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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

Boys swim 2nd, girls 5th at Warren Central

The New Palestine swim teams both had strong performances at the weekend’s Warren Central Invitational. The Dragon boys finished second in the event with 333 points, finishing just behind Warren Central (392) and ahead of Cathedral (281) and Ben Davis (272) in the 16-team event. The NP girls placed fifth with 220 points, finishing just behind

Gymnasts finish second at New Castle

The New Palestine gymnastics team finished second at Saturday’s four-team New Castle Invitational, tallying 100.825 points. NP finished second to Richmond, which won with 102.575. New Castle tallied 99.975 and Muncie Central 73.45. Grace Shanahan led the Dragons, finishing third in the all-around with a score of 34.925. She was second on beam (8.7), third on

Boys basketball falls on homecoming

The New Palestine boys basketball team dropped its homecoming tilt Friday, falling 63-58 to Roncalli. Senior Maximus Gizzi tallied a career-high 34 points in the loss, his second 30-point game of the season and his 13th consecutive game with 20 or more points. Senior Dawson Eastes scored 12. The Dragons fell behind 10-2 early, but

Weekend hoops preview: Dragons vs. Roncalli, Franklin.

It’s homecoming weekend at New Palestine as the Dragon boys basketball team will take on the Roncalli Rebels for Friday’s homecoming tilt. Saturday night, the Franklin Grizzly Cubs visit the Dragons’ den, completing a four-game homestand for the Dragons. NP enters the weekend having won three of its last four games, including two wins over

Swimmers sweep senior night

The New Palestine swimming and diving teams swept their senior night Thursday against Connersville. The Dragon girls won 118-57, while the boys won 118-65. NP had a pair of 1-2-3 sweeps in the girls meet. Katelyn Trimpe, Arielle Poynter and Moriah Corey swept the 100 freestyle. Bailey Young, Sarah Kleiman and Claire Whisler swept the

Wrestlers win on senior night

The New Palestine wrestling team knocked off Greenwood 42-33 for a senior night victory Thursday. Winners for the Dragons were Jack Rossell, Christian White, Logan Nelson, Eli Hook, Richard Clevenger, Will Olive and Tucker Keevers. The Dragons next compete Feb. 1 in the Shelbyville sectional.

Gymnasts compete in home opener

The New Palestine gymnastics team competed in its home opener Thursday, falling to Columbus North 110.25-100.4. The Dragons were led by Grace Shanahan, who was fourth in the all-around with a score of 34.4. Kennedy Garrett was fifth (33.2). On vault, Shanahan placed fourth (8.7) and Garrett sixth (8.35). Shanahan was third on bars (8.7), while

Girls basketball wins on senior night

The New Palestine girls basketball team used a second-half rally to pull away to a 40-24 victory over Beech Grove Tuesday on the Dragons’ senior night. NP trailed for much of the first two and a half quarters, but finished the game on a 23-3 flurry over the final 12 minutes to pull away to

Gymnasts fourth at Valpo

The New Palestine gymnastics team finished fourth at Saturday’s eight-team Valparaiso Invitational, scoring 103.7. Perennial state power Valparaiso won with 111.575, with Harrison (105.475) and Merrillville (105.1) rounding out the top three. NP edged out McCutcheon (97.45) for fourth. Grace Shanahan placed ninth on vault (9.0), eighth on bars (8.475) and eighth on beam (9.125).