Sports Roundup – February 19

Prep roundup

Daily Reporter staff reports


Dragons gymnasts spring past Franklin Central in home win

The New Palestine gymnastics team secured yet another victory with their 104.925-99.75 win against Franklin Central on Wednesday.

The host Dragons were paced by all-around champion Kate Fee (36.175 points) and runner-up Regan Elsea (35.525).

Fee finished first in the uneven bars (9.15), while claiming second-place in the vault (9.0), floor (8.825) and balance beam (9.2).

Elsea secured victories in the vault (9.15), floor (9.3) and balance beam (9.475) and placed fifth on the uneven bars (7.6).

New Palestine’s Tara Morey snagged fifth in the all around. Her day was highlighted by a fourth-place finish on the floor (8.65).

Emily Heighway grabbed second for the Dragons on the bars (8.125). Faith Land was sixth (7.5).

The Dragons compete again Tuesday at Shelbyville.


New Palestine’s head football coach to lead South in Classic

New Palestine football head coach Kyle Ralph has been selected to lead the South team in the Indiana Football Coaches Association North-South All Star Classic this summer in Indianapolis.

Ralph led the Dragons to a 15-0 season, capped by a Class 4A state championship win against New Prairie 77-42.

Rensselaer won the Class 2A state championship, and Bombers head coach Chris Meeks will coach the North in the All Star Classic on July 17 at North Central.

Player rosters for the game have not been announced.

The teams will be selected from players among the state’s 10 Region All-Star Teams that were previously named.

For Region 8, New Palestine’s Noah Grable (tight end), Gabe Estes (linebacker) and Garrett Kuhn (defensive back); Mt. Vernon’s Logan Justus (punter) and Lucas Rice (offensive line); and Eastern Hanock’s Cooper Henderson (placekicker) made the Region 8 All-Star Team.