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Wrestlers fall to Franklin Central

The New Palestine wrestling team dropped a 42-30 decision to Franklin central Thursday on the Dragons’ Senior Night. The Dragons honored seniors Grant Moeller and Alec White before the match, then proceeded to have a strong showing against the Flashes. Hunter Holcombe (285) and Alec White (126) had first-period victories by fall. Brayden Clevenger (182)

White wins Mater Dei wrestling title

New Palestine senior Alec White won the Evansville Mater Dei Holiday Classic title Thursday, winning two decisions and a fall to claim the individual title at one of the state’s biggest tournaments. White won the 126 pound title and, as a result, remained unbeaten on the year at 17-0. In the championship match, he posted

3 wrestlers advance at Mater Dei

Three New Palestine wrestlers advanced to the second day of the Evansville Mater Dei Holiday Classic, where they’ll compete Thursday in the championship and consolation rounds. At 126, senior Alec White (15-0) will wrestle in the semifinals. He won his first match 7-1 over Franklin’s Johnathan Kervin. He will face Matt Lee of Evansville Mater Dei

Wrestlers go 2-2 at New Palestine 6-way

The New Palestine wrestling team went 2-2 at the New Palestine 6-way duals Saturday morning at NPHS. The Dragons beat Triton Central 51-24 in the second round, then beat Union County 60-18 in the third round. NP fell to Greenfield-Central 52-19 in the first round and 64-17 to Mt. Vernon in the day’s final match. NPHS

White wins title at Northview

Senior Alec White won the individual championship at 126 to stay unbeaten and win the title at the Greg Stultz Memorial Invitational at Northview High School. White was one of two New Palestine wrestlers to advance to the finals. Landan Burton finished second at 220. White, who is now 9-0 on the season, had a fall

Wrestlers fall to Cathedral

The New Palestine wrestling team dropped a 61-9 decision to Cathedral Wednesday at NPHS. The Dragons had three individual victories, including one in one of the most anticipated matches of the year. At 126, Dragon senior Alec White got an overtime takedown of Cathedral sophomore Jordan Slivka to win 2-0. White is ranked No. 5

Wrestlers win 2 at Greenwood

The New Palestine wrestling team won two matches Saturday morning at the Greenwood Super 8 Duals. Alec White and Landan Burton both went 5-0 on the day in leading the Dragons to a pair of victories. NP went 2-3 on the day, falling to Plainfield 54-30 in the opening round. In the second match, the

Wrestlers fall in opener

The New Palestine wrestling team fell 46-21 to Pike in its season opener Tuesday at NPHS. The Dragons had four victories, with Alec White, Logan Robinson and Landan Burton each winning with first-period falls. Noah Wright also had a 6-4 win by decision. The Dragons are back in action Dec. 3 in the Greenwood Super

Winter teams learn sectional sites

The New Palestine basketball teams will be playing their sectional contests at new sites this winter, as the IHSAA announced sectional sites for the upcoming season Wednesday. The New Palestine boys basketball team will be playing its sectional at Brebeuf this winter. NPHS hosted the 3A sectional that features the Dragons, Brebeuf, Chatard, Crispus Attucks, Herron, Manual and Marshall

Johns to become wrestling coach

New Palestine High School has hired Alex Johns as its new wrestling coach, pending board approval. Johns’ hiring as a business teacher at NPHS was approved Monday by the CSCSHC school board, and he is also the school’s new wrestling coach. He has both wrestling and coaching experience at the college level, having spent hte