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Boys basketball preview: vs. Beech Grove

The defending sectional and HHC champion New Palestine boys basketball team opens its 2020-21 season Saturday at home against the Beech Grove Hornets. The Dragons have three returning starters back from a 14-12 squad that won conference and sectional titles in the same season for the first time in 63 years and the second in school

Girls basketball rally falls short

The New Palestine girls basketball team rallied from a 17-point second-half deficit to draw even with Rushville Tuesday night, but the visiting Lions responded with a nine-point run to defeat the Dragons 48-42. The Dragons trailed 30-13 early in the third quarter when they began staging a furious rally, keyed by their full-court pressure defense. The Dragons

Girls basketball preview: vs. Rushville/Whiteland

The New Palestine girls basketball team is home this week for two games, taking on the Rushville Lions and Whiteland Warriors. The Dragons enter the week 2-1 on the season and are beginning a three-game homestand. TUESDAY: Rushville Lions (2-1) at New Palestine Dragons (2-1) Time: 6 p.m. JV, 7:30 p.m. varsity Tickets: Limited to parents

Girls basketball falls to defending champs

The New Palestine girls basketball team dropped a 62-38 decision Saturday at defending state champion Lawrence North. Faith Hensel led the Dragons with 10 points. Anna Ackerman added nine, including a pair of 3-pointers. Rachel Kelley, Koryn Marshall and Khloe Patterson scored four each. Isabella Gizzi scored three points, while Grace Marshall and Whitney Miller each

2020-21 winter schedule changes

Schedule changes for 2020-21 BOYS BASKETBALL Varsity/JV vs. Richmond moved to 6/7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12 (from Nov. 25) Freshmen vs. Pendleton Heights moved to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12 (from Jan. 14) GIRLS BASKETBALL Varsity/JV at Franklin Central moved to 6/7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17 (from Nov. 17) Varsity/JV at Connersville moved to noon/1:30

Girls swimming splits triangular meet

The New Palestine girls swim team had a strong meet Thursday, splitting with Greenwood and Roncalli. The Dragons beat Roncalli 62-40 and dropped a 54-48 decision to Greenwood. It was the first victory over Roncalli and the closest result against Greenwood in recent memory. The Dragons were led by the relay team of Sullie Leavell,

Girls swimming opens with victories

The New Palestine girls swim team opened its season Tuesday with a pair of victories in a triangular meet. The Dragons beat Shelbyville 69-28 and Lawrence Central 65-36. Adrianna Huston and Sullie Leavell were quadruple-winners for the Dragons. Huston won the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle. Leavell won the 200 IM and 100 butterfly. They

Girls basketball routs Cardinals for second victory

The New Palestine girls basketball team posted its second straight victory to open the season Saturday, using a strong defensive effort in a 61-24 victory over Southport.  For the second straight game, the Dragons held an opponent below 30 points and to fewer than 10 made field goals in the contest. The Dragons’ defense forced

NPHS athletics announces attendance policy for winter events

Following guidance from state and local authorities, The New Palestine High School athletic department – along with all Southern Hancock schools – is implementing the following procedures at all athletic and school events.  Attendance at all events is limited to participants, parents and essential staff.  No passes will be accepted for admittance, including corporate sponsor, HHC, gold, lifetime, senior

Girls basketball gets defensive in opener

The New Palestine girls basketball team allowed just three points in the opening quarter and used that defensive surge to beat Greenwood 44-28 in Wednesday’s season opener at NPHS. Led by a strong man-to-man defensive effort and a huge night on the boards by Addi Jones, the Dragons opened the game with a 14-3 run