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Girls basketball wins on senior night

The New Palestine girls basketball team used a second-half rally to pull away to a 40-24 victory over Beech Grove Tuesday on the Dragons’ senior night. NP trailed for much of the first two and a half quarters, but finished the game on a 23-3 flurry over the final 12 minutes to pull away to

Boys basketball slams weekend sweep

The New Palestine boys basketball team followed up Friday’s victory over Pendleton Heights with an emphatic 63-52 victory Saturday over visiting Mooresville. The Dragons used an eight-point run to start the second quarter and take a lead they’d never relinquish, leading to the first weekend sweep of the season. Blaine Nunnally gave the Dragons an

White, Clevenger win HHC titles

Christian White and Richard Clevenger won Hoosier Heritage Conference wrestling titles Saturday, leading the New Palestine wrestling team to a third-place finish at the conference meet. White¬†claimed the title at 120 to improve to 21-1 on the season. He won his opening-round match by fall, then beat Delta’s John Robinson 6-3 and New Castle’s Brevan

Eastes’ 31-point night leads boys basketball victory

Dawson Eastes scored a career-high 31 points, including 12 in the fourth quarter, to lead the New Palestine basketball team to a 76-61 victory over Pendleton Heights. The victory improved the Dragons’ record to 3-1 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference. NP trailed 24-17 after a quarter due to a hot start by the Arabians, but

Girls basketball downs PH in OT

The New Palestine girls basketball team used overtime Friday to down conference rival Pendleton Heights 55-53 to tip off Coaches vs. Cancer night. With several members of the 1990 sectional championship team in attendance, the Dragons raced to an early lead and then took control again in OT. The Dragons outscored PH 17-6 in the second

Weekend hoops preview: Dragons vs. PH / Mooresville

The New Palestine basketball teams are back in action this weekend, with the girls wrapping up HHC play Friday against Pendleton Heights, while the boys kick off a four-game homestand. Action begins at 6 p.m. Friday night, when the Dragon girls and PH tip off a doubleheader. The NP boys game against the Arabians will

Wrestlers fall to CG in dual meet

The New Palestine wrestling team won five matches Wednesday, but fell to Center Grove 44-26 in a dual meet at NPHS. Richard Clevenger won the first match at 195 by major decision. Will Olive (220), Peyton Covington (113) and Christian White (120) all won by falls, giving the Dragons a 22-17 lead. NP’s other victory

Gymnasts open with victory over Connersville

The New Palestine gymnastics team opened its season Tuesday with a 101.825-90.55 victory over Connersville. Grace Shanahan was the all-around winner, totaling 35.75. She won the floor (9.25), beam (9.125) and bars (8.825) and was second on vault (8.55). On floor, Kennedy Garrett was second (8.9), Emma Poag third (8.6), Addie Halter fourth and Audrey

Swim teams sweep Hornets

The New Palestine swim teams had a strong night Tuesday in a sweep of Beech Grove, with a lot of personal bests. The Dragon girls won 108-70, while the NP boys beat the Hornets 131-51. Karen Shriver broke her own diving school record with a score of 221.20. Winners for the Dragon girls were Katelyn

Girls basketball starts strong, but falls to ranked foe

The New Palestine girls basketball team had a strong start Tuesday night, but the Dragons dropped a 67-59 decision to 2A No. 1 Triton Central. NP led 20-15 after a quarter and 27-17 two minutes into the second after a quick 7-0 run, but the Tigers finished the first half with a 19-3 run to