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Football keeps Rail safely

The New Palestine football team bookended Friday’s 31-3 victory over Mt. Vernon with safety. Two safeties, in fact – one to get the Dragons started, the other to put the final points on the board. What happened in-between was a quick strike that saw the Dragons put the game away in just over eight minutes

Football preview: Dragons at Mt. Vernon

Friday football preview Click here for the game notes New Palestine (3-0, 1-0 HHC) at Mt. Vernon (2-1, 1-0 HHC) Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. Site: Mt. Vernon Stadium, Fortville, IN Broadcast: Dragon Radio (more listening options and archives here) Dragon radio coverage schedule 1 p.m.: Dragon football weekly pregame show 2 p.m.: Replay: Dragons vs. Yorktown

Boys soccer blanks Bears

The New Palestine boys soccer team won its third straight game Thursday night, beating Shelbyville 3-0. Kyle Rodebeck had his fourth shutout in goal and Jackson Cochran had a goal and an assist in the win. Cochran assisted on Ryan Miller’s first-half game-winner that put NP up 1-0. The Dragons added two more first-half goals

Girls soccer drops close match

The New Palestine girls soccer team dropped a close match to Mt. Vernon by a 1-0 score Thursday night. The Marauders were able to capitalize on a late corner kick to take the lead, and the Dragons were unable to tie the game. Coach Gina Fannin said Meaghan Matus was solid and controlled the midfield,

VB falls to Lutheran

The New Palestine volleyball team dropped a 25-22, 25-23, 25-15 decision to Lutheran on Wednesday. Allison Dennemann had 15 kills and 18 digs to lead the Dragons. Brianna Kilgore led the back row with 20 digs. The Dragons (5-5) next play tonight at home against Brebeuf.

Wednesday cancellations

The following events have been postponed for Wednesday, Sept. 10 Girls soccer vs. Mt. Vernon: moved to Thursday, Sept. 11 (JV-5:30; V-7) Boys tennis at Lawrence Central: reschedule date TBA Baseball open field has been moved to Thursday

Boys soccer blanks Trojans

The New Palestine boys soccer team scored two second-half goals to beat New Castle 2-0. Kyle Rodebeck had the shutout in goal for the Dragons. Coach Bobby Holden also cited the strong defensive play of Kelson Pike. Jackson Cochran scored the game-winner in the second half on an assist from Matt Ernster, giving the Dragons

VB swats Royals

The New Palestine volleyball team swept Eastern Hancock 25-6, 25-9, 25-16 Tuesday evening. Allison Dennemann had 12 kills and four aces. Taylor Lawson had seven kills. Kara Morris added 22 assists and three aces. “Great team win for us tonight,” NP coach Kelli Whitaker said. “We passed really well the first two sets. Maddie Harper

Golf wins Shelbyville Invitational

The New Palestine golf team broke its own 18-hole school record and won the championship at Saturday’s Shelbyville Invitational.. The Dragons shot 338 to win the tourney, giving them three championships in four tournaments to date. Mackenzi Black won the individual tourney title with an 80. Abby Poole shot 81, Cassie Rooks 86 and Sarah

Soccer schedule tweaks

Two soccer games have seen some minor schedule changes: Boys soccer: Tuesday, Sept. 16 vs. Greenwood. Will play a one-half JV game at 6 p.m. with the varsity game to follow at 7 p.m. Girls soccer: Wednesday, Sept. 17 vs. Greenfield-Central. JV game has been canceled. The varsity game will be at 7 p.m.