Local lawmakers honor New Palestine champions

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Wednesday, March 6, 2019 9:27 am

STATEHOUSE (March 6, 2019) — Local Lawmakers honored members of the New Palestine High School football team and girls’ softball team at the Statehouse.

State Reps. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield), Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) and State Sen. Michael Crider (R-Greenfield) formally recognized the local state champions with resolutions in the House and Senate chambers.

“Congratulations to New Palestine High School and their talented students and coaches,” Cherry said. “Each person involved in these teams, on the field and off, have made their community proud.”

The football team won the 2018 Indiana High School Athletic Association Class 5A state championship title this past fall, while the girls’ softball team won the 2018 IHSAA Class 3A state championship title last summer.

“Both of these teams put in a tremendous amount of work each season so they are able to play to the best of their abilities,” Crider said. “I am proud of all their hard work. It has truly paid off. I, along with our entire community, congratulate them on this great accomplishment.”

 The football team finished their season 14-0. Currently, New Palestine High School is the smallest school in the 5A division. They moved to 5A after winning the state championship in 2014.

The softball team ended their season 30-1, winning their second consecutive state title. The team also broke their own state record in home runs.

“The football and softball teams are breaking records and making history for their school,” Eberhart said. “They worked hard to achieve these big victories and deserve to be recognized. Congratulations to these teams.”

For more information on Senate Concurrent Resolution 32 and 33, visit iga.in.gov.

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State Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) represents House District 53,

which includes portions of Hancock and Madison counties.

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State Sen. Michael Crider (R-Greenfield) represents Senate District 28,

which includes Hancock County and portions of Marion and Shelby counties.
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State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) represents House District 57,

which includes Shelby County and portions of Bartholomew and Hancock counties.

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PHOTO CAPTION: State Sen. Michael Crider (R-Greenfield) (front row, left) and State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) (front row, far right) recognize members of the New Palestine High School girls’ softball team Monday, March 4, 2019, at the Statehouse. The team was presented with a resolution from the General Assembly honoring them for their second consecutive Indiana High School Athletic Association Class 3A state championship title.

PHOTO CAPTION: State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) (front row, far left) and State Sen. Michael Crider (R-Greenfield) (front row, fifth from left) recognize members of the New Palestine High School football team Monday, March 4, 2019, at the Statehouse. The team received a resolution from the General Assembly honoring their 2018 Indiana High School Athletic Association Class 5A state championship.