Sports News (9/17/2020)
Boys Tennis: The boys tennis team traveled to Ball State University this past Saturday to compete in the PAAC Conference Tournament. The team placed first in the tournament and were crowned PAAC Conference Champions. The following players were also named to the All-Conference Team (photo left to right) – Nik Mukhin, Rohan Shah, Hank Smith, Michael Fryburg, Harrison Davis, Jack Anderson, and Simon Rothbaum. The team will travel to Heritage Christian this evening to take on the Eagles at 5:00. The team will then begin Marion County Tournament play next Monday (9/21) at Perry Meridian vs. the Falcons at 5:00 p.m.
Football: The football team traveled to Trader’s Point Christian Academy this past Friday to take on the Knights. In their second outing of the year, the team continued to look impressive on both sides of the football. In the end the Panthers were simply too much for the Knights, winning by the score of 55-14. This is the first time since 2010 that the Panthers have started off the season 2-0. They will now host the Tiger Cubs from Greencastle High School at home this Friday (9/18) in their home opener. This will also be Senior Night for both the football players and cheerleaders, who will be introduced prior to the start of the game at 7:00 p.m. Please note that there will be no tickets available at the door. Attendance will be limited to students, faculty and parents of players who already have tickets. Next week the team will be hosting the Twisters from Oldenburg Academy at 7:00 p.m.
Volleyball: The girls volleyball team is currently 11-2 and ranked #12 in 2A. The team traveled to Bedford North Lawrence this past weekend to compete in the BNL Invitational. In the tournament, the Panthers defeated Bedford North Lawrence, but then lost to #6-ranked Evansville Mater Dei as well as a very good Martinsville team. The team will be in action tomorrow evening (9/18) at Bethesda Christian for a PAAC Conference match up. This is a varsity-only contest at 5:30 p.m. The team will then have Senior Night later that evening during halftime of the home football game.
Girls Golf: The girls golf team competed in the Marion County Tournament last Tuesday at Woodwind Golf Course. The tournament featured a total of 15 teams and the Panthers shot a very impressive 374 and took third place. Sophomore Sia Patel finished third overall in the entire field, which placed her on the Marion All-County Team. The team will wrap up their regular season this week and will then begin play in the IHSAA tournament next week. The team will be competing in IHSAA sectional #15 next Monday (9/21), which will be held at Maple Creek Golf Course. Play will begin at 8:30 a.m. and it should be an exciting day as the girls look to advance in the IHSAA tournament.
Boys Soccer: The boys soccer team is currently 5-3-1 on the season and ranked #5 in 1A. The team will be heading to Kuntz Stadium this evening to face the Chargers from Central Christian Academy at 7:00 p.m. The team will then travel to Anderson on Saturday to take on the Lions from Liberty Christian School for the PAAC Conference championship. The game will be played at Davis Park and the start time is noon. The team will travel to both Covenant Christian (9/22) and Bishop Chatard (9/24) next week before beginning play in the Marion County Tournament, which will begin on Monday, 9/28 at Roncalli at 7:00 p.m.
Girls Soccer: The girls soccer team is currently 11-1 for the season and ranked #1 in 1A. The team will be in action again next Tuesday, 9/22, at William Henry Harrison High School in Lafayette vs. the Raiders. The JV is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. and the varsity at 7:00. They will then wrap up regular season play, hosting Beech Grove (9/24) and Muncie Burris (9/26) before the Marion County Tournament beginning on Monday, 9/28 at Roncalli at 5:30 p.m.
Cross Country: The boys and girls cross country teams competed in the Ben Davis Invitational last Saturday. Both teams had a strong showing; both placed fifth overall. Gretchen Farley finished first in the girls race followed by Sophia Kennedy in second place. The boys were led by freshmen Spencer Hughes and Sam Mulvey. This weekend both teams will travel to Northview Church in Carmel to compete in the Riverview Health Invite. Friday night will also be Senior Night at halftime of the home football game.