After two weeks of practice and some scrimmages, this is the first official week of competition for seven of the eight IHSAA fall sports — girls golf is already in swing.
The New Palestine teams have been working hard and are ready for the week.
Friday: Football vs. Danville, 7:30 p.m.
The season opener for the Dragons, who are coming off an outstanding 13-1 season and a dominant performance against Scecina in Friday’s scrimmage. The Dragons will be facing a Danville team that has historically been a strong team in the Sagamore Conference.
Saturday: Girls soccer New Palestine Invitational, 9 a.m.
The all-day event will be the home opener for the defending sectional champion girls soccer team. The Dragons have a lot of players back from the championship squad, and will have a chance to play two games against good competition.
Tuesday: New Palestine cross country invitational, 5 p.m.
The Dragons have one regular-season home meet, and this one is it. A veteran girls team led by juniors Sarah Schwartz and Bailey Wallace looks to hit the ground running, while the boys look to be led by sophomore Samuel Voelz.
Tuesday: Boys soccer vs. Guerin Catholic, 7 p.m.
The Dragon soccer team opens its 2014 season against the defending Class A state champions.
Monday: Volleyball vs. Connersville, 5:30/6:45 p.m.
The Dragon volleyball squad under the direction of coach Kelli Whitaker will open the season at home against the Connersville Spartans. It’s the first of two home matches for the Dragons this week.
Golf: Tuesday vs. Noblesville, 4 p.m.
The Dragons face a top-10 team at Hawk’s Tail in Greenfield, their new home course.
FootballFriday: vs. Danville, 7:30 p.m.
Monday: vs. Connersville, 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday: vs. Guerin Catholic, 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday: vs. Guerin Catholic, 5:30/7 p.m.
Thursday: at Yorktown, 5:30/7 p.m.
Saturday: at Warren Central, 6:30/8 p.m.
Monday: at Perry Meridian, 5:30/7 p.m.
Saturday: New Palestine Invitational, 9 a.m.
Tuesday: New Palestine Invitational, 5 p.m.
Saturday: at Brebeuf Harvey Invitational, 9 a.m.
Tuesday: at Whiteland, 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: at Yorktown, 4:30 p.m.
Girls golf (1-1)
Monday: at Knightstown/Whiteland, 4 p.m.
Tuesday: vs. Noblesville, 4 p.m. (Hawk’s Tail)
Wednesday: at Beech Grove, 5 p.m.