. 2 singles, and Sam Maddy and Braylon Cornwell also lost a close match at No. 1 doubles.
The New Castle junior varsity won 3-1. Winners for the Trojans were Caden Blackford and Matt Hastings in singles and the doubles team of Jake Jenkins and Clayton Smith.
New Castle hosted Connersville Monday evening.
Centerville 4, New Castle 0
The Trojan girls traveled to the center of Wayne County Thursday evening and were shut out by the host Bulldogs to drop to 0-6-1 for the season.
New Castle played at New Palestine Monday evening in a Hoosier Heritage Conference game.
Tigers run at Jac-Cen-Del Invite
The Hagerstown High School boys abd girls traveled to Osgood Saturday for the 45th Annual Jac-Cen-Del Invitational.
The Tiger boys won the team title, and the Hagerstown girls placed fifth among 10 schools competing.
Quaid Mull led the Tiger boys, winning the individual championship in a time of 17:00.6. Quentin Osborne finished second (17:22), Joey Auker ninth (18:16), Kaden Young tenth (18:19), Carter Jenkins 13th (18:32), Ryan Hill 25th (19:59), and Brady Stinson 47th (21:50).
“All of our boys who participated in the race ran personal or season-best times, and also the best of the year,” Hagerstown Head Coach Kent Gray stated.
Currently ranked sixth in the Small School State Poll, the Tiger boys have a cumulative record of 67-5 after five races.
The Hagerstown girls, currently 42-26, also posted their best team average of the season at 25:33. Like the boys, all six girls who competed posted season or personal bests.
The Tigers’ Ava Moore was again in the top spot for HHS by placing 12th. Jenna Smith finished 19th, Logan Klein 20th, Zoe Meek 23rd, Delaney Oliger 37th, and Madelynn Ward 38th.
The top five boys’ team scores were Hagerstown 35, Southwestern (Hanover) 108, Rising Sun 111, South Decatur 119, and South Ripley 126.
The top five girls’ team scores were Switzerland County 22, South Ripley 77, Southwestern (Hanover) 100, Jac-Cen-Del 104, and Hagerstown 111.
Tri 55, Wes-Del 27
The Titans hosted the Warriors Friday night and defeated them by 28 points to improve to 3-1 for the season.
Tri travels to undefeated Centerville Friday night for a big Tri-Eastern Conference battle.
Union County 27, Hagerstown 12
The Tigers traveled to Liberty Friday night and lost to the host Patriots by 15 points to slip to a record of 1-2 both in the Tri-Eastern Conference and overall.
Hagerstown scored its two touchdowns on a Mason Romack run and a 53-yard pass from quarterback Kayne Ervin to Aiden Grover.
Ervin was 8-15-0 throwing the football for 151 yards and the TD. Five different receivers caught the passes. The Tigers rushed for 99 yards, led by Collin Beaty with 38 and Ervin 31.
Four Hagerstown players recorded double digits in tackles. Peyton Meyer led the way with 15, followed by Riley Gross and Dylan Bryant with 11 apiece, and Romack had 10. Bryant had a QB sack.
The Tigers host rival Cambridge City Lincoln this Friday night in another TEC game if the Golden Eagles have enough players to compete.
Union City 62, Knightstown 0
The Panthers hosted the Indians Friday night in a TEC game and absorbed their worst-ever loss at Don Willard Field.
Knightstown dropped to 0-4 in both the conference and overall and travels to nearby Eastern Hancock this coming Friday night for the annual Anvil and Plow trophy game.
New Castle competes at HHC meet
The Trojan girls golf team traveled to the Albany Country Club Saturday to compete in the Hoosier Heritage Conference Meet that was hosted by Delta.
Due to COVID-19 quarantine, New Castle had only two golfers for the 18-hole tournament. The Trojans’ Addi McGowan shot 113 and Lydia Hines 118.
The medalist for the HHC Meet was Alaina Nugent from Mt. Vernon (Fortville) with an 18-hole score of 79.
Also in matches last week, Addi McGowan was the only Trojan to compete against host Wapahani Tuesday evening at Cardinal Hills and shot 57 for nine holes.
A trio of Raider players shot 48 apiece for tri-medalist honors.
New Castle competed against Muncie Central and host Richmond Thursday evening at Richmond Elks Country Club. In that three-way meet, Addi McGowan shot 52 for the Trojans and freshman Lydia Hines 62. The medalist was the Red Devils’ Esther Etheivgton with a 41 for nine holes.
“Elie Horak should be back for our final two events this week,” New Castle Head Coach Jay Cook stated. “We play at home Wednesday against Hagerstown and Friday in the sectional at Liberty.”