Dragons to open semistate with Knights

The New Palestine volleyball team’s postseason journey continues this Saturday at the Class 3A Jasper Semistate.

The No. 7 Dragons (26-10) will play Northview (30-7) in the second semifinal at 12:30 p.m., following the opener between No. 2 Providence (32-5) and Evansville Memorial (23-6) at 11 a.m.

The championship final will begin at 7 p.m.

New Palestine reached semistate after winning its first sectional title in 27 years and first regional championship in program history.


Dragons standout adds to state-leading kills total

New Palestine’s Allison Dennemann remains first atop the state leader board in kills with 654 through 105 sets.

The junior outside hitter had 27 kills in the Dragons’ 3-1 regional win against No. 11 Cardinal Ritter on Tuesday.

Dennemann, who is committed to the University of the Pacific, was averaging a state-leading 6.2 kills per set at a 52.3 kill percentage entering the match.

State kills leaders

1. Allison Dennemann, New Palestine 654

2. Megan Miller, Alexandria-Monroe 612

3. Hannah Towne, Rochester 595

4. Lilly Kruse, Lakewood Park Christian 580

5. Allyson Cathey, New Albany 556

6. Caitlyn Newton, Terre Haute South 539

7. Cortney Vanliew, Columbus East 532

8. Nia Robinson, Cathedral 520

• statistics current on Maxpreps as of Oct. 26.


IHSAA Foundation names new president

IHSAA Commissioner Bobby Cox announced today that Steve Helmich, former president of Cathedral High School in Indianapolis, has been named the first president of the new IHSAA Foundation.

In his role as chief administrator, Helmich will oversee the day‐to‐day operations of the Foundation including the development and fundraising efforts to support its programs and the distribution of scholarships and grants. He will begin his duties Nov. 14.

Helmich joins the Association following a 16‐year career as president of Cathedral High School.

The IHSAA Foundation was created and formed by the Executive Committee in June 2015 to operate exclusively for the charitable benefits of IHSAA member schools and their student‐athletes.


Colts’ Moncrief hosting foundation fundraiser

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Donte Moncrief will host his inaugural Colts and Cuts event Dec. 6 at Omni Severin Hotel in downtown Indianapolis on to benefit his GameChanger Foundation.

The foundation’s mission is to provide children from financially disadvantaged families with resources and support so they can change the game.

Moncrief and his Colts teammates will mix and mingle with over 150 guests during a cocktail reception that will be followed by dinner and live and silent auctions.

Tickets priced at $250 and $350 per person can be purchased online at dontemoncrief.org.