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Boys basketball falls in weekend finale

The New Palestine boys basketball team dropped a 53-41 decision Saturday at Connersville to cap the weekend. The Dragons moved to 12-7 on the season with the loss to the Spartans, who are also 12-7. The teams traded the lead several times in the opening half, with Blaine Nunnally’s five first-quarter points and a 3-pointer

Boys basketball rallies to down Shelbyville

The New Palestine boys basketball team has a flair for the dramatic. The Dragons showed it again Friday. Blaine Nunnally’s 14-foot jumper with five seconds left capped a comeback from a 12-point fourth-quarter deficit and gave the Dragons a 62-61 victory over Shelbyville. Nunnally’s jumper gave the Dragons their only second-half lead – and their

Boys basketball weekend preview: at Shelbyville, at Connersville

The New Palestine boys basketball team is in action this weekend with two road games, beginning with an HHC tilt at Shelbyville. The Dragons then travel to the Spartan Bowl at Connersville for a Saturday showdown. Friday, Feb. 12: New Palestine Dragons (11-6, 3-2 HHC) at Shelbyville Golden Bears (5-10, 3-2 HHC) Location: Garrett Gymnasium,

Boys basketball rallies past Perry Meridian

The New Palestine boys basketball team used a fast start, but needed a furious last-minute rally Saturday to beat Perry Meridian 64-58 in overtime. NP trailed 50-43 with 90 seconds to go, but a comeback launched by Blaine Nunnally’s 3-pointer from the right wing drew the Dragons back within four. Steele Brasfield added a 3-pointer,

Girls basketball falls in sectional final

The New Palestine girls basketball team dropped a 49-28 contest to Mt. Vernon Saturday in the Muncie Central sectional championship game. The teams played a back-and-forth first half, with NP building a 7-6 lead after a quarter on two baskets by Addi Jones and a 3-pointer from Anna Ackerman. Isabella Gizzi’s 3-pointer and Ackerman’s three-point

Girls swimming finishes second in sectional

The New Palestine girls swimming and diving team finished second in Saturday’s New Palestine sectional. The Dragons tallied 276 points to finish runner-up to Greenfield-Central (446). NP finished ahead of third-place Mt. Vernon (271) and fourth-place New Castle (249). The Dragons’ best finishes came in the 200 and 400 free relays, where Kyleigh Turner, Katelyn

Wrestlers advance three to semistate

The New Palestine wrestling team advanced three Dragons to the semistate from Saturday’s regional held at Southport. Christian White (132), Richard Clevenger (195) and Tucker Keevers (220) all advanced from the regional to next Saturday’s New Castle semistate. White and Keevers both finished second in the regional, while Clevenger placed third. White won his first-round

Girls basketball sectional weekend preview

After Tuesday’s 59-55 victory over Anderson and a 63-30 victory over Muncie Central, the New Palestine girls basketball team will play in its fourth consecutive sectional championship game Saturday against Mt. Vernon. Saturday: New Palestine Dragons (15-9) vs. Mt. Vernon Marauders (17-5), 7 p.m. Location: Muncie Fieldhouse (directions) Tickets: $6. Ticket sales are open to

Girls basketball advances to fourth straight sectional final

The New Palestine girls basketball team routed Muncie Central 63-30 Friday to clinch a spot in the sectional championship game for the fourth consecutive year. The Dragons controlled the game throughout, building a double-digit lead early in the second quarter and gradually pulling away. NP (15-9) will face Mt. Vernon (17-5) in the 7 p.m.

Boys basketball preview: vs. Perry Meridian

The New Palestine boys basketball team returns to action with a Saturday matinee against the Perry Meridian Falcons. The game has a noon JV tip, with the varsity to follow at 1:30 p.m. The Dragons are playing their third of four stand-alone single-game weekends and their only afternoon matinee game of the 2020-21 season. Saturday,