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Boys basketball rally falls short

The New Palestine boys basketball team staged a furious second-half comeback Saturday, but an attempt to tie at the buzzer just missed in a 69-66 loss to Franklin Central. NP trailed by double digits most of the game, including trailing 55-36 going into the final quarter. The Dragons put up a 30-point fourth quarter to

Girls basketball beats Yorktown in closing seconds

Haley Harrison’s shot with six seconds left lifted the New Palestine girls basketball team to a 41-40 victory over Yorktown Saturday afternoon. The game was a back-and-forth affair throughout, with Yorktown taking a 40-39 lead in the final two minutes. It held until Harrison’s shot. NP then had a defensive stand on Yorktown’s final possession to seal

Swimmers sweep Royals

The New Palestine swim teams had a strong day Saturday, sweeping visiting Eastern Hancock in a dual meet. The Dragon girls won 124-52, while the NP boys won 109-57. Maria Virt and Anna Doolin both won four events for the Dragon girls, while Hailee Holberton and Jessica Rogers won three events.  Louis Holbrook won four events

Boys basketball falls to New Castle

The New Palestine boys basketball team had a strong start Friday, but fell 70-55 to the host New Castle Trojans. NP led 18-14 after a quarter thanks to strong 3-point shooting, as Matthew True hit three 3-pointers and scored 11 of his 14 points in the opening period. Sophomore guard Maximus Gizzi tied a career high

Hoops preview: Dragons at New Castle, at Franklin Central

New Palestine Dragons (4-1, 1-0) at New Castle Trojans (5-0, 1-0) 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15 Site: New Castle Fieldhouse (directions) Broadcast: New Pal Radio New Palestine Dragons (4-1) at Franklin Central Flashes (0-5) 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16 (directions) Broadcast: WRFT-91.5 The New Palestine Dragons have been road warriors in the early part of the season –

Girls basketball streak snapped

The New Palestine girls basketball team suffered its first loss of the season Tuesday, falling t0 Mt. Vernon 60-47. The Dragons used a 11-4 run at the end of the first quarter to take a lead, but a hot-shooting MV team took the lead early in the second and maintained it throughout much of the

Wrestlers win Northview Invitational

The New Palestine wrestling team went 5-0 Saturday to win the Northview Invitational. The perfect day improved the Dragons’ record to 13-4 in the dual match season. The Dragons opened the day with a 73-4 victory over the Bloomington South JV. The Dragons then beat Paoli 72-12, West Vigo 42-33, South Putnam 69-12 and Bedford North Lawrence

Swimmers strong at East Central Relays

The New Palestine swim teams both had strong days at Saturday’s East Central Relays. The Dragon boys finished second in the event with 62 points, behind East Central (92). NP finished ahead of Connersville, Greensburg and Greenwood, which each had 46 points. The Dragon girls were third with 56 points, behind champion East Central (86) and

Boys basketball falls to Westfield

The New Palestine boys basketball team had another strong defensive performance Saturday, but suffered its first defeat of the season in a 49-44 loss to Westfield. The visiting Shamrocks took the lead in the second quarter, going up 27-23 at the break. Gavin Hausz scored five straight points in the third to cut the deficit to 36-35 at