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Gymnasts place second in sectional; Shanahan wins beam title

New Palestine senior Grace Shanahan won the sectional championship on the balance beam, helping lead the Dragons to a second-place finish in Saturday’s Connersville sectional. NP tallied 104.55 points, finishing runner-up in the nine-team sectional to Richmond (107.7). The top three teams advance to Saturday’s Columbus East regional. New Castle (103.7) finished third and will also

Stacey finishes third in state

New Palestine senior Colin Stacey finished third in the state diving competition Saturday. He becomes the Dragon swimming and diving program’s highest finisher at the IHSAA State Finals. Stacey was sixth going into the final set of dives, but nailed his final three to total 470.4 points. He finished behind state champion Sam Bennett of Delta

All Teams Schedule: Week of Mar 02 – Mar 08

Mar 06 Boys Varsity Basketball at Sectional Tourney Sectional Tourney 6:00 pm   Mar 06 Boys Junior Varsity Basketball at Sectional Tourney Sectional Tourney 6:00 pm   Mar 07 Boys Varsity Track at Blue and White Relays HSR Qualifier 3:00 pm | Hamilton Southeastern High School Mar 07 Girls Varsity Track at Blue and White

Boys basketball finishes regular season with victory

In a matchup of conference champions to close the regular season, the Hoosier Heritage Conference champs prevailed. Visiting New Palestine used a 23-point fourth quarter to pull away to a 57-38 victory over Mid-State Conference co-champ Greenwood Friday. The Dragons led 34-28 going into the final quarter, but exploded in the fourth. Dawson Eastes and

Friday hoops preview: Dragons at Greenwood

The New Palestine boys basketball team finishes the regular season Friday at Greenwood in a matchup of conference champions. The HHC champion Dragons face off against the Mid-State co-champion Woodmen in the final tune-up before next week’s sectional. The Dragons drew a bye in the Muncie Central sectional and will open Friday, March 6 against

Stacey wins regional title

Senior Colin Stacey became the first diving regional champion in New Palestine history Tuesday, as he won the 20-team event. Stacey posted a score of 530.45 to win the Brownsburg regional. His score broke his own school record of 520.90 set three days before at the sectional. Stacey defeated Danville’s Holden Higbie by 5.15 points. NPHS junior

Gymnastics wins on senior night

The New Palestine gymnastics team won a triangular meet on its senior night Tuesday. The Dragons tallied 103.4 points to beat Muncie Central (79.7) and Shelbyville (77.475). Grace Shanahan won the all-around with a total of 36.7. Kennedy Garrett was second (33.025), Emma Poag third (32.15) and Addie Halter fourth (31.375). On floor, Shanahan won with a score

All Teams Schedule: Week of Feb 24 – Mar 01

Feb 25 Coed Varsity Swimming at BOYS REGIONAL DIVING 6:00 pm   Feb 25 Girls Varsity Gymnastics vs. Shelbyville High School, Muncie Central High School Shelbyville High School 6:00 pm | New Palestine Feb 25 Boys Varsity Swimming at BOYS REGIONAL DIVING 6:00 pm   Feb 28 Coed Varsity Swimming at BOYS STATE PRELIMS 5:30

Seniors lead boys basketball victory

The New Palestine boys basketball seniors made their final home game one to remember Saturday night in an 82-74 victory over Whiteland. Maximus Gizzi scored a career-high 41 points – the third-most points ever scored by a Dragon in a game. Dawson Eastes added 18 of his 23 points in the second half, helping lead

Stacey wins sectional title, Dragons finish fourth

Colin Stacey won the diving sectional title, one of two New Palestine athletes to advance from Saturday’s New Palestine boys swimming sectional. Stacey finished first and Austin Lines fourth in the diving competition, giving the Dragons two representatives in Tuesday’s diving regional at Brownsburg. As a team, the Dragons placed fourth in the 10-team sectional