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Saturday county roundup: G-C/NP win in CC, McCoy sets G-C record, tennis champs

August 27, 2012
Hancock County Sports

Boys tennis

Cougars win Triton Central Invitational: Greenfield-Central won the Triton Central Invitational tennis title Saturday morning, winning all five flights to total 35 points. Knightstown was second with 13, Triton Central third with 12.

Every match the Cougars won was in straight sets.

At No. 1 singles, Dakota Smith beat Morristown's Bryce Carlton 6-0, 6-0 and Triton Central's Jacob Robinson 6-1, 6-1. At No. 2 singles, Chris Kersey defeated Triton Central's Hank McKnight 6-2, 6-0 and Knightstown's R. Angel 6-0, 6-1. At No. 3 singles, Brandon Hull won by default in the first round, then beat Triton Central's Caleb Steele 6-3, 6-4 for the title. At No. 1 doubles, Max Holtzclaw/Jake Kauth won 6-0, 6-0 over Triton Central and 6-0, 6-0 over Knightstown. At No. 2 doubles, Luke Vowell/Bailey Hull won 6-0, 6-1 over Triton Central and 6-0, 6-1 over Knightstown.

"I was really happy with our mental toughness today," G-C coach Jeff Sincroft said. "We played like the strongest team in the tournament, and with three new varsity players that was an encouraging sign. Everyone took steps forward today, and I was proud of how they played."

G-C next plays Tuesday at home against Delta.

Marauders win Muncie Central Invitational: Mt. Vernon went 3-0 on the day to win the Muncie Central Invitational championship.

The Marauders beat Jay County and Muncie Central 5-0 in the opening two rounds, then beat Bluffton 4-1 in the final round.

Bryce Bobb and Ben Bobb went unbeaten at No. 1 and No. 2 singles. MV's doubles teams of Chandler Hines/Andrew Noble and Matt Hayes/Mark Alvarado all went undefeated on the day.

The Marauders are now 4-1 on the year. They play Monday at Chatard.

Girls soccer

Greenfield-Central 7, Decatur Central 0: G-C's Sammie McCoy set a school record by scoring seven goals in the Cougars' victory -- tallying all of the scoring in a shutout win. 

Rachel Berish had two assists. Alli Frazier and Abbey Schulz also had assists for the Cougars. Katie Peters made three saves for the shutout in goal.

G-C is now 3-2 on the year and travels to Connersville for a Monday match.

Boys soccer

New Palestine 1, Lawrence Central 1: The Dragons and Bears fought to a draw in the Saturday-afternoon contest at LC.

The Bears' Gustavo Sanchez scored late in the first half to give LC a lead, which held up into the second half. But the Dragons' Alex Thomas netted his second goal in as many games in the second half, assisted by Brandt Basaran. That game-tying goal set the final result.

"A typical Saturday afternoon game for us," NP coach Bobby Holden said. "We struggled playing well together and were fortunate to come out with a draw. Looking to go forward and move on from this game."

NP is now 2-1-1 on the year. The Dragons host Mt. Vernon on Tuesday in a game that will be broadcast at HancockCountySports.com.

Cross country

Cougars win Rushville Invitational title: For the second time in as many weeks, Greenfield-Central won a cross country championship, this time the boys Rushville Invitational title. 

G-C had 68 points to best East Central (78) and Northview (96) among the nine-team field. G-C placed its runners close together in the standings, led by ninth-place Syrus Fletcher (18:35), who was three seconds and one spot ahead of teammate Scott Hale.

Taylor Wright was 15th, Luke Shambaugh 16th and Jason LaFord 18th for the Cougars. Northview's Nic Yocum won in 16:54.

G-C's girls placed third with 92 points. The Cougars were led by Kara Purvis, who finished eighth in 22:29. Nikki Stephenson was 17th, Emily Dupnick 20th, Rebecca Flora 24th and Claire Talbott 32nd. Franklin Central won with 39 points, Connersville was second of nine teams with 85.

Eagleson/Dodd win Noblesville Hokum Karum, Dragons place 4th: New Palestine runners Seth Eagleson and Austin Dodd teamed up to win the Noblesville Hokum Karum title in the small school division.

The Hokum Karum format is a cross country relay race, with combined times helping determine the team finish. The top three teams of two runners each from each school count toward the team score.

Eagleson & Dodd won with a total time of 30:42.

"Seth and Austin had a great day working together as a team and won in a very competive race," NP coach Daniel Weimer said. "This will give them great confidence to carry throughout the season.  I am extremely proud of their effort today."

The Dragon boys finished fourth overall in the small school division, with Dominic Basciano/Riley Wilson finishing 16th and Sam Jones/Kevin Laetsch 21st.

The NP girls also placed fourth, placing five teams in the top 20. Bailey Wallace/Sarah Schwartz finished fifth, Emily Trimpe/Natalie Shields 10th, Marissa Crosby/Kayla Medaris 15th, Caroline Voelz/Chloe Kirchner 18th and Izzy Fleetwood/Maddie Waggoner 19th.


NP at Lawrence Central Invitational: New Palestine dropped all three matches at Saturday's Lawrence Central Invitational. They extended Heritage Christian to three games in the opening round before falling 25-17, 19-25, 15-11. In the second match, they fell to host Lawrence Central 25-13, 25-17. Culver Military defeated the Dragons 25-21, 25-18 in the day's final match. 

New Palestine (2-5) plays Tuesday at home against Zionsville before visiting Greenfield-Central on Thursday. The G-C match will be broadcat by HancockCountySports.com.

Monday's schedule

Girls golf: Rushville at Greenfield-Central, 5 p.m.

Boys tennis: Mt. Vernon at Chatard, 4:30 p.m.

Boys tennis: Eastern Hancock at Indian Creek, 5 p.m.

Girls soccer: Greenfield-Central at Connersville, 5:30 p.m.

Girls soccer: Rushville at Mt. Vernon, 5/7 p.m.

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