The New Palestine basketball teams will be playing their sectional contests at new sites this winter, as the IHSAA announced sectional sites for the upcoming season Wednesday.
The New Palestine boys basketball team will be playing its sectional at Brebeuf this winter. NPHS hosted the 3A sectional that features the Dragons, Brebeuf, Chatard, Crispus Attucks, Herron, Manual and Marshall last season. Brebeuf was the champion. The sectional champion will play in the Greencastle regional. The sectional will be played from Feb. 28-March 4.
The Dragon girls basketball team will play its sectional at Martinsville. NPHS is in a 4A sectional that includes NPHS, Center Grove, Franklin, Franklin Central, Greenwood, Martinsville and Whiteland. It was played at Center Grove a year ago. The winner will move on to the regional at Bedford North Lawrence. The sectional will be played from Jan. 31-Feb. 4.
The gymnastics team will again head to the Connersville sectional. NPHS is the defending champion. The 13-team field will feed the Columbus East regional. The sectional will be held Feb. 27.
NPHS will again host the boys and girls swim sectional tournaments, featuring 10 teams from east central Indiana. The girls sectional will be held Feb. 2-4, the boys sectional Feb. 16-18.
The wrestling team will compete in the Warren Central sectional this year. The 11-team tournament rotates between WC and Shelbyville. It features teams from Hancock, Shelby and southeastern Marion counties. It will again feed the Perry Meridian regional, with the top four finishers from each weight class moving on. The sectional will be Jan. 28.