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Baseball opens with victory

The New Palestine baseball team opened its season Monday with an emphatic 14-2 victory over Martinsville. NP jumped out to a 5-1 lead after an inning and extended it with a seven-run second. The Dragons added two runs in the third before finishing out the five-run win. Jacob Smith had the big blow in both

Smith signs with Concordia

New Palestine High School senior Jake Smith has signed to play baseball with Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Smith is a catcher who hit .333 with 14 RBI in 19 games as a junior. He has played 28 career varsity games, with a .314 batting average and 16 RBI in 51 at-bats, leading the

Watson signs to play baseball at Nebraska

New Palestine High School senior Keegan Watson has signed a national letter of intent to play baseball at the University of Nebraska. Watson has been a three-year starter at NPHS so far heading into his senior year, primarily as an outfielder and pitcher, over a span in which the Dragons have gone 63-32 with two sectional

NPHS baseball offering September clinic

NPHS will offer a fall baseball camp on consecutive Wednesdays from Sept. 7-21 at the varsity baseball diamond. The clinic will focus on hitting, defensive footwork, throwing mechanics, pitching form, outfield play and baserunning. The cost is $45 if registered before Aug. 21, and $55 if registered after. The clinic will be operated by NPHS

Baseball drops sectional opener

The seventh-ranked New Palestine baseball team saw its bid for three consecutive sectional titles snapped Saturday by No. 5 Brebeuf by a 9-5 score in the Class 3A sectional semifinal at Chatard. Colby Jenkins hit a three-run homer to lead a sixth-inning rally by the Dragons and power the New Palestine offense in the defeat.

Lovell commits to Franklin

New Palestine senior Zach Lovell has committed to play baseball at Franklin College. Lovell is a senior right-handed pitcher for the Dragons. He has emerged this year as the team’s No. 1 starter, and has gone 7-1 with a 1.13 ERA in 2016, striking out 56 batters in 43 1/3 innings. Opponents are hitting just

Baseball falls in regular season finale

The New Palestine baseball team fell 3-2 to Decatur Central in an eight-inning regular season finale Tuesday afternoon at Decatur Central. The Hawks built an early 2-0 lead in the first, but the Dragons clawed back with runs in the third and fifth inning to send the game to extras. Nick Rusche led the Dragons’

Watson’s no-hitter leads baseball to HHC title

Keegan Watson threw a no-hitter in the second game of a doubleheader to lead the New Palestine Dragons to a 6-1 victory over New Castle, clinching the Hoosier Heritage Conference title with a 10-4 league record. Earlier in the day, New Castle rallied from a four-run deficit after five to beat the Dragons 5-4. Watson threw the

Baseball rallies to beat Greenwood

The New Palestine baseball team used two big innings to rally from an early five-run deficit to beat Greenwood 10-7 Thursday at NPHS. The Dragons trailed 5-0 in the third, but scored four runs in the bottom of the inning, then used a five-run sixth to take the lead. Kyle Gardner then slammed the door

Baseball draws sectional bye

The New Palestine baseball team drew a bye at the Chatard sectional and will play in the semifinal Saturday, May 28 against either Brebeuf or Manual. The Dragons are the two-time defending sectional champions and ranked No. 7 in Class 3A. Brebeuf and Manual will play the first game Wednesday, May 25. Host Chatard will