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Senior Night victory clinches HHC title

The New Palestine football team used a hot start Friday to roll to a Senior Night victory, beating New Castle 56-24 and clinching the program’s fifth consecutive Hoosier Heritage Conference title. Quarterback Zach Neligh threw for a career-high 301 yards and four touchdowns, while running back Luke Canfield ran for four scores – from 45, 35 and […]

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Friday football preview: Dragons vs. New Castle

New Castle Trojans (4-3, 3-2) at 5A #3/2 New Palestine Dragons (7-0, 5-0) 7:30 p.m., Kelso Stadium Local broadcast: New Pal Radio Tonight sees two of the state’s top offensive attacks do battle as the New Palestine Dragons meet the state’s top passing offense. The Dragons are looking to clinch their fifth straight HHC title […]

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Girls soccer postponed to Saturday

The New Palestine girls soccer sectional semifinal game against Connersville has been postponed to Saturday. The Dragons and Spartans will meet at 7:30 p.m. Saturday evening at Shelbyville in the Class 2A sectional semifinal match. Beech Grove will face Rushville immediately precedeing at 5:30 p.m. The championship match has been moved to Monday evening at […]

Volleyball falls in 5

The New Palestine volleyball team closed the regular season with a tough 25-20, 16-25, 25-23, 18-25, 15-13 loss to Mt. Vernon in a back-and-forth match. After dropping the first set, the Dragons used a 9-2 run – much served by Sydney Robertson – to close out the second set. NP gradually pulled away in the fourth set […]

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Dragon doubles fall in exciting regional match

The Dragons No 1 doubles team of Nick Rusche and Colby Wagoner played against Hamilton Southeastern Royals No 1 doubles pairing of Andrew Myers and Mark Slaninka in an exciting match Wednesday in the IHSAA individual regional. The Royals dominated the first set by controlling the net exchanges and took it 6-1. Rusche and Wagoner fought back […]

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Tennis drops regional tussle

The New Palestine varsity tennis team put up a spirited performance in going down 3-2 to Lawrence North in Tuesday’s regional at North Central. The loss completed an outstanding season for the Dragons, in which they finished 19-5 and won the county, conference and sectional championships. NP No. 1 singles player Matthew True was beaten 6-0, […]

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Boys soccer falls in sectional

The New Palestine boys soccer team capped its season Tuesday with a 3-0 loss to East Central in the opening round of the Greenfield-Central sectional. The Dragons fell behind 1-0 at the half, but East Central scored twice in the final 15 minutes to extend its lead. The Dragons’ season finishes with a 7-9-2 record

Volleyball sweeps Golden Bears

The new Palestine volleyball team posted a 25-10, 25-12, 25-10 sweep of conference rival Shelbyville Thursday evening. Sydney Robertson and Allison Dennemann both had double-doubles for the Dragons. Robertson had 34 assists and 10 digs. Dennemann had 18 kills and 10 digs. Mia Long added 16 kills and six digs. Lydia Jones had 14 digs […]

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Volleyball downs Noblesville in thriller

The New Palestine volleyball team won a five-set thriller Monday at Noblesville, beating the host Millers 25-21, 22-25, 21-25, 25-20, 15-13. Mia Long had a double-double with 13 kills and 24 digs. Allison Dennemann also had a double-double with 28 kills and 17 digs. Lydia Jones also had 20 digs. Sydney Robertson had 43 assists and […]

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Volleyball opens sectional against Richmond

The New Palestine volleyball team returns to Class 4A play this season and will open sectional play against Richmond. The Dragons and Red Devils will meet in the opening round Thursday, Oct. 12 at Greenfield-Central. The winner will meet either Greenfield-Central or Mt. Vernon in the first semifinal at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, with […]

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