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Dragon hoops preview: at Beech Grove, vs. Perry Meridian

The New Palestine boys basketball team plays its only two midweek games of the season this week, as it travels to Beech Grove for a Tuesday tilt, then hosts Perry Meridian Thursday. Tuesday is a matchup of conference leaders, as the HHC co-leading Dragons face the Indiana Crossroads Conference leaders. The Dragons enter the week

Boys swimmers split with Greenwood, Roncalli

The New Palestine boys swim team split a triple-dual meet Monday with Roncalli and Greenwood. The Dragons beat Greenwood 52-49 and fell to Roncalli 54-47. Winners for the Dragon boys were Jack Schwartz in the 100 freestyle, Austin Lines in diving, Kyle Ellis in the 100 butterfly and Quincy Shirk in the 100 backstroke, Finishing

Clevenger wins sectional title, wrestlers advance seven

Richard Clevenger won his first sectional championship and helped lead a delegation of seven New Palestine wrestlers who will advance to next Saturday’s Perry Meridian regional. Clevenger won the title at 195 pounds, pinning both of his opponents. In the title ma tch, he pinned Warren Central’s D’Aris McCloud in 2:58 to clinch the title. Clevenger

Boys basketball remains in HHC lead with win

The New Palestine boys basketball team remained in a tie for the HHC lead Friday, using a 14-point first-half run to seize control and gradually pulling away to a 61-33 victory at Yorktown. The Dragons are now 7-10 on the season and 4-1 in the HHC, having won five of their last seven games. They

Friday hoops preview: Dragons at Yorktown

The New Palestine boys basketball team hits the road Friday for a key Hoosier Heritage Conference game at Yorktown. The Dragons come into the game in a first-place tie in the HHC with a 3-1 mark. NP has also won three of its last four games entering the weekend. Yorktown is encouraging fans to wear

Girls basketball clinches 15-win season

The New Palestine girls basketball team clinched a 15-win season Thursday, closing the regular calendar with a 37-30 victory at Ritter. The Dragons head into sectional play with a 15-7 mark, the program’s fifth consecutive year with 15 or more victories. Addi Jones had a big night for the Dragons, especially in the third quarter, when

Gymnastics downs Roncalli

The New Palestine gymnastics team posted a 9.975-90.8 victory Thursday against Roncalli. Grace Shanahan won the all-around with a score of 34.8, and won three of the four events. Addie Halter was third in the all-around (31.9), Kennedy Garrett fourth (31.225) and Emma Poag fifth (31.0). Shanahan won on uneven bars with a score of 8.675. Poag

Girls basketball starts strong, but falls at LC

The New Palestine girls basketball team had a strong start, building a double-digit lead Tuesday at Lawrence Central, but succumbed to a late run and fell to the Bears 75-69. NP got off to a strong start against Lawrence Central’s zone, with Grace Marshall scoring nine points and Jordan Reid six in the first quarter,

Gymnastics beats Morristown

The New Palestine gymnastics team swept all four events Tuesday to beat Morristown 99.35-83.425. Grace Shanahan was first in the all-around (35.1), with Kennedy Garrett second (32.475) and Emma Poag fourth (30.525). Shanahan won three of the four events, while Garrett won on vault. On floor exercise, Shanahan won with an 8.725. Addie Halter was

Boys basketball races to 91-71 victory

The New Palestine boys basketball team used an uptempo offense and strong balance Saturday to roll to a 91-71 victory over Franklin. The Dragons reached 90 points for the first time since Feb. 6, 2015, when they scored 96 in a victory at Shelbyville. Five players scored in double figures, marking the first time since