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Dragons get new sectional assignments

The New Palestine athletic teams, and the rest of the IHSAA, received new sectional assignments Monday. These assignments will take effect this fall and be for the 2015-17 school years. The defending 4A state champion football team will compete in Class 5A due to the IHSAA’s Tournament Success Factor, and will be grouped in the

Poturalski wins at Zionsville

The New Palestine boys track and field team competed at the Zionsville Invitional on Friday night finishing sixth out 10 teams. The Dragons were led by 400m champion Chris Pouturalski.  

Baseball splits DH with Yorktown

The New Palestine baseball team posted a walk-off win against Yorktown Friday night, but then saw the Tigers turn the tables in the nightcap with the same. NP won the opener 5-4, staving off two late-inning Yorktown rallies to win when Keegan Watson’s triple to right-center in the bottom of the seventh plated Braden Roberts

Tennis falls to Delta

The New Palestine tennis team dropped a 5-0 decision at Delta on Thursday. “We hit the ball well, but Delta is just too powerful,” NP coach Chris Hardin said. “There is a reason they’re ranked in the top 10 in the state.” The Dragon JV also fell 13-0. The Dragons (4-3, 2-2 HHC) next compete

Baseball drops wild game

The New Palestine baseball team dropped a wild 9-8 game at Connersville Thursday afternoon. The Dragons led 4-0 going into the bottom of the third, and 5-1 going into the bottom of the fifth, but Connersville rallied to tie the game in the fifth. NP answered with three in the sixth to re-take the lead

Softball falls to Bears

The New Palestine softball team fell 7-4 to Shelbyville in a Hoosier Heritage Conference game Thursday afternoon. The Dragons responded to a three-run Golden Bear third with three in the bottom of the inning to tie the game, but Shelbyville retook the lead with two runs in the fourth. NP scored again in the bottom

Tennis stings Hornets

The New Palestine tennis team blanked Beech Grove 5-0 Wednesday to improve to 4-2 on the season. The victory was the Dragons’ second straight 5-0 win. Singles winners for the Dragons were Kristi LeBeau (6-0, 6-1), Amelia Fleetwood (6-0, 6-0) and Lauren Hardebeck (6-0, 6-1). Doubles winners were Jamie Mittman/Cassie Willhelm (6-4, 6-4) and Katie

Baseball falls to Irish

The New Palestine baseball team dropped a 12-2, five-inning decision at Cathedral on Wednesday. The Irish scored single runs in the first and third, then followed with a six-run fourth and four more in the fifth. NP scored both of its runs in the fifth, on RBI hits by Braden Roberts and Keegan Watson, scoring

Softball falls in top-5 battle

The fifth-ranked New Palestine softball team dropped a closely-fought 3-1 decision Wednesday to No. 3 Center Grove. After CG scored in the top of the first, the Dragons responded with a run in the second when Ashley Prange reached via a hit, and scored on Mary Crumlin’s RBI single. CG took the lead in the

Tennis sweeps Cougars

The New Palestine girls tennis team swept Greenfield-Central 5-0 in a Hoosier Heritage Conference match Tuesday. Winners for the Dragons were Kristi LeBeau (6-3, 6-2), Amelia Fleetwood (6-0, 6-0) and Lauren Hardebeck (6-3, 7-5) at singles. At doubles, Jamie Mittman/Cassie Willhelm won 7-5, 7-5, and Lexi Meyer/Katie Settergren won 4-6, 6-1, 6-4. “We played fairly