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Softball slams path to sectional title

The New Palestine softball team punctuated its fourth straight sectional championship the only way it knew how – with a grand slam. Emily O’Connor walloped a grand slam – her 16th homer of the year – to cap an 11-0 five-inning victory over Indian Creek and clinch the Dragons’ 14th sectional title in school history. It’s

Boys track sends five to State Finals

The New Palestine boys track team advanced three individuals and two relay teams to the State Finals from Thursday’s Warren Central regional. The Dragons’ 4×800 relay of Devon Whitaker, Owen Kleine, Josh Collins and Drew Austin won the regional title with a time of 8:04.44, beating Columbus North by 3.99 seconds. The Dragons then finished

High-five: first inning leads baseball to sectional final

The New Palestine baseball team scored five runs in the first inning Thursday and made it stand up, beating the Lawrence Central Bears 5-3 in the sectional semifinal. NP will face Cathedral at noon Monday for the sectional title at NPHS. Cathedral beat Warren Central 8-2 in Thursday’s first game. Dragon pitchers Jack Walker and Zach

Softball blasts way into sectional final

The New Palestine softball team used two homers and its trademark relentless offensive attack Wednesday to beat Connersville 11-1 and advance to the New Palestine sectional final. The Dragons will face Indian Creek at 6 p.m. Thursday in the title game on the NPHS softball field. The Dragons had two homers and two doubles among

Shaw, 4×800 win regional titles, team 3rd

Brenna Shaw and the Dragons 4×800 relay both won regional titles Tuesday at Shelbyville, leading the New Palestine girls track team to third place in the Shelbyville regional. The Dragons tallied 52 points, finishing behind Warren Central (107) and Center Grove (84). NP was five points ahead of fourth-place Whiteland. Twenty-six different teams scored. The

Softball slams path to second round

The New Palestine softball team hit two grand slams in the same inning Monday in a 21-1 victory over Beech Grove in the sectional opener. The Dragons (23-3) advance to face Connersville in Tuesday’s 7 p.m. semifinal at NPHS. Rushville will face Indian Creek in the 5 p.m. semifinal. The championship game is slated for Thursday

Baseball sweeps Trojans to finish regular season

The New Palestine baseball team swept New Castle to finish the regular season with a 9-5 Hoosier Heritage Conference record, good for second place in the league. The Dragons staged a three-run rally in the seventh to win the opener 3-1, then exploded offensively in the second game for an 11-2 victory. The Dragons finish

Boys track finishes second in sectional

The New Palestine boys track team finished second in Friday’s Warren Central sectional, tallying 102 points. Warren Central won the title with 170 points. Roncalli was third with 82. The Dragons had four sectional champions and advanced four more to next week’s regional. The 4×800 relay of Josh Ackerman, Carson Sams, Devon Whitaker and Owen

Softball blasts six homers to clinch HHC title

The New Palestine softball team clinched the outright Hoosier Heritage Conference title Friday, blasting six homers in a 14-1 victory over Delta. The Dragons finish the regular season 22-3 and 7-0 in the HHC, winning their sixth consecutive HHC championship. Jaylin Calvert homered twice. Tatum Biddle, Raegan Hiatt, Michaela Jones and Emily O’Connor also hit home runs in