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Stacey sets record in boys swim opener, girls win

Senior diver Colin Stacey broke the New Palestine school record in diving Tuesday, posting a score of 336.60 to smash a nine-year-old mark of 315.60 held by Max Scripture. Stacey, who is committed to dive collegiately at Texas Christian, was one of a handful of winners for the Dragons in their Tuesday meet at Mt. Vernon. NP’s

Wrestlers open with 4-1 mark

The New Palestine wrestling team opened its season Saturday, going 4-1 at the Decatur Central Super Duals. The Dragons opened the day with a 50-25 victory over Plainfield. NP then beat Greenwood 39-33. In the third round, the Dragons dropped a 46-36 decision to Mooresville, before beating Terre Haute North 48-18 and Eastern (Pekin) 62-18

Three Dragons claim Mr. Football position awards, six All-State

Three New Palestine seniors were named Mr. Football position award recipients Saturday by the Indiana Football Coaches Association, and three others received All-State honors. In addition, head coach Kyle Ralph was named Class 5A Coach of the Year. Running back Charlie Spegal, defensive lineman Kyle King and defensive back Maxen Hook were all named the Mr. Football

22-point run fuels girls basketball victory

The New Palestine girls basketball team scored 22 straight second-half points Saturday to pull away to a 52-29 victory over HHC rival Delta. The Dragons led 29-26 midway through the third quarter when Jordan Reid’s steal-and-score launched the run. After two free throws by Isabella Gizzi, Reid nabbed another strip-and-score to give NP a 35-26 lead

Spegal named Gatorade Player of the Year

The first of many honors has come in for New Palestine’s Charlie Spegal, as he was named the Gatorade Indiana high school football Player of the Year. Spegal ran for 3,168 yards and 55 touchdowns this season, leading the state in both categories. He graduates as Indiana’s career recordholder in rushing yards (10,867), rushing TDs (173),

Strong start paces girls basketball victory

A strong start paced the New Palestine girls basketball team to a 63-47 victory Tuesday at New Castle in the Dragons’ conference opener. The reigning HHC champion Dragons are now 6-2 on the season and 1-0 in HHC play. The Dragons raced to a 17-7 start after a quarter, then extended the lead to 34-17 at

Fourth quarter D propels girls basketball to road win

The New Palestine girls basketball team held Indian Creek without a field goal for the entire fourth quarter, allowing the Dragons to pull away to a 60-54 victory Saturday afternoon at Indian Creek. The Dragons are now 5-2, having won the first two games of a three-game road swing. They’ll open conference play Tuesday at

Won the day: Dragons repeat as state champions

The New Palestine Dragons are atop the IHSAA football world again. The Dragons won their second straight Class 5A football championship Friday, beating No. 2 Valparaiso 27-20 in the title game at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Dragons used a 17-point third quarter to break a 10-10 halftime tie and take control of the contest, then

State Finals football preview: Dragons vs. Valparaiso

The New Palestine Dragons are seeking their third state championship in six years – and second straight – as they travel to Lucas Oil Stadium Friday for the IHSAA State Finals. The Dragons face Valparaiso in the only matchup of unbeaten teams for the weekend. Both NP and Valparaiso are among the state’s top offenses

Girls basketball rallies to win at Rushville

The New Palestine girls basketball team rallied from an early deficit to beat host Rushville 49-46 Tuesday at Rushville Memorial Gymnasium. The Dragons held the host Lions to just 16 second-half points – and just two fourth-quarter field goals – in the rally. Rushville led 19-11 after a quarter, but the Dragons used a 16-point