New Palestine advances to softball State Finals

The New Palestine softball team has advanced to the IHSAA Class 3A State Finals after two dominant performances at the Jasper semistate.

The Dragons beat Edgewood 16-0 and Evansville Memorial 10-1 in the semistate to advance to 30-2 on the season. NP will meet Kankakee Valley at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Ben Davis with the state title on the line.

NP is one of two HHC teams that was participating in the semistate. Greenfield-Central dropped a 7-3 decision to Avon in the semifinal of the 4A semistate at Bedford North Lawrence.

In baseball, Yorktown advanced to the regional final with a 3-2 win over Norwell before falling to NorthWood 10-0 in the final of the 3A Bellmont regional. Greenfield-Central fell 1-0 to Cathedral in the 4A Decatur Central regional.