Saturday NPHS roundup: CC wins invitational, soccer teams win
September 29, 2013New Palestine High School
New Palestine won a Hoosier Heritage Conference matchup, beating Delta 8-1 Saturday afternoon on the road.
NP scored four times in each half, with Bo Owens notching three goals and an assist. Caleb Kramer had a goal and assisted on three others. Kelson Pike, Jackson Cochran, Matt Ernster and Ryan Miller also scored for NP. Brandt Basaran and Ben Richter had assists.
"The boys played very well," NP coach Bobby Holden said. "We scored some great goals. We are looking forward to our final regular season game which is against Pendleton Heights at New Palestine on Oct. 3."
In that game against PH, 100 free pizzas will be given away to NPHS students who attend the game and make a pledge not to use drugs or alcohol. Varsity kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.
The Dragons are now 3-2 in HHC play and 9-6 overall.
NP won the JV game 4-1. Caleb Eagleson scored twice.
The Dragons posted a 6-0 victory over Lawrence Central on Saturday morning, scoring five goals in the opening half and rolling from there.
Madison Parish had the game's first goal -- the game-winner -- and added two assists. Emma Carmichael, Molly Carpenter, Amy Hilton, Katie Villiger and Meaghan Matus all scored goals for the Dragons.
"Everyone was focused and worked hard for each other," NP coach Gina Fannin said. "The communication was great and that paved the road for accurate passes and ultimate team work. Six different players scored in the game today and everyone on the bench was able to get into the game. The Dragons were excited to get another win and hope to do it again at home on Monday against our last conference opponent, Shelbyville."
The Dragons are now 5-7-2 on the season, and are 4-0-1 in their last five games.
The New Palestine JV beat LC 7-0 in a half-length game. Alicia Petrow scored twice for the Dragons.
The New Palestine CC teams had a successful trip to Hanover, where they competed in the Madison Courier Invitational at Hanover College.
The Dragon boys won the event, placing first of 16 teams. The girls were second in a 13-team field.
It was the first invitational win for a New Palestine boys CC team since 2006. Seth Eagleson was the individual champion. Samuel Voelz was sixth, Dominic Basciano 16th, Riley Wilson 21st and Chase Tuggle 38th.
For the girls, Sarah Schwartz was fourth, Bailey Wallace seventh, Marissa Crosby 10th, Kayla Medaris 27th and Caroline Voelz 31st.
The Dragons had JV champions: Drew Legan and Aaron Kirklin finished 1-2 in the boys JV race, and Mattie Waggoner won the girls JV race.
The Dragons next compete Saturday in the HHC meet at NPHS.
New Palestine juinor Abby Poole shot an 85 in the New Castle regional at Westwood Country Club Saturday afternoon.
Poole was eight strokes shy of advancing to the State Finals. She placed 25th in a very deep field of 144 golfers.