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Boys swimming beats Arabians in finale

The New Palestine boys swim team finished its regular season Monday beating Pendleton Heights 102-81 in a dual meet at PH. Kyle Ellis, Damon Estes and Chase Siler had a 1-2-3 sweep in the first individual event, the 200 free. Other winners for the Dragons were Colin Stacey in diving, Jack Schwartz in the 100

Girls basketball downs Anderson for sectional title

Saturday night turned out to be a coronation for the New Palestine girls basketball team, as the Dragons seized control in the second half to beat Anderson 64-53 and win the Richmond sectional title. The victory marked the second sectional title in three years for the Dragons, and their sixth overall. The Dragons (18-7) advance to next

Gymnasts win Rushville Invitational

The New Palestine gymnastics team won the Rushville Invitational Saturday, tallying a score of 101.15 points. The Dragons won the title for the ninth consecutive year. NP swept the top three in the all-around, with Grace Shanahan scoring 34.425, Kennedy Garrett 34.15 and Emma Poag 34.35. Addie Halter was fifth (32.075). The Dragons swept five

Shriver advances to diving regional

Senior Karen Shriver finished runner-up at Saturday’s sectional and advanced to the Plainfield diving regional, helping lead the New Palestine girls swimming team to a fifth-place finish at Saturday’s New Palestine sectional. Shriver tallied a score of 354.0, finishing just 1.05 points back of the sectional champion, Erica Lucas of Centerville. The Dragons had three

Clevenger wins regional title, wrestlers advance three

Richard Clevenger added to his sectional title Saturday with a regional championship, as he swept the field at the Perry Meridian regional to win the 195-pound title. Clevenger won a 7-2 decision over Warren Central’s D’Aris McCloud in the championship match to claim the regional title. Earlier in the day, he won with two falls

Girls basketball to play for sectional title

The New Palestine girls basketball team used a big second-quarter run to seize the lead and then kept Pendleton Heights at arm’s length throughout the second half en route to a 58-50 victory. The Dragons (16-7) advance to face Anderson (15-10) at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the sectional final at the Tiernan Center in Richmond.

Boys basketball wins fourth straight

The New Palestine boys basketball team started with a 10-point run and never looked back Thursday, beating Perry Meridian 63-42. The Dragons opened the game with a 10-0 run. Perry Meridian never cut the lead closer than six the rest of the way. NP finished the first quarter with a 6-0 run to go up

Girls basketball opens sectional with victory over MV

The New Palestine girls basketball team ended one of the state’s longest active winning streaks, using a strong second half to seize a 41-32 victory over Mt. Vernon Wednesday in the Richmond sectional. The Dragons (16-7) advance to face Pendleton Heights in Friday’s 7:30 p.m. semifinal. Points were at a premium in the first half,

Big finish propels boys basketball to victory

The New Palestine boys basketball team used a big finish Tuesday to win its second consecutive road game, beating Beech Grove 65-64. With the Dragons trailing 62-60 late, Steele Brasfield hit a 3-pointer to give NP the edge. Beech Grove’s Jajuan Allison and Jadyn Curry hit back-to-back hoops to give the Hornets the lead at 64-63.

Swimmers split with Bears

The New Palestine boys swim team faced two kinds of bears Tuesday in a triple-dual meet at Shelbyville. The Dragons beat the Lawrence Central Bears 54-48, but fell to the Shelbyville Golden Bears 59-44. Winners for the Dragons were Colin Stacey in diving, Damon Estes in the 100 butterfly and Quincy Shirk in the 100 backstroke.