GREENFIELD — A day after shooting a nine-hole season-best, the New Palestine girls golf team wrapped up its regular-season schedule with a 55-stroke victory.

The Dragons defeated visiting Rushville 172-227 on their home course Wednesday afternoon at Hawk’s Tail of Greenfield.

Senior honorees Mackenzi Black and Regina Olsen shot a 36 and 53, respectively. Black shared medalist honors with Annaliese Fox, who also tallied a 36.

Izzy Gray carded a 47 for the Dragons, who were coming off a win against Mt. Vernon with a score of 159 on Tuesday. Rachel Purnell had the Dragons’ fourth score with a 52. 

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New Palestine ends the season with a 13-3 record and will compete in the sectional this Saturday at Old Oakland, beginning at noon.


Dragons right at home

After a two-week span of road matches, the New Palestine volleyball team returned home Wednesday night and won with a 3-0 sweep of Pike.

The Dragons prevailed 25-12, 25-13, 25-14 to improve their season record to 13-3. 

Allison Dennemann had 20 kills and nine digs for the Dragons. Mia Long and Lydia Jones both added nine digs apiece.

“Great win tonight over an athletic Pike team,” New Palestine head coach Kelli Whitaker said. “I’m proud of how we played after a tough loss last night against Delta. Ally is hitting so well right now.”

The Dragons traveled to face Hoosier Heritage Conference rival Pendleton Heights on Thursday.

The Dragons’ junior varsity team won 25-15, 25-22 against Pike.

HHC update

With the girls soccer regular season winding down fast, the race for the Hoosier Heritage Conference championship is heating up.

As of Wednesday, Sept. 13, the defending champion Mt. Vernon Marauders (11-0, 5-0 HHC) and Pendleton Heights (9-2, 4-0 HHC) remain as the top contenders for the crown. 

The Marauders won the title outright last year and have two more HHC matchups to go, including a road meeting with Pendleton Heights on Sept. 25 to end the regular season. They face Delta (1-7-1, 0-4 HHC) on Sept. 23 at home.

The Greenfield-Central Cougars (10-2, 3-2 HHC) are third in the conference standings behind Mt. Vernon and Pendleton Heights after beating the New Palestine Dragons 6-0 on Wednesday night. The Dragons (8-2-1, 2-2 HHC) are currently fourth in the conference.