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Baseball rally falls short

A seventh-inning rally fell short Saturday as the New Palestine baseball team dropped a 7-5 decision to visiting Batesville. Trailing 7-3 going into the bottom of the seventh, the Dragons loaded the bases by drawing three walks. Caleb Davis drove in a run with a bases-loaded walk after falling behind 1-2 in the count. Maddox

Golf finishes sixth at Yorktown

The New Palestine golf team opened its season Saturday by finishing sixth at the 21-team Yorktown Invitational. Playing in windy, rainy conditions, the Dragons shot 348 at The Players Club. Braeden Baker led the Dragons with a 78. Matt Barada added an 85, Sammy Chifalo a 92 and A.J. Williams a 93. Alex Cofer shot

Baseball blasts Panthers

The New Palestine baseball team scored 15 runs in its first two at-bats Friday en route to a 16-4 victory over visiting Knightstown. The victory moved the Dragons to 2-1 ahead of Saturday’s contest against Batesville. The Dragons’ nine hits included seven extra-base hits, including a grand slam by Kaiden Kirkwood and a two-run homer

No. 6 Softball routs Plainfield

The sixth-ranked New Palestine softball team improved to 4-0 on the season Friday with a 14-0 shutout of Plainfield. The Dragons jumped into the lead with a nine-run third inning and added a run in the fourth and four more in the fifth to down the host Quakers. Lexi Campbell hit a two-run homer in

Tennis wins conference opener

The New Palestine tennis team won its Hoosier Heritage Conference opener Friday, sweeping New Castle 5-0. Abby Blachly led the Dragons with a 6-1, 6-2 victory at No. 1 singles. Olivia Hasenkamp won 6-1, 3-0 (inj. default) at No. 2 singles, while Courtney Johnson won her first varsity match at No. 3 by a 6-1,

Girls track downs Shelbyville, G-C; boys second

The New Palestine girls track and field team won a three-way meet Thursday at Kelso Stadium against two Hoosier Heritage Conference rivals. The Dragons boys finished second. The NP girls tallied 78.5 points to beat Greenfield-Central (64) and Shelbyville (24.5), while the NP boys tallied 70 points to finish second to G-C (70) and beat

Blum’s blast paces No. 6 softball to victory

Freshman Allie Blum hit a three-run homer Wednesday to lead the Class 4A No. 6 New Palestine softball team to a 5-4 victory over Avon. Blum’s homer was the first hit at the Dragons’ new diamond. It keyed a five-run second inning that pushed the Dragons to a 5-2 lead. The rally began with two

Tabor’s big game boosts baseball in 10-3 victory

Brendan Tabor had a big game Wednesday, going 3-for-4 with a homer, a double and six runs batted in, helping lead the New Palestine baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Shelbyville. The victory gave the Dragons a 1-1 record, both overall and in HHC play, and split the two-game series with the Golden Bears.

Tennis opens season against Whiteland

The New Palestine tennis team opened its season Wednesday against Whiteland, with the Dragons falling 5-0. Olivia Hasenkamp played a competitive match at No. 1 singles but fell 6-3, 6-2. At No. 2 singles, Courtney Johnson was also strong but dropped a 6-1, 6-3 decision. Lucy Miller fell 6-3, 6-2 at No. 3. Both doubles

Track teams sweep Woodmen

The New Palestine track teams swept a dual meet Tuesday at Greenwood. The Dragons girls won 87-43, while the NP boys won 70-62. Winners for the NP girls were Lexi Baynes in both the 200 and 400 meters, Faith Hensel in the shot put, Sydney Miller in discus, Maddie Smathers in the 300 hurdles, Taylor