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VB falls in 5

The New Palestine volleyball team dropped a tough, close five-set match at Greenfield-Central on Thursday, falling 25-21, 22-25, 25-27, 25-15, 15-13. Freshman Allison Dennemann had a double-double with 23 kills and 11 digs. Senior libero Brianna Kilgore had 17 digs. Kara Morris set 36 assists. The Dragons are now 4-4 and 0-1 in HHC play.

Tennis sweeps HHC match

The New Palestine boys tennis team swept Shelbyville 5-0 to win a Hoosier Heritage Conference match. The Dragons have now won five straight matches — all by 5-0 scores. They are now 7-1 on the season and 3-1 in the HHC. At singles, Brent Barrett won 6-0, 6-0; Jake Purcell won 6-0, 6-1; and Coltin

Soccer falls to Guerin

The New Palestine boys soccer team dropped a tough 1-0 decision to the defending Class A state champion Guerin Catholic Eagles Thursday night. Guerin scored the game-winner in the second half, giving NP its first regulation loss of the year. Coach Bobby Holden cited the strong play of Bo Owens, Caleb Kramer and Alex Warfield.

Villiger’s hat trick powers soccer shutout

Junior Katie Villiger scored a hat trick to lead the New Palestine girls soccer team to a 4-0 shutout of Yorktown Wednesday at NPHS. Villiger scored two first-half goals and added a third to make it a 4-0 game. Madison Carpenter also had a goal and an assist, while Molly Carpenter had two assists. Gabbi

Dragon tennis sweeps FC

The New Palestine tennis team posted an impressive 5-0 victory over Franklin Central Wednesday afternoon. NP won 10 of a possible 11 sets in the win. At singles, Brent Barrett won 6-2, 6-2, while Jake Purcell won 6-3, 6-1, and Coltin Espich won 3-6, 6-2, 6-4. At doubles, David Thompson/Ben Farley won 6-2, 6-1 and

Golfers win county title

New Palestine’s golf team delivered the school its first trophy of the fall season, winning the Hancock County golf championship Tuesday afternoon. The Dragons shot a nine-hole school-record 155 to win the title by 17 strokes over Mt. Vernon. It’s the first county championship for the NP girls since 2004. NP shot 155, MV 172,

VB competes against Eagles

The New Palestine volleyball team dropped a hard-fought four-set match to Zionsville 16-25, 25-21, 25-16, 25-22 Tuesday night at NPHS. Freshman Allison Dennemann had a big night with 24 kills, 15 digs, six blocks and three aces. Senior Brianna Kilgore had 23 digs. “This game was a hard fought battle,” NP coach Kelli Whitaker said.

Boys soccer falls in PKs

The New Palestine boys soccer team dropped a tough 4-3 decision to Mt. Vernon Tuesday night in a penalty kick shootout. The Marauders won the shootout 4-2 in four rounds to clinch the game, which was knotted after 94 minutes of regulation and overtime. NP scored three goals in just over nine minutes of the

Tennis stings Jackets

The New Palestine tennis team had a nearly-perfect match against Morristown, winning 5-0. Four of the five spots — singles players Brent Barrett, Jake Purcell and Coltin Espich and the doubles team of Evan Rejer/Josh McKinney — won 6-0, 6-0. The No. 1 doubles team of Ben Farley/David Thompson won 6-0, 6-1. The Dragons (5-1)

Boys soccer wins 2-1

Matt Ernster had a goal and an assist to lead the New Palestine boys soccer team to a 2-1 victory over Lawrence Central on Saturday. Ernster assisted on Ryan Miller’s first-half goal, then put the Dragons up 2-0 in the second half with a goal on a feed from Jackson Cochran. “A hard fought game