New Palestine’s athletic teams will have several new sectional foes as they learned the new alignments for the 2017-19 IHSAA tournaments.
The Dragon football team will feed into the 5A north semistate and be reunited with county rival Greenfield-Central in a sectional that also includes Anderson, Muncie Central and Zionsville.
The basketball and volleyball teams will compete in a 4A sectional with several Hoosier Heritage Conference schools in East Central Indiana. The soccer teams will also see new sectional fields as the IHSAA moves to a three-class alignment.
2017-19 sectional fields for New Palestine
Football (5A 12): Anderson, Greenfield-Central, Muncie Central, New Palestine, Zionsville
B/G basketball & volleyball (4A 9): Connersville, Greenfield-Central, Mt. Vernon, New Palestine, Pendleton Heights, Richmond
Boys soccer (3A 12): Connersville, East Central, Greenfield-Central, Mt. Vernon, New Palestine, Richmond, Shelbyville
Girls soccer (2A 28): Beech Grove, Connersville, New Palestine, Rushville, Shelbyville
The baseball and softball sectional alignments will be announced at a future date.