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Softball throws no-hitter, then falls to top-five team

The New Palestine softball team had two big games Saturday, beating Jennings County 12-1 in six innings. NP then fell to national No. 5 Louisville Male 6-2 in a rain-shortened five innings at Jennings County. In the opener, the Dragons’ Sam Booe and Katie Kottlowski combined on a six-inning no-hitter to beat the Panthers. The only two

Tennis sweeps Shelbyville

The New Palestine tennis team swept HHC rival Shelbyville Friday at home with a 5-0 victory. All five varsity players won in straight sets. At singles, Megan Long won 6-2, 6-3, Nicole Wernimont won 6-4, 7-6 (2) and Eliza Adams won 6-3, 6-1. At doubles, Claire Cherry/Josee King won 6-2, 6-2, while Ashley Truman/ Sheridan

Baseball splits twinbill with Delta

The New Palestine baseball team started the day with a four-run first inning, propelling it to a 4-3 victory over Delta in the opening game of Friday’s doubleheader. In the nightcap, the Dragons took an early lead and tied the game on three different occasions, but fell 5-4 to split the twinbill. The Dragons are now

Seven homers power softball in Marcum’s 400th victory

The New Palestine softball team hit seven homeruns – including three consecutive in the second inning – Wednesday in a 10-0 five-inning victory over Greenfield-Central. The victory gave head coach Ed Marcum a milestone – his 400th coaching win. Marcum has a record of 400-60 in 16 seasons, all at his alma mater. The Dragons have won

Track teams sweep county titles

The New Palestine track teams both won the Hancock County championships Wednesday night at Mt. Vernon. NP’s girls won with 91 points, beating Greenfield-Central (68), Mt. Vernon (67) and Eastern Hancock (18). The Dragon boys won with 103 points, beating MV (72.5), EH (42.5) and G-C (23). Jordan Reid and Laine Schonauer were the Athletes

Jaques, Walker lead baseball victory

Joshua Jaques pitched a complete game victory and Jack Walker went 3-for-3, leading the New Palestine baseball team to a 5-3 victory over Zionsville. Jaques allowed five hits and two earned runs in the victory. He struck out six and held the Eagles off the scoreboard in the last four innings. Zionsville took an early

Softball blasts way to top-5 win, HHC lead

The 3A No. 1 New Palestine softball team blasted three homers Wednesday in a 4-1 victory over 4A No. 4 Pendleton Heights. The victory improved the Dragons’ record to 14-1 and 4-0 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference. NP now has a one-game lead in the league with three conference games remaining. Kaylea Bullock pitched a

Golf finishes second in county

The New Palestine golf team finished a close second in Tuesday’s Hancock County meet, carding a 166 at Hawk’s Tail. The Dragons finished five strokes back of champion Mt. Vernon, which shot 161. Greenfield-Central was third with 170, four strokes back of NP. Quinn Dobbins led the Dragons with a 39. Josh Shinkle added a

No. 1 softball wins top 10 matchup

The 3A No. 1 New Palestine softball team continued its winning ways Tuesday, beating 4A No. 7 Cathedral 14-2 in six innings. It was the Dragons’ third victory over a ranked Class 4A team in a week and improved the Dragons’ record to 13-1. NP exploded for seven runs in the first and never looked

Tennis wins close match against Southwestern

Playing their third match in two days, the New Palestine tennis team won a tough fight Tuesday against a solid Southwestern (Shelby) squad, with the Dragons winning 3-2. The No. 2 doubles team of Sheridan Schrowe/Ashley Truman won 6-0, 6-1 to get the Dragons on the board. Playing her first varsity match, freshman Abby Blachly