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Boys basketball falls to Connersville

The New Palestine boys basketball team took an early second-quarter lead, but succumbed to a pair of Connersville runs in the middle quarters Monday in a 65-56 loss to the Spartans. Senior Gavin Hausz scored 22 points – his season high – to lead the Dragons, who fell to 11-8 on the season. Connersville, a

State champs honored by legislature

The state champion New Palestine High School softball team was honored Monday by the Indiana state legislature. The Dragons visited the Indiana state capitol building, where they were honored with a proclamation by Sen. Mike Crider. The Dragons went 31-2 in 2017 and won the fourth state championship in school history, beating Kankakee Valley 13-6

McKinney signs with Greyhounds

New Palestine High School senior Levi McKinney has signed to play football at the University of Indianapolis. McKinney was a multi-year starter as the Dragons’ long snapper, handling the snapping duties for punts and field goals. The Dragons went 36-0 in the regular season during his four years with the program. He was a freshman on

Burton punches ticket to State Finals

New Palestine High School senior Landan Burton has punched his ticket to the IHSAA wrestling State Finals, winning his first two matches at Saturday’s New Castle semistate. Burton went 2-0 in the “ticket rounds” – the first two rounds of the 16-team bracket – to clinch his spot in the State Finals. He placed fourth at

Girls basketball rally falls short in regional

The New Palestine girls basketball team pushed the state’s top-ranked team to the wire Saturday morning, but eventually fell 42-34 to the top-ranked Pike Red Devils in the Decatur Central regional. Twice, after falling behind by 11 points in the second half, the Dragons (18-7) rallied to cut the deficit inside five points before Pike

Boys basketball holds off Golden Bears

The New Palestine boys basketball team held off a late rally Friday to beat Shelbyville 55-54 in a Hoosier Heritage Conference contest. The victory gave the Dragons an 11-7 record and a 4-2 mark in the Hoosier Heritage Conference. NP moves into a second-place tie in the HHC with Shelbyville and Pendleton Heights. Shelbyville took

Dragon girls basketball regional preview

IHSAA Class 4A Decatur Central regional Semifinal: New Palestine Dragons (18-6) vs. Pike Red Devils (24-1), 10 a.m. Championship: Winner vs. Brownsburg/Warren Central, 8 p.m. Date: Saturday, Feb. 10 Site: Decatur Central High School (directions) Admission: $10 all-session (available for pre-sale at NPHS), $7 single-session (available at door) Broadcast: New Pal Radio (click the link to listen. Also, click here for

Weekend hoops preview: Dragons vs. Shelbyville/Connersville

Friday: Shelbyville Golden Bears (14-5, 4-1 HHC) at New Palestine Dragons (10-7, 3-2 HHC) Monday: Connersville Spartans (15-4) at New Palestine Dragons (10-7) Site: NPHS Time: JV 6 p.m., V 7:30 p.m. Admission: $5 Broadcast: New Pal Radio (click the link to listen. Also, click here for more links & archives) Note: The game vs. Connersville was moved from Saturday to Monday due to New Palestine’s

Gymnasts sweep 4-way meet

The New Palestine gymnastics team swept a four-way meet Wednesday at New Palestine, tallying a season-high 101.725 points. The Dragons broke 100 points for the second straight meet, and 101 for the first time this season. NP beat Franklin Central (91.25), Scecina (90.625) and Muncie Central (80.775). Grace Shanahan won the all-around and also took

Girls basketball regional tickets on sale at NPHS

Tickets for Saturday’s girls basketball regional are now on sale in the New Palestine High School athletic office. The Dragons will play No. 1 Pike at 10 a.m. in the opening game of Saturday’s regional at Decatur Central High School. Brownsburg and Warren Central meet in the second semifinal, with the championship game slated for 8 p.m.