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Spegal named Mr. Football

New Palestine senior Charlie Spegal has been named Indiana’s Mr. Football, winning in a landslide vote. Spegal rushed for 10,867 yards and 173 touchdowns over his career, including 3,168 yards and 55 touchdowns this season. He tallied 175 total touchdowns. He became the only back in IHSAA history to rush for 3,000 yards in more than one

Boys basketball falls to Westfield

The New Palestine boys basketball team posted a second-half rally Saturday, but it fell short as Westfield used a 33-point fourth quarter to beat the Dragons 75-52. The visiting Shamrocks built a 16-7 lead after a quarter and 31-24 at halftime. The Shamrocks pushed their lead as high as 14 midway through the third, opening

Swimmers, divers successful at invitationals

The New Palestine swimming and diving teams had a successful day at two different invitationals Saturday. The Dragon boys swim team finished second in the East Central Relays, with a score of 74 points just six back of champion East Central. The Dragon girls finished fourth in the five-team invitational with 42 points. Ben Miesse,

Wrestling team goes 2-2 at Roncalli

The New Palestine wrestling team went 2-2 at Saturday’s Roncalli Invitational. The Dragons won their first two matches, beating Scecina 64-18 and Seymour 52-28. The Dragons fell 54-27 to Noblesville and 51-30 to Roncalli in the final two rounds. The Dragons went 4-0 on the day – Richard Clevenger, Christian White and Zach Hoyt. Jack

Big start carries boys basketball to opening victory

A hot start – bolstered by a strong defensive second quarter – pushed the New Palestine boys basketball team to a victory Friday in its season opener. The Dragons beat Greenfield-Central 56-40, buoyed by a 16-3 second quarter that gave NP a 31-10 halftime lead. NP trailed just once, at 3-2, but Steele Brasfield responded

Girls basketball posts sixth straight victory

The New Palestine girls basketball team posted its sixth straight victory Friday, beating Greenfield-Central 43-35 in a hard-fought contest. The Dragons built an early lead, extended it to double-digits in the third quarter, and kept the visiting Cougars at arm’s length the rest of the way. NP led 12-5 after eight minutes, bolstered by Isabella Gizzi’s

Weekend hoops preview: Dragons vs. G-C, Westfield

The New Palestine boys basketball team opens its season this weekend, while the Dragon girls basketball team continues its season with a big Hoosier Heritage Conference game. Both Dragon teams play Greenfield-Central Friday night, with the girls tipping at 6 p.m., followed by the boys at approximately 7:30 p.m. Saturday evening, the Dragon boys host Westfield

Swim teams sweep Trojans, Royals

The New Palestine swim teams swept a triangular meet with Eastern Hancock and New Castle Thursday at the NPHS natatorium. The Dragon boys beat New Castle 96-76 and Eastern Hancock 109-59. The Dragon girls beat New Castle 98-66 and Eastern Hancock 110-35. Winners for the Dragon girls were Claire Whisler in the 200 IM, Katelyn

Nelson wins a pin against Cathedral

Chase Nelson posted a victory by fall Wednesday as the Dragon wrestling team fell to No. 1 Cathedral 67-6. Nelson, a senior, posted a second-period fall at 132 pounds. He improved to 6-0 on the season. In one of the day’s most anticipated matches, eighth-ranked Christian White dropped a 13-6 decision at 120 to the

Hot start carries girls basketball to fifth straight win

A 20-point run to start the game Tuesday spurred the New Palestine girls basketball team to a 76-35 victory over Shelbyville, giving the Dragons a five-game winning streak. The victory marked the second straight game in which the Dragons scored 20 consecutive points, as NP also did so in the second half of Saturday’s 52-29