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Thursday county wrap: EH girls beat Tri; G-C/NP split swim meet

January 25, 2013
Hancock County Sports

Girls basketball

Eastern Hancock 51, Tri 44: Eastern Hancock's girls basketball team improved to 14-4 on the year with a victory over Tri.

Kiersten Schrope nearly hit a triple-double, as she had 12 points, 10 rebounds and nine steals. She also had six assists. Hannah Best had 10 points for the Royals. Lauren Harmon scored eight. Kristen Eischen had seven points and seven boards.

EH led 13-7 after a quarter, but Tri roared back in the second to take a 29-27 lead at the half, and maintain it at 38-37 after three. The Royals outscored Tri 14-6 in the final stanza.

The Royals will play their home finale Saturday against Hauser with a 3:30 p.m. varsity tipoff. EH will conclude regular-season play on Jan. 31 at Centerville.


Cougars, Dragons split: Greenfield-Central and New Palestine split a dual meet on Thursday, with G-C's boys winning 127-59 and the NP girls winning a close 92-88 race.

In the boys event, the Cougars swam an entirely underclassman team. G-C winners were Drew Logan in the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle, Kody Garcia in the 200 IM, Nathan Graber in diving, Spencer Young in the 100 butterfly, Jacob Keener in the 100 backstroke, the 200 medley relay of Keener, Jordan Cermak, Young and Graber, the 200 free relay of Cermak, Brenden Gill, Graber and Logan, and the 400 free relay of Logan, Gill, Blake Carlton and Keener.

"The seniors took a bold step in trust as they challenged the rest of the team to step up and swim without them tonight," G-C coach Mark Logan said. "It was a strong statement to give them the confidence to continue the legacy of success."

NP winners were Grant Gish in the 100 freestyle and Chris Dodd in the 100 breaststroke. On Senior Night, the Dragons' seniors were allowed to choose their own events and the relay teams. Individual seconds for the NP boys went to Gish in the 200 freestyle and Luke Steigerwalt in the 100 butterfly.

In the girls event, NP got wins from Hannah Ayer in diving, Erin Trimpe in the 100 butterfly, Emily Trimpe in the 100 freestyle, Claire Hornsby in the 100 breaststroke and the 200 medley relay team of Megan Prosser, Emily Trimpe, Lily Horn and Katie Mustard. Seconds went to Emily Trimpe in the 200 freestyle, Addison Virt in the 200 IM, Megan Prosser in the 50 freestyle, Shannon Jones in diving, Rachel Wineman in the 100 freestyle and Katie Mustard in the 500 freestyle.

G-C's Carly Fernandes broke both the 200 and 500 freestyle school records, winning both events. She swam the 200 in 1:57.80 and the 500 in 5:15.41. Other winners for G-C were Taylor Johnson in the 200 IM and 100 backstroke, Holly Curry in the 50 freestyle the 200 free relay of Johnson, Curry, Taylor Cermak and Fernandes, and the 400 free relay of Johnson, Cermak, Taylor Young and Fernandes.

For NP, Lily Horn (200 MR, 100 freestyle), Kenzie Wells (200 IM), Megan Prosser (50 free), Becca Digney (100 butterfly), Alex Jacobs (100 back), Mallory Horn (100 back), Claire Hornsby (100 breast), Megan Young (100 breast) and Rose Aldrett (400 free relay) all set lifetime bests. Addison Virt (200 MR), Kara Mustard (200 MR), Katie Mustard (500 free), Prosser (500 free), Claire Hornsby (200 free relay) set season bests.

Also for the Dragons, Wes Virt (200 MR), Matthew Taylor-Smith (200 MR, 500 free), Todd Horn (200 IM), Cord Baird (200 free relay), Jake Mitchell (100 back), Parker Horn (400 FR) and Luke Reed (400 FR) set lifetime bests.


Dragons improve to 6-0: New Palestine's gymnastics team stayed perfect with a three-way win over Roncalli and Tindley. The Dragons scored 100.575 points, to Roncalli's 97.45 and Tindley's 35.35.

NP's Kenzi Hoffman was the all-around winner (34.025). She won on vault (8.75) and balance beam (8.65). She was fourth on bars and floor.

Shelly Huesman was fourth in all-around. She was fifth on vault, third on uneven bars and fifth on floor. Ciarra Hough was seventh in all-around. She was ninth on vault and eighth on floor.

Kaytlin Fee was the Dragons' other winner, scoring an 8.95 on floor. She was second on bars and third on beam.

Other top-six finishers for NP were Annabelle Dockins (2nd, vault) and Kyle Zehner (5th, beam). 

The Dragons next compete Tuesday at home against Noblesville.

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