The Panthers had a great 2015 fall athletic season!
The 6th Grade volleyball team had an excellent season. The girls learned and improved so much. The team record was 15-9 including all of the tournament games. On September 19 we finished in 2nd place at the Village Tournament. At the St Francis Play Day in October, the team finished in 1st place in the White Division. Coached by Ann Horne, the team members included Sarah Clark, Taylor Cross, Arden Dabney, Audrey Davis, Olivia Henshaw, Kendall Levinthal, Perjhing Mardani, Ellie Papp, Madison Pierce, Caroline Rootes, Kate Teagarden, Lillian Trask, and Ainsley Weber.
The Junior Varsity volleyball team had a great season this year. Seventh grade volleyballers concluded their 2015 season with many successes for the athletes and coach to celebrate. The team placed in the Fort Bend Christian School tournament making it all the way to the semi-finals. The team’s overall regular season concluded with an overall record of 7-4. Coached by Chelsey Lay, the team members included Brynn Anderson, Linay Burge, Andrea Estrada, Katelyn Hasse, Randall Holstead, Nora Lawless, Maddie Mahoney, Lily Mayo, Lindsey McNear, River Reinertsen-Forehand, Gwen Rippeto and Rebecca Windle.
Our Varsity volleyball team showed a lot of heart and a lot of fight this fall season. We had a great 10 weeks filled with amazing ups and discouraging downs. While our record was 3-8, these girls grew together and learned to work as a team. In the fourth week of our season, our 11-girl team quickly dwindled to 8 due to recurring ankle, shoulder, and tailbone injuries. Hayden Hanslik, Mia D'Andrea, and Bianca Carrizal showed promise in the first weeks of practice as potential setters and developed strong skills that carried us through the season. Presley Zylman, Lauren Erasmus, and Maddie Nguyen were invaluable servers and outside hitters. Jasmine Wright and Lily Kriakides-Crowe became strong blockers on the front row and were two of our most improved players of the season. Coached by Eby Harvey and Alvaro Baltodano, these Lady Panthers grew both in their aggressiveness and technical skills in all six volleyball positions throughout this season. Go Panthers!
The 2015 Field Hockey team finished the season 4-2-1. This year’s lady panther team entered the season young and inexperienced, but ended more confident and prepared for next years HJPC season. Malou Payne was the sole eighth grader and anchored the team’s defense. Her veteran leadership and experience helped boost the team’s moral and confidence during this season’s competitions. The girls started off the season with a tie against cross-town rivals River Oaks Baptist. The following week the lady panthers faced off against Kinkaid and fell short 0-1. After the loss the girls rallied and went on a four game wining streak knocking off St. Francis, St. John’s, and AOS 1-0 respectively. During their visit to River Oaks Baptist the lady panther blanked the Raiders 3-0. The last game of the season saw our lady panthers fall short against St. Francis 0-1.
Overall, the girl’s field hockey team (which included seven sixth graders) showed tremendous achievement, and we look forward to building on this season’s success next year.
What an amazing season for the Panthers Cross Country Team! Our small but MIGHTY 9 member team worked so hard this season. We ran in 7 Meets, with at least one student medaling in every Meet! Outstanding job!
The team was led by Seventh Grader, Josh Schwartz. Josh medaled in every Meet but one, and finished his season with a 3rd place medal in our Seventh Grade Conference Championship!
Eighth grade students, Nathan Wilson and Jack Quander, will hang up their Panther running shoes having competed in Cross Country all 3 years at PS; Nathan picking up a couple of final medals in his final year!
8th Grade newcomer Sacha Waters had a fantastic season, picking up a medal in her first 2 races as a Panther Runner! 6th Grader Will Barboza also had a superb first season, culminating in a 6th place medal in the Sixth Grade Conference Championship.
Drew Marvin, Alex Zuniga, Leah Teagarden, and Chance Coleman all made AMAZING progress this year to round out our small but MIGHTY team. The future looks good for Cross Country at PS!
Our mighty Junior Varsity football team finished the season 2-4-2 capping off our final two games with very big wins. It is often nice to say that we had big contributions from all team members but we truly did in our final two games. Our team persevered through 7 injuries this season, shifting positions frequently. In a chance at redemption vs. John Cooper School, a rare occurrence in football, we were able to edge them out 12-8 with some spectacular plays both on offense and defense. The final game vs. St. Francis culminated in 3 defensive interceptions and 1 forced and recovered fumble. What a great end to spectacular effort and attitude from our players.
The Varsity football team finished the season in glorious fashion with a 40-26 victory against the Village School. That game gave the panthers a winning record in the division (2-1). Each win was a total TEAM win, with receiver, backs and linemen alike scoring touchdowns, as well as everyone contributing on defense and special teams. This was a great group to coach!
Thank you to Nancy Baltodano and our parents for taking candids of our teams in action.
Team Pictures may be downloaded from our media gallery.