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Tennis declaws Bears

The New Palestine boys tennis team improved to 8-2 on the season Wednesday with a 5-0 victory over Lawrence Central. Matthew True had a dominant 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 1 singles. Carson Gavin (7-5, 6-4) and Trevor Darley (6-2, 6-4) also swept the singles in straight sets. Dane Reid/Ben Blachly outplayed their Bears opponents

Girls soccer drops HHC match

The New Palestine girls soccer team dropped a 5-0 match Wednesday at home to conference rival Mt. Vernon. MV took a 2-0 lead at halftime and scored three more in the second half to extend its lead. Its first two goals came within five minutes of each other midway through the first half, and then

Golf falls to Richmond in close match

The New Palestine golf team dropped a razor-thin match to Richmond Wednesday at Hawk’s Tail, falling 186-187. Annaliese Fox was the medalist with a 38. Izzy Gray added a 48, Megan Diller 49 and Abby Belgin 52. The Dragons are back on the course Thursday at Hawk’s Tail against Shelbyville, then heads to Fall Creek

Boys soccer posts second straight shutout

The New Palestine boys soccer team posted its second straight shutout Tuesday, beating HHC foe New Castle 3-0. Adam Hunt recorded the clean sheet in net for the second straight game. Zach Martin gave the Dragons a 1-0 lead midway through the opening half. Jon Moore extended the lead to 2-0 with a header just ahead

Boys tennis falls at Whiteland

The New Palestine boys tennis team dropped a 3-2 decision Tuesday at Whiteland. Carson Gavin secured a win at No. 2 singles by a 6-0, 6-2 score. Ben Blachly/Dane Reid rallied to split their first two sets and then win in a super-tiebreaker 3-6, 6-4, 10-5. Whiteland won in straight sets at the other three positions.

CC teams run against state’s best at Marion

The New Palestine cross country teams ran against many of the state’s best athletes Saturday at the Marion Invitational at Indiana Wesleyan University. Both Dragon teams ran in the elite division of one of the state’s biggest meets – which featured 48 girls teams and 56 boys teams running across four divisions. The Dragons raced in the

Boys tennis extends streak against Eagles

The New Palestine boys tennis team extended its winning streak to seven matches Saturday, beating South Putnam 5-0. The match was in the semifinal of the New Palestine Invitational. The Dragons began play in the championship match against Greenwood, but it was halted by rain after most players had finished a set. At singles, Matthew

Boys soccer downs Yorktown for HHC victory

The New Palestine boys soccer team scored in the first half and posted a shutout Saturday to beat Yorktown 1-0 in a Hoosier Heritage Conference match. The Dragons scored on an own goal late in the opening half. The defense and goalkeepers made it stand up. NP is now 2-4-1 on the season, gaining results

Girls soccer falls to Flashes

The Class 2A No. 15 New Palestine girls soccer team dropped a 4-0 decision to Franklin Central Saturday morning. The Dragons’ record fell to 5-2 after the loss. FC took a 2-0 lead in the opening half. While coach Gina Fannin said the Dragons’ play improved in the second half, the Flashes were able to

Football goes 9-for-9 in victory over Yorktown

The New Palestine football team found start of Hoosier Heritage Conference play to its liking Friday night. Junior Charlie Spegal ran for 252 yards and six touchdowns on 18 carries. Senior quarterback Zach Neligh completed 7-of-8 passes for 205 yards and three touchdowns, dialing up scoring passes to Maxen Hook from 64 yards, to Colby Jenkins from