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Gymnasts advance to regional

The New Palestine gymnastics team placed third at Saturday’s Connersville sectional to earn a spot in the regional. NP finished with a score of 98.75 to advance. Richmond (106.625) won the sectional title with New Castle (104.6) second. The Dragons finished ahead of Connersville (92.95), Rushville (92.55), Shelbyville (86.7), Morristown (83.275) and three other teams.

Boys basketball comeback falls short

The New Palestine boys basketball team rallied from a 14-point fourth quarter deficit Friday, but a late 3-pointer helped spur visiting Greenwood to a 63-58 victory over the Dragons. NP trailed 52-38 going into the final frame, but opened the fourth quarter on a 15-1 run to tie the game at 53-53. Steele Brasfield opened

Boys basketball preview: Friday vs. Greenwood

The New Palestine boys basketball team looks for its 15th win of the season Friday as it closes out the regular campaign against Greenwood. The Dragons have won three of their last four entering the game, all in dramatic fashion. Greenwood has won two straight after dropping three in a row earlier in February. It

Gymnastics downs Shelbyville in regular season finale

The New Palestine gymnastics team won its regular season finale Tuesday at Shelbyville 98.1-92.4. The Dragons had two individual event winners. Kennedy Garrett won the balance beam (8.675) and Emma Poag won on uneven bars (8.1). On vault, Garrett was second (8.45), Poag third (8.425), Alyse Rickey fourth (8.3) and Blakelie Brubeck sixth (7.95). On

Boys basketball wins another OT thriller

The New Palestine boys basketball team continued its late-game dramatics Saturday night in Whiteland. Junior Steele Brasfield hit a 3-pointer with 12 seconds left to tie the game. The Dragons then forced a stop to send the contest to OT and then scored the first 11 points of the extra session in a 67-56 victory.

Gymnasts down Lapel in home finale

The New Palestine gymnastics team won a close 100.75-99.9 decision Saturday at home against Lapel. It was the Dragons’ home finale and a day to honor seniors Emma Poag and Addie Halter, as well as senior manager Brendan Tabor. On vault, Kennedy Garrett won with a 9.25. Maliah Ringham finished fifth (8.5) and Alyse Rickey

Swimmers finish fifth in sectional

The New Palestine boys swimming and diving team placed fifth in Saturday’s 11-team New Palestine sectional, tallying 181 points. Mt. Vernon won the title with 432.5 points, besting Greenfield-Central (402), New Castle (246.5) and Richmond (209.5). NP finished ahead of Eastern Hancock (175), Connersville (130.5), Shelbyville (125), Centerville (116), Hagerstown (107) and Richmond Seton Catholic

Boys basketball victorious over Mt. Vernon

The New Palestine boys basketball team used an 11-point fourth quarter run and some timely late free throw shooting Friday to beat Mt. Vernon 75-71 at the Dragons’ den. The Dragons led 51-46 going into the final frame and then opened the fourth with 11 straight points. Steele Brasfield opened the frame with a three-point

Boys basketball weekend preview: vs. Mt. Vernon / at Whiteland

The New Palestine boys basketball team is in action this weekend with two games, as the Dragons host Mt. Vernon in a Friday tilt, then travel to Whiteland Saturday for the final road game of the season. Friday, Feb. 19: New Palestine Dragons (12-7, 4-2 HHC) vs. Mt. Vernon Marauders (13-4, 5-0 HHC) Location: New

Wrestlers finish season at semistate

The New Palestine wrestling team saw its season conclude at Saturday’s New Castle semistate. The Dragons had three wrestlers compete in the semistate. Each won his first-round match but was defeated in the quarterfinals – the “ticket round.” At 132, Christian White won his first-round match 13-1 over Fishers’ Zach Strueder. He dropped a 5-2